“I make other carry-on bags nervous.”
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One Bag Travel! Air Boss.
The only carry-on bag you'll ever need.
Designed for the business traveler, this popular five star-rated carry-on travel bag is a must-have for anyone who enjoys the advantages of traveling light. Peruse over 600 customer reviews right here from hundreds of satisfied Air Boss customers and get an honest idea of whether this is the travel bag for you.
Red Oxx worked with Internet author and carry-on travel expert, Doug Dyment, guru of OneBag.com fame to develop this all-in-one carry-on bag.
EXPERT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
Follow this link to learn Doug Dyment's bundle wrapping technique so you can fit more in your airline carry-on bag and be more organized. Thanks to Onebag.com, here's a fantastic luggage packing diagram, showing you how to "bundle wrap" your clothing in the Air Boss.
WRINKLE FREE TRAVEL.
Designed with three large main compartments, the Air Boss carry-on bag also features two outside zippered pockets (one full-length, one for your airline tickets), an outside sleeve pocket, and tie downs inside the outer sections to keep your slacks and dress shirts in position and wrinkle-free until you can hang them up in the hotel.
A PLACE FOR YOUR BELONGINGS.
The center compartment is spacious enough to hold your Toiletries, extra shoes, work-out gear, business briefcase, etc. Volara closed-cell foam padding is sewn in the sides, so you've got a rigid, yet flexible, piece of carry-on luggage that protects your belongings.
PROTECT YOUR LAPTOP.
Looking for extra protection for your laptop? Pick up a Metro Briefcase, which will fit in the center compartment of the Air Boss, adding further protection and giving you a "one bag" travel option...with two bags inside one. Note that this can become a heavy bag to carry if you do this.
NEVER SLIPS OFF.
Includes detachable nonslip Claw Shoulder Strap that keeps your bag where you want it - on your shoulder.
WATCH HOW TO PACK IT.
Watch the Air Boss DEMO Video posted in the photos and videos tab at left where CFO Amanda Markel shows how to use many of the bag's features. Note to iPad users, we are updating the file for viewing on your machines. Stay tuned.
ANOTHER CARRY BAG OPTION.
Looking for a similar carry-on bag with retractable backpack style shoulder straps? Try our other bestseller, the Sky Train.
Join the fleet feet crowd and travel carry-on with the Commander of the ship: the Air Boss!
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY.
Due to high demand, we encourage you to place your order now to get your Air Boss on our production schedule. Your bag will then be delivered in under 30 days, many times less. Like retirement, it's worth the wait.
Dimensions: 21"L x 8"W x 13"H.
Capacity: 2,184 cubic inches.
- Matching dual exterior zippered full length side flat pockets: 13"H x 20"W each
- Exterior flat snap pocket: 9.5"H x 20"W
- Exterior zippered side flat passport / map pocket: 12.5"D x 7"W
- Dual zippered tie down side compartments: 2"W x 20.5"L x 12.5"H
- Main center compartment: 4"W x 20.5"L x 12.5"H
"No Bull" Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND made in Billings, Montana USA.
UPS Shipping Time.
Concerned about back orders, in production products and delivery time? - Read this personal letter from CEO Jim Markel.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the steps it takes to handcraft your Air Boss.
Online Air Boss orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email and a review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. Backorders beyond a dozen days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. Your email address is secure.
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2009 Winner of the "Best Durable Luggage Award" from Bestcovery.com; "Discover the Best of Everything."
Selected as Kiplinger's Expert Pics The Best List of 2008 for Best Carry-on Travel Bag.
Air Boss Trivia: On the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, the Air Boss is in charge of all the operations of the flight deck. He controls the moving of planes on deck, landing of aircraft, launching aircraft, ordinance handling, and safety of all the personnel occupying the flight deck. The Air Boss oversees from the command tower. Orders are communicated with the flight deck via megaphone. Ex: "Hey greenshirt. Get out of that checked baggage line and on the plane, now!"
Best bag ever, no doubt about it.
