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Red Oxx PR5 Safari Beanos Duffel Bag - pictured in Saffron. Available in 12 colors.

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 side with 2 zippers dont like the 2 zippers on 1 side the bottom zipper keeps coming open
By norman steward, senatobia ms ., November 20, 2013

the side with 2 zippers the bottom zippers keep coming open

that is the only thing I don't like .
 Perfect Safari Bag
By Bradley, New York, October 24, 2013

We bought two PR5s for our two week safari to Kenya and Tanzania. They held everything we needed with room to spare, easily fit on the tiny park-hopping Cessnas, and they're built like tanks. No flimsy zippers or shoddy construction. Great, heavy, quality manufacturing. We abused them in muddy & dusty environments and they came out without a scratch.
 Top Quality & Efficient Weight
By David, Kansas City, October 18, 2013

I used a smaller rectangular duffle bag before the advent of roller bags. For the past 10-15 years I’ve been unhappy with roller bags that do not have enough handle length due to my 6’5” height. With a duffle style bag I used to breeze down aisles, up stairs, and across irregular terrain. It was time to try a duffle bag again and I was lucky enough to discover Red Oxx. Construction and material is lightweight yet durable. Zippers are trouble free, will hold up well and the Monkey Fist Zip Knots are fast and easy to use. The Safari-Beanos Bag PR5 size and dimensions work well with size 14 shoes, packing cubes and camera equipment. After using the PR5 on a couple trips, it has become my preferred carry-on. It fits well in regional jet overhead bins and is more packable and stable in vehicles. Now if I need to check a bag in addition to a carry-on, I opt for a 20” roller board suitcase instead of a 24” suitcase since the PR5 holds so much. Splitting the weight equally between two bags is more manageable and will avoid any overweight checked suitcase charges. The PR5 easily rides on top of the roller board suitcase using the through handle sleeve. I won’t be buying another Red Oxx bag in the near future, because this one will last for years. Although I may suggest friends check it out.
 Excellent, Go-to bag
By Nathan S, Atlanta, GA, October 17, 2013

Bought this bag in August '13 and have already taken it as my single travel bag on light trips throughout the southeast US. It will make its inaugural overseas trip in Novemeber carrying (hopefully) 2 weeks worth of clothes and gear to Puerto Rico. If smoothly executed, it will head to South Africa in January for another 2 week stint. Strap does cut into my shoulder when weighed down. Thinking about cutting some memory foam and attaching it to the strap.
 Great, but with a fatal flaw
By Jeremy, Seattle, September 26, 2013

The bag looks fantastic and has tons of space and pockets, allowing it ample customizability. It's strong, rugged, well-built, and I like that it's made in U.S. But, sadly, I must agree with commenters who experienced pain or discomfort when using their new purchase. I had read their comments (in relation to the Air Boss, I think) and I made sure to pack less than the bag's capacity, thinking that would spare me. It did not. My suggestion would be to add padding to the shoulder strap and to also further examine that area for ergonomic considerations. I have had several other large bags in my time, and even when toting far more weight than this one, they don't cut into my shoulder like this strap does. In the future, I'll either be stowing only the lightest items in this bag, or I will be carrying it by hand.
 Great Travel Bag
By Jim, Toronto, September 26, 2013

I love this bag. It is so well made and looks great and is so functional. It fits everything I need for a week. Perfect for me.
 Exceeded expectations
By Catherine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 6, 2013

I had been looking for a sturdy, good quality duffel bag to take for long weekends on our sailboat. The bags I had used previously had regular zippers and were not up to my expected quality. It was not until I did some web searching that Red Oxx came up. After reading some reviews I decided that the price was worth it. I have been using the bag for over 6 weekends now and it is absolutely wonderful! The zippers are heavy duty and the turk's head pulls are great! I like the end pockets; two are definitely better than one, especially because they are so roomy! I am glad that I found Red Oxx. Keep up the great quality!
 Perfect bag
By Tim Khaner , Edmonton , September 5, 2013

