“I'm a cinch to pack full.”
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Got stuff to pack down tight?
With this bag it's a
This carry-on legal, convertible-hybrid, backpack-duffel style bag was the next great evolution in our line of Expedition Series bags.
With airlines tightening up restrictions on carry-on baggage, compression straps can help you squeeze under the new regulations.
No problem. We borrowed a feature from our checked travel expedition bags: exterior cinch down straps.
EXTRA LONG COMPARTMENTS.
The Tres Hombres has a unique compartment system. We made this design a carry-on legal (linear length) bag with three long compartments. There's the main compartment with more than enough room for your clothes. The twin raised side pockets give you the option of storing your dress shoes, running shoes or heels--you can even fit your SCUBA flippers in the 20 inch long compartments. Tucked into the raised side pockets you have twin flat side panel zippered pockets for smaller items.
Compression straps help pack down your gear down tight (especially great if you plan on bringing home more than what you came with), grab loops for pulling overhead bins or getting on or off roof racks, padded bottom for extra protection, plus storable backpack straps.
COUNTLESS WAYS TO CARRY.
Carry it over your shoulder, cross body, or hands-free on your back, this is one versatile hybrid. Here are some variations it offers in carry travel:
- Normally by the top handle.
- In front of you by both end handles.
- To your side with one end handle.
- Wear it on your back with the retractable backpack straps.
- Over your shoulder with The Claw Nonslip Shoulder Strap.
The Tres Hombres, a new carry-on convertible bag that's a "cinch" to pack.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY
Due to high demand, we encourage you to place your order now to get your Tres Hombres carry-on bag on our production schedule. It will then be delivered in under 30 days. Like retirement, it's worth the wait.
Dimensions: 20"L x 14"W x 11"H.
Capacity: 3,080 cu. Inches.
- Dual exterior flat full-length zippered pockets: 10" D x 20"L
- Bottom strap flap storage pocket for retractable backpack straps: 21"L x 17"W
- Main compartment: 20"L x 14"W x 11"H
"No Bull" Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND made in Billings, Montana USA.
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Tres Hombres Trivia: We called it the "Tres" due to it's three main compartments and "Hombres" because CEO Jim Markel tested it out in during a trip to Guatemala, where he was the resident "hombres". Want to learn more about this unique bag? Check out the full history of the bag here.
Tres Hombres is worth price.
By Harry, Nebraska, November 7, 2013
Tough and well constructed. "BUT" the two belly straps need to be in a hide away compartment like the back pack straps when not needed. The straps were always in the way when not needed. They were great on plane. Ideal bag for Air travel.
Tres Hombres - A great bag
By Gerry, Blue Springs, MO, September 15, 2013
The Tres Hombres is a great travel bag. I just received my bag in black several weeks ago and it was worth the wait. I was impressed with its looks and functionality. I really like the backpack straps as they leave my hands free to carry other gear. So far just a short weekend car trip, but the bag handled well. Looking forward to carrying it on the plane during a trip to Dallas in November.
A Cavernous Bag that still carries on
By AdventureGumby, Oak Park, CA, August 29, 2013
As a long-time fan and user of Red Oxx bags, I was among the first to order the Tres Hombres bag when it announced.
As with all my other Red Oxx bags, this one is built to last a lifetime and then some. Quality is never an issue with Red Oxx, that's for sure, but what about using the bag?
Almost immediately after receiving the Tres Hombres, I took a week-long "working vacation" in Southport, NC. I packed the Tres Hombres to the gills, and carried it onto my plane, along with my Red Oxx C-Ruck backpack. (We were not going to have our bags go missing and mess up this trip, so it was critical we could carry everything on board with us.)
The Tres Hombres has a built-in pair of compression straps which I used in a criss-cross manner to cinch down the very stuffed bag. Not only did it look a little more stealth, perhaps just carry-on legal as the airline staff eyed me at the gate and as I boarded the plane, but it also JUST FIT inside the overhead compartment. Yippee!
The pull-strap on the end was particularly useful for getting the bag out of its tight fit in the overhead compartment when we landed, and then I used the same strap to hold the bag in place as I perched it atop my wife's wheeled carry-on as we traversed a few very large airports. When carrying the bag in my hand, I usually also used the pull-strap on the end, as this allows holding the heavy bag as close as possible to my body, which is a better posture. As I was also using a C-Ruck and wore that on my back, I did not use the backpack straps on the Tres Hombres, but I am sure I'll put them to good use in the future.
