Colonel Littleton X RCS No. 1 Grip Giveaway

This is big time, folks.

In honor of Father’s Day, we’re teaming up with our dear friends at Colonel Littleton on a giveaway for their iconic No. 1 Grip leather bag.  You read that correctly: We are giving away one of their seriously awesome leather bags.  To give you a little color:

If you boarded a train sometime between the 1870s to 1940s, your travel bag was called a grip. A grip was not a bag you left with the baggage car or entrusted to the care of someone else, but rather a personal bag kept with you at all times. Likewise, the Colonel’s No. 1 Leather Travel Bag is designed as a carry-on-bag and not a bag to be checked.


The bag has plenty of room to hold everything you need for an overnight stay, or it serves well as your personal carry-on bag for extended trips.  Personally, I use the No. 1 Grip regularly.  It is perfect as a weekender if you don’t need a large shoe selection, or as an overnighter with a garment bag.  It opens wide and packs easily.  I have brought this bag to the Bahamas in lieu of a briefcase…it was great carrying my laptop, magazine, book, charger, and other odds and ends on the plane.  It’s easy to carry, and it got quite a few looks and nods.  It’s a very handsome piece with instant heritage and Colonel Littleton warranties the bag for its natural life.

To enter, do the following:

  1. Leave a comment to this post with your favorite travel destination
  2. Follow Colonel Littleton on Instagram
  3. Follow Red Clay Soul on Instagram
  4. Tag three friends on the Red Clay Soul Instagram post (click here for the link)

***You must do all four of these to be eligible to win***

Since we are celebrating Father’s Day, we are going to announce the winner on Sunday, June 16th after lunch.  Get your entries in by noon ET on Sunday.  This should make one guy’s Father’s Day pretty special…

Good Luck!!!

A VERY special thanks to Colonel Littleton for providing the bag for the giveaway

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  • Steven Bremer06/10/2019 - 7:38 AM

    This is a timely post and question as my wife and I are starting to plan an anniversary get away. For me if we are talking special destination Italy would be at the top of the list. Would love to bring this bag along. ReplyCancel

  • Scott06/10/2019 - 7:43 AM

    Charleston ReplyCancel

  • Mat06/10/2019 - 7:47 AM

    New OrleansReplyCancel

  • Michael06/10/2019 - 7:48 AM

    Favorite destination is Turks and Caicos – has to be the most relaxing place I’ve ever beenReplyCancel

  • Tad Derrick06/10/2019 - 7:50 AM

    Favorite travel destination right now is St. Augustine, Florida great history, the beach, and quality time with my brotherReplyCancel

  • Kevin06/10/2019 - 7:51 AM


  • Paul06/10/2019 - 7:53 AM

    Tybee IslandReplyCancel

  • Charles06/10/2019 - 7:56 AM

    Sea IslandReplyCancel

  • Andrew06/10/2019 - 7:58 AM

    My favorite place to travel is anywhere with my wife- she’s the greatest travel partner and side kick!ReplyCancel

  • Jack06/10/2019 - 7:59 AM

    Anywhere with great mountains – Jackson Hole is up there!ReplyCancel

  • Sam06/10/2019 - 8:01 AM


  • Justin06/10/2019 - 8:04 AM

    Charleston ReplyCancel

  • Adam G06/10/2019 - 8:11 AM

    St. Simons IslandReplyCancel

  • Blake06/10/2019 - 8:13 AM


  • Jordan Hale06/10/2019 - 8:21 AM

    Hill Country, TXReplyCancel

  • Chris06/10/2019 - 8:24 AM
  • Kirk Stafford06/10/2019 - 8:25 AM

    St. George IslandReplyCancel

  • Michael Warren06/10/2019 - 8:37 AM

    Charleston and the Golden Isles. I would love to win this bag to pack away my number 18 left hand portfolio and clothes for my July trip to Charleston with the family! ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Crosby06/10/2019 - 8:44 AM

    My friends always do fancy trips to exotic destinations; I’m happy taking the kids on long weekends from Auburn to Orange Beach. 
    Thanks for the giveaway, pal! ReplyCancel