By Anonymous, , April 5, 2007
Best bag I've used in over 40 years of professional travel. I've had mine about six months, and I've used it to drag my stuff aound the world - Mojave Desert, Persian Gulf, South America, New Orleans - even the wilds of Blacksburg, Virginia. Came through like a champ.I use the packing cubes, and it's amazing how much stuff you can fit in without overpacking it. If I'm only taking one bag and leaving the Gator bag (also outstanding), I use the middle compartment for camera, iPod, reading material, etc.When I meet co-workers at the airport, they often ask "Is that all you're taking?". Truly the Swiss army knife of luggage. There's not too many places I can't go with my Air Boss and Gator bags. Thanks for such outstanding products - both well thought out design and quality construction. I'm a Red Oxx guy for life!
By Anonymous, , February 2, 2007
I'm a weekly business traveler and very satisfied with the air boss. Well constructed, sharp, and the strap does wonders for distributing the weight. Will never go back to a wheeled bag, it was a great purchase. Highly recommended!!!
Well worth the investment.
By Nelson Guerra, , January 17, 2007
Well worth the investment.
This is the best travel bag ever!
By Anonymous, , December 18, 2006
I love this bag. It really kept my clothes nearly unwrinkled while I traveled around Asia for a month. I also compared it to my roll-aboard luggage. Total weight packed was 12 lbs. Roll-aboard was 12 lbs UNPACKED! Much easier to carry this bag around, especially with the "Claw" strap. I was very impressed with this bag. Best purchase I've ever made.
By Keith Day, , December 15, 2006
This is a great bag! Lived out of it for a weeks trip to N.Ireland and Mexico. Bag can get a little heavy if you overpack...but thats my fault not the bags.
Another great bag from Red Oxx!
By Chris Juzda, , November 20, 2006
I've purchased several Red Oxx bags, including the Gator, C-Ruck, Briefcase and Rockhopper and never been disappointed, so the Air Boss was a no brainer when I was looking for a new carry on. They're not cheap but not overpriced either, considering the outstanding quality. My thoughts on the Air Boss:The Air Boss is, indeed the perfect size to fit in pretty much any aircraft overhead bin - In North America, no one at the airline check in or security even gives it a second look in terms of deciding whether it is too large or too heavy to carry on, even if it is stuffed. I tend to carry a fair bit of stuff even on short business trips: sneakers, work out clothing, plus if I'm traveling in casual clothes I pack a suit, if traveling in a suit, I pack casual clothes. In addition, I also manage to pack a full size laptop and peripherals in the middle compartment as well as a small kit for my razor, etc - easier now that the you're allowed to carry small quantities of liquids on board again. Another nice feature is that with the black Air Boss, it works great as a briefcase when I have to go to meetings at my destination. It's a little large but doesn't look out of place at all. Bottom line is that when traveling on shorter business trips, the Air Boss handles most of my stuff perfectly and in combination with my Gator (for gadgets such as ipod, headphones, camera, etc. , It's unbeatable. Just be careful: although the bag itself is very light, you can get so much into it that it can weigh a ton if you're not careful (particularly with a lap top inside)and as comfortable as the shoulder strap is, it can make a long slog through an airport tough if you're lugging 30 lbs of loaded Air Boss on one shoulder!
By Anonymous, , November 20, 2006
I purchased the Air Boss and the Gator Bag on recommendation from onebag.com. A very nice lady from the company called me up the next day and offered me another shipping method that saved me about $30. I was suprised at the initial quality of the product and speed of shipping, but the bags really shined on the first trip.14 days across Europe, stopping at every military base along the way to entertain the troops. We started in Paris, then to Brussels, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Regensberg, Garmisch and finally Munich. I was traveling with 12 other people, all of whom had multiple enormous check baggage and carryons. There were a lot of jokes at first about how I didn't pack enough. I carried everything on. The jokes about my packing style continued until we got to Paris. We had to carry our luggage almost a mile and I began laughing maniacally. The Air Boss carried everything I needed; clothes for the entire trip, a suit and even costumes and an extra pair of shoes. There's really no way I can think of to express how grateful I am to RedOxx for this great product, or to onebag.com for showing me how its done. You guys made my trip infinately easier and more enjoyable. Thanks a million for the service, the product and the great memories I'll always associate with this luggage. You guys have earned my business for life.
