Bridgedale Sign New Three-Year Contract with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Bridgedale has been the recommended sock of choice on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Recommended Kit List for the last eleven years. From the 1 st September 2019 a new 3-year contract will be signed which will recommend all styles in the HIKE category. Previously only a few styles in the HIKE collection were recommended but from the 1st of September all HIKE styles as well as men’s and women’s Coolmax Liners will be on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Kit List. The socks are recommended to anyone who is undertaking their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

The DofE has thoroughly tested all the HIKE styles before recommending them resulting in some extremely positive feedback including – ‘Really comfortable socks, washed exceptionally well, padding and cushioning gave added comfort, great performance and excellent longevity, no movement or slippage reducing chance of blisters.’ Peter Schooling, Commercial Director – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award commented: ‘Bridgedale socks have been on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Kit List for many years and we are delighted that the full HIKE range will feature from 1st September 2019. Bridgedale HIKE socks are comfortable, functional and hard wearing, making them ideal for DofE participants, leaders and volunteers when out on expedition. The wider range now offers a bigger selection of price points and options for warmth and fit depending on the time of year, location and footwear.’

Mark Brennan – Managing Director – Bridgedale commented:- ’We are very pleased and proud that Bridgedale has been chosen to be on the recommended Kit List for all The DofE participants. We can now offer an extremelly comprehensive range of socks within our HIKE category with something to suit everyone. We pride ourselves on producing only the very best products with tried and tested technologies, yarns and specific fits, and the fact they are recommended by this prestigious youth achievement award charity proves that Bridgedale continues to be the sock of choice‘ .

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