By Jim Wilson, Albuquerque, NM, May 15, 2014
This is the second Aviator bag I bought. I was looking to replace a mesh bag, different brand, for my scuba gear.
I have both the large and medium size.
The large size I use for my backplate, wing, two sets of fins and other misc stuff. In all, about 50 lbs worth of stuff. The straps carry the load. There is still quite a bit of room left in the bag. A shoulder strap would be nice, but that would limit the amount the bag opens. The zipper goes all the way to the bottom of the bag. And the mesh allows the gear to dry.
The medium bag is set up for different scuba equipment for the pool. It is a good size.
Another great product from Red Oxx!
By Shawn Smith, San Francisco, CA, March 7, 2013
When I bought this bag, I wrote in the shipping comments, "I'm buying this bag to use for my boxing gym, please let me know if it's too small for a couple sets of gloves."
No one responded. No big deal. Because it's big enough with room to spare.
I can fit two sets of gloves, my BJJ gi, 2 pair of boxing shoes, hand wraps, 2 water bottles, 3 heavy sweatshirts, and still have room for more items without stretching the capacity of the bag.
The bag is great, as it allows the contents to breathe. I'm super happy my hand wraps don't stink up my bag because the bag's mesh doesn't trap odors inside.
The handles are large enough to loop around the shoulder for carrying, which I need. A longer strap would be good, but I'm not hurting without it.
Super durable as well. No sign of wear and tear after two months of consistent hauls to the gym.
Oh, and the mesh is dark and tight enough that it doesn't really show off everything in your bag. So that's a plus
By Robert T. Bruce, Valparaiso, IN, March 17, 2011
Much larger then what I expected!
Mesh side and end allows air to enter and exit to avoid moisture build-up!
Keeps contents dry!
By Mrs. Iris Gray, Bozeman, November 2, 2010
I picked up this mesh duffel while at the factory outlet in Billings. Quite a nice store BTW.
I needed a breathable bag that would hold my snowboard gear, mostly for storage in the off season and to have ready for the occasional trip to a distant ski hill.
I put my helmet, mini backpack with camelback, 2 pairs gloves, snowboard boots, 2 pairs goggles, jacket and ski pants in this bag and it all fit perfectly. The rectangle shape is what makes the difference.
I wanted the mesh version so my gear would dry out somewhat. I don't expect it to totally dry out, just not be dripping wet. I'll report back at the end of the season it's success or failure.
Otherwise, this Aviator is a perfect snowboard or ski gear bag. It will outlast my gear! Now if Red Oxx would make a mesh snowboard bag we'd be in heaven! Red Oxx gear is always worth every penny.
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 these bags built using 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.
“Pack me up, move me out.”
Medium Aviator Bag Mesh
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Hear about the bird? The bird is the word.
The word is: any dew in our Medium Mesh Sports Gear Bag, dries out.
Wetland bird hunters, this gear bag's for you. With plenty of room in our rectangular breathable Medium Mesh Aviator Duffel, you can haul half a dozen mallard decoys, and you don't have to worry about the dew because the 3/4 "stiff mesh" zipper panel allows your decoys or any other gear to air dry.
Also useful for loading up scuba gear, hockey gear, swim clothes, beach gear, rained out camping gear, skiing and snowboard equipment or anything else that might get wet and need to dry out en route. Naturally, don't leave your wet belongings in the bag for longer than overnight or you could get mold and mildew. This is a perfect mesh throw bag for thousands of feet of float rope and all kinds of marine gear.
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 the 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, reiable 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.
Just under two feet long and like it's big brother, standing at 15" high, the 3/4 wraparound 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 and is also double box stitched at all stress points.
No tearing mesh here, or anywhere, ever. Available in Black only.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 22"L x 14"W x 15"H.
Capacity: 4,620 cu. inches.
Weight: 1.8 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 55.9cm L x 35.6cm W x 40.6cm H
Capacity: 80.8 Liters
Weight: 0.81 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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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 14 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 over the top and ends
- 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
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Made in the USA
- US Dimensions: 22"L x 14"W x 16"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: 1.8 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.81 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.
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Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.