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When a day pack is too small, and a rucksack is too big.

The Rock Hopper Crossbody Shoulder Sling Bag's "Just Right."

Featuring two spacious main compartments, you'll have plenty of room for school books, your tablet or whatever else you might need to carry. In both compartments you have flat slip pockets to keep your stuff organized. You could for example, bring your lunch in the top compartment, and your text books or work manuals in the bottom compartment and nary the two shall meet.

The exterior zippered flat pocket works great for keeping your keys, wallet or handpurse available. Soft 400 weight red lining allows you to peek in your bags inner depths. The sling shoulder strap is padded and covered with Uni-Suede for advanced comfort and durability. The single strap uses military A.L.I.C.E. style flexibility so you can comfortably carry the Rock Hopper over just one shoulder all day. Besides, when was the last time you saw someone wearing a backpack using both straps?

Popular uses for the Rock Hopper Crossbody Shoulder Sling Bag include a hydration daypack to safely store your camel back in, a cross-city daypack, a messenger bag, a shoulder bag day pack, even an extra large heavy-duty padded purse! There's a belly strap attached that snaps onto the shoulder strap featuring the same heavy duty o-ring and military grade equipment as our Rucksacks.

The Red Oxx Rock Hopper Crossover Shoulder Sling Bag is tight with the motorcycle, mountain biking, hiking, jogging, skiing and snowboarding crowds as you can slip it over your head and it will stay secure across your chest, out of the way, yet available for access, "at hand" in front, where and when you need it.

Our customers like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around sling bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a bag, they are built tough. Starting with the most durable textile material available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread that's stitched into every seam.

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. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in less expensive bags that brag of "binding" their edges.

Each stress point, such as where the single shoulder strap attaches to the bag, 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.

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.

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?

The Red Oxx Rock Hopper, sling bag that looks like a half bag and works like a full bag.

Dimensions: 17"L x 10"W x 7"H.
Capacity: 1,000 cubic inches.
Weight: 1.7 pounds.

Pocket measurements:

  • Exterior flat zippered slip pocket: 10"W (at base) x 17"T
  • Twin interior slip pockets: 9"H x 10"W
  • Twin interior zippered main compartments: 10"W (at base) x 17"T x 3"D

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Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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Online orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email when your order ships and a product review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. In addition, backorders beyond a dozen working days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. During checkout purchasers have the option to opt-out of our quartly email newsletter. Your email address is always secure.

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Rock Hopper Trivia: Named after a customer who needed a front mount bag he could access while bouldering and mountain climbing. Rock Hopper is slang for "bouldering".

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4.55 Average Rating
 (40 Reviews)

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 Great for Motorcyclist
By R.C. Frick, Richmond, Va, November 2, 2011

This bag rocks! I ride Harley's and I go to the gym. That's a difficult combination unless you want to look like a tool with a "book bag / back pack" on your back or you want to wear you gym clothes. The Rock Hopper keeps my workout gear, and holds it tight to my body, when cinched up. No wind movement and nothing flying around my face. Big enough to hold my gym shoes, towel, shorts, sweats, water bottle and lifting straps. Hell of a bag. I also picture this complimenting my Air Boss on business travel.
 Good School Backpack
By Steve Curry, ON, Canada, October 6, 2011

Nicely designed pack - could be a little wider at the top to accommodate binders. Great design all around - the 2 big pockets work very well, and the shoulder strap system is perfect.

This is a great bag for a student, or anyone who rides on public transit. It's not so big and bulky that you continually bump into others on the bus.
 Delivers as advertised
By Rus L, Bethesda, MD, July 21, 2011

I used it on a family trip and it delivered. Nice product.
By Bill K., VA, USA, June 15, 2011

Seems very well made (only time will tell how long it'll last as a ammo carrier), and very non- mil looking. I use this bag as a go-bag, so it carries 10 M4 mags and 5 pistol mags in addition to extra medical kit and food/water. So far, I really like it and it can double as a general purpose carry bag due to it's low pro appearance. The single strap is long enough to go over level 4 thickness vest and Rhodesian carrier.
 Nice bag, but too big for me
By willo, Boston's north shore, May 21, 2011

I've had my iPad2 for about a month, and I started shopping for a new everyday bag to accommodate the device a month prior to that. I'm a mom who carries her own stuff plus some kid stuff and a little bit of emergency stuff, so I like a mid-size bag made of lightweight materials to keep the purse as light as possible while holding everything I need but discouraging the carrying of random junk.

