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Let the Road Unfold

Here is the absolute easiest way to fold a travel map: scrunch it up into a ball and stuff it in your pocket. Of course, with a regular paper map that only works a couple of times before it falls apart. That's why these crumpled city maps are so handy.

They're printed on durable, flash-spun hi-density polyethylene fibrous material. It's rip-resistant, waterproof, and thin enough that it crumples down into a ball that fits in your palm. Stuff it in your pocket, or use the included drawstring pouch, and you're ready to get back on the road. Maps available for New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona and Tokyo. Made in Italy.

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Item ID
20946
Made from
high-density polythylene fibers
Measurements
Item Unfolded: 34" H X 23" W

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CRUMPLED CITY MAPS
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Attractive (12)
  • Configurable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (10), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)

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4.0

Finding your way around.

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from Heiloo, The Netherlands

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Configurable
  • Durable Construction
  • Great Gift For Travelers
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Need More Cities

Best Uses

  • Travel Lightly

Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

Great idea for your friends as a gift for travelers.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

its ok

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from fullerton, ca

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

      I bought the map for a friend who plans to travel to Spain. The map is made of plastic and tissue like material.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The box of the map arrived crushed. Perhaps I would not have cared if I had bought it for myself but it was a gift for a friend. The shipping took 8-9 days.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better Than Expected

      By 

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable Construction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

          Bought this as a gift for a friend that just moved to Chicago. We all pretty much have GPS at this point, but it was more for back-up, learning the overall city and it's a cool conversation piece. Very durable and light and it holds up great. I was impressed with the quality for the price.

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          • Personal

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          4.0

          Very Clever

          By 

          from CT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable Construction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

              This is a very cool idea. I got the Paris map. It covers the city - the main places I visit. The only thing I'd like to see is more color - it's sort of monotone. But that is a small drawback to having a crumpleable, waterproof map! Looking forward to using it in Paris in the rain!

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              4.0

              very useful

              By 

              from IL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                  I purchased as a gift for my brother traveling overseas for the first time to Paris and a few other locations. He just returned from his trip and said that this map was quite useful in finding his way around. he liked that he didn't have to refold it every time that he used it. It isn't heavy at all and fit great in his pocket.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Loved It!

                  By 

                  from Wilmington, DE

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable Construction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                      I got this as a gift for my fiance for his birthday. He used to live in London so he loved the novelty of this gift. Everyone else loved the idea of never having to fold a map again. I am very happy with the product and plan on using it for future trips.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was quick. Product arrived in good condition.

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                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Success

                      By 

                      from D.C. area

                      About Me Value Oriented

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Configurable
                      • Durable Construction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                          this was a gift for the person who has everything - and yet he is planning a trip to Amsterdam, this particular gift was perfect.

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                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Perfect for when GPS doesn't work

                          By 

                          from Pennsylvania

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable Construction
                          • Lightweight
                          • Soul sights are great top
                          • Ten things to see

                          Cons

                          • Insufficient Writing Space
                          • Need more theatres marked
                          • Need popular shops marked

                          Best Uses

                          • Staying Organized

                          Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                          Overall good solid product will use and last for years

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          This map makes being lost fun!

                          By 

                          from Tulsa, OK

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable Construction
                          • It's a tiny size folded
                          • Just cumple up pack awa
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens up big size
                          • This map is easy to read

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Extra easy to carry
                            • Fast to retrieve from bag

                            Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                            My family and I look forward to sharing the London and Paris maps on a trip scheduled this spring. The maps are detailed yet easy to read. I don't feel any "folding guilt." Just stuff it back into a purse or pocket and away we go!

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            a cool addition to my asian theme!!

                            By 

                            from SW Virginia

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Durable Construction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about CRUMPLED CITY MAPS:

                                I got this map of Tokyo strickly as a conversation piece, I guess. It's really
                                cool, I cannot put it down, except to crumple it up and put it back in the storage bag and hang it up!! I can really see myself using this in Japan if I EVER GET THERE!!

