“I outlast PCs 100 to one.”
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Bring your business along with you.
Carry your laptop, portfolio... you name it.
The Red Oxx Metro Laptop Briefcase, a business briefcase with the heart of a rugged adventurer. This rugged Cordura nylon padded briefcase can take a beating and still look great at your next meeting. Want proof? Read about the Million Mile Metro.
DESIGNED TO PROTECT.
Volara closed cell foam padding on front, bottom, and back, keeps it standing tall while protecting your belongings. Our Metro Briefcase features internal mesh file separators on the front and back sides inside the bag. On one side the separator is sewn down to the bottom to keep your files, brochures or magazines in place, while the other side is left open at the bottom so you can secure your laptop notebook out of the way. The separators have eight pockets total for discs, CDs, a smart phone, and slots for up to five pens, pencils or pointing devices. Each inside mesh flap uses Fastex clips at the top to hold everything in place.
PLENTY OF POCKETS.
There are six pockets on the exterior of the bag, including two expanding bellows pockets with exclusive 'Red Oxx finger loop snap closures.' These clever looped snaps allow one-handed snapping closure. Simply slip a finger into the loop under the snap post and use your thumb to press the Mil-Spec cap in place--a genius solution to prevent crushing items under the snaps.
Hidden behind each bellows pocket is a flat slip pocket for papers, boarding passes, etc. The bellows pockets work well for laptop batteries or power supplies. The other two pockets are full-length flat zipper pockets for documents or magazines. Also, there are dual water bottle pockets on each end to keep you hydrated during your journey. Confidently carry the Metro using the nonslip Claw Shoulder Strap or by the reinforced nylon carry handles.
OTHER RED OXX BRIEFCASE OPTIONS?
If all this makes the Metro sound too big, try our Chica Tablet Bag. Too small? Move up to the Metro's big brother, the CPA Briefcase, which is twice as wide.
JUST HOW GOOD IS OUR WARRANTY?
Check out this tale of a Metro Briefcase that traveleda million miles.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY.
Due to high demand, we encourage you to place your order now to get your Metro Briefcase on our production schedule. It will then be delivered in under 30 days. Like retirement, it's worth the wait.
The Red Oxx Metro Laptop Briefcase, a business briefcase with the heart of a rugged Adventurer.
Dimensions: 17"L x 3.5"W x 11"H.
Capacity: 654 cubic Inches.
- Twin exterior bellowed snap pockets: 4.5"W x 8"T x +/-2"D (measured at top of pocket)
- Twin exterior hidden flat slot pockets: 4.5"W x 7"T
- Dual exterior zippered flat pockets:16"L x 10"H
- Interior closed bottom mesh pocket: 16"W x 8"D
- Three interior closed bottom canvas flat pockets: 6"W x 5"D
- Three interior closed bottom canvas flat pockets: 6"W x 4"D
- Interior open bottom mesh pocket: 16"W x 9"D
- Two interior closed bottom canvas pockets: 7.5"W x 5.5"D
- Five interior pen / pencil slots: 5"D
- Main compartment: 3.5"W x 11"H x 17"L
"No Bull" Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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By Jerry, New Mexico, April 1, 2011
You will always be satisfied with any purchase from Redd Oxx. This also is my 3rd bag, and I have been very pleased with all of them. Great looks, durability, and design. The zippers are fantastic. I chose to order this one instead of the larger model because of the smaller size, and it is more than adequate for my needs when traveling. It always amazes me how much stuff you can pack in a well designed Redd Oxx Bag!
By Sarah, Rochester NY, March 31, 2011
I asked for this bag for my birthday but did not receive it as a gift, so I opted to buy it for myself. The shipping was extra fast, despite my error in carrier selection at checkout. I am pleased with the bag and have been using it daily since its arrival. My husband is also a huge Red Oxx fan and I think he's a little jealous he doesn't have a Metro Briefcase of his own!
By Mark, Rhinebeck, NY, March 2, 2011
Great Bag. It's my third Red Oxx bag so you can guess what I think of the quality of the materials. I like that the bag stands up straight even when nothing is loaded. All of the pockets are well-designed and can be used for a variety of gadgets. My only concern (if you can call it that) is that I wish for a smaller version of this bag. And if that smaller version also fit into the smaller side of the Sky Train (to be removed when on the plane), I'd be in travel heaven. Since this bag is a little larger, I will probably be using it more for business than travel. Going up and down the aisles of the smaller commuter planes (or on the subway) with a Sky Train or Ruck Sack on my back and this on my shoulder is quite difficult. But as a medium sized everyday business bag, I can't see how you'd want anything more.
