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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 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 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 - 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!
- 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.
Another satisfied one-bagger
By Eric, Austin, TX, September 24, 2015
I've taken this on two business trips since I purchased it. I luckily don't have to wear suits. I got my bag to 17 lbs without a laptop, 22 lbs with, for 5 days of travel. There's always room for this bag in the overhead bin and I swear airline staff treats me better for not carrying a wheeled bag.
If you buy this bag for one bag travel, remember that packing properly (lightly) is the most important part. It's worth it to learn how to bundle wrap and figure out which items you carry have a lighter weight version.
By RT, , September 13, 2015
I've been using this bag for three years including several 5+ week trips through Asia, two months in India plus some 1-2 week trips in Europe. I've taken it on at least a hundred 3-4 day domestic business trips. Plenty of trains, walking, even a few longtail boats in Thailand. After all that and it still shows virtually no signs of wear or tear.
I've logged at least 200,000 air miles with this bag.
I can comfortably walk for a few miles with this bag hoisted on left shoulder such that the bag is bouncing on my rear. Over shorter distances (hotel to train station or long treks down an airport concourse) I have no trouble adding a laptop bag hoisted on my right shoulder or hand-held.
By Anonymous, PA, September 10, 2015
Go ahead and get ththe Air Boss! Just returned from a 3 week business trip.
Bag held everything I needed and went in the overhead bin and got gate checked a few times.
Easy to pack and find your stuff.
Follow the packing tips and you are good to go.
Only comment so far is that a small loop under the snap on the side pocket would let you snap the pocket closed with one hand.
Perfect for any kind of travel
By Michael, Austin, TX, August 13, 2015
I'm wrapping up a three week Europe trip and have nothing but great things to say about the Air Boss. It's tough, holding up to use in aircraft, trains, buses, subways. I love the grip of the shoulder strap when making flight connections or running to catch the train. I love the incredibly tough zippers. Combined with the bundle packing technique, I've been able to bring everything needed in its three main compartments. And, I've had zero problems with carry on size restrictions, even of the pickiest of European low cost airlines. Highly recommended!!
Best Suitcase I've Ever Had
By Rob, Massachusetts, USA, August 7, 2015
I've owned my Air Boss for over two years. Switching to a one bag business travel strategy after a particularly delayed flight and lost luggage, I've never looked back.
9 out of 10 of my trips require formal business attire - I've carried two business suits and five dress shirts with very limited wrinkles (I use Eagle Creek Pack-It folders for formal wear). Since every decent hotel has an iron, this is no issue. Most wrinkles steam out hanging in the bathroom during a hot shower. The center compartment swallows shoes, toiletries, and various electronics. I put my socks and perhaps rolled undershirts on the bottom if I need padding for a computer.
I have carried this bag in the rain, in the snow, and in singeing heat. No worries about the fabric showing wear, it looks like new. In any airport or customs line longer than 5 minutes (Beijing passport control anyone) you'll find me sliding this bag along the floor the whole time with nary a worry about abrasions to the fabric.
6 days in China flying from and returning to Boston? No problem. You should see the looks you get when business associates come to pick you up at the airport and ask where your luggage is... "Right here." "No, the rest of it," they almost always ask. There is no rest of it. On big jets and on Hainan Airlines, never a problem fitting in the overhead bin. It fits perfectly in bins on the two-seat side of an Embraer regional jet too. And because it's soft-sided, I've never been asked to measure it or check it, not domestically and not on Lufthansa or other major European carriers, even as they forced the people in front of me and behind me to gate-check their rollaboards.
Heck, I've even received light applause as I arrived late to board a flight and, with only modest squashing, slid the Air Boss into a small hole in a bin that someone in front of me had no chance to get their wheeled bag into, no matter how much they complained or abused other passengers' luggage.
I've flown 42,000 miles in the first 7 months of this year and I wouldn't trade this bag for any of the rollaboards I had previously. It is that good. Ask any of my friends, because I won't stop talking about it. Does it work for short trips? Yes! With only one outer compartment filled and a few things in the middle it keeps it's shape and is even easier to find room for. From 1 night to 10, this bag just works. Durable as anything else I've ever seen, and can even meet the ridiculous European airline weight requirements if you don't stuff it with electronics.
For most travel I pair this with a Saddleback Leather thin front-pocket briefcase as my laptop and accessories bag and there is simply no better combination. If the bag is particularly heavy I change the Claw strap for an Op-Tech strap from Amazon which I find more comfortable.
I've even been treated like a minor celebrity twice because of this bag since I'm from Boston (as it says on my luggage tags) and if TSA screeners don't read carefully, they ask if I work for the Red Sox after mis-reading the Red Oxx patch...
This bag changed business travel for me. It's that good. I swear.
