Best Constructed Bag Ever
By Lt. K. Stuart, Texas, November 14, 2013
Bag is used at the fire department every shift. It was intended for wild land gear storage, but after seeing it and how well it was constructed, this bag now holds essential extrication equipment. The items inside weigh appx. 40 lbs. and it handles it without a problem. RedOxx is the new standard for well built storage solutions.
By Fox, Minneapolis, MN, November 5, 2013
I use this as my race-day bag for mountain bike races. (Actually, I first bought the medium and needed to downsize; although I still find plenty of use for the large). Typical contents include: cycling shoes, helmet, clothes for during and after race, tools, hydration pack, and multiple water bottles. All fits easily, and the bag looks great with a little mud on it after a good day at the races.
By Patrick K, San Diego, CA, September 12, 2013
This is a perfect travel bag - the right size and proportion for carry-on, incredibly well-built, and it looks sharp. Straight-forward design and solid construction make me confident that I'll travel with it for years.
Well done Red Oxx.
By Dave, Fort Lauderdale, September 12, 2013
I bought this bag for a trip to England where we would be taking a 3 day side trip. Packed flat in my suitcase on the way out, used it for the side trip and packed flat on the way back. Didn't buy enough to use as souvenir bag. Perfect for what it is: simple, sturdy, inexpensive bag. I'm not a fan of lots of pockets anyway, so this is ideal. I kind of would like D-rings and optional strap, and more colors would be nice, but those would add to cost.
Perfect for those "extra" things
By Shelley, Hudson Valley, NY, June 16, 2013
Bought this, and packed it flat in my husband's Eagle Creek wheelie. As soon as we had dirty clothes, schwag, and miscellaneous stuff, out it came. What a champ! We used it as our one overhead bag on the flight home from Europe. It's money well-spent.
By JB, Austin, TX, March 28, 2013
I highly recommend this bag. Well built and very spacious for a "small" bag.
By Mike, PA, January 4, 2013
This bag is really well constructed and was bigger than I anticipated. I bought it to use as a range bag and if anything, it is a little too big (not what I would call a problem). The only improvement that I would suggest is adding D rings so that I could add a shoulder strap. Great value for the price, but I would certainly pay a little more for the addition of a pair of D rings. However, I will buy another soon.
By Rick A, Steamboat Springs CO, November 29, 2012
Used this for a five day trip to Europe and it worked great. A couple of packing cubes helped keep its shape so it didn't collapse on itself. Survived being checked from Austria to OH as well as carry on in Barbie Jets and "real" airplanes.
OTOH, I really missed a shoulder strap schlepping through airports, especially CDG and AMS where if you don't find a baggage cart, it can get a little heavy walking forever between terminals.
By Anonymous, , November 14, 2012
I received this bag as a present and it has been perfect as a carry on for commuter jet and prop plane rides. It fits in all overhead compartments no matter the plane and I have fit it underneath the seat in front of me. Great for a week of clothes and very light to carry. Packing cubes and aids are a must. Highly recommend it.
By Anonymous, , October 19, 2012
Awesome bag...simple, durable, discrete, perfect week or less trip size (more if you are an extreme packer!)
Needs D-rings for over the shoulder straps when carrying a heavily loaded bag...also small nit but while the fabric is very durable the tactile touch is a little lacking. Just doesnt have that heavy duty feel which I assume is a sacrifice in exchange for high durability to weight ratio.
By Shena, Kansas City, September 2, 2012
I ordered this bag before going on a two-week vacation to Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Park. I tend to overpack bags, and the sturdy construction held up very well. I was able to easily fit two+ weeks of clothes into the bag. It's much bigger than the name suggests, and it will be my go-to bag for travel from now on.
Extra bag for souvenir purchases
By Charlotte, Austin, TX, August 30, 2012
I packed this small duffle in my carry on bag during a trip to Europe. It was perfect for having extra storage. The bag was durable, well built and sturdy. I ended up putting all my clothes and other personal items in this bag and checking it on the plane while my souvenirs stayed with me in my carry on luggage. The duffle was checked three times on several flights and was in great shape. I highly recommend the aviator bags.
