By Deann, Dallas, TX, June 19, 2016
I know the Kat Pack is marketed as a kid's backpack, but it's perfect for light travel. I originally purchased it for outdoor use--Red Oxx products are extremely durable and not fussy. I wanted a pack for hauling stuff around dusty ranch roads and the Kat Pack has held up beautifully. I can also easily use it for an overnight bag. For travel, I usually use my Sky Train, which is a phenomenal bag. On a recent international trip, I wanted to travel ultra light and have my travel bag also serve as my daypack, and the Sky Train is just too big for a daypack for me (5'4"). I thought my Tom Bihn Synapse 19 was the way to go (this is my "city" bag). I crammed everything in, but could barely get all the pockets zipped. Then it dawned on me to try my Kat Pack--everything fit with room to spare! The boxy shape of the Kat Pack allows for greater capacity than traditional backpacks, and the simple design (pockets and padding are thoughtful but limited) maximizes capacity while controlling weight (empty, the Kat Pack weighs the same as the Synapse 19). I highly recommend this bag for a light travel bag.
By Michael W., San Francisco, CA, May 26, 2016
Very easy to pack due to rectangular shape (I use packing cubes) and always passes muster as my "personal item" even on stricter carriers like Cathay Pacific and China Airlines. Twin mesh (extra tough mesh) bottle pouches are good not only for water bottles, but also for ski caps for cold flights, energy bars, etc.. I carry my tablet in an old "bubble wrap" shipping pouch in the exterior "flat slot." Chargers and other small items fit the exterior "raised pouch." Emergency clothing goes in the main compartment and I fold up a thin fleece and stuff it in the "laptop slot". UNLIKE SUPER LARGE DAYPACKS, I can continue to use this at my destination as my edc bag, where the exterior mesh water bottle slots really come into their own to keep water bottles from 7-11's away from my contents. I actually own two Kat Packs - both black - I neatly trimmed off the exterior raised pouch on one of them for the ultimate in "skinny" packs.
By Anonymous, Springfield/Burke, VA, May 12, 2016
Before I decided on this cute and stylish backpack, I dreamed up of budget-friendly laptop bag to fit my laptop/IPAD and book items for travelling purposes and looked around for made in USA laptop totes on a reasonable budgets, which were not my liking. So, I heard of this awesome company from travel website and looked into Red Oxx. I was little overwhelmed with which products that could fit my laptop/books on a budget, so I jumped on a whim to email a kind, generous and friendly customer service specialist for his expert advice and he guided me to K-12 backpack. I instantly fell in love with this backpack and it perfectly met with my budget prices! I was so excited to order this backpack as a first time customer of Red Oxx with, of course the friendly customer service specialist's guidance! Once the order process was completed, I excitedly anticipated the arrival for a week! Once the package arrived and tore the wrapping up, I tried it on and loved it! My friend was curious and tried it on for herself. She loved it so she will order this one someday! I will definitely be a loyal customer of Red Oxx and order more bags forward on! I will refer my friends and family to this awesome company when they want something made in USA with a strong reputation! Keep this up! :-)
By Todd W., Niceville, FL, January 28, 2016
I just asked my son how he liked his backpack this morning. He said "I love it". I have noticed that his books fit well in this pack because of the shape. Papers, folders, and books are getting crammed into a pack that tapers or is contoured. It's durable, to say the least, and should last him for many years. I feel, at this time, it was a wise investment.
By Anonymous, Maryland, January 21, 2016
Forget about the K-12 part: this is the best grownup backpack I've ever had, and I've tried plenty of them. The rectangular shape makes perfect sense. In the main section you can fit your computer as well as one or two medium packing rectangles and have plenty of spare clothes with you in case the person next to you on the plane spills coffee (or worse) on you. There is still room to spare for other things. In the larger outer section you can put a 10 inch tablet or a 7x10 sketchbook. In the smaller outer section you can pack a 7 inch tablet and a lot more.
The zippers are pure Red Oxx--no pen of the person standing right behind you is going to breach these zippers! I use Nite Ize S-Biner Steel MicroLocks for additional security on them. (On a recent vacation I had to walk behind my husband to protect his J******t backpack from some teens who were clearly looking to get into it. He needs a Red Oxx.) The cordura is tough but flexible and the pack will work under the seat if you pack it allowing for some lateral give (United has a 17 x 10 x 9 inch standard for personal items and this will work if you "fold" one side of the pack just a small degree).