Does the job fantastically
By Pierre, Switzerland, July 16, 2015
Bought the Air Boss 2 months ago or so. I travel for business every week and exchanging the roller for a carry-on Air Boss really changed the deal for me.
From 2 days trip to a full week, including running gear, the Air Boss does the trick.
With the bundle packing method and a careful approach to what you pack, the Air Boss proves perfect in many business or leisure occasion.
The bag is very resistant and the three compartments are perfect to pack a laptop and accessories (center), a bundle including suite and shirts (side close to the body) and running gear/toiletries/other (other side).
Well done Red Oxx.
By DENNIS MARK, Northeastern Pa., July 9, 2015
As with all of my purchases from Red Oxx, and there have been numerous, I couldn't be happier with this piece of luggage. It's extremely well made (in the USA I might add), looks terrific and does what it is advertised to do. Do yourself a favor and watch the instructional video on packing this bag. I do hope that sometime in the future Red Oxx will produce a similar piece of luggage with a telescopic handle and wheels.
By Cam, DFW, June 23, 2015
I've been on 7-8 trips ranging from overnight to 4 days with the Air Boss since my initial review a couple of months ago. I appreciate the bag even more. Many of my flights are are Regional Jets, and I hate having to wait in the jetway for a gate checked bag. Not an issue with the Air Boss. It goes in the smallish overheads on the RJ's. Just grab and go!
By Brian, USA, June 3, 2015
After working my way through several lower end rollers, I decided to make the change and get an airboss. What a great change!
I just got back from a trip in Asia and I'm now fully convinced...this bag was a great investment! Thanks Red Oxx
By Chris N, Houston, TX, May 24, 2015
Nine days in France. One bag. Can it be done?
I bought the Red Oxx Air Boss several months before a trip to Normandy last summer. I had been studying the “one carry-on bag” philosophy espoused by many experienced travelers, and wanted to see if I could integrate it into my own travel routines.
Although I had some practice runs with the Air Boss to visit my folks in Arizona, I wanted to see how the Air Boss would perform on a full-blown 9-day trip to France. Having become accustomed to bundle-packing on a few previous trips, I felt that I could make it work.
I was right. The one-bag method with the Air Boss was no problem at all. This excellent, tough-as-nails bag handled it with the same ease as a day trip in the states. The bulletproof construction and thoughtful design of this bag inspires a lot of confidence and allows you to minimize the headaches of travel by not having to carry so much luggage around.
I only wish that I’d learned this new way of travel earlier. With the right packing philosophy and skills (and the right bag), one can spend more time enjoying travel and less time dragging stuff around.
By Mark, Kansas City , May 7, 2015
My wife and I just got back from two weeks in Europe. We each carried an Air Boss. Never checked them. We used the bundle packing method and packed carefully. It worked! It's true!
Very sturdy, capable bag!
By Steve, New Jersey, April 30, 2015
I bought this bag based on many internet reviews. I initially stumbled across it on onebag.com.
The zippers are very sturdy, the zipper pulls are perfect.
I love the fact that it is carry on in any airport, including international.
And the shoulder strap is the best i have ever used and does not slip off your shoulder.
By Stephan Hollemans, The Netherlands, April 26, 2015
Took the bag for a weekend away to England for a family reunion and a birthday. Some walking stuff and some nice clothes all fitted perfectly. Easely accepted as carry on. Doesn't look touristy at all has more of a business feel to it in a positive way. Shoulder strap great; never slips and very comfortable.
Just what I was looking for
By Cam, DFW, TX, April 2, 2015
I am a very frequent business traveler and have worn out a Samsonite roller. I have a soft sided Ogio roller but it is on the smallish side. I'm not a small guy and don't have a problem carrying my bags. I had been experimenting with a Cabela's carryon bag, but it is somewhat rigid and not right for what I was looking for. I went down the One Bag internet wormhole and discovered this product. After watching different YouTube videos and reading all the reviews I could find, I pulled the trigger.
I've made one trip with the Air Boss that included dress shirts and sport coats, and the bundle packing method was everything it was advertised to be. Not entirely wrinkle free, but far better than anything I had experienced before.
The Claw shoulder strap was comfortable enough walking long distances through airports, and was stuck on the shoulder like it was nailed there. Great design. I thought it might be a bit heavy since I decided to truly give it a shot as designed and carry my laptop, charger, cables, and leather portfolio in the Air Boss rather than carrying my Saddleback briefcase, but the weight was just fine. All in all, a great purchase. Well done Red Oxx!
By Chris, Houston, TX, January 16, 2015
This is an update to a previous review I wrote, this time though with a little more experience. I've now used this bag on a variety of trips including:
- 2-week trip to Europe
- 3 night retreat (car only)
- 4-night to Fla
- 1-night to Cleveland
- 1-night to Rio Grande Valley
The bag is very versatile. One of my concerns is that it would be "too much bag" for a one-nighter. To the contrary, it still balances well, keeps pretty good form, and is not too floppy.
