By Tom , Stuart, FL, March 20, 2014
I was looking for a gear bag for my bunker gear. This more than fits the bill. Heavy duty, strong, expertly made. It is a fine mesh, but I have no worries of it pulling apart or breaking. I fit my boots/pants, jacket, nomex hood, helmet, SCBA mask, rain gear, personal box light and a few small odds and ends in without a problem. I have no concerns about it being stuffed in my work locker until I have to float to another station. It can be loaded in my car or if I use it as check baggage when flying to Indy for HOT classes at FDIC. The gear is allowed to dry out. I expect this bag will last me until I retire in 12 more years. Great product! I would recommend this over any commercially advertised bunker gear bag on the market. Done right and made in the USA!
By JB, Jacksonville, Florida, January 15, 2014
Needless to say your avaitor mesh bags are now my scuba equipment bags and they work great drying out my equipment even before we make it home from diving. I have purchased two large aviator bags, a Little Rob, a Metro Briefcase and I am waiting to receive a Grip and a wallet. I have found all of your products to be durable, well made and they look pretty darn good too.
Living near the HQs of one of your competitors, I surprised myself choosing your products over theirs. Although, they make a good product I have found yours to be superior and have a not so much "in your face"design. I look forward to receiving my latest order and I highly recommend your products whether you are going to Chicago or the Far East, you will not be disappointed.
By David, Houston, May 24, 2012
Couldn't be happier. Great product, competitive price. I am using different than designed. I fish the coast. I throw all my gear like waders, boots, etc in to carry on the boat. All in one place. At the end of the day I can rinse the salt off and leave in the bag.
By Roger, Colorado, June 17, 2011
My wife and I recently headed to Lake of the Ozarks for a family get together. I recently purchased an inflatable kayak for this trip (and others) and needed a bag to store it in. My generic bags zippers gave out on the first packing the week of the trip. I ordered the Large Aviator Mesh bag hopeing it would fit. I also stated in my order that if I could have it by Thursday of that week it would be great. The bag arrived on time and the Kayak fits perfectly! I don't worry about the zippers or the bag as it is plenty tough for the job! My family is very impressed with its quality. This bag will out live the kayak for sure! Thanks Redoxx! 5 stars!
By Ellen, North Texas, November 4, 2010
I bought this bag to use for hauling non-fragile gear and stuff for exhibits. Works great! The bags fold flat for storage (they stack under the exhibit tables) and are built to last several lifetimes. I mark luggage tags to indicate which items and in which bag.
By Skip, Jersey, Channel Islands, December 5, 2009
Ideal ventilated storage for the emergency gear for our boat - life jackets, waterproofs, flares, radar reflector, VHF radio, GPS receiver and hand bearing compass all fit in with room to spare.
By Rugger, So Cal, August 30, 2008
My son and I use these mesh bags for our auto racing gear. It easily holds our driving shoes, racing suit, gloves, socks and underwear. The mesh allows great ventilation. Very sturdy handles and zippers. A super product at a reasonable price. Beyond mil-spec quality.
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 made of Mesh?
We liked the idea of a breathable bag, especially for damp clothes, snow gear and beach or swimming accessories.
Do you have a comparison chart for the different sizes?
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 of 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 hold more laundry than a dorm rat drops.”
Large Aviator Kit Bag Mesh
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Water's a good servant, but a cruel master.
Don't let mildew ruin your gear.
This large Mesh Aviator Sports Equipment Duffel Bag is for those of you who love the water! Whether you're rafting on the river or hanging out on the lake, you can be sure to have all the life vests you'll need when you've stored them safely in this cavernous mesh throw bag. It's perfect for storing thousands of feet of float rope and all kinds of bulky marine gear, too.
The Aviator Mesh 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.
Over two feet long and 14 inches tall, the 3/4 wrap-around break over #10 YKK heavy duty zipper configuration opens up the bag nearly flat. 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. The 3/4 Leno "stiff mesh" panel is built-in over the top and ends so your gear can breath and dry out. Available in Black only. Just be sure this bag doesn't stay in the garage when you head out!
No tearing mesh fabric here, or anywhere, ever. Available in Black only.
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..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Large Mesh 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 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 "Stiff Mesh" zipper panel across top and sides
- 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
- Available in Black only
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the U.S.A.
- 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
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.