By David, Boston, February 10, 2011
This is my sixth piece of Red Oxx gear, so I am obviously no longer surprised by the excellent quality of their products. I travel constantly for work, and my luggage options now include the C Ruck and the Mini Ruck, the CPA and now the Metro briefcases. For 2 weeks in Europe, I take the one of the Rucks and the CPA. For shorter trips I'll use some other combination. The bottom line is that these bags are extremely well made and thoughtfully designed, and at least to me, aesthetically very pleasing to use.
Despite its slimness relative to the CPA briefcase, the Metro actually has deceptive capacity. It easily accommodates my laptop, a number of files, and all of my sundry electronic gear for a multi-day road trip. If I need or want to bring my camera and a lens along, I will go to the CPA.
The only thing that I see missing from the Red Oxx line at this point is a haversack that aesthetically fits in with the rest of the line. There are times when a Ruck and a haversack would be an ideal combination, but the Chica just doesn't look right to me.
By Troy, Houston, Tx, December 2, 2010
The bag is just about perfect. Incredibly durable. Bomb proof zippers. Decent padding for a laptop. Things I would change: the interior should be a lighter shade of red to better see the interior; zippers on the two small, front pockets as things sometimes fall out. Great everyday bag. My third Red Oxx bag. The extra money is worth it for a piece of gear that is going to last versus the junk that wears out in a few months at your local department store.
By James Geisler, Oklahoma, December 2, 2010
I am orginally from the Northern WY area and was pleased to find high quality and attractive products available from Billings. I purchased the Metro to retire my leather Samsonite laptop travel bag. I had recently purchased a new 17" laptop and the Metro is advertised to provide that function. There is not enough padding. Particularly in the bottom of the bag. I am concerned that if I accidently drop the bag while traveling that the impact will be too much for the protection as is. I like the rest of the features and will see what I can find to place in the bottom of the bag to make the laptop more secure.
By jim, auburn, wa, November 25, 2010
I thought it was time to switch back to a briefcase and retire my backpack- I'm confident this will be last briefcase I will ever need. It's as heavy duty as they describe and looks really sharp too.
I carry laptop, Ipad, & 3 ring binders- not much extra room. In hindsite I'm wishing I would've went with the larger "CPA briefcase" model (didn't see it when I ordered the metro) to give me a bit extra room, but the metro will work and serve my needs well. The non slip strap is great too.
By Roger J, Damascus, Syria, October 31, 2010
Today Sunday is the first day of the working week here, so I've used my Metro for the first time. The usual Redoxx service ensured the bag reached my daughter before she left for here last week, but as it was the first time I've had it delivered to the UK, it cost more in VAT, duty tax etc.
The size and capacity have lived up to my expectations, which means I should not carry too much weight on my 63 years-old shoulders, and knee joints.
I'm amazed that this bag fits into the Air Boss central compartment, correct? I have the Sky Train, so that Air Boss must be awesome.
For long distance flights in cattle class, I'm hoping I can get away with my Airborne C-Ruck plus the Metro, as I always try to carry enough gear to enable working on my assignments if my check-in cases(s), which are hard shell, fail to reach my destination at the same time I do.
I've commented elsewhere on the end pockets, not suitable for bottles, only small stuff that can fit snugly wholly within the elasticised pockets. The new Pin Key Clip should solve the keys problem (hint to Jim, Amanda and crew: include one or two in most new bags purchased).
I think, like the Richmond VA review on 18 October, that it does need a few more tweaks.
I was a little bit disappointed to see that the external side pockets are in black, I was expecting them to be Olive like the main part of the bag, but that's just a preference.
I like the new Nomad and Lil Roy bags that I ordered with the Metro, ideal for corralling various items and placing them inside my Airborne C-Ruck. My previous Lil Roys are yellow (IT discs, other electronic stuff) and red (medication. medical supplies), the new khaki one may be used as a grab bag for quick departure in an emergency.
Now, will my next major Redoxx purchase be an Air Boss? Maybe, but only on my next transit through the US or via a kind favour of a colleague bringing it to the UK.
