This season, American travel and lifestyle brand Tumi was inspired by Havana, the vibrant capital city of Cuba, and came out with a collection of bright, playful hues mixed with classic neutrals to create a fresh look.
As today’s day-to-day travel involves more than just simply commuting to and from work, Tumi has updated its women’s collection with stylish carryalls that meet the aesthetic needs of the workplace and the functional needs for transporting all the essentials.
Highlights include the Voyageur assortment, which has been reimagined with gunmetal hardware along with an array of new seasonal colors – Cadet, Pink, Jungle Green, Blur Print and the Cuban-inspired Banana Leaf Print.
Among styles to note are the multifunctional Calais Backpack in a commute-friendly design that’s the perfect size for a laptop. There’s also the Tristen Crossbody which may be worn alone as a shoulder bag or carried as a clutch when the straps are detached. Chic and useful, now that’s something you don’t see every day!
The freedom of movement between work and travel is also captured in this season’s Tahoe men collection. Each collection piece is constructed from highly-durable fabric with refined leather trim and hidden zipper seams, and comes in seasonal colours Orange and Leaf Camo.
The standout piece is the newly-crafted Cove Backpack, an impressive carryall with various features. It has an exterior rain flap, a side zip entry for quick access to the main compartment, and a bottom compartment with a water-resistant pocket for separate storage.
Another collection to take note of this season is the Alpha 2 travel assortment. This range retains those time-worn Tumi characteristics – great quality, and, of course, its trademark ballistic nylon – but updated in the practicality department with the launch of the Front Lid and Framed packing cases.
Tumi has also redefined the Alpha 2 classic by combining the abrasion-resistant FXT ballistic nylon with either a front-loading or framed case construction.
The front lid cases offer two points of access to the main compartment, giving travellers the ability to quickly retrieve items from the front lid without having to open up the entire suitcase. For the framed packing cases, it offers more security, durability and water resistance with a two-point locking system with molded corners instead of zip closure. How practical!