By AOM, Halifax, April 7, 2014
This is an update to my review below (AOM, Dec. '12).
In it I said I found the carrying handles got in the way when I tried to get into the bag; they tended to fall into the bag. So, I cut them off.
Well, usage and time has proven this to be a mistake. I have reached down many times to grab the bag when traveling, only to find the shoulder strap as a lifter. This got increasingly irritating.
Although occasionally irritating, keep the handles; you'll regret dispensing with them.
I stand by the post-purchase installation of a snap for the inside webbed pocket. That really IS a pain, as it falls into the middle of the space, especially with pens and whatnot on the outside surface and something heavy in the pocket.
A brilliant bag; my go-to carry-on; huge capacity for its size.
By Jess Elliott, Illinois, March 21, 2014
I was pleased with the Gator's construction, but I was disappointed with its shape and size. It is slightly too deep and not tall enough to carry the gear I need to haul around. I also wanted I carry on bag beg enough to accommodate a CPAP machine, an iPad and a Kindle plus chargers etc. It doesn't quite work. Its also a little too purse like for me.
By Anonymous, Louisiana, March 13, 2014
This bag doubles as a purse, when you need more than one carry on. There is enough room for my small laptop as well as personal items. Very well organized and handy pockets.
By Alex Ryer, Winnetka, IL, March 6, 2014
I first bought an Air Boss and LOVED it, so when I needed a small under-seat carry-on camera bag for an upcoming 2-week photo safari to Tanzania, I immediately went back to Red Oxx and found the Gator! The padding works perfectly for a delicate DSLR and lenses, especially when I insert a MountainSmith Kit Cube (11"x4.5"x7.5") for added protection & dividers. It is inconspicuous as a camera bag, but perfectly sized.
I bought a second one for use as a briefcase, although it is a bit wide (5") for just file folders and such, because they slump like a "J" when not full. It holds my iPad (in the side sleeve, but MacBook Air is tight fit), lunch, gym stuff, and whatever else I want to bring on my daily train ride into Chicago.
I thought the expandable end pockets might be too short for water bottles, but they work great. I put my iPhone and Blackberry in the front pockets - easy one-handed close. It's basically just a rigid box, so it works best when full - more like a gym bag than a briefcase. The lack of multiple internal dividers like in a briefcase means you need a file folder or planner to prevent papers from getting bent, but it also keeps you aware of what you have in it, and you tend to collect less junk (like work you brought home two weeks ago and forgot).
It holds a lot - you could probably fit two reams of copy paper in it (not that you would want to). I find it to be the perfect commuter bag, especially if I want to throw in my camera, lunch, etc. which wouldn't fit in a standard briefcase, and it doesn't look like a backpack or gym bag. It would actually be perfect for work travel, to bring copies of presentation books and a laptop. It is definitely a non-standard size from most bags of this type, but that's why I love it.
By Steve, Upstate NY, February 28, 2014
I have many Red Oxx products and never cease to be amazed at how well built and useful they are. I purchased the Gator thinking perhaps I could use it as a briefcase when looking for something a bit smaller than the Metro (which by the way is the most amazing briefcase ever.)
My 11" MacBook Air just fits inside (but not inside the sleeve which is too tight) and is not too easy to retrieve when the bag is full. Also, US letter size papers just fit, but again, not an ideal size... documents might get wrinkled inside the gator.
While my business items fit inside, the Metro (which is not that much bigger) is beyond perfect and wins the briefcase competition.
The Gator is perfect for leisure travel where you don't need a laptop. It easily will hold lots of electronics like iPads, Kindles, etc. and all the cords and chargers. It will also hold your meds, 311 bag, grooming items, paperwork, reading material, snacks and even a clean shirt and underwear. A real light packer (I am good, but not that good) could probably even use it for a weekend bag. It is an ideal personal item while flying and will fit under the airplane seat so you have everything you need close at hand. I gave this to my son and will be ordering another one for me.
By the way, the Safari color scheme, which I was wary of, looks great! It is very subtle and sophisticated... it might not be ideal in a formal business setting (but you could pull it off) but it looks so much better than in on-line pictures.
By Orlando I4 driver, , November 26, 2013
This bag has done everything for me. I have used it as a diaper bag, a carry on bag, a flight bag, a work bag, a tool bag, and briefcase. Tough as nails and always get compliments.
