“I make other carry-on bags nervous.”
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One Bag Travel! Air Boss.
The only carry-on bag you'll ever need.
Designed for the business traveler, this popular five star-rated airline carry-on legal shoulder bag is a must-have for anyone who enjoys the many advantages of traveling light:
- freedom of movement -- mobility = power
- less of your time wasted waiting in baggage and boarding lines
- never any lost luggage
- easy and quick access
- overall travel simplification
- lighter load = less fatigue
- arrive fresh
- no wheels to break or get you dirty
- fits in the overhead bin
- hands-free carry
Don't believe it? Peruse over 700 customer reviews right here from satisfied Air Boss Carry-on customers to get an honest idea if this is the best travel lite bag for you.
CARRY-ON TRAVEL REBORN.
Red Oxx worked hand-in-hand with famous carry-on one bag travel expert, Doug Dyment, guru of OneBag.com fame to develop this all-in-one inclusive mobile carry-on bag.
EXPERT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
Follow the link to learn Doug Dyment's bundle wrapping technique so you can fit everything you need, and nothing you don't, in your Air Boss airline carry-on bag to become a more organized and happier traveler. Thanks to guidance from Onebag.com, here's a fantastic luggage packing diagram, showing you how to easily "bundle wrap" your clothing in the Air Boss. Not into bundle packing? Now you can pack and still be organized when you build your very own custom Red Oxx Packing Cube Kit.
Designed with three large main compartments, the Air Boss carry-on bag also features two outside zippered slip pockets; one full-length, one for your airline tickets, and an outside sleeve pocket for magazines, files, or a tablet. Inside the Air Boss are two outer compartments that each have buckled adjustable tie-downs inside to keep your belongings, or packing cubes, held in position and wrinkle-free until you unpack at your destination.
A SPACIOUS PLACE FOR YOUR TRAVEL BELONGINGS.
The center compartment is spacious enough to hold your Toiletries, extra shoes, work-out gear, business briefcase, etc. Volara closed-cell foam padding is sewn into the sides, so you've got a rigid, yet flexible, piece of carry-on luggage that still protects your valuable belongings.
A UNIQUE CARRY STRAP THAT NEVER SLIPS OFF.
Includes detachable padded nonslip Claw Shoulder Strap that keeps your bag where you want it - on your shoulder.
DISCOVER HOW TO PACK IT.
Watch the Air Boss Packing Video posted in the Videos tab where Red Oxx Ambassador Kasey Austin from Austin Adventures shows how to best use many of the bag's thoughtful features.
PROTECTION FOR YOUR LAPTOP.
Looking for extra protection for your laptop? A neoprene laptop sleeve is recommended. A "macho" option is to put it in a Metro Briefcase, which will then fit in the center compartment of the Air Boss, adding further protection and giving you a "one bag" travel option...with two bags inside one.
However, please be aware that this can become a very heavy bag to carry if you decide to try this! To accommodate the extra weight try adding a second Claw Shoulder Strap and then carrying the Air Boss "backpack style" (one strap over each shoulder). This can help offset the added load. See Photos tab for how this is done.
SIX REASONS TO OWN A RED OXX AIR BOSS:
1. A RELIABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL BAG BUILT LIKE A TANK?
Our fans like to define our gear as "built like a tank". While obviously you're not going to be toting around bags that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a soft sided carry-on bag, the Air Boss is built tough. Starting with the most durable, flexible, and practical textile material available -- 1000 weight CORDURA® Brand Nylon, the Air Boss is built using super-strong UV-resistant thread that's stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.
2. BOUND AND BAGGED = STURDY SEAMS.
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, known as a binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling on the inside of the bag, or gives it a clean, finished look on the outside of the bag.
3. BINDING INSIDE / BINDING OUTSIDE, NEVER UNRAVELS.
In addition, each exposed outside 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 heavy wear have a thicker nylon binding. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent the fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors carry-on bags that brag of "binding" their edges.
4. WHY DOUBLE BOX STITCHING?
Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the bag, is double box stitched for unbreakable strength - which is where we get the "double XX" in our name, Red OXX; a stitching practice we adapted from our experience as parachute riggers.
5. MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest practical zipper available, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they're 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 from casual theft; 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 imported plastic "hardware" break in the middle of a busy intersection, airport or other inconvenient locale dumping your precious belongings all over the ground for everyone 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 favorite carry-on travel bag bust apart and break you down?
IS THERE ANOTHER CARRY BAG OPTION?
Looking for a similar capacity carry-on bag but with retractable backpack style shoulder straps for hands-free carry? Try our other popular airline travel bag, the Sky Train.
