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Alpha 2

Continental Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

$645
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Tumi elevates your travel experience with Alpha 2, the pinnacle of our 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. Collection highlights include: 4-wheel cases with 360° wheels that are recessed into the bodies of the cases to provide more interior space, a lower center of gravity and stable multi-directional navigation, our patented Durafold™ Construction method that reinforces the case frames for superior strength and longevity, impact-resistant caps that provide additional corner durability, and our super-tough and virtually damage-proof X-Brace 45® handle system. Many of the 4-wheel cases feature three-stage telescoping handles and Tumi’s patent-pending, easy-to-use Lever Lock™ Expansion System that opens and closes securely to provide two-stages of expansion for additional packing space. Alpha 2 is made from Tumi’s patented, ultra-durable FXT® ballistic nylon. If you need one carry-on for domestic and international travel, this expandable, 2-wheel design may be the perfect case. With its shorter and wider configuration, it offers the packing capacity of a 22" case, fits easily in the overhead and will be accepted by most domestic airlines and many international carriers. The main compartment expands 2" (5cm) and features a removable garment sleeve. Note that hanger shown is not included with this item; it may be purchased separately (#0052).

H: 22  in
W: 16 in
D: 9 in
Expanded Depth
11  in
  • Weight 9.5  lbs
  • Capacity 37 
  • Primary Material Ballistic Nylon 
Interior Features
  • Garment section in lid pocket
  • Hanger bracket
  • Zip pockets
  • Mesh pocket
  • Mesh pocket Passport pocket
  • Ticket pocket
  • Tie-down straps
Exterior Features
  • Front U-zip pocket
  • Additional zip pocket
  • Top side and bottom handles
  • X-Brace telescoping handle system
  • Two recessed wheels
  • Protective bumper guards
  • Add-a-Bag hook
  • ID tag

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
TUMIContinental Carry-On
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (20)
  • Stylish (17)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Easy to access items (5)
  • Lots of pockets (5)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Business trips (3)
  • Weekend trips (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (17), Modern (11), Practical (11), Stylish (9), Classic style (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (20)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeatable Luggage!

By Ken

from Hartville, Ohio

About Me Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Access Items
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business Trips
    • Family Trips
    • Long Vacations
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

    Outstanding luggage. My previous Tumi finally broke its handle after literally millions of travel miles and hundreds of rolling miles. When I needed a new piece of luggage, of course, I came back to Tumi. The enhancements in this latest piece of luggage are visible and pronounced. An outstanding engineering achievement. Best luggage available!

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very disappointed

    By Space Traveller

    from Canada

    About Me Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Business

    Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

    I have been a TUMI user for years. so felt this piece would be a good investment. Unfortunately after having it only 4 months one of the wheels is wobbly and ready to fall off.

    Had I known this would have reconsidered.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Business Traveller

    from San Francisco

    About Me Career, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

        I have been a Tumi user for more than 10 years. Everyone in the family has their Tumi bag. I have used a couple of my bags for 10 years.

        This has improved on a already good product. I switched from the old regular alpha (taller, less wide) to this (continental) and now no longer have problems taking on international flights. The slightly extra width actually allows me to pack more due to the extra space between/next to handle at bottom.

        The Zip section for suits is a "great" feature (the savvy traveler folds their suits and this allows me to have it in it's own section vs sitting on top of existing stuff) - allows me to have 2 sections inside bag.

        For those who think it's expensive - not true when you factor in cost per use for a vastly superior/durable product.

        It's lighter, slightly smaller than the earlier "continental" so easier to get on the plane without airlines complaining. It's perfect for Domestic and International - and I prefer the extra width for the additional space - and the extra width still allows it to fit the gate baggage check frame.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 20+ Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tumi for 1M miles and counting

        By Ken

        from Hartville, Ohio

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Lots of Pockets
        • Size
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • None So Far

        Best Uses

        • Road Warrior
        • Traveling

        Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

        This was purchased as a replacement for my Tumi T-Tech carry on which finally fell apart... that sounds bad but the carry on made it over 1 Million miles and lasted 8 years of pretty consistent travel. I'd easily say I got my money's worth.

        So far, this bag seems equally, if not more, durable and can fit as much stuff as my prior bag. I'm typically doing 4-5 day trips; it's tight but I can make it with this bag. I really like the garment bag feature that I can use to easily pack suits and dress shirts. It's very stylish and professional (I'm often bringing this to meetings with me as I'm usually heading to or from the airport directly).

