From extended trips to the daily commute, the landscape of travel has evolved from linear journeys to the multi-faceted and inter-connected. Surroundings and situations may change but the need for stylish, trustworthy and multifunctional travel pieces remains the same. As a brand in motion, TUMI continues to redefine the travel experience for Spring 2017 by helping Global Citizens perfect their journeys every day. This season’s collections take on a fresh look with a mix of classic neutrals and bright, playful hues inspired by Havana, the vibrant capital city of Cuba. A bustling metropolis trapped in time, this mystifying place is a combination of past and present: colonial-era architecture meets modernity set against a backdrop of a rich and lively culture. The exhilarating color palette and strong prints reflect the influence of Cuba’s historic and well-preserved architecture TUMI remains the ultimate travel companion for mega-tasking Global Citizens whose ever-changing schedules demand the very best in quality, style and functionality.
The timeless Alpha 2 travel assortment introduces the next evolution of the iconic ballistic nylon collection with the launch of Front Lid and Framed packing cases. Created to offset the complexities that travel today often poses, the Alpha 2 classic is redefined by combining the abrasion-resistant FXT ballistic nylon® with either a frontal-loading or framed-case construction. The Front Lid International Carry-On (22560) offer two points of access to the main compartment, giving travelers the ability to quickly retrieve items from the front lid without having to open up the entire suitcase. The main compartment expands by two inches and features a removable suiter component with tie-down straps and multiple zipper pockets including a dedicated passport pocket.
Alpha Bravo, a landmark collection of casual and versatile travel, business and day bags is redesigned for spring, infusing style and attitude into TUMI’s signature ballistic material. In addition to existing color Hickory, the assortment will be offered in new and invigorating Galaxy Print and innovative Reflective material, inspired by art and the beautiful star-filled evening skies of the Cuban countryside. The Kirtland International Carry-On (223460) features three interior dividers in the front lid to compartmentalize packing, which can be laid down flat when not in use. Both cases also have a separate structured bottom section with tie-down straps and is perfect for gear, shoes and bulkier clothing. Made of durable ballistic nylon, the exteriors feature multiple pockets for organization, four dual-recessed wheels, a telescoping handle and bumper guards for protection.
Minimalism meets athleisure in the newly updated Tahoe collection, capturing the freedom of movement between work and travel. The next incarnation of the collection fosters an active attitude and casual aesthetic that focuses close attention on functionality and design-driven details. Each collection piece is constructed from highly-durable fabric with refined leather trim and hidden zipper seams. The subtle geo-embossed print on the fabric and triangular reinforcements recall mountainous shapes discovered across natural, rugged landscapes.
Drawing inspiration from when the fluid elements of nature and exacting lines in architecture intersect, 19 Degree boasts a strikingly modern and cutting-edge design with strategically sculpted angles. The Aluminum collection features a reinforced framecase design—with two snap closures for carry-on bags and three snap closures for check-in bags—and die-cast corner caps for additional protection. The interior is expertly appointed with the finest aesthetic and organizational features including, a lightweight lining with an embossed diamond pattern that complements the unique exterior pattern. Equally stylish and lightweight, the Polycarbonate assortment is masterfully wrapped in a special film purposefully employed to reflect light when the bag is on the move. All styles will feature integrated low-profile TSA locks, TUMI Tracer®, retractable molded top and side carry handles wrapped with leather detailing, and a patented X-Brace 45® telescoping handle system crafted from lightweight-yet sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum, which contributes to the reduced weight of the bags. The four dual-spinning recessed wheels are engineered to offer effortless maneuverability and provide greater packing capacity inside.
TUMI V3, a clear-cut expression and display of TUMI’s design leadership, showcases a balance between performance, structure and strength. Designed for travelers who value TUMI for its time-tested endurance, these bags are constructed from a multi-layer polycarbonate shell, engineered to offer unparalleled strength and impact resistance at a very light weight. The flexibility of the material allows for maximum resistance to cold impact cracking and corner crushing, while the contoured exterior ensures resiliency and reduces signs of wear, making these wheelaways the consummate travel companion for any adventure. The V3 cases will be offered in the full range of carry-on and check-in pieces, ranging from a Compact Four-Wheeled Carry-On through a Worldwide Trip Packing Case. These styles will be offered in classic Black and a range of colorful hues and prints evoking the flora and fauna of Havana, including Banana Leaf Print, Magenta, Pacific Blue and Blur Print.
The Voyageur collections take shape with a mix of bold prints and accents of color. Each silhouette is designed with simplicity and functional purpose, while the vibrant colors inject personality. The Voyageur Super Léger International Carry-On (484660), updated in seasonal Cadet, is constructed from lightweight nylon with leather trim, and features an adjustable-height telescoping handle, four smooth-rolling wheels, and an easy-access front U-zip pocket and flat zip pocket.