By LitPlumber, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 7, 2016
In June 2014, I placed my first Red Oxx order, which consisted of an Air Boss and two Nomad Shaving Kits. I have been so impressed with the superb quality and design of these tenacious bags that I have expanded my Red Oxx collection.
In March 2015, I purchased, among several other Red Oxx items, a Tri-Fold Shave Kit (Bordeau). Although I use the Nomad Shaving Kit when I fly with carry-on luggage only, I bought this product to use when travelling by boat, train, or motor vehicle, and to replace a faithful, decades-old, split-leather Cooper shaving kit that has stood up well but has seen better days. Although it weighs much more than the Nomad, the Tri-Fold Shave Kit allows for far better organization of your toiletries than does the Nomad. The built-in, adjustable carry strap is, similarly, more versatile than the Nomad’s fixed hanging loop.
Of course, the Tri-Fold Shaving Kit can be used for many purposes other than as a shaving kit, and that is beauty of its organizational versatility. I recommend it—for whatever purpose you can imagine.
By Rob & Sarah, California, February 18, 2016
The trifold was Sarah's introduction to Red Oxx. Previously she had a trifold from another brand and it self-destructed in short order. When she received the Red Oxx trifold, she instantly loved the space and the quality of the build. She uses the trifold daily and it goes with her wherever she goes. She couldn't be happier with this product.
By Douglas, Utah, November 12, 2015
I love my trifold shave kit. There is plenty of room for everything you could need, and it fits in the side pocket of my flying boxcar bag. Great product.
By Keith C., Oklahoma, September 9, 2015
I travel full time, and I go through shave kit and toiletry bags quite often because they fall apart. I don't think this will be an issue with this one. Plus it's Red Oxx, and if there is there's a guarantee, right?
I love that I can hang it up! That feature alone is great. Tons of storage! I can get everything I need in there. I use Ziploc bags in the 2 main pockets, to act as liners, that way your toothbrush and soap doesn't get scum on everything.
It's hanging up here at home, so I use it everyday. Glad I bought it. Excellent product that does what it's supposed to do in true Red Oxx style!
By Patrick, California, August 30, 2015
As your begin to read this review you should know that I own more than a half-dozen Red Oxx products. I genuinely appreciate this company, and keep coming back to them because I know what I'm, going to get: top quality construction and bomb-proof materials. Unfortunately, I also know what I'm often times not going to get: attention to detail. It often seems that Red Oxx is so obsessed with durability that they completely overlook basic design details.
This is the case with the Tri-fold Shave Kit. My first Red Oxx product was the Sky Train, an inspired collaboration with OneBag.com "Go-Light" travel guru Doug Dyment. The idea that your "outer" bag should be built to take it, is something that makes a lot of sense. However, the misguided idea that that same over the top durability needs to apply to the other travel items encased in that outer shell just does not. The outer bag protects the inner contents, so that they can be kept simple and light. This shave kit weighs more than twice as much as an equally sized bag already in my collection, and more than five times the item recommended by Dyment. Bottom line, if you are packing enough stuff to fill this thing, and are so concerned with the super durability that this product provides, then you are certainly not concerned with packing light… and have not visited OneBag.com.
And I knew all this before making the purchase… because I didn't buy it to use as a shave kit! If you are looking for a top notch FIRST AID kit that you can toss in the trunk or the boat, or for on the job (but not the backpack… way too heavy) then this is the perfect item…
But back to that bit about design details… it is an almost laughable oversight that this product does not have even the simplest carry handle, a necessary component for any first aid kit, and something that would be very handy on a shave kit as well! ---------- Red Oxx Replies: Thanks so much for the honest feedback Patrick. However we're a little puzzled that you haven't discovered the built-in carry handle hidden in the zippered flat side pocket? See photos tab for clarification.
By Todd W., Niceville, FL, August 7, 2015
This shave kit works perfectly for my needs. When I first received it, I wasn't sure it was going to work at all. It seemed smaller than I expected. What it lacks in "apparent" size, it more than makes up for in capacity. This holds everything i need it to and still leaves room for more.
The different compartments allow for me to easily organize/group my stuff making things easier to find. It hangs well, and with the mesh pockets, allows for great visibility of the stuff inside.
By Anonymous, Budapest, July 16, 2015
After ordering the AirBoss and becoming an unpaid shill by telling everyone how great this bag is, I decided to buy a better toiletry bag, as my old one was worn and the tri-fold seemed the logical choice. I got it and was surprised at how big it seemed when opened. It is a great bag that I even use in my bathroom at home. If I could change one thing, it is almost too roomy. The pockets are big and great but some internal organizing bands or straps would help so I do not need to keep it packed to make sure everything stays in place. As for the build quality and feel, it is second to none.
