Gear

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.

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Gear Articles
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Combat food waste with this new app

by Emma Thieme

Is this the next generation of travel search engines?

by Alyssa James
4

Stories of belonging: Creating my travel story with Airbnb

by Katka Lapelosa
2

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
2

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

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
4

Now you can carry your bike around in your backpack

by Matt Hershberger
1

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

by Matt Hershberger

Adventures in ultralight journalism

by Mary Slosson
9

37 of the best travel pages on Facebook

by GaĆ­a Passarelli

The surprisingly humble history of the GoPro is an inspiration for us all

by Carlo Alcos
15

31 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

by Matt Hershberger

10 simulated travel experiences we want to see with Oculus Rift

by Matt Hershberger

Mapped: Countries with GDPs worth less than WhatsApp

by Morgan deBoer

These kids BLOW AWAY your sense of what’s possible when it snows in your city

by David Miller
7

1 trick that will change the way you pack forever

by David Miller

What journalists carry on the front lines: Lucas Pernin, Syria

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

What journalists carry on the front lines: KC Ortiz, Thailand

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
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