By Christian, China, September 22, 2011
Super product, tough, good for my hunt! Fast efficient service
By Gromulus, NE Ohio, August 28, 2011
I am not sure I can add anything that hasn't been said already about this great duffle. I own several Red Oxx bags and have coveted the PR5 for quite some time. I gravitate toward duffle bags for most of my travel needs. I needed a large maximum carry-on size that would work for leisure trips of up to two weeks.
While the 24" length actually exceeds most airlines' 22" limit, the compact appearance and the bags' inherent tendency not to bulge make it a very safe carry-on size for nearly all types of aircraft. I love the Safari color scheme which really fits this bag's look. Like all Red Oxx bags, everything is heavy duty.
I do wish it had a ballistic nylon skid plate bottom like my Sun Chaser, but I doubt I will have any issues with durability . The relatively compact width and height dimensions enable the bag to stay close to my body when carried on the shoulder. This is important when I am hurrying to reach my gate in a crowded airport.
This is my favorite one-bag solution for leisure and casual business trips by air and land.
By Monique, Sierra Foothills, CA, August 28, 2011
I bought this bag for my last family trip to France. We were staying 3 weeks with two kids (3 years and 6 months) and wanted a tough, non-wheeled bag that we could use for weekly excursions while leaving our larger checked-bag at our home base abroad. It had to be something I could comfortably carry while also loaded down with an infant in the infant carrier or while pushing my toddler in a stroller. I'm not a large woman, 5'3" and this bag was easy for me, fit perfectly on my shoulder and was actually less strain to cart around than our 32" rolling bag at 50lbs. By the way, we packed this bag to the max, and only when it was approaching 50lbs. did I have to hand it to my husband to carry. He was also thoroughly amazed at how much I could cram in there. It really does fit everything a family of four needs for a week. I am not a light packer either.
I just can't say enough about this bag! Like other reviewers when I first received the bag in the mail I thought there would be no way I could fit everything I was planning to haul along with us in there but I kept stuffing and stuffing and stuffing and there seemed to be no end in sight. The biggest limitation is your own body strength in being able to carry on your shoulder whatever you have crammed inside!
By Roger, Colorado, August 25, 2011
In my never ending search to find better ways of packing my SUV with all my camping/travel gear, I have found the answer! I have tried hard sided totes/boxes but find that they become heavy and cumbersome. It never fails that the one I need is towards the front and on the bottom. Shelving/drawers would work but then the expence and loss of space when I need to haul other things when not traveling ruled them out. I decided to go the soft side bag route and wanted something extra durable. Redoxx has been my new favorite for airline travel bags so I purchased the PR 5 to see how it would work holding my camping gear, specifically all my camp kitchen stuff.
Score!! The PR 5 holds 3 propane bottles on each end (6 ea.). My camp stove fits perfectly inside lying flat with all my pots/pans/place setting for 4/utensils, etc...cooking gear. Its durable, smaller, quieter than any plastic/metal/wooden box. Its nice having all of one category in one bag versus gear stuffed haphazard throughout the truck, or buried in a tote box. This bag will also be used when traveling by air in the winter when I need to carry bulkier cold weather gear. Thanks Redoxx for a great product! With a little imagination these bags can be used for far more than just as a suitcase/carry on bag.
By Bob, Washington, DC, August 25, 2011
This bag is the best carry on I've ever owned.
By Roger, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, August 21, 2011
The zipper teeth are the largest and strongest zippers I have ever seen. The metal clips for the carrying straps are heavy duty instead of cheap plastic. None of the materials in this bag are cheap or low quality.
I am proud to show off this bag.
By Sean, China, August 10, 2011
I've never ever ever owned a better piece of luggage. This bag is everything you need and more for a weeklong by-plane/hotel trip. Longer even. I can't imagine a better choice.
By Donnie B., Indianapolis, August 1, 2011
Simply the best bag in its class. I can't beat it up and it looks better sitting next to my friends expensive designer luggage.
By CETHEIVAGT, Illnois, July 24, 2011
Using for railroad grip along with a backpack for my laptop, paperwork, radio, and lantern. This bag has plenty of room for clothes, food, laptop accessories, toiletry bag, thermos, gcor book, and all of the extra supplies i need. Great product, well made, and with a lifetime warranty how can y0u go wrong!