Bought my 3rd Redoxx to take my sweetie to England. All we needed for a week there fit into the PR5. I liked it so much I bought a PR4 just for me as soon as I got home. Fantastic quality gear.
 Excellent on Safari
By Jill, Boston, MA, July 23, 2013

We were skeptical that a bag of this size would take care of us for two weeks in Botswana but it really held everything we needed and then some. Side pockets hold lots more. We'll get plenty of use out of these bags for years to come.
 Dandy PR5
By Scott, Central Oregon, May 5, 2013

The PR5 is a quality build for travel. I've packed the Beanos since December, waiting to review til a few miles got put on it. I keep it at 38 - 49 lbs of clothes and tools on most trips and it has no wear signs yet through 6 checked airline luggage trips. The monkey fists are real handy. Just a tug and the zipper pulls open even in the desert dirt. Two adjacent zippers can also be semi secured for checked baggage travel by inter-twining the monkey fist ball through one another or into a D ring and back into itself. I can also say that this bag readily allows being over stuffed and zipped far easier than roller case luggage. The material takes shape as needed allowing you to work with it, rather than fight it. I added two Nomad kits for additional hand tools and am pleased with the level of organization, room and durability Red Oxx bags have to offer.
By Ken Boyan, Kernersville, NC, May 2, 2013

I bought this bag for a gift for my College Age son who will be going to China for 10 days in May. He wants to see the world what better way to go than with a Red Oxx bag, that will last a lifetime. I know he will test it out. Thanks Ken
 a pleasant surprise
By Luis Reyes, Rochester, NY, April 25, 2013

At first I was under the impression that it was too small. Boy was I wrong. Everything fit with room to spare. I'm very happy with my purchase.
By Mike C, New York, April 22, 2013

This bag is great quality and made in the USA. It's worth paying a little more for something of this build quality and supporting american workers doing the right thing.
 Great Product
By James Jendro, Great Falls,Mt, April 6, 2013

This is a great bag,very sturdy and looks great.This won't be the last RedOxx bag i buy.I like the fact this is hand made in the great state of Montana.
 Bag that makes you want to travel
By Chad, Missouri, March 26, 2013

First I must say some how I accidently ordered the wrong bag. I meant to order a PR7 but someone ordered this one. So, the bag is a little smaller then I would like. About two days worth of items is all you can get in it. It is a super strong and sturdy bag and the straps rubber is very nice. Just looking at this bag makes you want to travel. This wasnt my first or my last Red Oxx product.
 First use...
By Todd W., Destin, FL, March 21, 2013

This bag arrived on Monday, Tuesday morning I am out the door on the road for a few nights with it. When I first unpacked it, I thought it was a bit small. I was wrong. This was a short trip, and the bag can easily hold two days worth of clothes, but then pack in the gear I needed for the job (hard hat, steel toed shoes, etc.), and you STILL have room. This is my second bag from RedOxx. It will likely not be my last. I am again impressed. It's a prefect carry on that could easily hold 5 days worth of clothes for me.
 Best ever
By Jim Koss, Green Bay WI, March 21, 2013

Best ever? Yes. I travel a lot and researched duffle bags extensively. I wanted a bag that I could carry and could pack for a week. This bag exceeded my expectations. The proprietary color is cool (and exclusive)and the bag received many comments in Chicago and Phoenix. Perhaps most importantly, on the regional jets from Green Bay to Chicago, carry on bags are restricted. They tag all "normal" small bags that have wheels and you have to wait 15 minutes (or more) after you have arrived. It's crazy. This bag was not questioned by airline staff and the bag fit beautifully in the ovehead bin. The bag saved a grand total of 30 minutes because I didn't have to wait. Muchas gracias. Keep up the great work. Go USA.
 Merry Christmas to me...
By Anonymous, Westerville, OH, February 3, 2013

Got this bag as a Christmas present this year. I love it. Super durable. I never have to worry about the zippers jamming, the fabric tearing, etc. Love the Claw strap. I use it a couple of times a week and can fit 3-4 days worth of clothes, 2 pairs of shoes, and shower kit.
 Best bag ever
By Mike O., Croghan, New York, January 31, 2013

I travel quite a bit for work, mostly from NY to Africa. I hate to check bags so I needed a heavy duty bag that was roomy but still cabin sized.

