I've never had a bad experience w/ Tumi. This split duffel works great for my weekly business travels. Dress suits fare better in this than in a traditional suitcase. Love the split where I can store items (shoes, dirty laundry, etc) that wont co-mingle with clean suits. Very Spacious - definitely can handle 7 days of business suits, 6 days of casual wear, 3 pairs of heels, 1 pair of athletic shoes, a travel steamer, 2 make-up bags, and a winter coat.
Since submitting this opinion, my TUMI bag has been sent out for repairs twice. Zipper and snap button --- for the price I paid and the reputation of TUMI as well as past experience with other TUMI products I don't understand the past issues. Also, I just found another zipper gone on the bag...disappointing!
Update from last update (7/12/13) -- Do I have a bad lot #? The bag again needs to go in for repairs, 2 zippers broken, snaps not snapping and underside is coming apart. Perhaps this is a TUMI bag that can't handle weekly flights?!
The capacity of this bag is equal to or greater than bulkier larger looking bags but the form factor makes it much more maneuverable. I travel frequently and find this bag ideal navigating cramped isles in rental shuttle busses. Unlike the other Tumi large wheeled duffel this one has a telescoping handle that you can slide a computer bag onto. I use packing cubes to organize the interior. The build quality is impeccable. Somehow it is standing up to airline abuse better than other bags I've used. It still looks new after 6 months of twice weekly travel.
This is a great bag. Well made, easy to pack, easy to maneuver around the airport. We took it to the Tumi store to get it monogrammed to give it a more personal touch. Also picked up a smaller Alpha for carry on luggage- love this line.
I use this bag internationally. I wrapped the handles at both ends with colored electricians tape to more easily identify it. Probably due to the price, it is pretty unique on bag carousels, however. It holds a LOT of stuff. I am always amazed how much that I can pack in it. I use Tumi's packing cubes and they fit perfectly. Due to all the handles available, it handles well even when fully loaded to 50 or 70 lbs. I have used it between the U.S., Romania and Ukraine on several trips over a one year period. It still looks almost new. Tumi knows how to build great luggage!
When pulling it around, I almost always have another bag stacked on top. That does not seem to bother it at all.
This is a really nice "duffel" type case. It also has a rectangular section under it with nice roomy pockets on the size and nice strapping to keep everything in place. I highly recommend Tumi products.