By Bill K., FallsChurch, VA, July 14, 2011
Bag is constructed very well and can hold more than I originally thought. One portion of the bag that I thought would be made of thicker/different material was the bottom. Time will tell how well the material holds up. My other bags wear more on the bottom then any other area of the bag.
By MNA, Hawaii, July 7, 2011
* Bag is versatile and fits well in overhead compartments while traveling. Never had problem while on the airplane. Quick and simple.
* The monkey knuckle zippers are great and allow for quick easy access to pockets.
** Unless the bag is full, it does not rest well on the body while being carried. It would benefit from two plastic, thin, and flexible skid plates at the base of the bag to allow for a more rigid foundation.
** The pass-thru panel on the back side that is designed for use with wheeled baggage telescoping carry handles is a great concept. However, the bag has a strong tendency to swing around and not remain atop of the wheeled baggage. If two of the monkey knuckles on the pass-thru panel were made of elastic bands one could wrap the monkey knuckles around the telescoping handle giving the bag a greater chance of remaining in place.
** Lastly, as a carry-on bag, there should be an inner pocket to store one's more expensive / important items.
By Gary Fischman, NJ, June 28, 2011
Just returned from a 12 day trip to Europe, traveling by sports car, so no room for traditional luggage. My PR5 held everything I needed for the trip! Casual clothes for driving on the autobahn, jeans and a warm fleece for driving through the twisty mountain passes of the Swiss alps, dressy clothes for upscale dining at the best villa in Italy. And it all somehow fit in that one bag!
Without the silly little fluffy things that add bulk, the PR5 is the ideal duffle!
My only question is: why do we need the turn-lock fasteners on the main compartment? They really don't add functionality.
Suggestion: sew on an outside window for an ID tag.
By John, Michigan, June 24, 2011
I found Red Oxx on a "Made in America" web site, and was intrigued with the claims of durability. I have an attic filled with luggage sets that have failed in one way or another. I also wanted to start traveling lighter as it seems the effort to drag mounds of material around was diminishing the "vacation" aspect of a trip. I gambled on two pieces of luggage, the PR5 and a matching PR5.5. I have not gone on the vacation for which they were purchased, but our initial experiences with the bags is very positive. My wife was able to pack a week's worth of clothing into the PR5 carry-on for a trip to see grandchildren. With respect to the PR5.5, I can fit a pair of size 13 Lowa Zephyr hiking boots into the side compartment as was suggested but I didn't believe. The construction is sturdy and I can see why the guarantee can be kept.
What would I change? I worry about airline conveyor belts allowing snagging of loose straps and buckles, so I would have a means to velcro flaps over the handles and areas where various loops are exposed. I would also have an area on the top where the shoulder strap could stow rather than having to remove it and place it somewhere in the bag. Finally, the latches on the top flap could be replaced with velcro or the zippers extended to the middle.
Am I going to get rid of all the other bags in the attic? Yes. Will I purchase more bags for myself and as gifts? Yes.
Overall very happy with the purchase and now look forward to using these on a longer trip.
By Anonymous, Honolulu,HI, June 5, 2011
Red Oxx bags are the best made bags on the planet! This is my 3rd Red Oxx bag, and my favorite size for carry on. Well made, with top quality materials and workmanship. Also, I needed this bag asap, they got back to me on this order, and I got it on time to use it on a trip. By the way, if you get your bags in your favorite colors, they're easy to spot on the baggage carousel. Thanks Jim and everyone at Red Oxx, you're the best!
By Joseph, Connecticut, May 3, 2011
Just got back from a eco adventure in the Galapagos Islands (international flights, hiking, small plane flights, kayaking, snorkeling, boat rides). My 11 year old girl had outgrown her pink inexpensive duffle, so I purchased our 4th PR5 Safari bag (we actually took the other three on safari in Kenya two years ago). It performed flawlessly in the Galapagos, as I have come to expect from Red Oxx gear. I also own an Air Boss for business trips when I need more compartments for organization. Constructed of rugged material, colorfast, are zippers tough and function smoothly, comfortable strap - everything you need in a travel bag!
