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.


ReviewHannah Mitchell • October 24, 2023

How Good Is Finisterre’s New Wetsuit Rental Scheme?

Finisterre’s scheme aims to improve accessibility to the sea by offering a more sustainable way to wear their Yulex surf and swimwear range

SpotlightHannah Mitchell • July 24, 2023

GAME CHANGERS: The Camping Essentials Checklist For 2023

From basic to boujie, we’ve compiled a list of our camping top tips and best bits of gear to help you adventure better this summer

SpotlightHannah Mitchell • May 29, 2023

A Closer Look At The World’s First Technical Hijab And Niqab

A lack of availability of modest, technical outdoor wear for Muslim women inspired Amira Patel to turn her dream into a reality

SpotlightChris Hunt • December 16, 2022

The Puffy Purveyor of Warmth

We dive into the history of the down jacket and the sustainability movements within jacket production today

SpotlightBASE editorial team • December 06, 2022

Gifts For the Eco-Conscious Adventurer

8 Christmas present ideas for the environmentally-minded adventurer

SpotlightChris Hunt • December 05, 2022

How Good is the Return of Berghaus Extrem?

We get our hands on key pieces of the 2022 Extrem range to find out

SpotlightEliza Brown • October 07, 2022

How to Pack For a Pony Trekking Expedition

Eliza Brown’s pony trekking essentials, from issue 08 of BASE magazine.

SpotlightHannah Mitchell • August 31, 2022

A closer look at water filters for adventure

The history and development of water filtration systems, and the industry innovators making their mark today

SpotlightClare Rutter • June 27, 2022

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Essentials

Paddlesports aficionado Clare Rutter’s SUP essentials shakedown

SpotlightChris Hunt • June 09, 2022

The Problem With Neoprene

A closer look at environmentally friendly wetsuit innovation

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

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

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: The Story of the Ultimate Bike Frame Material

We take a look at the history of the material’s use in bicycle manufacturing and why we’re seeing a come back in this original and once thought obsolete material

The Magic of Merino

SpotlightChris Hunt • February 27, 2020

The Magic of Merino

An ode to the world’s finest adventure fabric