By John, Midland, Texas, July 9, 2015
Finishing my first week long trip with my PR5 and its the only bag I brought for clothes. More than enough room I believe icould pack it fo 10 days with out a problem. Organized an easy carry on travel. Love it!
By Bill, Wimberley, TX, July 3, 2015
I used this bag as my only bag for a three week trip south of the border involving aircraft and buses.
This bag holds a LOT and still fits in an overhead bin of a 737, but not however on a long haul luxury bus. Had to be checked - bummer - but not the fault of the bag.
It holds so much stuff that I kept loading more until the results were, well, a heavy bag. Again, not the fault of the bag. The shoulder strap works great!
The workmanship is superb and the bag is definitely rugged. I have total confidence in the zippers (for a change.)
The addition of luggage locks and cable locks create enough of a "Chinese Puzzle" to discourage would-be thieves looking for a target of opportunity. I typically purchase bright colors to make it easier to spot the bag should it attempt to wander off.
There is only one thing I would add or modify - the "floor" or bottom of the bag. I feel it needs another layer for "stiffening" for easier packing and abbrasion and moisture insurance, but I'm not disappointed.
Overall, an excellent bag.
By Jenine, Austin, Texas, May 7, 2015
My husband and I bought two of these bags for a light packing excursion over in Africa. For three weeks, we needed to carry all of our gear in a carry on sized duffel with no metal framework to fit into the various aircraft and safari vehicles. The bags were tossed, dragged, sat upon, rolled, stacked, piled in with heavier packs, and all while being stuffed to the point where it was impossible to stuff anymore. They were also exposed to harsh sun, constant dust, and salt water. All material and zippers held up marvelously with no frays or tears. The tightly woven mesh of the bags kept the dust out. And the zippers kept on working even though to cram things in, the bags had to be repositioned to allow gravity to help settle the contents in order to actually zip up! Yes, these bags are expensive. But they held up like champs and will give us many years of durable service.
By Fred, Visalia, CA, April 9, 2015
Perfect for my needs and the right size. Bullet proof construction. It's got a place for everything.
By Fr G, Irving, TX, March 18, 2015
Great customer service. The bag is just what I was looking for - really the only thing one would need in painless travel. There are enough slots for things that you need to get to when you need them. Very sturdy; I wish I would have know about this bag (2-3) bags ago. Keep up the good work. Look forward to recommending it to others.
By Chris C, San Francisco, February 12, 2015
This is my second RedOxx suitcase after the Air Boss turned out to be the best travel purchase I've ever made. I initially decided to give the company a try after years of flying and having to buy new luggage every few trips due to the inevitable zipper failure or canvas tear.
Make no mistake, RedOxx provides lifetime products. The quality of construction speaks for itself. This suitcase, as with the Air Boss, swallows up clothes and accessories like a clown car, allowing you to pack much more than a similar-size bag. There's no greater feeling than walking through an airport, looking at the other bags around you that probably cost twice as much and were built overseas, and knowing confidently that you are surrounded by amateurs.
Thank you, men and women of Billings, for your absolutely superior craftsmanship.
By Bud Meadows, Chicago Ial, February 12, 2015
Bought this bag for an upcoming safari to Namibia. Having to fly through Johannesburg on the way there, I'm familiar with their baggage handlers penchant for pilfering checked baggage. If I'm carrying it on my person they can't pilfer it nor lose it. I can pack three days worth of clothing in this bag, and since I get daily laundry service on safari, that's plenty for a two week hunting trip.
By Annette, New York, November 13, 2014
My husband and I went on safari for our honeymoon and each got a PR5. I was a little skeptical at first - the reviews (on this site and elsewhere) are fantastic, but was it really worth the higher cost as compared to competitors? The answer is yes, absolutely. For nine days these bags got tossed around Zambian airports and safari vehicles and came through the trip looking good as new. I didn't think I would be able to fit nearly as much stuff as I did in the bag (packing cubes are your friend), but I was very pleasantly surprised. Great bag all around, highly recommend.
By Beth W., Washington, D.C., November 8, 2014
This bag finally meets the durability and flexibility needs of my daily life - whether traveling internationally or simply going to the gym. It fits neatly in even the smaller overhead compartments, and is sturdiest bag I have seen. Thank you for finally making a bag that meets life's demands!!
By Joe Hill, Ruston, LA, October 23, 2014
I have used this bag for a number of years to carry my CPAP machine, mask, air hose, 15 foot extension cord for machine (most hotels do not have wall plugs accessibility beside the bed), chargers and cords for iPhone and iPad, headphones and the quart-size ziplock bag for my liquids. It has been to Chile, Cuba, Mexico and all over the US.
By Anonymous, boston, October 16, 2014
This bag worked great for a safari vacation which disallows wheeled bags. It is very sturdy and the outside compartments make it easy to store things that you want easy access to.
By Sue, North Carolina, September 18, 2014
I love this bag. I have had so many bags that looked promising but busted during travel or were missing something.