By Lorenzo DeLeon, Illinois, April 30, 2011
It's a no frills, get the job done bag. For some reason, I tend to destroy my bags. I don't intend to; it just happens. I don't think that will happen to this guy.
By Anonymous, Seattle, March 21, 2011
I love this bag. I can fit a week's worth of warm weather clothes and my laptop bag inside it. If I unzip one top zipper I can access my laptop without opening the whole thing.
The extra pockets make it easy to stay organized. I pack mine so that one end pocket has everything needed for security (liquids, passport, boarding pass) and the other has everything else I'll need in transit (wallet, headphones, book). With this setup I don't have to look to find what I need.
I'm hard on luggage and I can tell this bag will take whatever I dish out. It is worth every penny.
By Leroy, Madison, Dairyland, March 18, 2011
The ONLY cons are that they could have used a lighter alloy (Al or Ti) to save a ounce or so off of the metal buckles. Otherwise solid bag, I purchased it over the Air Boss ones because of NO floating baffles/compression packing. I have a larger one with that system and I wanted a normal throw and go bag.
By Kevin G., South Glastonbury, CT 06073, February 25, 2011
I just got back from a week in Ireland and this bag carried everything I needed without any strain. I love the dual zippers that secure the top of the bag. I usually go with rolling luggage, but wanted to try a carry-on that I could have some control over. This size bag will stuff like no other I have owned and didn't caise any doubts among airline personnel that it was indeed a carry-on. I was very happy with it and can't believe that I tried to talk my way out of keeping it. Nice job!
By Anonymous, , February 19, 2011
I'm in love with these beautiful bags. Top marks RedOxx. 5 stars!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences in size of the Beanos bags?
The PR5, a step up from the PR4, was designed for legal carry-on travel. The PR5-5 is sized between the PR5 and the largest of the series, the PR6.
Will the PR5 qualify as a personal item?
The PR5 is designed as more of a smaller carry-on than a personal item. It's too big to be a personal item.
What's the difference between the PR5 Carry-on Bag and Flying Boxcar?
The Flying Boxcar has a full length main compartment with extra raised pockets located on the side of the bag, whereas the PR4/5 have a shorter main compartment and the pockets on both ends. The Flying Boxcar also features grab handles on the ends and a padded bottom with reinforced ballistic nylon, our toughest.
How many days of travel will fit in the PR5?
The PR5 was designed to hold up to a weeks worth of clothes. Some proficient packers could stuff it for 10 days. Obviously, it really depends on what you pack and how you pack it.
Can I fit my laptop in it?
Most 15" and up notebooks and tablets should fit in the main compartment.
Is the PR5 padded on the bottom?
Our Sun Chaser
and Flying Boxcar are padded on the bottom. The PR Safari Beano's series of duffel bags is not padded.
Why are there two zippers on the back pocket?
This is a special "pass through" pocket that allows you to mount the bag over the handle of a wheeled bag.
Is there a way to securely lock my bag?
Sure, you can use any TSA approved bag lock
or try our Cable Lock
for a simple, semi-secure solution. Watch this video where CEO Jim Markel demonstrates how you can use the cable that comes with the product Dog Tag
price tag to secure your bag
. Keep in mind, any determined thief can still cut open a soft sided bag with a sharp knife.
What are the D-Rings for at the end of the zippers?
The D-rings allows you to lock your zippers closed. Again, one can still cut open the bag with a knife.
What's the best way to pack the PR5?
We recommend the bundle wrap method developed by Doug Dyment of Onebag.com fame. Use our luggage packing diagram
(Pdf file). Watch the packing video for excellent packing tips. Which brings us to the next question...
Will the Eagle Creek packing cubes fit the PR5?
Skip the cheap imported packing cubes and build your own custom Red Oxx Packing Cube Kit.
Or try our Nomad Shave Kit
, Lil Roy Gadget Bag
or Tri-fold Toiletry bag as packing cubes. You can color co-ordinate them to your preference and they come with useful carry handles. The Tri-fold Toiletry bag
is also a brilliant shave kit organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold open flat hanging design.
Is this the Railroad Grip?
