The Best Of Tumi – Luggage Bags And Accessories

The Best Of Tumi – Luggage Bags And Accessories

Tumi has been around for more than 40 years and has been known for its high-end suitcases and travel bags. Following I’ll show you a list of the best of tumi, including suitcases, travel bags and accessories.

Tumi was founded in 1975 and is based in New Jersey. The founder was part of the Peruvian Peace Corps in Peru for a while and named the company after a Peruvian ceremonial knife.

As mentioned, Tumi is known for luxury luggage and especially for their black-on-black ballistic nylon, as well as for a special feature of a metal plate which contains a unique 20-digit number in each bag.

This number can be registered with the Tumi Tracer program which will make it easier to find the bag again should it get lost.

When Tumi was taken over by another firm in 2004, the prices for their luggage were dropped but unfortunately, also the lifetime warranty was cut down to 5 years.

In 2006, the PowerPack Backpack was designed, introducing incorporated solar technology for charging phones; also in 2006, Tumi and Ducati (the Italian motorcycle giant) teamed up to launch a collection of 8 co-branded pieces.

The price range of Tumi luggage and accessories is mid to high-end.


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1. TUMI – Tegra Lite Max Continental

Expandable 4-Wheeled Carry-On Luggage – 22 Inch Hardside Suitcase for Men and Women

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The Tegra Lite Max Continental is made of Tegris, which is a 100% Polypropylene Thermoplastic created for heavy-duty protection against any kind of impact. Tegris is often used in lifesaving armour, NASCAR race cars as well as NFL players protective gear.

Find out more about Tegris at the bottom of this post.

Tegris can take a punch and luggage made from this durable material is great for frequent travelers. You don’t have to worry about how your bag is handled as the material is strong enough to withstand impacts, yet light enough not to reduce your luggage weight allowance.

The Tegra Lite 22 inch is a carry-on suitcase perfect for both, men and women, it weighs only 11.1lbs, yet is hardsided and can protect your valuables on the inside.

Measurements are: 22 x 16 x 9 inches (without wheels and handles), which can be expanded up to 11 inches in depth via a zip-around opening. Full dimensions: 23.6 x 16.7 x 11.7 inches – Check with your airline regarding carry-on size restrictions, especially if you’re thinking of using the expansion.

The outside has a full-front u-zip pocket, handles on top, side and bottom, aircraft-grade aluminum telescope handle with multiple stops and a TSA integrated lock.

The inside is fully lined with nylon and features two packing compartments, a suiter section, a hanger bracket as well as two zippered pockets and mesh zip pocket and mesh tie-down straps. The carry-on opens like a shell, which means it opens in the middle.

The Tegra Lite comes in many different sizes, from a small carry-on briefcase to a full-sized extended trip packing case.

It’s also available in different colours, as well as a newer version of the here displayed colour T-Graphite, but I prefer the looks of the older style.

A beautiful, sturdy, yet light enough suitcase perfect for the frequent traveler.

No bad points to mention apart from the size, which might be too big for carry-on for some airlines, so make sure to double-check with your airline beforehand to avoid fees for having to check your luggage.

2. TUMI – Unisex Latitude

Extended Trip Packing Case – 30 inch Hardside Checked Luggage for Men and Women

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This Tumi suitcase has only received the highest reviews.

The Unisex Latitude is a true lightweight when it comes to hardsided luggage. It is made from Tumi SRPP Ballistic material which means it is made to withstand high impact (it can flex and bend) and withstand harsh climates.

Measurements: 30 x 20 x 12 inches without wheels and handles; 30.5 x 21.7 x 12.7 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 9 lbs

This suitcase has a zippered entry to the main compartments – it opens like a clam shell and offers two packing compartments – one side has a hanger bracket and is great for suits, hats or any clothing that wrinkles easily, it also has two mesh zip pockets – the other side has mesh tie-down straps.

The suitcase has 4 lightweight spinning wheels which will make it easy to guide your luggage in any direction, the 3-stage telescope handle locks into place in 3 different places so you can adjust it to your height and the integrated TSA lock on the side makes it easy to secure your belongings and can be opened by TSA officers without hassles.

Customers who have purchased this suitcase say that it’s light yet durable, moves easily and holds a lot as well as that it’s unique and elegant looking.

Colours available: Black, Blush (featured here), Navy, Purple, Silver

This suitcase doesn’t seem to have any bad points – it’s really light yet really durable and it looks elegant.

The only thing to remark here that it’s quite a big size and you might need to check with your airline whether there is a size limitation for checked luggage, but I wouldn’t expect so.

3. TUMI – Voyageur Tres Léger

International Carry-On Luggage – 21 Inch Rolling Suitcase for Women

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This softsided carry on suitcase is made of nylon (95% nylon with 5% leather trim), which is lightweight yet durable.

