Matador® started in 2014 with a simple observation. While unwinding at a park in San Francisco, they noticed people sitting in the grass on their coats and hauling hefty blankets. They thought, there must be a better way. Soon thereafter Matador launched the Matador® Pocket Blanket- a waterproof seating surface that fits in a pocket.
They knew they were onto something. Working out of a 10 x 10 foot San Francisco bedroom, they leveraged the success of the Pocket Blanket to develop a line of simple, thoughtful products designed for people on the go. Their love of travel and the outdoors inspired our focus on adventure travel. The more they traveled, the more opportunities Matador saw to apply their experience in materials and design to solve common travel challenges. One product at a time, they grew from the Pocket Blanket into a brand of ultralight travel gear.
Matador travel equipment is designed and tested at their headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. As a design centric brand, they live in the environment that their products are designed for.