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Where to buy your kit?

Below are a few suggestions of where you can buy kit for your expeditions. If you need any advice, we are more than happy to help. We often run group trips to local kit stores to purchase new kit.

Cotswold Outdoor

Discounts may be available to DofE participants. Providing specialist and good quality kit from numerous brands. Staff provide great advice and knowledge from personal experience. There is a store in Coventry, or you can see their products on their website.


Discounts and good offers available, with a store close to campus. GoOutdoors provide a wide range of kit from numerous brands, and being so close to campus, it is a really good place to see kit in the flesh.

Gaynor Sports

Located in the Lake District, but also with an online store, Gaynor Sports offer great deals on quality kit. See their website here.


An online retailer, offering great deals on quality kit from a number of brands, however, deals are often held over a short period so best to grab it asap. See their deals here.

Rock + Run

Another outdoor equipment specialist based in the Lake District, they offer a wide range of kit for climbing, hiking and mountaineering. They supply kit from a range of top brands, and often have some great offers, so take a look at their website.


A local retailer in Leamington Spa selling kit from a range of suppliers. Lockwoods offers our members a 10% discount, so why not pop into their store, or visit their website, to have a look at what they offer.

Ellis Brigham

A mountain sports retailer offering great kit from a range of brands, they often have fantastic deals, so definitely worth a look. You can find their website here.

There are many more suppliers that are worth exploring, and we will continue to add more to the list above.