The Voyageur collection is exclusively designed for women and has a purposeful and practical design without compromising on style.

The outside features a full length front lid which makes it easy for you to access items separately – perfect for those things that you might need quick access to. You can also choose to open the bag in the middle. The front lid is separated from the middle by another zipper divider.

The outside also has another front pocket, as well as a padded media pocket (big enough for a 14″ laptop), all of the pockets are zippered (the zippers are gold). Lots of different compartments make organising easy.

The telescope handle is extendable and adjustable and also fully integrated into the suitcase which means it can be pushed down into the bag. The tubing of the handle is made from aircraft-grade aluminium which is sturdy but lightweight.

The fully lined inside also has compression straps on the other side of the bag – zippered compartment which open to the front as well as when opening the bag in the middle.

The bag features 4 recessed multi-directional double-wheels for extra stability and maneuverability. There is a bottom grab handle as well as a side and top handle.

Conveniently, the bag comes with a luggage tag, a TSA-approved 3-digit padlock, and of course the Tumi tracer number on the bottom of the case.

DIMENSIONS: Dimensions in inches: 21 x 14 x 8.5 inches without wheels and handles, 22 x 16 x 9 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 7.6 lbs

Colours: Black (featured here), Black/Silver, Midnight, Mink, Ultramarine

If you plan on opening the back on the front, make sure you pack heavy items to the bottom and back of the bag, as it might otherwise fall over. (This is quite normal for soft sided bags which usually open to the front.) When using the split opening it’s easier to distribute the weight more evenly.

This is another great looking, durable and lightweight bag for a short trip.

4. TUMI – Alpha 3 Short Trip

Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case Suitcase – Rolling Luggage for Men and Women – Anthracite

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This 26″ softsided checked suitcase is made of FXT Ballistic Nylon – this is a fabric exclusive to Tumi, combining a unique weave and special coating to create an ultra-tough and virtually abrasion proof softside material.

Also part of this luggage is Tumi’s exclusive Omega Closure System which significantly helps to minimize the risk of damage to the zipper through having a zipper that breaks away from the bag if it gets caught. This means, only the puller needs to be replaced instead of the whole zipper. Quick and easy.

This suitcase can easily be expanded by up to 2.5 inches by using the lever lock system. The lever lock system was designed to offer two stages of expansion and to open and close easily and securely.

Apart from all of the above this suitcase has 4 multi-directional wheels, a removable garment sleeve that fits one suit, a hanger bracket, lots of organising pockets, an easy access full-frontal u-shaped zippered pocket, is made of an impact-resistant DuraFold construction with molded side panels as well as protective bumper rails.

It also comes with an adjustable and extendable telescope handle which can be adjusted to three different height levels. Another great thing is the integrated dual TSA-approved lock.

Measurements: 26 x 19 x 13 inches without wheels and handles, 27.5 x 20 x 13.5 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 16.2 lbs

Comes in 5 sizes – from 22″ carry-on to 34″ checked suitcase. Available in 3 different colours – Anthracite (featured here), Black, Coffee

This bag is quite heavy with 16.2 lbs so make sure not to over pack, especially when using the expansion, so you don’t go over weight limits and have to pay more at the airport.

Sturdy, functional, runs smoothly, has lots of compartments, holds a lot and is very attractive looking!

5. TUMI – Merge Continental

Expandable Carry-On Luggage – 22 Inch Rolling Suitcase for Men and Women

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This 22″ carry-on softsided suitcase is made from highly durable ballistic nylon and is perfect for shorter trips. It is lightweight, and very functional with lots of organising pockets.

This relaxed and lightweight piece of luggage is made to last. It’s expandable and because of its shorter and wider design offer a greater packing capacity, but still fits in the overhead.

The Tumi Merge comes with 4 dual multi-directional swivel wheels, has a zip entry main compartment, easy-access top zippered pocket, a front vertical pocket as well as a front lid pocket.

The inside features 2 mesh pocket on the inside of the lid, a hanging pocket with two separate compartments as well as compression straps to keep your items in place.

You can easily expand this bag by up to 2 inches just by using a zip, but be sure not to go over the limits for carry-on luggage.

Measurements: 22 x 16 x 9 inches without wheels and handles; Expanded depth: 11 inches; 22.7 x 17.1 x 11.2 inches with wheels and handles (expanded depth of 13.2 inches including wheels and handles), Weight: 8.6 lbs

Colours available are: Navy (featured here), Black Contrast, Grey Highlands Print

Very light, high quality and elegant looking bag, rolls easily and perfect size for several days worth of clothing.

Check with your airline to make sure this bag is within the carry-on size restrictions (it should be fine for most).

