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Safari-Beanos Bag PR4
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Graduate to minimalism‽
Find traveling peace when less is more.
As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of 'The Little Prince' once said, "He who would travel happily must travel light." As the smallest in our carry-on safari luggage series, the PR4 is perfect for overnight airline travel, as a gym bag, or a passenger seat companion for overland travel.
PLACES FOR YOU BELONGINGS.
Featuring plenty of exterior pockets for organizing your gear and a cavernous interior compartment, the PR4 Safari Beanos Duffel holds more than you thought possible. Handy spacious end pockets allow easy access to your 'must have' gear, especially useful when stuffing the PR4 under the seat, be it plane, train, or bus. Both pockets zip halfway down their sides for easy access to buried belongings.
A zippered front flat pocket keeps your passport handy. The pass-through panel on the back side is designed for use as a docking sleeve with wheeled luggage. Unzip top and bottom zippers and slip it over the wheeled bag's telescoping carry handle (or leave the bottom zipper closed and it doubles as a second flat exterior pocket).
The spacious center compartment has a unique open flap with twin zippers that allow you to peel away the flap for unhindered access to your belongings. Twin steel turn locks keep the flap secure.
NO SLIP CARRY.
Like most of our duffel bags, the PR4 includes the famous Claw nonslip padded shoulder strap. Attached using heavy-duty 360 degree "claw-like" swivels, this hardware will endure any abuse you can throw at it. Quickly detaches for storage inside in case you use your PR4 carry-on for checked luggage.
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 bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a carry-on duffel bag, they are built tough. Starting with one of the most durable soft textile materials available, 1000 weight Cordura nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread that is double stitched into every seam.
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.
Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the PR4, is double box stitched - which is where we get the "double xx" in our name, Red Oxx; a stitching practice we adapted from our time as parachute riggers.
MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can afford, 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.
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, 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 down?
USE IT AS A PERSONAL ITEM.
Ladies, if you want to use this on your next flight, stick your purse inside this spacious bag's center compartment and use it as your "personal item" in conjunction with your primary carry-on, such as an Air Boss or Sky Train.
For the men out there, fill it to the brim, and travel in the same carry-on manner.
Designed for the minimalist traveler out there, the Red Oxx Safari Beanos PR4 is still packed to the gills with overbuilt features that will serve you for a lifetime of travel.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY.
Due to high demand, we encourage you to place your order now to get your bag on our production schedule. It will then be shipped in under 14 days. Like retirement, it's worth the wait.
Dimensions: 19"L x 9"W x 9"H (carry-on legal).
Capacity: 1,539 cubic inches.
Weight: 3.35 pounds.
- Dual end compartments: 9"W x 9"H x 2"D
- Dual end zippered flat pockets: 9"W x 9"H
- Front exterior zippered flat pocket: 11.5"W x 6"H
- Back exterior twin zippered flat pass-through pocket: 11.5"W x 6.5"H
- Main compartment: 9"W x 14"L x 9"H
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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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: 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 Beano, the bag is now available in several sizes and is in it's 4th stage of design revision.
Safari Beanos PR4 is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
By richard whitcroft, great falls mt, April 2, 2015
much like all the rest of the product line Very well made and delivered in a very timely manner Still try to figure out where to put all the parts and pieces that will fit in it and make travelling a little les cumberson
Awesome for packing light
By Marie, Portlandia, March 19, 2015
This little duffel holds way more than you'd initially think. I just used it for the first time, packed for a chilly week in NY for work and fun, and had more than enough space for a few shirts, a couple pairs of pants, sweater, toiletries, Kindle, cables etc. An Eagle Creek packing cube fit nicely in one of the end pockets with underwear and socks. I love how overbuilt it is; this is so durable, it will last a lifetime. I found this a perfect size, definitely a good option if you are a one-bag traveller.
I did swap out the Claw strap it came with for the Absolute Shoulder Strap by Tom Bhin though. Just testing the Claw one around the house, I found it rather painful. (I re-purposed that for an old messenger bag; it's fine for lighter loads). The Bhin one doesn't slip for me (and is amazingly comfortable), but I do have square-ish, broader shoulders. YRMV.
you should buy this - no, really, buy it!
