By Jim S, Columbus, OH, September 20, 2012
Beautifully crafted, top quality. Pricey, but worth it from a quality perspective. My only 'want' is to have the side be stiffened in a few places to make it easier to load.
By DENNIS MARK, NORTHEASTERN, PA., September 20, 2012
THIS IS A WELL MADE, DURABLE BAG. IT'S GOOD LOOKING AND VERY FUNCTIONAL. IT IS TYPICAL OF RED OXX PRODUCTS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
Love thePR6, Love Red Oxx!
By D.D., Texas, USA, July 19, 2012
Size: I went on a two week car/camping trip and this bag held 6+ pairs of shorts, 10+ t-shirts, 10+ pairs of socks, 2 pants, 2 sweaters, books, papers, medium tri-fold ditty bag. bathing suit, towel, etc. and I probably could have gotten my spare pair of hiking boots in there too, as I never filled the bag up. I could have gotten away with the 5.5 or even the 5 most likely.
Quality: First rate! There isn't a single loose thread, no extra material at the seams to get hung up in the zippers. The hardware couldn't be higher quality. Even the plastic sleave that holds an identification card seems to be made out of clear rubber and is 1/8" or more thick.
Red Oxx: GREAT to work with! I left a comment in my order about a deadline by which I needed the bag. I was contacted by an inteligent employee who knew the inventory, production schedule, shipping data, etc to get me what I wanted when I wanted. The color I wanted was out of stock but due for production. Red Oxx produced it on time and shipped it the day production ended. Red Oxx is the kind of American company all American companies should be.
I would highly recommend this bag and I plan on buying all the other sizes as funds become available.
By Glenn, Arizona, June 8, 2012
This is hands down the best bag I have ever owned. Sturdy, roomy and easy to use. I will be purchasing one of the carry-on bags in the near future.
By cl in pdx, Portland, OR, May 31, 2012
Just returned from 10 day vacation in Spain. Checked a Rick Steves convertible bag, plus a smaller bag for stuff I bought. Everything from those 2 bags fit into this bag (which arrived during vacation). It looks outstanding, look forward to using it. Needs 2 things: 1) cinch straps outside or inside or both, and 2) lock on main compartment does not work (with zippers locked you can still reach inside!). However, end compartments lock completely and are large enough to hold valuables, hopefully.
Wish I bought it 7 years ago ....
By Kansas Railroader, Kansas, May 17, 2012
After 7 years of railroading my 2nd grip ($50-75) was shot and I was needing a new bag. Decided to buy a quality bag instead of another 3 or 4 year fix. Went with the PR6 instead of the "railroad grip" because I wanted a little extra space. With another 20+ years of RR ahead of me glad I'll never have to worry about buying another grip. Only thing I'd change is they wouldn't embroider initials like they offer on the actual railroad bag. Bag itself is great, wish I'd bought it day I hired on.
SHOULD RENAME TO "RED OXX HUNTER'S DREAM"
By Chip Hunnicutt, Bloomfield, NY, March 18, 2012
Got this bag just in time for a one-in-a-lifetime hunt in New Zealand. Ironically, this bag will last a lifetime as well.
I own the Big Oxx Expedition Series and another PR# bag (which is my only knock - there's no label saying what size a bag is) and needed something in between those two sizes. Inside went a pair of heavy boots, a Badlands Monster Fanny Pack (which truly is a monster so it's surprising to me it all went inside) and the TSA-required lockbox for ammo, along with two week's worth of clothing. The PR6 didn't even flinch.
Love this bag.
A great piece of luggage for extended trips!
By JM, Tennessee, March 8, 2012
I am very rough on my luggage when I travel. I purchased the Safari Beanos PR4 and 6, along with a Tri-Fold Shave Kit, and Rigger wallet for dedicated luggage to take on hunting trips, and I am, so far, very pleased.
The storage space that you get in these bags is not apparent until you pack things in it, and then it really shines. There are also plenty of separate, storage compartments which give you plenty of distinct, and easily accessible areas to place various items.
The build quality is very rugged, and ought to hold up to years of use....and abuse by the airlines.
