By Michelle, Calama, Chile, February 27, 2015
That's it, we are officially a collector of Red Oxx Gear now. We already had a few smaller pieces and needed to find a good bag that will hold up to travel back and forth to South America where we are on work assignment. This bag is excellent! Holds up very well to rough airline abuse. It is true that if it is completely packed, it will be overweight (>50#) for airline travel, but the straps secure it very well when underpacked. Packs a ton of gear/clothes when fully packed. It is a sturdy, all around bag. We didn't need all the extra pockets for no-nonsense airline travel and it is perfect! Red Oxx cheerfully worked with me to time the shipment while I was in the states for a visit too. We will be adding to our collection in the future.
By Anonymous, Vietnam / Alaska, March 20, 2014
have not put it to the test as yet . . . intent is to load with winter gear (parka/ gloves/ snow pants) for Alaska for stop in from Vietnam
By Duke, CA, March 13, 2014
It's so big that:
A) you can't even fill it if you're planning on checking it on an airplane, since it goes overweight before being full.
B) It has (and needs) straps around it to sort of tie it back to itself for additional support, which force you to carry it in a specific orientation so as not to have the buckle digging into your thigh.
It's still built absurdly well like my other RedOxx items, it's just impractically big for air travel (even though it happens to be the maximum allowable size).
Solid bag that should last years
By Will, San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2014
I bought this bag to move my clothes when I flew cross country to start a new job. I was going to be working at least a month before I could officially move and needed a big bag to haul enough of my stuff to live for a month.
This bag is more than large enough to hold a month's worth of stuff. In fact, with a little work on my part, I am pretty sure I could live out of this bag indefinitely.
The construction and craftsmanship of the bag is top notch and I have no doubt it will serve my wife and I faithfully for the rest of our lives. Do yourself a favor and spend a little extra to buy the last checked bag you'll ever need to buy.
One Tough Bag, but a bit unwieldy
By Solo Traveler, Virginia, November 4, 2013
I purchased this duffel bag some time ago for an October trip, and I must say it is one tough bag--it stands up to being dragged on the streets of Shanghai. Fortunately, I got a luggage dolly in Shanghai which made it easier to manage the bag for the rest of my trip. The bag's large capacity is a plus and a minus since it is very easy to fill up and reach the airline weight limit of 50 lbs.
I also was concerned that the contents in the bag would be crushed, but solved that by building a light, rectangular frame using PVC pipe and fittings. The frame I built holds more than 150 lbs. and helps the duffel bag stand upright on its end.
Since the duffel bag lacks compartments or tie-downs, I used packing cubes which made packing for a nearly month-long trip a breeze as well as keeping everything organized.
Overall the duffel bag worked well, but at nearly 50 lbs. it was a bit unwieldy to manage without attached wheels which I initially did not want in choosing luggage for this lengthy trip, but it turned out to be very much needed.
By the way, the luggage dolly I purchased gave out at the end of my trip so I'll need to come up with a better solution if I want to use this duffel bag for future travel as well as make some minor repairs to the canvas shell.
By Patrick, Bay Area, CA, October 26, 2013
Purchasing this bag just shows how hooked I am on Red Oxx Gear! Probably a bit of overkill for what I intend. Twice a year I travel to events where I need to transport a lot of equipment, and having everything in one spot makes it easier to keep track of. This bag fills the bill (and then some!). I suppose when that opportunity for the big expedition comes around, I'll be prepared! This is my sixth bag from Red Oxx, and I love them all.
By Aaron, Singapore, May 9, 2013
I trusted two of these bags to hold everything I owned on a move across the globe (New York to Singapore), and they both easily rose to the challenge. I'm almost disappointed that they're practically pristine after the journey.
I might not have been a traditional adventurer -- heck, I carried a desktop computer and a monitor in one of these (both items arrived in perfect shape), but these Big Oxx's sure make me feel like one. I'll be trusting these bags to carry my things all over Asia, and I have no doubt these bags will still be in good shape next year.
By Rebecca, Texas, August 12, 2012
This bag is HUGE! I think I could've probably ordered the Sherpa Jr. Expedition and been just fine. Used it for the first time in July for a trip to Africa. Held everything I wanted to pack (which is always far too much) plus gifts we were taking to our friends. I ordered the Amethyst bag and it was super easy to find my bag on the luggage carousel. Since it's a duffle, with no wheels, I think I'll be learning to pack lighter in the future. Love the bag! Thank you.
By Bob , Texas, August 2, 2012
Great, heavy-duty, survivable. bag.
Made to stand the toughest of use. Heavy duty everything; zippers, stitching, straps, and pockets.