By Doug, Ottawa, Canada, March 19, 2015
this bag is wonderful. Good size, tough, fits on a plane, in a plane, under a plane, even under a seat! The only downside is that it is so good, i will not need another - ever. I may will it to my daughters... or be buried with it... it is that tough! It just may solve world peace, time travel, the jacobian conjecture, and why big bang theory is so popular...
if you give it a chance, and buy one perhaps the level of happiness in the world will go up.
By Gary, Buchanan, Virginia, March 12, 2015
I purchased the PR4 to use as a dedicated lap swim bag for carrying trunks/towels, masks, and associated gym gear. It is the perfect size and has all the features that I have grown to enjoy from the larger travel bags. I am a believer! Love the monkey fists, snaps, double zip wide top, comfortable carry strap, and oversize zippers! Like the old timers would say, "Built like a brick outhouse!"
By Dave, Japan, November 20, 2014
These bags are the best I have ever seen. I have a flying boxcar that I use as a gym bag and I just bought this PR4 for travel. It is perfect for my "personal item." It is compact but capable. Built like a tank. these bags are extremely durable. IF somehow you wear it out....they'll replace it. Worth the money. Just buy it....you won't be disappointed.
Holds More Than A Weekend's Worth
By Courtney, Chicago, IL, October 18, 2014
When I first pulled this bag out of the box, I laughed about it being marketed as a weekend bag. It holds WAY more than just one weekend's worth of clothes. I recently took it as my only bag on a month-long road trip. It held two pairs of jeans, two floor-length skirts, a pair of shorts, seven tops, a hoodie, all my undergarments and personal hygiene products, an ereader and charger, an extra pair of flip-flops, a journal, and miscellaneous other items. Even with all that there was room to cram more things in if I'd wanted.
I love the purple color and the high quality materials. It's no wonder these bags come with a lifetime guarantee! I can attest to the "weather resistant" claim as well. When I was caught in a little drizzle one day, the contents of my bag stayed perfectly dry even after sitting the bag on the ground while waiting for transit. I love all the exterior pockets, which is one of the main reasons I bought this bag as an upgrade to the smaller, pocket-less bag I'd been using for years.
That being said, there are a few cons to this bag as well, which is why I took off one star. For one, the bag itself is heavy. 3.35 pounds is not insignificant when you're carrying a packed bag on your shoulder (and I'm a minimalist traveler, so I tend to under-pack, especially when I know I'll be carrying the bag a lot). The bag was fantastic for my road trip, but for carrying a bag through the airport or on public transit, I prefer my much lighter, cheaper bag. Secondly, I don't like the shoulder strap. While "no slip" is a nice idea, I'm forced to wear my long hair up when using this bag. Otherwise, the strap constantly pulls my hair (often pulling strands out!) Thirdly, as others have mentioned, the bag's heavy hardware can get in the way at times. The dual turn locks and end flap are butted up right next to the strap loop, so it can be a pain to get the bag open. It's not a major problem, but a little annoying sometimes.
Overall, it's a great bag. I've taken it on several domestic and international trips as my only bag, and it suits my needs well. As someone who doesn't like to spend money - and who would never have spent this much on a bag in the past - I think it's worth the price. I may continue to use my older, lighter bag for air travel (or at least take others' suggestions for replacing the Claw strap), but the PR4 will be my go-to for future car trips.
By Richard Lucas, Powell River,bc, July 17, 2014
This bag is amazing from the quality stitching to the oversize zippers everything that is built onto thepr4 is of such a high standard I wonder how redoxx makes any money.I was concerned about bag sized for weekend trips but you can put in at least three days worth of clothes.You will not be disappointed in this product it is such a superior bag than anything I've seen in any of my travel overseas.Yes crap made in China is cheap but you get what you pay for so keep buying locally or in country it really is that much better
By dsm, Boston, July 16, 2014
I bought two safari beanos bags, in Safari colors, along with a pack and laptop bag from another Made-in-USA company.
I have yet to use the other two bags. Most of the time I'm not carrying a full size laptop but rather an 11" Air or iPad 2 and keyboard. The PR4 has been the best carry-all bag I've ever used. I once got a gift of a bag 15 years or so ago, one of those cheap, made in china crap bags companies give away as "rewards" to their employees. The size and kind of bag at that time was identical to the PR4, but the carry straps ripped out the inside of the bag within a month or so of use.
This bag has no such worry. The zippers are massive, the construction way over-built and worth every single penny.
Like A Black Hole for Your Clothes (That's a Good Thing!)
