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At Backwoods, Austin, we know that we are lucky to live in such a great vibrant city with a vital outdoor-oriented community, but we also feel incredibly fortunate to work every day with such a talented and knowledgeable team of co-workers! Every single person on the staff has a valuable contribution to make and we all benefit because of the diversity of our interests, hobbies, and pursuits. Whether we are helping a family that is new to camping choose a sleeping bag for each family member, or discussing the finer points of trail running with a local running coach, the chance to share our experience with a customer is what makes the job so rewarding.
Our favorite event is Ladies Night; it’s a way for women to bring their friends and just take over the store. Between the impromptu fashion shows, and shoe and boot shopping, it’s a huge success with a lot of crazy good fun for everyone! Ladies Night gets everyone talking about a range of subjects from rock climbing, the best tent camping equipment, to the use of trekking poles and of course we are always eager to start a dialog on any outdoor pursuit.
Part of what makes Backwoods such a compelling place to visit are the various personalities and experiences of our staff. One of the employees is an engineer, another teaches cross-fit and is a yogi; our staff also includes a retired fireman, an Air Force Veteran and a professional photographer. We are all united by our love of the outdoors and several staff members specialize in adventure travel and have visited the following foreign destinations: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, North Africa, Thailand, Sweden, Canada, New Zealand, Amsterdam, Mexico, Greece, Austria, Belize and traveled throughout the United States to Hawaii, Zion, Yellowstone, the City of Rocks, Yosemite, Denali, and Glacier National Park.
To ensure we are best able to advise and assist customers, we field-test our outdoor gear at Reimers Ranch, Pace Bend Park and Lake Travis. Whether we are setting up a camping tent or trying a new style of hiking boots, we pay attention to the little details that customers will want to know. Our customers matter more to us than any other aspect of our job; we care just as much that a soccer mom finds a great shoulder bag as we do that a rock climbing expert is fitted with the optimal harness. Our store has been open since 2008 and every day, we open the doors and put helping the customer succeed at the top of our list. So the next time you find yourself wondering if your carry-on bag will actually suffice for your adventure trip, or how to choose the best fitting backpack for both hiking and sightseeing, you need look no further than Backwoods in Austin.