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Gear Review: The HoboRoll by Gobi Gear

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!!!)

The Hobo Roll by Gobi Gear

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?

  1. Feed your clothes into the 5 sleeves (I found it easier to pull them through rather than try to stuff them in)
  2. Do up the compression straps
  3. Pull to compress

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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!

Hobo Roll by Gobi Gear

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!

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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.


About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!


21 thoughts on “Gear Review: The HoboRoll by Gobi Gear

  1. You may have overlooked one of the features of the HoboRoll – the organization potential of the 5 compartments. Knowing how you pack (i.e. with the best of intentions, but usually at the last possible moment), keeping things sorted is as important as getting another pair of shoes in.

    Posted by iampetert2 | May 22, 2013, 9:11 am
  2. How many more shoes can I get in? Seriously!

    Posted by Ana Silva O'Reilly (@mrsoaroundworld) | May 22, 2013, 9:55 am
    • No guarantees – but I think a couple extra pairs may be reasonable! Of course, then there is that extra skirt to go with those cute heels and …. oh boy – you can see why I have an over packing problem! I am always throwing something in last minute!

      Posted by Anita Mac | May 22, 2013, 9:46 pm
  3. Thanks for sharing this information.This is good news! I visited their site just now. What a great concept! Oh, the possibilities.

    Posted by Wambui Bahati | May 22, 2013, 11:20 am
  4. Spooky Anita…I was just reading about the Yurts the other day. I believe concept came out of their pack rolls. I’m always looking for ways to pack more efficiently when I have to minimise space and weight. Brilliant for the plane cabin too – as you say.

    Posted by Tracey | May 22, 2013, 8:33 pm
  5. Ha ha ha – you punched yourself in the face?? This is a sign that your shoe obsession has gone way too far!

    Posted by turnipseedtravel | May 22, 2013, 8:47 pm
  6. This is pretty much a necessity for us. I was contemplating learning how to pack less. I’m so thankful there’s another solution. 🙂 I will be ordering this, thanks for the sweet promo code!

    Posted by SoundsLikeUs | May 22, 2013, 8:48 pm

    sorry, helpful packing tips = overexcitement.

    Posted by Lazy Travelers (@lazytravelers) | May 24, 2013, 10:04 am
  8. This looks amazing for backpacking or just regular travel. Very handy!

    Posted by Traveling Ted (@travelingted) | May 24, 2013, 10:19 pm
  9. hmmm…liking the look of this. does it come in hot pink?? i might persuaded to become a backpacker after all 😉

    Posted by lola | May 25, 2013, 11:33 am
  10. I need this in my life. I’ve become an over packer, which is surprising. You think it would be the other way around. Any thing to make travel and packing easier is SO my jam.

    Posted by Chris & Tawny (@CaptainandClark) | May 25, 2013, 2:06 pm
  11. How great is this! I am not an over packer, but I like to pack as light as possible, using only a carry-on – even for my 4 weeks in Africa. I know, I’m crazy. BUT, this would allow me to bring so much more. I love it!

    Posted by The World Wanderer (@TheWrldWanderer) | May 25, 2013, 6:13 pm
  12. I think I like the compartment aspect best… i wonder if items wrinkled? Actually, I usually pay the fees and check a bag, but maybe one of these and another carry-on and I can order an extra martini or two… stay adventurous, Craig

    Posted by craig zabransky (@StayAdventurous) | May 25, 2013, 10:35 pm
  13. That’s an interesting design – I was not aware that existed! Thanks for bringing it up to your readers’ attention!

    Posted by Raul (@ilivetotravel) | May 26, 2013, 10:34 am

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