Freefly Packable Duffle Matador vs Gossamer Gear Gorilla

  • Great for urban travel
  • Highly compressible
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Packable into a small pouch for easy storage
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Great for long-distance hiking
  • Durable and comfortable
  • Lightweight design
  • Affordable price point
  • Fits a wide range of body types

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
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5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50 Backpack Review
The two things that I like best about the Gorilla 50 are the 10L extension collar which gives you a lot of flexibility when needed, without any added weight, and the extra-long side compression straps for lashing bulky gear to the side of the pack. If you’re a four-season or multi-sport style hiker like me, that feature is a huge value-add that’s pretty hard to find on other ultralight backpacks.Disclaimer: The author received a sample pack for this review
PositivePositive
2 months ago
sectionhiker.com
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Size

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love the bag not the pouch
I had their other duffle which I could always compress into it's compression sack.
This mesh one is just about half the size of the bag. I even emailed customer support to find the trick to getting it compact to fit in. If they would have made the mesh compression sack just a inch wider it would be ...
1/5
Robert W on Mar 20
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50 Backpack Review
The two things that I like best about the Gorilla 50 are the 10L extension collar which gives you a lot of flexibility when needed, without any added weight, and the extra-long side compression straps for lashing bulky gear to the side of the pack. If you’re a four-season or multi-sport style hiker like me, that feature is a huge value-add that’s pretty hard to find on other ultralight backpacks.Disclaimer: The author received a sample pack for this review
PositivePositive
2 months ago
sectionhiker.com
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Carry-on

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love my new duffel
This bag was so useful on my last flight. It fits easily in my luggage and has plenty of room to bring back extra stuff. Matador always delivers on the quality goods.
5/5
Lydia on Nov 05
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
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Versatile, Light, Durable: Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50 Ultralight Backpack Review
It's not a budget backpack at 255 dollars, but it is absolutely comparable in price to other well-designed ultralight packs, and it's actually quite a bit cheaper than some of those packs, honestly. And since the materials seem more rugged and durable than other ultra light packs we've seen, the Gorilla should last you a good long time if you take care of it. Basically, we dig it
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terradrift
2 months ago
youtube.com
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