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“Tell the weed weasel I have my rule book.”
Red Oxx Railroad Grip

Railroad Grip $200.00


Embroidered Monogram Patches:

  • One - Three Initials $7.50
  • Four - Ten Letters $10.00

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WANTED... Railroader's Grip that lasts! And lasts...

This is the bag you've been hearing about and spotted out on the tracks.

DESIGNED BY RAILROADERS.
Red Oxx has been hand building this grip for locomotive railroad engineers here in Billings, Montana since 1992. Together with a group of five rail engineers, Red Oxx created an American-made bag that could survive the rough rail life. Designed with the help of these fellow engineers and train crew members at our local rail hub, it's been tested tough to the extreme, making it the perfect rail work grip. This bag is made out of our strongest material; 1050 heavy weight denier Ballistic CORDURA® Nylon (available only in BLACK) that will not shred, rip or tear. Originally developed as a flak jacket material, ballistic nylon is one of the strongest and durable flexible textiles available.

FITS YOUR RAIL GEAR.
Sized to fit the large GCOR rule book in one end pocket, your lantern and radio in the other, you'll still have room for a week (or more) worth of clothes and your Red Oxx Nomad Shaving Kit in the cavernous main compartment. There are plenty of places to stow smaller things in the zippered flat pockets located on all sides of the bag. Smaller items like pens and pencils should be stored in a pencil case so they don't knock around in your bag.

Our no questions asked "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty guarantees this'll be the last grip you'll ever have to buy! Why?

NO JUNK MATERIALS.
No skinny plastic zippers, cheap thread or junky low-grade hardware like other rail grips. Red Oxx uses huge, tested-tough #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking zippers that work every time. Easy to close, easy to open. Our thread is a proprietary UV protected #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon that will cut your fingers off before you can break it. UV protection from the sun resists thread aging, a common breakdown point used in typical inferior bags. Since we're former military parachute riggers, you can bet every stress point is double cross-stitched.

PUTTING THE HARD IN HEAVY-DUTY HARDWARE.
When you see and feel the sheer heft our stainless steel and nickel-plated hardware you'll understand why so many railroaders swear by our grips. Just check out over two hundred and fifty product reviews from satisfied engineers and railmen who have tried them all, some of them have burned through several competitors' bags in a year.

BOUND, NOT GAGGED
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, or 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 bag. In addition, each exposed 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 wear will have a thicker nylon binding. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors grips that brag of "binding" their edges.

Life on the tracks is hard. It's about steel, oil and hard edges that cut and tear a regular bag to pieces. The Red Oxx Railroad Grip: "stronger than Armstrong."

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY.
Due to high demand for our Grips, you're encouraged to place your order today to get your Grip on our factory production schedule. In other words, the bag is not a stock inventory item. You must place your order to get your new Grip on our production schedule. Your finished bag will then ship (under normal circumstances) in under 21 working days. During the holidays, it may ship within 30 working days. Like retirement, it's worth the wait.

PERSONALIZE IT.
Because an embroidered grip is a respected grip. Order an Embroidered Monogram and make your Grip --yours. Available in red lettering only - located on top zipper panel only. Because there are so many Grips now with personalized embroidery, it's a great idea to think up something a little more personal than just your name or initials. For example, think about a favorite nickname, TV show, band, game, animal, hero, car, team, aircraft and so on. Something entirely unique to you.

  • Three initials for only $7.50.
  • Up to ten characters (including spaces, dashes and periods) for only $10.00.

PLEASE NOTE: Custom Embroidered Monogramming your grip adds an additional 5-7 business days before shipping.

"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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Concerned about out of stock items, back orders, products in production and delivery time? - Check out this personal message from CEO Jim Markel.

Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Grip.

Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.

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. Your email address is always secure.

Dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 12"H
Capacity: 3,456 cu. inches
Weight: 4.7 pounds

Pocket measurements:

  • Front and rear flat slip zippered pockets: 13"W x 8"H
  • Dual end flat slip pockets: 11"W x 11"H
  • Dual end 3/4 zippered compartments: 12"W x 12"H x 4"D
  • Main compartment: 12"W x 16"L x 12"D

Every great trainman bag needs Railroader accessories.

Download this free collectable Railroad Grip and Rucksack PDF Brochure (3.7MB).
Download this free collectable Railroader Accessories PDF Brochure (3.4MB).