By Mike H, Virginia, November 18, 2013
The Gator is the best all-around field bag I have ever owned. I bought it two years ago to replace a Filson wax camera bag who's strap ripped out within five days of a three week safari. I have used the bag on two African Safaris and any number of fly fishing trips around the US and Alaska. I use it as a briefcase on airplanes and as a field/camera bag in the bush. On the plane it carries a a 14" Mac Air, iPad, iPhone, Sat phone, inReach, cord bag, meds kit, passport/travel wallet, book, recharger pack and usual assortment of pens , notepads, etc. Still have room. In the bush it carries two full size SRL's, camera accessary bag, sat phone, inReach, first aid kit, water bottle, flask, cigars, pens, notepad and other toys. It handles getting bounced around and hauled in/out of land rovers, small airplanes, rafts and other similar vehicles.
The heavy rubber strap is great if I have to walk with it and the zips always close. The only issue I have with the bag is the internal mesh pouch. It serves no real purpose and gets in the way of the camera's. I tried adding Velcro to hold it closed but that did not work. Finally, while on a recent Safari I simply cut the mesh out. I lost a monkey pull to some critter who liked the taste of it while in the African bush. I also own the Safari PR6 bag that ranks right along with the Gator. I typically go for three weeks and have never filled it. I love the side pockets that work well to haul a montopod and/or fly rods.
I bought the Metro bag this year and was going to use it to replace the Gator but it just did not handle the SRL's as well so it has yet to make a bush trip. I do use it as a briefcase when I need to haul more than one laptop.
Quick word on how I got introduced to Red Oxx. I was standing in a security line at Bozeman airport and saw a fellow with a Gator. I has instant bag envy. I did something I never do and walked over and asked who made his bag. He was more than happy to tell me about Red Oxx. I have had the same experience twice when people have approached me and asked who made my Gator. Tells you something about the quality of the bag. Love the customer service.
By Eric, NE Ohio, November 8, 2013
Pros: Price, build quality, decent overall design, nice styling, great color, excellent strap, water bottle pocket fine for airport-sized bottles, rugged as hell.
Cons (IMO): Bought this to replace a nearly perfect old REI carry-on flight bag that has (sadly) been discontinued. I tried the Bihn Co-Pilot but it was too small and inflexibly structured for my needs. After reading reviews of the Gator I bought one and just took it on a weekend trip. For me, it's just about an inch or two too small in length and height for comfortable use, though the width is perfect. Also, I didn't like the fact that the inner mesh pocket doesn't stretch at all (not even sure why it's mesh)-- it's difficult to slide a regular iPad into it even with a thin leather case on it. I concur with those who've said the rings are too large; the rings, handle, monkey fists and strap all combine to get in the way somewhat on a bag this size when you're in a hurry trying to get something out of it (like a passport or boarding passes). Smaller rings would help significantly.
If you can live with the size-- and many travelers probably can-- it's a great little bag. If the Oxx comes out with a slightly larger version I'll buy it in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, mine will probably go up on eBay.
By Richard B, Southeastern NC, September 26, 2013
I have used the Gator for a few weeks now and have just returned from a multi-day visit to a professional conference. The Gator has met the vast majority of my needs for a daily carry and for travel. It is ideally sized for a personal item to go under the seat in front of you on a plane - leaves plenty of leg room while carrying what I needed on board. For the meeting it easily held all meeting materials as well as the electronics I was using (iPad, separate keyboard, phone, external battery for charging devices on the fly). For daily needs, the Gator holds what I need most days - on those few days when I need more space, I need a lot more space.
If I could change things about the bag I would add about 0.5 - 1 inch in height and length to more easily hold folders and a laptop (the depth is fine just as it is). I would also stiffen up the divider a little as it tends to sag if anything is in the pockets.
I like this bag and have no qualms about recommending it to others.
By Gerry, Blue Springs, MO, September 15, 2013
Just purchased my second Gator to match my new black Tres Hombres. My old safari Gator has been a great travel companion. I originally purchased it with a Safari Beano. I've taken it on business trips, deer hunts, fishing trips and just general around town. Even took it to the hospital while my Mother was in having surgery and then recovering. It has carried books, my Nexus 7 inch note pad, smaller cameras, meds and assorted items. I think the Gator is a super bag.
