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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  • Introducing the @zenbivy bed, possibly the most comfortable sleeping bag in the world. 📸 @richardmcgibbon
  • The women's specific MTB apparel from @kadenapparel are stylish and hard working on the trails yet understated enough to wear for the post ride hang outs. 👍
  • @otterbox have recently launched a range of cooler cases that break the norm. The "Trooper" allows you to carry it like a backpack, instantly freeing up your arms to carry even more beer! What more could we ask for? 🎉🍻👍 | 📸@richardmcgibbon
  • When out on the mountains you need a mix of high tech gear that's lightweight, durable and can handle all sorts of bad weather conditions. @norrona have found that perfect balance. | Photo: @norrona
  • The @allmountainstyle OS strap will keep your junk tied up. 👍 | Photo: @richardmcgibbon
  • Get your @shredly on with their awesome new range of women's MTB apparel ✋️ | Photo: @cavemancollective
  • @marmot already have a very exciting 2018 range but 2019 is going to be incredible! Marmot have pushed the boundaries in terms of ethical sourcing, technology and performance. 👍 Photo: @richardmcgibbon
  • Hoka One One make incredibly light and technical shoes. If you haven't checked them out yet, put them on your to do list, you won't be disappointed. Photo: @hokaoneone
  • Gregory know a thing or two about making great packs. Superior quality craftsmanship and excellent features, they're ready for any adventure you can throw at them. 👍| Photo: @richardmcgibbon
  • The very essence of Tyres and Soles is about things we love to do by bike or by foot, and trail running is one of those 😊
  • We're excited to be reviewing the "Cady V" women's MTB jersey from @kadenapparel 👍
  • Run free, run your way. @salomonrunning