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Tumi Tegra-Lite Max Vs. Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid

Tumi Tegra-Lite Max Vs. Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid : Carry-Off

The Tumi Tegra-Lite Max and the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid are two top tier bags that represent the cutting edge of travel luggage today. Looking at these two front-pocketed models, we decided to delve into the questions we often get asked on how they compare. Let’s see just how smooth these two competitors are when it comes to a competition in our carry-off.


When comparing packing, you have to ask yourself if you are a person wanting classic packing with all the creature comforts, or a minimal design that’s going to have more capacity. Here’s how it stands: the Tegra-Lite Max Carry-On is going to give you the ritz when it comes to packing: a garment bag sleeve, hanger hook, and tie down straps all offer the easiest packing and most luxe interior. Plus, this is an expandable design if you plan on checking your bag on the way home with more packed in! On the other hand, the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Carry-On has streamlined compression panels that can be packed to bursting and then compressed down to hold more. Not to mention, it’s got more coverage for small folded items which may slip through Tumi’s strap packing.


Streamlined features pay off for Rimowa who clocks in at 8.8 lbs compared to Tumi’s 9.4 lbs.


Tumi gives you more outer corner protection with their model. While Rimowa offers a sleek design that has another layer of polycarbonate underneath its corners, Tumi gives you an external bumper that will show less scratching and protect your zipper from sliding out of alignment.


Both these designs go toe-to-toe in terms of their multiwheel systems, however there are a few other features that go into how easily these carry-ons move. The Rimowa Salsa Deluxe’s handle system is bar none when it comes to travel ease. It has a customizable height that stops at your natural resting height for the most effortless movement, while Tumi Tegra-Lite Max favors a three stage locking handle at specific height increments.

The Takeaway

Tumi and Rimowa have always been industry leaders when it comes to producing a fantastic bag. The only question remaining is which you’ve found to be the contender more suited to you.