By Jack, Northwest Wisconsin, February 2, 2015
This is the most perfect gym bag ever created, in my opinion. The mesh is pretty opaque and thick (read: durable), but extremely breathable. The zippers and Cordura are the same quality as the rest of the RedOxx line.
I was initially a little worried that I'd gotten a size too small for what I had in mind, but I shouldn't have been concerned. This bag is deceptively large on the inside, while looking very modestly sized on the outside. I'm currently (carelessly and loosely, no bundling here) packing a pair of size 13 men's sneakers, two t-shirts, two pairs of shorts, two pairs of boxers, a Lil' Roy bag for my headphones/MP3 player/deodorant/etc, a 32 oz. water bottle, and a full size viscose PackTowl and I think I'd consider it half-full.
I sweat a lot at the gym, so I usually wrap my used clothes in the Packtowl for transport home (so it doesn't funkify my other clothes in there), and the mesh really, really helps keep things aired out until you get them back home.
I'm also looking forward to using this as a bike clothes bag during the summer and "non-dry" bag for kayaking on the river. This will be a great bag for zipping up a twelve pack and soaking in the river to cool in the evening after a long day on the river, then having a relatively dry bag the next day to use again for other things.
Great price on a more-useful-than-you-might-think half mesh bag. Empty, it packs down to almost nothing, so it's really easy to shove in another bag and have available when you need it.
By Tom , Stuart, Florida, October 16, 2014
I bought this for carrying spare uniforms to/from the firehouse. This mesh topped bag is perfect for carrying a jumpsuit, 2 sets of shorts, 3 t-shirts, a pair of duty pants, a job polo, a towel, and a pair of sneakers. No matter how sweaty, messy or dirty I get on the job or while working out, I always have something clean to put on. The mesh allows my dirty laundry to, shall we say, 'off gas.' I have no concern about the durability of the mesh, it's strong and I am confident it will last for years. This bag is built like a tank and more than meets my needs. For you fire guys out there looking for a bunker gear bag, check out my review on the extra large version of the aviator mesh bag. Love these bags, made in the USA, built to last, price point is awesome, especially when you factor in the quality. Keep up the great work!!!!
By Joe S., Canada, January 2, 2014
Bought this to hold my tow/recovery straps and gear for off roading.
Works well, and I don't have to worry about the toughness of the bag.
The mesh gives the straps time to dry out before I get them home, and since it's "see through", others have been able to locate the "strap bag" in the Jeep with ease.
Great quality, great price, great materials adds up to a win in my books.
By Chris T. , Richmond, Va, September 27, 2013
This bag could be perfect. The size is perfect, it's durable, and the mesh lets things breathe and also lets you see around inside.
I say it COULD be perfect, if I could only add a darn shoulder strap. I travel a lot, and this is the perfect air travel carryon - but lugging this with no shoulder strap is a killer. To be able to keep my hands free would be ideal.
By Jeff S., Cleveland, OH, February 17, 2013
Bought the mesh Aviator Bag (extra small) to handle moist items from gym & beach. I echo previous reviews. P-l-e-a-s-e consider equipping the bag with D-rings to give the owner the option to use a shoulder strap; It's a great "personal item" for air travel, too. The D-ring option would make the product(s) really rock.
By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2013
This is a great little bag for carrying around gear, especially damp gear post-activity. I purchased it to hold my non-skiing clothes when packed into my ski gear duffel, but I ended up using it at the slopes to carry things like our helmets and gloves home after a day out. It's perfect for that - rather than ending up with a damp, stinky bag of gear, your stuff can start drying out while you're still on the way home in the car.
My only wish is that this bag had D rings for a shoulder strap. Not having a shoulder strap means you have to use up a hand to carry this bag when it could be holding other gear.
By Matt, TX, December 20, 2012
I bought this extra small mesh bag after not finding anything worthy at a store that sells nothing but containers and organizing tools. This bag is far superior in quality and the price is even better. I use it now to store out of season clothes in my closet. The extra small is good for this because it fits well on a shelf when laid flat. Just look for any other product meant to store clothes and compare the zippers and price tag and that alone will bring you to buy this bag.