Other ideal uses for the rugged Railroad Grip include:

  • Riggers bag - tough enough for any oil rigging job.
  • Trucker cargo bag - great for tools and travel gear.
  • Roughneck bag - If you work a tough job, this is your bag.
  • Horse tack bag
  • Rodeo bag
  • Roping bag
  • Halter bag
  • Trainers bag
  • AMR Pack
  • FIFO Miners Bag
  • Construction worker bag
  • NRC tool bag

Fun GRIP Trivia: It's called a Grip as this comes from the rail line term for a bag coined as a "Grip sack." This was a bag issued by the RR for employees to organize and carry their stuff. It was a large canvas bag with big handles. As the years passed, the term was shortened to Grip.

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4.87 Average Rating
 (297 Reviews)

 
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 worth every penny
By Anonymous, Ohio, October 10, 2014

I wish I would have bought this when I first hired out. Plenty of room and tough as nails. Last grip you'll ever buy.
 
 A little short
By Gary, Pennsylvania, September 29, 2014

Coming from the Navy our "riggers" made sturdy bags like these so I can appreciate the quality of the bag. But for the amount of money I paid I would have liked a couple places to put pencils, pens and other odds and ends in the front pocket. Trying to locate small stuff in the bottom of a grip in the dark is hard enough.Heck $30 WalMart book bags have them. Just saying.
 
 The best money can buy!
By Chase, South Carolina , September 18, 2014

I had seen these bags a few times, and heard about them from a few other guys at work. I had never handled one or really paid a lot of attention to the pockets, size, zippers etc. I wish I had bought one when I first hired out instead of spending $50+ on cheaper duffels twice a year. I'm a gear guy, and this piece of gear is great for anybody working the road. There is more than enough room for everything you will/ are required to carry. The best part is that it's a one time purchase. You get what you pay for.
 
 Best ever
By Cooper, Ohio, September 18, 2014

This bag is top of the line. Very well made. It's been tossed around on the engine and still isn't showing any signs of wear. I would recommend this grip to anyone
 
 Tough As Nails
By Robert Traven, Hornepayne, Ontario, Canada, September 18, 2014

We have some long hauls up here in Northern Ontario. This grip holds everything I need for a 36 hour round trip, with room to spare. So far, so great. Now, just waiting to see how it will hold up at -50 degrees. Great job Red Oxx....
 
 Railroad Grip
By Tj, Enderlin, ND, September 17, 2014

Best bag I ever bought, It holds more than the tuffbags and is a very sturdy bag the warranty isn't too shabby either.
 
 Great Grip
By Pierre, Alabama, September 13, 2014

I got this bag at the recommendation of a coworker and am glad I did. It is everything it is advertised as and more. I would highly recommend.
 
 RedOxx Railroad Grip PR39
By Brandon W, Buffalo, NY, September 12, 2014

I've been with the R.R. for 3 years. I worked in the Albany Yard for 2 years and moved back home to Buffalo. When I moved home I was put on the Road. I seen everyone with this bag and asked where to buy one after seeing the price I retreated from buying one. After 9 months I was sick of carrying a bag and a backpack for books. An engineer told me her guaranteed that it would fit everything without a 2nd bag so I took a gamble and just received the bag today! I can't believe it fit everything!
 
 The Grip
By Erickson @ UP, Wisconsin, September 4, 2014

I use it on the rail, I'm a new hire who bought it on referral from other railroaders. So far, so good. Thanks for the great work guys. That'll do!
 
 Railroad Grip
By Maynard, Indiana, September 4, 2014

Great Grip. I was sceptical at first. Is this large enough and worth the cost ??. Well ive had mine for a couple months now and its well worth the investment.
 
 Grip
By Eric Houston, United States, September 4, 2014

This bag is huge and very sturdy so far no complaints. It is just what I needed I can fit all my work related items and my overnight clothes in it and still have room left over. It's worth the $200.00 dollars and then some.
 
 Awesome bag!
By Bryan , Minneapolis, MN, August 28, 2014

I wish I would've bought one sooner. I come from the military and thought we had good tough bags with lots of storage. After buying this bag, I don't think ill ever buy any other one.
 
 made for railroading
By Anonymous, winnipeg, August 28, 2014

Best bag ive had ever, very strong against all elements.
 
 should've bought one sooner!
By Joe , Fargo, ND, August 22, 2014

Great product, lots of room. I use to carry two bags but it all fits in this one! don't be hesitant just buy it!!!
 
