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Essential Kit Lists

Knowing what kit to have with you is essential to having a safe trip with Large Outdoors. With this in mind we have compiled this page of kit lists to offer you some help and advice on what to pack

Here at Large Outdoors HQ we are always being asked about what kit people should have to take part in our events. So with that in mind we have compiled some useful kit lists for each of our activities.

Still a bit confused then please take a look at our Kit Advice section where Large Outdoors founder, Gareth, has written helpful tips for you when looking to purchase gear. This advice is based on his own personal experience and that of members. You can also find a dedicated Kit Review section on our main blogging page.

First and most importantly if you are new to Large Outdoors and Outdoor Pursuits in general please do not feel that you have to go out and purchase all of the kit on all of these pages (that would need a big loan or remortgaging your house). You would be better off attending some events and gaining the experience and talking to other members about what kind of kit you should purchase. Then slowly purchase the kit that suits your skills, body and budget.

As a guide we have listed compulsory equipment that the leader will insist you have before you continue with the activty at the top of the page. We have also suggested ideal kit you should carry with you as a matter of best practice. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Large Outdoors office.

Easy & Beginners Day Walk

If you are attending a beginners or easy day walk with LargeOutdoors

Hill/Mountain Day Walk

All the details of what you need on a Hillwalking Day with LargeOutdoors

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Our most popular challenge, we list all the gear that is compulsory for this event. 

Residential Weekend

A full list of items you will need on a Hostel Weekend with LargeOutdoors

Kayaking Taster

A list of everything you will need to enjoy a Kayak Taster Session with LargeOutdoors

Beginners Climbing

If you are attending a beginners climbing day with us, here are some basics to think about

National Three Peaks Challenge

When on the National 3 Peaks Challenge you should have one kit bag that keeps all your items together on the bus, & your rucksack for the hill.

Winter Skills

Full kit lists if you are joining us for a winter skills course or the overnight snow shelter event.

Large Outdoors has made some suggestions on what to look for when you buy your kit. This is based on members personal experiences and is in no way an endorsement of a product or supplier. As such Large Outdoors Ltd will not accept any responsibility for members who make “bad” purchases or suffer an injury due to having the incorrect kit

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