I've been waiting eight days for my Rock Hopper to arrive, and I was SO SURE I'd ordered the right one... But it was not to be. The workmanship is great and I could easily (trivially!) get all my stuff into the Rock Hopper. The slot pockets in each large section are precisely what I wanted for the iPad2, and it fits just as I hoped--only a small sliver of the device available to grab at the top of the slip pocket when I want it; most the iPad2 safely behind a layer of nylon to protect it from crayons, lollipops, etc., rolling around loose in the large section.

The problem for me is that I had so much extra room that I didn't need (I could overlook this) while the bag felt very bulky on my back (a deal-breaker.) I am a short (5' 3") person who also has a relatively short torso for that petite size. Trying on the bag, over a single shoulder or my preferred cross-body style, I kept feeling like the narrow tip of the bag was poking up into the nape of my neck. Lengthening the strap let the load flop away from my body and was uncomfortable to my back and shoulders, even with just the contents of my everyday purse inside. The belly strap made a load more comfortable and the bag felt solidly close to my back, but still not enough so that I'd want to walk around like this all the time.

My old bag was only 325 cu. in., so the 1000 cu. in. Rock Hopper could have clued me in. For me, I would just carry a 2-shoulder backpack if I wanted a bag this large, and I'd get one sized for a student or a woman. If this bag could be scaled down in height and depth to about 60% the current size, it might work for smaller women, too. (Keep the full width, though, to squeeze those paper inside!)

Also, I'd strongly prefer two smaller pockets on the front instead of one flat-but-very-deep pocket. I like to keep quick-grab items like tissues and lip balm and hand-sanitizer at the ready, but also have a dedicated wallet-only pocket right there. Very deep but shallow pockets get too hard to access when a bag is stuffed full.

Finally, and much more nit-picking here, I got the Safari color scheme mostly to have as little black on the bag as possible. Personally, I would love to see at least one color scheme with a different color webbing. I prefer a softer neutral--brown or khaki--or even gray. I also don't like displaying large logos, but would tolerate it for a superbly crafted bag, which I still believe I could get from RedOxx, if I could only find the right format.
 Practically Perfect
By D L'Roy, Arlington, TX, March 24, 2011

The quality of the Rock Hopper is excellent as are all of the Red Oxx products and it was comfortable to wear. My only issue with the product was the belly strap which fit awkwardly on me. It could be a tad bit wider to accommodate 8.5"materials. All in all, an excellent product which I would recommend highly.
 Quite an interesting bag...
By Anonymous, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 24, 2011

After a bit of research and a lot of experience with messenger bags, I decided to take the plunge and purchase a Rock Hopper sight-unseen. I was a little worried about dropping a large amount of cash on such a small bag, but it's been worth it. Overengineered and fits like a glove on my back... no more stopping to adjust a floppy bag! My one gripe with this bag is that it won't hold an 11" by 8.5" binder without pressing up against the zipper... not a dealbreaker. Overall very happy with my purchase.
 Luxury on the Back
By Madawaska Dreamer, Ottawa Valley , March 11, 2011

Well, when two complete strangers in a week ask a middle aged male about his "pack" you are either in a strange place or your Rock Hopper is indeed something: I subscribe to the latter.

Good Points: Comfortable. Well constructed. Does 98 % of the job. Nice zippers. Great pockets.

