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Tumi Alpha 2 International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry On

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Tumi Alpha 2 International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry On

Updated: Jun. 18, 2018

Ranked 8th of 10 carry-on suitcases with a Quid Score of 79.

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Tumi Alpha 2 International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry On

Ranked 8th of 10 carry-on suitcases with a Quid Score of 79.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 8th overall.

Key Information
  • Volume: 30 L
  • Weight: 10.8lbs
  • Shell Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Wheel Mobility: Recessed swivel wheels
  • Number of Wheels: 4
  • Exterior Dimensions: 22in x 14in x 9in
Product Specifications
  • Dividers: Yes
  • Expandable: Yes
  • Smart Features: No
  • Included Extras: Luggage ID tag, TUMI tracer
  • Exterior Pockets: 2
  • TSA-approved Lock: No
  • Additional Features: Built-in suiter in lid department (fits one full suit), passport pockets, ticket pocket, hanger bracket
  • Number of Color Options: 10

Expert Rating: 80%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 80%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Experts like the combination soft fabric and hard shell design of this luggage, which contributes to its durable feel. The luggage comes with a Tumi tracer barcode so people can call and report lost luggage. While Tumi offers free monogramming, the color and pattern options for this luggage are not very exciting in terms of design.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Value - Average
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Organizational Features - Average
  • Quality - Average
  • Customization - Average
  • Capacity - Average
  • Price - Higher
  • Weight - Above average
Notable Positives
  • Soft/hard shell design
  • Durable
  • Tumi tracer barcode
  • Zippers can be replaced
  • Free monogramming
Notable Negatives
  • Not expandable
  • Design lacks excitement
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Value - Average
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Organizational Features - Average
  • Quality - Average
  • Customization - Average
  • Capacity - Average
  • Price - Higher
  • Weight - Above average

Customer Rating: 82%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 82%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Customers like the organization of the inside of this Tumi bag and the classic outer design. Pairing this luggage with Tumi hangers improves the transportation of garments that must stay wrinkle-free. The luggage alone feels heavy and the clamshell design is less suitable for packing bulky, irregularly shaped items.

Ideal for people:

Those who want a high quality, spacious carry on to use as their sole luggage piece for a week-long trip.

Not ideal for people:

Those who travel less and are looking for a less expensive option

Notable Pros:
  • Does not tip over
  • Organized interior
  • Great to partner with Tumi hangers
  • Classic design
Notable Cons:
  • Can feel heavy
  • Expensive
  • Not great for packing irregular items
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Brand Score: 90%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Brand Score: 90%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Tumi is an American luggage company headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The company creates travel-related products and holds a variety of patents.

Heritage - 5/5

Charlie Clifford founded Tumi in 1975. The name of the company comes from a Peruvian ceremonial axe, which Clifford learned about while stationed in South America in the Peace Corps. Samsonite bought Tumi in 2016, but it continues to operate as a subsidiary.

Innovation - 5/5

Tumi was among the first to use ballistic nylon as a material in its luggage construction. The company created the first soft-fabric briefcases. The swivel hook, tri-fold garment bag, and connecting strap are also Tumi innovations.

Reliability - 4/5

There is a customer service center on the Tumi website, where customers can find warranty information, FAQs, and service information among other topics. For more help, Tumi customer service can be contacted via contact form, email, or phone.

Social Good - 5/5

Tumi is a corporate partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The company donates proceeds from a special Tumi luggage tag to the organization in addition to donating luggage for families with children at the hospital. Tumi has a variety of initiatives on its site for improving the environment and its own code for ensuring human rights standards.

Relevance - 4/5

Tumi shares products and reposts from fans who use its products across all of its social media platforms. The Tumi Instagram account is more photography oriented with an emphasis on destination photos. The company YouTube channel hosts fun segments where they profile stylish travelers and demonstrate new products.

Retail: Best Price $625.00

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $625.00

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

During the first year, Tumi's warranty covers damage from airlines and normal wear. From the second through fifth year, Tumi's warranty cover manufacturer defects and normal wear.

Best Purchase Options
eBags - $625.00
Tumi - $625.00
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $625.00
Best Purchase Option
eBags - $625.00
Other Purchase Options
Tumi - $625.00
Amazon - $625.00

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