Just make sure you can lift it after stuffing it full!
By Dr. Cary Simonds, , April 26, 2012
By Tony, Gainesville, FL, April 12, 2012
By KIM KAFKA, HAVRE,MONTANA, March 15, 2012
THIS BAG WILL BE OUR TENTH ONE .I HAVE USED RED OXX GEAR FOR TEN YEARS AND HAVE NO DESIRE TO GO BACK TO LUGGAGE OF THE PAST.THIS IS THE ONLY BRAND I TRAVEL WITH.LOOKING FORWARD TO USING THE EXPEDITION SERIES IN CAMBRIDGE BAY IN APRIL.THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT BAG
By Anonymous, VA, USA, August 17, 2011
We bought this to corral all the odds and ends that we need when traveling with our nearly one-year-old daughter. Instead of several small bags of cloth diapers, bath stuff, clothes, toys, travel crib, etc., we can now stow all of those things in one large bag. My husband loves that it makes packing the car much simpler. When we're ready to travel by plane with daughter in tow, I'm sure this bag will be indispensable. And I'm glad to know that the sturdy construction of this bag will serve us for many years (and kids) to come!
By Peter Coyote, France (now), November 18, 2010
I got this duffle and then sent it in for the next smaller size which I took to China, Tibet (over 12,000 feet for three weeks) Nepal and then Bangkok. It's awesome, and I realize I could have used one size smaller (to resist the temptation to bring too much.) One thing might be better. The straps that go around it and clip on top, tend to get tangled and turned into a real cluster f**k. It would be nice if they went through canvas keepers, perhaps anchored just below the side zippers, so that when you're closing up, you didn't have to fish around under the heavy loaded bag to secure them. Other than that, like my other Red Oxx gear, they never wear out and there are none better. Thanks.
Does what it's name suggests
By Pete Crow, Romania, October 17, 2010
At first I thought that spending the extra money to get the big bag with backpack straps was unnecessary vs. just getting a duffel. I have to say that after using it for a few trips, it is perfect. The Big Oxx has proven to be more than capable of a cargo hauler than I could have imagined. Packed completely full, it is still accepted as a airline checked bag and is a good companion piece to the Air Boss. The shoulder strap is capable of supporting the bulk and weight, and makes it look classy enough for Business Class checkin once the backpack straps are put back into their pocket. A solid and very useful bag.
Big Enough To Hide a Body
By John N., South Carolina, July 22, 2010
This bag went all the way to Panama with me. Went through customs without injury or interior inspection. This is one big bag! My family of three could not fill it up. We packed it until it weighed exactly 50 lbs so as not to have to pay extra for an overweight bag. I'm sure that this bag could hold 80+ pounds with no problem. Craftsmanship is excellent. My only suggestion is to make sure you have someone who can carry this huge bag like an NFL linebacker.
By M.H., Florida, January 12, 2009
This is the second Red Oxx bag I have purchased. The first was the Sky Train.The Big Oxx bag is very well made and takes maximum advantage of the checked baggage size allowed by Airlines.If you must check a bag, this one allows you to travel with or return with a lot of gear.My only worry is that the straps and handles will become caught while on airport conveyor belts, etc.NOTE:Route the straps through the handles to prevent this. Then use the Tri Glide 3 bar adjuster to secure the ends.Red Oxx
By Cam Smith, , November 20, 2006
Clothes for a 340 lb man take lots of room, especially when you're going to the mountains for a week in cold weather. Only the Big Oxx will hold a weeks worth of 5XLT shirts and coat, 44/36 pants, rainwear, and two pairs of size 16 hunting boots (plus thermal underwear, tri-fold shave kit, folded gun runner, and two hats). Think this bag is only for big boys and cold weather, think again. The compression straps on the side make it manageable for a weekend on the river in the summer, even if you pack for the wife and two kids. The hidden shoulder straps are the coolest part of the bag. They come in handy when your packed full and the nearest parking spot is in the farthest lot from the airport terminal and you're watching the bus leave as you're clipping the DRings. What a bag.
Wildland Fire Torture Test
By Jeffrey Gates, , April 12, 2006
The Expedition Series bag that Red Oxx made for me has been on the back of a wildland fire engine on 50-60 large fires. It holds all of my firefighting gear plus my tent, sleeping bags, etc... The bag has been "painted" by air drops, sometimes tied on the trucks by its straps and D-rings, has been completely covered with foam, fell off a truck at 30 mile an hour, been on the back of the truck baking in the sun for weeks on end, tree limbs have attacked it, and has been covered with hot embers on more than one occasion. Through it all the bag has preformed beautifully, the bag is not as brightly colored as it was new but it still works perfectly throughout the many trials it has been put through. The bags are constructed to far exceed the limits that everyone will usually use them; with the quality of craftsmanship I would trust these bags to outlive any other bag on the market today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Big Oxx carry-on legal?
