By Bill Roach, Iowa, January 19, 2012
I love this bag. It reminds me of a bag, years ago, made by Eclipse. I love the way it opens, that is rugged and functional. And the quality is amazing, it is so over-built. Love it.
By Jarrett Dorough, Connecticut, January 17, 2012
I cannot express how much I have enjoyed my PR5. I was pleasantly surprised by more than a few things about this bag. First off, the build quality is fantastic. Secondly, the amount of stuff I can cram into it is incredible. Lastly, the ease of navigating a busy airport with the bag over the shoulder is the icing on the cake. I have used the bag twice now and have no problems bringing everything I need for 7 days or so. I can see this thing lasting forever, fantastic bag!
By J.C., Indiana, January 3, 2012
Love this bag. I took it to California for a week and even jammed full on the way back there was never a feeling that it was going to fail.
I found that it was easy to carry and fit into overhead bins of both mainline and regional jets. RedOxx offers excellent bags and excellent service!
By Robert Overfelt, Wellington, Kansas, November 24, 2011
I work for BNSF railways as a conductor, getting on and off locomotives, old and new is tough on any duffle/grip. I have gone through several bags over the last seven years. I noticed a lot of men and women used Red Oxx bags and the bags seemed to hold up well. After asking several about their Red Oxx bags I was sold, not one bad review, " best bag I have ever owned " is what I kept getting. One of my best friends on the railroad owns a pr-5 it looked fairly new so I asked him if he had just bought it and his answer surprised me, " no, I have had it eleven years, best bag I have ever owned ", I ordered mine the next day. We have to carry all kinds of equipment and information and it houses it all and my overnight supplies with no problem. It's the best bag I have ever purchased.
By C.D., New Jersey, November 18, 2011
Received this bag last April. Waited to review until I used it on several trips. Fit enough for all my 4-7 day trips.
Easy through airport with bag attached to my wife's handle of her wheeled carry-on. The bag fit easily into overhead compartments of several different types of planes. Nice handles and comfortable strap. Overall heavy duty build without the weight of some carry-ons.
Very satisfied with Rod Oxx and my purchase. Highly recommend!
By mike, seattle, November 18, 2011
This bag is very efficient, and I'm glad to have it for trips less than a week. Main compartment well sized for folded pants / shirts. End pockets don't seem that big, but actually hold quite a bit. Wide mouth top overcomes the cramped access of std duffels. Only thing I'd change is add a 3 snap hvy leather binder for the hand loops - the nylon one lacks stiffness.
By Dan, Rochester, Wisconsin, November 17, 2011
I have been an Eagle Creek nut for 15 years. Thought I would try this bag because of good reviews and Made in America. Good Bye Eagle Creek! Hello Red OXX! Quality is outstanding throughout. When I first looked at it I thought it would be too small. Wrong! I filled it up with my stuff and still had room for a desk and filing cabinet. You could do magic tricks with this bag. Forget pulling a rabbit out, pull a donkey out. IPAD fits perfect in an end pocket. Only recommendation would be a key ring clip inside a pocket. Shipping was fast and secure and then a Thank You note in the mail for purchasing this? Really? ONLY in America. Nice One Red Oxx!
----------Red Oxx Replies: Thanks for the hilarious review Dan, BTW, we now carry a Pin Mount Key Clip that you can put anywhere you want!
By Tom, Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2011
This bag is built beefy strong and with plenty of space. I've been able to pack 2 weeks of normal clothes in this without going to any odd extremes, and I'm a big guy. The rumors were true - Red Oxx makes a great product!
By Albert, Boston, November 1, 2011
I took this bag to the Philippines for a 2 month project working with rural farmers. I needed something rugged, and this definitely fit the bill. I easily packed for 2-week trips with enough room to squeeze not only my clothes and gear, but a mosquito net as well. The true test of the PR5 came when I was riding in a Philippine tricycle (motorbike with sidecar) and had to put the bag on the top of the sidecar in the pouring rain for 45 minutes.
Red Oxx claims that the PR5 is weatherproof, not waterproof, but I was happy to report that while the bag was soaked, the seams and zippers were tight enough that everything in my bag was either completely dry or negligibly damp. Highly recommended!
By CO, Chicago, IL, October 30, 2011
I just took this bag to Africa where it was tossed in the dirt, on top of trucks, in tents and packed to capacity. Aside from a little dust, it looks new and it held up perfectly. It was easy to organize my gear in the bag and pockets. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality, durable bag.
