Tough & Light: Tumi’s Modern Road Warrior


Travel in style this Fall, without the hassle! From Tumi’s Alpha Lightweight, this is Tumi’s First Hard-sided Case with a Pocket, offering resistance and lightweight, the perfect combo for smooth travel.

Tumi’s classic Alpha collection will introduce the next evolution of its iconic ballistic nylon with the launch of Alpha Lightweight. Combining the abrasion resistant FXT ballistic nylon with the hard sided, lightweight construction of the Vapor collection, Alpha Lightweight redefines a Tumi classic. Setting a new standard in travel, Alpha Lightweight combines the best of both worlds- hard and soft sided cases- by including an exterior front pocket and Add-A-Bag hook. Designed for the modern road warrior demanding superior performance, Alpha Lightweight packs in key features that incorporate Tumi’s leadership in design excellence, innovation and technology.

Infused with design elements found in Tumi’s core collections, Alpha Lightweight features the recognizable U-zip pockets and Omega zippers to the easy-to-maneuver four-wheel and X-brace 45™ handle systems. The exterior pocket provides ease to travelers who require quick access to documents, or simply to pack in last minute items. Layered behind the ballistic are polypropylene sheets ensuring unfailing, bend-but-not-break security for what’s packed inside. Polypropylene bumper guards aid against surface scratches while providing extra durability and 360 degrees of protection. A full-length suitor is zipped inside for a worry and wrinkle free business trip. From packing case to hotel closet, a Tumi hanger and use-your-own bracket is nestled inside, safely holding up to four clothing hangers.

Alpha Lightweight will be offered in a variety of sizes for all packing needs: 20”, 21” 25” 27” and 29”.

Alpha Lightweight launched online and in-stores in September. Black is September launch and Espresso/Spruce is December/January launch.

About Tumi

Tumi is the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Tumi’s heritage of design excellence is one that appeals to the world’s most sophisticated and demanding consumers who choose only the best international brands to complement their unique lifestyles. The brand is sold in 200 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 65 countries. Tumi’s success over the past three decades can be traced to its continual focus on its founding principles of design excellence, functional superiority, technical innovation, best-in-class quality and outstanding customer service.

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Pictures: Tumi Fall Collection 2012