Staff Bio: Nick Irvine

January 31, 2014

1530385_10201330204277256_1655130881_nI had a chance to sit down with one of our dedicated floor staff, Nick Irvine, to ask him a few questions about who he is and what he does.

OGE: How long have you worked with Outdoor Gear Exchange?

Nick: Almost 3 years – 2 Years 11 Months

OGE: Where are you originally from?

Nick: Do I have to be honest?

OGE: Yes, you have to be honest.

Nick: Canada

OGE: That’s not true.

Nick: OK I’m from Connecticut.

OGE: Have you ever lived anywhere besides Connecticut or Vermont?


Nick: I lived in Virginia, it sucked.

OGE: How did you end up in Vermont?

Nick: I got a job at Burlington Fire Department but turned it down because, well, fire is hot and I’m cold blooded.

OGE: If you could live one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Nick: Canada

OGE: Where in Canada?

Nick: Van the man! (I think he means Vancouver)

OGE: Were you an active outdoorsman growing up?

Nick: Does playing in sewers count?

OGE: What outdoor sports do you participate in?

Nick: Trail running.

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OGE: Do you really?

Nick: Nope. Mountian biking, skiing, hiking, and climbing

OGE: What is your most memorable outdoor adventure?

Nick: Can it include helicoptors? So I went heli skiing in Canada, best place ever. Actually, most of it is just ok, but BC is pretty sweet. My dad went with me and at one point he said this was the best day of his life. I asked, “what about the day I was born?”. To which he replied, “to hell with that, this is better than sex.”. I totally agree. 

OGE: Do you have any awesome trips planned?

Nick: I’m going to Canada in 2 weeks.

OGE: You’re all about Canada today.

Nick: Eh?


OGE: Where are you going?

Nick: Whistler for a few day of resort skiing. Then Vancouver to eat massive amounts of sushi and mountain bike. Then off to Vancouver Island to hunt the Orcas.

OGE: Are you serious about that?

Nick: Nah, I made that last part up.

OGE: What is your favorite piece of gear right now?

Nick: Outdoor Research makes an insulated sleeve for Nalgene bottles, pretty great for keeping margaritas cold.

OGE: What is something that you always have in your pack?

Nick: Candles, you never know when you have to set the mood.

OGE: What is your favorite thing to do that isn’t outdoor related?

Nick: Netflix is pretty cool. Also, I am a master chef. 

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