Matador Droplet Water Resistant Stuff Sack
Travis Smola

Quick Review: Matador Droplet Water-Resistant Stuff Sack


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The Matador Droplet is there when you need it the most.

If you have spent any amount of time in the outdoors, odds are you've gotten caught outside in less than favorable weather conditions. That can be a recipe for disaster if you're carrying expensive electronics like a camera or cell phone. Or perhaps you've been camping and have needed to keep wet clothing separate from all the dry stuff in your bag.

Either way, there's a real need to have something that you can pull out quickly to store valuables in a pinch during your outdoor adventures. We recently got the chance to test the Matador Droplet Water-Resistant Stuff Sack, which may be the smallest solution for either of those problems. It serves its purpose without taking up a lot of precious space in your pack, glovebox, tacklebox, or jacket pocket.

It's a nifty little solution that's likely to earn a permanent spot on my keyring for kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping adventures this summer.

The Matador Droplet Water Resistant Stuff Sack

Matador Droplet Water Resistant Stuff Sack

Travis Smola

This is one of those incredibly simple products that makes you wonder why no one thought of it before. It's a small, 2.5-liter capacity bag with a drawstring closure. The approximate dimensions are 9 x 6.5 x 3.25 inches, so it's not huge. If you're looking to keep wet items separate, it's going to be best for things like bathing suits or wet T-shirts. There's not a ton of room for a large rain jacket or wet boots.

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It's made of a 20-denier ripstop nylon and has a PU waterproof coating that sheds water nicely. The whole thing fits into a small silicone keychain case with a stainless steel key ring so you can always keep it close on hand.

During my testing, I used this mostly as a dry bag for things like a cellphone or my Sony A6400 mirrorless camera. This bag fits my camera nicely, with a little bit of room to spare for an extra lens. It added some extra peace of mind while I was shed hunting in light rain in the early Michigan spring. The coating helps the sack shed water nicely. This would be perfect for storing wallets and other small items. It's not entirely waterproof, but it's going to protect your valuables in a pinch.

More than anything, I appreciated how small and compact the bag is. This thing is endlessly packable and easily available when you'll need it most. That's why I'm going to make sure it's packed for my outdoor adventures from now on. Check out the Matador website for more information on the Droplet and more.

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