Photo: Tim Stelzer


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.

Gear Articles

22 iPhone tricks for travelers you won’t believe you didn’t know about

by Joe Batruny

7 things everyone who’s been to Nepal has lying around their house

by Dikson

America is a beautiful country

by Jarret Leong

Racing drones through a forest feels like a scene out of ‘Star Wars’

by Matt Hershberger

7 awesome smartphone photography hacks

by Matt Hershberger

What travel has become in the age of smartphones

by Leslie Finlay

4 creative and inspiring ways people are using drones

by Matt Hershberger

7 ways the new Apple Watch will make your life easier as a traveler

by Tom Reynolds

Combat food waste with this new app

by Emma Thieme

Is this the next generation of travel search engines?

by Alyssa James

Stories of belonging: Creating my travel story with Airbnb

by Katka Lapelosa

Drones film surreal footage of surfers ripping over shallow reef in Indonesia

by David Miller

London’s public transport or your bike: This map will tell you which is quicker

by Dikson

What journalists carry on the front lines: Daniel van Moll, DRC

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Now you can carry your bike around in your backpack

by Matt Hershberger

Can’t go abroad to learn a language? Skype with the elderly instead

by Matt Hershberger

Adventures in ultralight journalism

by Mary Slosson

37 of the best travel pages on Facebook

by Gaía Passarelli
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