Whether you are doing Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE here at e-Outdoor we're dedicated to helping participants, and parents, choose and find the right kit for your expedition. Remember if you're unsure you can get advice is from your DofE Expedition Supervisor, who will also check your kit before your adventure. The DofE Expedition Kit List is your essential checklist when preparing the kit needed for your DofE expedition - make sure you have it to hand!
Bronze expeditions, two days/one night, are all about young people enjoying the outdoors. Many Bronze expeditions are undertaken with kit which is older, borrowed and can be a lower cost than for Silver or Gold expeditions.
Silver expeditions are a step above Bronze. Participants may already have had an introduction at Bronze level, and now carry out a three days/two nights expedition. Your need to keep dry and comfortable becomes more important, and durable kit could help you have a more enjoyable experience.
Gold expeditions, four days/three nights, are a comprehensive challenge of teamwork, self-reliance, isolation and risk management. Lightweight, modern and durable kit will have much more value on these adventures. At Gold, always think lightweight and waterproof.
The DofE is a leading youth charity for 14-24 year olds, giving young people the chance to develop skills for life and work. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. DofE aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances. Their ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers. Providing a balanced programme of activities that develops the mind, body and soul with social interaction and teamwork, three levels of DofE programmes are available - Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.
For the past seven decades, the DofE Charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.
e-OUTDOOR are an independent outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment company.
Established in 1930 and online since 2002, we are an official brand supplier and UK company.