Don't wait -- get one for yourself
By Anonymous, , November 19, 2006
This is a great bag. Over the past month, I have taken it to Stockholm and Boston for four day trips, and to points in between and on the way. It is equally comfortable in overhead bins on a 747 and CRJ 100, and stores easily in European and American trains, taxis, vans and cars. The bag is intelligently designed. I especially like the outside pockets, which give you plenty of storage room for books, papers and documents and its easy to carry, even when packed full.If you travel frequently and don't want to check your luggage (don't these two things go together?) you'll love the Air Boss.
Great bag for weekly flyers
By Brad Holcomb, , November 16, 2006
I ordered 5 different bags recommended on the onebag.com site, and kept this one for weekly air travel. The Air Boss impressed me right out of the box with its obvious industrial-strength engineering, and now after using it for a couple weeks of business trips I'm in love with it. I'm a light packer, so the 2 side compartments with compression straps are plenty of space for 3 or 4 days of clothes. This leaves the center section completely free, and I also purchased the Slim Briefcase (for laptop and electronic paraphenalia) from Red Oxx and am able to zip it up inside the Air Boss to have One Bag to haul through the airport. It's a little heavy and bulky when used this way, but the Claw Strap (best strap ever!) makes it comfortable. And when I end up on a Regional Jet with the smaller overheads, I just pop out the briefcase and put it under my seat, and the Air Boss then easily fits in the overhead. In the past I've mainly used samll rollaboards, and always had to check them planeside when boarding a RJ. No more waiting in the jetbridge for my bag!! I love the Air Boss.
Stress Reliever - Big Time!!!!!
By James Mccarthy, , November 9, 2006
I was directed to the Redoxx site from onebag.com.I had been looking for something that was going to help me take some of the stress out of travelling, and here it is!I have used my Air Boss several times and it is absolutely faultless. Brilliant quality, robust. The ideal bag.The pleasure of walking straight off the plane, past all those queues and out of the airport to meet your loved ones is not to be missed.I am sold on carry-on only. There is just no other way to travel than with my Air Boss.Well Done!!!!!
By Anonymous, , October 22, 2006
I just completed a four-day jaunt to Las Vegas, my new Air Boss' first trip. I have to say I'm more than pleased with this wonderful bag.It held it all: shirts, slacks, shoes, shaving kit, cell phone charger, etc. I carefully packed a suit in one side, and it arrived none the worse for wear wrinkle-wise. Carry on, of course!The strap was comfortable; the handle good and solid; plenty of pockets for papers and such.The big test comes next summer: Two weeks traveling around Central Europe, living out of a one bag, my Air Boss. I don't see a problem.Actually, make that two bags, since I plan to purchase a Gator before then.
By Anonymous, , July 15, 2006
My newly acquired AirBoss arrived just in time for my trip to Asia, which included a quick stop in the Middle East. After becoming a recent convert to the one bag philosophy (thanks Doug of onebag.com fame) the AirBoss was highly recommended.My impression: WOW!! The first thing that hit me was the quality of construction and the thought that went into function; zippers, hardware, fabric and strap are all what one would expect from a high-end bag. Using the 'bundle' method, I was able to pack enough for a two-week business trip that included stops in Malaysia, Thailand, Dubai and Kuwait.Carry on luggage dimension was spot on, no worries about getting the bag shoved into the belly of the plane due to its size. My bag was even a bit over stuffed too; having the soft sides really makes AirBoss cavernous. And it handled it beautifully.Now, carry on luggage weight, different story. In general, Asian airlines are obsessive about carry on weight. For those traveling economy, the weight limit is about 7kg (15.4pounds). I unfortunately was carrying about 30 pounds (and yes, still comfortable on the shoulder), which at times required sweet-talking the ladies at the airline counter; or, checking it in (carry extra locks, just in case). Needless to say, the AirBoss is highly recommended to anyone who travels frequently. An added bonus, Jim and the crew at Red Oxx are the nicest folks you'll ever come across.This was my first Red Oxx bag, and will certainly not be the last.Cheers,Al
By Daniel Ho, , July 14, 2006
