The new alliance sees Equip Outdoor Technologies UK, owners of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands and the outdoor educational charity, The Outward Bound Trust working together to help 48 young people attend a five-day residential course at Outward Bound Ullswater in the Lake District National Park.

With both organizations sharing a passion for encouraging more young people to experience the power, freedom, mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors, this partnership sees Equip UK helping in very positive and proactive ways.

Equip UK is providing funding for two projects within the program:
1. Enabling 24 financially disadvantaged students from Harris Primary School in Preston to attend a five-day Outward Bound program. The support isn’t just financial, Equip UK employees Philippa Hill and Amber Brown will join the program, acting as Ambassadors, mentoring and supporting the pupils before, during and after their residential.
2. An additional 24 young people from around the UK will also be able to apply for financial assistance to attend an educational residential through Outward Bound’s bursary scheme.

Giles Polito, Commercial Director at Equip UK comments: “Outward Bound and Equip UK understand the inspiration and power that can be harnessed through wilderness environments. We share the same enthusiasm to help engage and positively influence more young people to experience the multiple benefits of the most dynamic classroom available – the great outdoors.”

Nick Barrett, CEO, The Outward Bound Trust concludes: “We are delighted to have Equip UK’s support for the work we do to enable more and more young people to have adventures and to learn – regardless of their financial circumstances. We welcome partnerships from within the outdoor industry, such as this one, as they help make this happen.”

About Equip UK: Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd is an international business with the head office based in Derbyshire, UK. We are proud to own both the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands. We design exceptional product to meet the needs of our active customers. We encourage our teams to thrive and be part of our success. Our passion for the outdoors and adventurous spirit sets the foundation for what we do. Find out more at or contact

About The Outward Bound Trust: The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. We work with schools, colleges, employers and youth groups to teach young people the most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves. Corporate partnerships within the outdoor community and beyond support Outward Bound to have the reach and impact we do, raising wellbeing, educational attainments and employment aspirations within young people in the UK today. Find out more at or contact