By Steve, Upstate New York, May 16, 2014
I own quite a few pieces of Red Oxx gear so the amazing quality is something I take for granted. But if you have never held a Red Oxx bag you owe it to yourself to see how well built these bags are... Trust me, bag failure is the last thing you will have to worry about during your travels.
I bought the PR4 as an overnight bag and was afraid it might be too small. My fears didn't end when I took the PR4 from the shipping carton... I thought, there is no way I can use a bag this small. Then I packed the bag and I was astonished at how much fit inside. In the main compartment I fit 2 pairs of pants, a pair of gym shorts, 3 shirts, 4 pairs of underwear and sox, and a sports jacket... and a light wool sweater... and a pair of New Balance Minimus shoes. I am 6'1" and wear XL clothing so these are not small items. There's plenty of room in the end pockets for electronics, grooming items and other travel essentials. While a week with the PR4 might be a stretch (unless I'm at the beach) I can easily fit what I need for a few days of casual / business casual travel in a compact package.
Red Oxx bags have a magical ability to hold far more than their dimensions suggest. I highly recommend the PR4.
Great size bag for RR trips
By Sean Leighty, Tucson AZ, December 19, 2013
I use it as my grip, and it has plenty of room for my clothes, lap top, RR rules, and a few snacks. So glad I finally bought one!!
By Eddie K, West Seneca, NY, November 7, 2013
I use this bag for back and forth to the gym. It has enough room for a complete change of clothes. I use the Rocl Hopper to store my toiletries and the travel basket for my keys, loose change, wallet, etc. The bag is rugged beyond belief and well worth the price. It's my firm belief that this is the best bag out there.
Great bag for a weekend trip
By Tabish, California, October 31, 2013
I used to pack an Extra Small Aviator bag on weekend trips, but the lack of a shoulder strap and zips/pockets was a bit limiting. This bag is a great upgrade.
Two minor negatives in my view:
1. The hardware on the bags (rings, zippers, pulls, etc) are way beefier than they need to be. I find they get in the way of each other a bit and make the bag a bit heavy. For a bag this size / capacity, lower gauge hardware would probably be plenty strong.
2. A general complaint of mine about RedOxx bags, but I don't like the Claw shoulder strap -- its clinching action digs into you, and, when carrying a heavy load over light clothing, it's even occasionally left a row of small clincher bruises on my shoulder. I've found a third-party strap that suits me, though.
By Sean in Dufferin County, Dufferin County, ON, October 25, 2013
Perfect multi-use bag. I just packed three days worth of business casual into mine (although a bit tight) but for a two day trip, or to load my ham radio gear up for a bit of field work, it's great. Love the big zippers and extra pockets.
By Dave, Thule Greenland, October 24, 2013
Great bag! I work most of the year in northern Greenland and travel 3-4 times between work and Arizona. This bag is great for hauling my gear back and forth. Amazing the amount of stuff that can fit in the bag! Good job Red Oxx!
Rugged Safari PR4 to Northern Lau (Fiji)
By M.G. Walker, Waiheke Island, NZ, July 4, 2013
I am travelling on my bi-annual trip to the Northern Lau in Fiji with my new Safari PR4. On this trip I am using it as an organizer in a larger bag. Travelling to a remote island in Fiji involves inter-island flight and a 6 hour boat ride for 50 miles across open sea. All the bags I take have to be strong and deal with a lot of rough handliing. My wife will be travelling for the second time to Fiji with her Red Oxx Sun Chaser. Thank you Red Oxx for your great bags and workmanship.
By Doug B, Alberta Canada, June 13, 2013
Recently purchased this bag for a trip to Europe. It is everything and more than they say it is.
Great durability and functionality make this a must have for anyone who demands quality.
By RC, Earth, April 19, 2013
Got this to serve as a utility bag for multiple needs. Used it as a range bag for a pistol class this past weekend - served well to carry all the required equipment. Going to use it as a carry-on this coming week and look forward to generally beating the crap out of it.
Only constructive criticism I'd provide:
1) I wish there was a 4.5 version since I think that would be the perfect size.
2) Would be nice if there was an option where the dual top zippers could be connected via a removable snap handle so they could ripped open simultaneously.
3) A little bit of bottom padding would be great (perhaps not to the extent of the SunChaser)
All in all I'm very happy with with the PR4.
By Wayne G., Atlanta, GA, January 31, 2013
Quality: Superior--as advertised and as attested to by other reviewers.
