By Anonymous, Birmingham Alabama, October 22, 2015
Excellent quality build. Works well on travel.
Larger than it appeared to be on video. Could use a way to place a shoulder strap without compromising the size of the packing mouth. The lack of pockets works for me. Clothes are usually folded then dropped in place through the large open top. Items are separated using smaller bags or mesh bags. Easy to find inside..
By Steve, Colorado, November 21, 2014
Even though I got out the tape measure to try to get an idea of the size of this bag, when I unfolded it from the shipping box it took me by surprise. This is a huge bag, solidly built, with a durable feel to all the components. I don't think I'll even come close to stressing the bag in my use, I expect this thing will outlast me.
Good, but could use a different handle
By Morgan K., New York, NY, May 15, 2014
Like a lot of others, I didn't think it'd be quite so huge, this is an awesome work bag for me. Sturdy materials, my only complaint is the handles. Particularly when you really load it up, it's awkward to carry it by those little handles for any distance. With longer handles in the same configuration so you can use them like a shoulder strap, it'd be perfect for me.
By John D, San Jose, CA, November 19, 2013
Really well-made bag, but the zippers tend to move when roughed up by airline personnel. Huge interior, swallows mountains of stuff.
By Steve, Herndon, VA, March 28, 2013
This bag is just what I needed. I am using it to carry an aero bed (Queen Size w/built in air pump) The one that inflates to like 14-20 inches tall too. It holds the aero bed with extra room to spare for bedding, mattress pad, and 2 memory foam pillows. It provides the protection I need for my expensive aero bed, and allows me to transport it with ease.
These bags are very simple, and have only one compartment. They would also make a great travel/duffle bag too. While they are much lower in price then other Red Oxx products the quality of these bags is still Superior, Red Oxx Perfection!
This bag feels so tough and durable, dragging it behind a truck would make it laugh at you and say "Is that all you got?"
I am a loyal Red Oxx Customer, and with superior quality like this I plan on continuing to be one for my entire life!
By TreeBee, Dominican Republic, June 8, 2012
We live internationally so we use a lot of bags when we move or just travel back home to the states. These bags are the perfect size to reach the 50lb. limit for airlines. Plus you can't beat the guarantee!! We will be using them for the first time this summer when my family flies from the DR to Hong Kong plus 2 flights in the US. I may update this review after the summer when I see how the bags held up! I knocked off a star for 2 things-I wish it was noted that each bag from Red Oxx comes with their cable wire lock so you really don't have to purchase then unless you want extras or to use on other bags you have. 2nd- I wish there was an option for a shoulder strap.
By Bill, Fargo, April 5, 2012
I haven't used this yet, but I am happy with it. It is really big, bigger than I was expecting. However, great materials and construction. This is a really well made bag. I will get a smaller one, too. This is unrivaled for the price.
By Ken Garrison, Davenport Iowa, February 5, 2012
Large is correct. Lots of room for everything. Built strong, like all Red Ox products. Thanks
By Stephan, Boston, Berlin, February 2, 2012
Love this bag. Wish I had bought two, now they are on back order :(
It's incredibly rigid, the zippers are awesome, and the design makes it so easy to pack, unpack, and live out of. If you don't have to carry your bags around much, this is perfect. I'm using it with a small, collapsible luggage cart (which is very easy to pack into this bag as well), as luggage for a door-to-door courier (a nice perk of Germany's railways for subscribers of their network pass), and with my skydiving gear. I have an XS, S, and this Large one. I pack the smaller ones in the big one as a version of 'packing cubes' on some trips, and when I need more or less space I take them separately. Very neat.
I do wish though it had an option for a shoulder strap. Probably going to have a skydiving rigger add four D-rings so I can attach straps and haul them like backpacks or shoulder bag. Any modifications on this bag would have to be done to the highest standards.
Great for airline check in
By Alex, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 15, 2011
Living in Vietnam means that not everything is available here so when I go places usually I buy things and bring them back. The Aviator Bag is the perfect companion to travel inside my suitcase on the way out and to carry my cloth back to Saigon. Durable, light and with the Redoxx symbol easy to spot amongst the other luggage on the band.
By bound4ajijic, Olympia, Washington, September 15, 2011
We will be moving to Ajijic, Jal. Mexico in April and wanted to try the large Aviator bags. We sold our home and needed to move to an apartment in the meantime so we ordered four bags to test them on the short distance move. We packed them for our move and they worked spectacularly for us. They are tough and held a lot and everything packed into a nice cube. When packed to capacity they were well under the weight limit for most airlines. We also have the Red Oxx Fly Boxcar carry on. We used it last year to travel across Mexico from Cancun to Guadalajara and on to Puerto Vallarta. Love it as well. I only think of Red Oxx when I thin of travel bags. We are planning on ordering at least four more in the future for our trip down to Ajijic. Follow us on our blog. We mention the Red Oxx Aviator Bag in the latest post.
By Roger, Colorado, June 20, 2011
On a recent trip to the Ozarks for a family reunion I relized I needed a bag to hold my inflatable kayak. My current duffle bags zippers broke trying to stuff my deflated kayak into them. My wife and I own 2 Red Oxx bags and I decided to order the large Aviator Mesh bag, but was going to need it by Thursday of that week! Red Oxx had it on my doorstep by Thursday and I was able to put the kayak into the bag the night before the trip. Family and friends were very impressed with the bag as am I! I truly believe this bag will out live the kayak! Thanks Red Oxx for great customer service and a great product! 5 stars!!