The Railroad Grip is a different bag. It is sized differently to accommodate the lamp, rule book, radio and is built with a heavy-duty ballistic nylon. While the PR5 is a strong bag and is warranted for life, the Grip is the bag of choice for railroaders.
How does the PR5 compare to the Sky Train or Air Boss?
The PR5 is a duffel style bag with a main center compartment and two raised end compartments, whereas the Air Boss
is a carry-on bag with 3 main central compartments. The Sky Train is a double main compartment carry-on bag that has retractable backpack straps. All three bags are carry-on legal.
Will my shoes fit in the end pockets?
Depends on the shoe! A child's shoes would fit as would most women's average foot size, perhaps (7-8). Boots will not fit and most men's shoes would be too large.
Are there any interior pockets?
The PR5 features a main compartment, flat side pockets and dual end pockets. It does not have interior pockets.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, fix it yourself. Check out this video where CEO Jim Markel shows how easy it is to do it yourself.
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.
“I am famous for more than my huge zippers.”
Safari-Beanos Bag PR5
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Gear of the Year! Travel without fear.
Outside Magazine's Luggage Award-Winner.
WHY A DUFFEL STYLE CARRY-ON BAG?
This is as big a duffel style travel bag as you can legally use for carry-on bags (both domestic flights and internationally). Avoid rising checked bag fees – and simplify your life-- pack it all in one duffel bag.
It's amazing how much stuff you can cram into our PR5 Safari Beanos duffel bag! Pack it up for a long weekend out of the city or load it up with all your goodies you don't want damaged on the flight home. Featuring a generous top-loading main compartment (18"L x 10"W x 10"H), you can load most anything you'll want to carry.
BEST TRAVEL GEAR OF THE YEAR AWARD.
Outside Magazine recognized the Safari Beanos PR5 Carry-on Duffel bag as one of 2004's 15 best outdoor products.
James Glave, editor for Outside Buyer's Guide, said:
"Winning products must offer cutting-edge design and be really rugged. Our testers dragged it with a car down the sidewalk and threw it off the second-story balcony and tried to destroy it. We really place enormous emphasis on rigorous testing."
As does Red Oxx! The proof in the pudding as they say.
Read the review about this outstanding carry-on bag, voted best Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine. Also endorsed as an ideal safari travel duffel by famous professional outdoor writer, Craig Boddington, from the sportsman TV series "Tracks Across Africa" and Safari Spokesman Ivan Carter on "Hornady's Africa with Ivan Carter".
WHERE DO MY BELONGINGS GO?
Set up with the same layout as its little brother the PR4, this award winning carry-on duffel features three rectangular storage compartments for maximum space efficiency. Dual end pockets have zippers that zip halfway down the sides for easy access to packed items.
The opening for the main compartment flips back out of the way for unrestricted access to the entire compartment. Twin turn locks keep the lid secure and anchored D-rings allow cable locks to be attached to the zippers for extra peace of mind if traveling as checked baggage.
The zippered front flat pocket keeps your passport or reading materials handy. The pass-through panel on the back side is designed for use with wheeled luggage as a docking sleeve. Unzip top and bottom zippers and slip it over the wheeled bags telescoping carry handle. Or leave the bottom zipper closed and it doubles as a second flat exterior pocket.
Watch the packing video in the videos tab as Professional Travel Guide Kasey Austin from Austin Adventures as she demonstrates some of her awesome packing tips.
HOW TO CARRY THIS BAG.
Includes the famous Claw No-Slip Shoulder Strap. Attached using heavy-duty 360 degree "claw-like" swivels, this strap hardware will endure any abuse imaginable-- quickly detaching for storage inside.
SIX REASONS TO OWN RED OXX SAFARI BEANOS PR5 DUFFEL BAG
1. A RELIABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL BAG BUILT LIKE A TANK?
Our fans like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a carry-on bag, the PR-5 Duffel is built tough. Starting with the most durable, flexible, and practical textile material available -- 1000 weight CORDURA® Brand Nylon, the PR-5 is built using super-strong UV-resistant thread that's stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.