6. TUMI – Merge Wheeled Duffel

Packing Case Medium Suitcase – Rolling luggage for Men and Women

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This 25.5″ wheeled duffle bag is also part of the Merge collection and is made of durable ballistic nylon and is perfect for any kind of adventure. It is sturdy, well-structured and shows a more laid-back attitude that is needed for any fun travels.

This bag is roomy yet lightweight at 9.2lbs which means you can pack a lot without having to haul around a ton.

The main inside area can be divided into two compartments using a zip. This helps with organising your items, such as having one compartment for clean items and the other for dirty laundry, or one for footwear and the other for clothing, and so on.

On the top you have an easy-access pocket with a separate removable pouch which could hold accessories, and in the front you have multiple zippered pockets for easy and quick access to travel documents and the like.

You also get 2 wheels with wheel skids, which makes this bag perfect for cobbled stones, 2 front feet for balance when resting your luggage (tip here: pack heavy items to the bottom of your bag to help with stability), fully retractable and extendable telescope handle, corner bumpers on the back for extra protection of most vulnerable spots and of course the TUMI tracer number.

Measurements: 25.5 x 14.5 x 13.5 inches without wheels and handles, 27 x 16.4 x 15.1 inches with wheels and handles, weight: 9.2lbs

Colours available are: Navy, Black Contrast (featured here), Grey Highlands Print

Great for organising and ease of packing and hauling (especially cobbled streets and uneven ground), you can fit a lot in!

7. TUMI – Men’s Alpha Bravo Albany

Slim Commuter Brief – Navy

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There is not that much to say about this TUMI Alpha Bravo briefcase, but that it’s perfect for commuting as it has lots of interior as well as exterior pockets to organise your items, yet it’s so slim that it won’t take up much space.

This bag is exclusively designed for men and comes in a navy/black. (There are other options available such as a black or brown full leather bag or a black fabric bag.)

It’s made of ballistic nylon weave, which makes it very durable and tear-resistant.

Measurements: 14.6 x 11.5 x 5 inches – expanded depth 7 inches – weight: 3.2lbs

There is room for a 14″ laptop in a dedicated padded compartment, it also has a padded tablet pocket, the bag can be closed by a zip on the top, has top carry handles with leather accent and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, as well as a removable TUMI luggage tag.

There is also a quick access pocket in the front as well as a zipper expansion and an add-a-bag sleeve on the bag to safely attach this bag to the extendable telescope handle on your suitcase.

Not much to say about this bag, apart from that it’s great and stylish and offers lots of pockets for easy organising!

8. TUMI – Voyageur Dorsten Duffel Bag

Shoulder Strap Tote Bag for Women – Black

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Another in the Voyageur collection (see item 3) this bag can either be used as a small duffel carry-on bag or as a tote bag.

It is made of lightweight and durable nylon and if it’s not big enough for you, you can increase the packing capacity by using the hidden zipper towards the bottom of the bag, which will increase it by 3″ in height.

The bag has 3 pockets for your media items, a tablet pocket, one velvet-lined pocket especially for your jewellery, another zip pocket with the TUMI tracer number inside as well as a key leash.

On the outside you have leather-trimmed carry handles and a removable shoulder strap, there’s a zip pocket on the back which can also serve as an add-a-bag sleeve to easily attach this bag to the extendable telescope handle of your suitcase.

Measurements: 13 x 19 x 8.5 inches, expanded depth 16 inches. Shoulder strap length 36 inches, Handle drop 9 inches. Weight: 1.9lbs

Classy, yet functional, very lightweight, durable and looks more elegant than in the pictures – the gold is rich looking.

9. TUMI – Alpha 3 Split Travel Kit

Luggage Accessories Toiletry Bag for Men and Women

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This Alpha 3 toiletry bag is made from ultra-durable FXT (TUMI exclusive) ballistic nylon and is both for women and men. It has a zippered entry to the main compartment and opens the bag in the middle.

The embossed genuine leather carry handle can be unsnapped to hang the toiletry bag. The inside is fully lined with antibacterial material. There are three zippered pockets with clear windows.

Of course this bag also has the TUMI Tracer.

Measurements: 5.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches. Weight: 0.8lbs

This toiletry bag is also available in full genuine leather in black as well as black nylon. Featured here is the anthracite nylon bag.

Enough room to store your essentials, functional, with a handy hanging feature.

Some say it’s not quite big enough to store everything you need though, but they were able to compromise and use smaller travel sizes for their essentials.

10. TUMI – Alpha 3 Hanging Travel Kit

Luggage Accessories Toiletry Bag for Men and Women – Black

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This Alpha 3 travel kit is made from ultra-durable FXT ballistic nylon and is designed to be hanged from towel racks but can also sit on flat surfaces.

It has an easy-access U-zip opening on the top to the main compartment (this is also where it can be hanged from, as there is a hook included).

