A Backpacker’s Best Friend: Gobi Gear Hoboroll

Gobi Gear Hoboroll

A Backpacker’s Best Friend: Gobi Gear Hoboroll

If there’s one thing I’m positive about while traveling, it’s that I like to keep it light. I prefer taking less and carrying on my luggage, as opposed to lugging around a bag that weighs more than I do. This may be due to the fact that I’m a relatively small person, even earning the nickname Pixie by my fellow travelers in Africa, but I do believe that luggage shouldn’t weigh you down, no matter how big or small you may be.

Always packing light

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the Gobi Gear Hoboroll, a seemingly simple product, but one that would change the way I’d be able to travel. In the past, I had used virtually no product to help me compact my belongings, but with the Hoboroll, I was able to realize how packing with it would be beneficial. In fact, I was able to fit a lot more in my bag with me than I could have without it.

Gobi Gear Hoboroll

It’s easy to use, with separate compartments to stuff in your belongings, which I like because it allows you to keep organized before compacting. I also love that there are two entry points, so you can access your belongings from two spaces.

Once it’s all loaded up, you can start compacting, starting with the ends, and then clipping the two clips on the top. Pull it tight, and you’re set to go. I was shocked with how much I could stuff in, and how small it was once I everything was compacted. Plus, the strap on the side made it easy to carry on its own, a feature I like.

Gobi Gear Hoboroll

My only regret is that I didn’t know about the Hoboroll for my trip to Africa. I didn’t have enough room in my luggage, and this would have easily solved my problems, especially because I could have used it as a bag on its own.

The Hoboroll is a product ideal for backpackers, and one that will help you add more space to your bag, so you can pack light but bring along everything you want. While it isn’t ideal for traditional luggage, especially of the carry-on size, it does work for larger bags, duffle bag, and backpacks.

Mine’s all packed up and ready for my next adventure!

Gobi Gear sent me a Hoboroll to test and review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Comments (6)

  1. Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes

    Whoa! This would have been so helpful while I was in Prague and backpacking around Europe! Very cool, Erin!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Get one for your next backpacking trip! 🙂 It’s really great!

  2. Stef

    I heard so much positive stuff about the Hoboroll lately, I guess I should try it myself too!

  3. Traveling Ted

    That looks super handy. I definitely could see that getting a lot of use in my backpack. It seems like my backpack is always quite full, so something that could lessen the bulk and help organize would be ideal.

  4. Lance | Trips By Lance

    Trying to squeeze the stuff of three into as few bags as possible is becoming more challenging for us. I like the idea of this. We’ve used different packing things in the past that were meant to reduce the amount of space used, but never found much success. This could be promising.

  5. Felisa

    Oh wow! Wish I had a bag like this for my backpacking trip last month in South East Asia. This is a great review of Hoboroll, I found it very helpful. Thanks!

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