Join the fleet feet crowd and travel carry-on with the Commander of the ship: the mobile Air Boss!
U.S.A. Dimensions: 21"L x 8"W x 13"H.
Capacity: 2,184 cubic inches.
Weight: 3.4 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 53.3cm L x 20.3cm W x 33cm H
Capacity: 35.7 Liters.
Weight: 1.54 Kilos
Our bags will fit! Currently in stock, all colors, ready to ship.
- Exterior full length zippered side flat pocket: 13"H x 20"W
- Exterior full length flat snap pocket: 9.5"H x 20"W
- Exterior zippered side flat passport / map pocket: 12.5"D x 7"W
- Dual zippered tie-down compartments: 2"D x 20.5"L x 12.5"H
- Main center compartment: 4"D x 20.5"L x 12.5"H
"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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Air Boss Trivia:
On the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, the Air Boss is in charge of all the operations of the flight deck. He controls the moving of planes on deck, landing of aircraft, launching aircraft, ordinance handling, and safety of all the personnel occupying the flight deck. The Air Boss oversees from the command tower. Orders are communicated with the flight deck via megaphone. Ex: "Hey brownshirt. Get out of that checked baggage line and on the plane, now!"
The Air Boss Carry-on bag is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
By John Llewellyn, London, December 6, 2009
I reviewed all the reveiews of air luggage that I could find on the web. The Air Boss seemed to fit exactly what I wanted - lightweight, and hand carryable. I ordered it, it came in a week, and I promptly travelled with it. I am delighted: it does exactly what it says on the tin!
By Jeff, Alabama, December 4, 2009
I love it! The Quality exceeded my expectations, looking fwd to my next Red Oxx Purchase.
Good, but not exceptional
By Anonymous, Sausalito, CA, December 4, 2009
I read many of the reviews here and I guess my expectations for this bag were higher or perhaps different than those of the others.
I do agree that the materials used, especially the zipper seems to be very high quality.
I took it on a trip from California to Washington DC. I tried putting all my stuff into this bag. Doing that I got through security OK.
But with clothes and books and my notebook in the bag it was **uncomfortably heavy**.
Wheels might take up valuable storage space, but I wonder if the risk of injury trying to lug around everything in one bag is worth it.
I had expected that my notebook would be better protected in the center of the bag, but that compartment by itself was not enough -- I wrapped clothes around it to satisfy myself that the notebook wouldn't get damaged.
Also I needed to remove some of the contents from the bag in order to get it to fit in the overhead. That was a bit of a hassle.
I guess I'm a light traveler, traveling by air only a few times per year, so maybe my perspective doesn't align with the many others who gave this bag five stars. But I didn't really find the packing of the bag that much different than a much cheaper bag that I've used before. I didn't notice that there were fewer wrinkles than I've had with clothes carried in other bags.
In short, the bag is well made and will no doubt be a long-lasting one. But considering the cost and the problems that I noted here, I'm not really sure that it is the right one for me.
By CAI, KY, December 4, 2009
Last trip pushed the envelope. Five nights at conference in New Orleans. Two dress pants, 1 khaki, blazer, 3 dress shirts, 2 ties, 2 polos, 3 t-shirts, running shorts/shirt, running shoes, pair o' loafers, toiletries, various and sundry unmentionables. No problems. This amount of tonnage will hurt your shoulder after a while, even for a big, svelte guy such as myself (reality, paunchy/pear shaped). That is the only thing remotely negative I have to say, but I knew this possiblility going in. The best thing about this bag is the compression straps. I never realized how much air is packed into a bag. The straps allow you to really crank down on your clothes. I pack the blazer (and have packed a suit in this thing also) straight from the dry cleaner still in the plastic. A little touch up and you are good to go after you arrive. If you only bring one pair of shoes you can slide a computer (13") sleeve into the middle compartment with little fuss. I typically take Canadair regional jets out of Cincinnati. Though the bag is small enough to be considered a carry-on, I usually get pink tagged by the crabby flight attendants who now have to serve as baggage handlers due to the idiotic fees on checked bags which are all the rage. However, when I manage to elude the pink tag patrol, a big advantage of a soft sider is that you can really get some leverage and smash this bag into an overhead, even on a commuter jet. Last comment on the title of this review; on return trip from New Orleans, when said unmentionables and clothes have got to get back in the bag asap due to a late night on Frenchmen St. I found myself sitting ontop of the bag, bouncing up and down, while creeping the two monkey fists, inch by inch, to the closed position. I believe that the Nylon will rip before these zippers separate. Just when I thought that I maxed this bag out, I still had room to bring home the kids some t-shirts and free conference schwag. It is a portable black hole.
