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The Best Camera Lens for Travel: The Nifty 50

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  • Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    January 24 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    You’ve probably heard that Boulder, Colorado is a great place to visit and even to live, but what is there to do here, exactly? We’ve taken some of our favorite reasons we love Boulder and laid them out for you, plain and simple. EAT Brunch – No city is complete without some great brunch options, and whether you hit Lucile’s...

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  • Retailer Spotlight: Wayward

    November 28 2017 – Amey Daddikar

    Retailer Spotlight: Wayward

    Wayward Interview with GM and Founder – Kevin Winkel What is Wayward and what led you to start it? Wayward is all about connecting, inspiring and enriching the lives of anyone who puts an emphasis on appreciating their time here and making the most of it, through exploration. It's really about pushing yourself to seek new experiences and appreciate the...

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  • Colorado to Colombia

    November 28 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    Colorado to Colombia

    by Tabitha Yeasley ...and all the changes in between. October 19, 2017 I first fell in love with Oregon because it gave me my first taste of autumn. Changing colors and rainy weather meant a vibrant new season, something I didn't get growing up in the San Joaquin Valley. I remember riding along the bike trail amidst the falling, colorful...

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  • Why You Need To Visit The Philippines

    October 30 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    Why You Need To Visit The Philippines

    By: Sam De Nike Follow Sam on Instagram @sneadlerstravels Earlier this year I visited the Philippines for a month. It is arguably my favorite country I have ever gotten the opportunity to travel to and somewhere I desperately hope to return to soon. Here are my top 5 reasons why you need to visit today! 1. The people – On most...

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  • Matador | The story behind the name

    July 13 2017 – Chris Clearman

    Matador | The story behind the name

    Just like every good name, Matador comes with a bit of background. Throw back to 2014, the development of the pocket blanket was underway.  There was nothing like it out there, a technical ground cover for people that like to travel light and stay spontaneous.  The idea came about while Chris was at a park in San Francisco.  It was...

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  • Exploring Switzerland and Italy - An Inside Look at Traveling for 21 Days

    July 11 2017 – jaime caso

    Exploring Switzerland and Italy - An Inside Look at Traveling for 21 Days

    Ah, Switzerland! Please take me back right now! What an amazing country! So beautiful! So amazing! Sorry, I know I’m overdoing the exclamation marks, but Switzerland is just that awesome!!! Okay, on a real note. In this journal post, I’m going to talk about my recent trip to Switzerland and Italy, specifically about our journey through the Swiss Alps and...

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  • No Take Two - Shooting the 3 Day Mongolian Ultra on a Sony A9

    June 29 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    No Take Two - Shooting the 3 Day Mongolian Ultra on a Sony A9

      From our ambassador Lloyd Belcher A raw & unpolished insight from a sports photographer's perspective into how I captured images for the 3 Day Mongolian Ultra for Action Asia Events. No soundtracks, drones or gimmicks. Just the raw authentic sounds & unfolding race action simply captured from a Go Pro mounted on a Sony A9. Thank you to Sony...

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  • The Familiar Unknown

    June 27 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    The Familiar Unknown

    The Norwegian wilderness. Explored by six friends.On one unforgettable journey    

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  • A Conversation with Mandi Stewart | GET INSPIRED SERIES

    June 14 2017 – Chris Clearman

    A Conversation with Mandi Stewart | GET INSPIRED SERIES

    Tell us a little bit about yourself.  What’s your name, where are you from? My name is Amanda (or Mandi) Stewart. I’m not sure where I’m from - I’ve moved around a lot! I was born in New Jersey (#jerseygirl) and I’m the biggest Bruce Springsteen fan. I moved around a lot growing up and I currently live in Fresno,...

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  • 7 Expert Tips on Avoiding Jet Lag

    May 16 2017 – Chris Clearman

    7 Expert Tips on Avoiding Jet Lag

    Around here, we all love to travel.  New places, cultures, food, and… time zones.  Jet lag literally comes with the territory.  You might wonder how much of that London fog is all in your head.  There are however, a few tricks to making your adjustment time a little more timely.  We have compiled the best tips for coping with jet...

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  • Tunes for the Road: Iceland

    May 08 2017 – Nellie Stephenson

    Tunes for the Road: Iceland

    A post shared by Heiðar Logi (@heidarlogi) on Apr 11, 2016 at 3:12pm PDT   It's no secret that the team at Matador has a big time crush on Iceland. The Land of Ice and Fire has got it all - waterfalls, volcanos, fjords, auroras - what's not to love? While we might be stuck behind our desks this week,...

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  • Do You Need RFID Blocking Wallets or Bags for Travel?

    April 27 2017 – Chris Clearman

    Do You Need RFID Blocking Wallets or Bags for Travel?

    The short answer is “No, don’t waste your money” and here’s why. RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology is a wireless means of transmitting information from one device to another using an RFID chip and a scanner. The myth is that a clever thief can scan your wallet and pick up your credit card number or passport information without your knowledge. Luggage...

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  • In-Depth Camera Base Layer Review

    April 21 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    In-Depth Camera Base Layer Review

    Check out the full detail review from Anthony Awaken: x I honestly couldn’t hold my excitement in for this product any longer. The Matador Camera Base Layer is one of those products that leaves you thinking….”Okay, why have I gone so long without this?”. It’s so simple, easy to use, lightweight and protects my camera like a champ in the outdoors. As an...

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  • Video Review of our Daylite16

    March 22 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    Video Review of our Daylite16

    Check out this 12-minute in-depth product review of our Daylite16 by Romina. Be sure to check out her other awesome videos.   x

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  • Meet our Founder Chris Clearman

    March 02 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    Meet our Founder Chris Clearman

    A quick look at our Founder, Chris Clearman x What's the best piece of advice you ever heard? My dad used to tell me “Just start and figure it out as you go.”  I’ve realized over time that nobody knows how to do everything.  You have to trust that you’ll be able to figure things out along the way and,...

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  • Retailer Spotlight - MORE by Morello

    February 27 2017 – Kyle Bardouche

    Retailer Spotlight - MORE by Morello

    Located in Indonesia, MORE by Morello is one of our retailers that carry Matador. They are a diverse and premium boutique. Who spoke with them to get an inside look at their store and their story. View their website: www.morebymorello.com x x What is MORE by Morello? MORE by Morello is a curated premium menswear online store, which is based...

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