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Smart Girls Tour Light on the Abacos Islands

The Dock on Elbow Cay

Barbara and her partner decided that after lugging around "too much luggage" during their last visit to the Abacos Islands, that this year, they’d adhere to the Red Oxx travel light philosophy. Ultimately pleased with their decision, the two go on to explain how the Air Boss and Gator conform to different methods of travel, whether it be by plane or by boat, they are more than satisfied with their luggage AND their mode of carry-on travel.

For submitting her Adventure Journal, Barbara gets her choice of Rigger Wallet or Market Tote. When will we hear about about YOUR adventure?

The Abacos chain of islands are so different than Nassau and Freeport and the more widely known areas of the Bahamas that people don’t say, "We’re going to the Bahamas" when they’re going to the Abacos. Worlds apart, the Abacos are much more rustic and natural and lack the hotels and casinos and nightlife of other Bahama vacation sites.

The last time we enjoyed the Abacos we carried too much luggage. This time, we proudly carried only our RedOxx bags. The Air Boss is amazing in it’s capacity. I packed the following items in it for our trip: (this is a handy list readers can use – Jim)

  • 4 pairs of shorts
  • 4 shirts
  • Underwear for a week
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • 1 jacket
  • 1 hat
  • 2 long-sleeved t-shirts
  • 1 nightshirt
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 2 pairs of sandals and (this is the really amazing part)
  • 1 pair of full-size flippers, snorkel mask and snorkel tube.

And not only did my eye-catching purple colored Air Boss hold all that without forcing or bulging, it was easy to carry. Wow!

Conch shell in Abacos.
Conch shell in Abacos.

After getting all that comfortably and neatly in my Air Boss, I turned to my new Gator Gadget Bag. Equally amazing capacity. It held my full-size digital/SLR camera, three lens filters, a telephoto lens, a battery charger, a t-shirt, a hat, my wallet, passport, keys, cellphone, hairbrush, toiletry bag, airline tickets, notepad, chewing gum, lipstick, change purse,