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Additional Equipment Hire and Purchase Monday, 1 Jan 2024 - Tuesday, 31 Dec 2024



Hire Orders must be received at least 5 days before your Camp/Expedition start date.

Purchase Orders must be received at least 2 days before your Camp/Expedition start date.

  • Somerset provides a range of Hire Equipment (Tents, Rucksacks, Sleeping Bag+Mat), as well as Equipment for Purchase.
  • Purchased items will be unpackaged and pre-labelled with the student's name prior to their arrival.
  • All Equipment ordered will be provided to participants by their Group Leader when they arrive at Camp Somerset.
  • Orders are Received on an open order for the entire year (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2023 inclusive).
  • Orders are Supplied on the Start Date of the Camp/Expedition selected by you in the dropdown box.
  • Rucksack Hire or Purchase - students should bring their gear in a sports/duffle bag. A re-pack with be done with the Group Leader at Camp.
  • Tent Hire is per person not per tent. If you wish to share a tent, the other party must also hire a tent.


Participant Details

Hire Equipment

No refund on Hire equipment orders.
Be sure of your purchase, or return later to hire via the Somerset Store.
Hire items must be ordered a minimum 5 days before the Program start date.

Hire Options for School Camps

Somerset provides Sleep Gear for hire (sleeping bag & mat). Sleep gear is available for participants to collect at the start of Camp from their Group Leader.

Hire Options for Duke of Ed Programs
Somerset provides a range of hire equipment - tent, rucksack and sleeping bag andfoam mat combo). Hired gear is provided to participants when they arrive for their Expedition.
Tent Hire is per Person not per tent. If sharing a tent, the other party must also hire a tent space.

Purchase Equipment

Good quality outdoor gear at affordable, often discounted prices, especially selected to well-suit our programs. Purchased items will be pre-labelled with the student's name & provided to them on arrival at Camp. If a product is unavailable we will replace it with a like or better option.

Not sure what you need right now? Come back later and order via the Somerset Store.
Purchase items must be ordered a minimum 2 days before the Program start date.

Black Diamond Cosmo Head Torch

Lightweight 86g | 200 lumens LED | 6 lighting modes | 130hr run-time on low lumen setting | 3xAAA batteries included. (rrp $64.95) Somerset Price $55.00


Nalgene 1 Litre Water Bottle

Assorted colours | leak-proof | extremely durable | wide-mouth | BPA free | dishwasher safe. (rrp $24.95) Somerset price $22.50


TAS 1 Litre Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Wide mouth | heavy duty | extremely durable | leak proof.


XTM Stash II Rain Jacket XTM Performance Stash II Rain Jacket

Unisex | waterproof & breathability rating 10,000/7,000gm | Ripstop outer layer | fully sealed seams | roll away hood | back vents | roll up & stash away in its own pocket. (rrp $89.95) Somerset Price $75.95

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Somerset Rainjacket Information

Product Details

XTM Performance Stash II Rain Jacket

Fabric Outer: Ripstop woven Polyester - strength that is waterproof, breathable and comfortable.

Fabric Inner: fully lined, mesh upper, taffetta sleeves & lower section.

Features: all seams sealed, adjustable velcro elastic cuffs, reflector piping, tuckaway hood, packs into own poket, comes with storage bag, draw cord hem for additional waterproofing, internal security pocket, easy access zipped pocket, heavy duty zip, waterproof storm flap, reinforced studs.

Comments: The Stash II is a versatile jacket that is ideal for camp and everyday use. It is light weight and packs away to a small size.

Sizing Guide

Measurements refer to body size, NOT garment dimensions

  Small Medium Large XLarge
Chest cm 86-90 91-95 96-100 101-105
Waistcm 74-78 79-83 84-88 89-93
Hip cm 85-91 92-98 99-105 106-112


Sizing: If you find your measurements are in between two sizes, for a tighter fit choose the smaller size, and for a looser fit choose the larger size.

If your body measurements don't match the measurements, follow your chest measurement to choose top size.

Colours: we purchase Rain Jackets in navy blue, royal blue and bottle green. Which colour is which size? This varys regularly - your Rain Jacket will be one of these 3 colours!     

Further Information

Please have your child/ward try on the jacket when it is handed-out at camp. If the size is incorrect we can swap prior to the programme. No size exchanges can be made after this.

For a useful Fact Sheet on choosing a Rain Jacket Click Here

Measurements / Sizing Guide

Foam Mat Foam Sleeping Mat

Perfect inexpensive option for Camp!
200x50x1cm | insulation from the ground and for comfort. (rrp $21.99.00) Somerset Price $16.00


TAS X Lite Xtreme Mummy SI Mat TAS X-Lite Xtreme Mummy Self Inflating Mat

Perfect for Camp and Duke of Ed!
More comfort than foam mat | light weight | compact | Dimond Ripstop fabric | brass valve | stuff-sack | repair kit | 830g | Open 183x51x3cm. Packed 28x14x14cm. (rrp $99.95) Somerset Price $79.95


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Somerset Self Inflating Mat Information

Product Details

TAS X Lite Xtreme Mummy Self Inflating Sleeping Mat

Outstanding comfort along with lightweight versatility.

