Gator Carry-on Keeps a Keepsake Safe

A Gator Bag Helps Get A Man Married

Thijs Resink and his girlfriend Idske came all the way over from the Netherlands to tour the beautiful parks of America. They kept it simple and traveled light, carrying only a Gator and a Tri-fold Shave Kit. At a quiet little inn, Thijs popped the question. Let’s find out what Idske said.

We went to see Northern California in the fall of 2007. Not exactly a rugged survival tour, but for us Dutch, quite a distance from Amsterdam to San Francisco. During the two weeks that we were there, the Gator never left my side, from SF to Monterrey to Yosemite and from the great National Park through Sacramento, Mendocino and Napa Valley back to the Bay.

The clever, not too little, carrier can eat so much more. The obvious camera gear is kept safe because of the padding, which is just right. Actually, when at home in Leiden, it carries my laptop on a day-to-day basis. That one fits snugly. But on this trip, the Gator kept sunglasses, a guidebook, paperwork, my wallet, my girlfriend Idske’s wallet, writing gear, telephones and other stuff very well organized. And there was room left for more: some lunch and drinks were no problem.

The thing with this bag is that it’s on a different level: the Gator is so good, ‘space-efficient’ and well-build that you can put more mass in there than you would need on a sunny autumn day in Yosemite National Park. (See the pictures) Should you be tempted to over pack, do not worry, the Gator will eat it and NOT break!. The fabulous Claw Shoulder Strap is there to make matters as comfortable as possible. This Carry Strap will not slip off your shoulder. Unless you want it to come off. Just perfect.

The strap and the Red Oxx bags (I use an Air Boss on business and weekend trips) have already amazed many friends and family members, which will probably become Red Oxx customers soon. It’s a thrill to notice how ‘hooked’ I got on this quality. Fabric, zippers, quality of manufacturing, the detail and the accessories just cannot be compared to any product coming from the Far East. Or maybe even Europe?

Finally, there’s the Red Oxx Team: they believe in their travel luggage (as they should) and they have made me a believer too. The level of customer care, after-sales, or whatever you want to call it is in line with the quality of their products. Top level. Amanda, Jim: you have gained at least one more friend on the other side of the Atlantic.

One stop in Little River, where we had a great Pacific view from our porch, I asked Idske, my girlfriend to marry me. The Gator had kept the ring safe the whole time. The marriage will take place on May 9th, 2008.

Little River is a romantic golf resort. Try to get an ocean view room. Then ask your girlfriend to marry you!

Thijs Resink and Idske (soon to be Resink)

Hey Thijs, always awesome to hear such wonderful praise about how our bags are simply…the best. But this is a first about such a romantic interlude! And to think our Gator was the ring bearer. Brings us stout ex-Marines to tears. We hope you’ll use our gear for your honeymoon, too. (update: what a beautiful wedding photograph!)
Jim and the Customer Care Crew

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