Gear Review: Gobi Gear Hoboroll

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  • Reviewed by: Campy Mom
  • Price (MSRP): 28.00
  • Category:
  • Best Use: Multi-use
  • Where to Buy: Amazon
  • Testing Location: Around Georgia
  • Time/Distance Tested: 2 weeks
  • Testing Environment: N/A

With a family of five, we have a lot of stuff, whether we are camping, traveling or just out for the day.  Anything that can make our packing easier is worth a look, so I was interested in reviewing the Gobi Gear Hoboroll.

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll is a travel organization system which allows you to organize and reduce the volume of the items packed.

Features of the Gobi Gear Hoboroll

  • 5 compartments
  • Drawstring end closures
  • Compression straps
  • Tool loop to allow you to strap items to the outside or clip the Hoboroll to your pack

Hoboroll Travel Organization System

Gobi Gear Hoboroll

Testing the Hoboroll

My children and I recently visited a local animal refuge.  On this beautiful day in Georgia, the weather was predictably, unpredictable.  The sun was shining and the temperature was warm enough to wear a short sleeve shirt, but the breeze had a bite to it.  It was the perfect time to try out our Hoboroll.  Since our Hoboroll has 5 sections, we were able to pack a light weight jacket or hoodie for each of us (4 in all on this day).  Not only were our jackets much more compact, they were also easy to access due to the dividers.  The Hoboroll fit nicely in our small backpack.  Amazingly, we still had room in our pack for parenting supplies and a blogger’s camera.

Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review

What We Like About the Hoboroll

Even though we were unfamiliar with this type of system, once we started using it, we began to see more and more uses for the Hoboroll.   It is a convenient way to pack your family’s rain jackets when rain clouds are hovering nearby.  The Hoboroll would also work well in a carry on bag on an airplane flight, so you will have some extra clothes in case your luggage gets lost.   That never happens, right?

You can also carry the Hoboroll by itself.

The Hoboroll is an easy and convenient way to pack up and carry our jackets and clothes.

Worth Mentioning

Overall, I really like the Hoboroll, but you should realize that it is a roll and not a bag.  Both ends open and cinch closed with drawstrings.  If you have it filled completely to the point where the drawstrings do not cinch the bag closed all the way at the ends, small items may slip out of the roll.  Therefore, if you are packing small items in the Hoboroll, you may want to place the items in a plastic zipped bag, then roll it up in your clothes.

Gobi Gear Label

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The Bottom Line

I was pleasantly surprised by the Gobi Gear Hoboroll.  The more you use the Hoboroll, the more you want to use it.  People who would benefit from the Hoboroll are backpackers, day trippers, airline passengers and of course, camping moms... like me.

I'll see ya around the campfire.


Disclosure of material connection: I received the Hoboroll for free from Gobi Gear as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.  Opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. The Gobi Gear Hoboroll looks very interesting. My husband and I are on a search for high quality backpacks for camping. Since we go so much, we want to get some that last and can hold everything we need. Do you have any suggestions for 3 day trip backpacks? That’s generally how long we go for. Thanks!

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