By Tartan Bear, Seattle, WA, June 14, 2012
Ordered this bag fairly skeptical. Order was processed effeciently and shipped quickly. Now that I have the bag, it really is exceptional.
Heavy,industrial quality construction; rugged mesh, makes an outstanding gym bag. Have gotten lots of comments. The red Red Oxx badge and the dog tags really sets the bag apart from many others.
It has a rugged military look t it that I really like.
A great product!
By Dex, San Francisco, June 7, 2012
Bought one of these last week for laundry but it has now pretty much replaced my briefcase. This one is supposed to be for laundry and groceries, but I'm sure I'll end up using it for much more than that. These bags have so many uses and are so well built that I'll have to order several more in assorted sizes. Once you have the bag in your hands you start thinking of all the ways you might use one . . . or two . . . or three more. Can one have an addiction to a gear bag?
By Eric Echeverry, Burbank, CA, May 17, 2012
I just got my order. I threw this order into my Sunchaser and Gator. First off, each of those bags is beyond my expectations. These are not only the best looking bags, but they feel like the most durable.
I'm glad I came across these....What quality!
By Alex, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 15, 2011
Ordered the extra small Aviator Kit Bag with Mesh to carry my every day sports cloth to and from the GYM. Great simple bag for that purpose!
Extra Small is Not so Small
By Kent, Waianae, HI, September 15, 2011
Don't be fooled by it's name. This extra small bag has lots of room inside! In fact, it's the perfect size for what I seem to haul around 90% of the time (gym clothes, overnight clothes, etc.)
I have both versions of the bag but I like the mesh a little better because of the breathability. Both are simple, no frills, durable bags that are built to last. Isn't that why we buy Red Oxx in the first place?
I like this bag so much that I have purchased six in the last year. They are modestly priced and I give them as gifts to friends and family. So far, everyone who received one loves it and asks, "where did you find this bag?" I tell them that it's amazing what a Google search can turn up!
This is a wonderful bag and I hope Red Oxx will consider an Extra Extra Small version of it. I know I would buy it!
Actually got this by mistake
By Ran, Israel, September 5, 2011
I wanted the standard bag but didn't notice I was getting a different model.
The mesh on the sides is see-through, but you can't tell that from the picture - it looks solid.
Just a heads up for webmaster, no need to actually publish this review. Bag is great besides :)
By Chris, Minnesota, August 11, 2011
I use this bag for taking my daughter to the pool. The mesh allows wet towels and suits to air out. It's much better than having all of the moisture build up in a non-mesh bag. I have also used this bag to move textbooks. I love the simple design and high quality materials. Thank you for an excellent product!
By Rus L, Bethesda, MD, July 21, 2011
I agree with the others. It is nice bag to bring to the gym. I use a little packing square for odds and ends. Would be nice to have a shoulder strap though.
By Anonymous, Maple Ridge, BC, November 4, 2010
I bought this to use both as a carry-on and to pack in my Air Boss, depending upon needs. It folds up nicely to fit in the Air Boss without taking a ton of room.
It turns out it's also quite useful for taking to the gym, packing stuff for a picnic (thought not hardly a stereotypical picnic basket) and fitting kids soccer gear in.
For the price, it can't be beat.
Great bag for the gym and beyond
By Tom, Knoxville, August 12, 2010
I got this bag for the gym recently, and it is exactly what's called for. The size is perfect for shoes, clothes, towels, and the assorted stuff that needs to go, with room to spare. I was concerned the mesh wouldn't be durable, but it looks to be just about as tough as the fabric on the rest of the Red Oxx bags.
The size will be perfect for a small second carry-on too. With packing cubes you could it a ton of stuff in one of these bags and it will fit anywhere on the plane.
If it was heavily loaded I could see wanting a shoulder strap, but it's kind of nice to not have to mess with one the rest of the time, plus keeping the price this low is worth not having one.
Red Oxx, you keep making reasons for me to get more of your bags...
