Are you the type of packer who throws their clothes in a bag hoping everything will be okay? Or perhaps you roll your clothes yet find things a mess when you reach your destination?
If that’s the case, you might be interested in Rollnbands.
Rollnbands are heavy-duty non-rolling woven elastic bands that will keep rolled clothes secure, organized and snag free. They also come with a unique feature.
On the front side of each band is a yellow tag.
When reversed, the tag is gray.
Why two color tags? According to the manufacturer, it’s to allow you to roll all your clothes and tell which are clean and which are dirty.
Yellow for clean and gray for dirty.
Each pack of Rollnbands comes with 5 large (10.5″ circumference) and 5 small (9″ circumference) bands. Their width is 3/4″. The weight of each band is 8 grams and 7 grams, respectively. (That’s so low in ounces my scale won’t give me an exact measure. Just between 0.3 and 0.2 ounces each.)
I tried them out and they do what they claim. My clothes stayed rolled up and didn’t wrinkle.
But I have to be honest; I have a problem. Not so much with the product itself but with the concept.
I’m not a backpacker or camper. My idea of roughing it is a hotel without room service.
When I travel, I like to put my dirty clothes in some type of laundry bag to separate them from my clean clothes. I really don’t care if my dirty clothes wrinkle because I’m going to wash them before I wear them again.
Do backpackers really not mind mixing dirty and clean clothes without some type of barrier between them?
That said, If you are:
a) someone who rolls their clothes and puts them directly into your one bag or
b) someone who has a top loading bag where other packing devices might not use space efficiently,
then you might want to look into this product.
Rollnbands retail for $19.95 and are available directly from the manufacturer. Made in the USA.
Disclaimer: Rollnbands provided the product for review.