By Matt, Philadelphia, December 4, 2009
Started a new travel based job and wanted to find the "perfect" carryon to help eliminate the time and money associated with using checked bags.
My search led me to the Air Boss, and with 5 trips under it's belt it is living up to the hype.
The bag is rugged and flexible. I am able to pack 3 khakis, 1 jeans, 3 dress shirts, an pair of shoes (size 12) and a casual outfit with additional room to spare.
The bag fits in the overhead of normal aircraft. It will not fit in the overhead in smaller commuter jets, but then again my backpack barely fits in those. It will however, fit sideways underneath the 2 seats in your row if you do not have anyone sitting next to you that is using their underneath storage.
The strap ends up sitting on top of my backpacks strap and holds on strong. I do need to readjust it on my shoulder from time to time but that is not a big deal.
This bag is exactly what the reviews claim it is: the perfect one bag travel solution. Keep up the good work.
By Bill, Memphis,, December 4, 2009
My wife and I each bought an Air Boss for a week-long trip after doing much reseach. We both love this bag. You can pack so much into it. We were able to carry it on each flight and on one airline, they made passengers with hard case luggage check theirs because there wasn't much space in the overheads. Because ours was soft-sided they didn't say anything about ours. A minor complaint is that I'd like to see a small mesh bag inside the Air Boss so we can more easily get to small things such as IPODS, etc. A major complaint that I've seen several others mention too is that the strap on these is really painful if you carry much more than a few pounds. It grips really securely and won't come off unless it takes some skin off with it. I packed a load of about 20lbs and it became very uncoformable in a short amount of time. Even through two layers of clothes it still bruised my shoulder and I'm not a small guy. Like someone else mentioned in a review, I'd think for a piece of luggage this expensive there could be a better solution for a strap. But other than that, it's a great bag. I've used it several times since I first bought it and all have been great experiences except for the pain from the strap.
By Jeff, Virginia, December 3, 2009
I bought this bag for a 2 week trip to Mexico that I was taking and after living out of it for almost 2 solid weeks, I have to say it's the best, most durable, smartly designed bag I've ever used. It is a little expensive, but I feel it's worth the money since I plan on using it for many trips to come and after checking other reviews, I feel confident it will hold up for the long haul.
Works as promised--great bag
By MP, LA, December 3, 2009
Bag is terrific. Perfect size, great construction, light, durable, looks professional...everything as advertised. Minor suggestion is to make the small size pocket shallower for ease of retrieval of travel docs, passport, etc. Bag is great fully loaded or with only a few shirts in it. I fly 2x/wk & it works perfectly. Separately, the purchase process, delivery updates, and overall service was/is exceptional.
By Nikolaus, , December 3, 2009
After deliberating for a bit, I decided to opt for the color Bordeaux. If anybody's on the fence about getting this color, do it. It rocks.
I went on a tiny little connecting flight, and all the poor travellers with wheelie luggage had to gate-check their carryons. My Air Boss fit just fine in the overhead bin. Sweet.
Excellent one bag solution
By Larry Valeriano, Chicago, December 3, 2009
This bag is extremely well thought out and built. Excellent build quality and truly meets the needs of a frequent traveler looking for a "one bag" solution.
I have used this bag for both business and personal travel, for trips ranging from 3 to 10 days where I packed clothing and a laptop.
The only area of improvement is the need for some internal organization: pockets and/or key ring. Otherwise, it's spot on.
By Terry Simon, West Michigan, December 3, 2009
I bought this bag and immediately left on a ten day trip that took me to Switzerland, France, Taiwan and back home. The bag made it as a combination of carried luggage on trains, checked baggage and carry on. It was a little tight to pack ten days of clothes for business in three different climates, but it worked and returned in excellent condition. The baggage handlers didn't make a mark on it. For an all purpose bag it was great, and the best part is it's made in the US. Congratulations on an excellent design, top quality materials and great workmansjip.
Great product, terrible strap
By Vito C, Phoenix, December 3, 2009
Great build quality, tons of space. Laptop in case fits right in center panel. A new staple in my travel arsenal. I've carried 2 suits along with everything else in this bag and for a shoulder bag it's tops. I recommend getting a Tom Bihn strap though because the gripper will tear your shoulder apart. You'll wind up with blood pooling under the skin, no joke. I'm 75" and well-built and even I wore down with this strap. Grips so tight on a long trip I bled through my shirt. New strap solved that problem, but at $35 for the strap I hated to having to 'upgrade' a $235 bag. Something to think about.
By Will, Hawaii, December 3, 2009
I *love* almost everything about this bag. I do wish it had more, small internal pockets, perhaps mesh, for organization.
