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Planning for the future.

Announcing Our 30th Anniversary : 1986~2016

January 20, 2016Jim Markel
30 Years in Retrospect. CEO Jim Markel’s 2016 State of the Oxx Address. I still recall the phone ringing at the Para loft circa 1986 and a shout that Gunnery Sergeant Markel would like to speak with Corporal Markel. Bummer! Found me again … No matter where I went in the world it seems the
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The Great Zimbabwe

Hippo Booty Smacking, Tiger Fishing and More Part 1 – Red Oxx Rocks Africa 2011

August 22, 2014Jim Markel
Back in 2011 Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel and President Perry Jones joined forces and headed to Africa. This was the be Perry’s trip of a lifetime with plenty of fishing and exploration of the county’s of Namibia and Zimbabwe. In this first installment we find the two taking in the Great Zimbabwe, visiting with
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Jim poses with Rooi, our Ridgeback Mascot

Lil Sherpa Jr. Reborn – Part Deux

August 11, 2014Jim Markel
PORTRAIT OF A RESTORATION OF A 1949 DODGE ROUTE VAN, THE SEQUEL. Every great old car has a history. When we decided we wanted something unique to transfer our finished bags to our factory outlet store, we had no idea it would end up becoming a story in and of itself. CEO Jim Markel puts
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Tony “el general” Neumann blows glass.

Magic in the B.A.G.I. – Learning to Dance in Thermodynamics

March 19, 2014Jim Markel
Two Days at the B.A.G.I. Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel treks to San Jose for his first lessons in the art of blowing glass. We have all made plans to travel and had to cancel at the last minute due to circumstances that conspire to keep you at home. I never have a good feeling
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Spending time with family and friends - priceless.

How to Survive the Black Friday Apocalypse

November 26, 2013Jim Markel
A letter from CEO Jim Markel regarding Black Friday Every year as the holidays come rushing upon us, I’m amazed at the pace of life here at Red Oxx. This year we have a lot to be thankful for. Our new Factory 8 expansion has been coming along online and production output is on the
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Birth of a Bag

Witness the Birth of your Bag

July 23, 2013Jim Markel
Understanding the Steps it Takes to Hand Craft Your Gear Red Oxx Bags are tough. The only way to build a bag that can stand the test of time is to build each one by hand. CEO Jim Markel explains the manufacturing process and shares them with you here. Patterns & Cuts In an age
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Mangrove habitat near Monterrico, Guatemala

Coffee Hunting with the Tres Hombres in Guatemala

June 12, 2013Jim Markel
Too Much Coffee—Not Enough Bag? Love of Coffee Develops New Gear. The first part to fixing any problem begins with admitting that you actually have one. My visits to Guatemala over the years have seen me use a variety of Red Oxx bags, from Rucksacks to Safari Duffels. Finding the correct combination of personal storage
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Viva Tony!

Economic Revolution

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
A Sordid Tale of Urban Renewal on the Journey to Factory #8 CEO as Contractor If you were to ask the average person on the street where most things come from you would more than likely get the answer of “China”. They answer with an almost fatalistic resignation that we’re finished as a country and
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Say your prayers.

Wild Riders

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
Discovering Costa Rica Via Two Wheels DAYS OF FREEDOM AND BLISS The first set of wheels I ever purchased with my own money was a 125cc 1970s Kawasaki Enduro. As the world’s worst paper boy, I had worked hard slogging through the ice and snow to earn enough cash for the bike. I was thirteen
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Lago De Atjtlan Marathon Panajachel 2012

A Fair Trade Marathon in the Making

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
2012 Followup for the Monkey Fist Fair Trade Project It’s been a little over three years since we broke ground on our Molino project in Guatemala. As the scope of the original project increased, the timeline turned into more of a marathon than a construction project. Knee deep in the middle of our own factory
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