By Benjamin, Boston, MA, July 29, 2013
As the security apparatus at every airport has become cumbersome, you need to move quickly for the sake of the other passengers' sanity. As a business traveler, I've had near meltdowns myself ehn I had to tear through my main bag (the Air Boss) looking for my 3 oz. liquids, 1 quart bag. When I'm at the gate I have to scramble for my book, headphones, ticket, mp3 player, etc. and then juggle them onto the plane while producing my ticket and putting my Air Boss in the overhead bin. This product covers everything. It has space for your liquids so you don't have to tear through your main bag to find them. It has slots for pens, a copy of a monolithic Russian novel, and most anything else you'd want on a flight. Finally, it fits WAY underneath the seat in front of you so you can still stretch your legs.
By Patrick, United States, July 28, 2013
Read through these reviews and it is quite obvious that Red Oxx and the Gator have a lot of fans. However, even though most of the reviews are complementary, a great many of them point out defects that the reviewer would like to see changed… and you will see the same complaints over and over again: the water bottle sleeves are too short; the interior divider is poorly designed; the bag could hold folders if it was just a bit larger; and (my personal favorite) the outside snap pockets are a thieves delight, rendering them useless for anything that you may wish to still have in your possession after a slog through a busy airport of train station!
You would think that one of the benefits of dealing with a small company is that they could be light on their feet and more responsive to their customer’s needs. I, like others, appreciate the quality construction, and simple straightforward design. Just wondering if Red Oxx will live up to my hopes and make changes for the better. If so, I’ll buy a T-shirt and join the “clique”. If not, oh well, just another manufacturer among many.
By W. Novak, Spring Hill, KS, July 17, 2013
I'd like to think I beat this bag to death on a recent 16 day trip to China. I used the bag everyday to carry my camera gear as follows: Canon 50d, a Canon 10-22mm wide angle zoom, a Tamron 28-75mm zoom, a Canon 85mm f2.8, battery charger, remote shutter device, a micro cloth, 2 lens pouches for lenses not mounted on the camera, an umbrella and sunglasses in one of the outside pouches and a water bottle in the other. I also carried a small bottled of antacids.
One could always wish for more room in the main compartment as getting three lenses and a dslr in there was a tight fit, but more room would only encourage me to carry more.
Oh yes, I was also able to cram in noise canceling headphones in their case while aboard airplanes - yes, really.
The bag worked perfectly, and I find the strap to be very comfortable. And my days were very long.
So, why not a five star rating. On an extremely hot and humid day I took a walking tour along the Yangtze River just below the Three Gorges Dam. My new color black Gator bled all over the light colored polo shirt I was wearing that day. Now to be certain I was wringing wet, and I didn't realize what was happening until I got back to my room later that evening. Perhaps it was to be expected given the conditions, but I was a bit surprised. And the laundry couldn't get it out although it looks okay after repeated washings.
Despite this issue I would recommend this bag to friends and fellow travelers. Just about the perfect compliment to my Air Boss.
By Shelley, Hudson Valley, NY, June 16, 2013
I bought this item, returned it, and then thought better of it...glad I stuck with my original decision. This bag holds EVERYTHING you need for a carry-on -- books, iPad, 11" MacBook Air, onboard stuff (neck pillow, eye mask, ear plugs), passport holder, sunglasses..I still had room leftover after adding a change of underwear to the above.
The one drawback: It is heavier than I'd like it to be.
I recommended this bag because of the incredibly fine construction, and because Red Oxx staff are attentive and all about the customer.
By JR, Billings, June 16, 2013
I have owned this bag for just shy of two years now. I purchased this bag, a CPA, and the sun chaser for a vacation. They worked great! The Sun chaser and the CPA still are used whenever I take a trip and the Gator bag I use every week as my gun bag. Two years of hauling muffs, ammo and numerous mags, not a bit of wear! If I had any complaint about this bag, it could only be they need to manufacture a slightly bigger one so I can carry gear for more than one shooter in one rugged bag. Don't let the price tag discourage you these bags are awesome, and worth every penny!
