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Tumi Buyer's Guide


Tumi is ideal for the traveler looking for a bag that is not just reliable, but at the forefront of what’s new in luggage. Tumi's bags always manage to balance classic looks with the latest features. This also makes it rather hard to choose which Tumi collection you’ll want to carry. Take a look at this breakdown to see the benefits you get out of each Tumi collection.


Capture Price Range: $525 - 625 Tumi V3

The V3 will keep things streamlined, well packed, and most of all well protected. It's the lightest of all the collections because of its polypropylene framing system. Don't be fooled by the light weight though, as there are layers of protection concealed beneath its ultra light frame. If you are going for the lightest bag and don't require any suiter for your formal wear this bag would be the choice for you. Choose from a range of colors, and all at Tumi's most affordable price point!

Tegra-Lite Max

Tegra-lite Price Range: $595 - $995 Tumi tegra-Lite file

What makes the Tegra-Lite Max stand out is its beautifully woven hardshell frame. It's the meeting grounds between the Alpha 2 and the V3 in terms of protection, keeping you more protected than the V3, but at less weight than the Alpha 2. There is a separate zippered compartment that has a hanger hook to store formal wear, but without the weight of a garment sleeve. Unlike most rigid suitcases, the tegra-Lite Max comes with a front pocket for accessible storage and a zippered expansion for additional capacity!

Alpha 2


Price Range: $625 - $1,175

Tumi Alpha 2

 The Alpha 2 is going to be your premium Tumi collection. Its case features a fully framed exterior that adds an extra layer of fabric protection. This also gives you the benefits of front zip pockets, and Tumi's Add-A-Bag feature, that allows you to hook your personal bag or carry-on onto the front of your luggage piece, freeing up your arms. The full garment sleeve is offered on everything from carry-ons to checked luggage, making it ideal for business travel as well as casual getaways.

The Takeaway

You'll find Tumi's enduring quality and smart features to be a consistent thread between these collections, which means you really can't go wrong. We only hope this guide has made your choice easier. Enjoy long lasting travels with whichever collection you've landed on!