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Date Posted: 12 June 2018

Experienced and beginner swimmers alike will understand the importance of the correct gear and its impact on your enjoyment of the sport. A good swimming cap, water tight goggles and some training gear to help improve technique will go a long way towards motivating you to spend time in the water practicing your swimming. GOGGLES Read more....

Date Posted: 12 June 2018

Whether you are already an experienced runner or are planning to start running on a regular basis, the correct gear can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the sport. This list should help to get you on the right track if you are a beginner or help you complete your kit. RUNNING SHOES Good fitting, appropriate running shoes will be the most important thing you will need as a runner. A shoe specifically designed for run Read more....

Date Posted: 19 April 2018

You have a multi-day trekking adventure coming up. Perhaps there’s a big camping/hiking trip planned with all your friends. Or maybe you’re an avid day-hiker that enjoys exploring the trails on the weekend. Whatever the case, you’ve probably already picked out comfortable shoes, a sturdy pack, and the perfect tent. But you’re not yet fully prepared. Headtorches and trekking poles are important hiking accessories that will vastly improve your time on the trails. This guide should hel Read more....

Date Posted: 6 March 2018

Nemo Dagger vs Nemo Galaxi vs MSR Hubba Hubba NX Our family took these 3 tents on our recent hiking trip through Budawang Ranges, south-west of Sydney. It was a great opportunity to compare the 3 lightweight hiking tents. The weather was perfect, mist each morning and a drizzle of rain one evening, so the tents weren't subjected to any wind or real rain, and it was summer in NSW, so no cool temps to contend with either. Read more....

Date Posted: 1 March 2018

The great outdoors is a source of challenge and inspiration that few athletes can pass up. There’s an allure to navigating through deep bushland or running along ridges that speaks to the primal instinct in us all. Trail shoes are the most important gear you use when hiking and trail running. The right shoe can help prevent blisters, bruises, rolled ankles and other accidents. You wouldn’t use rollerblades to go for a road run or use a road bike on an unpaved trail; similarly, it’s Read more....

Date Posted: 13 February 2018

Buy a Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set or Advanced Skin 5 Set to receive a Salomon 2L Reservoir valued at AU $ Read more....

Date Posted: 1 January 2018

2017 has drawn to a close, and as the sweet smell of January optimism fills the air, 2018 will no doubt inspire a host of New Year's resolutions. But if you’re anything like me, come February, the habitual routine of the previous year becomes all too comfortable to slip back into, and said ‘resolutions’ tend to fade into the background of new-year priorities, possibly to attempt to resurface the following January. But developing new routines and learning new tricks helps maintain a posit Read more....

Date Posted: 8 December 2017

We’ve all seen them. Go for a coffee early in the morning and you’ll likely see cyclists sporting knee-high socks. Pass by a track and field event at your local park and there will be arm and calf sleeves galore. And when you’re next at a triathlon or running event, the number of athletes you’ll see wearing tight-fitting shorts and shirts will be staggering. Why are so many athletes now squeezing themselves into these skin-tight garments called compression gear? &nb Read more....

Date Posted: 6 December 2017

Win 1 of 3 Sea To Summit Self Inflating Camp Mats To enter simply purchase over $50 worth of Sea To Summit product in one transaction in store or online between the 1st and the 18th of December to go into the draw. Winners will be drawn and announced on Tuesday the 19th of December. Read more....

Date Posted: 5 December 2017

A few weeks ago, I was invited by some work mates to try outdoor rock climbing for the first time out in the Brooyar State Forest. Over the next few days, I popped two car tyres, sliced my finger open, got ridiculously sunburnt, and had the time of my life. As a bonus, I got to try out my Black Diamond and SCARPA climbing gear in a new environment and really test out its capabilities. I’d classify myself as a beginner climber; I’ve only Read more....

Date Posted: 25 November 2017

Adventure sports and more extreme challenges are becoming ever more popular as weekend warriors move off the bitumen and into the bush. Hiking and trekking, trail running, off-road triathlons and other adventure sports offer people an opportunity to compete not just against opponents, but also against themselves and the elements. It’s a challenge that improves both physical and mental strength, and can often be enjoyed in a team or non-competitive environment such as Obstacle Course Racing.&n Read more....

Date Posted: 23 November 2017

Spend over $250 on Salomon Products in one transaction to receive a Salomon Agile Belt valued at AU $79.99 for FREE ! Stay hydrated and carry some gear thanks to the team at Read more....

Date Posted: 1 November 2017

Choosing a sleeping bag can be a confusing and difficult process. If you’re just starting out or looking to camp in a different climate than you’re used to, figuring out the correct sleeping bag to purchase is especially important. This post will help you to figure out which temperature rating, bag shape and loft rating is best for your purposes. Temperature Rating When examining sleeping bag temperature ratings, keep in mind whether you sleep hot or cold. Not everyone s Read more....

Date Posted: 1 November 2017

A common danger of hearing loss is ensuring you’re visible to those around you when walking or cycling on or near a road. In a recent article from Connect Hearing , they identified Wildfire Sports & Trek as an industry leader in products to help ensure your safety while out and about. Read more....

Date Posted: 31 October 2017

When buying your first pair of goggles or looking for a new style, the range of options can be overwhelming. The guide below will help make the choice easier by identifying the right lens colour, shape and fit for you. Lens Colour Goggles are available in a range of lens colou Read more....

Date Posted: 13 October 2017

When Wayne Gregory founded Gregory Mountain Products in San Diego, California in 1977, he changed the way hiking packs would be designed and manufactured for good. A pioneer in the field of mountaineering since his teenage years as a boy scout, Gregory’s obsession with perfection has driven his brand to the top of the industry, and the label consistently produces products unmatched for both fit and functionality. The sec Read more....

Date Posted: 10 August 2017

This promotion has now ended, for current promotions click here. $10 Cash back on Endura purchases of $40 It's as simple as 1) Spend $40 on endura in one transaction between the Read more....

Date Posted: 7 August 2017

As we approach the end of winter, it’s once again time for the annual Wildfire Sports and Trek Ultra Long orienteering competition, which is to be held over the weekend of the 26-27 th of August for 2017. As those of you who are familiar with ‘the Gib’ map will know, the Wildfire Winter Classics competition is without a doubt the toughest orienteering event on the Australian calendar, which is why we love coming on board to support the event. This year’s edition of the eve Read more....

Date Posted: 1 August 2017

ANTU are relatively new to the outdoor scene, however the Shanghai-based developers have quickly gained traction with their innovative waterproof technology, not for tents, jackets or shoes, but socks. 100% Waterproof socks. Waterproof socks are a concept that have been thrown around amongst outdoor-enthusiasts for some time now, however no one has had the technology, or the nerve, to undertake the task of constructi Read more....

Date Posted: 10 July 2017

Whether you swim, run, ride, or do any sort of exercise or activity which you track using your smartphone, or any sort of Garmin , Wahoo Fitness , Polar , TomTo m device, the chances are you are familiar with (have been frustrated/confused by) Blu Read more....

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