Capacity: The Beanos PR4 is a large capacity bag with a small footprint. A week after receiving the bag I took my 12th (legal) trip to Cuba for work. In the main compartment, I packed: a pair of pants, three shirts, a merino wool t-shirt, two pair of quick dry briefs, socks, a cap, a camping towel, and a lightweight jacket--plus a year's supply of Nexium that I was taking to a friend. Even so, the compartment was only 80% filled. The end pockets held my toiletries and meds, plus my travel and work documents, Iphone, Kindle, rechargers, etc. All of this, including the bag, weighed 13 pounds, a very comfortable weight for use with a shoulder strap, and, by the way, this shoulder strap is non-slip, exactly as advertised.
Utility: I found the Beanos easier at managing airport security than the backpack style bag I had used for years. While walking with the Beanos, you can easily open the side pocket, remove your 3-1-1 bag, then fill the pocket with your wallet, keys, etc. Small point, but a great convenience, especially considering how often I have to do it. Once on the ground, the multiple outside pockets (six if you count the pass-through pocket) were great for quick organization and access.
On the plane, there's no need to fight with the passengers who are obligated to stow their roller-board suitcases in the overhead bins. Just slip the bag under the seat in front of you so that the pockets facing outward hold what you might want to access during the flight. Then you can just lean down and unzip the pocket to get at your magazine, book, Kindle, etc.
Appearance: I chose the Safari color, and the actual bag looked much better than the representation I saw on my computer screen. Also, I had read reviews commenting that the hardware seemed somewhat oversized for the size of the bag. I found that not to be the case. The size of the hardware is cosmetically in proportion to the rest of the bag and to the hardware's function.
Overall: For more than two decades have adhered to the pack-light-and-carry-it-on philosophy. When I found myself no longer filling my backpack style suitcase completely, I looked for an alternative with a smaller footprint. This led me to the Beanos PR4 bag. This is a product whose form follows its function--and it shows. Thanks to the RedOxx folks for the forethought and attention to detail that makes this an outstanding bag for me.
By Jeff S., Cleveland, OH, November 15, 2012
Purchased the Safari-Beanos PR4 to compliment my Air Boss for air travel. Two trips in the books so far and it has performed flawlessly. Like all other Red Oxx products, its quality is over the top. Can't tell you how many times I have been stopped by other travelers and asked what type of bag(s) I was carrying. I have gone as far as printing up cards with the company's name and contact info to pass out to those who ask.
By Chris, Denver, CO, August 9, 2012
Great capacity for its size, with nice access thanks to double zippered top. Plenty heavy...could eliminate some of the metal hardware and it would still be a lifetime bag. But overall it's a perfect 2-day bag.
- Designed AND made in the USA
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Cordura nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded Solar Max nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- 304 welded heavy-duty 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 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
- US Dimensions: 19"L x 9"W x 9"H
- Metric Dimensions: 48.3cm L x 22.9cm W x 22.9cm H
- US Capacity: 1,539 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 25.3 Liters
- US Weight: 3.35 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.52 Kilos
Safari Beanos PR4 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.
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
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To the depths of the Amazon basin to the peaks of the Himilayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
Red Oxx Bags are guaranteed forever, be sure to include them in your will.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences in size of the Beano's bags?
The PR4, the smallest of the series and the PR5
, a step up in size from the PR4, were designed for legal carry-on travel. The PR5-5
is sized between the PR5 and the largest of the series, the PR6
, which was designed for checked bag travel.
Is the PR4 carry on legal?
Yes, it was designed to be carry-on legal
on most jet airlines.
Will the PR4 qualify as a personal item?
The PR4 is designed as more of a smaller carry-on than a personal item. You could try it as a personal item, but we don't guarantee the results.
What's the difference between the PR4 and Sun Chaser?
The Sun Chaser 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 Sun Chaser also features grab handles on the ends and a padded bottom reinforced with ballistic nylon, our toughest.
How many days of travel will fit in the PR4?
The PR4 carry-on bag was designed to hold a weekend's worth of clothes.
Can I fit my laptop in it?
Most 15 inch or smaller notebooks and tablets should fit in the main compartment.
Is the PR4 padded on the bottom?
Our Sun Chaser and Flying Boxcar are padded on the bottom. The PR 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.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Safari Beano's series has exterior flat and raised pockets only.
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.