Very good, needs a few tweaks
By Tim, Richmond, VA, October 18, 2010
The quality of the bag is top notch as promised. I don't believe its rugged look in a business environment is an issue as some have noted, though my work is 99% business casual. I unexpectedly love the side pocket elastics - perfect for larger objects like ibuprofen bottles and other smallish containers that do not fall out. To echo the points of some previous reviewers, the bag misses the mark slightly for business travel usage. The bag fits fine in overheads and under seats, better than some smaller more rigid bags. However, some flaws become apparent after a day of flying. There is no good place for your personal keys. You don't want to put them in the front snap pockets since they could fall out of the sides. They fall out of the inner pockets, so I just toss mine to the bottom of the bag. (A suggestion - add a loop above the larger mesh pockets to attach a keychain carabiner like I have.) Other small items - i.e. business card holder -may fall out of the inner mesh pockets so perhaps a snap or velcro flap over some of them would be beneficial. Also, the bag bulks out with laptop accessories like the AC adapter; there's no good place to put them so I just cram them all in the front pocket (or in the extra space next to the laptop). Finally, though it may be just "user error", I find it hard to tell the difference between the two mesh pockets at a quick glance; I sometimes try to put the laptop in the wrong side. Shrinking one of the pockets as suggested for smaller laptops and offsetting one of the snaps may help. Bottom Line: I'm still very happy with my purchase, but know there's some room for improvement.
By Roger J, Damascus Syria, October 16, 2010
I've just ordered the Metro so my daughter can bring it to me when she and her family visit us at the end of the month.
Just like other reviewers, I find the CPA a bit too big most of the time. In any case my main work bag is the Airborne C-Ruck, no complaints, spreads the load across my 63 years-old frame.
But I want a more compact bag to supplement the Airborne on long-haul flights, and as a practical option when I don't want to haul a lot of stuff, eg dashing off to an external meeting.
I've pre-rated this a 4 on the strength of previous Redoxx purchases, however:
(1) the 17" capacity is not a problem, I will insert my current 12.1" notebook and then put the small pencil case bag which carries my power adapter and it will go in vertically to take up the 5" space without increasing the width unduly.
(2) I agree that the elastic pockets at the end should have cinch cords. I go back on an earlier review on another bag that the end pockets are not a problem. I would also try to make the outer height dimension on the end pockets taller so that the cinch cords could hold the item within more securely.
By Michael, Yuma, Arizona, September 30, 2010
replacing a Land's End bag I had used for 14 years, this bag is built to last, easy organization, plenty of pockets, even with a laptop it balances well. zippers & strap top notch, this may be the last bag I buy.
By P. Brideau, Montreal, September 18, 2010
Love my metro briefcase, it simple design did worry me when I order it, but it is one of the most functional computer bag I own, and I own many them over the years. One thing that is really great about it is the flat bottom, that means it will stay upright, sound stupid I know, but even when the bag is filled with computer, paper, charger and cables it's stay upright. The claw shoulder strap is also very good, it will hang on to your shoulder on any type of material. I have not tried it with my new air boss yet, but I think I might of found the best travel pair.
Thanks Red Oxx.
Travels with the Metro and Air Boss
By Michael Perry, San Francisco and other places, August 20, 2010
My first trip with the Air Boss and the Metro and went from San Francisco to Singapore and on to Chennai, India. First time traveling without a checked piece of luggage and got the question more than a few times "where's the other bags". I told each one there ain't no other bags. One of the flight attendants on Singapore Airlines just nodded at the bag. Now down to specifics. The metro performs very well carrying a Thinkpad T60, mp3 player, kindle. I would like if some of the internal pockets zipped shut somehow. But it slides right there under the seat and gives me access to the goodies I always want on the flight. The Air Boss is the king though. It saved me 20 minutes at the Chennai airport which I am appreciative of. Leaving Chennai was also painless.
Thanks Red Oxx. You guys gave me a great first trip with nothing but carryon.
By Magoo, Sydney, Aust., August 7, 2010
Great product, something your staff should be proud of. Suits me to a tee, now that I've jettisoned a heap of crap that I'd been carrying around without ever using. The size of the bag is especially good for commuting on public transport, not too big, not too small ...
The Claw strap doesn't work for me as I like to carry my bag on my back and swing it to my hip or front when I need access. I'm still searching for a replacement. The quality of the strap is very high which ensures I'll find another use for it. Just not on my Metro.
