Thursday, November 30, 2023


Tiny Matador sack converts to day pack


Matador day pack packs into tiny sack
Matador day pack packs into tiny sack

By Bob Difley
Most RVers exhibit an almost fanatical lust for products that are compact in size yet perform like their full-size component. And it makes sense if you are living, whether for vacations and weekends or full-time, in a house on wheels that is storage locker-challenged.

A backpack, like many other similar products, takes up valuable storage space when not in use. Yet, when you need one, nothing else will suffice. The creative team at Matador has come up with yet another pint-size product (you may have seen the Pocket Blanket or the Droplet Wet Bag) that performs like a full-size model.

I used the Matador Daylite16 day pack a few days ago at the final regular SF Giants game of the season (yes, they won and obtained the last wild card for the playoffs – Go Giants!). The Matador stuffs into a minuscule sack that fit easily in my jacket pocket (the San Francisco morning fog often keeps it quite cool until the sun breaks through later in the day, so locals know to dress in multiple layers that can be stripped off as the air warms). As the fog burned off I stuffed my shed layers into the Matador — which magically transformed from a minuscule sack to a handy day pack.

The Daylite16 is Matador’s latest innovation in packable adventure travel gear. This weatherproof 16-liter backpack is ideal for day trips and excursions, with expandable space. When not in use, the super lightweight 4.1-ounce backpack packs up to the size of an apple.

Whether you’re seeking the solitude of a morning walk or shopping the local farmers market, the Daylite16 is the perfect compact travel companion. With unmatched packability, the Daylite16 is always on hand and ready for adventure.


· Ultra lightweight, weighs in at an astonishing 4.1 oz.

· Breathable air flow straps

· 100% Waterproof Cordura ® ripstop material

· Two zipper compartments and two side pockets

· Duraflex® hardware and adjustable straps for the perfect fit

Learn more or buy on the Matador website.

You can find Bob Difley’s RVing ebooks on Amazon Kindle. Follow on BoondockBob’s blog.




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