As far as the PR6 is concerned, I would have no qualms about recommending it as a checked bag for extended (i.e., week-long) trips.
The only complaint I have, if you could call it that, is the price, but for the quality and features you get, so far, it appears to be a great value.
Great job guys! I'll definitely by more luggage from Red Oxx when I need it.
By Pierre Allard, California, January 19, 2012
I have owned and used dozens of this type of bag. They tend to wear out quikly when a lot of plane rides are involved. The PR6 has proven to be extremely strong and capable of carrying a full load on an airline, from California to Africa, New Zealand, China ... and back, and still in one piece.
The only issue so far has been the lack of a fully zippered top . The clips that close the top are convenient if you are in a truck, giving quick access to your gear. But checked bagage needs to be locked, and the PR6 does not lock. TSA handlers are bad enough, but left unlocked my bag was rummaged twice by bagage handlers with easy access to the content. You need to make the top fully zippered, and add a locking feature to the zipper ends. Same for the end pockets, add a locking hole to the zipper ends. This is just about the only improvement i would make, other than creating this same model in a wheeled bag (option). Wheels sure are nice when you are crossing an airport to checkin, and have a rifle case and a carry on with you (also Red Oxx by the way!).
By Allison, NE, January 7, 2012
Bought this for my son-in-law who works for the rail road. Love the lifetime warrenty.
By Lou Wickas, Gallipolis, Ohio, November 22, 2011
I originally purchased the PR6 for hunting in Alaska. Traveling throughout Alaska has taught me you need good quality tough gear. Especially when you need to travel on small planes. This bag is extremely tough and no matter how small the plane, you can always find a space to stuff it in without damaging it. I plan to buy other pieces for my Africa hunt.
Opinion on Safari Beanos Bag PR6
By G, Switzerland, August 26, 2011
I was looking for a resistant duffel bag (without wheels) to go for a 2-week surf trip to Costa Rica.
After some research on the net, Red Oxx seemed to be the best brand on the market (first time I heard about that brand).
I bought the PR6 and am so far very happy with my purchase (lots of attention paid to little details that makes the use of the bag very easy). :)
By Kim Wheeler, Bakersfield, CA, March 31, 2011
My husband is a RailRoad Engineer with U.P.R.R. and he needed a large and thick quality tote bag for all of his regulation books and personal gear for his runs back and forth from Colton, CA.
This bag is very good in quality construction and holds just about anything my husband can shove into it. The color of the bag and the straps are very rugged and the zippers seem to be strong enough to handle any type of stress applied to them. I hope it will out last the last bag that he had(13 years). My only complaint is no Monogram to add to the order.
By Mike from down under, New Zealand, March 1, 2011
I've waited a year to make this review. Things tend to fall apart around this time. The PR6 is the exception that proves the rule.
I was abit nervous purchasing from New Zealand, with a drop off address organised at the Hotel we were travelling to in the States.
THe Red Oxx team were brilliant, purchase was simple and efficient.
I feel the bag is "bullet proof". THe test was coming home. Our bags were full to over flowing due to my credit card happy wife. :)
Our family consists of two little ones, the youngest requiring a fold down scooter to tackle the intrepid day trips around your beautiful country. After packing everything, we spied the scooter still sitting in the middle of the living room. I had to man handle this thing into the top of the PR6. When it was zipped up, you could see the bulging out line of the steel scooter! If this bag is going to blow, then this would be the time. Airport loading staff are generally not gentle with luggage.
Hence to say, the bag arrived home unscathed....and has been doing the business since. Thanks Red Oxx.
By George Clapp, Brisbane, Australia, January 30, 2011
The construction of your bags is excellent - with one exception, in my opinion - and that is the zips should each have a lug overlapping with its opposite companion, drilled to take a lock shank, so that the zippers can be securely locked. At the moment, without these lugs, putting a lock through the zip handles is questionable and could lead to breakages.
By CB, Idaho, January 16, 2011
I ordered this for an airline trip with my wife, but I can see that this bag will be used a lot. It worked very well for flying as checked baggage, but I can see it will be traveling with me a lot. It will be perfect for throwing in the truck on photography trips, and to take to hunting camp.