The Red Oxx was recommended by friends who we were traveling with to Italy for 2 weeks. We made a group commitment to only take a carry-on bag. This Red oxx bag was super. It is sturdy, has great organization, and carried all my junk for a 2 week trip. Will never buy another brands bag. Very Happy Traveler.
By Stephen White, Clinton LA, September 13, 2014
I've been trucking for 36 years. I go through a bag every 2-3 years. I bought them cheap and got what I paid for. I Googled Lifetime Warranty Duffle Bags. Red Oxx Was the only Co. without conditions. The PR5 is built tuff, really tuff. Need to video two 70's VW Bugs, rear bumpers tied to the bag, they take off in opposite directions. See if their bumpers come off.
By Anonymous, New Mexico, June 26, 2014
I have had this bag for one month and used it for three domestic trips and now one transatlantic trip. It is sturdy, well designed, and meets all my expectations. It balanced well on my shoulder and is easy to carry. I think I now need to buy one for my husband.
By James Bedsole, Pell City, AL, June 11, 2014
A friend introduced me to Redoxx. The Safari PR-5 was perfect for our recent trip to France
( Normandy, Utah, Omaha, Point du Hoc and more). High quality bag, very functional. Using packing tips from Redoxx site I had all that I needed for over 5 days , weighed in at less than 16 lbs. I was able to enjoy the trip and not worry about lost baggage or lugging huge suitcases. Gives you great amount of freedom when traveling. It is now my "go to" bag for every trip.
By Frank J, South Florida USA, May 24, 2014
It has been nine months, three round trip flights (two international), a cruise and over 4500 road miles since my purchase of this outstanding bag. It is tough, durable and holds plenty of clothes and associated gear. I LOVE the zippers. They close securely and hold tight under much stress. The bag construction and fabric match the quality of the zippers. To date, I simply have nothing but praise for this bag (and the other products listed below which I purchased at the same time).
Make the investment. You simply can't go wrong with this product AND the customer service was excellent!
These other products have been equally satisfying to use:
-Tri Fold Shave Kit
By Mark S., So. Cal., May 4, 2014
I ordered this bag the day I saw it reviewed in Outside Magazine. The same year it won the award. I've used this for everything. I've carried tools, gear, luggage, workout clothes, clothes for travel and just about everything else. Hands down it is one of the best products I've ever purchased. Hose it off, scrub it with a bit of liquid soap, and it's good as new. Complain about price once, or whine about poor quality forever. Thanks for the great gear. I also have three or four other products and love them all.
By Jeff G., Eugene, Oregon, April 24, 2014
This is one tough solid travel bag, which is what I wanted. A little on the spendy side for just a travel bag though. For such high $$ it would have been nice to have a bit better customer service. If you want the standard color they can get it to you fast, but if you want any other color, you are going to wait 3-4 weeks. Didn't get it in time to take it with me to Banff, Alberta, no matter how I requested, and the follow up on their part was not the greatest. They were out of stock of material. You are not going to get your order quick with this company. Great bag though.
----------Red Oxx Replies: thanks for the great review Jeff. We've managed to beat down that wait to under 2 weeks and we continue to work hard to make all colors available all the time.
By Rolly, San Diego, April 10, 2014
I travel to a number of endurance events during the year and want a nice, functional, durable bag. I considered a leather one, but when I heard about Red Oxx I knew they had a bag for me. But which one. I finally decided on the PR5 after much consideration. I am really happy with it. Thanks!!
By Brian H., Massachusetts, January 27, 2014
As a Locomotive Engineer for a commuter railroad, this bag has fit my needs well. The full size Red Oxx Railroad bag would be way too big as I don't have to stay overnight on the road. This bag is the perfect size. The side pockets on the ends hold all my track charts along with my keys, safety glasses, gloves and all my other loose railroad gear. The center compartment holds all my rulebooks, bulletins and timetables with plenty of room left over for a fleece, lunch/dinner and a thermos. I've had the bag about two months now with it being used 6 days a week. No complaints. Love the strap that doesn't slip and all of the hardware is Heavy Duty. Great bag!
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.
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 Onebag.com 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
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Gear of the Year! Travel without fear.
Outside Magazine's Luggage Award-Winner.
WHY A DUFFEL STYLE CARRY-ON BAG?
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.
BEST TRAVEL GEAR OF THE YEAR AWARD.
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".
WHERE DO MY BELONGINGS GO?
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.
HOW TO CARRY THIS BAG.
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.
SIX REASONS TO OWN RED OXX SAFARI BEANOS PR5 DUFFEL BAG
1. A RELIABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL BAG BUILT LIKE A TANK?
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.
2. BOUND AND BAGGED = STURDY SEAMS.
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.
3. BINDING INSIDE / BINDING OUTSIDE, NEVER UNRAVELS.
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.
4. WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
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.
5. MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
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.
6. PUTTING THE HARD IN HARDWARE.
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
- 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.
- "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
- 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.
Questions? 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.
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