After searching the internet for weeks reading reviews and comparing prices I settled on this bag. I ordered the Safari colored bag, it was on backorder but to my suprise arrived at my house earlier than expected. The minute I opened the box I knew that I had made the right choice. The quality of the materials and craftsmanship was beyond my expectations.

This bag was roomy enough to fit a months worth of clothes, a pair of Perfect Pushups, a pair of tennis shoes, and an entire end pocket of various goodies.

Red Oxx will be my first choice for any future luggage purchases!
 Heavy Duty
By Leigh Calloway, Leesburg, Indiana, January 25, 2013

Got this bag by accident, because I didn't find the Railroad Grip until after I had placed my order. However, I am glad because I believe this to be slightly smaller than the Railroad Grip and I pack as light as possible so that is not an issue with me.

Have gone through at least 5 different bags over the past year and finally just got on this website and bought a RedOxx. The last bag was an award for not hurting myself, and lasted 3 weeks until the pleather started falling apart. It was free, but junk.

I've been using this one a month and it isn't even broken in yet. Clearly a much better quality bag.

Problem I have is either the bags are too big, or not made well. I prefer a duffle style over a suitcase type bag, and you can't find one that is put together even close to as well as a RedOxx. I've had to backtrack to pick up any number of things that start falling out of the cheaply made bags, and its just not worth the hassle. Zippers always fall apart after a few months, holes in the bottom of the side pockets from an air gauge every time. Doesn't matter which bag you have, its always the same thing.

I'm not going to have those problems with this bag even if a hole does start to wear through, its not going to fall completely apart before I notice and can fix it.

Very pleased with this bag and have noticed that the large briefcase would be a good replacement for the hard case I'm using now, so there is a good chance I'll be getting one of those soon as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences in size of the Beanos bags?
The PR5, a step up from the PR4, was designed for legal carry-on travel. The PR5-5 is sized between the PR5 and the largest of the series, the PR6.
Is the PR5 carry-on legal?
Yes, it was designed to be carry-on legal.
Will the PR5 qualify as a personal item?
The PR5 is designed as more of a smaller carry-on than a personal item. It's too big to be a personal item.
What's the difference between the PR5 Carry-on Bag and Flying Boxcar?
The Flying Boxcar has a full length main compartment with extra raised pockets located on the side of the bag, whereas the PR4/5 have a shorter main compartment and the pockets on both ends. The Flying Boxcar also features grab handles on the ends and a padded bottom with reinforced ballistic nylon, our toughest.
How many days of travel will fit in the PR5?
The PR5 was designed to hold up to a weeks worth of clothes. Some proficient packers could stuff it for 10 days. Obviously, it really depends on what you pack and how you pack it.
Can I fit my laptop in it?
Most 15" and up notebooks and tablets should fit in the main compartment.
Is the PR5 padded on the bottom?
Our Sun Chaser and Flying Boxcar are padded on the bottom. The PR Safari Beano's series of duffel bags is not padded.
Why are there two zippers on the back pocket?
This is a special "pass through" pocket that allows you to mount the bag over the handle of a wheeled bag.
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.
What are the D-Rings for at the end of the zippers?
The D-rings allows you to lock your zippers closed. Again, one can still cut open the bag with a knife.
What's the best way to pack the PR5?
We recommend the bundle wrap method developed by Doug Dyment of fame. Use our luggage packing diagram (Pdf file). Watch the packing video for excellent packing tips. Which brings us to the next question...
Will the Eagle Creek packing cubes fit the PR5?
Skip the cheap imported packing cubes and build your own custom Red Oxx Packing Cube Kit. Or try our Nomad Shave Kit, Lil Roy Gadget Bag or Tri-fold Toiletry bag as packing cubes. You can color co-ordinate them to your preference and they come with useful carry handles. The Tri-fold Toiletry bag is also a brilliant shave kit organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold open flat hanging design.
Is this the Railroad Grip?
The Railroad Grip is a different bag. It is sized differently to accommodate the lamp, rule book, radio and is built with a heavy-duty ballistic nylon. While the PR5 is a strong bag and is warranted for life, the Grip is the bag of choice for railroaders.
How does the PR5 compare to the Sky Train or Air Boss?
The PR5 is a duffel style bag with a main center compartment and two raised end compartments, whereas the Air Boss is a carry-on bag with 3 main central compartments. The Sky Train is a double main compartment carry-on bag that has retractable backpack straps. All three bags are carry-on legal.
Will my shoes fit in the end pockets?
Depends on the shoe! A child's shoes would fit as would most women's average foot size, perhaps (7-8). Boots will not fit and most men's shoes would be too large.
Are there any interior pockets?
The PR5 features a main compartment, flat side pockets and dual end pockets. It does not have interior pockets.
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.
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 am famous for more than my huge zippers.”

