By Jonathan, NC, October 29, 2015
Like other reviewers, I was dubious at the cost of this small bag. However, after having used it on several trips, I believe it is well worth it. Previously, I carried all my electronics gear--iPhone, iPad, Chargers and headphones--in my backpack when traveling, and I had to rummage through the bag to find items. Now, whether going through TSA, on a plane, or in a hotel, every electronics item is in one, easy-to-find place.
The Lil Roy, like all Red Oxx products, is well made; however, I do worry about the longevity of the snaps that are simply attached to the fabric, especially the less-substantial mesh inside.
As a whole, I am pleased with the Lil Roy, and find it very useful when traveling.
By Mtymouse, Baton Rouge , June 26, 2015
I used this bag on a 10 day trip to Greece and Italy for a bag to keep with me at my airplane seat. It worked great. It can fit tons of stuff. It's got enough organization to keep things separated. I have been using it as my man purse for a couple of months now and I love it. However, I think the price is too high for the bag. I would not recommend this product at this price.
----------Red Oxx Replies: Thanks so much for the nice review Mtymouse. We introduced the Lil Roy over 14 years ago and never raised the price. Materials costs went up, production costs went up, eventually it came to the point where we had to raise the price. We researched the market, and came up with a competitive price.
By David, San Jose, June 6, 2015
This is a great little bag and I have several of them off different colors to organize my luggage. I did notice after I ordered my first few their price went quickly from $25 to I think $30 then $40, which surprised me. But I guess lots of people have found this bag a nice addition to their luggage collection also. If I were to make any suggestions for improving it, in my opinion of it were just a little bigger, enough to accommodate a full sized iPad then it would be perfect.
By PDXTraveler, Portland, OR, November 10, 2014
I put a point and shoot camera and all of my electronics/battery chargers in here. One side pocket is dedicated to my "repair kit"... a travel utility tool, light rope, gaffers tape and flashlight. Works great and hard to miss in bright yellow.
By A, , October 9, 2014
This has been great for eyeglasses, and small tote around stuff! It was even great for the new iPhone 6 Plus!
By Dan , Klamath Falls, Or, September 23, 2014
I work for the railroad and carry (3) additional Red Oxx products inside of my Railking Rucksack. The Lil Roy, the Nomad Shave Kit, and the tray. The Lil Roy is by far my favorite of the three additional products I use. I store my iphone and charger, laptop charger, Beats Pill and chargers, Bose Headphones and car keys in the Lil Roy. This little bag has a ton of room inside of it and is built with the highest quality. When I need to grab my electronics heading into the house from work, its a breeze. Just grab and go. It keeps everything organized in my HUGE Rucksack and I have been asked numerous times where I bought the bag at. Simply the best, I've already bought a couple more as gifts for friends.
By Anonymous, Honolulu, HI, August 21, 2014
Probably the most used of red oxx products (along with the metro brief case). Extremely versatile. Very happy with it and have no regret buying it.
Fantastic little bag... But
By Estrella, Somewhere out West, August 17, 2014
As the title states, fantastic little bag, uses too numerous to mention. Bought four of them last October and truly love the bag. My only issue is the current price.... At $40 each, the price has gone up 60% in less than a year ($25 in Oct. 2013). I understand price increases are necessary (labor, materials, et al) , but 60%? Would be hard to justify now; I'm glad I got them when I did. (Same goes for the Nomad Shave Kit.)
----------Red Oxx Replies: Thanks for the review Estrella, alas life marches on, material costs go up, labor goes up. The Lil Roy was at the introductory price since its inception 14 years ago. We compared our prices with the market share and concluded it was ready for an increase. Most conclude for what you get, it's still a great bag at a comparable price.
By R. Bryan, Ft Worth, TX, June 12, 2014
Good design, sized right, well-built. Looks like it should last for many years.
By Duke, CA, May 8, 2014
It's a bag, is of the advertised dimensions, and has excellent build quality.