Some folks remark that Red Oxx doesn't need to overbuild, but I want my stuff that I carefully minimize for a vacation protected from physical knocks and theft, and I'm grateful that Red Oxx builds their bags with such toughness and care.
The best part of this bag, however, is that the moment I put it on, it was the most comfortable backpack I'd ever worn. The straps are terrific and the pack feels just right on my back. I'm 5' 4" and this pack is just perfect for me, but I think taller folks would love it as well. I own several Red Oxx bags and they will spoil you! Thanks!
By Megan, Post Falls, ID, October 23, 2015
My pre-schooler loves this bag! She likes the color and loves how the bag feels on her back! Will defiantly be buying another when my son is school age! I wish that they offered embroidery on it like they do with some if their other products.
By Tim, Illinois, October 8, 2015
My 13 year old son is not easy on stuff. Lifts the bag by zippers etc. Still holding up. He loves the square cut. Certainly would recommend.
By Stacey G., Las Vegas, NV, July 9, 2015
Who knew this would be such a great bag? I wasn't expecting it to become my 'go-to' bag, but it is. I go-to it in the morning, the afternoon, and the evening to get all of the things I need. There are enough pockets to hold whatever I need to carry. Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS BAG!
By Max, Texas, June 20, 2015
This pack is great! I used it for my carry on for a long overseas trip. If I were by myself, I would have no problem using this as my only bag. However, I was with my wife, who does not like to travel light.
Anyway, I used this to hold tablet + Nook Book plus 2-3 paperbacks, sneakers, 2-3 days' worth of clothes, Garmin watch and chargers, glasses, toiletries, heaps of vitamins, etc...If you organize your space, this is all the bag you would need! I like to use the Kiva compression packing cube (a large one fits nicely) for my clothes but you could roll or bundle them if you like.
The Forest Green pack looks great. I don't mind carrying it with a blazer. The bag is sturdy and ships quickly. It's comfortable to carry and not too big. Way better than some flimsy import.
By Anonymous, Wisconsin, April 23, 2015
Super durable. Previously bought a Jansport backpack, but wore a hole through the bottom of that within a couple of months. This backpack is indestructible.
By Todd, Ga, April 16, 2015
Excellent size bag. I am a railroad conductor and it holds everything I need to carry. It is lightweight and spacious. It is the best grip I have bought. Not too big and bulky. Perfect for all the rule books, radio, poncho, and all the other items at a great price. I definitely recommend.
By Sarah, Minneapolis, MN, March 23, 2015
This bag is awesome. The rectangular shape means I can fit more stuff in there, but yet it doesn't seem huge. I love the different pockets and have decided that it's my favorite backpack that I've ever had.
By Zach, Weatherford, OK, January 8, 2015
Bought this for my 10 year old son when he wanted a tough, good looking, and unique pack that wouldn't have to be replaced every year. I got my wife a Red Oxx Chica that she carries daily as a purse and loves so we thought the k-12 pack would be perfect. It's very well made, looks great, and most of all he loves it. Perfect size too. Couldn't be happier. (Cant wait to order my own Airborne Carry-on Ruck Sack!)
By Amy, Billings, MT, October 10, 2014
Bought this backpack to see my son though high school. So glad I did. It is made very will and I have no doubt he will have and use it forever!
By Summer H., Pennsylvania , October 9, 2014
I'm pretty obsessed with buying Made in USA whenever possible! Even my 3 year old turns things over and asks "is this made in China?" Haha! When I was googling bookbags for my son, this website was on my top 5 list. While I read reviews, looked at every picture, read and re-read descriptions, I finally purchased this K-12 Kat Pack Bookbag. I was worried it might be too big or bulky for my little 5 yr old, but when it came I was super excited! It's sturdy, made extremely well, roomy and perfectly fit my son! The $100 price tag didn't even bother me once I got to see the bookbag in person. You can tell it was built to last. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a bookbag made in USA!
By Melisa, Alexandria, MN, October 2, 2014
We purchased this bag for our 9 year old daughter who is in 4th grade this year. We wanted to get something that had good quality construction and was made here in the U.S.
We are very impressed by this bag and our daughter loves it! She has had a couple friends comment on it and she is very proud to tell them about it!
By D., Prescott Valley, September 12, 2014
I highly recommend this bag for ANY age group...