By Larry Foster, Garland, TX, October 19, 2011
First saw RedOxx bags at SCI and Dallas SC several years ago as a fellow exhibitor. The guys were super and I finally needed (just a desire really) and chose the Safari-Beanos Bab PR-5 to meet many uses.
Glad to say getting the bag proved to be as rewarding as I expected.
Good product, I can see why the warranty is as good as possible because of the quality. No other similar product appears to match my new travel friend.
If they had Red Oxx back then...
By Weylan Deaver, Texas, October 13, 2011
...I'm confident the Safari-Beano PR5 is the kind of bag Lewis and Clark would have carried on their expedition.
By Christian, China, September 22, 2011
Super product, tough, good for my hunt! Fast efficient service
Great General Purpose Leisure Bag
By Gromulus, NE Ohio, August 28, 2011
I am not sure I can add anything that hasn't been said already about this great duffle. I own several Red Oxx bags and have coveted the PR5 for quite some time. I gravitate toward duffle bags for most of my travel needs. I needed a large maximum carry-on size that would work for leisure trips of up to two weeks.
While the 24" length actually exceeds most airlines' 22" limit, the compact appearance and the bags' inherent tendency not to bulge make it a very safe carry-on size for nearly all types of aircraft. I love the Safari color scheme which really fits this bag's look. Like all Red Oxx bags, everything is heavy duty.
I do wish it had a ballistic nylon skid plate bottom like my Sun Chaser, but I doubt I will have any issues with durability . The relatively compact width and height dimensions enable the bag to stay close to my body when carried on the shoulder. This is important when I am hurrying to reach my gate in a crowded airport.
This is my favorite one-bag solution for leisure and casual business trips by air and land.
By Monique, Sierra Foothills, CA, August 28, 2011
I bought this bag for my last family trip to France. We were staying 3 weeks with two kids (3 years and 6 months) and wanted a tough, non-wheeled bag that we could use for weekly excursions while leaving our larger checked-bag at our home base abroad. It had to be something I could comfortably carry while also loaded down with an infant in the infant carrier or while pushing my toddler in a stroller. I'm not a large woman, 5'3" and this bag was easy for me, fit perfectly on my shoulder and was actually less strain to cart around than our 32" rolling bag at 50lbs. By the way, we packed this bag to the max, and only when it was approaching 50lbs. did I have to hand it to my husband to carry. He was also thoroughly amazed at how much I could cram in there. It really does fit everything a family of four needs for a week. I am not a light packer either.
I just can't say enough about this bag! Like other reviewers when I first received the bag in the mail I thought there would be no way I could fit everything I was planning to haul along with us in there but I kept stuffing and stuffing and stuffing and there seemed to be no end in sight. The biggest limitation is your own body strength in being able to carry on your shoulder whatever you have crammed inside!
By Roger, Colorado, August 25, 2011
In my never ending search to find better ways of packing my SUV with all my camping/travel gear, I have found the answer! I have tried hard sided totes/boxes but find that they become heavy and cumbersome. It never fails that the one I need is towards the front and on the bottom. Shelving/drawers would work but then the expence and loss of space when I need to haul other things when not traveling ruled them out. I decided to go the soft side bag route and wanted something extra durable. Redoxx has been my new favorite for airline travel bags so I purchased the PR 5 to see how it would work holding my camping gear, specifically all my camp kitchen stuff.
Score!! The PR 5 holds 3 propane bottles on each end (6 ea.). My camp stove fits perfectly inside lying flat with all my pots/pans/place setting for 4/utensils, etc...cooking gear. Its durable, smaller, quieter than any plastic/metal/wooden box. Its nice having all of one category in one bag versus gear stuffed haphazard throughout the truck, or buried in a tote box. This bag will also be used when traveling by air in the winter when I need to carry bulkier cold weather gear. Thanks Redoxx for a great product! With a little imagination these bags can be used for far more than just as a suitcase/carry on bag.
By Bob, Washington, DC, August 25, 2011
This bag is the best carry on I've ever owned.
Proud to Show Off this Bag
By Roger, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, August 21, 2011
The zipper teeth are the largest and strongest zippers I have ever seen. The metal clips for the carrying straps are heavy duty instead of cheap plastic. None of the materials in this bag are cheap or low quality.
I am proud to show off this bag.