I travel quite a bit on business and for pleasure. Unless forced to do otherwise, I only travel with a carry-on bag.Being a bit obsessive compulsive about getting the right tool for the job, through the years, I've tried ALL the various ways to move my stuff around the globe. After much trial and error, I finally found luggage nirvana...the Red Oxx Air Boss.The construction and materials are top notch. While this is important for frequently used luggage, the thought that goes into the design is just as important.On the Air Boss, every strap, zipper, and pocket is in the right place.While I can get by with a duffle bag, on most trips I am meeting someone for the first time. To make a good impression, I need a few shirts and maybe a jacket that is crisp enough to be presentable. The Air Boss makes this simple.My trick is to use shirt folder packs to keep everything organized. Then, I strap the neatly folded packages into one side of the Air Boss. The other side, I'll strap in a sport jacket if required. In the middle goes the Tri-Fold Shave Kit and my work out gear. This leaves a large outside pocket where I'll carry some reading material. In the other side, the smaller zipper compartment is for my travel documents.The key is to not over pack as it is surprising how much fits in the Air Boss! If you pack it so that sides are straight but not bulging, you're probably at the carry-on weight limit already. But, because the sides are fabric, you'll be able to put the bag in the overhead bin of even the smallest commuter plane.Great products, great service from Jim and the rest of the crew at Red Oxx. What's not to like?If you are a Road Warrior and rely on carry-on luggage...run, don't walk...get an Air Boss today! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
By Anonymous, , June 23, 2006
This is a stellar bag! I have never paid retail for luggage until I bought this bag as a gift for my husband and it's worth every penny. I am forced to use a wheeled carryon when I travel alone due to a pinched nerve in my shoulder so I don't get the pleasure of "stealing' his bag. However, I've found that the air boss is designed perfectly for the "combined" traveler and my husband graciously carries the air boss. One side is "his" - I can easily put in 2 pairs of pants, 2 long sleeved shirts, a polo shirt and his swim shorts. On "my" side I can fit in slacks, a skirt, assorted tops, shawl, belt and a small purse. In the center compartment I can easily pack our combined toiletry kit, two small packing cubes with 3 days of underwear, socks & pjs, chargers for our electronics, and a small laundry kit. I also can sneak a pair of dress sandals in. Believe it or not the bag still isn't all the way full! If our checked luggage gets lost, we have enough for four days and beyond after doing laundry. Usually lost baggage catches up in two days. Actually there isn't too much left to go in our checked bag except for some a few extras, our hiking boots and other specialty gear if we need them. I haven't tried an international flight yet with the air boss (they are pretty fussy about carryon weight limits), but I found that I have an old tote bag that folds up to nothing and it fits perfectly inside the air boss's center compartment. I can put everything in the center compartment packed inside the tote. That way if the air boss is too heavy for some carriers, I can pull the tote out and we're well below the weight limit per bag. I just love this bag. Thanks Red Oxx!
By Steven Freestone, , May 25, 2006
As an inveterate traveler, I am comitted to carry-on luggage after being well experience in the saying "there are two kinds of luggage -- lost and carry-on. I have literally tried them all and have been left with jammed handles, broken wheels and challenging overhead bins and stewards. I have now discovered one of life's incredible treasures in the Airboss and Briefcase. Together they hold enough for two weeks travel abroad. I have actually taken my Victorinox and Eagle Creek carry-on's and compared the packing with the Airboss which actually has 2-linear inches less. Without the rigidity found in the other two bags, I can almost double my packing with the Airboss. I have been able to mold the bag to even fit in the overhead bin of a small commuter jet. For the first time, I am now content with my carry-on luggage. It is obvious that the crew at Red Oxx are genuinely interested in the "hardcore" traveler. Again, thanks for a quality product with an emphasis on practicality.
Carries everything I need, everywhere I go
By Anonymous, , May 5, 2006
I now travel with the confidence that if I make my connection, so does my luggage!One-week business trips to Japan, India, Europe... I could never quite do it with my rollaboard. Excellent craftmanship and durability, and the most comfortable carrying strap I've ever found (I've retrofitted my laptop bag with one too!).
By Rick Sullivan, , April 12, 2006
I have coach, hartmann, and tons of generic bags. This is my favorite. Despite my OCD packing, it still holds what I need. Great to carry, pack, and repack. Thanks guys.