By RC Gee, Virginia, June 15, 2013
Very sturdy bag which I filled to the gills for my trip with all the essentials and extras which I wanted kept close. Also used on my day trips. Only bad thing was when I noticed my dog tag with the wire lock and my luggage tag were no longer on my D ring. I had even looped my luggage tag through my wire lock holding my luggage tag on. :( I think the wire screw got loosened.
By Peter, San Francisco, June 4, 2013
Just back from my first trip using the Gator and I found "Patrick - Oct. 28" 's comments pretty apt.
1. The interior pocket is just a teeny bit too small to hold my MacBook Air. This would really be the preferred place, rather than loose in the bag, particularly as I use the main compartment to hold my DSLR and a telephoto lens and I have to sort of stuff the MacBook in alongside them. So, if you do any redesign, perhaps extend the width of the overall bag by an inch or two, to allow that interior pocket to be wider.
2. The exterior snap pockets seem superfluous and not particularly easy to access. I'd happily trade them for one or two open pockets that would be deeper than the zipper pocket on the other side, for easy access to travel documents, etc.
3. It's pretty dark inside the bag (mine is lined in red) for locating small loose contents in dim surroundings. I think you might build them all with yellow (saffron?) lining. My bag is yellow outside and I like the brightness of that color.
4. I'd really like a small D-ring in the inside (at the edge of the inner pocket?) to which I could attach keys.
All that said re improvements I'd like to see, the construction quality, and general design are just about right and it's the best answer to my needs I've yet found, though I'd sure jump at an "evolved" version.
By Keith, Honolulu, June 1, 2013
Not as heavy duty as my Victronix Standard Issue carry on bag, but much lighter as it's not made of ballistic nylon. The Claw strap is amazing; it's so nice that I don't have to make an effort to keep it from sliding off. Gave it 4 stars, but it was my fault because I knew it would't hold letter sized papers. Haven't gone on any trips with it yet, so am using in place of my day pack. Thinking of getting a few Little Roys to keep some smaller items organized.
By Dee, Maryland, May 30, 2013
There has been much said about the huge cargo space of the Gator, and several adjunct solutions regarding how to organize the space for those OCDers that need everything "in its place", have been offered. I am one of those OCD people.
For decades I searched (meaning I purchased and used,) many utility bags. I have learned, and live by the simple rule that the more bags you use to "organize" the more space you lose for the purpose of carrying the storage bags.
There is complex physics involved, but the simple explanation is that there is always "air" space around the parameters of one solid structure and those adjacent to it. The smaller and/or malleable the solid structure, the less lost space you incur to carry it.
It stands to reason that an object in and of itself, is the smallest structural parameter that a given object can take. So the objective of packing efficiently is to find a bag that is large enough to hold all your stuff, with as few hard dividers as possible, while giving you the "divisions" that allow you to be organized.
My first Red Oxx purchase was a Lil Roy. (It was also my second and third purchase.) It is the perfect combination of organized and malleable. It is, bar-none, the best utility bag I have ever owned.
But this a Gator review, so let me get to the point...
I travel a LOT- by air, by train, by auto and, of course, by walking. I travel for business and for pleasure. The perfect carry bag for me, in all travel modes, is the Gator. It holds my computers, power supplies, various cables and spare batteries. I use the large front pocket to store receipts, one of the long pockets to hold tickets, one elastic side pocket to carry my hand sanitizer and the other to hold water. The rest of the main cargo space holds my Lil Roy, (more on that in a minute,) a thermos® and an empty Platypus collapsible water bottle. And it fits under the seat of even the smallest commuter aircraft.
Few types of travel are trickier than the business trip. Typically we arrive at the business facility early in the morning, and are taken directly to a conference room, where we will spend the day. Amenities are different from one company to the next and it is quite often expected that you will not leave the room except for short scheduled breaks. So for me, it is important to have everything I need to get through an 8 to 12 hour day, without looking like I was prepared to be received by poor hosts.
The hardest part of any business trip is the “lunch run”. For the most part it is rude to pack up your stuff and take it with you when going to lunch. Not only does it mean you have to lug all your stuff to the lunch venue, which can be a long walk, it also implies that you don’t trust your hosts to protect your belongings while you are away. Truthfully, I don’t trust anyone with some of my belongings. Items, such as cell phone, pass-port, credit cards, and thumbdrive, I want in my possession at all times; others- small first-aid kit, hand sanitizer, tooth care, and a few cosmetics, I like to have with me.