2. BOUND AND BAGGED = STURDY SEAMS.
Places where two separate pieces of fabric are stitched together are then bound -- that is, we take a long piece of one-inch wide nylon webbing and fold it over the edges of the two pieces and stitch them together, this creates a strong seam, known as a binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling on the inside of the bag, or gives it a clean, finished look if on the outside of the duffel.
3. BINDING INSIDE / BINDING OUTSIDE, NEVER UNRAVELS.
In addition, each exposed outside fabric edge, such as on a pocket flap, is also bound using a thicker binding material. Inside edges typically receive a thinner nylon webbing, whereas outside corner edges that are exposed to heavy wear have a thicker nylon binding. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent the fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors carry-on bags that brag of "binding" their edges.
4. WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the bag, is double box stitched - which is where we get the "double XX" in our name, Red OXX; a stitching practice we adapted from our experience as parachute riggers.
5. MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest practicle zipper available, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they're easily repairable, even in the field; they will hold their place, that is, they "lock"; they are difficult to penetrate, thereby increasing the security of your belongings from casual theft; they function smoothly in inclement weather, and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.
6. PUTTING THE HARD IN HARDWARE.
Red Oxx has occasionally been accused of "overdoing" our hardware. But once you've had a cheap piece of imported plastic "hardware" break in the middle of a busy intersection, airport or other inconvenient locale dumping your precious belongings all over the ground for everyone to see (and steal), having a heavy-duty nickel-plated or stainless steel D ring or attachment swivel that weighs just a tiny bit more, or might make a little noise, is a travel companion's confidence builder and peace-of-mind maker. After all, you want to enjoy your journey as best you can. Why worry about having your favorite carry-on travel duffel bust apart and break you down?
Why not join the carefree carry-on crowd with an award winning PR5 Safari Beanos Duffel Bag today?
In stock, all colors, ready to ship.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H (legal carry-on measurements).
Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches.
Weight: 3.4 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos
- Dual end compartments: 10"W x 10"H x 3"D
- Dual end zippered flat pockets: 10"W x 10"H
- Front exterior zippered flat pocket: 16"W x 7"H
- Back exterior twin zippered flat pass-through pocket: 16"W x 7.5"H
- Main compartment: 10"W x 18"L x 10"H
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Safari Beanos PR5.
Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
EMAIL POLICY: Online orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email when your order ships and a product review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. In addition, backorders beyond a dozen working days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. During checkout purchasers have the option to opt-out of our other occasional email notifications. Your email address is always secure.
Every great bag needs cool luggage accessories.
"Beanos" Trivia: Named after our friend "Beano" who needed a gear bag that could carry his clothes and still be carry-on legal. Named after his grandfather, a bean farmer in the Midwest, whom he looked like as a kid. Formerly the Super Beanos, the bag is now available in several sizes and is in its 4th stage of design revision.
Safari Beanos PR5 is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND hand made in the U.S.A.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Brand Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- 304 welded stainless V ring
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Detachable Claw No Slip Shoulder Strap
- Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Free heavy-duty vinyl luggage tag
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Double box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- Includes Cable Lock
- Pass-through panel for use with wheeled luggage; can double as an extra pocket
- Dual turn locks on zippered top flap panel
- Twin D rings for locking zippered flap panel
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- US Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H
- Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
- US Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
- US Weight: 3.4 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos
Sarari Beanos PR5 Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Bordeaux = Dark Red
- Coal = Gray
- Forest = Green
- Khaki = Tan
- Mariner = Blue
- Midnight = Dark Blue
- Olive = Military Green
- Saffron = Yellow
- Safari = 1940s Olive Drab and Desert Tan
Keep in mind: Colors on your monitor will vary from the actual color of the fabric. The only way to accurately gauge a color is to request a swatch.
Questions? Visit our Customer Service Help Desk or call our Toll Free Hot Line: 1-888-733-6999.
Red Oxx "No Bull" Warranty
As time rolls a ceaseless course, only the genuine guarantee remains. The mountains will persist, the oceans are bound to endure and Red Oxx will continue to be rugged, reliable, and tough.
To the depths of the Amazon basin to the peaks of the Himalayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
Red Oxx Bags are guaranteed forever, be sure to include them in your will.
Made in U.S.A.
Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.