Today we sit down with Chris Clearman the founder of Matador. An outdoor gear company that focusses on designing durable and EXTREMELY lightweight outdoor/adventure/travel gear.
Chris and his team at Matador develop products that evolve out of their needs in the field. What exactly have they created? Adventure-ready backpacks, camera gear, and accessories that fold down to the size of your palm! We personally use their products in our home and while out in the elements. I couldn’t tell you how many times a situation has been saved by having an entire extra waterproof backpack in my pocket.
Click to tweet: Backpacks, camera gear, and accessories that pack down to the size of your palm.
Time-stamped notes from this episode!
- 00:34: Basic introduction
- 01:23: Why did you choose to move to Boulder, Colorado
- 03:02: Tell us a little more about your hobbies. What inspired Matador products?
- 04:43: Team AOV’s first impression of Matador products.
- 09:27: What are some of your favorite places you’ve been?
- 10:37: What is the wildest situation you’ve encountered while traveling.
- 12:58: Are you into photography or anything?
- 14:04: How do you guys test your products?
- 17:55: WHat do you guys do as a brand to help and empower the lifestyle of the people using your products?
- 19:26: What do you guys look for as a brand in a potential ambassador?
- 21:23: Bootstrap company. The story of Matador’s humble beginnings.
- 24:34: What are some other brands that you feel do a really good job all around?
- 27:46: How do you think Instagram has helped newer brands?
- 31:25: WHat do you think the future of retail products looks like?
- 38:17: Parting words.
Our personal favorites!
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