About Us

Sharing the LOVE and the PASSION of the Outdoors!

About Us

Gear Reviews

We started out in 2016 as a way to share some of our hiking and biking stories with a wider audience. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the best brands in the industry, testing and reviewing gear for them.

Our mission at Tyres and Soles is to provide fair and honest gear reviews for the hiking and mountain biking enthusiast. We work with brands and distributors (big and small) who have an interesting story to tell and we want to help tell that story to as many people as possible.

Product shoot for Nemo Equipment and Optimus Stoves. Photo:©Richard McGibbonProduct shoot for Nemo Equipment and Optimus Stoves. Photo:©Richard McGibbon
Product shoot for Dakine MTB apparel. Photo:©Richard McGibbonProduct shoot for Dakine MTB apparel. Photo:©Richard McGibbon
Product shoot for Osprey and KÜHL. Photo:©Richard McGibbonProduct shoot for Osprey and KÜHL. Photo:©Richard McGibbon

Stories of Adventure and Passion

But we’re not just about gear reviews. We also publish stories of adventure, big or small. From seasoned hikers or mountain bike racers to the weekend warriors and adrenaline junkies out there. We love hearing your stories and sharing them with our readers.

We hope our gear reviews help you when it comes to choosing the right gear for your next adventure, be it by bike or by foot, big or small and we hope the stories we share inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of the outdoors for yourselves.

Us on the Larapinta trail. A 13 day fully supported trip. Photo:©Tyres and SolesUs on the Larapinta trail. A 13 day fully supported trip. Photo:©Tyres and Soles
The First Hike project. Welcoming immigrants from war torn countries to Australia. An incredible cause! Photo©First Hike Project The First Hike project. Welcoming immigrants from war torn countries to Australia. An incredible cause! Photo©First Hike Project
The Himalayas, taken by one of our guest writers, Steve Kissonergis.The Himalayas, taken by one of our guest writers, Steve Kissonergis.
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