By Sean, China, August 10, 2011
I've never ever ever owned a better piece of luggage. This bag is everything you need and more for a weeklong by-plane/hotel trip. Longer even. I can't imagine a better choice.
By Donnie B., Indianapolis, August 1, 2011
Simply the best bag in its class. I can't beat it up and it looks better sitting next to my friends expensive designer luggage.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences in size of the Beanos bags?
The PR5, a step up from the PR4, was designed for legal carry-on travel. The PR5-5 is sized between the PR5 and the largest of the series, the PR6.
Will the PR5 qualify as a personal item?
The PR5 is designed as more of a smaller carry-on than a personal item. It's too big to be a personal item.
What's the difference between the PR5 Carry-on Bag and Flying Boxcar?
The Flying Boxcar has a full length main compartment with extra raised pockets located on the side of the bag, whereas the PR4/5 have a shorter main compartment and the pockets on both ends. The Flying Boxcar also features grab handles on the ends and a padded bottom with reinforced ballistic nylon, our toughest.
How many days of travel will fit in the PR5?
The PR5 was designed to hold up to a weeks worth of clothes. Some proficient packers could stuff it for 10 days. Obviously, it really depends on what you pack and how you pack it.
Can I fit my laptop in it?
Most 15" and up notebooks and tablets should fit in the main compartment.
Is the PR5 padded on the bottom?
Our Sun Chaser
and Flying Boxcar are padded on the bottom. The PR Safari Beano's series of duffel bags is not padded.
Why are there two zippers on the back pocket?
This is a special "pass through" pocket that allows you to mount the bag over the handle of a wheeled bag.
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.
What are the D-Rings for at the end of the zippers?
The D-rings allows you to lock your zippers closed. Again, one can still cut open the bag with a knife.
What's the best way to pack the PR5?
We recommend the bundle wrap method developed by Doug Dyment of Onebag.com fame. Use our luggage packing diagram
(Pdf file). Watch the packing video for excellent packing tips. Which brings us to the next question...
Will the Eagle Creek packing cubes fit the PR5?
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 bag
is also a brilliant shave kit organizer due to its three individual zippered mesh pockets and unique fold open flat hanging design.
Is this the Railroad Grip?
The Railroad Grip is a different bag. It is sized differently to accommodate the lamp, rule book, radio and is built with a heavy-duty ballistic nylon. While the PR5 is a strong bag and is warranted for life, the Grip is the bag of choice for railroaders.
How does the PR5 compare to the Sky Train or Air Boss?
The PR5 is a duffel style bag with a main center compartment and two raised end compartments, whereas the Air Boss
is a carry-on bag with 3 main central compartments. The Sky Train is a double main compartment carry-on bag that has retractable backpack straps. All three bags are carry-on legal.
Will my shoes fit in the end pockets?
Depends on the shoe! A child's shoes would fit as would most women's average foot size, perhaps (7-8). Boots will not fit and most men's shoes would be too large.
Are there any interior pockets?
The PR5 features a main compartment, flat side pockets and dual end pockets. It does not have interior pockets.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, 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.
“I am famous for more than my huge zippers.”
Safari-Beanos Bag PR5
In stock orders ship same day if received by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time!
Gear of the Year! Travel without fear.
Outside Magazine's Luggage Award-Winner.
WHY A DUFFEL STYLE CARRY-ON BAG?
This is as big a duffel style travel bag as you can legally use for carry-on bags (both domestic flights and internationally). Avoid rising checked bag fees – and simplify your life-- pack it all in one duffel bag.
It's amazing how much stuff you can cram into our PR5 Safari Beanos duffel bag! Pack it up for a long weekend out of the city or load it up with all your goodies you don't want damaged on the flight home. Featuring a generous top-loading main compartment (18"L x 10"W x 10"H), you can load most anything you'll want to carry.
BEST TRAVEL GEAR OF THE YEAR AWARD.
Outside Magazine recognized the Safari Beanos PR5 Carry-on Duffel bag as one of 2004's 15 best outdoor products.
James Glave, editor for Outside Buyer's Guide, said:
"Winning products must offer cutting-edge design and be really rugged. Our testers dragged it with a car down the sidewalk and threw it off the second-story balcony and tried to destroy it. We really place enormous emphasis on rigorous testing."
As does Red Oxx! The proof in the pudding as they say.