  • Patrick06/10/2019 - 8:56 AM


  • Kory06/10/2019 - 8:59 AM

    Gent Belgium ReplyCancel

  • Ben06/10/2019 - 9:29 AM

    New OrleansReplyCancel

  • Todd06/10/2019 - 9:29 AM
  • Sam06/10/2019 - 9:34 AM

    Kauai ReplyCancel

  • Brandon East06/10/2019 - 9:39 AM

    All entered, tagged, and followed; thanks for this amazing giveaway! My favorite travel destination is Charleston, SC. ReplyCancel

  • Eryn K06/10/2019 - 9:45 AM

    New OrleansReplyCancel

  • Justin06/10/2019 - 9:45 AM

    Sea IslandReplyCancel

  • William Fisher06/10/2019 - 9:46 AM


  • Drew Griffith06/10/2019 - 9:49 AM

    Jackson Hole Wyoming & Charleston are neck and neck for me. Each one at different times of the year. ReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey06/10/2019 - 9:50 AM

    Weekend trip to ssiReplyCancel

  • Michael Franks06/10/2019 - 9:50 AM

    New Orleans ReplyCancel

  • Carson06/10/2019 - 9:52 AM

     San Miguel de Allende ReplyCancel

  • Kris06/10/2019 - 9:56 AM

    The beaches of 30A. ReplyCancel

  • Meredyth06/10/2019 - 9:57 AM

    The Abacos. No question. Thanks for a fun giveaway! ReplyCancel

  • John Adcock06/10/2019 - 10:02 AM

    Charleston ReplyCancel

  • Nick06/10/2019 - 10:07 AM

    Green Turtle Cay. Can’t beat it. ReplyCancel

  • Jill06/10/2019 - 10:11 AM

    30A for now … although I may change it to Highlands in a few months!ReplyCancel

  • Ringo Mooneyham06/10/2019 - 10:13 AM

     New Zealand 🇳🇿 ReplyCancel

  • Carlotta Solomon06/10/2019 - 10:13 AM

    My favorite travel destination is our tiny cabin OTG!  My husband doesn’t unwind unless he’s unplugged.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Martin06/10/2019 - 10:27 AM

    New Orleans ReplyCancel

  • Trip06/10/2019 - 10:27 AM

    New OrleansReplyCancel

  • Schuyler Howe06/10/2019 - 10:28 AM

    Looks like that bag wants to go to Palmetto Bluff. ReplyCancel

  • Stephen Hardy06/10/2019 - 10:35 AM

    Three Rivers, MTReplyCancel

  • Anita Ginn06/10/2019 - 10:37 AM

    Georgia coast ReplyCancel

  • Heath06/10/2019 - 10:38 AM

    Murren , SwitzerlandReplyCancel

  • Tim06/10/2019 - 10:59 AM


  • Tyler carr06/10/2019 - 11:04 AM

    Islamorada ReplyCancel

  • Chris rash06/10/2019 - 11:19 AM

    Rosemary beach is my number one travel destination. Using this bag to get there would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Randy Daly06/10/2019 - 11:27 AM


  • Ruth06/10/2019 - 11:33 AM

    Sedona, AZReplyCancel

  • Josh06/10/2019 - 11:37 AM

    Telluride, COReplyCancel

  • John Troyer06/10/2019 - 11:45 AM

    Sandbridge beach, Va! Thanks for the gaw ReplyCancel

  • James06/10/2019 - 12:12 PM

    Great Smoky MountainsReplyCancel

  • Sarah Loudermilk06/10/2019 - 12:18 PM


  • Taylor barron06/10/2019 - 12:41 PM

    Chucktown is always a blast! Love the posts ReplyCancel

  • Kristiina Ho06/10/2019 - 12:54 PM


  • D Miller06/10/2019 - 12:57 PM

    Any new destination ReplyCancel

  • Carla Blakey06/10/2019 - 1:10 PM

    Tulum! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ben06/10/2019 - 1:12 PM

    Charleston for our honeymoon several years ago was definitely an awesome destination. Cant wait to go back!! ReplyCancel