The only gripe I have is the large, garish front logo. What's more annoying is the ballpoint-sized hole in the fabric under said logo (only obvious after the patch is removed). I understand the importance of branding, but I'm sure customers, particularly business travelers, would appreciate a more understated placement.
All that said, I plan to take this big all over the world, several times over. Excellent product!
By Holden L, Jupiter, Fla., November 26, 2009
The workmanship on the Air Boss is impressive. Every stitch is in place, and the thing is built stoutly. It looks and feels like it will last for decades.
There are a number of thoughtful details -- things that you wonder why other manufacturers don't emulate. My favorite is the red interior of the bag. Most other makers' bags are black inside. You can't see anything. A pair of black socks can get lost inside a bag for a week. Red Oxx bag interiors are red, so you can see stuff. It sounds like a minor thing. It's not minor. It's a little thing that makes your life easier.
The zippers and zipper pulls are strong and easy to grab. The shark strap is wonderful, and the heavy swivel hooks that hang onto the strap are exactly what's needed.
I got the yellow model, and I've already have a couple of envious comments. The bag is eye-catching and obviously well-made.
By PW, Australia, November 5, 2009
I have been looking at the Air Boss for over 12 months - I read every review I could find. I just don't like checking luggage and the Air Boss ticked all the boxes.
With the Aussie dollar bouncing back and a business trip coming up I took the opportunity to get a bag delivered to a colleague in the states.
I used a "similiar" soft sided bag packed solid for the first part of the trip. By the time I picked up my new bag the "other" bag had begun to tear internally.
With some shopping I had added to new pairs of shoes and a ski jacket to my load. On first impression the Air Boss didn't look any bigger than the current bag. However, with a bit of playing I managed to get all my gear, including the new purchases, and the folded original bag into the Air Boss. It was full and heavy but the claw strap made it so easy to carry. Much easier than the original bag.
I easily got through check in without question. It didn't fit in the first overhead locker because it really was bursting at the seams. No problems, the crew easily stowed it in a locker. The next 2 flights on larger aircraft were no problem at all.
I was so impressed with the easy of carrying and its ability to take more and more gear - you knew it wasn't going to be damaged.
Unfortunately, by the time my wife got home I had unpacked the bag and all she got to see was a nice simple bag again. She will have to wait until I use it again!!
I also got great support with my research from the team at Red Oxx and I loved the little warranty "ditty" on the box carton - very clever!
Crazy to say I am looking forward to packing this bag again.
I Had A Problem.... Now 6 Months Later...
By Ed P., Dallas, TX, November 3, 2009
I have crossed the two year mark now with the bag. At 1.5 years, I ran into a problem with the strap seperating from the bag and a zipper starting to loose its stitching. I fell through the cracks at Red Oxx, and it took longer than it should for them to respond to the problem. So, how did it go and how has life been after?
First, kudos to Jim for letting my 1.5 year review stand. It would have been easy to 'sweep it under the rug' once he engaged, but he didn't. That is a level of integrity you don't see every day. And if you are considering Red Oxx, I think it is important to know that they (Jim and Amanda) are the real people behind the scenes taking care of you. Jim and Amanda made a mistake, apologized for it profusely, and I accepted their apology. How often to you have a company apologize for their mistakes?
Moving on to the bag, after they made the repairs, it has been back to its old self. Taking a regular beating, holding more stuff than it should, and still looking great. I travel on a frequent basis, and had to use a 'substitute' while my bag was off for repairs, and it just wasn't the same. The Air Boss does truly fit the 'one bag' label, and I can't imagine living without it in my travels.
Jim and Amanda, thanks again for taking care of me and showing a level of integrity not often seen these days. Both of you are top notch!
I have two Red Oxx bags already. And, I will buy another when I need it. You can't go wrong with Red Oxx!
2 1/2 years with the Air Boss...
By RG, , October 30, 2009
... and it just keeps getting better. Much of what I said in my review back in 2007 remains true. I now use this bag with one Eagle Creek 18" Pack-it strapped down on each side. An extra pair of shoes (wrapped in a market tote) in the center compartment, along with toiletry bag and accessories.
Buying the Air Boss actually saved me money by not having to wade through cheaper inferior competitors before inevitably buying one!
The only thing I'd change is to add some foam padding to the grip wrap.
----------- Red Oxx replies: thanks for the tips and compliments, have you tried using a Red Oxx Nomad or Lil Roy as a packing cube? They are designed to fit perfectly and come in our exclusive 12 vibrant colors. Your Air Boss will thank you.
By John B., Bellevue, WA, October 20, 2009
Outstanding bag in every way!
