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Welcome to the Wildfire Sports & Trek Blog! This is where we talk about events, share tips on choosing the right gear for your favourite activities and other helpful/useful information from our lovely staff members.

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Date Posted: 1 April 2020

Imagine yourself walking through a rainforest filled with exotic birds, on sand dunes high above the ocean with views to the horizon, swimming in a freshwater lake and falling asleep under the stars. Read more....

Date Posted: 27 March 2020

2020 brings us the brand new Sense Ride 3, the latest edition of the popular Sense Ride trail runner. Fans of the Sense Ride take note: this is the best version of the popular shoe that Salomon has ever made. Read more....

Date Posted: 24 February 2020

The debate on whether it's better to run in a minimally or maximally cushioned running shoe has been a hot topic for years now. What's the deal, and which is best for you? Read more....

Date Posted: 4 February 2020

Struggling to balancing your ecological footprint with the need for quality shoes and performance clothing? It's a complex issue, but we've compiled a list of considerations for choosing great gear that won't cost the earth. Read more....

Date Posted: 28 January 2020

Wildfire is conducting Gear Checks in-store this year at 1/49 Douglas Street, Milton QLD 4066. Come on in to pick up any of the below mandatory gear that you might not yet have! Read more....

Date Posted: 6 January 2020

New year, new me! It's easy to say, but harder to stick to. Whatever your fitness goals this year, we've got some tips to help you stay motivated, and ditch the excuses. Read more....

Date Posted: 6 January 2020

Ever wondered what that fiddly term means that your running partner always uses? Embarrassed at your lack of encyclopaedic knowledge on common running terms? Ponder no more! Our helpful guide will have you on your feet in no time. Read more....

Date Posted: 6 December 2019

Read how Stephanie Ford chose her kit for her first attempt at a 100km distance. These tips and tricks are equally relevant for shorter races and longer training runs. Read more....

Date Posted: 5 December 2019

There's a runner in every family, and they can be tricky to buy presents for, even if you're a runner yourself. Steph presents a wide range of Christmas gift ideas for runners, to suit every budget. Read more....

Date Posted: 27 November 2019

Young athlete Chace Eldridge, who competed at the World Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia, reports on the race conditions and his favourite trail shoes. Read more....

Date Posted: 26 November 2019

After relying for (too many) years on a hand-me-down vest, Stephanie Ford dared herself to dream about a new hydration vest with all the features she wanted. She landed on the Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta 4.0. Read more....

Date Posted: 15 November 2019

Reviewer Steph has worn her Icebreaker 200 Half Zip Thermal Top through long distance races, international travel and a daily commute and still loves it! Read why this versatile baselayer is a must have for those who pack light. Read more....

Date Posted: 5 October 2019

Lone Peaks are a solid trail running shoe that offer superior comfort, outstanding traction, and are every bit as durable and intelligently designed as you’d expect. After more detail? Reviewer Steph provides. Read more....

Date Posted: 24 September 2019

Aussie Grit is Australian Formula One racing legend Mark Webber’s foray into high performance gear. Reviewer Steph put the Aussie Grit Flint Women’s 3/4 Tights to the test during my training for an ultramarathon in Canberra’s rugged terrain. Read more....

Date Posted: 17 September 2019

Over the past month, staff member Kai has been rigorously testing two trail shoes from Saucony: The Mad River TR and the award-winning Peregrine ISO. Read more....

Date Posted: 23 August 2019

Buying a pair of spikes (athletic shoes with spikes on the sole) needs a surprising amount of consideration. The right spikes can make all the difference between a slow, sloppy run and a legendary PB. Read more....

Date Posted: 9 August 2019

The difference between the right fabric and the wrong one can be chafing, blisters, B.O. or feeling the heat or cold more than you should. Here’s the lowdown on our favourite performance fabrics for hikers and runners. Read more....

Date Posted: 8 August 2019

Packing for long treks is quite the task. Carrying too much and not carrying enough both pose huge risks. Finding the packing sweet spot requires a ton of experience. That’s where we come in. Read more....

Date Posted: 3 August 2019

Most runners don’t need an excuse to grab their next set of kicks. But did you know that alternating between pairs of running shoes has a bunch of benefits, including fewer injuries? Read more....

Date Posted: 29 July 2019

In reviewer Steph's experience, there are three main things you need to consider when you’re pondering the best backcountry food for your trip. Read more....

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