After almost 10 years of travel, I’ve realized that travel habits don’t change. Once a snap happy tourist, you’ll continue to always snap everything insight. Once unprepared in the airport security queue, you’ll always be holding everybody up. Once a last-minute airport souvenir shopper, it seems you’ll always forget to discover local artisans selling traditional crafts along the way.
So while I’ve been told time and time again I need to start taking my own advice for slimming down your suitcase, it’s time to come to terms with the fact that I am, and always will be, a severe overpacker! Though granted most recently, packing for 150 days of travel and fitting it into 20kg is no simple feat!
Holding firm to the notion that I genuinely need everything I pack for travel, I’ve begun looking for options which will help slim down my suitcase while allowing me to (a) keep everything, and (b) keep everything organized. Enter Gobi Gear’s Hoboroll.
I’ve tried compression sacks before, but this is so much more. Not only does the ingenious design compress your gear providing more space for everything else including the kitchen sink, it’s the first compression sack which comprises of separate compartments, allowing you to keep everything organized and separate for easy access later!
Think never having to dig around your luggage for your clothes because you know exactly where things are in your pack, think the ability to separate your dirty clothes from your clean, think a reduced packing volume of 38%!
I have the original Hoboroll, however GobiGear have just launched a kickstarter campaign for Hoboroll v 2.0. 2.0 will be 50% lighter, with 60% more volume, stronger clasps and additional features like inner pockets. I personally can’t wait for them to hit the market.
So while I may forever be destined to remain a severe overpacker, at least now I can fit everything into the one bag, and celebrate organized packing at the same time!