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The HOBOROLL™ is an essential stuff sack for every adventure, keeping items internally separated while on the go.

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Stretch Goal #3: Reflectivity for your HOBOROLL! 

Reflective piping will help you locate your Hoboroll faster, whether in deep in your bag or hanging in a dark closet.  Reflectivity is also a safety feature should you throw it over your shoulder at night.  (and for those who do not want this feature, please note we will probably have at least one color with no reflectivity). 

Stretch goals #1 and #2 are funded!  

Attachment tabs, a shoulder strap, and customer color choice!

Want to know more?  Scroll down below the "rewards" section for details on our stretch goals. 

The HOBOROLL™ is a simple and essential stuff sack for every adventure, from ordinary to extraordinary.

                     5 internal segments keep items where they belong.

BACKPACKER MAGAZINE Gear Tester- Backpacker Magazine 
Outdoor Enthusiasts and Gear Reviewers

The HOBOROLL™ is a simple and essential stuff sack for every adventure, from ordinary to extraordinary.

This convenient compression pack provides a hassle-free packing experience, keeping everything in its place. By using the HOBOROLL™, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll always find your essential items quickly and conveniently, without having to dump out your entire bag.

Traditional stuff-sacks just don’t cut it, causing you to lose valuable travel time packing. That’s why we invented the HOBOROLL™

There’s no longer a need to pack extra junk like zip locks, grocery, and garbage bags when a smartly designed HOBOROLL™ can take their place.

                            To there and back with an organized pack!

Watch how it's done:

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What is better than a Hoboroll? More Hoborolls of course!

The more backers we have, the better the Hoboroll gets. Check out the awesome features we're rolling out with each new goal:

The secret to the stuff sack’s ability to organize your gear is in the design. HOBOROLL™ features separate compartments that can be used to organize your ygear. The design allows for the HOBOROLL™ to be compressed through the use of durable straps.

Holly Corbett - The Lost Girls and Travel Channel Contributor
TravelChannel.com

Gobi Gear set out to disrupt the industry standard by offering a stuff sack above and beyond the expectations of travel enthusiasts like you. With that vision driving Gobi Gear forward, the HOBOROLL™ was born.

Our first version of the HOBOROLL™ was a huge success, but we are here on Kickstarter to make it even better.

STRETCH GOAL #1, THE PERFECT ATTACHMENT TABS:

  • Added versatility with this new feature
  • Easier to take your HOBOROLL anywhere - just clip on a shoulder strap (or two!), keys, carabiners - anything you'd like
  • The HOBOROLL will come with one tab at each end
  • We have added a shoulder strap as a new reward category, in case that's just what you are looking for. 

We are still tweaking the design just a bit, such as weight capacity and overall stretch/durability.  As soon as we have more details you'll know about it. 

A note to our backers: The stretch goal feature is the tabs on the Hoboroll, onto which you can affix anything you like: a strap, two straps, a carabiner, a key clip, etc. The shoulder strap itself is an add-on item, but we are offering it to those who want it, for no extra cost.

How do I indicate that I want the shoulder strap too?

There will be a survey at the end, when you get to choose your Hoboroll color, and can tell us if you also want a shoulder strap.

What if I want more than one strap?

That option is still available, for $12, to add an extra strap.

STRETCH GOAL #2, BACKERS PICK THE THIRD HOBOROLL COLOR:

Backer color choice!  At the end of the campaign we will host a vote for your favorite color, as well as color scheme (solid, two-tone, or print).  We'll pair down the answers, and send a final vote!

ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEPAL

Have you ever been woken by the sound of an avalanche? It was five minutes before my 5 a.m. alarm was set to go off. I was cold, and it was still dark. But the Muktinath Himal Valley was alive, and it was time to get moving.

Rather than fumbling around for my gear like on previous trips, I had everything just where I needed it – right in my HOBOROLL™. Ready. Set. Go! Find headlamp, done. Grab warm socks, stow down booties, check. Fuzzy fleece hat, check. Sunglasses and sunscreen, check.

 GETTING READY FOR THE HIKE

Each item had been placed carefully in its own HOBOROLL™ compartment the night before, and I had no trouble grabbing the gear I needed. In fact, I might have been able to do all this in the dark should the headlamp not have been functioning that morning.

After a couple quick minutes of dressing and sipping my favorite drink in the entire world - a customary hot Chai tea - I began my 15-mile hike from 14,322’ to 17,851’, where I would be searching for rare flowers and perhaps find one new to science.

SOLVING THE PACKING PROBLEM

I took a stuff sack and partitioned it, on my own sewing machine. I knew if I had interior divisions it could save me time locating items later on. Have you seen the Himalaya? It’s a life dream of mine, and now I would not be hindered by my lack of ability to find things while there! I wanted to spend more time on the trail and less time fussing with my pack.