  • Kyle Spencer06/10/2019 - 1:16 PM


  • Jeff Williams06/10/2019 - 1:16 PM

    My wife and I travel in our Airstream all through the western states. I personally own a Col Littleton briefcase, notebook and other items and they are a great design. ReplyCancel

  • Brett Carlisle06/10/2019 - 1:17 PM

    Destin, FLReplyCancel

  • Michael06/10/2019 - 1:17 PM

    St. Augustine but can’t wait to explore more! ReplyCancel

  • Jason Jenkins06/10/2019 - 1:17 PM

    Favorite destination: MaldivesReplyCancel

  • Seth06/10/2019 - 1:21 PM


  • Emily Maxwell06/10/2019 - 1:21 PM

    We absolutely love visiting Nine Quarter circle ranch in Big Sky Montana. This bag is perfect for the destination as you even feel like you step back in time!!! We love Colonel Littleton and all things leather!ReplyCancel

  • The_mad_german06/10/2019 - 1:22 PM


  • Michael Maxwell06/10/2019 - 1:26 PM

    St Augustine FloridaReplyCancel

  • Chris Allen06/10/2019 - 1:41 PM

    The best getaway town is Louisville, KY. All of my favorite things in one place. Bourbon, great food, and horse racing. Can’t wait to take this on my next adventure. ReplyCancel

  • James Martin06/10/2019 - 1:53 PM

    My wife would like to go to Scotland, have wanted to for a while now.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn06/10/2019 - 1:57 PM

    My favorite travel destination is the Smoky Mountains. ReplyCancel

  • Colton MacLeod06/10/2019 - 2:12 PM

    Charleston, SCReplyCancel

  • Sam Patterson06/10/2019 - 2:13 PM

    Favorite travel destination. Smith Lake AlabamaReplyCancel

  • Will06/10/2019 - 2:43 PM

    Anywhere out west/Jackson, WY, hands down. ReplyCancel

  • Mike Kilkenmy06/10/2019 - 2:46 PM

    Toss up between Nashville and Key WestReplyCancel

  • Ryan Farmer06/10/2019 - 2:52 PM

    Seaside, FLReplyCancel

  • Will Collins06/10/2019 - 3:11 PM
  • Nathan Cashwell06/10/2019 - 3:29 PM

    We love seaside! ReplyCancel

  • Maddie Cashwell06/10/2019 - 3:34 PM

    30a-Seaside, Fl is such a fun place to visit!!ReplyCancel

  • Ben06/10/2019 - 3:53 PM

    Ireland ReplyCancel

  • Tino06/10/2019 - 4:10 PM

    Favorite Destination – Chanchamayo District of Peru.  The coffee is close to the kind they serve in heaven. ReplyCancel

  • Arthur Reynolds06/10/2019 - 4:20 PM

    Sea Island ReplyCancel

  • David Leaumont06/10/2019 - 4:38 PM

    Bruges, Belgium!ReplyCancel

  • Conor06/10/2019 - 4:44 PM

    Edgartown, MAReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey Blankenship06/10/2019 - 4:48 PM

    Orcas island, WAReplyCancel

  • Nathan06/10/2019 - 4:58 PM

    Mountains of VirginiaReplyCancel

  • Bill06/10/2019 - 4:59 PM

    St. JohnReplyCancel

  • Jerome Brownell06/10/2019 - 5:04 PM

    Chang Mai Thailand is where I loveReplyCancel

  • Ross Smith06/10/2019 - 5:31 PM

    Man that would be the cat’s pajamas, as the kids say. Favorite travel destination is Lexington, Kentucky, but place I want to go is ZihuatanejoReplyCancel

  • Ben06/10/2019 - 5:44 PM

    Isla Mujeres ReplyCancel

  • Mike P06/10/2019 - 6:07 PM

    New Orleans ReplyCancel

  • Scott Moore06/10/2019 - 6:26 PM

    Paris, FranceReplyCancel

  • Alex Naples06/10/2019 - 6:38 PM

    Charleston, SCReplyCancel

  • Cheri06/10/2019 - 6:40 PM

    Anywhere in Italy ReplyCancel

  • Hunter W.06/10/2019 - 6:48 PM

    Jackson, WYReplyCancel

  • robert06/10/2019 - 7:42 PM

    new york cityReplyCancel

  • Leslie Evans06/10/2019 - 7:46 PM

    Beautiful hand crafted travel bag.ReplyCancel

  • Donald Goforth06/10/2019 - 8:01 PM

    I do appreciate the quality of work and materials you use. I enjoy using your products daily. ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie06/10/2019 - 8:15 PM