As for packing, it's voluminous! My wife was able to put three pair of women's size 7 shoes standing up in one of the side pockets. That's some efficient use of space! Inside the main compartment, which is just voluminous, we packed all kinds of clothing, more shoes, and my Tri-Fold Shave Kit.
Meanwhile, my laptop, books, magazines, Moleskine notebooks, cameras, water bottles, snacks, and personal stuff like sunglasses, hand gel, and such all fit into my Carry-On Ruck Sack. Red Oxx handles and holds all my travel needs, that's for sure!
Future trips will include stuffing the Tres Hombres with all my scuba gear and I'll also use it when I have to transport a very large desktop printer to some remote work sites.
Thanks to Jim and the whole Red Oxx team for this awesome new addition to the line-up!
Extra Capacity for the Safety Gear
By Steve , Greenville, SC, August 10, 2013
I am a field engineer traveling through the major hubs which means I am on small aircraft with limited overhead space for at least one leg and everyone with a carry-on has to gate check their rolling bags. I usually have to carry a helmet, harness, tools and heavy boots which won’t fit in an Air Boss and is in a checked bag. Many times my connections are very short and I have been bumped off and missed flights when the arrival is late and I have a checked bag or have to wait 10 minutes to get my gate checked rolling bag. So after being bumped for the 6th time in as many months I thought to myself, “Hmm I’m not going to let this happen again if I can help it”.
My Airboss is great and it allows me to grab and go without waiting for a gate checked bag (up to 10 minutes), but it is not large enough for the helmet and boots. So I went on line and researched my options. I looked at Bihn, toughbags, Ricksteves and others, but there wasn’t really anything that grabbed me. Then back to a RedOxx where I finally stumbled on the Tres Hombres. Wow nearly 30% larger than the Airboss, long pockets, capable of heavy loads and still meets the carry on rules, I think I can make this work. So I purchased the Tres Hombres in Burgundy and it showed up a few days later. The RedOxx site does not do it justice; This is the bag for the traveling engineer or line worker, with plenty of room for the safety gear, heavy duty clothing and more, plus all three carry options, handle, backpack or strap.
I placed the two bags next to each other for reference and the Airboss is taller and skinnier, but the Tres Hombres is wider and shorter, so it goes in the overhead upright. I read a review and it also fits under the seat! With this bag and some packing cubes I am able to pack this and fit everything except for my computer and fit it into the smallest overhead bin. So I carry my computer in a small backpack under the seat and everything else in the Tres Hombres over my shoulder. Bundle packing it with the safety gear (Helmet, boots and harness) and four days of heavy carhartt clothing, workout shoes and bands plus electronics and tools it weighs in at 35 lbs and I still have one side pocket unfilled.
I took it on two trips for this story. The first trip was a week across the country to Portland Oregon, through Atlanta. The first leg was a CRJ-200, with very small overhead bin space. I slipped the Tres Hombres in and tucked the straps underneath in less than 5 seconds. Another flyer said what kind of bag is that? Upon arrival in Atlanta, I only had less than 30 minutes to catch the plane three terminals away. I grabbed the bag, slid it out and flipped it on my back and I was out a there! The flight attendant commented that the bag was impressive! I walked without really rushing and took the subway and right onto the next plane to Portland in under 15 minutes. (This is nice)! The bag fits on the larger bins with room for my computer backpack on top of it. If I had to wait the 10 minutes for a gate checked bag, this would have been a missed flight.
The second trip was to Kansas through Chicago on small EMB-145 jets. As before the 3 dudes slid right into place and formed to the overhead bin. The flight attendant thought that she would have to gate check it and followed me with a tag, when I slid it in so easily, she remarked “unbelievable!” Typically when loading the plane the gate person will hand you a gate check tag, but with this on my back, I have not been questioned once. The second leg was an hour wait, so I was not as rushed. I let everyone off the plane and take my time, sliding the bag from the bin to my shoulder in one movement. The flight attendant remarks “that is really slick”. I walked through a gauntlet of people waiting in line for their gate checked bags, smiling all the way. The second leg is the same aircraft and the results are the same, with a few second looks and some amazed passengers and attendants at what 3 dudes can do. On the way back I was allowed on the aircraft sooner because I did not have a rolling bag. I hear this is the wave of the future to give passengers with less overhead bags priority!
