The Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review

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8 Responses

  1. Steve Serfass says:

    Pretty cool bag.

  2. Clyde Denny says:

    hope your system is working now.

  3. Matthew says:

    Derek, I think that the hoboroll is a great idea for a bag. It just seems so innovative and different from your typical shove everything in and not be able to find it duffle bag. Thanks for the review.

    PS that is awesome to hear that you bike commute too. How far is your ride?

    • Derek says:

      Thanks man! It’s been very useful, that’s for sure. I think I’d like to see a lighter version for backpacking, but overall it’s a great deal. It’s 12 miles (19 km) from my house to work. I often cut that in half and use the bus in the morning.

  4. TLB says:

    Is this something that you continue to use? I like the idea but worry that it could end up staying on the shelf. That is always a risk of course. I am just wondering if this has stood the short test of time since your review.

    • Derek says:

      I don’t use it for backpacking much because of the weight, but that’s just me. It’s not extremely heavy and folks not concerned with going really light probably won’t mind.

      I’ve spoken directly to the owner about modifications and they have some lightweight models on the horizon. I do use it almost daily as part of my bicycle commute bag. I put a change of clothes and other gear that goes into my messenger bag. It keeps my clothes organized (soiled vs. clean) and keeps everything away from whatever else happens to get into my bag. I also use it often when I travel, for both business and personal trips. It’s a very handy organizer.

      On my trip to Lake Powell this summer, I packed nearly everything—including my hammock—in the Hoboroll. I think it is useful for me for a variety of trips. When they come out with a lighter model (and maybe a few other modifications to the collars), I’m sure I”ll use one for backpacking.

  5. Andrew says:

    I use mine to stash my Dutch double chameleon with all the accessories, works great for that. Also have used it as an indoor climbing gym bag and a duffle. The new sega sacks are great for organization also.

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