Safari-Beanos Bag PR5 $195.00


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Gear of the Year! Travel without fear.

Outside Magazine's Luggage Award-Winner.

This is as big a duffel style travel bag as you can legally use for carry-on bags (both domestic flights and internationally). Avoid rising checked bag fees – and simplify your life-- pack it all in one duffel bag.

It's amazing how much stuff you can cram into our PR5 Safari Beanos duffel bag! Pack it up for a long weekend out of the city or load it up with all your goodies you don't want damaged on the flight home. Featuring a generous top-loading main compartment (18"L x 10"W x 10"H), you can load most anything you'll want to carry.

Outside Magazine recognized the Safari Beanos PR5 Carry-on Duffel bag as one of 2004's 15 best outdoor products.

James Glave, editor for Outside Buyer's Guide, said:

"Winning products must offer cutting-edge design and be really rugged. Our testers dragged it with a car down the sidewalk and threw it off the second-story balcony and tried to destroy it. We really place enormous emphasis on rigorous testing."

As does Red Oxx! The proof in the pudding as they say.

Read the review about this outstanding carry-on bag, voted best Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine. Also endorsed as an ideal safari travel duffel by famous professional outdoor writer, Craig Boddington, from the sportsman TV series "Tracks Across Africa" and Safari Spokesman Ivan Carter on "Hornady's Africa with Ivan Carter".

Set up with the same layout as its little brother the PR4, this award winning carry-on duffel features three rectangular storage compartments for maximum space efficiency. Dual end pockets have zippers that zip halfway down the sides for easy access to packed items.

The opening for the main compartment flips back out of the way for unrestricted access to the entire compartment. Twin turn locks keep the lid secure and anchored D-rings allow cable locks to be attached to the zippers for extra peace of mind if traveling as checked baggage.

The zippered front flat pocket keeps your passport or reading materials handy. The pass-through panel on the back side is designed for use with wheeled luggage as a docking sleeve. Unzip top and bottom zippers and slip it over the wheeled bags telescoping carry handle. Or leave the bottom zipper closed and it doubles as a second flat exterior pocket.

Watch the packing video in the videos tab as Professional Travel Guide Kasey Austin from Austin Adventures as she demonstrates some of her awesome packing tips.

Includes the famous Claw No-Slip Shoulder Strap. Attached using heavy-duty 360 degree "claw-like" swivels, this strap hardware will endure any abuse imaginable-- quickly detaching for storage inside.


