At Matador®, it is our mission to design the best packable gear possible. Everything we make is founded on our obsession with travel, adventure, and the great outdoors. All Matador® gear is designed at our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.
IT STARTED WITH A SIMPLE IDEA
Matador® started in 2014 with a simple observation. While unwinding at a park in San Francisco, we noticed people sitting in the grass on their coats and hauling hefty blankets. We thought, there must be a better way. Soon thereafter we launched the Matador® Pocket Blanket- a waterproof seating surface that fits in a pocket. We knew we were onto something. Working out of a 10 x 10 foot San Francisco bedroom, we leveraged the success of the Pocket Blanket to develop a line of simple, thoughtful products designed for people on the go. Our love of travel and the outdoors inspired our focus on adventure travel. the more we traveled, the more opportunities we saw to apply our experience in materials and design to solve common travel challenges. One product at a time, we grew from the Pocket Blanket into a brand of ultralight travel gear.
STAYING TRUE TO OUR ROOTS
Matador® is funded solely by our loyal customer. We aren't VC funded or crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Without outside influence or pressure, we can focus on designing products that we love. We believe that this freedom is a key tenet of our brand. We experiment, shake things up, and innovate where we see opportunity.