Gear up

Deep dives, honest reviews and expert commentary on the most important adventure products, technologies and innovations.
Here you’ll find all the insight and information you need to get the right gear for better adventures.

Komoot

ReviewHannah Mitchell • August 10, 2022

Review: COROS Vertix 2

Exceptionally accurate GPS, market-beating battery life and big on features

Fenwick Ridley • August 08, 2022

The Shakedown: Essential River Trekking Kit

This is the gear Fenwick Ridley cannot leave behind

ReviewMatthew Pink • August 02, 2022

Review: Adidas Terrex SoulStride trail running shoes

A comfy and stable beginner’s trail shoe that transitions easily between terrains

ReviewHannah Mitchell • July 19, 2022

Review: YETI Tundra 35 Cooler

Functional, rugged and roomy enough for weekend adventures

ReviewSam Hill • July 08, 2022

Review: SunGod ULTRAS Sunglasses

The Ultras stay fog-free and glued to your face, however far you run

SpotlightClare Rutter • June 27, 2022

The SUP Essentials

Paddlesports aficionado Clare Rutter’s SUP essentials shakedown

ReviewMatthew Pink • June 22, 2022

Review: Craghoppers Adflex Boot

Light but tough, the Adflex boot is a solid bet for warm-weather hiking

SpotlightChris Hunt • June 09, 2022

The Problem With Neoprene

A closer look at environmentally friendly wetsuit innovation

ReviewHannah Mitchell • May 27, 2022

Review: Black Diamond SPOT 400-R Headtorch

A powerful, lightweight, rechargeable head torch with a multitude of features

ReviewChris Hunt • May 12, 2022

Review: Oakley Aro 3 MIPS Helmet

Well ventilated, light and highly protective helmet suited for road and gravel

ReviewRupert Shanks • April 07, 2022

REVIEW: 66˚NORTH X HEIMPLANET The CAVE XL

The 3-4 person inflatable geodesic 4-season season tent

Keala Kennely uses a CO2 buoyancy vest on a big day at Jaws in Maui. © Fred Pompermayer / Red Bull

SpotlightChris Hunt • January 14, 2022

The Wearable Bubble

The evolution of personal flotation devices

StoryBASE editorial team • November 30, 2021

10 Gifts for Every Adventurer

The 2021 ultralight adventure Christmas gift guide

Michelle Parker bootpacks up into the alpine during a multi-disciplinary bikepacking and ski-mountaineering journey from the Tahoe region (USA) into northern Washington state in June 2020. Along with her expedition partner Cody Townsend, Parker climbed and skied Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and El Dorado Peak during the month-long, 1,000 mile expedition. © Bjane Salen / Red Bull

SpotlightChris Hunt • October 07, 2021

The Breathing Shield

This is the story of the development of waterproof fabrics, and where we go from here

A nineteenth Century sextant at BASE magazine HQ. The sextant, invented in the mid eighteenth Century, was a revolutionary device because it allowed celestial objects to be measured relative to the horizon, rather than relative to the instrument - a difference which creates excellent precision.

SpotlightChris Hunt • April 23, 2021

The Magic Glass: Insights into Adventure Navigation

The story of navigation development from its earliest days to modern satellite communications and positioning systems

Hugo and Ross Turner wear examples of contemporary and old-fashioned mountaineering apparel

StoryHugo Turner • February 03, 2021

How Hard Were Mountaineers 100 Years Ago?

Comparing the performance of modern VS traditional mountaineering clothes on Mount Elbrus

The B3 crampon-compatible toe rand and insulated Vibram soles of a pair of Scarpa Phantom 6000 high altitude mountaineering boots © David Pickford / BASE

SpotlightChris Hunt • October 02, 2020

Sole Survivors

Rubber is one of the go-to materials of our time. It’s in everything, from car tyres to clothing. But where did it all begin? And what’s the future of rubber soles as materials technology continues to evolve?

Steel is Real

SpotlightChris Hunt • March 04, 2020

Steel is Real

We take a look at the resurgence in steel bike tubing

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