I am really pleased with this new bag and travel style and I am given priority boarding too. Use the AirBoss for the business meeting travel carrying over the shoulder and use the Tres Hombres over the back for the heavy work travel. I should be able to reduce the missed flights by more than half and have extra room when needed to bring even more back.
The Tres Hombres is my favorite bag. I prefer the backpack style to the one strap but both are comfortable enough for a 52 year old in decent shape. If you are traveling with a lot of workwear, tools and safety gear, this is the bag for you. I think that the Tres Hombres bag needs to be higher on the list at RedOxx. I would also like to see side by side comparison pictures (as provided) of the bags to help me make a better decision. I sort of had to go by instinct and measurements, a side by side comparison would have made my decision easier and more comfortable.
I sweated that the bag would work and did not really know until it arrived. I like everything about the bag, the full length side pockets, the large central section, the outside pockets, the backpack system; everything worked as planned. Maybe some internal compression straps in the central compartment? The outer compression straps worked great too. I have ordered up 5 Lil Roy’s for tough packing cubes, tools and electrical equipment for my two RedOxx bags. The RedOxx Airboss and Tres Hombres gives me the one-two punch to take on all my travel needs and reduce travel pressure and missed flights.
By Charles Rogers, Jackson, MI, June 20, 2013
I bought the Tres Hombres at SCI 2013, where it was offered as one of several "in consideration" products. I've already used it several times, and it's a great bag. I found that I can pack much more into it than I can the PR5 or Flying Boxcar because of the compression straps. Even better, I did not even realize that it has stow-away back pack straps until I actually saw the product on redoxx.com - this will make a great bag even better than I had realized!
- Padded, retractable adjustable back pack shoulder straps
- Foam padded bottom
- A.L.I.C.E. pack strap adjusters
- 1 1/2" wide heavy-duty #1 Finish Nylon Compression Straps wrap around bag
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura Nylon
- 1050 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Ballistic Nylon bottom skid plate
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- Detachable Claw No Slip Adjustable Shoulder Strap
- All zippers #10 YKK self locking
- Break over zipper configuration for the main central compartment
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Free heavy-duty luggage tag
- Includes Cable Lock
- Embroidered logos
- Double box stitching on all stress points such as carry handles
- Dual end grab loop handles
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the USA
- Dimensions: 20"L x 14"W x 11"H
- Capacity: 3,080 Cubic Inches
- Metric dimensions: 50.8cm L x 35.6cm W x 28cm H
- Metric capacity: 50637.4 Cubic Centimeters
Tres Hombres Bag 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.
In production: Orders typically shipped within 30 days. Call 1-888-733-6999 for details
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 Himilayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
This product is guaranteed forever, be sure to include it in your will.
Made in U.S.A.
Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Tres Hombres carry-on legal?
The bag meets the legal requirements for carry-on dimensions - Height + Width + Length.
Where are the backpack straps located?
The retractable straps are located in a hidden zippered pocket on the bottom of the bag.
What are the Metal Rings for?
To attach the backpack straps on their clip-on snap hook end.
Are there any internal pockets?
The Tres Hombres features only one large main compartment, two large exterior raised pockets located on each side and two flat pockets located on the raised pockets.
How many days of travel will fit in the Tres Hombres?
This is an carry-on sized bag. Going somewhere for a week? This is your bag. Properly packed one could live out of a Tres Hombres for a week.
What's the average weight when full?
Depends what you pack in it. Adding boots or shoes to your clothes could weigh up to 50 pounds, putting it at the carry-on limit.
Does it come with a waist belt?
Since the Tres Hombres is a frameless soft sided bag, a waist belt would not work.
How do the compression straps work?
They encompass the bag's exterior helping to keep your gear in place through, you guessed it, compression.
What's the difference between the Tres, Air Boss and the Sky Train?
The Tres Hombres is a large capacity carry-on bag equipped with one main compartment as opposed to the Air Boss
which has a large center compartment and two side compartments and the Sky Train
which has only two main compartments.
Can the Tres Hombres be locked?
Yes, any TSA approved lock will work. Or you can use one of our inexpensive cable locks
. Keep in mind, any soft sided bag can be cut open with a sharp knife.
Will a sleeping bag fit inside the Tres Hombres?
Absolutely, it will fit a standard Sleeping Bag.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Tres Hombres has only one large main compartment and two exterior raised pockets.
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.