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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
By Anonymous, winnipeg, August 28, 2014
Best bag ive had ever, very strong against all elements.
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!!!
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!!!!
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!
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.
----------Red Oxx replies: thanks so much for the review. Not to worry, if your bag breaks send it in and we'll take care of you, no need to buy another (unless you want two)!
By Don Karon, 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.
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.
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.
By rene villagomez, san antonio,tx, July 27, 2014
The railroad grip it's awesome!!I can fit all my rule books,radio,lantern and a whole lot of other stuff that I need to have with me when I go out on the rails,it's tough made and the zipper's are heavy duty,well worth the money!!no more cheep grips!thank you red ox!!!!!!!!!!
By Tim, OHIO, July 17, 2014
Well constructed with extra room after all necessities are in place and arrived in a timely manner. Looking into purchasing another product for my wife to use when going to the gym.
By Michael, Texas, July 13, 2014
Strong and durable awesome for any one that need a durable grip for any occasion.
By travis s., Missouri, July 4, 2014
By Jimmy Knight, Little Rock, AR., July 3, 2014
Best bag I have owned!
By Josh S./csx, ny, June 27, 2014
this is a great bag, It is a little pricy but well worth it. the heavy material really lasts while your climbing on and off engines, dragging it around on the floor, in and out of the yard jeeps, so on and so forth. The heavy duty zipper never binds and theres plenty of side pockets to keep all your rule books, bulletins, notebooks, air gauge, radio, batteries, you name it. In love with this bag and would deffinatly recommend to any coworker, friend, or anyone in the market to buy the last bag they'll ever have to buy.
REDOXX OR DIE!
By George G., Chicago, June 19, 2014
I went thru at least 3 grips before I purchased my red oxx, money well spent!
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 Nylon, our toughest. Developed as a flak jacket material, it's an ideal soft-sided bag textile for Railroaders who endure the hardships of the rail line.
What is Ballistic Nylon fabric?
Ballistic 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 nylon fabric 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 Nylon is currently only available in black, which is also the best color to hide oil, dirt and grease stains.
Will my rulebook (US), radio, and trainman lantern fit inside?
Yes, the Grip was specifically designed to hold this particular railroader gear.
Is there a railroad discount available?
Red Oxx eliminates the middle man with our 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 and if it does, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge to you.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, try fixing 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, the 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.
Do you offer a loaner bag while my Grip is in for repair?
Sorry, we don't send out loaner bags. Generally turn around time is less than 72 hours.
Do you ship your Grip to Canada and how much does that cost?
Certainly, we ship to Canada for a fixed UPS Expedited or USPS Priority International shipping fee of only $30.00. All disbursement fees due on delivery are the responsibility of the buyer. Other International orders are $50.00, except Australia and New Zealand for only $55.00.
Can I write off my Grip on my taxes?
Certainly, we recommend that you keep your paper receipt which is included in the package and obtain IRS Tax Form 2016. Contact your income tax accountant or read here for more information on deductions for employee expenses here
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.
“Tell the weed weasel I have my company bible”
Embroidered Monogram Patches:
- One - Three Initials $7.50
- Four - Ten Letters $10.00
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
WANTED... Railroader's Grip that lasts! And lasts...
This is the bag you've been hearing about and spotted out on the tracks. In stock, ready to ship (embroidery adds 2-3 days).*
DESIGNED BY RAILROADERS.
Red Oxx began hand building this duffel style Grip for locomotive railroad engineers here in Billings, Montana in 1992. Together with a group of five rail engineers and conductors, Red Oxx created an American-made trainman bag that could survive the rough rail life.
Designed with the help of these fellow engineers, conductors and train crew members at our local rail hub (Montana's largest), 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 Nylon (available only in BLACK, and for good reason, colored bags get filthy quickly in the rail yard environment). Originally developed as a flak jacket fabric in World War II, Ballistic Nylon is one of the strongest and durable flexible textiles available. Rugged, reliable and tough.
FITS YOUR RAIL GEAR.
Sized to fit the large GCOR rule book or tablet in one end pocket, your "Shiner" trainman 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. Speaking of clothes, check out our hanging and shoulder carry Laundro Bag for storing your dirty laundry. There are plenty of places to stow smaller things in the zippered flat pockets located on all sides of the duffel. 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 tiny 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, in every kind of weather, in any temperature. 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 veteran parachute riggers, you can bet every stress point is double cross-stitched. The double XX being the source of our brand name, Red OXX.
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 three hundred (300) product reviews from satisfied engineers, conductors, and trainmen who have tried them all, some of them have burned through several competitors' bags within a single year. Includes The Claw, our no-slip rubber padded adjustable shoulder carry strap.
BOUND AND BAGGED
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 Grip.
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 sharp edges that cut and rip a regular bag to pieces. The Red Oxx Railroad Grip: "stronger than Armstrong."
NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT?
Is a duffel style Grip not quite large enough for all your winter gear during a long haul? Try our Rail King II Railroad Rucksack. Rail King too big? Need a shoulder carry backpack style bag that is more in tune with traveling light? Try our Rail Runner Railroad Rucksack.
Because an embroidered Grip is a respected grip. Order an Embroidered Monogram and make your Grip --yours. Available in red capital lettering only (no lower cases) - located on top zipper panel only. Because there are many Grips out on the rails with owner's names embroidered on their bags, it's a great idea to think up something a little more personal than just your name or initials. For example: perhaps a favorite nickname, pet name, TV show, band, game, animal, hero, car or truck, 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.
*NOTE: Custom Embroidered Monogramming your grip adds an additional 2-3 business days before shipping.
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Because Red Oxx lasts longer.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
UPS or USPS Priority International Shipping to Canada is $30.00. More information on International Shipping click here.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Grip.
Meet the thundering herd in Montana who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a U.S. Military Veteran owned and operated U.S. 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 7 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 secure.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 12"H
Capacity: 3,456 cu. inches
Weight: 4.7 pounds
Metric Dimensions: 70cm L x 30.5cm W x 30.5cm H
Capacity: 65.1 Liters
Weight: 2.13 Kilos
- 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 and his bag needs Railroader accessories.
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 saddle bag
- Rope bag
- Halter bag
- Horese Trainers bag
- AMR Pack
- FIFO Miner's Bag
- Construction worker bag
- NRC tool bag
- LE range bag
- LE Patrol car bag
- SWAT gear bag
- Law Enforcement Patrol bag
Fun GRIP Trivia: It's called a Grip as this comes from the rail line term for a train case 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.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in U.S.A.
- 1050 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Ballistic 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: proprietary #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 capital letters only
- Monogram embroidery available on Grip, Rail King, and Rail Runner only
- Designed by railroaders for railroaders
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 12"H
- Metric Dimensions: 70cm L x 30.5cm W x 30.5cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 3,456 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 65.1 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 4.7 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 2.13 Kilos
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.
Made in U.S.A.
Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.