Quibbles: The front chest strap could use a keeper. The bag could be a touch bigger just to hold pouches and binders just beyond 8.5 X 11.0

Overall: A Steelwool Custom Road Bike for your back
 Perfect for the active person
By Richard, Bishop Ga, March 3, 2011

I have been looking for a pack for all purpose, This is the perfect bag. It is very secure and w/out having two straps it allows for complete mobility of the shoulders for paddling my kayak, or shouldering a rifle, no straps across the shoulder. Plenty of room and easy to organize. well made !!!! Great job. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend its pirchase to anyone.
 A Great Messenger Bag!
By Michael, SF Bay Area, California, October 28, 2010

What a fantastic bag! The only negative thing I have to say is: Make sure you have a decent protective binder or equivalent when stowing paperwork, because the angle of the bag does allow he zipper to chew up soft folders and paperwork. Once past that little quirk though, I've had a fantastic experience with it. It's very comfortable to wear, looks very sporty and casual, secures excellently with the belly strap and has a surprising capacity. I use this as a day-pack everyday. I highly recommend it!
By Monty, Rock Hill, SC, October 7, 2010

All in All, this bag is awesome. It's obviously well made and durable. It does exactly what I want it to - carry just a few things. It's storage is a bit limited, which I expected when I purchased it. The strap, while comfortable takes a little getting used to. It hangs easily over one arm, but bearing weight in that fashion digs into the muscle just a little between the neck and shoulder. However, wearing the strap across the chest is far more comfortable and stable (especially if using the chest / waist strap). The bag also feels much more balanced this was and is very secure. I'm happy I purchased it.
By Don Shurr, Iowa, March 18, 2010


I am glad you chose to get into this market. I bought it due to my previous experience with your company and great products. If you redesign it, I would recommend it be a bit wider (wide enough to accomodate 8.5x11 folders without hitting the zippers. Also 2 D rings one on each side of the tapered top would help balance the bag on my back. I really like the adjustable roller on the strap to adjust the length AFTER you have it in place on your shoulder.

I wear it to work every day and thank you for adding this product to your line.

 Excellent Quality
By Bill Scott, Oklahoma, December 3, 2009

Great bag and same excellent quality that comes with all Redoxx bags. I use this bag daily for work. It carries everything needed for 10-12 hours away from home. Great size bag and excellent for a day pack to carry cameras or needed supplies for a day at the beach or hike in the mountains. I would recommend this bag to anyone needing a smaller bag for whatever purpose. Don't let the cost prevent you from buying Redoxx bags, the Quality and Workmanship is worth every dime you pay.
 Great Day Bag
By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, December 1, 2009

I use this well made bag on its own as a carryon or day bag or fill it and put it inside another Redoxx duffle or my Air Boss to have a day bag when I arrive at my destination. I am running out of superlatives to describe Redoxx products. My storage room might as well be an outlet in that it is filled with many examples. I have never bought any items, anywhere, that are better made.
 Clarinet bag RockHopper
By Walter Sereth, Los Angeles, CA, November 28, 2009

I'm using the Rock Hopper to carry my clarinet (in its case), plus all needed clarinet 'stuff' (reeds, cleaning cloths, reed cases, etc.) Everything fits just fine, and the Rock Hopper is of Redd Oxx 's usual outstanding quality. Two suggestions: (1) -- another shoulder strap so it's easier to carry as a back-pack, and: (2) -- a handle on top to make it easier to grab and carry when 'wearing' it as a back-pack isn't necessary.
 Great for Urban Backpacking!
By Vince, Bucks county, PA, June 27, 2009

Used the Rock Hopper for two different weekends to New York City. Both time worked admirably and was small and versatile while on the train, then walking through the city. Only drawback and not the bags fault, at the New Yankee Stadium bags are not permitted, regardless of what the website states. The only alternative was to check the bag across the street and not miss my beloved Philadelphia Phillies play.
 Turning this into a Camelbak (TM)
By Sarah, Los Angeles, February 25, 2009

I've been shopping for a new Camelbak for a hiking vacation in Ireland. And I stumbled on this site from (yes, the two projects of mine are closely related), and found this bag. I like the idea of this bag with the one-strap (which, if you're hiking with more than 2 layers on, especially if one is waterproof, the crossbody one-strap bag is WAY easier to deal with than two straps), but I want a version that can hold a water bladder and tube like a Camelbak. So I'll probably buy one of these and try to do it myself, but what do you guys think about making your own version? The trick would be to keep the bladder somewhat upright, even if the bag rests at an angle, and then it's a matter of putting in a slit for the tube, etc. I'd buy one. Other hikers I know would buy one. You should make one. =)
 Great Backpack
By MHecker, Billings, MT, December 12, 2007