Sure, if there's nothing packed in it. This bag is for checked travel only.
Where are the backpack straps located?
The retractable straps are located in a hidden zippered pocket on the bottom of the bag.
What are the D-Rings for?
To attach the backpack straps on their clip-on snap hook end.
Are there any internal pockets?
The Big Oxx features only one large main compartment and two large exterior flat pockets.
How many days of travel will fit in the Big Oxx?
This is an expedition sized bag. Going somewhere for awhile? This is your bag. Properly packed one could live out of a Big Oxx. for a several weeks.
What's the average weight when full?
Depends what you pack in it. A few weeks of hunting gear for example, could weigh up to a hundred pounds.
Does it come with a waist belt?
Since the Big Oxx is a frameless soft sided bag, a waist belt would not work.
Why does the Big Oxx have a storm flap over the zippers and your other bags don't?
The Big Oxx was designed with rugged outdoor use in mind. A storm flap helps make the bag more water resistant.
How do the compression straps work?
They encompass the bag's exterior helping to keep your gear in place through, you guessed it, compression.
What's the difference between the Big Oxx, the PR6 and the Sherpa Jr.?
The Big Oxx is our largest capacity outfitter's bag equipped with one main compartment as opposed to the PR6 which has a large center compartment and two end compartments.
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.
Will a sleeping bag fit inside the Big Oxx?
Absolutely, it will easily fit a large Butler Sleeping Bag.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Big Oxx has only one large main compartment and two exterior flat 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'm the reason checked bags disappear.”
Big Oxx Expedition Series
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
An Outfitter's bag as big as we make 'em.
Room enough to stow either yourself or all your gear.
Featuring plenty of room in the spacious main compartment, you can pack for a week in cold weather or a month on the run! Easy to carry with retractable stow-able back pack straps that hide in the smuggler's pocket.
If you only need to get this outfitters expedition bag from your car to the tent, you can use the handles, bag end grab loops or the No Slip Claw Shoulder Strap; leaving the retractable back pack straps out of sight. Basically, like its little brother the Sherpa Jr. you can carry the Big Oxx six different ways.
1. Carry it by the top handle.
2. Carry it by both end handles.
3. Carry it with one end handle.
4. Carry it on your back with the retractable backpack straps.
5. Carry it with The Claw No-Slip Shoulder Strap.
6. Let a real Sherpa carry it for you.
CINCH IT DOWN.
The Big Oxx Bag comes with dual exterior compression straps and two exterior flat zippered side pockets, securing all of your hunting, camping, or safari overland gear and valuables safely in place and making it easy to get to what you need. The carry handles and compression straps fully wrap around the bag, effectively doubling up the no rip carry strength.
TOUGH AS NAILS.
Double box stitched seams protect all stress points. Overbuilt 360 degree swivel "claws" for your strap will never rust or rip free. Armed with nickel plated hardware more suited to a tank than an outfitter's bag! A rectangular shape means you can stuff this Expedition bag to its hilt.
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 100 tons and have six inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For an outfitters bag, the Big Oxx Outfitter's Duffel is built tough. Starting with one of the most durable soft textile material 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. 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 Big Oxx, 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?
Like its little brother, the Sherpa Jr., the Big Oxx Outfitter Bag also works well with light "puddle jumper" and bush airplane travel.
Dimensions: 30"L x 16"W x 16"H.
Capacity: 7,680 cu. inches.
Weight: 7 pounds.
- Dual exterior flat full length zippered pockets: 13" D x 29.5"L
- Bottom strap flap storage pocket (non-zippered): 22"L x 15.5"W
- Main compartment: 29.5"L x 15.5"W x 15.5"H
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
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.
- Detachable Claw No-Slip Adjustable Shoulder Strap
- 3/8 Neoprene blend rubber padded bottom
- Compression straps
- 1050 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified Ballistic nylon bottom skid plate
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- Full length 1"W Storm Flap
- Double end grab handle loops
- 2" wide heavy-duty #1 Finish Nylon Compression Straps wrap around bag
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
- Padded, retractable, adjustable back pack shoulder straps
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- 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
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND made in the U.S.A.
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 30"L x 16"W x 16"H
- Metric Dimensions: 76.2cm L x 40.6cm W x 40.6cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 7,680 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 125.6 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 7 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 3.18 Kilos
Big Oxx Expedition 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.
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.