Just when you thought it was impressive how Matador was able to make a picnic blanket that fits in your pocket, the darn crew turns their attention on a waterproof backpack instead. And, yes, the Matador Freerain24 can fit in your pocket, too. Sure, it’s going to make a possibly uncomfortable bulge, but that still fits.
We know, a functional backpack that folds into a pocket-size bundle sounds preposterous, but that’s exactly what these guys pulled off here. Whether you want to bring extra bags to a vacation (you shop a lot), carry perishables in a bag you can collapse later (like food and drinks during camping), or just want to have a backpack in your pocket when you need one, this thing lets you do just that without compromising any serious function.
At 24 liters, the Matador Freerain24 is the perfect size for day hikes and a whole load of short-duration activities. Even better, the main compartment is entirely waterproof, courtesy of the 30D Cordura nylon construction, fully-sealed seams, and Hypalon rolltop closure. It’s also puncture-resistant, so while 30D Cordura isn’t the thickest material, it’s definitely reinforced for durability. Full-sized breathable straps with bar tack reinforcements ensure comfortable wear, while the integrated adjustable stabilizers let you keep the bag close for proper balance.
Features include a vertical zippered outer pocket, dual side pockets, YKK zippers, TW Nexus hardware, and an ultra-light weight of 5.5 oz. It comes in a gray colorway.