Product Reviews

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Inov8 Bare Grip 200 – by Brendan Williams

I recently purchased a pair of inov8 Bare Grip 200 shoes from the Ultimate Mud Gear Link on the Obstacle Racers website. I bought these as a backup pair of shoes for Kokoda Challenge which is in 4 weeks time with my other shoes being Inov8 roclite 285s. My first hit out with the Bare ...

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Moxie Gaiters – by Michael Chalmers

I saw a promotion recently for Moxie Gaiters, it read something like “do your shins get bashed up during an obstacle race?” My immediate response was yes!!! I took a photo of my shins and it was nearly 2 weeks after the Mad Cow Mud Run in Shepparton. I still had bruises & scrapes evident. ...

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Unleash Compression Product Review

Product Review by Deb Holliday I received two products from Unleash Compression – a long sleeve top and compression shorts. Unfortunately I didn’t receive them before my last obstacle race and my next one isn’t until Spartan in June so I have reviewed them during and after normal gym and home workouts. I will be ...

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Climbing Rope Review – by Brett White

It’s Tuesday evening in the compound of my Army Reserve Signals Squadron, after returning from a run and carrying out the obligatory sit-up and pushup tests, I grip the manila rope and scale it to the top of the garage and back down again, using the scoop-and-stomp technique that I have been taught by our ...

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Race Belt Review – by Dog Musgrave

You can keep your medals. You can keep your headbands. You can even keep your event t-shirts. The one keepsake I want to take away from an obstacle racing event more than any other is my race number – also known as a race bib. This little piece of plastic with a number on it ...

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Inov 8 X-Talon 190 by Todd Davis

Inov 8 X-Talon 190 by Todd Davis When I got these shoes I was told that they would be good for trail running due to their grip and light weight. Given that the Valley Stampede was a week away I jokingly said that I would wear them for that but never had any intentions of trashing a brand ...

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After race clean up

This is one for the ladies.  While men don’t mind walking around with texta on their arm for 3 days to brag about their obstacle race on the weekend, the ladies may need to clean up a little. My wife, who runs the online natural health & wellbeing store Shop Naturally, choc full of natural ...

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Injinji Toe Socks by Michael Chalmers

I have worn these socks twice during Obstacle Races now. The Stampede & The Viking Challenge (which is part of the Warrior Challenge series). After seeing they were recommended on an Obstacle Racing forum from the USA. Note: They were recommended for normal shoes also, because the individual toe pockets help stop blisters forming between your toes. The socks ...

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