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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Vango are proud to be an official manufacturer of Recommended Kit for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. For 60 years the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been inspiring, guiding and supporting young people in their self-development, recognising their potential and awarding their achievements.

Vango has a long and illustrious history in designing and manufacturing outdoor products. We were established in the West of Scotland in 1966 and to this day are based at the gateway to the rugged Scottish Highlands.

Every tent, rucksack, sleeping bag and accessory has been designed by genuine outdoor enthusiasts resulting in gear packed full of experience that epitomises the Vango ethos of reliability, quality, innovation, design and usability.

Completing an expedition is integral to achieving each level of the Award, and for many participants one of the first challenges is finding the right kit. To make this easier Vango work closely with the DofE to develop tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and sleeping mats that meet and exceed the high standards set by the DofE.

Not only do we work closely with the organisation when developing our recommended kit, we also work with the Leaders who are in the field using the kit on expeditions to ensure that it meets the needs and expectations of groups and Leaders before it is tested extensively by expedition teams, ensuring that our DofE Recommended Kit is performance led, easy to use and suitable for the variable conditions encountered by DofE participants and leaders.

uke of Edinburgh Tents

dofe recommended sleeping bags

Dofe recommended rucksacks



Keep an eye out for the DofE Recommended Kit on product pages: not only will this tell you that you’re getting great quality products suitable for DofE expeditions and beyond, but for every item purchased Vango will contribute to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Charity to help enable them to work with more young people across the world.

Find out more about our First guide.

Find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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