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Date Posted: 17 January 2019

To get the most out of your running shoes, try out these different lacing styles to find the one most suitable for you. Some of these lacing styles could help prevent black toenails, make room for your high arches, dial up an uncomfortably narrow fit, or otherwise get your shoes feeling perfect on your feet. Read more....

Date Posted: 15 December 2018

With top-of-the-line heart rate technology, over 130 sports profiles and a slim, lightweight design, the Vantage series is set to make waves over Christmas and the New Year. Let’s hear what our staff members had to say about their Vantages. Eli – Vantage M Overall, I really enjoy using this watch. It’s been a huge upgrade from my previo Read more....

Date Posted: 14 December 2018

Here are Wildfire Sports & Trek, we meet incredible athletes and adventurers every day. We love being a part of the supportive and dedicated outdoor sporting community, and we're always looking to give back. In November/December 2018, Wildfire Sports & Trek put 2x $150 gift cards up for grabs. We wanted to hear from U23s who were prepping for an athletics, bike, run or multisport (e.g. triathlon) event -- and boy, did we ever! We had many wonderful entries, but ultimately aw Read more....

Date Posted: 24 November 2018

SOLD OUT! Due to overwhelming demand, all Skratch packs are now sold out. Thanks for your orders and Merry Christmas! It's the silly season! To celebrate, online orders over $200 will receive a free Skratch Xmas Pack , containing: 5x Orange Chews Read more....

Date Posted: 21 November 2018

Your sports and hiking clothing and boots keep you warm, dry and comfortable during your outdoor adventures. Their high-performance, technical fabrics are often windproof, waterproof and/or breathable. But in order to keep your outdoor gear at peak performance, you need to clean and maintain it on a regular basis. After all, you want your gear to last for as long as possible. Thankfully, specialist fabric care brands such as NikWax, Gear Aid and Grangers make this task an eas Read more....

Date Posted: 14 November 2018

Spend $100 to go in the draw to win an Osprey 2018 Atmos AG 65 or an Aura AG 50 , valued at up to $379.95 . The Atmos/Aura AG is the best-fitting, most ventilate Read more....

Date Posted: 18 July 2018

Wetsuits are a tricky purchase to make. Whether you’re getting your first wetsuit or considering an upgrade, knowing which wetsuits you should choose is paramount to succeeding in your triathlon and open water training and racing. Wetsuits are one of the most expensive kit items, so make sure you know what to look for before you make your purchase. Warmth, flexibility and buoyancy are all factors you should consider along with price. Read more....

Date Posted: 4 July 2018

Just like the rest of your triathlon kit, your wetsuit is certainly a purchase substantial enough to warrant proper care. Wetsuit life can be significantly lengthened (or shortened) based on its care. Wetsuits predominantly consist of Neoprene, an artificial rubber compound that’s tougher, more resistant to chemicals, and more elastic than standard rubber. That said, Neoprene membranes are incredibly susceptible to high temperatures, UV rays and sharp objects. If you abide by the following ti Read more....

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’re already an experienced runner or you’re planning to start running regularly, the right gear can make a huge difference to your enjoyment. This list will get beginners on the right track and help veterans complete their kits. RUNNING SHOES Good fitting running shoes will be the most important thing you will need as a runner. To ensure comfort and minimise injuries, you’ll need a shoe specifically designed for ru 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? 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 2017 to go into the draw. Winners will be drawn and announced on Tuesday the 19th of December 2017. 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....

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