Air Boss Fools Flight Attendants
By George Cain, , April 12, 2006
I've now taken the Air Boss to Europe and a couple dozen American cities. It is tops in convenience and serviceability, but my favorite feature is its compressability. The flight attendants, who are used to seeing hard side, wheeled bags of approx. the same size, say it won't fit in the overhead bin, but I always prove them wrong!!
A hit - from boarding to board-room
By Graeme Simpson, , April 10, 2006
My new job means that I travel a lot throughout europe, and I quickly learned that anyone who travels with more than carry on luggage is going to spend most of his time in baggage halls.I tried a lot of different bags. They were either too weak or too casual for making the trip from airport to boardroom meetings.Finally I found my airboss... and I've never looked back. It keeps my suits and files seperate and un-crushed, gives me enough space for my running kit when I need it, and in Raven black is smart enough to carry into my meetings without looking like I've come from a hiking trip.Excellent work Red Oxx - keep it up!!!
By Ian Palmer, , April 4, 2006
I just want to say how pleased I am with the Air Boss. This is a highly technical product which has clearly been designed with great care and attention to detail. All aspects of it's design demonstrate a careful choice of materials and it is apparent from the way it is constructed that it has been been put together by people who are interested in making a first class product.I used it for the first time last week and by the end of our weekend trip my wife had decided that she too needed one. Hence our latest order to Red Oxx. Hopefully we will soon be a two Air Boss household!Keep up the great work.
- Designed AND made in the USA
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- US Dimensions: 21"L x 8"W x 13"H
- Metric Dimensions: 53.3cm L x 20.3cm W x 33cm H
- US Capacity: 2,184 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 35,705.7 cubic centimeters
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 420 weight denier soft red nylon lining
- 4 lb. Volara closed cell foam padding on exterior panels
- Double Box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- All zippers #10 YKK self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Monkey Fist Zip knots on all zippers
- Nylon webbing zipper pull grab loops
- Free heavy-duty vinyl luggage tag
- Detachable Claw nonslip adjustable shoulder strap
- Includes Cable Lock
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
Air Boss Carry-on Bag 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
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.
In production: Orders typically are filled within 30 days. Call 1-888-733-6999 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
Is the Air Boss carry-on legal?
Yes, the Air Boss is carry-on legal
on most jet airlines.
What's the best way to pack the Air Boss?
The bundle packing method is recommended. Watch the packing video under the Photos and Videos tab or download the printable luggage packing diagram
What's the difference between the Air Boss and the Sky Train?
There are two principle differences between the Air Boss and the Sky Train: The Sky Train
has retractable backpack straps and opens flat lengthwise whereas the Air Boss opens flat like a book.
Will the Air Boss fit under the seat in front of me?
Cramming the Air Boss under the seat is not recommended.
Will the Eagle Creek packing cubes fit the Air Boss?
We recommend that you use 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 Kit
is also a brilliant shave kit organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold open flat hanging design.
How many pounds will the Air Boss weigh when packed?
It depends on what you pack. A typical 3-5 day load will weigh about 20-25 pounds.
How many days travel can I fit in the Air Boss Carry-on?
Most travelers can get about 3-5 days with a typical load. Some adventurous types have been able to pack from a week to ten days! It all depends on how you pack and what you pack.
Where do I pack the laptop?
You can use the center compartment. We recommend that you use a padded sleeve to protect your laptop.
What's the best way to pack footwear?
Sole to sole to minimize the dirt and placed in the middle compartment. We recommend placing your shoes in a plastic bag first.
Can I change the logo color?
Sure. Simply order your favorite color Logo Patch
and sew it on yourself. Red Oxx cannot change the patch colors for you.
Can I order a bag without the logo?
Logo Patches are centered using a hole punch. If you remove the patch, there will be a hole in the bag that could cause a snag. Red Oxx cannot build a bag without a logo as this would disrupt the efficiency of the production line. Feel free to use a permanent marker to color the patches.
Can you lock the Air Boss?
Yes, any TSA approved lock will work. Or you can use one of our inexpensive Cable Locks
. Keep in mind, any soft sided bag can be cut open with a sharp knife. It's always better to carry the bag onto the plane and store in the overhead bin where you can keep an eye on it.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Air Boss has three large internal compartments. There are no internal pockets.
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.