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On Another Level: Matador Upgrades Minimalist Travel with New On-Grid Series

July 13, 2020

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Calvin Bond, Backbone Media
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BOULDER, Colo. (July 13, 2020) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of lightweight travel equipment, today introduced its On-GridTM Series, a new collection of packable bags with a minimalist, city-centric aesthetic, designed for on-the-grid travels. The On-Grid Series, which includes the On-Grid Packable Duffle, Tote, Backpack and Hip Pack, incorporates features for city travelers, including premium fabrics for abrasion resistance, while still incorporating packability features that Matador is known for.

“With the On-Grid Series, we’re offering packable gear that performs as beautifully as it looks,” said Chris Clearman, Founder and CEO of Matador. “Each item flips inside its own pocket for storage, and the Backpack and Tote offer laptop-compatibility. We raised the bar on durability with this series, incorporating 100D waterproof Robic nylon with a UTS coating, which adds up to 30 percent strength over traditional coatings, along with bartrack reinforced construction. The On-Grid Series is minimalist, weatherproof, durable and well-appointed.”

The On-Grid Packable Backpack is a 16-liter backpack with multiple organization pockets and expandable water bottle sleeves. Thoughtfully considered features such as laptop compatibility are ideal for travel while staying connected, and the bag’s packability allows for easy transportation. 

The On-Grid Packable Duffle is a minimalist, 25-liter duffle designed for short weekend trips or jaunts to the gym. The bag offers carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, and it features anodized aluminum hardware and hidden loops for attaching accessories. The main compartment’s zipper extends past the bag’s ends to increase access and ease of packing.

The On-Grid Packable Tote is a 16-liter crossbody tote that is ideal for exploring the local market or commuting to the office. A laptop sleeve keeps your computer protected, and the bag features carry handles and a crossbody/shoulder strap for an array of toting options.

The On-Grid Packable Hip Pack is a stylish fanny pack with an adjustable hip/crossbody strap. Its multiple organization pockets can fit a phone, wallet and keys, and its Hypalon loops are ideal for fastening accessories.

The On-Grid Series is the latest addition to Matador’s line of travel products, joining the recently launched SEGTM42 One Bag Travel Pack, a 42-liter, carry-on backpack featuring a patented architecture for optimal organization.

The On-Grid Packable Backpack (MSRP: $59.99), On-Grid Packable Duffle (MSRP: $49.99), On-Grid Packable Tote (MSRP: $49.99) and On-Grid Packable Hip Pack (MSRP: $34.99) are available now at select retailers and online at


About Matador Travel Equipment

Matador is a proudly-bootstrapped startup nestled in the recreational mecca of Boulder, Colorado. Since its launch in 2014, Matador has been a leader in efficient, lightweight travel equipment. Each product is designed in-house by a team of passionate travelers and then thoroughly tested through real-life pursuits. For more information about Matador, visit