        I've only had the bag for 3 weeks and 3 trips... the real verdict will be how it holds up in 2-3 years! Time will tell... for now, I'm very happy with the bag and would recommend it for anyone that does a decent amount of travel.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect Format

        By Ken

        from Hartville, Ohio

        About Me Career, Classic, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • Good Capacity
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • ANY trip

        Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

        The Continental format is so practical that we bought a second bag for my wife. We both love these Tumi cases.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 20+ Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it!

        By Ken

        from Hartville, Ohio

        About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Capacity
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Trips
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

          I use this as a carry on - perfect! The largest carry-on around.

          • Travel Frequency:
          • 6-10 Annual Trips
          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ruggedly Built, Sophisticated Styling

          By Sammy's Nunu

          from Chicago, Illinois, USA

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Add-a-bag Feature
          • Balanced With Add-a-bag
          • Durable
          • Easy Roller
          • Fits In Bin Compartment
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Personalized
          • Roomy
          • Rugged Construction
          • Rugged Zippers
          • Status Symbol
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets
          • Partition Front Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Business Trips
          • Day Trip
          • International travel
          • Traveling
          • weekend trips

          Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

          My wife purchased the TUMI Continental Carry-On for me to match my TUMI Large Expandable Organizer Labtop Brief. I travel 50-70% of my time domestic and international and this has been a great luggage for short and long trips. I prefer not to check in bags and the Continental Carry-On allows me to pack enough for a 2 week trip but still allows me to carry on.

          I have had to check the bag in planeside when it is "puddle-jumper prop plane" otherwise it fits in the overhead bins.

          I have owned NON-TUMI bags previously and the zippers were so small and flimsy that they would fall apart. You can tell the TUMI is build for the long run with the larger more rugged zippers. Who needs your bag contents spilling out from a zipper failure?

          The Add-A-Bag strap was too long and allowed the Laptop Brief to drag a little. I contacted Tumi and explained my dilemna and they sent out a modified strap with a shortened adjustment at no charge to me (item or shipping) to correct the problem. This is what I call true customer service. My laptop bag does not drag and is better balanced when running gate to gate.

          I will be purchasing the Potomac International Carry-On for my wife.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Only Bag You Need for Most Trips

          By Jen the Traveller

          from Ottawa, Canada

          About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of Pockets
          • Stylish
          • Width allows shoes

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

            I couple this with a duffel-like Tumi and have been on trips around the world without checking a bag. I woudn't live without it. If you want good service, go to Dwight Harris in the Tumi store in the mall attached to the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, across the bridge from Washington, D.C. He is wonderful -knowledgeable,excellent service and very nice. When my handle broke he tried to fix it same day, and then when he couldn't he gave me a new carry-on for free - Tumi stands by its products. He also gave me useful packing tips.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great design!

            By Jules

            from Denver/NY

            About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Attachment piece sucks

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

            After having used the Frequent Traveler cases for years, I was becoming increasingly familiar with the gate-check process, so I thought I'd give the Continental a try. I have been on international and domestic flights and with the various aircraft, have not had one gate-check using my Continental carry-on! YAY!!!

            Same TUMI style, quality and function as always - but in a design best suited for carry-on by today's airline standards. I have no problem using this case for a full week of business-wear and workout gear, however, use the Garment Pack instead of the case's garment sleeve.

            Other than finding the garment sleeve awkward/unusable, I wish TUMI would redesign their strap for attaching additional bags. Otherwise, great suitcase!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent First Experience

            By Patrick

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Career

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about TUMI Continental Carry-On:

              I just purchased this bag and used for a week long trip to Europe with multiple flights within Europe. I never had to check it which is obviously a plus, even on the flight home from Paris where they almost always make me check. Packing space is great in this bag, definitely feels like more room than my old Travelpro 22". I have seen some complain about the large front pocket - the salesperson at the Tuni store recommended adding the shirt flat-pack -great idea. I packed 5 shirts in the front pocket which saved a ton of main cargo space. I have not figured out the optimal way to pack a suit, my jacket was consistently very wrinkled, but there must be a way. Overall, I am very pleased and would recommend.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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