By Teresa, Michigan, August 30, 2012
I am using this bag mainly as a gym bag. The only thing I would change is to add a little outside pocket to keep my padlock in - it usually ends up at the bottom of the bag and I have to dig through everything in order to find it. Otherwise it is perfect. I have also used it as a weekend getaway bag twice already - you can really fit a lot more in it than it appears!! Am loving it - Thanks for making such a great product!
By Jeremiah Reilly, Cambridge MA, August 16, 2012
This is the 6th Aviator duffel bag I've purchased. I keep finding more and more uses for them. Each bag is durable, well made, and discrete. It is my go-to bag for travel. I employ the minimalist packing strategy promoted by Onebag.com. I just returned from a trip to California and pack 3 changes of dress clothing, every day wear, swim wear, gifts, a hardback book to read, a laptop---all in the small aviator. Wow.
By J. Sherwood, Nova Scotia Canada, July 17, 2012
I bought this bag in hopes that its rugged simplicity would be perfect for my needs --- I was not disappointed. I bought this bag and a medium size at the same time. The small will fit the ticket perfectly for its intended use, and the medium will get used as a gear bag for the weekends at the cottage and camping.
I have an LL Bean Quickload that was my entry into the one bag travel arena, but I wanted something "simpler" --- no extra pockets, no straps just a bag to hold stuff. I use packing cubes and this keeps my stuff organized and gives structure to the bag.
The size will pretty much fit any carry-on dimensions going, so this is perfect for the travel I prefer. Even though it is close to half the weight of the Quickload, it feels more durable.
I have recommended this bag to numerous people, since my purchase. Great build quality, super value for your money and fast shipping makes this one of the best deals available.
Buy one because I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
By S. H., MA, July 5, 2012
One of the best bags I´ve ever owned. Just got my second one, although (and because) there´s nothing wrong with the first one. It has lots of miles on it, and I often use it as my primary luggage, as it´s so light.
By Tartan Bear, Seattle, WA, June 14, 2012
Ordered this bag and extra small mesh bag to use either as a gym bag.
Fell in love with the mesh bag.
The contruction is military tough, industrial quality! I'm using this bag for my tent, tent footprint, and sleeping bag gear for my camping expeditions. Like these bags so much that will order the larger sizes as well. They fit and compliment my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Great expedition bags or a BMW motorcycle adventur tour across Afica!
Love the Red Oxx patch in red and the dog tags! Have gotton great compliments on the bags.
Nice Day Bag for all Occasions
By Shelley, Fullerton/Anaheim, May 15, 2012
Ok, so I love all my Redoxx bags. For twenty years I've had all kinds of bags: duffels, backpacks, stachells, hoboes, whatever you want to call them, wheeled bags. But I haven't found any bags as well made as these or as versatile. I have this medium duffel bag and thought I would only use it for clothes. It would pack clothing nicely, but so far I haven't used it for that purpose. I tend to put all my day items in smaller bags, I always have, and my assortment of small and medium items I need for a day fit nicely. Nothing rattles around and I always make sure, especially when I have smaller items, that I put them in bags. I can put my shoulder bag in this bag so that I can just take that with me and leave everything else at work, on lunch hour, for instance. I found it a little hard to pack because of the flexible construction, but it's one of its best features, light, sturdy, and compact.
I don't think this bag needs shoulder straps, I think the construction of it would tend to make the bag heavier with a strap, and sofar the clasp handles are fine for carrying the bag. Keep up the good work Redoxx.
I do have one use for this bag. I have two cats and I've been thinking of putting together a kit for them in case we have to move quickly or get out of the apartment. This bag will be perfect for carrying a small supply of cat food and dishes and a small box of sand, and I mean small. That would get heavy. The cat kit is one of the many plans I have for this bag. Thanks for making such a versatile product. It's it's best feature.
By Jeremiah Reilly, Cambridge MA, May 1, 2012
I keep buying these handy, well made bags, including the mesh edition. I use the XS for travel. With careful packing I can manage a two week trip out of an XS Aviator. I browse the other Red Oxx bags. I love the idea of pockets, straps, colors. But I keep coming back to the Aviator: small, light, sturdy, inexpensive, roomy.
Perfect balance of price and quality
By Robert, Vancouver BC, April 19, 2012
This is the best bag I have ever purchased. Great quality of materials and workmanship in a rugged minimalist bag. This bag is large enough for several weeks for my kind of travel and small enough to be my only carry-on bag.