At the moment my 17" laptop (yes I know, only 1 generation past using a stone tablet & chisel) fits like a glove. When I move to a smaller laptop / iPad I'll be modding the pocket to suit. I've been thinking about a lacing system maybe using velcro or parracord, or old fashioned press studs?
Perhaps RO might think of adding a type of military style webbing to the internal padded laptop pocket? That way we could secure the mesh side to it and make pockets that suit our individual requirements. Or, like me, we can keep the single 17" wide mouth pocket?
I've cured the headache of stuff falling out of the smaller pockets by using different sized zip bags from a camping store to hold IT accessories, camera, admin supplies etc. Yeah, they still fall out of the pockets, but it's much easier to pick up 5 zip bags rather than half a stationery store.
Overall the Metro case is a great piece of kit and has put Red Oxx at the top of my list when I need new luggage. Congratulations.
By Steve, Australia, June 3, 2010
On third trip round the world with Air Boss. Originally got the CPA but it was too big and now gratefully received by kids. Metro fits inside centre Air Boss section when required which is ideal. Fits 17" Macbook, iPad, chargers, documents and assorted bits & pieces. Don't make it any smaller. Personally I'd loose the outside black pockets but otherwise an ideal bag for me.
By Michael W., San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2010
Yep, it's great, and will definitely work as a "mini" suitcase for ultra-light carryon. *** Can't quite figure out the best way to stow my netbook in there - my 10.1" Asus 1001p will fit standing on end in 1/2 of either interior panel slot - and the little buckle that attaches in the top middle of each mesh panel actually helps to keep the top of the netbook from shifting around. *** BUT I'm tempted to create a "netbook width" stow slot on the FRONT of one of the mesh panels, by removing stitching on some of the slots there to create a slot wide enough for the netbook. For example I'm thinking I could use fewer pen and pencil slots and that would make the wide slot next to them even wider, wide enough for the netbook..... Maybe RedOxx will revisit the "slot width" of the utility slots on the mesh panels in the future to create at least one Kindle/iPad/netbook width slot. In the meantime, I'll consider my Exacto knife.... *** In terms of appearance, the "oversize" hardware (o-rings for clasp and strap) looks less "oversize" than on the Gator, and the outside "snap" pouches actually look a little "too small" compared to the Gator's proportions - but this is just an matter of which bag you start with, I've had the Gator for about 2 years and only just got the Metro. I think I agree, though, with the reviewer below who would like to see one of these exterior snap pouches widened) - there's plenty of room on the face of the bag to do that. *** If you are thinking this is just another Land's End canvas attache clone, you are wrong. The bag has a solid rectangular structure thanks to the dense, thin foam padding - the problem with the old Land's End canvas attaches was that there were a little too narrow, and they sagged a lot. This RedOxx Metro is considerably wider (about 4.5" inches interior, 5" total width not counting snap pockets, and doesn't sag. *** One caveat: in all black - my preferred color - the Metro looks a little "tactical." You may actually prefer this look, but for a "friendlier" look consider one of the lighter toned color combinations. *** THANKS FOR A GREAT PRODUCT, REDOXX!
Just Ordered Mine...and Reactions to Dave, Below
By Michael W., San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2010
I will post an actual review when I get this - I just ordered today. I've been on the fence about ordering a Metro for quite a while, but my Gator, which I've been using for the two years, has talked me into it! How so? I like the way the Gator is laid out, completely - the twin outside snap pockets, the twin end elastic pouches, the slip-area behind the outside snap pocket that will hold a letter I've GOTTA reply to that day (or a boarding pass!), the zip slot on the opposite side, the twin mesh organizing panels inside - and above all, I like the self-LOCKING zippers that won't slip apart accidentally, and the thin foam that gives the Gator structure. But there are occasions when I'd rather spend my cubic inches (total bag volume) on something a little taller and wider - but not as thick as the blocky Gator. The Metro fits the bill perfectly in this regard, base on the one my friend has. It seems to have the same "right size" volume for my every day carry items, just laid out differently in the main compartment and in a more "work traditional " appearance. Plus, I have a secret reason for wanting a Metro to go along with the Gator - for trips where I am just plain tired of hauling all my stuff into the cabin, and plan to check a bag, I'd like to use the Metro as a mini-suitcase (mini-me AirBoss?)! LOL, but actually 17" is just about the perfect length for a few shirts, a pair of travel pants or two, and the usual underwear and socks to tide me over should my checked bag get misplaced by the baggage throwers. So RedOxx - please ignore Dave, and don't chop any length off the Metro! Right now might be a little long for a 15" laptop - but laptops make poor measuring sticks, after all I use a 10.1" netbook and I don't think any of us would advocate that you chop the Metro down to an 11" width using the "computer as yardstick" rule Dave seems to be proposing! (BTW I think Dave is right on using cinch cords instead of elastic on the end pockets - and I'd like to see the end pockets on the Metro taller, too, at least tall enough to hold a small bottle of water (like a Trader Joe's sportcap bottle, or their slightly smaller non-sportcap version).
