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Matador Introduces ReFraction Series: Where Style Meets Functionality for Adventurous Travelers

June 26, 2023

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Annekë Efinger, Backbone Media,, (970) 963-4873, ext. 1238

BOULDER, Colo. (June 26, 2023) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of high-performance travel equipment, is proud to announce the launch of its latest collection, the ReFraction Series. This innovative series showcases three packable bags – the ReFraction Duffle, ReFraction Backpack, and ReFraction Sling – designed to meet the needs of modern travelers seeking both style and functionality.

“We’re very proud of The ReFraction Series as it truly reflects Matador’s commitment to creating travel gear that seamlessly combines innovation with a sleek and stylish look,” shared Chris Clearman, founder and CEO of Matador. “Crafted with precision and expertise, each bag in the collection has a distinctive design, and features that cater to the demands of today’s adventure-seeking travelers.”

All three pieces are designed to go everywhere travelers may roam. Each is built from lightweight recycled nylon and materials that meet Bluesign® criteria. And the best part for travelers? The bags each easily pack into their own built-in stuff pockets, ensuring compact and hassle-free travel.

ReFraction Packable Backpack – With a 16-liter capacity and convenient packable design, the ReFraction Packable Backpack is the ultimate all-around daypack for travel. Featuring YKK® water-resistant zippers, zipper security loops, cushioned shoulder straps and stretch pockets for water bottles and essentials, this backpack ensures comfort and easy access to belongings. It’s also built with an adjustable sternum strap which converts to a luggage handle pass-through.

ReFraction Packable Duffle Bag – This 45-liter duffle offers ample storage space for extended journeys. With its weather-resistant construction, adjustable shoulder straps, and rubberized handles, the ReFraction Duffle ensures durability, versatility and convenience for the modern traveler.

ReFraction Packable Sling – This compact, two-liter sling perfectly fits essentials like phones, wallets, and keys. With YKK® water-resistant zippers, zipper security loops, a stretch zipper front pocket and adjustable compression straps for a customized fit, the ReFraction Sling keeps belongings secure and accessible. Wear it as a sling or at the waist for hands-free convenience.

The Matador ReFraction Series; Backpack (MSRP: $59.99), Duffle (MSRP: $49.99), and Sling (MSRP: $34.99) are available now at select retailers and online at




About Matador Travel Equipment

Matador designs high-performance travel equipment designed for objective-based travel. The team’s strengths in design, material technology, and construction give them an edge in developing innovative products that bring outdoor expertise to the pursuit of travel. For more information about Matador, visit