Firefighter's Best Friend
By William Myers, Clear AFS, Alaska, February 10, 2011
Having known Jim and Perry when I was a young man growing up in Billings and being familiar with the quality of there products I had no doubt where to turn when I needed bags for my gear as a fireman but also something rugged enough to handle the Alaskan outdoors. I will recomend this gear to any fire department that needs bags that will stand as strong as the people doing the job, without letting you down, and also to any outdoors enthusaist that only wants to worry about what they will do when they get there and not if there gear can keep up.
By S.H., IA, December 30, 2010
KitchenAid box fitted into it for a trip overseas.
Would be great to have a grab handle on vertical section of bag (but zipper in way?) to easily lift it off the airport luggage carousel.
By kogvos, Sydney Australia, September 12, 2010
Another perfect piece of kit with consistently awesome international service. Love this bag for our extended multi-week trips. It holds all those extra bits (tents/bags/etc) nice and secure for the plane flight, then folds flat and small for the trip itself.
By Brandan, Texas, February 25, 2010
I purchased this bag for my boyfriend who needed a durable bag for his hunting gear. I read the description, but still couldn't visualize just how large it would be - I'm telling you, it's huge! Which is why I'll be buying the medium bag for myself. This bag is well-built, nice looking and has a lifetime warranty. There are no pockets to store anything - which I consider a bonus because I prefer to place small items in Ziploc bags so I can see what's in them.
By Istvan, Longmont, CO, December 3, 2009
The things I like best about my large aviator bag:
Folds to a small and light pack for easy storage when it's not used.
Only 2 lbs so I can pack 48 of my own stuff when used for airline travel.
Well built: I carried it halfway across the continent on a motorcycle, used it as checked baggage with airlines and put it to various other uses - no sign of wear so far (it's been only about 6 months, though).
The Red Oxx Warranty.
By John Train, Kirtland AFB, NM, September 30, 2009
Bought this fine bag to haul around all of the gear I have acquired since joining the Air Force such as a helmet and oxygen mask and numerous uniform items. I am very impressed with the quality and the capacity so far. Red Oxx, keep up the good work.
By Tad Brenden, , March 23, 2007
We recently ordered 50 of the Large Aviator bags and had them embroidered with our fire department logo. The delivery was fast and the product is exactly what we needed to protect our expensive turnouts. A full set of structural fire gear fits in this bag with room to spare. I would recomend this product to any fire department that needs gear bags. I would also recomend Redoxx to anyone needing any kind of 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 the Kit Bags waterproof?
All Red Oxx bags are water resistant, not waterproof. The stitching puts holes in the fabric.
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 no questions asked, "No Bull" lifetime warranty.
Why is the price so much lower?
Our Aviator line represents refined simplicity. By having fewer features such as pockets, less 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. If you want to organize your belongings, we developed a line of cool Red Oxx Packing Cubes
. You can build your very own custom kit.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, try to 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 big is small enough.”
Large Aviator Bag
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Swallow a ton of gear! Our largest Aviator Bag.
Rectangle shape allows for maximum capacity.
This Large Aviator Kit Bag is used by our local firemen here in Billings, Montana as a "turnout bag" and they love it! It'll easily hold a turn-out coat, rubber pants, rigid helmet, rubber boots, and miscellaneous equipment like safety lamp, gloves and flashlight. Members of the Red Oxx crew like to store their snowboard and ski gear (minus the board or skis) during the off season. It will easily pack a ski jacket, winter snow pants or bibs, snowboard boots or ski boots, helmet, gloves, backpack, goggles, winter underwear, a camelback and more!
Or pack it with your camping gear, the Large Aviator will hold several sleeping bags, matresses, tents, even folding chairs and tables. The Large Aviator Kit Bab makes a great storage and transfer bag for all kinds of sporting, camping and hunting gear. Keep in mind it does not come with a shoulder strap so heavier belongings would be better served using a Sherpa Jr. or Big Oxx Expedition 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 Aviator Kit Bags are simplicity by design. They don't have a shoulder strap or 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 cavernous hand-carried bag to serve basic simple needs without the extravagance of extra pockets. Rugged, reliable and tough.
Even in the budget Aviator line, Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can find, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, because 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.
Our Large Aviator Kit bag measures over two feet long, 15 inches wide, and 14 inches tall. The 3/4 wrap-around "break-over" #10 YKK heavy duty zipper configuration opens up the bag nearly flat. Imagine plenty of room to "step in and dress." Enveloping 1.5" wide webbing handle wraps all the way around the bottom of the bag. It's also double box stitched to the bag. No tearing here, ever. Available in Black only.
The Red Oxx Large Aviator Kit Bag, built to the same heavy-duty exacting standards as all our bags.
U.S.A Dimensions: 27"L x 15"W x 14"H
Capacity: 5,670 cu. inches
Weight: 2.1 pounds
Metric Dimensions: 66.6cm L x 38.1cm W x 35.6cm H
Capacity: 90.3 Liters
Weight: 0.95 Kilos
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
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Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Large Aviator.
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 10 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.
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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.
- 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
- Available in Black only
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 27"L x 15"W x 14"H
- Metric Dimensions: 66.6cm L x 38.1cm W x 35.6cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 5,670 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 90.3 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 2.1 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.95 Kilos
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the USA
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.