I bought this for my 7yr old son(2nd grade). He is very hard on bags and within a month or so he has usually started wearing it down. Usually the first to go is the mesh bottle holder...
Having said this, he is now two months into school and his pack looks brand new, including the mesh pocket holder.
The backpack is really well constructed. The main compartment is very large and holds his folders and a large lunch bag. It has another compartment in the front that is large enough to put folders in too. The front lower compartment is large enough to hold a very large pencil box. I love the square design, things fit better.(books and folders aren't round) The two mesh pockets on the side are very durable and large, haven't found a bottle that won't fit. I also love the simplicity of the pockets, not a bunch of garbage sewn in to get in the way. The zippers are huge, very beefy, and are very easy to use.
As you know most kids get swallowed up in their backpacks, even though this is a large backpack it is so adjustable that it fits a child very well. The moveable chest strap is a great idea, not to mention that my son loves to have it strapped. (He can also strap it to his chair, no more walking on it every time he gets up) The pack doesn't fall off of him. The shoulder straps are very well padded and are comfortable.
My son loves to have his back pack customized. I usually get appliqués to sew on to it. Worried that it may void the warranty, I emailed the company first to make sure it wouldn't. No problem with sewing them on warranty wise. Now both my son and I are happy, he has his appliqués(frogs, volcano, etc) and I have a bag that won't need replacing every year.
My daughter starts school in two years and this will be the bag she gets too, but in pink or purple...
By sansr, palo alto ca, August 1, 2014
Very surprised by spacious size. Online pictures do not do it justice. The webbing for the bottle holders on the outside of the backpack holds large size, any size bottles. The goal this year is to get 7 and 5 year old to stop using roller backpacks for school come Sept. They've been using the Kat for summer camps and are almost on the verge of acceptance. The extremely soft padded shoulder straps do not scratch shoulders when heading out to swim camp in a bathing suit. The square design fits just about anything including tennis rackets with the handle sticking out of course:) Kat is very light weight and it stays upright when unpacked. Does not fall over when empty. It can stand on its own. The Kat will last. But will keep checking back to see if a SFGiants orange color becomes available for my son:) We have been searching for a back pack design that fits our PlanetBox Rover lunch boxes. The square design of the Kat is a perfect match.
By Steve, IN, February 26, 2014
The Kat Pack may be Red Oxx's best kept secret in bags for business or leisure travel. I ignored this pack in the past due to the inclusion of K-12 in the name. (Red Oxx, you could be crippling adult sales with K-12.) Finally, purchased for my wife after her bag blew apart while on a trip. She needed a brawny pack that would hold her laptop, iPad, Kindle, and a weighty purse (which doubles as a storage closet). However, it allowed me time to experiment with the pack for my own use prior to her traveling again.
The square design and heavy-duty build is the beauty of the Kat Pack. Yes, much like the Air Boss, which I'll use with this bag. I packed main compartment with my leather legal briefcase, a Red Oxx Nomad for cords and other travel needs, a Lil Roy that holds iPod/ headphones, extra pens, Rx's and glasses. Large front pocket carries iPad inside case with keyboard and a Kindle, yet still extra room for whatever. Expanding front pocket stows miscellaneous travel flumadiddles.
I can appreciate that the pack was designed for carrying the several hundred pounds of textbooks that kids tow today; but this pack answers my needs for a high quality, boundless capacity pack that is stealth. It's smaller than my current Orvis business backpack, which I'm replacing with this pack when it's manufactured and shipped. Yet this pack has more usable space and easier access while in an airline seat than that other pack.
Kat Pack works in the title; K-12, not so much. However, we never purchased a minivan either and apparently those sold well.
By Mike, Springfield, VA, February 8, 2014
My son (7) gives this a thumbs up. My daughter says this is the best backpack she's owned because "it's big enough to hold all (her) stuff, and the color is great". After 6 months of use, they still look brand new. The packs are on the large side, compared to the frames of my second and third graders, but the sternal strap works well and they seem to really like wearing them!
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the K-12, Roadster, and Airborne?
The K-12 is our official school backpack designed for the rough use as only kids can dish out. Instead of being a top loader like our rucksacks the Roadster and Airborne, the Kat Pack has zippers that open the bag all the way down the side for easy access to deep packed items.
Will the K-12 Kat Pack Backpack meet personal item carry-on standards?
