By Chris Norton, Pittsburgh, PA, February 18, 2009
I never review products but felt this one deserved it. I recently bought an Air Boss and was so impressed I decided to try the Metro Bag to go with it. I have tried several backpacks and other computer bags over the last few years, and this bag is the perfect replacement for them all. The design is deceptively simple...when I first opened the box I thought "this thing will never hold all my stuff" but it easily did without bulging at all, and I have more storage pockets to spare. I also love the bottle holders on the ends - I use one for a coffee travel mug and the other for a small umbrella, which is great to have on the outside of the bag. Perhaps my favorite feature is that the bag stands up by itself, whether the laptop is in it or not...such a simple thing but after so many bags that constantly fell over this is a neat surprise. Of course, it's built like a vault and I'm sure will last many years. Worth every penny.
By Dave, California, November 26, 2008
Just purchased the Metro a few weeks ago and used it on a flight for an overnight business trip. It easily held the laptop, personal items and a minimal change of clothes. Worked great and didnt have to be checked when they announced the decreased size limits for carry-on. Perfect overnighter bag, rugged enough for the rigors of business travel.
By Bill Parr, Shanghai, China, October 7, 2008
The Metro is a great bag! I use is to hold my computer and various papers on a daily basis. Lots of space, and yet the bag has a slim profile. The two external zip pockets are great for miscellaneous items, and there is lots of room for items in addition to my laptop in the inner portion of the bag.I've only owned it for about 2 months now, so I can't speak about durability - other than to say that it looks today just like it looked when I first took it out of the box.Bill Parr
By Mike W., Chicago, IL, January 20, 2008
I purchased this product along with the Air Boss two weeks ago. After receiving it, I can say that I'm extremely happy with the quality of the product and with the customer service at Red Oxx. There's not a thing I can think of that I would change the briefcase. Granted, it does cost a lot of money, but I am glad I spent it. I don't mind paying for a quality product with excellent customer service.
By Anonymous, , November 21, 2006
I had previously purchased the padded brief case to use in my work as a field auditor. The product has served me flawlessly. I have since purchsed the slim briefcase to handle smaller jobs or in the cases where I needed additional capacity for my bigger jobs. I have to tell you, I have packed these bags so full on occasion, that any other product would have failed at the seams or zipper. The Red Oxx has never failed me, plus I'm assured that if it did the product is backed for life. Keep up the fantastic work Red Oxx.
By Cam Smith, , November 20, 2006
I had one of these and my brother decided he liked it enough that I needed to give it to him. Six months later, his bag was stolen out of his car and ditched for dead a few hundred yards in the woods. The briefcase stayed outside through 2 nights of rain and wind before he found where the thieves had parked OUR bag. The thieves probably didn't think that the stellar construction of a 1000 denier cordura Red Oxx bag would live to house another computer and notebook. They thought wrong. A little brushing off, some oil on the stainless clip on the shoulder strap, and off to college it goes. I dare them to try this with another brand. I can assure you it would have been a casualty.
By Brad Holcomb, , November 16, 2006
I fly weekly for business. This bag holds my 14" Dell Latitude laptop (I don't use a neoprene or other sleeve, but you could), charger, mp3 player, 2 Dell media bay devices (extra battery and extra hard drive), 2.5" external hard drive, 3 zipper pouches for cables and other small items, and umbrella. All items are well-organized in the bag's pockets, without bulging. I have used backpacks and messenger bags in the past that were much more spacious, but ended up filling them with more and more junk 'til they were so heavy they were uncomfortable. The Laptop bag has the perfect amount of space for my (several) essentials and not much else, which was my desire. And even with it full of my gear, it's not bulging or over-stuffed, and I'm able to zip it into the center section of my Air Boss airline bag in order to have only "One Bag" to manage through the airports. The combination is a little heavy, but the Claw Strap on the Air Boss makes it workable. VERY comfy strap (the same awesome strap is included on this briefcase also, by the way). When boarding a plane w/ smaller overheads, the Slim Briefcase comes out to be placed under the seat, and the Air Boss overhead.The only thing I would change on the bag would be to lose the water bottle pockets on each end, allowing the zipper to extend all the way down. This would allow the bag to open flat, which might also require a little reworking of the organizer pockets to keep things in place, but maybe not. With the new TSA (Theatrical Security Association) regulations prohibiting bringing water from home, these pockets aren't getting used. My umbrella lies in the bottom of the bag, and I have to remove my laptop in order to access it. Would be nice to be able to pull the zipper all the way down to get to the umbrella, instead of the zipper stopping above the water bottle pockets. I'll probably shop for an umbrella that is shorter, and just store it in a water bottle pocket. Might work better.My previous daily office bag was an Ogio Metro backpack, and it was my favorite bag ever (I'm a bag-a-holic). This one is my new favorite. Perfect for my needs. And the "Forever" lifetime warranty can't be beat. I got a chuckle out of the tags on your Red Oxx travel bags when I pulled it out of the box, reminding me to "put this bag in your will". It really does look like it would last forever.
By Anonymous, , April 9, 2006
Buying this product has parked a Filson products costing $100 more. The features are more up to date and usable. I love it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the Metro and CPA?
The CPA Briefcase is three inches thicker than the Metro.
Will the Metro hold a laptop? What size?
The Metro was designed to carry virtually any laptop notebook up to 17 inch screen and three inches thick.
