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Is this the best carryon on the planet?

Editor’s note: a full review of the Air Boss is now posted here) 

The Red Oxx Air Boss is worthy of any light traveler’s consideration. It is close to maximum legal carryon size, yet weighs well under four pounds. It has NO WHEELS - which is a good thing; wheels would double the weight and eat interior capacity. And, it was developed in consultaion with Doug Dyment - the one-bag expert. At $225 this bag costs a lot less than many high-end carryons, and it will probably last several times longer than those $100 bags, which means it may be the best carryon value on the planet. Red Oxx products are made in the USA and carry lifetime warranties.


By the way, the Air Boss has its own packing diagram (also by Dyment) which can applied to most any carryon. 

Read a review comparing the Air Boss to the Rick Steves bag. Here’s another blogger’s review of the Boss. 

OBOW will be doing a carryon top ten soon - nominate your favorites.

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 Editor’s note: a full review of the Air Boss is now posted here)





Reader Comments (3)

Personally, I'm a big fan of Tom Bihn's bags. I have the Aeronaut (a maximum carry on bag similar to the Airboss) and an Empire Builder with Brain Cell (a terrific laptop bag). These two bags look great, are fantastic quality, and hold more than I would ever want to take with me while traveling. I can't imagine a better way to travel. www.tombihn.com

June 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterellismc

Thanks - I hope to test the Aeronaut, another hand-made American product. I just completed an intensive test of the Red Oxx Air Boss and will post it soon.I'll also post a link to another blogger's review of the Aeronaut.All readers are encouraged to send in their own suggestions or reviews by e-mail.

June 11, 2007 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
The Air Boss is a very high quality bag, available in a rainbow of colors. Fully stuffed, mine on return from the UK weighed just over 30 lbs., far more than is reasonable, which would be a maximum of perhaps 22 lbs. loaded, and more likely, less than that. For someone who prefers a bag that can be backpacked, consider the Osprey Porter 46, similar capacity to the Air Boss, less than half the price, very similar construction quality, though it does not open quite as widely as the Air Boss. The Porter 46 loads more like a duffel bag. The Porter 46 occasionally is available at sale prices, such as when I bought mine, but not the Air Boss. Regardless, one or the other ought to be on the short list for someone who has decided to get a non-wheeled carry-on bag.
September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan B

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