By Anonymous, C.L. Illinois, March 5, 2015
US made which is rare nowadays. Medium is an understatement this bag is large. Fits tons of gear. No frills just a solid built no nonsense bag. Shoulder strap would be a nice addition.
By shaun, san diego, April 24, 2014
Plenty big for a plane trip. Any bigger and you'll be over 50 lbs. Solid construction. A shoulder strap would be handy but it's not totally necessary.
By matt, Durham, NC, January 16, 2014
My wife: "However much you paid for these bags, they were totally worth it". I got them so that we'd have bags that I could put on our roof rack for long trips and not worry about them disintegrating. They're great for that, and the medium size is pretty cavernous.
Eventually, I'll probably sew loops on them to attach a shoulder strap... thats my one feature request. But I understand it was intended to be completely minimal, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy more if I needed more space.
By Volker, Germany, September 30, 2013
Best bag ever, no complaining about the bag or the delivery. Just throw your stuff into it and if you looking for something the long zippers make it possible to look to the bottom of a filled bag! Perfect.
By Dave H, Tuttle, OK, March 31, 2013
We use this bag every time we travel. It packs flat in our suitcase going and carrys our dirty clothes and whatever else we want to cram in there. It weighs right at 50lbs fully stuffed.
By JB, Austin, TX, March 28, 2013
I highly recommend this bag. It is well built and will hold a ton of stuff.
By Tom Brown, Greensboro, NC, January 27, 2013
I have purchased several Red Oxx bags for my personal travels and have grown to admire both this company and their product, so when I got a chance to teach a class on emergency response to a group of Pipeliners I purchased five of these bags as giveaways during the class. They were so impressed with the quality of the bags that several of the attendees who did not get them as giveaways have purchased them on their own to stow their responder gear.
Thanks for a great American product Red Oxx.
By Joe S., Nova Scotia Canada, July 17, 2012
An extremely tough built gear bag, that holds a ton of stuff.
I like the fact that there are no extra pockets.
I use packing cubes and they fit in perfectly, keeping my gear organized and giving the bag some structure.
Overall I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Great price, great build quality. What more could you want in a bag?
By Al , Iowa, July 12, 2012
As a track and field official I was looking for a bag to put all things needed to conduct a throwing event at a track meet. Officials use different types of tool boxes and duffles, some with more than one bag on their way to their event. I wanted one bag where I could carry it all. Here's what the Aviator held this past weekend:
3 18 inch officials flags, red, white, yellow.
12 inch orange cone to put in a throwing circle to signify it being closed for warmups.
2 clipboards, 1 clipboard that holds paper, rule books, rain gear, 2 towels, backpack cover for the Aviator in case there is rain, softsided 6 pack cooler with water, Little Roy with personal items, and the Nomad filled with tools, first aid kit, pencils, etc. There is still room for rainboots and a jacket which hopefully stay in the car for most meets! It's a little heavy, but I can sling the Aviator up on my shoulder to lessen fatigue. A great bag at a great price!
By Chris, USA, April 5, 2012
The bag is really nice/sturdy/well-made.
The few issues I have:
I wish there was a large shoulder strap. The handles do fit over my shoulder though, so this is how I end up carrying it.
I measured out how big I thought the bag would be based on the dimensions on the website. I completely underestimated the size though. It's huge. I am able to keep two volleyballs, a complete change of clothes, and three sets of shoes with tons of room to spare. I probably would buy the smaller version if I had to do this over again.
Finally, there are no extra pockets. A few small pockets would have made it a lot easier for me to keep track of the smaller items I keep in the bag. I just have to end up searching for an extra few minutes though.
Overall though, these cons aren't really a big deal, and I give the bag 4/5.
By Van, Louisiana, March 5, 2012
Thanks Red Oxx for getting 10 bags made short order for our mission to Honduras. The bags are super quality , and were easy to travel with. Thanks again and God Bless you and the USA.
By Tracey, Baltimore, MD, February 9, 2012
I bought this bag for my extra bulky equipment on photo shoots. This bag is huge, and solidly made. You could probably fit a small person in here! But seriously, the bag is really well made and bigger than I expected.
By Randy, Maryland, February 4, 2012
Excellent bag, good price, and made in Montana!!!!
By Mack Padgett, Kenai, Alaska, June 27, 2011
You filled my order promptly and the bag arrived just in time to use it on a fly in fishing trip from Cold Bay. This is a good strudy bag that holds enough gear for a week long fly out fishing trip. It handled the rigors of the airline and float plane and is ready for the next trip.
By Anonymous, Alberta, May 12, 2011
I had been using an old hockey bag for my safety and site work gear for the last several years. When I stumbled across Red Oxx gear I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of products, made locally and ruggedness of the gear. I immediately picked up an aviator bag for my work gear, and it all fits in. Boots, outerwear, hardhats, harnesses, and light tools can all be stored conveniently in one easy to manoeuvre bag. I had thought a medium would be too small, but it is just right.
Thanks for the great product, I can see a couple more in my future.