Our fans like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a carry-on bag, the PR-5 Duffel is built tough. Starting with the most durable, flexible, and practical textile material available -- 1000 weight CORDURA® Brand Nylon, the PR-5 is built using super-strong UV-resistant thread that's stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.

Places where two separate pieces of fabric are stitched together are then bound -- that is, we take a long piece of one-inch wide nylon webbing and fold it over the edges of the two pieces and stitch them together, this creates a strong seam, known as a binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling on the inside of the bag, or gives it a clean, finished look if on the outside of the duffel.

In addition, each exposed outside fabric edge, such as on a pocket flap, is also bound using a thicker binding material. Inside edges typically receive a thinner nylon webbing, whereas outside corner edges that are exposed to heavy wear have a thicker nylon binding. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent the fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors carry-on bags that brag of "binding" their edges.

Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the bag, is double box stitched - which is where we get the "double XX" in our name, Red OXX; a stitching practice we adapted from our experience as parachute riggers.

The reason Red Oxx uses the largest practicle zipper available, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they're 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 from casual theft; they function smoothly in inclement weather, and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.

Red Oxx has occasionally been accused of "overdoing" our hardware. But once you've had a cheap piece of imported plastic "hardware" break in the middle of a busy intersection, airport or other inconvenient locale dumping your precious belongings all over the ground for everyone to see (and steal), having a heavy-duty nickel-plated or stainless steel D ring or attachment swivel that weighs just a tiny bit more, or might make a little noise, is a travel companion's confidence builder and peace-of-mind maker. After all, you want to enjoy your journey as best you can. Why worry about having your favorite carry-on travel duffel bust apart and break you down?

Why not join the carefree carry-on crowd with an award winning PR5 Safari Beanos Duffel Bag today?

In stock, all colors, ready to ship.

U.S.A. Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H (legal carry-on measurements).
Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches.
Weight: 3.4 pounds.

Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos

Pocket measurements:

  • Dual end compartments: 10"W x 10"H x 3"D
  • Dual end zippered flat pockets: 10"W x 10"H
  • Front exterior zippered flat pocket: 16"W x 7"H
  • Back exterior twin zippered flat pass-through pocket: 16"W x 7.5"H
  • Main compartment: 10"W x 18"L x 10"H

"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
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 Safari Beanos PR5.

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 luggage accessories.

"Beanos" Trivia: Named after our friend "Beano" who needed a gear bag that could carry his clothes and still be carry-on legal. Named after his grandfather, a bean farmer in the Midwest, whom he looked like as a kid. Formerly the Super Beanos, the bag is now available in several sizes and is in its 4th stage of design revision.

Safari Beanos PR5 is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.


Safari Beanos PR5 Specs Chart

  • "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
  • Designed AND hand made in the U.S.A.
  • Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Brand Nylon
  • Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
  • All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
  • Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
  • All seams double stitched and bound
  • 304 welded stainless V ring
  • Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
  • Detachable Claw No Slip Shoulder Strap
  • 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
  • Pass-through panel for use with wheeled luggage; can double as an extra pocket
  • Dual turn locks on zippered top flap panel
  • Twin D rings for locking zippered flap panel
  • Choose from 12 vibrant colors
  • US Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H
  • Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
  • US Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches
  • Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
  • US Weight: 3.4 Pounds
  • Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos

Sarari Beanos PR5 Color Translator

  • Amethyst = Purple
  • Black
  • Bordeaux = Dark Red
  • Coal = Gray
  • Forest = Green
  • Khaki = Tan
  • Mariner = Blue
  • Midnight = Dark Blue
  • Olive = Military Green
  • Red
  • Saffron = Yellow
  • Safari = 1940s Olive Drab and Desert Tan

Keep in mind: Colors on your monitor will vary from the actual color of the fabric. The only way to accurately gauge a color is to request a swatch.

If out of stock, back orders are typically filled within 7-10 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.

Red Oxx Lifetime No Bull Warranty - No Questions Asked. Ironclad. Guaranteed. Forever. Period.
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