With the current travel bans due to Covid-19, it is now the best time to partake in local travelling. This time around, I brought the Matador Freerain32 Waterproof Packable Backpack along with me as I hiked the Macritchie Reservoir Trails.
The original plan was to bring my friend for her first hike to the Tree Top Walk suspension bridge, but unfortunately, it is under renovation till May 2021. Although I packed rather lightly with just some essentials; an umbrella and a bottle; walking for 2-3 hours with my other bags would easily cause a strain in my lower back. Thankfully, with the Matador Freerain32 Backpack, it did not lead to any discomfort.
Firstly, the space for this backpack is what I would imagine as limitless with a capacity of 32L. It had extra space to fit my guards even after putting my pair of bulky roller skates in. The backpack also comes with multiple storage sections making it easy to compartmentalise the items you have and to find when you need them.
With a weight of 300g, the backpack is also lightweight and convenient to bring around. There is also no additional bulk from the backpack itself as it can be rolled up and stored in a mini bag. It is very easy for me to roll up and store it. Sometimes, with other compact bags, it takes more effort and skill to roll it up and fit it in their provided mini bags.
To ensure comfort at all times, the Matador Freerain32 Backpack has a hip belt with pockets, adjustable, weight distributing contoured shoulder straps, non-absorbing shoulder straps and adjustable, removable chest strap. This ensures that the user can fully focus on the hike instead of other possible distractions like back strain, weight and overall discomfort.
On top of that, the Matador Freerain32 Backpack is puncture-proof, waterproof and has sealed seams. This means it is resistant to any environment.
After the Hike
Not to forget our stars from the previous article, the Travelmall Anti Bacterial Cross Body Bag and the Mobilesteri 4D Double Helix Roll Brush Electric Toothbrush was brought along to use after the long hike. I used it during lunch and after lunch.
During lunch, to keep my mask clean and away from other external exposure, I placed it in the Anti Bacterial Cross Body Bag using it as a storage pouch instead. After my meal, I then used the Double Helix Roll Brush Electric Toothbrush to keep my breath fresh and my mouth clean. These details were discussed in this article.
The Travelmall Anti Bacterial Cross Body Bag is retailing at $39, which you can buy here and the Mobilesteri 4D Double Helix Roll Brush Electric Toothbrush is currently retailing at $139, which you can buy here.