Tumi Alpha 2 Medium Trip Exp 4 Wheel Packing Case
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- 100% Ballistic Nylon
- Nylon lining
- 73.5 centimeters high
- 51 centimeters wide
- Flap with tuck lock closure, hidden back pocket
- Inside zip pocket, pocket for ipad
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Tumi elevates your travel experience with Alpha 2—the pinnacle of design innovation, engineering, functionality and performance. Alpha 2 embodies Tumi’s commitment to making the best better; it incorporates over 30 design improvements and more than 14 patented and trademarked Tumi components. The result is a collection of cases that are lighter and stronger while offering increased packing capacity, sleeker profiles, smarter functionality and easier maneuverability. Alpha 2 is made from Tumi’s patented, ultra-durable FXT ballistic nylon. This extra-roomy and versatile 4-wheel case has a removable garment sleeve and a multi-level, expandable main compartment. Reinforced garment sleeve holds up to two suits; interior features tie-down straps and zip pockets for accessories. Three-stage telescoping handle and 4-wheel system with recessed swivel wheels.
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 20.1 x 28.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 20.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00G4ROIBA
- Item model number: 022067D2
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 6, 2014
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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You can tell the fabric is very dense and I believe Tumi and Briggs & Riley are considered to have some of the densest weaves out there, adding to durability (and probably adding weight, too). I also personally like that this bag is not the standard black color and is a little quicker to pick out on a luggage carousel.
The folding section works well, and even though there are only two hanger hooks, you can actually hook one extra hanger to each that is secured into the bag, so you can really hang and fold four items, usually with some extra space for a couple of auxiliary items. The expansion system is also excellent in that you can choose to expand it just 1" or 2". It also eliminates confusion when zipping and unzipping- you won't accidentally zip or unzip the expansion instead of the bag itself. This bag is really big by itself, and when expanded you can put your clothes, your significant others' clothes, AND souvenirs for everyone back home.
However, the one big caveat is the weight, as mentioned by some other reviewers. Loaded with just clothes- even taking the shoes out- the bag approaches right at 50 lbs, which is a cutoff for many airlines before they charge you a fee for overweight baggage. Sometimes that fee is $200, so it's something to consider. If you have a status level with many of the airlines, then this fee is waived, but for those that don't, please keep this in mind. If you're going on a really long trip, then you may not have much of a choice, in which case this bag will travel with you in one piece.
As I said, I love this bag overall, but keep the weight in mind. Tumi makes a similar bag that is called a lightweight version that doesn't expand. Possibly worth considering if weight is a factor in your travels, as the bag is pretty big on its own and would hold a lot.
The outer case is smooth classic nylon finish with solid robust construction( and a bit heavy). It is well balanced on the 4 wheels and doesn't feel like it will tip over. The wheels are really smooth even on carpet. The front has 2 storage compartments and a clip for your smaller carry on bag or anything small you don't want to carry. The back has a tracer tag where you can register your case.
The way it is designed you have to unzip more than 50% to be able to reach inside the content. It has a very solid inner frame that give the bag it's rigidity. Inside the main storage area you will find two smaller zip pockets to store smaller items. Under the two pocket you will find 2 locking system that you can unlock to expand the luggage.
Upper storage area you will find 2 more zip compartments to store things and there is a suit bag that come with it.
The luggage also has a really nice name tag and a key lock. You can reset lock(the lock is preset at 0-0-0) with the instruction which I got from Tumi Customer service:
1. Turn the dials to the current opening combination.
2. Press down the reset button with a pen or other tool while turning the dials and align the numbers to your desired combination.
3. Your lock is now set to the combination showing when you released the reset button.
4. You may change your combination and reset your lock by following the above steps as often as you like.
This lock was designed to be recognized by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, TSA, and allows the TSA to be able to unlock your bag, using special access codes and tools, if the need arises for a baggage search. This lock can then be relocked by the TSA with no damage to the lock or your bag.
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