    We make a lot of weekend trips to Florida to visit family. This amazing Colonel Littleton Grip would be the perfect weekender bag for my husband who’s Also a super dad!  Favorite travel destination is London. Dream travel = Mediterranean Cruise 🚢 ReplyCancel

  • Anders06/10/2019 - 8:24 PM

    Sea IslandReplyCancel

  • Justin OHara06/10/2019 - 8:30 PM

    Charleston is one of our favorite destinations!  ReplyCancel

  • Aaron06/10/2019 - 8:43 PM
  • Ryan06/10/2019 - 8:46 PM

    Bald Head Island, NCReplyCancel

  • Pamela06/10/2019 - 9:04 PM

    Would love to travel to Australia with this gorgeous bag!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Bell06/10/2019 - 9:05 PM

    Would love to travel to Australia with this gorgeous bag!ReplyCancel

  • Trey06/10/2019 - 9:07 PM

    Edisto BeachReplyCancel

  • Chuck06/10/2019 - 9:31 PM
  • Jared06/10/2019 - 10:29 PM

    Cape cod/nantucketReplyCancel

  • Michael06/10/2019 - 11:32 PM

    Andaz Peninsula. Guanacaste, Costa RicaReplyCancel

  • S. Ryan Hawkins06/10/2019 - 11:50 PM

    Kennebunkport MaineReplyCancel

  • Sue Everly Townsend06/10/2019 - 11:51 PM

    My very favorite destination in Costa Rica for mission work with Lynnville United Methodist Church in Lynnville, TN!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brad06/11/2019 - 1:41 AM

    Sea IslandReplyCancel

  • Brad06/11/2019 - 1:42 AM

    St Teresa BeachReplyCancel

  • Kevin06/11/2019 - 2:40 AM

    Favorite destination?  That’s a hard one.  I got several places I still want to visit (thus I could put this bag to use) but if I had to revisit a prior location, I would vote for Italy.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Pearce06/11/2019 - 5:13 AM

    We love to travel to Michigan. ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Scott06/11/2019 - 5:52 AM

    We enjoy going on our 1st camping trip of the season to our fave local spot for a week in July.ReplyCancel

  • kobi voshell06/11/2019 - 8:06 AM

    My favorite travel spot must be lander Wyoming. ReplyCancel

  • Tyler Mattox06/11/2019 - 8:47 AM


  • Bill Helms06/11/2019 - 9:55 AM

    Kentucky bourbon countryReplyCancel

  • Kay06/11/2019 - 10:55 AM

    Smokey Mtn.ReplyCancel

  • John Wehr06/11/2019 - 12:17 PM

    Maui ReplyCancel

  • David G06/11/2019 - 6:54 PM

    What a beautiful gift for a Father’s Day giveaway!  Quite something!   An ideal destination would be New Zealand…ReplyCancel