By W, Silicon Valley, March 2, 2010
Dave's comment was right on, good product but slightly too big for todays laptops.
By Michael W., San Francisco, February 4, 2010
On the back side of this bag - not the snap pouch side - please consider adding a second side-to-side zipper, so I can unzip the top and bottom zippers on that side and slip the resulting panel over a wheelie's handle - like on the PR4 Beanos!
RedOxx Missed the Market Indicators w/the Metro
By Dave, Arlington VA, February 3, 2010
Bought this for my college-student nephew as a gift and gave it a test drive for a few days. I'm a big Red Oxx fan - Metro, Air Boss, SkyTrain, Gator & PR4 replacing some beat-up Tumis and other carry-ons. The Metro is a very good alternative to my Tumi expandable [(12" x 16" x 5.5" (HxWxD)] "Safecase." It misses the mark - but is clearly a competitive product @ $140 vice $345. With the foam padding it "stands tall" and the depth is good. The organizers are simple and unlike Tumi - there aren't too many or them! Less can be more. But at over 17" wide it's out of touch - no one lugs around 17"laptops any more. If so, a large laptop is best carried inverted in a backpack carrier. With the foam inserts, 17" is too wide and unwieldy compared to a messenger bag w/o the foam padded stability. As a counterpoint - the Metro with extra width allows you to cram a cable or accessory pocket next to a 15" or smaller laptop - but a better solution would be to adopt a Tumi design: one small + one medium bellows pocket vice two small ones. Lots of wasted front panel space in the current design w/two small, Gator-sized pockets. In a nutshell..shrink the Metro at least an inch in width, expand one of the bellows pockets in width, and for the water bottle pockets on either end: lose the elastic and use a parachute cord snugger instead for the bigger bottles (like Sigg)
- Designed AND made in the USA
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 400 weight denier soft red nylon lining
- All zippers #10 YKK self locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double Box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- 3250 welded D-rings, nickel plated
- 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
- 4 lb. closed cell Volara foam padding
- Classified as a "personal item"
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- US Dimensions: 17"L x 3.5"W x 11"H
- Metric Dimensions: 43.2cm L x 8.9cm W x 27.9cm H
- US Capacity: 654 cubic inches
- Metric Dimensions: 10.7 Liters
Metro Travel Briefcase Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Bordeaux = Dark Red
- Coal = Gray
- Forest = Green
- Khaki = Tan
- Mariner = Blue
- Midnight = Dark Blue
- Olive = Military Green
- Saffron = Yellow
- Safari = 1940s Olive Drab and Desert Tan (Proprietary Red Oxx Exclusive)
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, orders are typically filled within 30 days. Call 1-888-733-6999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 Himilayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
This product is guaranteed forever, be sure to include it in your will.
Made in U.S.A.
Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the Metro and CPA?
The CPA Briefcase is two inches wider (thicker) than the Metro.
Will the Metro hold a laptop? What size?
The Metro was designed to carry virtually any laptop notebook up to 17 inch screen and three inches thick.
Will the Metro Briefcase meet personal item/carry on standards?
Absolutely. It will fit any overhead bin and under most any airline seat.
How are the internal pockets configured?
The backside has a full length slip mesh pocket that is anchored to the bottom of the bag. In front of this pocket are six smaller cordura slip pockets. On the other side is a full length mesh divider not anchored to the bottom. In front of the divider are two cordura slip pockets and five pen pockets. Both of the full length interior pockets include buckle closures to help keep your office items organized.
Can I fit my C-pap machine inside?
The Metro is a hair too narrow to fit your C-pap. We recommend using our Gator
for your C-pap machine or moving up to the larger CPA Briefcase which will easily hold a C-pap.
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.