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Matador Freerain22 Waterproof Packable Backpack


My gurus — Dave and Kraig — consistently list Matador one of their favourite gear companies.

The Matador Freerain22 is an amazing pack at only 300g (10.6oz).

I'd call it resistant, not submersible. It's not a dry bag.

Not inexpensive (about $100), I bought the Freerain to replace my last Matador packable which I had used for hundreds of days of travel. Incredibly durable and useful.

It's my second pack ➙ the one I use for a short day hike, picking up groceries, shopping, etc.

I don't need any more frame or suspension for short day hikes. I typically push an extra layer towards the lumbar portion of the bag — and that's plenty of padding.

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