Used as solo bag for 15 day trip: 4 Days in Paris, 11 in Egypt, the latter spanning the length of the Nile from Cairo to Abu Simbel, and a side trip to Alexandria. Excellent construction. No challenge to carry-on by Air France or Egypt Air. In addition to clothing and typical travel items, I also packed my Everest III portable CPAP device/mask/tubing/bat. charger in the middle compartment and it fit nicely also. Used the CPAP on the Red-Eye to Paris to good effect. Just a fantastic bag in every way. Thanks so much!
By Keith Frankum, Hastings, New Zealand, September 14, 2009
Just a quick note to let you know my Air Boss bag is now the second love of my life ...it is everything I had hoped it would be.. since it arrived approximately 7 weeks ago... it has been from NZ to Finland then Sweden, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Denmark.....then U.K ( thru Heathrow customs whilst the First Class Passengers were still looking for the baggage Carousal.).. Frankfurt (twice) followed by Munich.. ... then Singapore (twice)... and last week 5 days in Australia, fits all my kit.. with room to spare... the zips are great and the carry strap is better....
Plus full marks for your website.........outstanding.......keen to visit Billings when I get to the U.S.
Cheers Keith Frankum.
P's.. very happy with Olive.... understated and doesn't show travel marks,
By Jennifer```, Knoxville, TN, July 19, 2009
I used the Air Boss for a 4 day trip to Orlando, FL. This was the first time I have carry on. It was great. No more waiting for bags. Got off the plane and was out of the airport. I need to work on my packing because it was a little heavy. I can't wait to use it again.Thanks
- Designed AND hand made in the U.S.A.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 21"L x 8"W x 13"H
- Metric Dimensions: 53.3cm L x 20.3cm W x 33cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 2,184 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 35.7 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 3.4 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Brand Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- 400 weight denier soft red nylon lining
- 4 lb. Volara closed cell foam padding on exterior panels
- Double Box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- All zippers: #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: proprietary #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Nylon webbing zipper pull tabs
- Detachable Claw nonslip adjustable shoulder strap
- Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Free heavy-duty vinyl luggage tag
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Includes Cable Lock
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
Air Boss Carry-on Bag 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
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 7-10 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 Himilayas, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Air Boss carry-on legal?
Yes, the Air Boss is carry-on legal
on most continental jet airlines. Our bags fit!
What's the best way to pack the Air Boss?
We recommend you build your own packing cube kit. If you're not into cube packing, the bundle packing method is handy. Watch the packing video under the Videos tab or download a printable Air Boss luggage packing diagram
What's the difference between the Air Boss and the Sky Train?
There are two principle differences between the Air Boss and the Sky Train: The Sky Train
has retractable backpack straps and opens flat lengthwise whereas the Air Boss opens flat like a book and is carried by a shoulder strap.
Will the Air Boss fit under the seat in front of me?
If it will fit, you can go ahead and cram your Air Boss under the seat, just be sure to slip the Claw Shoulder Strap inside the bag so it won't get caught on anything, (or anyone).
Will the Eagle Creek packing cubes fit the Air Boss?
Skip the cheap imported packing cubes and create your own custom Red Oxx Packing Cube Kit
. Or try our Nomad Shave Kit
, Lil Roy Gadget Bag
or Tri-fold Toiletry bag as packing cubes? You can color co-ordinate them to your preference and they come with useful carry handles. The Tri-fold Toiletry Kit
is also a brilliant shave kit organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold-open-flat hanging design.
How many pounds will the Air Boss weigh when packed?
It depends on what you pack. A typical 3-5 day load will weigh about 20-25 pounds.
How many days of travel can I fit in the Air Boss Carry-on?
Most travelers can get about 3-5 days with a typical load. Some adventurous types have been able to pack from a week to ten days! It all depends on how you pack and what you pack.
Where do I pack my laptop?
You can use the center compartment. We recommend that you use a padded neoprene sleeve to protect your laptop.
What's the best way to pack footwear?
Sole-to-sole to minimize the dirt and placed in the middle compartment inside a plastic bag.
Can I change the logo color?
Sure. Simply order your favorite color Logo Patch
and sew it on yourself. Red Oxx cannot change the logo patch colors for you.
Can I order a bag without the logo?
Logo Patches are centered using a hole punch. If you remove the patch, there will be a hole in the bag that could cause a snag. Red Oxx cannot build a bag without a logo as this would disrupt the efficiency of the production line. Feel free to use a permanent marker to color the red patches black.
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.
Are there any interior pockets?
The Air Boss has three large internal compartments. In the interest of simplicity, there are no internal pockets.
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.
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.