No, this isn't one of those 2000 word reviews about how having this bag saved my life.
By shaun, san diego, April 24, 2014
great for all the little electronic things on plane rides and travelling in general. bright colours are good for finding it under the seat or black cords inside. interior zipper on one interior side pocket would be ok instead of 2 buttoned side pockets.
By Steve, Greenville SC, February 27, 2014
I bought a couple of these and used them for so many things, I had to purchase 10 more to keep everyone happy. I use one for all electronics gear. I use another for work tools when needed. I have another for the safety and electrical measurement gear. I have another for my shave kit. The others belong to my wife and kids. all of them are different colors so we don't get confused. I can grab all 4 of these for my 3 amigos during field service travel. I only use 1-2 of these for business travel aboard the airboss. And my wife has three ready for her new skytrain to europe! As you can tell, we are a RedOxx family. My experience is that these are the toughest bags around and with the lifetime warranty, nothing beats it!
By JB, Jacksonville, Florida, February 13, 2014
Like everyone else you buys any Redoxx bag I love your products. I have been using the Little Roy to keep miscellaneous items in my car; however, this week I found a new use as a range bag. I put 100 rounds of 45 ammo and a Sig P220 in the Little Roy, so I didn't have to lug my larger range bag to the pistol range. A great product, can I rate it higher than 5 stars?
By Nav888, Texas, February 7, 2014
Uncertain about purchase, but after reading the review and given the price I decided to go. Was looking for a bag to pull out of carry on in the plane. This worked well for me with Kindle, IPad mini, and Bose headphones. All fit well.
Fit the most in the smallest space
By Anonymous, Missouri, January 23, 2014
Best "Dopp Kit" bag ever!
By Anonymous, , January 17, 2014
I bought this to use in my air boss, so that in the middle i would have this and the nomad. The nomad is great, but I find that this plus nomad plus shoes don't all fit that nicely in the middle of an airboss. I would recommend instead if you use shoes get 2 nomads.
By John McCarthy, London, England, January 9, 2014
I bought one of these as an accessories bag for my Air Boss and it works perfectly. It can fit a fair amount of stuff and is great for your electronics, odd bits and even as a wash bag. Inside, it has a snap closure section on each side - I have my first aid kit on one side, my travel repair kit (550 cord/duct tape) on the other side and my gadgets in the middle. Great for taking out of the air boss when on the plane and putting under the seat for easy access to your gear.
Just bought a second Lil Roy as my gym wash bag!
By BW, Albuquerque, January 5, 2014
This is a great man purse. I put my chargers, spare phone battery, earbuds, gps, passport, and all sorts of do-dads in it and put it in my sky train when I travel. It's great for keeping track of small expensive or important objects. It keeps everything together and I can pull it out on the plane before I stow the sky train or in the hotel and have access to my things. It's really perfect and handy.
By Jason, Maryland, October 17, 2013
I just received this bag and love the size. It is perfect for storing in my vehicle and keeping the glove box organized. In fact, I can see ordering a few more to use as organizers around the home and workshop as well as in a larger bag for traveling.
Why only 4 stars? Because 4 1/2 isn't an option...What I would change to make it 5 stars would be to use a zipper on one or perhaps both of the inside pockets. The snap does not allow secure storage of little things that will fall into the main compartment if the bag is turned over. I am also concerned about how the mesh will hold up without reinforcement behind the snap. I can see the snap tearing through the mesh eventually. Those concerns are not enough to keep me from ordering more of these bags but it would be neat to see a Lil Roy 2.0 someday. Thanks Red Oxx.
