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Matador Launches Patterned Designs for Three Best-Selling Products

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Matador Packable Adventure Gear, the award-winning producer of portable travel gear, today introduced two new patterns, which will be available on three of its most popular products – the DL16 Backpack, the Hip Pack, and Transit Tote Bag. The new colorways offer more variety in Matador’s line of ultra-functional and packable travel products and are the first of several launches which Matador will be unveiled in the coming months.

“We pride ourselves on creating some of the most purposeful and efficient travel gear on the market, and we’ve always focused on a sleek, minimalistic color scheme,” said Chris Clearman, Founder and CEO of Matador. “As a leader in the space of packable adventure gear, we wanted to offer diversity for our favorite products, and we think these are really going to be a hit with our fans and those just now discovering our brand and products. This is just a first taste of some new and exciting products that we will release this year. Stay tuned.”

The patterns, “pop” and “leaf,” are a way for Matador to introduce its products to a broader market. “Pop” is a modern print composed of turquoise, beige, black, white and grey colorways in varying camouflage-like patterns, sprinkled with fashionable polka dots and stripes. “Leaf” features coral foliage printed on a blue background. The designs will be dye-sublimated and offered on the following products:


  • Matador DL16 Backpack – A weatherproof, packable backpack offering superior performance in the smallest possible package, compressing tofit in the palm of a hand. With two water-resistant zipper pockets and two mesh side pockets, the DL16 is perfect for a day of exploring with the essentials. The lightest and most compact backpack in Matador’s line, the DL16 is perfect for keeping in a car or throwing in a carry-on so there is a day pack wherever you go.

  • The Matador Hip Pack – The perfect hands-free place to keep your essentials, Matador’s Hip Pack is ideal for festivals, travels and explorations. The Hip Pack is made of water-resistant fabric with a front zippered compartment and a hidden internal pocket with a key clip. It compresses down to the size of a small lemon.

  • Matador Transit Tote Bag – TheTransit Tote is perfect for a day at the beach, an afternoon out on the town or a morning spent exploring the local market. Flexible and weather-resistant, the tote is strong enough to carry everything needed for travel and everyday life, and packs down to take up minimal space when not in use.

The patterned DL16 (MSRP: $49.99), Hip Pack (MSRP: $34.99) and Transit Tote Bag (MSRP: $39.99) are available now at select retailers and online at


About Matador Packable Adventure Gear

Matador is a proudly-bootstrapped startup nestled in the recreational mecca of Boulder, Colorado. With its launch in 2014, Matador created a brand-new market niche – packable adventure gear. Each product is designed in-house by a team of passionate adventurers and then thoroughly tested in the great outdoors. For more information about Matador, visit

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