It’s never about the gear. It’s about the journey the gear is made for.
And yet, over time, there are some pieces of gear – certain boards, bikes, boats, tents iPods, shorts, underwear, maps, packs, whatever it is – that inevitably become part of the story. They remind us of moments. Even just looking at them in the bottom of a drawer or hanging from rafters in the garage, can, momentarily, return all the feelings we had while traveling.
Matador community members, contributors, sponsored athletes, and friends all help us review gear and let us know how it performed (or didn’t) at ground level.