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DofE Recommended Kit

We have been passionate about the outdoors since 1966, developing camping equipment that has sent thousands of campers, caravanners, hikers, DOFE adventurers and explorers confidently on their way.

We’ve been part of historic expeditions – such as the first successful British ascent of the South West Face of Everest.  We’ve introduced generations of young people to outdoor adventure through our partnerships with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for over a decade.


The Vango range of DofE recommended tents are all extensively tested and performance lead to meet the highest requirements, this guarantees that your expedition will be as successful as possible. Each tent is suitable for group usage and comes in a range of sizes including 2 man and 3 man.All tents feature TBS®II Tension Band System which ensures the tent performs in adverse conditions, especially in strong, changeable winds. As well as fast pack tent bags for easy opening and compression straps to control pack size.

DofE Tents
Vango D of E Sleeping Bags


DofE recommended sleeping bags and mats are developed with DofE leader to ensure that they meet the required standards needed on expedition. Much like our range of tents, the sleeping bags and mats are performance, as well as, comfort lead to guarantee a warm and peaceful nights sleep in the wilderness. All of our DofE recommended sleeping bag and mats are designed to pack down into a small pack size for easy transportation, whilst remaining high quality and durable.


Vango trekking rucksacks are expedition ready to guarantee an adventure like no other. They all feature adjustable back systems which will ensure the perfect fit for your expedition and are designed for maximum comfort, whether you are venturing out for a day or a week. DofE recommended rucksacks are always practical and durable, ensuring you can fit in everything you need for your trip.

Vango D of E Rucksacks
Wayfarer DofE food


Both Wayfarer and Firepot food are designed for easy meal preparation on your expeditions. There is lots of variety including breakfast, lunch and dinner choices. All DofE recommended food is delicious and nutritious to fuel adventure and give you much needed energy.


Warm up your Wayfarer or Firepot food on DofE recommended easy to use stoves. All stoves are designed to be lightweight and compact. Made with the changeable British weather in mind, Vango stoves will hold up to anything you throw at them, boiling water in a matter of minutes and easily stowed away in a separate storage box.

Vango DofE Essentials

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    AirSpeed - The New AirBeam Valve

    The success of our pioneering AirBeam Technology has allowed us to develop and take it one step further with a brand new valve system to make using an AirBeam tent even easier, eliminating the need to screw or unscrew a cap.
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    Award Winning Tent Design

    We are extremely proud to announce that our brand-new Tahiti 800XL has won ‘Best Inflatable Tent’ in the Camping Magazine Awards!The annual awards celebrate the most innovative an