By PM, So California, April 22, 2010
I purchased this bag to replace my current gym bag that is too big and clumsy. I use it daily and was looking for something smaller and clean without all the useless pockets. I was pleasantly surprised at the size and the excellent zipper and mesh. The volume capacity is really deceiving. I can carry all my gym attire including tennis shoes (size 12s)and a tall water bottle. I use a cube to keep my toiletries from going all over the bag. It zips up nicely and the breathable mesh leaves a very professional looking bag. I really like the no frills approach taken for the design of this bag. I have two other Red Oxx bags (Air Boss/ excellent bags!) and was waiting for Red Oxx to develop some type of bag I could use for the gym. This bag meets the requirement with flying colors!
By Ellen Kurtzman, United States, March 27, 2010
This is a clever bag but not so little (check the Field Specs for the capacity.) I bought this bag for myself, but what was I thinking?
It wasn't in the house an hour before my sweetie decided it would be a perfect carrier for his photo lighting gear as it is much lighter than his old bag that he has been using for decades.
Silly me! I was planning to use it as an extra bag to carry home shopping from my travels as it is so light it can ride along empty and not be a burden.
By Grace C., Brooklyn, NY, February 23, 2010
Thanks to the other reviews I bought this bag for my fight gear. This bag holds it's shape so I can load, unload, and find items easily. I love the mesh, it allows my fight gear and gi to dry but it's dark enough that it is quite discreet. It's really well made. Zipper and material is strong. Definitely no frills. The only additional feature I would have liked is an optional shoulder strap but other than that it's a great bag.
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 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. Don't need pockets when you build a custom set of Red Oxx Packing Cubes.
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 breathe, therefore I am.”
Extra Small Aviator Kit Bag Mesh
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Substitute worry with action. Bag your swimming gear here.
Packs damp, pulls out dry.
Just like its fraternal twin, the Extra Small Aviator Kit Bag, this is one tough piece of gear. The mesh model is the perfect size for a swimming session at your local gym or beach. Featuring the 3/4 wrap (top and ends) Leno "Stiff Mesh" zipper panel, your wet towel and swimsuit can dry out a little bit instead of mildewing and turning all stinky before you get it home. This is a perfect mesh throw bag for an few dozen feet of float rope and all kinds of marine gear.
LAUNDRY BAG IN DISGUISE.
Also makes for a handy laundry bag - the rectangle shape contributes to maximum capacity efficiency and the mesh venting keeps you from gagging when you unzip the bag.
The Aviator line of storage and carry gear bags were developed for the budget minded. Featuring the same sturdy materials like 1000 weight CORDURA® 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 or attachments, mostly 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 bag to serve basic simple needs without the extravagance. Rugged, reliable and tough.
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can find, 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.
Measuring 15 inches long, nearly a foot tall and eight inches wide, the 3/4 wraparound break over #10 YKK heavy-duty zipper configuration mesh panel opens up this rectangular wet/dry bag nearly flat. Enveloping 1.5 inch wide webbing handle wraps all the way around the bottom of the bag. It's also double box stitched to the bag. It will fold flat so you can stuff it in your carry-on and use it to bring home wet beach towels, sandals, a soggy raincoat, and the like. Because it has a solid nylon bottom, you won't get any sand in your belongings when you set it down on the beach. Buy two or more, you'll always find a use for them.
No tearing mesh here, or anywhere, ever. Available in Black only.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 15"L x 8"W x 11"H (Qualified legal carry-on bag).
Capacity: 1,320 cubic inches.
Weight: 1.1 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 38.1cm L x 20.3cm W x 28cm H.
Capacity: 21.5 Liters.
Weight: 0.50 Kilos,
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Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
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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 accessories.
- Fabric:1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Nylon
- 3/4 Leno Mesh zipper panel
- All zippers #10 YKK 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
- Available in Black only
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the USA
- US Dimensions: 15"L x 8"W x 11"H
- Metric Dimensions: 38.1cm L x 20.3cm W x 27.9cm H
- US Capacity: 1,320 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 21.5 Liters
- US Weight: 1.1 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.50 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
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To the depths of the Amazon basin to the peaks of the Himalayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
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