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

Screen time is becoming an epidemic for kids (and everyone). Here’s a way out

by Hazel Stark

Fat biking 101: Everything you need to know about your new favorite winter sport

by Robert Annis

16 holiday inspired meals that you can cook on the road

by Ray Wyatt

7 things every traveler wants for Christmas

by Matt Hershberger

The 7 tech innovations that most impacted travel in 2016 (+2 arriving in 2017)

by Ana Bulnes

These guys created a brand new sport: Drone Surfing

by Blaze Nowara

Camp gear 101: What to pack and how to use it

by Joshywashington

What if you could understand every language in the world? This earpiece makes it possible

by Ana Bulnes

7 epic travel moments…as remembered by my favorite sandals

by Kyle Rosemont

18 awesome camping gear ideas you never would have thought of

by Shar Riley

Don’t forget the hot sauce: 14 essential camp kitchen items for your backcountry trip

by Emma Thieme

5 simple hacks for getting dreamy waterfall photos

by Elisabeth Brentano

This is what your life looks like if you traveled the world as an adventure sports photographer

by Christian Pondella

Mad about Trump’s stance towards Latinos? Buy this hat

by Amanda Machado

The ultimate guide to packing light

by Atlas & Boots

My Snapchat has recently been blowing up. Here’s how I made it happen

by Alicia Drewnicki

Infographic: 2016’s best travel hacks and tips

by Alice Latham

What gear I took with me to shoot a paddleboarding adventure in Moab

by Ben Horton
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