This is well designed and thought out to carry a lot of gear. The end pockets are especially well designed-one actually held a pair of size 12 running shoes without any problem.
Construction of this bag is solid, no nonsense and rugged. Typical Red OXX gear-doesn't get any better than that.
By Brett Cheek, Missouri, July 24, 2010
I just got back from my first trip with this bag and I love it. 14 days all over Russia and then straight to Jr. High Youth Camp in Missouri, it handled all three weeks of travel perfectly and conditions that ranged from rushing through crowded train stations, camping, rain, wild middle schoolers, heat, subways, international airports, and more... I travel a lot and this thing is going to be a good friend along the way.
It doesn't get better than the PR6.
By David Pitts, Bossier City, LA, February 27, 2010
I'm a conductor with Union Pacific Railroad and must say that this bag is worth every penny. The quality and construction surpass any expectations I had. I can fit a change of clothes, a hooded sweat-shirt, my Carhardt over-alls and winter jacket, rain gear (top and bottom), rule book and other required documents, extra pair of boots, lantern, radio, extra personal protective equipment, extra batteries. I even have room for the RedOxx toiletry bag I purchased. Forgot to mention my laptop and my memory foam pillow fit as well. Every thing I could possibly think of taking on the train with me now fits into "one" bag, instead of two. This is the last grip I will ever buy and if something ever happens to it, I will, be buying another... Can't wait until I can afford to buy my wife and kids luggage sets. Wish I would have purchased this 4 years ago.
Beanos back to Montana...
By M. Cromwell, New Hampshire, November 11, 2008
Jim, I just got back from Montana where I used my Beano PR 5.5 and PR 6 bags on a 9 day deer and elk adventure. Both bags held up to the baggage handlers, all my gear for the week and the return trip as well. No luck on the elk but I did manage to collect a 6x6 whitetail on the last day. Thanks for for making such a quality product. Now the PR 6 will be off to Africa in May. Best regards,Mark CromwellNew England Custom Gun Service, Ltd.Schmidt & Bender, Inc. USA
AFRICA ARE YOU READY FOR US
By Diane Mattly, Houston, TX, October 28, 2008
Because the bush planes in Africa will only allow you 1duffle bag (no wheels allowed) and no more than 40 pounds, the Safari Beano PR6 was perfect. We had more than enough room for everything we needed for a 19 day trip. We even had additional space for items we added along the trip. The construction was able to withstand airports, airlines, bush planes and safari jeeps. The only thing I missed was a lock. After we checked our bags for a short flight with South African Air someone took items from my bag. It would have been nice to have a compartment that could be locked for semi-valuable items. Right now our problem is we are trying to justify purchasing all the sizes of the Beano.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences in size of the Beanos bags?
The PR6, a step up from the PR5-5, was not designed for legal carry-on travel. The PR6 is the largest of the dual end pocket duffel bag series. For more information view the video "Comparing the Safari Beanos" in the videos tab at left.
Is the PR6 carry on legal?
The PR6 was not designed to be carry-on legal.
How many days of travel will fit in the PR6?
The PR6 was designed to hold 10 days worth of clothes. Some proficient packers could stuff it for two weeks. Obviously, it really depends on what you pack and how you pack it.
Is the PR6 padded on the bottom?
Our Sun Chaser and Flying Boxcar are padded on the bottom. The Safari Beanos series 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.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Safari Beanos series has exterior flat side and raised end pockets only.
What's the best way to pack the PR6?
We developed a great line of cool Packing Cubes
that are designed to work with Red Oxx bags. We recommend the bundle wrap method developed by Doug Dyment of Onebag.com fame. Which brings us to the next question.
Will packing cubes fit in the PR6?
We recommend our Lil Roy
and Nomad Shave Kit
as packing cubes. You can color-code your belongings and use the handles to hang them in your room for easy access.
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 using a heavy-duty ballistic nylon. While the PR6 is a strong bag and is warranted for life, the Grip is the bag of choice for railroaders.
How does the PR6 compare to the Sky Train or Air Boss?
