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Carry-on Duffel Perfection - What is the best Duffel?

What Makes the Perfect Carry-on Duffel?

May 30, 2012Jim Markel
As airlines cut the weight limit on checked bags, your carry-on duffel bag has become even more important. < >The weight limit of 50 lbs on a checked bag means space must be used in the most efficient, convenient, roomy manner possible. So exactly what makes the perfect carry-on, well, perfect? Here CEO Jim Markel
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Highway warning signs in Africa

Packing for an Safari Adventure – Africa Part 1

May 29, 2012Jim Markel
Jim’s African Adventure: Part 1 Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel traveled to Zambia in September 2003. Yes, he brought lots of Red Oxx gear! Jim tested his new Red Oxx Gear in the heart of Africa. Now it’s available for purchase. Here’s Jim’s story, part 1: “I started assembling my kit months in advance,
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Jim and Friends in Guatemala

Nurturing Entrepreneurship in Guatemala, Red Oxx Style

October 19, 2009Jim Markel
Project Molinillo – Creation of a Community Corn Grinder Moving forward with the Red Oxx Fair Trade adventure in Guatemala, CEO Jim Markel checks up on his Molinillo project: the building of a corn mill for the villagers who make the Monkey Fist Zip Knots. If you missed Jim’s previous trips to Guatemala, you can
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Cambridge University

Origins of the Red Oxx Rucksacks

May 8, 2009Jim Markel
The Hunt for the Perfect Rucksack… How do Red Oxx bags come to be born? Do they rise from the ashes of former designs, flinging themselves upon the design team like a rising phoenix. Improve us or we are ash. Or are they born from a perception of need, filling a niche in the luggage
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Jim with Chris Kostman of Adventure Corps.

Leisure Travel in LA: Develop Your Own Travel Style – Part 1

May 6, 2009Jim Markel
Part 1: A Tale of Three Cities – Los Angeles Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel sets the tone of "A Tale of Three Cities" here in part 1 of the series on creating a flexible sense of travel. During this liesure trip to L.A. Jim catches up with some unusual and interesting customers of Red
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Paulie Zink in a forward fold

Practicing Yin Yang Yoga for Health, Patience, Discipline & Knowledge

May 6, 2009Jim Markel
Yoga with The Monkey Kung Fu Master Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel traveled to L.A. for a session of Yin Yang Yoga with the Monkey Kung Fu Master Paulie Zink. Read on and learn how discipline in the art of yoga can teach you many more things than balance and strength. THE MONKEY KUNG FU
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Rivers of Flowers - Tides of Tulips

Where Can You Find the Most Color on Earth?

April 27, 2009Jim Markel
Red Oxx Tip Toes Through the Tulips. Transcending from his trip to England, Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel discovered there’s no place on earth with more color than Holland in Spring. The trip was a photo op’s dream come true as Jim burned up more digital space than he’d ever imagined. Though you may have
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Red Oxx gets ready to roll.

Are Soft Bags Ideal as Off-road 4-wheeling Luggage?

April 27, 2009Jim Markel
The Oxx Rolled Offroad in Style During Land Rover 1st Descent. Red Oxx teamed up with off-road overland adventure enthusiasts for a 500+ mile journey from Montrose to Gateway, Colorado. The trip was part of 1st Descents project created to test the limits of three Land Rover LR3s over some of North America’s most challenging
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Tips to save money & time!

2 Secrets to Packing Light for Carry-on Travel

April 27, 2009Jim Markel
NPR Spotlights Carry-on Expert Doug Dyment Doug Dyment, travel blogger for was interviewed by NPR News’ Announcer Michelle Norris on the radio show "All Things Considered." Michelle asked Doug about his secrets to traveling light using a single carry-on bag. Doug also reveals his preferences for the ideal airline travel bag. Whether it’s for
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Our update to customers

20 Years and Growing Red Oxx Strong!

April 24, 2009Jim Markel
CEO Jim Markel’s 2007 State of the Oxx Update. Greetings friends of the Red Oxx. Though recently we saw the passing of a few milestones here at the Oxx, including our 20th anniversary, we wanted to share with you how the face of business is changing and how Red Oxx is going to better serve
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