Tapered mummy shape, anti-fungal foam, brass valve, repair kit, velcro strap and stuff sack.

A more comfortable alternative to a foam mat.

How do they work? A layer of foam is sandwiched inside an air tight outer with a valve. When the valve is opened the foam expands and sucks air into the mat.

Instructions for Use 

To inflate:

Step 1: Check the ground for any sharp objects that could damage or puncture the mattress. Unroll mattress and lay ­at on the ground you have checked.

Step 2: Undo valve anti-clockwise and allow air to be drawn in, in­flating the mattress.

Step 3: Once fully in­flated, close valve clockwise. If extra ‑firmness is required, blow extra air into the open valve, then close valve with mouth still on valve.

To deflate:

Step 1: Fully open valve anti-clockwise.

Step 2: On a ­flat surface, roll the mattress up towards the open valve – expelling air through the valve.

Step 3: Once rolled up close the valve clockwise to prevent more air from being drawn in. Unroll the mattress and fold in half. Roll the mattress up a second time toward the closed valve. This second roll will force more air up towards to valve end, once you are close to the valve open it again to expel the ‑final amount of air.

Step 4: Close the valve again, and use the supplied Velcro strap to keep the mat rolled up tight.

Caring for your Mat

It is not recommended to store your mattress rolled up in its storage sack for long periods. For maximum performance of your self infl­ating mattress, store the mattress fully expanded with the valve open. This allows any moisture from your breath trapped inside to escape and dry out during storage. Storing the mattress fully expanded will maintain the memory of the foam, this allows the full potential of the foams’ expanding power when it is self infl­ating the mattress.

To clean your mattress, inflate the mattress and ensure valve is closed. Use a mild soap and warm water to spot clean dirty areas, rinse with fresh water and air dry out of direct sunlight.

ALWAYS ensure mattress is dry before storing.

KEEP AWAY from any open ­flames, sparks and embers.

DO NOT use an air pump or compressor to infl­ate the mattress. 

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Sleeping Bags for Camp and Expeditions

Colo River Classic **Special Offer**
Economical & Practical | -10C | 1.5kg.
Outer - Polyester Ripstop 210T, PA coated shell. (cobalt black)
Lining - Polyester Pongee 300T liner fabric. (storm grey)
Micro fiber | preformed, 180gsqm, two layers, 360gsm/sqm | 190+35x75x60cm tapered | contoured hood with sleeve | warm-collar | wind-draught | fully unzips open | polyester Oxford 210D with coating compression sack.(rrp $119.95) Somerset Price $99.95

Sea to Summit Trailhead III
Versatile & Warm | -1 to -7C | 1040g.
Outer - Quality DWR-treated nylon shell - repel external moisture. (dark blue)
Lining - Comfortable 20D nylon liner fabric. (grey)
Extra warmth WaveLoft & baffle construction | compressible fabric shell & lining | 7.1ltr compressed volume | cocoon hood | tapered mummy shape | fully unzips open | 2nd zip in footbox (temp adjust.) | stuff sack. (rrp $249.00) Somerset Price $218.00


SportzTrek Liner Sportztrek Sleeping Bag Liner

Keeps sleeping bag clean and gives additional insulation in winter.
100% cotton | mozzie protection for unzipped bags | carry bag included. (rrp $31.99) Somerset Price $25.00


Sportztrek Thermals Sportztrek Polypropylene Thermals

Keeps you perspiration free | 100% polypropylene | black colour | breathable | perspiration-wicking | non-cling fabric | durable | fast-drying | comfortable | lightweight | perfect for warmth-layering.

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Somerset Thermal Information

Product Details

Sportztrek Polypropylene Thermals

100% Polypropylene fabric has been specifially chosen for its next to skin warmth and comfort. 

Durable and fast drying, polypropylene naturally wicks perspiration moisture away from the skin to help stay dry and comfortable during outdoor activity. Retains the body's natural heat.

Long-sleeved crew neck top and long john pants.

Comfortable, lightweight and breathable. Close-fitting with free movement.

Sizing Guide

  Small Medium Large
Height cm 160-170 170-175 175-180
Chest cm 85-90 90-95 95-100
Waist cm 70-75 75-80 80-85
Hip cm 90-95 95-100 100-105
Arms cm 66-73 73-81 81-86


Further Information

Please have your child/ward try on the thermals when they are handed-out at camp. If the size is incorrect we can swap prior to the programme. No size exchanges can be made after this.

Top Tips - How to layer clothing for warmth

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Measurements / Sizing Guide

Travel Towel Microfiber Travel Towel

Perfect for Camp and after for sports, gym, in the car.
Large 100x50cm | compact | lightweight | absorbent | fast drying.


Sunscreen and Insect Repellent Sunscreen and Insect Repellent

Dual protection combo pack!
Cancer Council Sport 50+ 110ml and Bushman Heavy Duty 75g Combo Pack.


