#TravelTuesday: Tumi debuts first-ever aluminium luggage collection

#TravelTuesday: Tumi debuts first-ever aluminium luggage collection

High shine

Text: Denise Kok

A bold new look for the all-American brand

One can hardly stand by a baggage carousel without seeing at least one Rimowa aluminium luggage swivel down the line. If your flight is full of Chinese tourists, you're likely to see an entire contingent of Rimowas float by. With the debut of 19 Degree, Tumi's brand new aluminium luggage collection, it seems like the American travel brand is looking to edge in on a slice of the shiny metal pie.

Sporting a series of contours fashioned from sturdy aircraft-grade aluminium, the luggages take on a fluid, decidedly modern exterior. Speaking about the collection, Tumi's Global Creative Director, Michael Petry said: "...when concepting the collection, we approached it with the question 'How can we make our design less elementary and more elevated than what is already on the market?' We felt our customer deserved a better design and an overall better product that not only performs, but looks cool while performing." 

Available in elegant hues of silver and matte black, the premium collection features TSA locks, side carry handles wrapped in leather detailing, and four dual-spinning recessed wheels which allow the luggages to be towed along effortlessly.  

Available at TUMI retail stores and on beginning November 2016.