By John, Memphis, October 10, 2013
I've had my Lil Roy for a few months and I've yet to leave on a trip without it. Lil Roy has become my go-to seat bag for air travel. I load it up with a book, iPad mini, headphones, passport, phone, etc and toss it in my backpack, taking it out as I board the plane and stash my pack for the trip. I recently gifted a half dozen to friends, who have no doubt found them as useful as I have. The applications for a sturdy organizer bag this size are endless, and the quality, as expected from Red Oxx, is superb. I bought mine in Safari and it's a great signature color. The Roy has been a go-to Christmas gift in years past, and it's a very affordable, and solid introduction to others about Red Oxx products. My Lil Roy just returned from two weeks in Spain, and it made long flights and gear organization a pleasure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fit my Kindle, iPad, Nook, Notebook in the Lil Roy?
The Mini iPad will fit, as will a Kindle, Kindle Fire or Nook, however we recommend using the Chica
/Chico mini messenger bag to carry tablets as it is padded and correctly sized and has plenty of extra room for your mouse, keyboard, and chargers.
What are the best uses for the Lil Roy?
Anything your imagination can devise, for its size. For example: lunch bag, electronics gadget bag for cables and battery chargers, digital camera bag, packing cube, toiletry bag, emergency bag, first aid kit bag, dope bag, tire changes, binoculars, toys, video and mini board games, and organizing your smaller gear using color coding. The list goes on...
What's the difference between the Lil Roy and the Nomad?
was designed as a Toiletry bag or "dopp kit" with a large main compartment whereas the Lil Roy serves more to organize smaller items, what with it's internal mesh pockets, however both can make great packing cubes.
Does the Lil Roy come with a shoulder strap?
It's designed to be carried by the carry handle. There are no d-rings for attaching a shoulder strap.
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.
My zipper broke. The teeth have separated. Do I send it in for warranty repair?
No need for warranty repair, try to 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.
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Keep your things organized.
How to make your travel life less cluttered.
Looking for a packing cube type bag to help you get sorted? How about holding your digital camera, iPod, DVD players, headphones, Go Pro camera, loose electronics and doo dads? Maybe you're looking for a small gadget bag to keep your electronic accessories such as power cords, battery chargers, backup drives and the like stored in?
MULTI-USE MINI BAG.
The Lil Roy is it, your favorite new gadget bag! Developed after a gentleman named Roy who wanted a little bag for his tire chains, the Lil Roy is our chameleon hideout bag in the Red Oxx gear lineup. Is it a travel purse? Sure, we've had some ladies carry one out in the field as their purse or airline "personal item". Camera bag? Experience has found that our Lil Roy makes a just-right sized GoPro camera bag or digital video camera bag. Video Game case? It will fit video games as well as a variety of remote controls. Lunch bag? Sure, but do you really want to muck up the inside? Kindle and Mini iPad bag? A Kindle reader will nicely tuck into one of the interior side pockets (the pocket will not snap shut, however).
That's right, hundreds of our satisfied customers have used it for all of the above and many new uses keep cropping up daily. Moms tell us their kids use it to pack their toys and games in for road trips, keeping the amount of "extras" organized and clutter down to a minimum. Some folks have even found the Lil Roy useful as a "Ditty Bag" (also known as a "sailors housewife" - ie: an emergency sewing kit). For more great ideas for the multi-use mini bag of the century, check out some of our Lil Roy product reviews in the reviews tab. Tell us how YOU use your Lil Roy in a product review and if it's pretty cool, you could win a prize!*
LIL ROY AS PACKING CUBE.
A pack-it or packing cube? Wow, now there's a clever use for a Lil Roy. Color co-ordinate your belongings for quick ID and use the grab handles for easy retrieval. As a packing cube, the handles allow you to hang it on the doorknob while at your hotel for easy access. The handles also make it quick to pull out of your packed travel bag. Since you have 12 vibrant colors to choose from, you can "color code" your Lil Roy Packing Cubes. Then it's a snap to find your stuff and since it has handles, it's easy to pull out of your suitcase. You can also check out our line of packing cubes designed to work with Red Oxx Carry-on bags.
SATISFY YOUR INNER ORGANIZER.