I received this bag a year ago as a Christmas gift. I attend MSU Billings and just love the bag. Not only do my textbooks fit in, so does a water bottle, supplies for the day, and easy access to the front for my keys. After a year, the bag looks great, and is comfortable to carry up several flights of stairs.
 Great small bag - very secure for strenuous activities
By Chris Juzda, , September 4, 2006

Just got this bag and have given it a trial. At first I wasn't quite sure how to wear it. It has one shoulder strap not two. While the photo shows only one strap, it doesn't specify this in the description. You can just sling it over your right shoulder for casually carrying stuff around as an "urban" bag (doesn't work well on the left shoulder this way) or for a more secure carry you can put your head through the shoulder strap and wear it on the left shoulder with the shoulder strap diagaonally across your chest. Either way there is a small strap that goes across your chest for added support and a closer, more secure fit. Carried the latter way, this bag is extremely secure, ideal for mountain biking, motorcycling or strenuous hiking/climbing. I could also see this bag being an ideal personal items bag as a substitute for my Gator bag on plane trips if there was going to be a lot of walking or hiking involved at my destination.

While this is a great bag - I think it could still be improved:

Water bottle pocket - For me, this is always a desirable feature and there is enough room for one on this bag on the longer side near the bottom.

Small grab handle at the top

Straps on the bottom like the C-ruck to tie on a jacket

Small snap pocket for cell phone, etc.

For me, this would make it the perfect small bag for urban hiking as well as more active sports. Still love it though.
 A great bag for work and touring
By Chester Groves, , November 18, 2005

Last summer I found myself looking for a little bag to use on my motorcycle and the Rock Hopper was the perfect choice. I use it as a lunch bag, grocery bag, laptop carrier, and the perfect size bag for those weekend motorcycle trips out of town. The durability, looks, and functionality are everything a person could ask for. My hat is off to these gentleman and my appreciation for a very satisfying shopping experience. Thank You Gentleman.(I spotted Chester on I-90 with his Saffron Rock Hopper as he went past me at a high rate of speed...jim)
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Rockhopper Specs Chart

  • Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
  • Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
  • Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
  • All seams double stitched and bound
  • All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
  • Two interior pockets for holding tablets, mini laptops or Kindle eReaders
  • 3/8 neoprene rubber blend padding in back
  • Fastex side release flap buckles
  • Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
  • Embroidered Logo Patches
  • Includes Cable Lock
  • 3250 welded O ring, nickel plated
  • Soft red 420 denier weight nylon lining
  • Durable Uni-Suede shoulder padding
  • US Dimensions: 17"L x 10"W x 7"H
  • Metric Dimensions: 43cm x 25.4cm x 17.8cm
  • Choose from 12 vibrant colors
  • "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
  • Designed AND made in the USA
  • US Capacity: 1000 Cubic Inches
  • Metric Capacity: 16.4 Liters
  • US Weight: 1.7 Pounds
  • Metric Weight: 0.77 Kilos

Rock Hopper Shoulder Sling Bag Color Translator

  • Amethyst = Purple
  • Black
  • Bordeaux = Dark Red
  • Coal = Gray
  • Forest = Green
  • Khaki = Tan
  • Mariner = Blue
  • Midnight = Dark Blue
  • Olive = Military Green
  • Red
  • 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, orders are typically filled within 14 days. Call 1-888-733-6999 or email for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fit a laptop in the padded pocket of the Rock Hopper?
Your standard 15 inch or larger laptop will not fit. Netbooks and mini notebooks, Tablets, iPads and Kindle eReaders will fit.
What's the difference between the Rock Hopper, Roadster and Airborne?
The Rock Hopper is an over one right shoulder bag or cross body bag, whereas the Roaster and Airborne are classic military style rucksack backpacks.
Which shoulder does the Rock Hopper go over?
The Rock Hopper was designed as an over the right shoulder bag or worn as a cross body (front) bag.
Will the Rock Hopper meet personal item standards?
Yes, it will meet personal item standards.
Is there a pocket for holding a water bottle?
There is no special pocket for holding a water bottle. Be aware that if you load one in either pocket it might leak on your bag's contents.
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.
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.