A world-traveling gear brand just hit the GOVX catalog. Get eyes on this before heading out.
Rooted in Boulder, CO—and the wilderness that surrounds it—MATADOR gear is the latest outdoor brand to enable GovX ID at checkout. This brand specializes in high-end gear designed to perform in any conditions. We’re talking waterproof fabrics, seams and zippers designed to withstand abuse, and practical, functional products designed to exceed at specific tasks, all without weighing you down.
Freerain 22 Waterproof Packable Backpack
This alpine-ready waterproof backpack is engineered for ultralight travel and packs down into a mesh compression sack. When packed down, it measures a portable 3.75 x 3.75 x 5.75 inches, easily included in luggage. The contoured monomesh shoulder straps keep the weight evenly distributed, and the sternum strap and removable hip belt offer plenty of agility on the trail. And with a 100% waterproof seam sealed main compartment, all your belongings are safe from the elements no matter where you roam.
This is the kind of product you always wish you kept in your car but kept forgetting. On your travels, have you ever encountered a patch of wet grass or a beach overlook and wish you had a towel or a blanket to put down? This super portable, weather resistant pocket blanket is the best way to set up a temporary basecamp or an impromptu picnic. Generously enough sized to fit two people, plus maybe a child or two, you can stake down the corners with the included tethered ground stakes to ensure it doesn’t blow away in the wind. Or, just fill up the corner pockets with sand or gravel to keep it in place. Packs down to just 4.5 inches. Perfect glovebox size.
Flatpak Dry Bag
The ultimate watertight solution for kayaking, rafting, or any other extreme activity that exposes you to the elements. The toll top closure gives you a sturdy seal, and the flat bottom design lets you stand the bag up vertical when stuffed full. There’s even a unique side window which offers an at-a-glance view of the contents. Boasting 8 liters of storage size and an impeccable waterproof IPX7 rating, this bag’s ready to haul your gear through whatever waters you traverse.
Beast18 Ultralight Technical Backpack
This one’s designed to go the distance. For ultralight backpackers, the Beast18 weighs just over a pound while offering 18 liters of storage. Constructed of high tenacity Robic nylon with a DWR water repellant finish—both inside and out—the Beast18 is designed for the elements, and assists the wearer in transit with a flexible frame suspension system that provides support and torsion with your movements at every altitude. Hydration compatible, with external pockets and gear loops for hiking poles or ice axes, this ultralight technical backpack is as suited for adventure as you are.
NanoDry Packable Shower Towel
This quick-drying nanofiber towel is the ideal travel solution for trips to the lake and ocean. Super compact and lightweight, you can stow your towel in the compact silicone carry case to separate dry items from the wet towel. Nanofiber is known to absorb 2.3x its own weight in water, which is another way of saying it’s considerably more efficient than your standard beach towel.
Freefly Packable Duffle
With 30 liters of weatherproof space, this packable duffle makes for a perfect choice for your emergency bugout bag. Built for ultralight outdoor travel, the Freefly lives up to its name, offering the freedom to move at a moment’s notice without weighing you down. Made with UHMWPE-reinforced Robic® nylon, the UTS coating, sealed seams, and sealing zippers give you a totally weatherproof design that’ll provide years of faithful use.