Certainly, the K-12 will easily fit into any overhead bin and even under most airline seats. It's not just for school, it's also a great travel backpack.
What's the best way to pack the K-12?
The most efficient way to pack this backpack is to pack items you may need easy access to towards the front or top of the bag. The raised exterior front pocket and flat zipper pocket are designed for storing smaller items. Another option we recommend for easy access is to use the daisy chain accessory loops located on the backpack straps to carry stuff that can be hung with carabiners or key rings.
How many days worth of school supplies will fit in the Kat Pack?
Depends on how good a packer you are. Most people can get a weeks worth of school supplies in the K-12. If you're considering the bag as a travel pack, probably a weekend's worth of clothes.
Will a laptop fit in the K-12? What size laptop?
Virtually any laptop with up to a 15" diagonal screen and two-inches thick will fit inside the backpack notebook sleeve.
What's the red fabric on the inside of the bag for?
Having a bright color on the inside of the pack helps to see what's inside. It also adds an extra layer of weather resistant protection.
Does the Kat Pack have a belly strap?
The K-12 Kat Pack Backpack does not have a built-in frame, so a belt strap would not help to balance the load. It does come with an adjustable chest strap.
Are there any interior pockets?
There is only a raised exterior pocket and a flat zippered pocket located on the front of the backpack.
Is there a way to securely lock my pack?
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 lock that comes with the Dog Tag price tag
to secure your bag
. Keep in mind, any determined thief can still cut open your backpack with a sharp knife.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, try to 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.
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Why buy a new backpack every year?
Buy the Red Oxx K-12 Kat Pack Backpack for life.
BACK PACK IN THE DAY.
Once upon a time, there was the Red Oxx Daypack Backpack. You see them once in a while on auction sites or at second hand stores. Simple, sturdy, and square. Sadly, a couple years back, it went away. New priorities on the production schedule pushed it aside.
Then, one day Lacy, our production manager, decided to upgrade the Daypack Backpack for her growing kids. Her middle school children’s backpacks needed a raised front pocket, a reinforced bottom using our toughest ballistic nylon, a nice upgrade for the shoulder straps featuring a softer, yet stronger hi-tech Uni-Suede, a series of daisy chain accessory loops stitched to the straps and finally, a couple elastic mesh side pockets. Needless to say, her kids were stoked. The redesigned and renamed K-12 Kat Pack Backpack was born.
RECTANGULAR BACKPACKS CAN CARRY MORE.
Working with the same design philosophy we incorporate on all our bags, the K-12 Kat Pack Backpack has our typical spacious rectangular bag shape, a design set in motion by our flagship soft-sided carry-on bag, the Air Boss. Expect a spacious "fatback" school backpack that will easlily haul large, heavy text books.
At nearly under a grand in cubic inch volume (917 cu. in.), the main compartment features the same 420-denier red nylon lining as our other travel bags. The bright color makes searching inside the pack easier and adds a level of toughness and weather resistance not usually found in typical school backpacks, including those pricey famous name brands sold in department stores.
SOLVING THE TYPICAL BACKPACK'S WEAK POINTS.
Ever had a backpack start disintegrating from the inside out where the lining tape covers the seams? Our lining seam tape is woven sideways instead of lengthwise, effectively eliminating the loose weaving threads that tend to run. In fact, unless you're going to regularly fill your K-12 backpack with sharp rocks, broken glass and rusty nails, it's doubtful the interior will wear out. If it does, our ironclad "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty covers pack repairs and, if needed, bag replacements.
STRONGER SHOULDER STRAPS.
Have you despaired at seeing your shoulder straps ripping loose? The K-12 Kat Pack has reinforced double box stitching at major stress points: the top of the bag's shoulder contact area and the base's outer corners. Overbuilt? Hardly. Then we added a strip of two-inch poly webbing to anchor the box stitches all across the entire width of the back of the pack. At the bottom, the one inch nylon strap anchors down the corners. If there are any kids alive who can rip out these straps, team USA Olympic wrestling committee will want to talk to them.
BIG ZIPPERS THAT LAST.
Ever had the zipper break on a pack that otherwise still looks new? It's the number one failure zone on every backpack built-- except ours. The #10 YKK nylon self-locking zipper, a touted feature on all our bags, is about as tough and practical a zipper as money can buy. The competition can go "zip, zip" open and close with their cute little straight-line zipper puller testing machine, but when it comes to a kid using a zipper in the real world, we can guarantee it won't be "zip, zip" in a straight line.
