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  Date Posted: 11 September 2020

GPS watches are an integral part of the post-race debrief. The amount of information to peruse seems formidable. Daniel Gray explores the main features relevant to an orienteer, and how to use them in race analysis.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 7 September 2020

Dive into the wacky, wonderful world of barefoot shoes! If you’re curious about how barefoot shoes work and which Vivobarefoot shoes will suit you best, this is the blog for you.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 28 August 2020

With the minimalist movement exploding and such a large variety of minimalist shoes available, staff member Shaun provides a breakdown of the advantages of the different minimalist shoe brands.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 26 August 2020

Wildfire founders Brenton & Meri Gray review the all-new aggressive trail runner: the Salomon Wildcross.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 7 August 2020

For a Limited time get a FREE Reusable Soft Cup with any Salomon Advanced Skin 5, 8 & 12 Set Vest! To get your FREE Soft Cup today simply: 1. Add any Salomon Advanced Skin 5, 8 or 12 Set Vest 2. In your shopping cart  Read more...

  Date Posted: 7 August 2020

You've seen words like No-See-Um, Ripstop, Ultra-Sil and Cordura and have no idea what they mean. What are the benefits of different outdoor fabrics that you'll see listed on camping gear? Danae explains.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 5 August 2020

One of the most frequent questions we get at Wildfire is, what is the best (jacket, shoe, pack)? What I believe most customers really mean is “What do I need?” To simplify the process, here’s a list of items that are invaluable for backcountry hiking. Read more...

  Date Posted: 1 July 2020

Here at Wildfire, we believe in supporting Australian brands. To help you to buy Australian, we've collated the Australian owned and made brands that we stock right here.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 29 May 2020

Stay hydrated and ready to perfrom at your best thanks to the team at PREPD! PREPD improves starting hydration, enhanced fluid absorption during exertion, and enhanced hydration in recovery.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 22 April 2020

Instructions are also printed on Wildfire Speed Laces packets for your convenience. OR, watch our tutorial video here ! 1. Remove your existing shoelaces.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 21 April 2020

Runger, lows, hitting the wall, bonking - no matter which way you look at it, nutrition and hydration play a huge role in your training and on race day. What’s more, not knowing how to fuel during your long-distance races isn’t a problem unique to beginners. The amazing athletes from Nik Read more...

  Date Posted: 8 April 2020

I was lucky enough to pack up my boots from their usual spot in Brisbane this year and visit Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. I was going to be gone for few months so wanted to be sure I had some reliable gear. Here are my highlights from the Semien Mountains to Cape Town. Photo credit:  Read more...

  Date Posted: 1 April 2020

Sound good? Well it’s all just a two hour drive from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. The Cooloola Great Walk runs from Tewantin, near Noosa, to Rainbow Beach and is one of Queensland’s Ten Great Walks . I woke up early on Saturday morning. With five days off, I made a last minute decision to go hike the Cooloola Gre Read more...

  Date Posted: 27 March 2020

For over 70 years, Salomon have produced gear to enable serious play in the outdoors. They quickly grew into an outdoor sporting equipment powerhouse, developing skis, alpine hiking boots, running vests, and (of course) trail runners. Salomon have incorporated quite a bit of trail running witchcraft into the Sense Ride 3, with Optivibe vibration reduction, a dual compound Contagr Read more...

  Date Posted: 24 February 2020

Cushioning Spectrum These days, a shoe's cushioning level (technical term: stack height) can run all the way from zero cushioning to a thick slab of foam. We like to categorise a shoe's cushioning level as one of four options:  Read more...

  Date Posted: 4 February 2020

There’s no doubt that we are becoming more conscious of what we’re purchasing. Phrases like “ethical shopping” and “sustainable clothes” are garnering thousands of hits on Google each month - and those are just the Australian stats. This figure looks set to rise in 2020 as many of us resolve to think more about the impact of our consumption. But when you dive into it,  Read more...

  Date Posted: 28 January 2020

Scenic Rim Ultra 25km | 65km | 105km 15 August 2020 Scenic Rim | Queensland | Australia The Scenic Rim Ultra is one of the most hardcore and gruelling runs in Australia, filled with punishing mountain climbs, relentless ri Read more...