Gap Year Clothing & Kit

Make sure you take the right kit on your gap year

Get the right kit – there are numerous places online and in the high street that you can pick up the right gear but also ask your friends – they may have a backpack or sleeping bag lying around that you can borrow or buy from them.

If you are thinking about including some trekking don’t forget you’ll need some comfy walking boots! You’ll also need to think about base layers, a warm sleeping bag and liner, thermal socks, gloves and a hat too if you’re heading up a mountain.

Don’t over pack – you’ll be carrying it all on your back, and you’ll also have a limited luggage allowance on your flights. You’ll be able to pick up items as you travel – shop in markets to pick up some bargains.

If you’re on an organised trip, it is likely they’ll have a kit list – read it! You don’t want to offend the locals so you’ll need to make sure you have the right clothing.

All Outdoor is an online retailer with an exciting range of clothing, outdoor, travel and camping equipment from the biggest brands in the world.

Online retailer for climbing, mountaineering, hiking and wintersports gear.

Backcountry is an online speciality retailer that sells clothing and outdoor recreation gear for hiking, camping etc.

Cotopaxi is an outdoor brand that creates products and experiences that fund sustainable poverty relief.

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A wide range of outdoor clothing and footwear, climbing and camping equipment.

Discover the latest in outdoor clothing and accessories and find inspiration for your next adventure with Ellis Brigham.

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The Gap Year Travel Store caters for independent travellers with a focus on lightweight and compact equipment at an affordable price

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The UK’s biggest outdoor store with big brand outdoor clothing, tents & camping, cycling & more.

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The UK’s leading retailer for outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment.

Based in the US, Moosejaw provide jackets, clothing and outdoor gear for snowboarding, climbing, snowboarding and camping.

The UK’s largest specialist outdoor retailer for outdoor clothing and equipment. Great value instore and online.

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Nomad has a comprehensive range of travel accessories for all types of travel – mosquito nets, insect repellents, travel toiletries etc

The North Face has been crafting quality outdoor clothing and equipment for more than 50 years.

Patagonia offer durable and multifunctional clothing & gear for outdoor and active pursuits.

A British outdoor and leisure wear clothing retailer offering great value.

Top-brand gear, clothing, rentals, classes, events, expert advice and more.

For Hikers, Adventurers and Outdoor types. Providing High Quality Hiking And Skiing Clothing & Accessories via their online store.

Huge range of Ski, Snow and Climbing Clothing & Equipment from the world’s best brands.