 I wish I could say it's the last bag I'll ever buy
By Randy J, Missouri, August 21, 2014

like the title says I wish I could say its the last bag I'll ever buy but,,,,, I want to get the shave kit bag and the CPA bag. If you don't know anyone who has one of these bags you can look at and you are on the fence about buying one,,,,do it! You don't always get quality with a high price. Some places are a rip-off but this is not one of them. If I can put in a shameless plug for Whites boots I'd like to say they are another american made company that charges a premium price for a superior product. If you buy one of these bags or a pair of whites boots you will not be disappointed. the boots might not last forever and I'm ok with buying another pair but I will have to decide which of my sons to leave this bag to. #QualityMadeInUSA!!!!

 
 Awesome bag!
By Bill, Ohio, August 21, 2014

This is by far the best grip I have ever owned. Well thought out design and durable materials and build. I can see it lasting the remainder of my career. Thanks for the wonderful product and craftsmanship!
 
 Best grip ever
By Anonymous, Toledo, Ohio, August 20, 2014

I'm a Toledo west conductor and I have had this bag for going on 5 years now that makes five hard winters and summers on the railroad and this grip still looks just as good as the day I got it. The bottom of the bag bearly shows any sign of age. One day in the distant future when the bag finally does fall apart it's guaranteed I'll buy another.
 
 The best bag
By Don, Huntington Beach, CA, August 17, 2014

This has become my go-to bag. Its shape and numerous pockets make it simple to live out of without unpacking. It's a big volume, easily carrying a week's worth of clothing. Ballistic nylon can withstand anything. Although officially a smidgen larger than carry-on dimensions I have had no squawks from the airlines. Get one.
 
 Almost Perfect
By Andrew, Las Vegas, August 7, 2014

This bag would be 5 star perfect if it were the same size as the PR6. My only other complaint is the gap left by the dual zipper opening. I work in the desert and sand storms can make their way into the bag.
 
 Perfect size grip
By Anonymous, Missouri, August 7, 2014

Perfect size grip. I'm an extra board employee and I have room for all the things I need.
 
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Specifications

  • "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
  • Designed AND made in USA
  • 1050 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Ballistic CORDURA® nylon fabric
  • Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
  • Detachable Claw nonslip adjustable shoulder strap
  • All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
  • Nylon webbing zipper pull grab loops
  • Thread: #92 bonded Solar Max Nylon
  • All seams double stitched and bound
  • 3250 welded D Rings, nickel plated
  • Stainless Steel Mil spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
  • Nickel plated turn locks secure main compartment
  • 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
  • Available in BLACK only
  • Embroidery available in RED only
  • Monogram embroidery available on Grip and Rail King only
  • Designed by railroaders for railroaders
  • US Dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 12"H
  • Metric Dimensions: 70cm L x 30.5cm W x 30.5cm H
  • US Capacity: 3,456 Cubic Inches
  • Metric Capacity: 65.1 Liters
  • US Weight: 4.7 Pounds
  • Metric Weight: 2.13 Kilos
  • Free collectable download Railroad Grip and Rucksack PDF Brochure

If out of stock, orders are typically filled within 21 days. Call 1-888-733-6999 or email info@redoxx.com for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Grip compare to the Safari Beano's Duffel Bags?
The Grip is built using a heavier and stronger 1050 weight ballistic CORDURA® nylon, our toughest. Developed as a flack jacket material, it's an ideal textile for Railroaders with the hardships of the rail line.
 
What is Ballistic CORDURA® Nylon?
Ballistic CORDURA® nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term 'ballistic' takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and fragmentation caused by bullet or artillery shell impacts. This is a special grade heavier weight CORDURA® nylon designed for hard use and colored black to help hide dirt, oil, and grease stains.
 
What colors does the embroidery come in?
Embroidery is only available in red.
 
Can I get a Grip in a different color other than black?
Our U.S.A. sourced ballistic CORDURA® nylon is currently only available in black.
 
Will my rulebook (US), radio, and lantern fit inside?
Yes, the Grip was specifically designed to hold this particular railroader gear.
 
Are there any interior pockets or dividers?
We recommend using our Nomad toiletry kit and/or Lil Roy Gadget bags to organize your belongings inside your Grip. The Tri-fold Toiletry bag is also a great organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold open flat hanging design.
 
Is there a railroad discount available?
Red Oxx eliminates the middle man with it's factory direct to consumer model. Our prices are based on the length of time it takes to build a bag and the cost of materials. Each bag we build comes with our iron clad "No Bull", no questions asked lifetime warranty. You will save considerable money in the long run because you bought only one bag, not to mention peace of mind knowing you own a Railroad Grip that will not fail.
 
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 Grip?
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.