DofE Recommended Retailer of Expedition Kit

The Duke of Edinbugh's Award

Cotswold Outdoor is proud to be the Recommended Retailer of Expedition Kit to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Its mission is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and by recognising their achievements, aid the growth of more capable and successful individuals for the future.

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Recommended retailer of expedition kit for The Duke of Edinbugh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is recognised as the best programme for the personal development of young people. Our services include providing expert advice, specialist boot fitting, kit talks and private shopping events to ensure expeditions are safe and enjoyable.


Partnership Benefits and Services

Cotswold Outdoor offers a range of FREE in-store services to help prepare participants and their Leaders for outdoor adventures. We also offer expert boot and rucksack fittings to ensure they are as comfortable as possible.

  • FREE boot fitting

    Our expertly trained staff will measure your feet, select the best boot and make small adjustments so you have maximum comfort and support. Well-fitting boots will also ensure that expeditions aren’t affected by sore or aching feet.

  • FREE rucksack fitting

    Your body shape is unique so our expert staff will make simple adjustments so that your rucksack sits comfortably and disperses weight evenly. We can even help to pack your rucksack to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.

  • Aftercare for your products

    You’ll get years more from your kit if you know how to look after it. Get free expert advice in store and online on how to maintain your new kit.

  • Kit Talks

    Our fun, hands-on kit talks inform attendants about the correct clothing and equipment for their activities from highly-trained staff that have a genuine passion for the outdoors. Contact your nearest store for more info.

  • Buying kit for a group?

    Our Group Sales Team is on hand to negotiate any group or bulk purchases on a case-by-case basis. Speak to them about bespoke quotes for your group.
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  • Members Benefits

    DofE participants and leaders receive an exclusive discount on a wide range of outdoor clothing and equipment. For Terms and Conditions and to find your online discount code, log in to the Member’s area of the DofE website.

Information and discount FAQs Join now to receive your partnership benefits Cotswold Outdoor Guarantee

    We're determined to give you a fair deal. If you find a product we sell for less with other retailers, we'll match it or refund the difference except on web offers or special promotions.


    In addition to manufacturer's guarantees, we provide a one year, no quibble, money back guarantee. So if you find a product faulty, can send it back to for a full refund or exchange.


    If you're not delighted with your purchase send it back in new condition within 28 days for a refund or exchange with the returns slip or bring in store with your receipt.