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                                Q and A

                                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                241votes, 43 comments

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                Could these crumpled maps come in handy on your next trip to the Big Apple, the Windy City or the City by the Bay? What about you're next international adventure? We love that these durable maps are not only super portable, but also pretty adorable. Do you agree?

                                Ann
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This is a cute little gift for the travel-freak. Can they go in the wash?

                                Seneca
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Super cute!

                                Emmie
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea and reasonable price - most of my travel books/maps are damaged from the winds and rain and are useless after once vacation. GENIUS!

                                elena
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Hilarious, and very convenient!

                                danielle
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                reminds me of the silk maps used by soldiers in WWII.

                                denise
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Need more cities

                                Liane
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea, just shove it in your pocket. I'd like to see more cities though. Where's Australia?!!

                                elena
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                GREAT idea! Hopefully this will be available for a larger variety of places, though. This product helps you save on those paper maps that I know I have a collection of at home..

                                jennifer
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I know so many people who are incapable of folding a map. This is genius!

                                Marcus
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                If this expands to more cities than those then I think it will be a big hit.

                                Andrew
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I have a wallet made of Tyvek and it's super durable and aesthetically pleasing.

                                NM
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Definitely need more cities.

                                Thea
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                love tyvek

                                Sandy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                What a great idea! Won't crumble if it gets wet, either!

                                Lisa
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                It's a swell idea, but a bit pricy.

                                Deborah G
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I'm the sort who carefully refolds a map, and I don't see why I'd prefer one that takes up more room in my bag.

                                Marianne
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I'd rather have a neatly folded map even though folding them can lead to anxiety!!

                                Javon , Uncommongoods
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Super cute!

                                lisa
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                more cities- great idea

                                Casa
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I love the idea. Need more cities to attract more buyers.

                                Marilyn
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Awesome! I love that you don't have to baby it.

                                Juliet
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Though I really like the concept, the price is just too high. Given how often a map can change, I'd still probably buy a less expensive folding pocket map.

                                Gina
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                A little pricey

                                Stacey
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Just no need...

                                Jan
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                The description doesn't say whether they can be written on or not. We like to highlight our routes.

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                Thanks for the question, Jan! You can write on this map using markers or highlighters. Once you mark the map with any kind of permanent ink, your markings will not rub off.

                                eric
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This is a cool, creative design. Apart from eliminating the frustration of deliberately re-folding a regular map back into place, this map offers its user the added bonus of quickly and nonchalantly crumbling the map back into the bag before anybody notices that he or she is a tourist.

                                Raven
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I think this would be a cute gift for a younger person, maybe someone going away to college or studying abroad! Would love to see more cities though!

                                Gabrielle
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                A great idea, folding maps is such a hassle

                                tel
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Nobody uses maps anymore (except maybe for Venice because it's so difficult), but if a particular city had a meaning for someone this would be a cute gift. Low price helps!

                                Ciara
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I think this is an amazing gift. I'd like to get the Paris map for my French teacher!

                                ciara
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                LOVE the cute little boxes they come in!

                                okemah
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                this is a cute idea. i would get the tokyo for my daughter that is into anime an has tons of japanese friends. this is the "female way" to fold maps for sure! (or the pattern makers of america! they just iron the patterns flat after the crumpling! lol)

                                Larissa
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Absolutely love the idea, but where are any Australian cities? I suggest starting with Sydney ;)

                                Tatianna
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love the idea. I would like to see additional cities added.

                                Christine
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Great idea, need more destinations.

                                Kat
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                A folded map would take up less room and would probably be easier to read.

                                Michelle
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                great gift idea, stocking stuffer. Would want more cities.

                                gayle
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Just great..what other cities are there?

                                Tina
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute, but meh... Too many people use their phones for GPS for this to be anything more than an amusing gift for someone who loves to travel.

                                maria

                                Love it, great for travel. I hate messing with fold-out maps! However, I'd like to know the dimensions when it's crumpled in its pouch as well!

                                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                Thanks for the question, Maria! The pouch is 5 inches x 5 inches. When the map is crumpled and stuffed in the pouch it is around 1.25 inches thick.

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