Meet the Melbourne Team Paddy August 21, 2019 All Our team have a love for the outdoors and when they are not in the store they are usually out in the wilderness off on an adventure! This is no exception in our new Melbourne Adventure Mega hub, located at 152 Bourke Street. The team are always happy to share their adventures and tips so now we want to share them with you. At Paddy Pallin we have a love for the outdoors and passion for promoting this to our customers. Our staff are all unique, highly adventurous and also have this passion for promoting the great outdoors to our customers. We often find that when a customer comes in with a destination or trip in mind, one of the team in the store has been there before or has encountered a similar journey and can share this experience to ensure that they help the customer to find the correct gear. We interviewed some of our adventurous team members from our New Melbourne CBD store to highlight our expert staff from the store and share some of their top adventure tips and favourite destinations! Next time your in the Melbourne CBD drop in and say ‘Hi’ as our staff always love to chat about exploring! Tej – Store Manager What is your favourite adventure activity? I would say hiking would be my favourite outdoor activity. Where is you favourite outdoor place to explore? My favourite track would be back home in Nepal. It is called the Lamjung Himal track and it is amazing. It is not as popular as there Everest Base Camp trek but it is very beautiful. How long have you worked at Paddy Pallin? I have worked at Paddy Pallin for a very long time, I started in 2003 so we are coming up to 16 and a half years. What is your favourite piece of gear? I love my Nalgene bottle and take it everywhere and on every trip! Pro tip from a #PaddyStaffer Make sure you enjoy your adventure and have fun! Alice What is your favourite adventure activity? Snow shoeing/hiking Where is you favourite outdoor place to explore? Big mountains with exposure. I love the views! How long have you worked at Paddy Pallin? 5 years What is your favourite piece of gear? The Arc’teryx Zeta AR jacket, I wear it everywhere, it’s comfy, durable and looks great! Pro tip from a #PaddyStaffer Layer correctly, it’s much easier to stay warm than have to warm up again. You can learn more about layering in our ‘Gearing Up for Winter‘ blog. Evie What is your favourite adventure activity? I love getting outdoors and climbing. Where is you favourite outdoor place to explore? I recently visited the Blue Mountains and loved it! How long have you worked at Paddy Pallin? Coming up to a year. What is your favourite piece of gear? My Arc’teryx Beta AR Gore-Tex Jacket keeps me dry all day, no matter how heavy the rain is. Pro tip from a #PaddyStaffer Don’t wear cotton when adventuring, when it gets wet it stays wet, so when you take a break you get cold very quickly. Sam What is your favourite adventure activity? I would definitely say hiking. Where is you favourite outdoor place to explore? Wilsons Prom, this is pretty much where I do all of my hiking, I love it! How long have you worked at Paddy Pallin? Just over a year. What is your favourite piece of gear? The Leatherman Wave Multi-tool. The quality is great and it has all of the tools I need. Pro tip from a #PaddyStaffer Lacing patterns can totally change the way your boots fits. For instance if your heel is slipping after you have laced your boots to the top, bring the lace back down to the lower hooks to tie it before lacing to the top. Next time you are in Melbourne, drop in and check out the new store. With a climbing shoe test wall, adventure film room, large tent display floor, torch testing dark room and heaps of exciting gear, you will feel like a kid in a candy store and find yourself planning your next adventure. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we regularly feature our adventurous #PaddyStaffers. You will definitely be inspired to get out there, we know we always are! #ExperienceIsEverything | #PaddyPallin Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.