These excellent zippers 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.
Instead, think-- grunt, yank, jerk, and rip in every direction imaginable. Our zipper will also work in any extreme weather conditions, right down to well below zero. We top off this prized zipper feature with our fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots, sized just right for anyone's grip. Every pocket and compartment on this backpack has not one, but two of these fail-safe monsters.
If you've ever watched kids roaming home from school you're aware that their "backpack" is anywhere but on their back. For some reason, kids find dragging a pack not only more fun than wearing one, but a deep-seated challenge to shred their pack to pieces. Although one can't be sure, it's probably due to some secret longing to lose their text books and school assignments along the way.
BACKPACK 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 backpacks that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, the comparison is still valid. For a backpack, they are built tough. Starting with one of the most durable textile materials available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon fabric, we hold it all together with super strong UV resistant thread that's 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 backpack, or gives it a clean finished look if on the outside of the pack. In addition, each exposed fabric edge, such as on a pocket flap, is also bound using a thicker binding material. Inside edges typically receive a thinner nylon webbing, whereas outside corner edges that are exposed to 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 the competition's backpacks that brag of "binding" their edges.
WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
Each stress point, such as where the shoulder straps 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 adopted from our time as parachute riggers.
DRAG TESTED - AND PASSED.
Buy the one and only backpack you or your kids will use from grade school to graduation and beyond. The K-12 Backpack probably is one of the few fatback school bags built with a "ballistic bottom." The 1050-weight ballistic nylon shields the bottom of this backpack from grit and gravel. This is the same material that's used on our roughest, toughest oil rigger and railroader bags. It's even designed in a cup-like pattern to keep the seams from scraping on the ground. Not that scraping the seams would do damage to the UV protected #92 bonded SolarMax nylon thread. The thread that’s so tough it will slice your fingers clean off before you can break it.
A SAFE PLACE FOR YOUR TABLET.
The K-12 Kat Pack Backpack has other clever design features. The raised outer pocket was developed to carry any number of the popular modern electronic tablets and e-readers like the iPad, Kindle, and so on. The flat zippered pocket located above it will also fit these tablets. The back area in the main compartment is padded with a dense 4 lb. Volara closed cell foam padding that is not only comfortable on your back, but also protects your notepad laptop computer.
TAKE YOUR WATER WITH YOU.
The dual elastic side pockets will securely hold a couple of water bottles, a thermos, camera, hat and gloves, a smartphone or calculator. Moreover, the mesh fabric will quickly shed moisture from a leaky water bottle or condensation.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COMPETITION?
Out of curiosity, we gathered a half dozen popular name brand school backpacks and book bags from a variety of contemporary backpack manufacturers. First we noted they were ALL manufactured offshore! Not one was made in the U.S.A. The differences went beyond our monster zippers, double box stitched seams and heavy-duty ballistic bottom. The most astonishing difference between the Montana made K-12 Kat Pack Backpack and the competition was the startling simplicity of the Kat Pack's design.
SIMPLICITY BY DESIGN.
Every other schoolbag had multiple pockets, flaps, buckles and innumerable surefire fail zones built into the complexity of the packs. Said Kat Pack designer and Red Oxx President Perry Jones, "All those pockets, and hardly any of 'em ever get used." CEO Jim Markel then pitched in, "You couldn't build a school pack like these here in the States. It would cost hundreds of dollars in labor to make them."
In the hustle and bustle of our children's lives, having a simple school pack helps to make the entire existence of the convolution of one's school years oh so very ... simple.
NOT JUST FOR SCHOOL – A TRAVEL PACK, TOO!
The K-12 Kat Pack Backpack was born to be the toughest kid's school backpack on the planet. But it also loves the life of a world traveler. It easily holds a weekend's worth of clothes as your main carry-on flight bag. Since the zippers open all the way down the sides, finding deeply buried items is a no-brainer.
TRAVEL WITH IT AS A PERSONAL ITEM.
This "carry-on legal" backpack will fit in the overhead bins of nearly any commercial airliner, lounge under just about any kind of seat, taxi, plane or bus, and of course, pass as a "personal item" without so much as a bat of a flight attendant's eyelash. Naturally, it also works great as a day pack, an overnight bag, a flight bag or a work carry-all.
