April 19, 2018

Tumi Luggage Reviews and Buyer Guide

The First Class Travel Guide

Tumi is well known for its high quality luggage for travelers.  We have reviewed and selected the best Tumi Luggage options for each major luggage category.  We considered Tumi luggage from the following product categories in our review: suitcases, garment bags, briefcases, backpacks, and wallets.

Design

The Tumi brand is well known for high quality and innovation.  Tumi luggage stands out both in the design, style, and value offered for business travelers.  Some of the unique innovations offered in Tumi’s products includes:

  • FXT Ballistic Nylon – Represents a unique weave and special coating for ultra durable luggage.
  • Tegris – Offers strength and impact resistance at very light weights.
  • Omega Closure System – Reduces the risk of damage to zippers.
  • X Brace Handle System – Telescopic handle constructed of light-weight aluminum materials.
  • Tumi Tracer – A barcode tracking system and program that helps customers find lost luggage.
  • Lever Lock – Expansion system that offers 2.5 inches of additional space.
  • Durafold – Reinforces the corners of hard side cases with stitching and impact resistance caps.

Vapor Lite Extended Trip Packing Case

The Vapor Life collection represents ultra light-weight, high quality hard side luggage.   This luggage collection is designed for travelers looking for a light weight and sleek option with plenty of extra packing space.  With multi-layer polycarbonate alloy formulation, this suitcase offers increased strength and durability compared to standard polycarbonate cases prone to cracking and denting with frequent use.

We recommend this suitcase for travelers that regularly take extended business trips and need extra packing space.  The interior features include tie down straps, a hanger bracket, and 3 zippered pockets.  With four wheels, it’s easy to maneuver through busy airports and train stations.

  • Available in 3 colors (silver, navy, chili).
  • Includes Tumi Tracer technology for lost luggage.
  • Aircraft grade aluminum adjustable height handle.
  • Integrated TSA lock.

Alpha Bravo Knox Leather Backpack

We selected this leather backpack for its combination of style and sophistication.  This backpack not only turns heads, but it also includes a variety of notable features.  This backpack includes secure space for up to a 15 inch laptop, a tablet pocket, and 2 media pockets.  Additional accessories include 2 business card pockets, a pen loop, and key leash.

  • Made with eye catching dark brown, soft leather.
  • Top carry handles with leather accent.
  • Numerous pockets perfect for organization.
  • Offers dedicated space for both a laptop and tablet.

Tegra Lite Max Carry-On 4 Wheel Briefcase

We recommend the Tegra Lite for travelers looking for a high quality and surprisingly light-weight carry on briefcase.  The Tumi Tegra-lite Max Carry-on Briefcase includes Tegris material which is the same material that protects the pros in the NFL and on the tracks of NASCAR.

Notable features of this briefcase include a removable laptop pocket with space for laptops sized up to 15 inches, a file divider, and an extra accessory pouch.  The briefcase includes additional pockets for your phone, tablet and other business essentials.  Roomy and compact design with multi-height telescoping handle and 4 spinner wheels.

  • Available in 2 colors (black graphite and silver graphite).
  • Includes a removable and padded laptop pocket.
  • Offers a file divider for enhanced organization.
  • Includes pockets for your phone, tablet and cards as well as loops for holding your pens.

Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack

The Alpha Bravo collection represents luggage designed with a more casual focus.  This Alpha Bravo backpack offers a nice combination of organizational space with a secure laptop and tablet storage compartment.  It features leather accented carrying handles and a zippered entry into its main compartment so you can easily grab what you need while you are on the go.  A concealed magnetic snap provides access to the back pocket.

  • Available in 6 colors (anthracite, hickory, navy, grey, blue geo, and spruce).
  • Features a 12 inch shoulder drop; 16 inches wide and 12 inches wide.
  • Includes a pocket for your Ipad, two other media pockets, slots that hold two business cards, one pocket with a zipper, and one open pocket.

Alpha 2 Continental Expandable 4 Wheel Carry-On

The Alpha 2 collection focuses on lightweight, durable luggage with enhanced packing space.  We recommend this carry on for travelers looking for extra space, but still fits easily into the overhead compartment of a plane.  This carry on expands up to 2 inches for extra space when you need it most.

This carry on offers 30 design improvements and 14 components that are unique to the Tumi brand.  With a telescoping handle and 4 wheels, this carry on is easy to transport through the airport and at hotels.  The handle can be adjusted to three heights.  There is also a lid compartment that features a garment section with both a hangar bracket and zip pocket.

  • A Light weight and durable carry on with plenty of storage space.
  • Features a u-zip pocket on the front for convenient storage and accessibility.
  • Grab handles on its front, side, and bottom for quick and easy transport.

Delta Global Center Flip ID Passcase

We selected the Tumi Delta Global Flip ID as our recommended Tumi wallet.  This wallet offers a nice mix of style, quality, and technology.  The wallet is hand crafted with soft leather.  With Tumi ID lock, the wallet utilizes proprietary technology to protect personal data that is encoded on your identification, debit and credit cards.  The wallet includes easy-access front card pockets and a bill section with leather back wall.  It features an id window, plenty of card slots, and is sized to hold international currencies.

  • Tumi ID lock protects your personal information.
  • Features easily reachable pockets in the front for business cards.
  • Sized to hold foreign currencies.
  • Generous amount of available slots to hold debt, credit, and business cards.

Alpha 2 T-Pass Business Class Brief Pack

We selected the Alpha 2 T Pass Business Class Brief Pack based on its sleek leather styling, storage capacity, and its ability to make airport security easier for travelers.  Our favorite feature is the design that meets TSA checkpoint requirements which allows you to go through the security screening without removing your laptop from the case.  In order to use this feature, the rear laptop section must be packed appropriately to ensure an unobstructed scanning of the laptop section.

  • Meets TSA checkpoint requirements so laptop removal isn’t required.
  • Available in 2 colors (black and anthracite).
  • Roomy interior compartment for easy access.
  • Zip pocket equipped with an identity lock that protects encoded information on your identification, credit and debit cards.
  • Six interior slip pockets; two interior zip pockets; six exterior pockets; and three card slots.

Wheeled Extended Trip Garment Bag

We selected the Extended Trip Garment Bag based on its ability to dramatically reduce winked clothing while traveling and its ample storage capacity.   Pack up to two hanging garments plus folded clothes and accessories and effortlessly transport it wherever you go with the 4 spinner wheels.

The garment bag includes a large exterior compartment for additional clothing, two front U-zip pockets for last-minute items, shoes or a travel kit.  The garment bag offers top and side carry handles, a telescoping handle, and hanging strap. The inside compartment includes tie down straps, a hanger bracket, and multiple open pockets for shoes and other accessories.

  • Full featured garment bag designed to effortlessly carry suits, coats, and dresses wrinkle free.
  • Four wheels with a 360 degree range of motion for easy transport.
  • Two front pockets to hold last minute items, shoes, or a toiletry bag.

Expandable Organizer Laptop Leather Brief

For a really nice soft leather, sleek laptop briefcase, this expandable leather briefcase makes a great choice.  The briefcase is part of the Tumi Alpha 2 collection.  This briefcase offers travelers an expandable main compartment, an accordion file section, and a padded laptop sleeve.   The Tumi ID pocket offers space and security for passports and credit cards.  The pocket offers RFID protection to keep your personal documents secure.

  • Made of full grain, soft napa leather.
  • U-zip pocket on the front, as well as a waterproof and back zippered pocket.
  • Plenty of smaller pockets perfect for stowing accessories.
  • Leather carry handles.

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Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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