There are two separate pockets on the outside, one on each side. All of the inside is lined with antibacterial material which is designed to inhibit growth of bacteria, mildew or mold.

There are also internal organizer pockets as well as elastic loops to hold things in place.

It also has the TUMI tracer program and extra strong zippers.

Measurements: 4 x 11.8 x 8, weight: 1 lbs

This is also available in black leather.

Excellent layout, very good size, sturdy and spacious!

11. TUMI – Delta Money Clip Card

Case Wallet with RFID ID Lock for Men – Black

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Made from soft full-grain napa leather (it doesn’t get much better than this), the inside features a ballistic nylon spine and red stitch detailing.

One side has an easy-access front with card pockets and the other side features a bill section with a money clip on a leather back wall.

The lining is made with the TUMI ID lock technology, which protects your personal data encoded on most IDs, credit cards and passports.

The money clip card comes in an elegant gift box.

Measurements: 3 x 4 inches

The leather is strong but soft, the money clip is wide and solid and the card openings are wider to allow easier access.

It can’t hold a lot of cards, the money clip is quite high, so if you’re planning on having it in your back pocket it might be uncomfortable and the logo sticks out a bit.

What Is Tegris?

Tegris is a trademarked material created by the company Milliken. It is a thermoplastic composite which was designed to be lightweight, stiff, heavy-duty and impact resistant, and to offer protection for dangerous work.

Tegris outshines other typical thermoplastics as well as thermoplastic composites in terms of its outstanding impact resistance, stiffness all at a lighter weight. Tegris also provides protection against fragment, projectile as well as blast threats.

How is it made?

Tegris is a woven fabric, made from specially created tape yarns which are manufactured from a one-of-a-kind three polymer layer construction. During this construction, heat and pressure are applied to create a stiff, impact-resistant part.

Tegris can either be pressed into panels or compression-moulded into shapes therefore forming the wanted structure as well as performance to be able to withstand rocks, shrapnel etc, or in case of Tegris-made luggage, to withstand baggage handlers.

Tegris Characteristics

– Impact resistance
– Stiffness
– Weight reduction
– Recyclable
– Excellent value

I hope you enjoyed this review of the best of Tumi luggage for 2019! Stay tuned for next year’s review.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy and safe travels!

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10 Replies to “The Best Of Tumi – Luggage Bags And Accessories”

  1. I have seen Tumi Bags on several occasions and I must say I see the difference in the older and the recent versions. The recent ones look extremely classy, with different colors. 

    I would love to get the PowerPack Backpack that allows me to charge my phone while on the road. I love the look of the Tumi Unisex Latitude bag.

    I love that it can bend without breaking and can take any direction because of their wheels. Thank you for these great suggestions on the Tumi travel bags. Much appreciated.

  2. Nice!  I’ve been thinking about upgrading my luggage.  The unique 20-digit number tracking gizmo is an added bonus for anyone who’s ever lost their luggage while traveling.

    The PowerPack backpack sounds awesome for hikers and back packers.  Who wouldn’t want a backpack can also charge your phone?  Bonus!

    There are more than 2 styles to pick from and they make a carry on for men and for women. Toiletry bag would come in handy, I usually just throw mine into a smaller bag inside my suitcase.  Bonus that it comes with a tracker as well.

    Wow, they even make wallets. Versatile.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. There are so many different styles to choose from that it can be hard to pick just one. But at least you know that when you pick Tumi you have a bag that lasts and is of great quality and looks amazing.

  3. A very good post here. It’s actually the first time I’m hearing about the Tumi bag but there’s no doubt that it is nothing less than luxury. 

    I like the look of the bags and everything looks very carefully made. 

    The TUMI – Men’s Alpha Bravo Albany caught my eye so that’s the one I’ll be going for. Thank you for sharing this information on this nice looking bags. I’m glad I read your post.

  4. A friend of mine uses Tumi luggages and I really admire it when I see him carry any of those nice looking bags. I did not know that the company has such a wide variety to bags that I can choose from. 

    Im very happy I found this post because I am a big traveller and this will mean more confident travel with this nice bag. Thanks for sharing. Are the suitcases anti theft?

    1. If you mean do they come with TSA locks, then yes, some of them do. If not, then you can easily buy a TSA lock as they are available everywhere.

      Also, the Tumi Tracer program is part of each of their bags and you can sign up to make tracking your luggage easier should it get lost.

  5. I’m glad I came across this.  I used to work with a guy who swore by Tumi stuff; he had at least one suitcase, a backpack, a laptop case, etc.  

    So I had heard good things about their bags before, but didn’t really know much about the features.  My favorite suitcase that I’ve had for almost 20 years is finally worn out and ready to be replaced.  

    Based on this article, I’m leaning toward the Latitude.  Thanks for sharing this.

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