The PR6 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 three main central compartments. The Sky Train is a double main compartment carry-on bag that has retractable backpack straps. Only the Air Boss
and Sky Train
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). Low cut hiking boots might fit and most men's shoes would also fit (7-12).
Are there any interior pockets?
The PR6 features a main compartment, flat side pockets and dual end pockets. It does not have interior pockets.
Will the PR6 meet checked luggage standards?
Yes, the PR-6 is designed for checked travel.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, easily 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'm an organized Gear Hog.”
Safari-Beanos Bag PR6
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Holds up to 70 pounds!
That is, if you need to carry that much!
AN OUTFITTER'S SAFARI DUFFEL BAG.
This large duffel can hold everything you need it to, and then some! Outdoorsmen love this bag for week long hunts in the cold mountains here in Montana. It's big enough to accommodate boots, pants, coats and everything else you'd need to keep warm for a week while out in the field.
Handy touches like the end pocket zippers that zip halfway down for easy digging and the flip top lid that gets out of your way while packing and unpacking. And every zipper is paired with our fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots making unzipping a pocket so easy a blind monkey could do it.
SEVEN REASONS TO OWN A RED OXX PR6 DUFFEL BAG
1. PAIR IT WITH A ROLLABOUT.
Packed to the brim with innovative features like the unique pass-through panel docking sleeve located on the back of the duffel. Got wheeled luggage? Pair it up with the PR6 by unzipping the two zippers on this pocket and then slip the bag by its pocket flap over the telescoping handle.
2. NO SLIP STRAP.
Still, the Safari Beanos PR6 is designed to be shouldered, so the rubber padding on the Claw Shoulder Strap is molded directly to the webbing. This strap will never slip off your shoulder and the welded nickel plated hardware is the absolute best you can buy. Never will the hardware rust, break or bend.
3. BUILT LIKE A TANK.
Our customers like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around duffel bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a duffel bag, the Safari Beanos are built tough. Starting with one of the most durable textile materials available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread that is double stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.
4. 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 bag. 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 bags that brag of "binding" their edges.
5. RIGGER CHECK.
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 service as parachute riggers.
6. MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can find, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they are 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; they function smoothly in inclement weather and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.
7. PUTTING THE HARD IN HARDWARE.
Red Oxx has occasionally been accused of "overdoing" our hardware. But once you've had a cheap piece of plastic hardware break in the middle of a busy intersection, airport or other inconvenient locale dumping your precious belongings all over the ground, the trail or a busy airport for all the world to see (or steal) having a heavy-duty nickel-plated or stainless steel D ring or attachment swivel that weighs just a little 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 bag break you down?
IN NEED OF A BIGGER CHECKED DUFFEL?
The PR6 duffel is the original LARGE in the Beano's Safari Series travel bags and can hold up to 70 lbs of gear. If you need more, try our Sherpa Jr. or Big Oxx!
U.S.A. Dimensions: 31"L x 12"W x 12"H.
Capacity: 4,464 cubic inches.
Weight: 4.4 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 78.7cm L x 30.5cm W x 30.5cm H
Capacity: 73.2 Liters
Weight: 2.0 Kilos
- Dual zippered end compartments: 11"H x 12"W x 4"D
- Dual zippered flat end pockets: 11"H x 12"W
- Front exterior zippered flat pocket: 20"W x 9.5"H
- Back exterior twin zippered flat pass thru pocket: 20"W x 10"H
- Main compartment: 22"L x 10"W x 12"H
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Safari Beanos PR6 Checked Duffel.
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 accessories.
"Beanos" Trivia: Our friend "Beano" 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 Beano, the PR6 is now available in several sizes and is in it's 4th stage of design revision.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura 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 rings
- 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 to 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
- Designed AND hand made in the U.S.A.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 31"L x 12"W x 12"H
- Metric Dimensions: 78.7cm L x 30.5cm W x 30.5cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 4,464 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 73.2 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 4.4 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 2.0 Kilos
Safari Beanos PR6 Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Black = Raven
- 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.
If out of stock, back orders are typically filled within 14 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.