Purchase Equipment below this point is best suited to our Duke of Ed Programmes

 TAS Urban Rucksack TAS Urban Rucksacks
Recommended to get you through all Duke of Ed levels!
2 main compartments | top and base entry | rugged build | removable steel braces | fully adjustable harness system for growth | side compression straps | sturdy padded hip belt | plenty of storage options | expandable side pockets | dual lid pockets | hydration system compatible | cool-mesh backing for ventilation | rain cover.

 TAS Urban Rucksack
TAS Urban Panther - 55ltr + 7ltr | 1.7kg. (*For smaller build person)
Ideal for extended student outdoor pursuits. (rrp $199) Somerset Price $145

TAS Urban Cougar - 68ltr + 7ltr | 1.9kg.
Ideal for multi-day Duke of Ed. (rrp $209) Somerset Price $169


Sea2Sumit Map Case Sea to Summit Map Case

Protection from the elements.
Protects maps from creasing and the weather | water-UV-freeze proof l large size.


Silva Field Compass Silva Field Compass

Navigating on expeditions and Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys. (rrp $44.95) Somerset Price $39.95


EXPEDITION EATS - Meals, Mugs, Plates & Cutlery

Back Country Freeze Dried Meals Back Country Freeze Dried Meals

Main meal size. Just add hot water from your trangia cooker, stir, wait 10 mins and dinner is ready! (rrp ~$11.99) Somerset Price $10.00

Note: Suitable for dinner only - expedition lunches are eaten cold and should not require cooking.

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Somerset Freeze Dried Meal Information

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Back Country Freeze Dried Meals

Back Country Cuisine is a range of uniquely convenient food dishes designed especially for the outdoor adventurer. BCC uses the finest ingredienst to provide outdoor adventurers with nourishing, sustaining and tasty meals.  

(These meals are suitable for dinners only, as on Somerset expeditions the trangia stoves are not routinely setup and used at lunchtimes).


The flavours typically available at Somerset are below. (Flavours may sometimes vary due to availability)

The different flavours will be available at camp for students to select from before they set out on their expedition.

  • Honey Soy Chicken - a sweet and spicy blend of rice, chicken and vegetables (contains soy, sulphite)*

  • Chicken Alfredo - a tomato infused pasta with succulent chicken pieces (contains milk, gluten, soy)*

  • Beef Teriyaki - an eastern style dish of beef, rice and vegetables in a soy flavoured sauce (contains soy, sulphite)*

  • Cottage Pie - a tasty mix of savoury mince and veggies topped with potato (contains milk, soy, sulphite)*
  • Lamb Fettuccine - a delicate sour cream sauce over noodles, tender lamb and vibrant vegetables (contains gluten, milk, soy)*

  • Roast Lamb and Vegetables - oven baked lamb with mint gravy, veggies and potato mash (contains milk, soy, sulphite)*
  • Vegetarian Stirfry - a veggie medley with egg, infused with honey soy flavours on a bed of rice noodles (vegetarian) (contains egg, milk, sulphite)* 

  • Creamy Carbonara - italian style fettuccine and veggies in a cheese and mushroom sauce (vegetarian) (contains, egg, milk, gluten, sulphite)*

Please note:

  • *Manufactured on premises that proces gluten, dairy, egg, soy, fish, tree nuts, sesame and sulphite products. An allergen management program is implemented to store allergen products separately and ensure thorough cleaning between product lines. No added MSG (mono sodium glutamate E621) but glutamate products may be present from other processed ingredients. Please visit the Back Country website for further information on ingredients, allergens, etc - see the link below. 
  • In support of Somerset's 'nut aware' policy, we source meals that do not contain nuts/peanuts.
  • All meals are classed as halal.

Easy Steps to preparing your Tasty Dinner - and you'll only need a spoon to eat it!

  1. Tear open pouch at the side perforation
  2. Pull open the base and stand upright
  3. Pour in the indicated quantity of boiling water. Stir thouroughly with your spoon, ensuring all the dry ingredients are wetted and lifted from the bottom of the pack.
  4. Reseal ziplock closure. Let stand for 10 mins.
  5. Create a bowl by tearing along the lower perforation.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

freeze dried 

Further Information

These meals are suitable for dinners only, as on the expeditions the trangia stoves are not setup and used at lunchtimes. 

For a useful fact sheet on meal and food suggestions for Duke of Ed Click Here

For further information on Back Country products please visit the Back Country Cuisine website

meal flavours
Details / Info about preparation, ingredients, allergens etc.

Sea to Summit X-Set Plate and Cup Sea to Summit X-SET Collapsible Plate and Cup
Comes in a mesh pouch. Lightweight | collapses flat | BPA free silicone. (rrp $49.95) Somerset Price $40.00 Comes with a FREE Spork!

Sea to Summit Delta Camp Set Sea to Summit Delta Camp Set
Comes in a mesh pouch. Plate, bowl, mug, cutlery | BPA-free. (rrp $42.00) Somerset Price $32.00

360 Degrees Set 360 Degrees Dinner Set
Comes in a mesh bag. Plate, bowl, mug, cutlery | BPA free | polypropylene | strong | lightweight. (rrp $24.99) Somerset Price $20.00

Sea to Summit Spork Sea to Summit Delta Spork
A spoon, knife & fork in 1! Lightweight | durable | space saving.