The Lil Roy features twin Leno "stiff mesh" pockets on each inside wall with Red Oxx Mil-Spec snaps to keep things contained. Our "stiff mesh" is made to take a beating and not tear or wear out unlike "soft mesh" pocket linings. Stiff mesh features smaller holes and a tighter weave, this makes it "stiff" and hold up better under duress. It's the same mesh we use on our Aviator line of Mesh bags.
Inside, the Lil Roy's pockets are sewn down on the bottoms and sides so your stuff stays contained once it's snapped in. Each webbed handle is double cross stitched to the bag and wraps all the way around. Massive #10 YKK heavy-duty nylon self-locking zippers open when you need them to and stay locked when you don't. Our proprietary Fair Trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots provide bag opening and closing assistance so easy you'll wonder how you used zippers without them.
BUILT LIKE A TANK?
Our customers 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 such a small bag, Lil Roys are built tough. Starting with one of the most durable textile materials available, 1000 weight CORDURA® nylon, we use super strong UV resistant thread's stitched into every seam. Each stress point, such as where the handles attach to the bag, is box stitched. Rugged, reliable and tough.
BOUND AND BAGGED.
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, or binding, that prevents the pieces from unraveling on the inside of the bag. Our binding material is vertically woven to prevent fraying, peeling or splitting that you may commonly see in competitors gadget bags that brag of "binding" their edges.
MY, WHAT BIG ZIPPERS YOU HAVE!
The reason Red Oxx uses the largest zipper we can afford, the #10 YKK VISLON® zipper, is that they are 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; they function smoothly in inclement weather and they can be yanked from a variety of angles without losing teeth or becoming separated.
COLOR COORDINATE YOUR ORGANIZATION.
With so many vibrant colors to choose from, you should have a Lil Roy in every color for storing around the house or garage and still find you'd like to have a few more for the car, perhaps as a first aid kit, portable DVD player bag or to store emergency travel supplies like tire chains, flares and flashlights. Consider buying two or more Lil Roys, you'll always find a use for more than one! Thanks Lil Roy! You are versatility in a mini bag redefined!
Whatever your needs, chances are the Lil Roy, a handy little multi-use mini bag, will do the trick.
U.S.A. Dimensions: 9"L x 3"W x 6"H
Capacity: 162 cubic inches.
Weight: 0.5 pounds.
Metric Dimensions: 23cm L x 7.6cm W x 15.2cm H.
Capacity: 2.6 Liters.
Weight: 0.22 Kilos.
- Dual interior mesh flat snap pockets: 5.5"H x 9"W
- Main compartment: 9"L x 3"W x 6"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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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.
Every great bag needs cool luggage accessories.
Lil Roy Trivia: Named after a Red Oxx friend, Roy, who needed a bag to carry tire chains.
*Prizes valued at $25. To be determined by Red Oxx at time of giveaway.
Red Oxx Lil Roy is a Red Oxx "Staff Pick" favorite.
- Designed AND made in U.S.A.
- "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
- Fabric: 1000 weight urethane coated, Dupont certified CORDURA® nylon
- Weather resistant (NOT waterproof)
- All zippers #10 YKK VISLON® self-locking
- Thread: #92 bonded SolarMax Nylon
- All seams double stitched and bound
- Double box stitching on all stress points
- Fair trade Monkey Fist Zip Knots on all zippers
- Stainless steel Mil-Spec snaps with Red Oxx logo
- Includes Cable Lock
- Embroidered patch circular logo
- Choose from 12 vibrant colors
- U.S.A. Dimensions: 9"L x 3"W x 6"H
- Metric Dimensions: 23cm L x 7.6cm W x 15.2cm H
- U.S.A. Capacity: 162 Cubic Inches
- Metric Capacity: 2.6 Liters
- U.S.A. Weight: 0.5 Pounds
- Metric Weight: 0.22 Kilos
Lil Roy Gadget 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
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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