Will the Metro Briefcase meet personal item/carry on standards?
Absolutely. It will fit any overhead bin and under most any airline seat.
How are the internal pockets configured?
The backside has a full length slip mesh pocket that is anchored to the bottom of the bag. In front of this pocket are six smaller cordura slip pockets. On the other side is a full length mesh divider not anchored to the bottom. In front of the divider are two cordura slip pockets and five pen pockets. Both of the full length interior pockets include buckle closures to help keep your office items organized.
Can I fit my C-pap machine inside?
The Metro is a hair too narrow to fit your C-pap. We recommend using our Gator
for your C-pap machine or moving up to the larger CPA Briefcase which will easily hold a C-pap.
Is there a way to securely lock my briefcase?
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.
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.
“I outlast PCs 100 to one.”
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Bring your business along with you.
Carry your laptop, portfolio... you name it.
The Red Oxx Metro Laptop Briefcase, a business briefcase with the heart of a rugged adventurer. This rugged CORDURA® nylon padded briefcase can take a beating and still look great at your next meeting.
DESIGNED TO PROTECT.
Volara closed cell foam padding on front, bottom, and back, keeps it standing tall while protecting your belongings. Our Metro Briefcase features internal mesh file dividers on the front and back sides inside the bag. On one side the divider is sewn down to the bottom to keep your files, brochures or magazines in place, while the other side is left open at the bottom so you can secure your laptop notebook out of the way using the Fastex snap buckle. The dividers have eight pockets total for CDs, a smart phone, and slots for up to five pens, pencils or pointing devices. Each inside mesh flap uses Fastex snap buckles at the top to hold everything in place.
PLENTY OF POCKETS.
There are six pockets on the exterior of the bag, including two expanding bellows pockets with exclusive 'Red Oxx Finger Loop Snap' closures. These side pockets feature the exclusive ROFLS -- "Red Oxx 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." ROFLS 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. ROFLS is a clever solution that prevents crushing items (like your precious sunglasses) under the snaps.
Hidden behind each bellows pocket is a flat slip pocket for papers, boarding passes, etc. The bellows pockets work well for laptop batteries or power supplies. The other two pockets are full-length flat zipper pockets for documents or magazines. Also, there are dual water bottle pockets on each end to keep you hydrated during your journey. Confidently carry the Metro using our nonslip Claw Shoulder Strap or by the reinforced nylon carry handles.
6 REASONS TO OWN RED OXX GEAR
1. A BRIEFCASE 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 a briefcase that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a breifcase, the Metro is built tough. Starting with one of the most durable textile material available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread that's stitched into every seam.
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 briefcase, or gives it a clean finished look if on the outside like with the Metro pockets.
3. BINDING INSIDE / BINDING OUTSIDE.
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 competitors briefcases that brag of "binding" their edges.
4. WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the case, 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.
5. 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.
6. 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 documents or electronics 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 briefcase break down?
ANY OTHER RED OXX BRIEFCASE OPTIONS?
If all this makes the Metro sound too big, try our Chica Tablet Bag. Too small? Move up to the Metro's big brother, the CPA Briefcase, which is nearly twice as wide (Seven inches vs. four inches).
JUST HOW GOOD IS OUR WARRANTY?
Check out this tale of a Metro Briefcase that traveled a million miles.
The Red Oxx Metro Laptop Briefcase, a business briefcase with the heart of a rugged Adventurer.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 17"L x 4"W x 11"H.
Capacity: 748 cubic Inches.
Weight: 3.15 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 43.2cm L x 10cm W x 28cm H
Capacity: 12.1 Liters.
Weight: 1.43 Kilos.
- Twin exterior bellowed snap pockets: 4.5"W x 8"T x +/-2"D (measured at top of pocket)
- Twin exterior hidden flat slot pockets: 4.5"W x 7"T
- Dual exterior zippered flat pockets:16"L x 10"H
- Interior closed bottom mesh pocket: 16"W x 8"D
- Three interior closed bottom canvas flat pockets: 6"W x 5"D
- Three interior closed bottom canvas flat pockets: 6"W x 4"D
- Interior open bottom mesh pocket: 16"W x 9"D
- Two interior closed bottom canvas pockets: 7.5"W x 5.5"D
- Five interior pen / pencil slots: 5"D
- Main compartment: 4"W x 11"H x 17"L
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Metro Briefcase.
Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
EMAIL POLICY: Online orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email when your order ships and a product review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. In addition, backorders beyond a dozen working days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. During checkout purchasers have the option to opt-out of our other occasional email notifications. Your email address is always secure.
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- Designed AND hand made in U.S.A.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 400 weight denier soft red nylon lining
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double Box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- 3250 welded D-rings, nickel plated
- 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
- 4 lb. closed cell Volara foam padding
- Classified as a "personal item"
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 17"L x 4"W x 11"H
- Metric Dimensions: 43.2cm L x 10cm W x 27.9cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 748 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 12.1 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 3.15 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.43 Kilos
Metro Travel Briefcase Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- Black = Raven
- Bordeaux = Dark Red
- Coal = Gray
- Forest = Green
- Khaki = Tan
- Mariner = Blue
- Midnight = Dark Blue
- Olive = Military Green
- Saffron = Yellow
- Safari = 1940s Olive Drab and Desert Tan (Proprietary Red Oxx Exclusive)
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.