BOULDER, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2023) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of high-performance travel equipment, today introduced the Globerider45 Travel Backpack. Engineered to be the ultimate primary backpack for travelers, the Globerider45 combines the architecture of a traditional travel pack with materials and construction typically reserved for the outdoor backpacking industry.

“The Globerider45 is a giant leap for us – it’s our first foray into a generalist travel bag,” said Chris Clearman, founder and CEO of Matador. “We’ve harnessed our expertise in hyper-efficient travel and our experience crafting backpacks for the outdoors to offer a dream bag for adventure travelers. It’s full of features and organization options to satisfy every type of traveler, and is full of surprises like hidden pockets. We can’t wait to see where this one goes.”

The Globerider45 is constructed with bluesign®-certified materials and offers a clamshell design with flexible interior organization options, and a slew of external-access features including a padded laptop pocket, a water bottle pocket, and an admin pocket with layered organization. The pack’s internal aluminum framestay distributes weight evenly, and its padded, breathable hip belt, back panel and shoulder straps keep loads comfortable for long carries. The 45-liter capacity also meets most airlines’ carry-on requirements. Additional features of the Gloebrider45 include:

  • Stowable hip belt and shoulder straps
  • Large external stash pocket
  • Sternum strap and load lifters
  • Sealing YKK® zippers and zipper security loops on all exterior pockets
  • Reflective webbing for recognition in low light
  • External daisy chain on front
  • Smugglers hidden pocket behind the back panel
  • Grab handles on top, bottom, front, back and side.
  • UHMWPE-reinforced wear panels
  • V-compression straps on the exterior

The Globerider45 (MSRP: $350) is available now at select retailers and online at