Read the review about this outstanding carry-on bag, voted best Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine. Also endorsed as an ideal safari travel duffel by famous professional outdoor writer, Craig Boddington, from the sportsman TV series "Tracks Across Africa" and Safari Spokesman Ivan Carter on "Hornady's Africa with Ivan Carter".
WHERE DO MY BELONGINGS GO?
Set up with the same layout as its little brother the PR4, this award winning carry-on duffel features three rectangular storage compartments for maximum space efficiency. Dual end pockets have zippers that zip halfway down the sides for easy access to packed items.
The opening for the main compartment flips back out of the way for unrestricted access to the entire compartment. Twin turn locks keep the lid secure and anchored D-rings allow cable locks to be attached to the zippers for extra peace of mind if traveling as checked baggage.
The zippered front flat pocket keeps your passport or reading materials handy. The pass-through panel on the back side is designed for use with wheeled luggage as a docking sleeve. Unzip top and bottom zippers and slip it over the wheeled bags telescoping carry handle. Or leave the bottom zipper closed and it doubles as a second flat exterior pocket.
Watch the packing video in the videos tab as Professional Travel Guide Kasey Austin from Austin Adventures as she demonstrates some of her awesome packing tips.
HOW TO CARRY THIS BAG.
Includes the famous Claw No-Slip Shoulder Strap. Attached using heavy-duty 360 degree "claw-like" swivels, this strap hardware will endure any abuse imaginable-- quickly detaching for storage inside.
SIX REASONS TO OWN RED OXX SAFARI BEANOS PR5 DUFFEL BAG
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 carry-on bag, the PR-5 Duffel is built tough. Starting with the most durable, flexible, and practical textile material available -- 1000 weight CORDURA® Brand Nylon, the PR-5 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 if on the outside of the duffel.
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 practicle 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 make a little noise, 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 duffel bust apart and break you down?
Why not join the carefree carry-on crowd with an award winning PR5 Safari Beanos Duffel Bag today?
In stock, all colors, ready to ship.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H (legal carry-on measurements).
Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches.
Weight: 3.4 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos
- Dual end compartments: 10"W x 10"H x 3"D
- Dual end zippered flat pockets: 10"W x 10"H
- Front exterior zippered flat pocket: 16"W x 7"H
- Back exterior twin zippered flat pass-through pocket: 16"W x 7.5"H
- Main compartment: 10"W x 18"L x 10"H
"No Bull" no question's asked Lifetime Warranty.
Designed AND hand made in Billings, Montana U.S.A..
UPS Transit Shipping Time Map.
Witness the birth of your bag and learn about the many steps it takes to handcraft your Safari Beanos PR5.
Meet the thundering herd who build your gear with pride.
Red Oxx is a Veteran owned and operated US Manufacturer.
EMAIL POLICY: Online orders will receive an order confirmation email, a UPS tracking information email when your order ships and a product review request follow-up email eight weeks after delivery. In addition, backorders beyond a dozen working days may receive an order follow-up assurance email. During checkout purchasers have the option to opt-out of our other occasional email notifications. Your email address is always secure.
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"Beanos" Trivia: Named after our friend "Beano" who needed a gear bag that could carry his clothes and still be carry-on legal. Named after his grandfather, a bean farmer in the midwest, whom he looked like as a kid. Formerly the Super Beanos, the bag is now available in several sizes and is in it's 4th stage of design revision.
Safari Beanos PR5 is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Designed AND hand made in the U.S.A.
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® Brand Nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- 304 welded stainless V ring
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Detachable Claw No Slip Shoulder Strap
- Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Free heavy-duty vinyl luggage tag
- Embroidered Logo Patches
- Double box stitching on stress points such as carry handles
- Includes Cable Lock
- Pass-through panel for use with wheeled luggage; can double as an extra pocket
- Dual turn locks on zippered top flap panel
- Twin D rings for locking zippered flap panel
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- US Dimensions: 24"L x 10"W x 10"H
- Metric Dimensions: 61cm L x 25.4cm W x 25.4cm H
- US Capacity: 2,400 cubic inches
- Metric Capacity: 39.3 Liters
- US Weight: 3.4 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 1.54 Kilos
Sarari Beanos PR5 Color Translator
- Amethyst = Purple
- 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 Himalayas, Red Oxx Manufacturing is infallible.
Red Oxx Bags are guaranteed forever, be sure to include them in your will.
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Red Oxx Bags are handcrafted in Billings, Montana. U.S.A.