BUY IT ONCE, KEEP IT FOREVER, PASS IT ON.
The K-12 Kat Pack Backpack is clearly built to take on the meanest, most ruthless kid on the block. Available in 12 vibrant colors, you and your kids are sure to find a favorite. Since we back all our bags and packs with our "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty, buy it once, keep it forever, and pass it on. This made in Montana backpack is destined to become the world's one and only hand-me-down school bag backpack. Rugged, reliable and tough.
WHY BUY A RED OXX K-12 KAT PACK BACKPACK?
- Lifetime Warranty. Red Oxx lasts longer.
- Rectangle bags carry books better.
- Airline Carry-on legal size
- Simplicity by design.
- Zip down easy open clamshell design.
- Twelve vibrant colors to choose from.
- Hand made with pride in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL OFFER!
Purchase a Red Oxx K-12 Kat Pack Backpack and get a FREE Red Oxx Neon Pencil Case. Valued at $20, these limited edition pencil cases are made from our packing cubes material drops. Waste not, want not as the saying goes. We picked up all the scraps and made a limited run of Pencil Cases to give away with each Kat Pack purchase. One case per Kat Pack, we pick the color. We only have a few available so order your Kat Pack today and get your FREE Limited Edition Neon Pencil Case.
Children's School Backpack Packing Tips:
- Teach your kids to pack only necessary items each day. Warning: this may lead to under packing as an adult. Results have not been verified or tested.
- Kids should carry less than 10-20 percent of their body weight in a backpack.
- Distribute the contents evenly with heaviest items, like books, on the bottom or against the padded back.
- Carry the backpack above the waist. Adjust the shoulder straps until the bottom of the bag rests just above the hips, or the lowest point of curvature, also known as the cup of the lumbar.
- If your child bends forward to compensate for their backpack's weight, the pack is too heavy.
- If your child struggles to put the pack on, it's too heavy.
- If possible, heavy text books should be stored in their locker until needed for class.
- Teach children to use both shoulder straps! This keeps the weight equally distributed and prevents sore shoulders and pinched nerves.
- Each backpack comes with an adjustable chest strap which attaches to the daisy chains on the straps. Using the chest strap can help balance the backpack's load.
Large main compartment: 11.5"W x 5.5"D x 14.5"H
U.S.A. Capacity: 917 cubic inches (1,078 cu. inches with exterior pocket)
U.S.A. Weight: 1.9 pounds.
- Raised front pocket: 7"H x 2"D x 11.5"W
- Front slip pocket: 10.5"H x 11.5"W
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
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Kat Pack Backpack Trivia: While researching a unique name for our new backpack several were selected from a pool of names solicited from our sewing crew. Alas, most proved to be taken by other companies. While tossing out the name rat pack, which was also taken, our Minister of Information suggested calling it the Kat Pack, in honor of our PR Intern at the time Kathleen, who goes by the nickname "Kat". CEO Jim Markel liked it and the rest is history.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND hand made in U.S.A.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 400 weight denier soft red nylon interior lining
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- Critical seams double stitched and bound
- Double box stitching on stress points such as shoulder straps
- Monkey Fist Zip knots on all zippers
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Grab loop carry handle
- 4-lb. closed cell Volara foam padding in back
- Uni-Suede padded shoulder straps
- "Wear-resistant" 1050 weight Ballistic nylon bottom
- Padded back with internal sleeve will fit laptops up to 15"
- Includes Cable Lock
- Raised front pocket for school supplies storage
- Deep mesh side pockets for water bottles or school supplies
- Rectangular design to efficiently hold books, files, notepad laptops, magazines
- Plenty of room for books, school supplies, even a lunch
- Daisy chain loops on shoulder straps for keys and other small items
- Includes adjustable detachable chest strap
- Two elastic mesh pockets, each sized to carry water bottles or thermos
- Choose from 12 bright colors
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 11.5"W x 5.5"D x 14.5"H
Raised front pocket: 7"H x 2"D x 11.5"W
Flat front slip pocket: 10.5"H x 11.5"W
- Metric Dimensions: 37cm L x 19cm W x 29cm H
Raised front pocket: 17.7cm H x 5cm D x 29cm W
Flat front slip pocket: 26.7cm H x 29cm W
- U.S.A. Capacity (total): 1,078 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity (total): 20.4 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 1.9 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.86 Kilos
K-12 Kat Pack Backpack 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
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.