LATER THAT DAY

NOW FOR EVERYONE!

It’s because of my experiences, one described in the story above, that we created the HOBOROLL™ in the belief that we don’t just pack our bags with items, but we also pack it with items that represent our hopes—whether you’re hoping to find that rare flower you’re on the hunt for, or just hoping for a beautiful, cool waterfall to duck under at the end of your hike, the HOBOROLL™ is designed to help you bring the items you need and keep them where they belong, so you can have more time to chase your adventure.

TIMEFRAME

PROGRESS

We named our company Gobi Gear after the Mongolian nomads who travel for a way of life. For anyone with a similar lifestyle, we personally recommend our products. When you support Gobi Gear, you’re supporting a company that loves creating products that make your travels and adventures that much better.

We stand behind our products and know that it will help make your life easier. Help us empower you to enjoy your adventures, wherever life may take you.

We will be using all the funds raised here to manufacture a new HOBOROLL™ and get you your product! We are asking for support from our fans to bring you the best possible materials and quality.

Risks and challenges

Going from a prototype to full production product can be a bumpy road. We plan to address any issues as they arise and stay one step ahead of the game. Because we want to make sure to deliver the best product possible, one of our biggest challenges may be meeting our promised ship dates. (Changed Framing)

We have experienced difficulties with international shipping in the past, including lost packages or customers met with unexpected extra customs or duties within their country. At Gobi Gear we have always strived to do what it takes to get our product to a paying customer, even if it means sending the package 3 times. We plan to continue that practice.

Our ship dates are very conservatively estimated, and we think it’s more likely that the product will be to you much sooner. We have had 4 years of experience running Gobi Gear, and have run the gamut of surprises and unexpected glitches, from manufacturing to order processing and shipments. We are better prepared now than ever before. We intend to minimize foreseeable risks, and notify customers if any changes are to occur.

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FAQ

  • Please just add $30 more to your initial pledge if you would like to add another Hoboroll.

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  • Yes – just throw it in with your regular laundry. It can take any temperature or cycle, and I bet it will dry faster than almost everything else in your wash load.

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  • Early bird reward backers will receive their product within a month after landing the product in the USA. Standard backers will receive their products once all priority has been fulfilled, which we promise within the first 3 months after the product is in the USA.

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  • At the end of the campaign we will send you a survey, to inquire if you do indeed want two different colors, or if you would like some other combination.

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  • Since we cannot do everything with our current funding goal, we have set aside a few stretch goals, one of which will include an extra strap. We'll have to get closer to the project being funded to reveal details, but we are considering this feature!

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  • While we think waterproofing the HOBOROLL would be a great added feature, it turns out waterproof bags and dry-sacks are an entirely different market and factory process, which would only increase costs. Because the product opens on both ends, it would be rather challenging to seal the entire bag.

    Instead, our solution in the past has been to sell a 2L dry bag accessory on our website, which fits perfectly into one of the HOBOROLL segments, for keeping special items dry. Or, you can plop the entire HOBOROLL into a 20L dry-bag.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    11 backers

    Thank you! And a special acknowledgement on our website page dedicated to our supporters.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    0 backers

    Gobi Gear decal with our logo in blue and white. Also, did we say thank you?

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  • You selected
    Pledge $12 or more

    4 backers

    Shoulder strap. The perfect accessory for your Hoboroll! Just adjust your pledge total to reflect how many you wish to receive.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    SUPER EARLY BIRD special. To thank our first supporters, we are offering a special price. Get 1 Hoboroll in your preferred color. Color selection through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    5 backers Limited (1 left of 6)

    EARLY BIRD special. To thank our first supporters, we are offering a special price. Get 1 Hoboroll in your preferred color. Color selection through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    784 backers

    Get organized. Your very own Hoboroll - you life is about to get more organized. Color selection through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    46 backers

    PERSONALIZED Hoboroll. Identify your new best friend. Monogramming option includes up to 25 characters sewn right onto your bag. Color selection through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD special - Double Duty. To thank our first supporters, we are offering a special price. Get 2 Hoborolls in different colors. If we reach our stretch goals and unlock a third color, then your color selection will be through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    340 backers

    Double duty. 2 Hoborolls in different colors. If we reach our stretch goals and unlock a third color, then your color selection will be through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    36 backers

    Double duty. Two monogrammed Hoborolls in different colors. If we reach our stretch goals and unlock a third color, your color selection will be through a survey at the end of our campaign.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    183 backers

    Super-saver deal! 3 Hoborolls of your choice! Color selection will be through a survey after the end of our campaign. Free shipping in U.S.

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Funding period

- (45 days)