  • Velda06/11/2019 - 7:29 PM

    I love Rural Retreat, VirginiaReplyCancel

  • Justin P. Van Beusecum06/11/2019 - 8:59 PM

    Charleston, SC!! Most beautiful place on earth! ReplyCancel

  • Chris Evers06/11/2019 - 10:41 PM

    Playa Del CarmenReplyCancel

  • Jeremy06/11/2019 - 11:06 PM

    This would be great!!ReplyCancel

  • Matt Martin06/12/2019 - 8:55 AM

    Hawaii would definitely be my favourite destinations!ReplyCancel

  • Jonathan Krebs06/12/2019 - 7:51 PM

    Would love to carry that beautiful bag to Montana!ReplyCancel

  • Ty Golden06/12/2019 - 8:32 PM

    Charleston, SC is always at the top of our listReplyCancel

  • Peary Purvis06/12/2019 - 9:25 PM

    Pawleys’s Island!ReplyCancel

  • Craig Smith06/12/2019 - 10:09 PM

    New Orleans is my favorite place!ReplyCancel

  • Christopher R Sharp06/12/2019 - 10:09 PM


  • Jonathan Chubb06/12/2019 - 11:07 PM

    Flyfishing on the Yellowstone River near Livingston, Montana!!ReplyCancel

  • CWS06/13/2019 - 12:06 AM


  • Nate06/13/2019 - 10:26 AM


  • Jonas Kaeppeler06/13/2019 - 2:59 PM

    I love the area of Portofino in Italy, this would make the perfect match 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Brian Walsh06/13/2019 - 3:00 PM

    Favorite travel destination? Home to see my wife and kids after work. Corny? Yup. True? Double yup. When the baby gets older we’ll travel again.ReplyCancel

  • Joan Barton06/13/2019 - 7:05 PM

    Savannah gaReplyCancel

  • Darlene Ranegan06/14/2019 - 3:15 PM

    Favorite travel destination is Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park area. I have followed Red Clay Soul and Colonel Littleton on Instagram and I tagged three friends on the Red Clay Soul. My husband had several of his pieces and loves all of it! He would love this bag and is one of the very best fathers!
    Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Layton06/14/2019 - 6:55 PM

    Couer d’Alene, IdahoReplyCancel

  • Patty Street06/14/2019 - 7:21 PM

    The FL KeysReplyCancel

  • Belinda Anderson06/14/2019 - 8:11 PM

    Gulf coast ReplyCancel

  • Jared Pack06/14/2019 - 9:05 PM

    Back home to Nashville! ReplyCancel

  • Mark Medley06/14/2019 - 10:19 PM

    Sanibel, Florida ReplyCancel

  • Jim Lundquist06/14/2019 - 10:50 PM

    Favorite destination is my home town, Dalesburg SD, ReplyCancel

  • Drew McDonald06/15/2019 - 1:04 AM

    Any civil war battlefield..or londonReplyCancel

  • Donna Fine06/15/2019 - 5:46 AM

    Favorite destination is NYCReplyCancel

  • Agnes06/15/2019 - 5:54 AM

    This is fabulous, amazing bag 😍😍😍ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Brockman06/15/2019 - 8:20 AM

    Favorite travel destination is the Hill Country Texas. Following both on instagram. Meagan Mickalson , Erin Hudson , Christina Hart. ReplyCancel

  • Cathy T06/15/2019 - 11:38 AM

    Indianapolis, InReplyCancel

  • brandon.comeaux@gmail.com06/15/2019 - 1:32 PM

    I’ll take it!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy06/15/2019 - 1:46 PM

    Coast of IrelandReplyCancel

  • Anthony P06/15/2019 - 4:09 PM

    Florence ItalyReplyCancel

  • Brian Smith06/15/2019 - 4:55 PM

    My favorite travel destination- Lynnville, TN. Fried pies, the best burger, and browsing at the Colonel’s. 👍ReplyCancel

  • Ann Waters06/15/2019 - 6:10 PM

    My favorite destination is Copenhagen, Denmark!ReplyCancel

  • Tony Cook06/17/2019 - 6:24 PM

    The Colonel’s products are the best! I’d use this bag for overnight or weekend trips to the East Tennessee mountains!ReplyCancel

  • Paul06/17/2019 - 11:58 PM

    My favourite place to travel is Japan. The people are so polite and I felt safe the entire time. Plus it is steeped in culture, temples, trees, gardens, markets and modern technologies. The people survive by running humble little businesses instead of large supermarkets. Eg. There are convenience stores and small shops everywhere. Everything is creative from a brush stroke to a cream bun. I’m from friendly New Zealand, but the Japanese people have to be the nicest people in the world.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda L. Floyd-Rawls06/18/2019 - 10:22 AM

    We are long time customers and would LOVE this particular grip. ReplyCancel

  • Wanda L. Floyd-Rawls06/18/2019 - 10:26 AM

    I can’t see my post so I’ll send again. Please don’t delete both. ReplyCancel



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