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12 Reasons to Own Red Oxx Gear

12 Reasons to own Red Oxx Gear

Red Oxx Manufacturing was first established in 1986 by former veteran Jim Markel Sr. Later he sold the company to his son, current CEO Jim Markel Jr.. Read more about us here.

"If you’re looking for a bag that’s genuinely made in America, one that will last a lifetime, then you’ve come to the right company. Our no questions asked "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty is completely transferable and absolutely unconditional." ~ Jim Markel CEO.

1. 12 Vibrant Colors to Choose From.

From bright Red and sunny Saffron to funky Amethyst and mellow Olive or Khaki, Red Oxx has a rainbow of bag colors to chose from. For the serious businessman there’s the basic Black or cool Midnight. For the sportsman there’s our trademarked muted two-tone Safari.

For the traveling young woman with a sense of style, choose beautiful Bordeaux, magnificent Mariner or classy Coal, and more. Here’s a list of our vivid colors in tough CORDURA® Brand Nylon Fabric that will never rip or tear. Can’t decide? Want to see them in person? Request a swatch!

  • Black
  • Bordeaux
  • Coal
  • Forest
  • Khaki
  • Mariner
  • Midnight
  • Olive
  • Red
  • Saffron
  • Safari –1940s Olive Drab and Desert Tan
  • Violet

2. "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty

You break it, we’ll marvel you that could, then repair or replace it, no questions asked. No hoops to jump through, no fine print, no apologies.

3. Made in U.S.A.

Hand-crafted with pride in Billings, Montana. Your hard-earned dollars go to support working Americans and their families. No hidden outsourcing. No fake Montana front. We are genuine. Come tour our state of the art factory and see for yourself!

4. Veteran Owned and Operated

Founded by a former Marine Special Forces Parachute Rigger, Captain James Markel Senior Ret., your bags are made to military specifications (Mil-Spec) quality. The rigger motto "I will be sure, always." goes into every stitch and every piece of hardware. That said…

5. Mil-spec Heavy-duty Hardware

Dependable hardware that is built and inspected to meet stringent U.S. Military Specifications. We wanted a bag with real old fashioned metal or high tech poly plastics hardware that will never break, and so do you.

6. Seams That Won’t Come Apart

Red Oxx bags are stitched together on industrial sewing machines using a trademarked UV resistant, nearly unbreakable proprietary thread by our highly trained and experienced sewing and assembly production herd. All high-stress points are double-box stitched; the origin of the double XX in Red Oxx. Where parts and pieces come together, they are double stitched and also bound, inside and outside.

7. Quality CORDURA® Brand Nylon Fabric and Ballistic Nylon Fabrics That Are Water Resistant

Red Oxx makes maximum effort to source our textiles from American owned and operated mills. Each roll of fabric is inspected upon arrival by our cutting department and if it does not meet our high standards of perfection, we reject it and send it back to the mill. All fabrics are treated with a water-resistant polyurethane backing that is applied at the mill.

8. Extra Large YKK #5 or #10 Vislon® Zippers

Our zippers work in any kind of weather, under any kind of conditions, and during any temperature, hot or cold. They also lock in place and are virtually impenetrable, thus deterring opportunistic thieves. Most people, using simple tools at hand, can also repair them in the field, should the unlikelihood that they happen to separate.

9. Monkey Fist Zip Knots on Every Zipper

Red Oxx doesn’t skimp on zip knots. They are not only tied by Free Trade Red Oxx Associates in Guatemala, they are also easy to grab, and will last forever. They will even interlock with each other for further theft deterrence.

10. Rigorously Tried and Tested Gear Development

Our bags won’t hit the market until they’ve been through our rigorous testing and development procedures. Carried around the world in all kinds of conditions and environments, each Red Oxx bag goes through at least three or four stages before we’re satisfied that you’ll be satisfied. Unlike those flash-in-the-pan Kickstarter copycat bags that are here, and then gone.

11. The Gold Standard of Customer Care

Red Oxx prides itself in providing the absolute Gold Standard in Customer Care. We’re here for your ultimate satisfaction. We want you to be a customer for life. Depend on Red Oxx to go the extra mile where it counts; your total and complete happiness. Don’t believe us? There are over 4000 uncensored product reviews on our website. We’re completely confident you will love your new bag; or as we like to think of it, your new lifelong travel companion.

12. In Stock or Quick to Build

We’ll ship out your order within 48 hours of receiving it during regular business days Monday – Friday, provided your order is placed by 4:00pm MST, excluding holidays. NOTE – in some cases, such as if you order monogramming for your Railroad Grip, Rail Runner or Rail King Rucksack, there could be a delay of up to three (3) business days.

Occasionally, we may sell out of a color due to a large Corporate or Government order. Once you place your order it will then go on what is called by the herd – backorder, meaning we are working fast to build it for you. Every effort is made to build and ship out your backordered product in fourteen (14) days.

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