So I created a “satellite system”. All those things that I will not be without live in my Lil Roy. The Lil Roy goes in the Gator. (They even match!) And once ensconced in the conference room, the Lil Roy goes with me, where-ever I go. (Coffee, Washroom, Lunch.)
I have an advantage here, because I am female, it is kind of expected that I will take a bag along with me when I leave. So the satellite isn’t a mind-bender. But some of my male colleagues so loved my system, that many of them use the same, they just carry their Lil Roys in a more manly “under the arm” posture rather than carrying it daintily by the straps. (The straps are still handy when the lunch venue is cafeteria style.)
The unexpected thing about the Gator/Roy combo is the number of compliments I get about the bags themselves. (Did I mention that they match?) Many like the utility value of the combo. To me, that is evident. But the true surprise is the number of women that like the “look.”
Anyway, I highly suggest the combo. Although I haven’t stopped looking for a better fit, I haven’t bought a travel bag in years.
By Lawrence, California, May 23, 2013
Great bag, can be used as small carryon or just big enough for MacBook Air 11 and accessories and also can hold file folders, albeit just barely. Great capacity and well built.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a Gator meet the airline's personal item standards?
Yes, and you can fit the bag under the seat, too.
Will my laptop fit in the middle compartment?
Most netbooks, iPads, Tablets and "mini" laptops will fit with room to spare, but probably not a full size laptop (17" plus).
Will my work files fit inside?
If you want a business briefcase that will hold your files and a laptop, look into our Briefcase line, specifically the Metro
and the wider CPA
Can the Gator double as an SLR camera bag?
Yes, the Gator makes for a perfect SLR camera bag due to it's generous, yet practical size, its full wrap around padding and handy pockets.
What are the differences between the Gator and the Metro and / or CPA?
The Metro and CPA are specifically designed to be laptop business briefcases, whereas the Gator is more of a general multipurpose, multi-use everyday bag.
Will the iPad, iPad II or most other Tablets fit inside?
Yes, the Gator makes an ideal Tablet bag. Tablets will tuck nicely into the interior flat panel pocket and are protected by the bag's padding.
Will the Gator compact carry-on fit into the Air Boss central compartment?
We don't recommend inserting the Gator into the Air Boss. The results would be too bulky.
Are there any interior pockets?
It has one flat panel pocket with pouches for smaller items and writing instruments.
Can I fit my C-pap machine inside?
The Gator is an ideal C-pap bag.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, try and fix it yourself. Check out this video where CEO Jim Markel shows how easy it is to do it yourself.
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.
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.
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Behold! The Gator.
A compact carry-on bag with a big appetite.
As seen in Men's Journal Gear Lab "Best Weekend Tote", summer 2015 issue. You can read up on how others have used this multi-purpose weekend carry-on tote bag, but we're sure you'll think up something new. Just like its hungry animal namesake the Gator, this tough-skinned beauty will swallow up everything you need for travel. Ideal as an compact airline carry-on and easily classified as a:
Red Oxx Gator: a multi-use, high-mobility, daily use tote bag designed for people on the go.
POCKETS WITH PURPOSE.
Secure your delicate equipment in the Gator's rigid-formed, shock-resistant padded main compartment. No need to carry separate hydration, the Gator features dual elastic beverage end pockets that will hold small to medium water bottles (bottles taller than six to eight inches tend to not be as secure and may fall out!).
The expandable gusseted front pockets help you to keep track of your gadgets like cell phones, iPods, sunglasses, wallet, and more. These stylish pockets feature the exclusive ROOFLS -- "Red Oxx One Finger Loop Snap" closures which utilize our Mil-Spec stainless steel snaps and thoughtfully designed thumb loops that make closing these handy pockets a "snap." ROOFLS allows one-handed snapping closure. Simply slip a finger into the loop under the snap post and use your thumb to press the post in place. ROOFLS is a clever solution that prevents crushing items (like your precious sunglasses) under the snaps. Don't tell anyone, but behind each gusseted side pocket is a secret hidden flat slip pocket for that little extra bit of storage.
HELPS YOU GET ORGANIZED.
