Compass: Charting the Evolution of Outdoor Gear

Paddy Pallin Profile

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Paddy Pallin, the man, was very influential in outdoor sports scene in Australia and particularly NSW,  playing a pivotal role in the establishment in NSW

of the Pennant Hills Scout Camp, the River Canoe Club, The Bush Club, the early Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, as well as its Search and Rescue

Section (which pre-dated the Police Search and Rescue), the National Fitness Council and the Youth Hostels Association.

Paddy Pallin the company was also very important in the growth of outdoor sports in Australia. The first outdoor chain to stores in most state capotal

cities. The company, through it various subsidaries, established long term partnerships with key international brands, like UK's Karrimor (who also

supplied frames for Paddymade H frame packs), and Berghaus; Mont Bell of Japan; Chouinard Equipment/Black Diamond and The North Face (USA);

Scarpa or Italy; and many more.

The company had its own Australian-based manufacturing for 70 years, before bowing to market pressure and making Pallin branded product off-shore.

work in progress. more coming in due course.