The Beast28 is Matador’s largest packable backpack, but still manages to pack up to a decent size. It comes with a small compression sack so you can stow it within your larger travelling bag.Unpacked, the Beast28 is 20” x 13” x 10” and packed up it comes in at 8” x 4.5” round, which is roughly the height of an average paperback novel.It weighs 20oz or 567g, which is about 2.5 quarter pounders with cheese.
It is made with PU coated rip-stop nylon. PU coating is a polyurethane coating to help make the material water resistant. Rip-stop nylon is a light weight but super tough synthetic material, that is woven in such a way that it prevents tearing, which makes this bag pretty durable.
Lid pocket and front stash pocket
Matador uses YKK zippers on the Beast28 to help maintain the water resistance and durability. The zippers on the clamshell pocket are two-way zippers, allowing you to cram more things into your pack without stressing it too much or access either side of the bag without opening it up entirely. Inside the bag you will find a pocket along the back with an elastic top. This can be used as your hydration bladder pocket, or it can double as a laptop sleeve.