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Matador FreeRain24L Waterproof Packable Backpack


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FreeRain 24L Backpack

Whether you're heading to far away places or wandering familiar trails, there's no telling what you're going to encounter when you head out on a new adventure. If you're looking to stay prepared, reach for the ultralight, ultra-packable, and ultra-convenient Matador FreeRain 24L Backpack. This compressible, waterproof pack is able to stuff down into a storage bag to fit in the palm of your hand, making it an easy choice to throw in a duffel or larger pack for days spent exploring foreign cities or pushing for the summit. The main compartment offers fully-sealed waterproofing, with a roll top closure to ensure that extra layers and necessary items stay dry when rainy weather rears its ugly head. A water-resistant front pocket provides added storage on dryer days, while the side mesh pockets give you quick access to hydration and snacks.

  • Easily pack along waterproof storage with this compressible day pack
  • Entire bag stuffs into palm-sized storage sack for easy packing
  • Waterproof compartment keeps maps and layers dry on wet adventures
  • Front compartment provides extra gear storage on dryer days
  • Shoulder straps have additional stabilizer straps for custom support
  • Side mesh pockets give you plenty of space for hydration
  • Item #MTU000O

[face fabric] 30D Cordura (ripstop nylon), silicone [main compartment] Hypalon
24L (1464.5cu in)
1 removable roll-top storage, 1 organization, 2 water bottle
19.5 x 11 x 9.5in
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
hiking, travel

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>Rating: 2

Great idea, awful shoulder straps

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
One size
6` 0"
170 lbs

This is a great 24 L size and great packable and useful tool. Love that it actually can deal with serious rain. The bottle holders are a little fragile and the front pocket is only for very flat items, but for the overall weight and packed size, the trade offs make sense. The shoulder straps are awful. Truly awful. Stiff, very poorly shaped. They barely make shoulder contact on the edge, and are very stiff. Truly unfortunate design feature. Most pack straps seem to fit me perfectly, these are an exception. I use the pack, but each time seriously consider trying to make, or have someone make different straps. If I let the straps hang very far out on my shoulders they are almost workable. What a shame this great design does not use straps that either form to you a bit more, or have a more conforming curve to them. A sharper turn at the lower end of the “J” (like so many other pack straps) would do it. The storage bag is fine, but for real world situations, a 10% larger storage bag would have no downsides and would be more useful when trying to quickly store this pack. Really a shame about the straps.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for adventure travel

I've used it several times

I took this along as my city bag on a hiking trip in Scotland. Incredibly lightweight and waterproof. It can also fit a lot of gear, but the rolltop is challenging if you overfill. Straps are very light. They may soften up, but still scratchy after using every day for 10 days. So far holding up extremely well. Packing bag is also perfect for a lightweigt rain jacket. Will define be coming along on all future trips.