I bought a Lil Roy and throw in my iPad Mini, a book, space, earbuds. Upon loading onto the plane I just pull this "necessities" bag out and throw the Air Boss into the overhead.
It can get heavy on a long airport trek, particularly if you've loaded a laptop. I probably carry a little more gear than most though including a 1"clipboard with papers inside, a camera, etc. But the compression straps keep everything nice and tight.
I've also grown to appreciate that the zippers zip all the way down each side; if I plan things right I can position whatever I may need to grab out later (3-1-1 bag, Lil Roy) without having to unsnap the handles.
Design issues I would change:
- snap handles are a pain and not particularly comfortable. A lot of room for improvement here
- can't figure out what to use the rear snapped pocket for. Position of the snap won't even allow for a magazine to fit without bending. Raising the snap about 1/2 - 1" higher would cure this. I'll stuff a water bottle in there sometimes. But other than that fairly worthless. Would rather just see a zipper pocket as would be able to secure something in there (documents, receipts, whatever).
Solid bag though. Love the heavy-duty zippers and rugged looks.
Also, got a black Metro briefcase for Christmas. LOVE it. Note that while it will fit in the center section of the AB, it takes up 100% of the space. Also I would imagine it would be pretty danger heavy (hence I have not tried; I just work in all the work-stuff into the AB (usually the rear section closest to body).
By Lex from Tex, , January 5, 2015
I've had this bag a few years now. It is tough, still looks like new, and holds a lot. I can get three fishing outfits plus water shoes in the center compartment, and street clothes for three days in the outer compartments. I also have the Aviator duffel for carrying waders and wading boots. I love this bag.
By Anonymous, New York, NY, January 2, 2015
The first thought I had on receiving my Air Boss was, "Wow. That's Big." So much so that I was nervous whether it would actually fly as a carry on. (Kind of irrational, I know.) As I discovered, the carry-on allowance is actually quite large - a stuffed Air Boss fits neatly in the overhead bins on even smaller shuttles - and it's just that I have never, not once, seen a company make smart use of that allotment until now. I learned what I suspect every other Air Boss owner knows: you can bring A LOT of stuff with you via carry-on. I've never considered myself a light packer, and yet I can easily bring 2+ weeks of clothes, toiletries, etc. and that's not even counting my backpack. Sure, you can save a few bucks by carrying on as opposed to checking bags, but it's about more than money. It's about convenience, ease, and the time it saves you once you can merely walk right on through security to your gate. I've flown exactly three times with the Air Boss and I already feel I've gotten my money's worth.
As others have mentioned, the materials used are both top-notch and handsome.
By Todd Nye, Rapid City, SD, December 27, 2014
I've used this bag for multiple business trips of 5+ days and fully loaded it fits into even the tightest overhead space. I regularly take regional flights to get to larger airports and the AirBoss will always fit into the overhead.
Fantastic quality, and even better customer service. I will continue to use and brag about these great bags.
By Charlie, Chicago, December 1, 2014
Like many, I got this bag based on the recommendation from onebag.com. I have found that it is, not only, a perfect business travel bag, but a perfect leisure travel bag as well. I make weekly 1-3 night trips for work, and was disappointed in the lack of capacity and wrinkling with by Briggs & Riley bag, which do great with one suit, but fail with two suits. In addition, I have added a lot of regional jet travel, and needed a bag that does not need to be gate-checked. A 21" roll aboard always needs to be gate-checked on a regional jet.
The Air Boss has exceeded my expectation. Combined with the bundling method of packing, I now can carry two suits, a couple of after-work casual outfits (blazer, loafers, shirts, and jeans), toiletries, underwear, etc. Everything is wrinkle-free and weighs much less, due to the fact that the bag is 2/3 the weight of the roll aboard.
Everything about quality is true; this thing will last until it is lost, which will never happen, since I never need to check it — even when stuffed to the gills, flying on a regional jet.
The only change I made was to replace the Claw strap with a Tom Bihn Absolute strap. The Claw lives up to its name; it will not slip. However, it does not have as much surface area and springiness, so with a 20 pound bag, I find it uncomfortable (I prefer the Claw with lighter loads, like with the Metro briefcase).
All in all, this is the perfect business travel bag, and I am surprised I don't see more of them in airports.
By Dennis Marshall, Bowmanville, Ontario, CA, November 27, 2014
This is an awesome bag. There is no comparison. Only got this bag a few months ago after reading about it for several weeks. Amused by the one traveling bag concept, I decided to experiment with it. And I am glad I did. Now I look for opportunities to use my bag. It is so convenience and practical. I have dispensed with my conventional suitcases and my traveling has become a more pleasant experience. Thanks for liberating me!
- 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 14 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 build 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.