Rolo

Roll-up Travel Bag

Your suitcase just shrunk.

Rolo is a lot of things: compression bag, suitcase, wardrobe, organizer… but most of all, it’s a brand new way of packing.

This clever invention maximizes space with four mesh compartments—two large and two small—that hold up to four days’ worth of clothing and toiletries. Simply put your stuff into Rolo’s compartments, roll it
up, buckle it, and you’re on your way.

Made with strong fabric, brand name YKK zippers, military grade mesh, and patented side-release buckles, Rolo is built to last. It comes with a convenient shoulder strap that’s perfect for hiking, camping, or backpacking and even short trips. (Heck, you may not even need a suitcase.)

When you arrive, simply unroll it and hang it up in a closet, on a tree branch, or wherever. It’s easy to see—and access—what’s in each pocket. There’s no need to unpack.

The idea for Rolo came to Founders Benjamin Taller and Cheryl Mascari while backpacking through Europe. Unpacking and packing their bag constantly was a pain. They thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to simply roll all our stuff together?”

That epiphany became Rolo. Carry less, travel smarter, and enjoy yourself more when you’re away.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Rolo Travel Bag to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • tony
    tony
    7/20/2015 12:32 PM

    Cheryl, when it's rolled up is it water proof? seems like when it's rolled up the sides would be exposed to the elements?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 12:40 PM

    @tony The Rolo is not completely waterproof so I recommend a 20 liter dry bag if you are going to be in a wet environment.

  • Gail
    Gail
    7/20/2015 12:33 PM

    This looks like a great product, but the price is a little high. How do you figure four days of clothes would fit in there? Would you have to wear the same pair of jeans the whole time? And what about shoes??

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 12:46 PM

    @Gail The amount of clothes really does vary. On a recent vacation, I was able to pack: two dresses, two pairs of shorts, two pairs of pants, four shirts and socks and underwear for seven days. Four days is just a standard estimate but each person is different. The Rolo is not meant for holding shoes.

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    7/20/2015 12:50 PM

    @Cheryl Hmm, extra shoes are something a lot of people would bring even on a short trip...

  • Rexanna
    Rexanna
    7/20/2015 12:34 PM

    Curious as to whether or not an area of the bag is waterproof/leakproof for packing toiletries?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 1:14 PM

    @Rexanna The Rolo contains mesh compartments so I suggest you put your toiletries inside of a waterproof bag if you are concerned about leakage.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/20/2015 12:39 PM

    I'm also curious about shoes and the odd notion of "rolling up" toiletries...

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 12:58 PM

    @Patricia Hello Patricia, The Rolo is not made for shoes; those should be stored separately in a backpack, suitcase, or tote bag. Although Rolo was designed to be a garment bag, you can store toiletries inside the smaller compartments. Sealing your liquids in a waterproof bag will protect your other belongings if leakage occurs.

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    7/20/2015 12:48 PM

    Hi Cheryl - what do you consider four days' worth of clothing? For a business traveler that would be four sets of underwear (briefs and undershirts), four pairs of socks, four shirts and two pairs of pants (one if you count what you wear to fly/drive, but not everyone wears business attire on a plane or on the road). Would the Rolo handle all that plus shaving gear, soap, shampoo, a towel etc.?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 1:09 PM

    @Jeff All of those garments should fit and so should your toiletries. I personally, have never attempted to pack a suit.

  • Doreen
    Doreen
    7/20/2015 1:11 PM

    It looks like a great idea! The zips in the mesh area, do they zip all the way around or do you have to slide your clothes into a mesh "pocket"? It seems like it would be great if they zipped all the way around.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 1:17 PM

    @Doreen Yes Doreen, they are pockets.

  • Reid
    Reid
    7/20/2015 1:13 PM

    Hi, I would like to send this product via email to somebody. Am I missing something or do you not have a share function?

  • Adam
    Adam
    7/20/2015 1:32 PM

    @Reid The link you're looking for is immediately under the video up above this conversation.

    Cheers ~Adam (Grommet Community Experience

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/20/2015 1:47 PM

    Thanks, Adam!

  • Susan
    Susan
    7/20/2015 1:27 PM

    Is there an odor to this product? I am very sensitive to odors and a lot of luggage and travel bags have odors that make me ill-especially if they have a finish.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 1:38 PM

    @Susan There is a protective coating of vinyl on the back side of the fabric.

  • Randall
    Randall
    7/20/2015 1:50 PM

    How long is it when rolled and unrolled?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 2:05 PM

    @Randall It is 45" x 17" unrolled and 4" x 4" x 17" rolled.

  • Cary
    Cary
    7/20/2015 2:40 PM

    Very interesting idea. It seems appropriate for casual wear, but I would be concerned about wrinkles on business attire. Is there a picture of a shirt that has been rolled in the bag for a day, we can see? Do you have any packing tricks or methodologies to reduce wrinkles in the Rolo Bag?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 3:07 PM

    @Cary Hi Cary, people mostly use our bag for casual clothing but I am always looking forward to seeing the new ways people use it. I find that the clothing retains its crispness best when they are all individually rolled up as opposed to being folded up.

  • sharyn
    sharyn
    7/20/2015 2:53 PM

    as soon as I can save up 100$ i'm getting 2 of these..I've always done the foot locker roll when packing and have crammed 7 changes of clothes into a school backpack..this excellent idea will be easier for me to tote (as I am 65 yrs old) thanx for your brilliance

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 3:38 PM

    @sharyn Sharyn, thanks for your enthusiasm and your compliments!

  • Kerry
    Kerry
    7/20/2015 4:33 PM

    This is great! But I live in Canada and the price with shipping jumped to $123. because you don't ship here and I have to use a drop shipper. Too bad I really wanted it but not at that price.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl – Special Guest
    7/20/2015 5:10 PM

    @Kerry Is this the total amount to have only one Rolo shipped to Canada?

  • Michael
    Michael
    7/20/2015 8:10 PM

    How large can this get if stuffed? How long are the straps?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/20/2015 10:19 PM

    Hi Michael, it really depends on what you have in your wardrobe for four days and how tight you can roll it. Time to put your sleeping bag rolling skills to the test! The strap is comparable to that of a messenger or duffel bag.

  • Michael
    Michael
    7/20/2015 11:55 PM

    Looks like a great idea. How does it do with men's bulkier clothes?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:58 PM

    Hi Michael, thanks for the question. It handles them well, but if you are dealing with bulkier clothes, you might not be able to fit as much as normal.

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