Inside the Gator carryall bag, there's a full-length stiff mesh divider with four slots for pens and pencils and two mesh pockets. This divider will snugly secure your iPad or Tablet. Located on the back exterior is another full-length zippered pocket. Our 4lb. Volara closed cell firm foam padding envelopes the bag in the front, bottom, and back, protecting your precious contents from abuse, damage and moisture.
SIX REASONS TO BUY A RED OXX GATOR
1. A COMPACT CARRY-ON TOTE BAG BUILT LIKE A TANK?
When you read up on our customer reviews, you'll learn our customers like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around personal items that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, for what it's worth, the comparison is valid. For a personal item bag, like their wildlife namesake, Gators are built tough. Starting with one of the most durable textile materials available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon, we use a proprietary super strong UV resistant thread that is stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.
2. 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, such as along the gusseted pocket lids on the Gator.
These types of outside edges are bound using a thicker binding material. Inside edges typically receive the 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.
3. WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the Gator tote, 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.
4. MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper available, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is because they're easily repairable, even in the field; they are self-locking; they are difficult to penetrate, thereby increasing the security of your belongings and reducing casual theft; they function smoothly in inclement weather (from 20 degrees below zero to 120 degrees above zero) and they can be yanked from a variety of angles, and still work, without losing teeth or becoming separated. Since they're made of slick VISLON® vinyl, they will never rust or require lubing, unlike brass or other metal zippers.
5. 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 on your bag in the middle of a busy intersection, airport or other inconvenient locale, thereby dumping your precious belongings all over the ground for all the world 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 be a little "jingly", 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 Red Oxx tote break down?
6. A SHOULDER STRAP THAT WILL NOT SLIP.
The famous fully adjustable Red Oxx Claw Shoulder Strap will not slip. Or carry your Gator one handed using the wraparound handle handclasp.
Popular with the demanding business crowd and all the rage with the adventure travel crowd, Gator Multi-use Tote Bags are durable daily lifelong companions for many uses.
You name it, the Gator will eat it.
Consider it your mobile on-the-go "bag of all trades."
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
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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 secure.
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U.S.A. Dimensions: 12"L x 6"W x 9"H
Capacity: 648 cu. inches
Weight: 2.35 lbs
Metric Dimensions: 30.5cm L x 15.2cm W x 22.9cm H
Capacity: 10.6 Liters
- Dual exterior gusseted pockets: 4.5"W x 7.5"H x 2.5"D (at opening)
- Dual exterior flat slip pockets: 5"W x 7.5"H
- Exterior zippered side flat pocket: 12"W x 6"D
- Twin end elastic bottle pockets: 6"W x 6"W x 4"D (at opening)
- Interior mesh pocket: 12" x 6"
- Interior dual mesh slip pockets: 4"W x 4"D
- Main compartment: 12"L x 6"W x 9"D
Gator Trivia: When Red Oxx President Perry Jones had young children he was embarrassed to appear as though he was carrying a diaper bag. After the kids grew out of their diapers, he wanted a decent shooting range bag. The Gator held Perry's pistols, magazines, ammo, ear muffs, safety glasses, gloves and targets. When Jim travelled to Africa, he brought along a Gator as his personal item. The name Gator was selected because an (Alli)Gator is sly and stealthy and can quickly consume large prey, sometimes larger than itself, with it's enormous mouth.
Gator Tote Bag is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- "No Bull" no questions asked Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 400 weight denier soft red nylon lining
- Detachable Claw no-slip adjustable shoulder strap
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Nylon webbing zipper pull tabs
- Thread: Proprietary #92 bonded Solar Max Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double box stitched seams on all stress points
- 3250 welded D-rings, nickel plated
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Wraparound handclasp with Mil-Spec snaps
- Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Free heavy-duty vinyl luggage tag
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- 4 lb. Volara closed cell foam padding
- Includes Cable Lock
- Available in 12 vibrant colors
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 12"L x 6"W x 9"H
- Metric Dimensions: 30.5cm L x 15.2cm W x 22.9cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 648 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 10.6 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 2.35 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.07 Kilos
Gator Carry-on Bag Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Bordeaux = Dark Red
- Coal = Gray
- Forest = Green
- Khaki = Tan
- Mariner = Blue
- Midnight = Dark Blue
- Olive = Military Green
- Saffron = Yellow
- Safari = 1940s Olive Drab
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.
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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.