Gear Review: The HoboRoll by Gobi Gear
As a certified member of OverPack-aholics Anonymous – watch out – Gobi Gear’s HoboRoll mean you can squeeze an extra 50% more into your bag! (Even better – squeeze 50% more into your bag with 20% savings – see below for more info!!!)
How can this be, you ask? This simple luggage organizer compresses your clothes and other packed goods into multiple storage compartments and presto – 50% more space! So, how do you do it?
- Feed your clothes into the 5 sleeves (I found it easier to pull them through rather than try to stuff them in)
- Do up the compression straps
- Pull to compress
It really is that easy! Just don’t pull too hard like I did – I pulled the strap so tight that my hand slipped and I punched myself in the face! Anything to be able to fit that one extra pair of shoes!!!
The HoboRoll is super light and comes in a variety of colours. I love my baby blue roll. On my test run, I found I could easily sort my outfits by compartment, making my life on the road even easier as I moved around over the weekend! It all just slid into my day pack and I was off. It’s equally handy if you want to forget about the pack – the draw strings mean all your gear is neatly contained within the roll – you can easily sling it over your shoulder and go, in true hobo style!
Where do I see the most advantage to using the Hobo Roll? In a world of extra airline fees for everything, the ability to get all your gear into a carryon is a huge plus! You are saving both time and money on that one. Not only that, but if you can fit all your gear into your carryon, you don’t run the risk of the airline losing your luggage!
Also great for quick weekends away – just throw your clothes and gear into the 5 compartments, tighten and thrown over your shoulder….out the door in no time flat! Super quick and super easy!
Considering a Hobo Roll for your next trip? Gobi Gear is also offering my readers 20% savings with promo code: TDBucket13 when purchasing their HoboRoll on line. Offer is valid until October 31, 2013! Visit their site to order and choose your colour at MyGobiGear. Remember to use the code TDBucket13 when placing your order to save!
Having tried the HoboRoll for myself, I have just 1 important disclaimer for you: I take no responsibility for your new found ability to carry more in less space! If you overpack your bag, as I often do, you still have to carry it!!! You have been warned!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Hobo Roll for free from Gobi Gear as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for a review publication. As always, my review is a true reflection of my experience with the product and I thank Gobi Gear for the opportunity to try out their Hobo Roll and their offer for special pricing for my readers.