By Chris, Central Pennsylvania, November 4, 2010
I bought this bag without ever having seen one in person, and I was not disappointed: it's a rugged, simple, no-frills bag with a lifetime warranty.
I bought the medium, and don't let the name fool you, it's a pretty *BIG* bag. Ideally a Small would have suited me most of the time, but having a little larger bag than you regularly need makes more sense than having one that is sometimes not big enough.
Sizing tip: If you're having trouble visualizing the sizes of these bags, get some cardboard and cut and tape some pieces to form a "box" that is the size of the bag you're considering. You could even try packing things in this "box" to see how it fits your needs.
By Robert, Claymont De, October 21, 2010
This is the one carry on bag you need. Quality abounds in this bag. Spend the money and you will never need another carry on bag again.
Perfect for the 50 Lb Limit
By Brian Darby, Silicon Valley, CA, USA, September 27, 2008
This bag holds almost exactly the fifty pounds allotted for checked baggage on an airline. It is seemingly indestructible (but I haven't tested on British Airlines, yet), stay tuned. The light weight of this bag means I get 48 out of the 50 lbs for clothing and stuff.The old cube-of-clothing packing method works great. I use a plastic garbage bag at the bottom to assure water is resisted during the time I don't control the bag.I am not a one-bagger, and I definitely need wheels. This bag sits perfectly atop a Porter Case carry-on, which turns into a luggage cart upon landing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the size difference between the Aviators?
Aviators come in four sizes. Look under the specifications tab for the measurements.
Why are some Mesh?
We liked the idea of a breathable bag, especially for damp clothes and beach or swimming accessories.
Do you have a comparison chart?
There's a photograph of all the bags side by side located under the Photos tab.
Why isn't there a shoulder strap?
The Aviator style kit bag does not work with a shoulder strap as the break-over zipper configuration is designed to open the bag fully. Our prototype also twisted and flopped around. Our bag testing team hated it. However, check out this review written by a fan for a simple solution
to this question in the section titled: "Simple Modifications to an Aviator Bag Improves Use."
Can you tell me what a "break over zipper configuration" is?
The zipper goes over the top and down the sides of the bag.
Are the Kit Bags waterproof?
All Red Oxx bags are water resistant, not waterproof. The stitching puts holes in the fabric. Obviously the mesh is neither.
Are they a lesser quality than the rest of your bags?
All Red Oxx Bags are made to the same high quality standards and are covered by our lifetime warranty.
Why is the price so much lower?
Our Aviator line represents refined simplicity. By having fewer features such as pockets, heavy-duty hardware and being made in one color with fewer pieces to be cut and stitched, and less time to make each bag, we can charge a much lower price.
Are there any interior pockets?
To keep the price down, we did not include 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.
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.
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'm for when basic is more than enough.”
Medium Aviator Bag
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Store your camping gear!
Then you'll have it near. Ready for the great escape.
Our Medium Aviator Bag is the right size for cramming camping and sporting gear into. Jam two sleeping bags, pillows, pads and even an extra blanket and you've got most of what you need to keep you and your honey warm and cozy for a night in the wild.
As a sports gear utility bag it's also great for carrying all kinds of sporting gear. Many folks have found they can pack their ski gear in the bag: boots, glove, goggles, helmet, jacket, backpack... transporting it safely to and from the resort. Sports fans know they can store and transport their sporting gear: hockey pants, helmets, shoulder pads, football pads, baseball bats, bases, vests and gloves, basketballs, shoes and more. Basically, if you're looking for a bag that can carry a formidable amount of sports gear, try the Medium Aviator Kit Bag for kicks.
The Aviator Kit line of storage and carry gear bags were developed for the budget minded. Featuring the same sturdy materials like 1000 weight CORDURA® Brand Nylon fabric and heavy-duty hardware as our regular Red Oxx bags, the Aviators are simplicity by design. They don't have a shoulder strap nor the D-ring attachments because the "break-over" zip open design does not condone itself with using a strap. Nor do they have any pockets or padding. Just a good old basic hand carried gear bag to serve basic simple needs without the extravagance.
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can afford, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they are 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; they function smoothly in inclement weather and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.
Just under two feet long and like it's big brother, the Large Aviator, it stands at 15" high. Folks like the 3/4 wraparound break-over #10 YKK heavy-duty zipper configuration which opens up the bag nearly flat. Enveloping 1.5" wide webbing handle wraps all the way around the bottom of the bag. This webbing is double-box stitched at all stress points. Available in Black only.
The Red Oxx Medium Aviator Duffel Bag; built to the same heavy-duty exacting standards as all our bags.
Dimensions: 22"L x 14"W x 15"H.
Capacity: 4,620 cu. inches.
Weight: 1.9 pounds
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Medium Aviator.
Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
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 accessories.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- 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
- Wraparound handclasp with Mil-Spec snaps
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the USA
- Available in Black only
- US Dimensions: 22"L x 14"W x 15"H
- Metric Dimensions: 55.9cm L x 35.6cm W x 40.6cm H
- US Capacity: 4620 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 80.8 Liters
- US Weight: 1.9 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.86 Kilos
If out of stock, back orders are typically filled within 14 working days. 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.