on February 23, 2013
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?!
on February 27, 2013
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.
I highly recommend this bag!