Welcome to BeActiveOutdoors

BeActiveOutdoors was launched in 2018 as an outdoor gear reviews and tips website, it was acquired in 2020 by Kooc Media, an established online publishing company. Kooc Media quickly redesigned and rebranded the website with a fresh look and we have since expanded the scope of the publication.

News of the Acquisition

  • Yahoo Finance – Kooc Media Acquires BeActiveOutdoors.com to Add to Its Growing Online Brands
  • Merger Links – Kooc Media completed the acquisition of BeActiveOutdoors.com
  • Pitchbook – BeActiveOutdoors Valuation and Funding
  • CB Insights – BeActiveOutdoors.com – Investments & Acquisitions

Our goal is to bring you the latest news, updates, tips and reviews of equipment for the outdoor activities industry. We have put in place a team of expert writers with decades of experience in the field and we are expanding our reach to cover more sports and outdoor pursuits.

BeActiveOutdoors’s parent company is Kooc Media Ltd. An online media company based in Manchester, UK. Company No.05695741

International House,  61 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ, UK / hello@moneycheck.com / Contact Us

Meet The Team


 : Editor-in-Chief

Oliver Dale is Editor-in-Chief of BeActiveOutdoors and founder of Kooc Media Ltd, A UK-Based Online Publishing company. He has has a love outdoor sports and activities for many years. His writing has been quoted by Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Investopedia, The New Yorker, Forbes, Techcrunch & More.

Oliver oversees the day to day running of the website & publication of our articles.


AdrienneAdrienne Taylor : Staff Writer

Adrienne is a traveller and blogger with many years experience of the outdoors life. An adrenaline junkie at heart she loves to try different sports and activities all year round. With a degree in journalism she combines her love of sports with writing here at BeActiveOutdoors.com


JakeJake Parkinson : Staff Writer

Jake is an explorer, he loves all types of outdoor pursuits such as hunting, fishing & hiking. Jake has been a full-time writer & blogger for many years now and he’s here to share his passions with the BeActiveOutdoors readers.


 width=Jimmy Aki: News Editor

Jimmy is an established journalist who contributes to a number of online publications. He is a survival expert and a daring explorer. He contributes his expert knowledge as a Survival Instructor to BeActiveOutdoors regularly. When he’s not writing or editing, he’s probably hunting or on the back of a fourteener or in a Nordic bar drinking ale from Thor’s hammer.


Editorial Policy

BeActiveOutdoors adheres to the strictest journalistic policies, we have a commitment to providing fair and unbiased reporting in all of our news coverage. Our journalists are required to fact-check each article before it is published and provide sources for quotes and statistics.

Each article is checked by an editor with expertise in that area before publication and our guides are regularly checked and updated where necessary to ensure our information is always accurate.

We create a lot of our own graphics and illustrations but where we use existing images our writers are required to obtain assets which are within the public domain and link to the source of any images used.

We have the goal of becoming the number one, trusted and respected authority on news and information about eCommerce and website building.

Advertising Policy

BeActiveOutdoors does not accept advertising at this time. If in future we decide to accept advertising, we will clearly mark it as such and advertisers will never affect our content or designate the direction of the site.

We do use some affiliate programs where appropriate, Certain companies offer an affiliate program where they may pay a small commission for any new customers we send their way.

BeActiveOutdoors is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

We practice responsible affiliate linking and would not link to a site just to earn commissions and these payments do not affect our editorial policy in any way. If there is no affiliate program in place we will still link to any site where appropriate in our coverage.

These commissions that we earn do not cost you anything extra, and in some cases will actual offer you a better deal by using our link.

We do not see any of your personal details such as email addresses, payment information etc, just that we referred someone to the company.

If you have any questions, please contact us where we will be happy to help.

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