By Adam, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 30, 2015
I bought this bag for travel, but I ended up using it every day. This is Red Oxx's equivalent of Felix's Magic Bag-- Larger on the inside than the out. It came in a nice sandy/olive color, and had two pouches and three zippered compartments. I wanted to test it out, so I filled it to brim. It swallowed whole my toiletries, shave supplies, and other knickknacks. Neither did it look dumpy or bulging. This is very durable and wears scuffs and stains well. I recommend this to any guy who has to travel with oodles of male cosmetics or medical supplies.
By dsm, MA USA, September 18, 2014
I bought this to use on two trips, to Tucson and to San Francisco. I hung the kit on the bath hook, packing toiletries, Advil, batteries, extra cables, sink stopper and clothes line, and Everlast jump rope, all organized and this all stayed organized throughout the trip. I could always find things this time when traveling and that's really different. Highly recommend at least one of these...
By Anonymous, Germany, September 18, 2014
Fantastic bag. Only gripe is that it's a little expensive...ok, a lot! But great quality.
By Andre, Denmark, August 8, 2014
This is an excellent shave kit. So much so, that I'm probably buying a couple more before my next biggish trip.
You may wonder why I only rated this a four, if I'm so happy with it. But the thing is, that although this in theory has more volume than the Nomad cubes, all those pockets and zippers take up room, and since one uses the rooms to divide one's stuff, they naturally take up more than if they were all in a single big room as the Nomads. I found myself filling it to the brim, because I wanted to bring my "proper" shaving stuff: Small titanium mug, proper sized old school "safety" razor, alum block, electric toothbrush, talkum powder, and a few other bits and bobs, such as everyday medicine.
Of course, barring a slightly bigger Trifold, I am most likely buying a few more of these, as I think it would be great to use for my electronics while on tour, and another for medicine and first aid stuff. Putting my medicine in another bag would mean it wouldn't be filled to the brim as it is now. It has become my favourite piece of Red Oxx gear I own, and I own quite a lot by now.
By Tim, OHIO, July 17, 2014
MAKES TRAVEL A LOT LESS OF A HEADACHE WITH EVERYTHING ALL IN ONE PLACE
By Jimmy, Florida, May 9, 2014
For some time I had been interested in exchanging my old shave kit for a more durable replacement. Since I am in the military, I routinely travel to austere locations and need a product that can withstand the harsh conditions of a deployment, plus be able to hold all of my hygiene needs for an extended period of time. Since space inside of my ruck is always at a premium, I also needed something that is compact and lightweight.
The Red Oxx tri-fold shave kit meets and exceeds all of these requirements. The heavy duty material and strong zippers surpasses any other product I have seen available on the market. Everything I need fits inside neatly and it folds within itself, keeping a very small profile. Finally, don’t let the cost of this item deter you from purchasing one. I too was a bit apprehensive at the cost; however, you get premium, made in the U.S.A item hand crafted that comes with a lifetime guarantee. In my opinion, these alone make the kit well worth the price. In all, I would recommend everyone pick one up for their next vacation or deployment.
By Jeff, Tennessee, March 23, 2014
Everything I've bought from Red Oxx, including this tri fold bag, has been made with the highest attention to detail. I'm always telling others I know about these products and how well they're made because it's hard to find quality in anything anymore. Please don't sell out or move manufacturing out of the country; your bags will never be the same. Also, if possible, please try to incorporate a kitchen sink in your bags. Everything else has been thought of.
By Michael, San Diego, CA, February 11, 2014
To be honest I was a bit nervous about this bag when I saw it. It seemed kind of small to me. When it arrived I was amazed by how much stuff would fit without the bag bulging. The only thing I couldn't fit in the bag was a towel. Built very tough and the quality feels like it will last a long time.
By Daniel, Washington state, December 10, 2013
I bought this to go on a 2 month trip to a hot and austere environment. It's held up well to the elements. Zipper is great. I would think of it more like a bi-fold with a small pocket that is the third fold, but it works well.
By Durlon, Bedford, Tx, October 31, 2013
I travel for work on average 2-3 times a week, usually only for one or two nights. I used to have one of those cheap wal-mart toiletries bag. It fell apart after only a few months. I've had this bag for a few months now and it still looks good as new. Tough, very roomy. It's worth the money.
By DENNIS MARK, Northeastern Pa., September 19, 2013
Extremely well made and roomy. It looks great and can store a lot of items. It functions just as advertised.
By Benjamin, Boston, MA, July 29, 2013
You can use this thing for underwear and socks. You can use this thing for toiletries. You can use this thing for first aid supplies on a hike.
I'm sure there are people out there who can think of other ways to employ this bag. What I can attest to is the usual RedOxx indestructablity and utility. I can say without reservation that this is the only toiletry bag I'll ever use again.
By Stacey G., Las vegas, June 17, 2013
This bag is huge and will definitely fit anything that I need it in. I am looking forward to my next trip in July.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the Tri-fold and the Nomad Shave Kit?
The Nomad is simpler, featuring a large basic main compartment and twin exterior flat pockets whereas the Tri-fold has two zippered interior mesh interior pockets and a zippered flat fold-out "privacy pocket" and can be opened flat for quick, easy access.
