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Aspen Times Weekly: Red Foxx Manufacturing

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In 1986, Red Oxx Manufacturing made its first products from decommissioned military-surplus webbing. It was burly stuff, the kind of material that could last for decades and, despite being destined for destruction, the company thought it needed to see new life.

Today, the Montana-based bag and luggage maker continues to cut a unique path. Its gear remains burly, almost clunky in cases, including extra-thick nylon, oversize zippers, stainless steel rings, reinforced stitching, and funny monkey-knot pulls that adorn zippers with a spherical head of cord.

Made in America, in a facility in Montana, and with the backbone of a military ethos that comes from a veteran-owned brand, perhaps some overcompensation is expected.

You pay for it, certainly, with prices that start north of $200 for many of the bags. But you get a lifetime warranty, solid design, and construction that I’ve seen first-hand will last.

For more on this product, visit Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.

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