While the accommodation and transport are vital components of luxury travel, just as vital is what you bring with you; your wardrobe of course, but also your baggage. At TUMI, they more than understand this.
TUMI was founded in 1975 by an American entrepreneur, Charlie Clifford and has since always been a leader in the luggage industry; with ground-breaking designs and fabrics being repeatedly released since their inception. They are a brand that thrives on innovation; where every detail and every component is obsessed over until perfection is achieved.
While luggage, both carry-on and checked, is undoubtedly the core of their business, they have also diversified into several other ranges; backpacks are now a major seller, as are garment bags, briefcases, messenger bags and totes. They also produce wallets, mobile accessories, belts, cosmetic cases, eyewear, an award-winning electronics travel accessories range and even clothing. If coordination of products is king for you, then you can also shop by range on their website which is a nice touch and means your accessories and luggage can perfectly match each other.
One of their best sellers (and there are many!) is the Continental Carry on – Tegra-Lite® X Frame. This is the newest model in the Tegra-Lite® collection and is manufactured from the extremely durable Tegris® material. All the X-Frame carry-ons have a two-point locking system with moulded corners instead of zip closure, this not only makes the product more secure but also more durable and water resistant. The product comes in a very stylish Black Graphite finish, and with a 39L capacity has sufficient space to hold your things for several days of travelling. Inside there are tie-down straps, 3 zipped pockets and, very importantly in my book, a hanger bracket so you can hang your garments and avoid creases! There are 4 dual-spinning wheels and the opening is push button, but a latch with a clasp holds the bag shut making it easy to open but secure when closed.
For a tough yet lightweight (at only 4.7kg) carry-on, this is undoubtedly one of the more spacious and stylish products available and is perfect for your luxury travels. The case retails at £795.00.
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