Why is the price higher for a Tri-fold Toiletry Kit?
Assembly involves a number of small pieces that are difficult to stitch together, so the Tri-fold takes longer to assemble, thus the price is a reflection of its labor costs.
Will the Tri-fold fit in the end pockets of the Beanos Duffels, the raised side pockets of the Sun Chaser and Flying Boxcar, etc?
The Tri-fold Shave Kit was designed to fit perfectly in the end pockets of all the Safari Beanos series
as well as the larger raised side pockets of the Sun Chaser and Flying Boxcar. The Tri-fold will also fit beautifully in the middle compartments of the Sky Train and Air Boss.
What's the side release buckle for?
This handy buckle allows the Tri-fold to be hung open, say over a doorknob or carried as a handle, yet be tucked away inside its zippered pocket when not needed.
Is there a way to securely lock my Shave Kit?
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.
Tri-fold Shave Kit
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
If it's personal, take it with you.
Your last Toiletry Kit . . . ever.
Is your safari vacation is going to last awhile? Business taking you on the road for an extended trip? The Red Oxx Tri-fold Shaving Toiletry Kit (and Cosmetics Travel Case) is the solution to your need for storing personal hygiene items. Zips open flat using the same heavy-duty YKK #10 size zippers and Fair Trade Monkey's Fist Zip Knots as all our other travel bags.
FOLDS OPEN FLAT.
Conveniently designed to lay flat or hang open, you'll have quick and easy access to your shaving kit, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, makeup and so on.
PLENTY OF POCKETS.
Two zippered interior mesh pockets allow your personal items to air dry and a third flip-out privacy pocket to store things that are more personal!
BUILT-IN CARRY STRAP.
Includes an adjustable release buckle carry strap located inside one of the two full-length exterior zip pockets. Use it to hang your Tri-fold Shave Kit conveniently from tree limbs, hotel racks, vehicle door handles, or doorknobs.
You'll appreciate the handy open access to your grooming gear. Smartly designed with efficiency and practicality in mind, the Tri-fold Shave Kit is the last toiletry bag you will ever have to buy!
A SHAVE KIT 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 shave kits that weigh 50 tons and have three inches of armor plate, still the comparison is valid. For a shave kit, Tri-folds are built tough. Starting with the most durable soft textile material available, 1000 weight Cordura nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread that is double stitched into every seam. Rugged, reliable and tough.
BOUND AND BAGGED.
Places where two separate pieces of fabric are stitched together are then bound, that is, we take a long piece of one inch wide nylon webbing and fold it over the edges of the two pieces and stitch them together, this creates a strong seam, or binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling on the inside of the bag, or gives it a clean finished look if on the outside of the bag. All of our binding material is vertically woven to prevent fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in less expensive shave kits that brag of "binding" their edges.
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 toiletries; they function smoothly in inclement weather and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.
MORE THAN JUST A TOILETRY KIT
Because of the nifty nature of the tri-fold hanging design and individual compartments of this shaving kit, with a little imagination you can use it for a number of things. Here's a list of some great ideas we've seen.
- Store and organize your cutlery while camping
- Create a first aid kit, the flat fold open design and see-through mesh pockets, along with the quick-zip zippers makes it an ideal first aid responder kit bag.
- Cooking spices kit for camping. Simply hang it up over your cooking area for quick and easy access to spices, cooking oils, etc.
- Organize your electronics gear. Separate pockets allow you to stuff your chargers, power strips, batteries and more.
- Organize your makeup cosmetics, hair sprays and lotions.
- Simple tools bag - organize your automotive repair wrenches and ratchets in the three pockets.
- Range bag - organize your shooting accessories - hearing protection, eye protection, extra magazines, boxes of ammo, etc.
In stock, all colors, ready to ship.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 10"L x 6"W x 4 1/2"H (Closed)
24"L x 10"W (Open flat zippered twin mesh pockets are 2" deep).
Capacity: 270 cubic inches.
Weight: 0.9 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 25.4cm x 15.2cm W x 11.4cm H.
Capacity: 4.4 Liters.
Weight: 0.41 Kilo.
- Exterior side zippered flat pocket: 9.5"L x 5.5"D
- Exterior side zippered flat pocket with buckled hanging handle: 9.5"L x 5.5"D
- Dual interior mesh pockets: 10"L x 5"D x 2"W
- Interior fold out flat privacy pocket: 7"L x 4.5"D
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Red Oxx Tri-fold Shave Kit is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- "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)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double box stitching on all stress points such as hanging handle
- Fastex adjustable side release buckle
- Includes Cable Lock
- Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Makes a useful compartmental cosmetics case
- Suitable for storing a first aid kit
- Handy as a kitchen utensils bag for cross country trips
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors; mix, match or color code your kit(s)
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 10"L x 6"W x 4.5"H
- Metric Dimensions: 25.4cm x 15.2cm W x 11.4cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 270 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 4.4 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 0.9 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.41 Kilos
Tri-fold Shaving Kit 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.
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.
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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.
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