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Alpha 2

Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

$645
Color: Black
Details

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. The business traveler's ideal travel companion. This 2-wheel carry-on offers soft, zip-around expansion and fits into most overhead compartments. It expands by 2" (5cm) and has a built-in garment sleeve. Interior pockets for accessories and exterior pockets for easy-access items. Note that hanger shown is not included with this item; it may be purchased separately (#0052).

H: 24  in
W: 14.5 in
D: 9.5 in
Expanded Depth
11.5  in
  • Weight 9.7  lbs
  • Capacity 39 
  • Primary Material Ballistic Nylon 
Interior Features
  • Built-in garment sleeve in lid compartment
  • Hanger bracket
  • Zip pockets
  • Mesh zip 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

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Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (22)
  • Easy to carry (19)
  • Good capacity (19)
  • Easy to access items (14)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

  • Bad zippers (3)
  • Heavy to begin with (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (16)
  • Family trips (7)
  • Business travel (4)
  • Long vacations (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (21), Practical (17), Classic style (8), Stylish (7), Comfort-oriented (6)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (22), 11-19 annual trips (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (24), Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (4)

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost Perfect!

By Ellie

from Korea

About Me Career, Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Access Items
  • Easy To Carry
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Suit Capacity

Best Uses

  • Business Week Travel

Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

I travel weekly with occasionally two week international trips. This bag is perfect for the two to three night out trip. When I have to go on any trip where two suits need to be packed it struggles. Now I wear a 48 Long, so that could be part of the issue, but the older version I replaced this with had a different fold over sleeve for suites that carried two easily. Typical TUMI on all other fronts, quality, durability, and proud to have my initials on it.

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

(26 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Poor design

By Jeff

from So. CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

      Tumi took a great design and ruined it with duo fold shirt hanger. Older tri fold design was vastly superior.

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 20+ Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      OUTSTANDING

      By Ellie

      from Korea

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

          Really like the folding design for securing hanging clothes like pressed shirts, slacks or suit jackets. It works great and minimizes the opportunity for things to get wrinkled.

          Also like the fact that it's expandable. My first trip with the luggage was to Australia and I needed the extra space to bring stuff back for the family.

          Highly recommend this product, quality is great and the design is innovative.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Needs less weight and more wheels

          By Ellie

          from Korea

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

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Identify
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Heavy To Begin With

          Best Uses

          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

          I returned item as I need same capacity, lighter but with 4 wheels

          • Travel Frequency:
          • 20+ Annual Trips
          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Business travel must have

          By Ellie

          from Korea

          About Me Career, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Packing For Suits
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Business Travel

          Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

          Great for weekly business trips. Can easily carry/pack all essential items - suits, gym clothes, etc - for Monday to Friday business travel. Robust construction and wheels to get around downtown and the airport.

          The piece is a bit pricey but if you use it every week it is worth the investment.

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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I loved my TUMI, but finally killed it.

          By KAT

          from Houston,TEXAS

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Trips
            • Long Vacations
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            Bought in 1994! I can't bear to toss it but lost a wheel and the other is squishy. I was told by a non-Tumi store that there was a lifetime wheel guarantee. I can tell you the bearings will work for 20+ years with no problem. The wheel issue happened when one got flat on one side and would nor roll right. I took it to a TUMI store and they said I would have to pay for the repair and it would take 2-3 weeks. I was leaving and after returning forgot again to take it in. As I just rolled it in airports, hotels and short bits I didn't think I'd lose the wheel totally. This trip I found it missing when I went to put it in the overhead bin, surprised I didn't notice the drag but the nylon slides well. If you could see it: the fabric on the rest looks almost brand new, all the zippers and handles are in perfect order and the pull handle does what it should. My garment bag, overnight bag and small carry on (under seat size) are all great, except for some mold I caused by leaving the little carry on for a few weeks before cleaning it out. I have to find a carry on. Is TUMI Hunter Green available? RULE: Fix your TUMI when it needs it and it will take care of you everywhere you take it. I do love the improved bottom so problems like mine can not occur anymore.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 11-19 Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic carry-on!

            By Frequent Traveler

            from New York, NY

            About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Capacity
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                I've had this bag for over a year now, and have been constantly amazed with how much stuff I can put into it! I travel for work 4-5 days a week, travel over 150 flights a year / 100,000-125,000 miles each year, and this bag holds enough clothes for me to go to work, meet friends for after-work drinks, and hitting the gym!

                The one caution I will give is that if this bag is even 90% full, it seems that American Airlines' carry-on size check will show it won't fit in an overhead bin. United, Delta, and US Airways will not have a problem, but AA seems to think it's too big! I've never had a problem getting this onto any Boeing (737, 747, 757, 767, 777) or Airbus (A319, A320, A321) aircraft, so if that's the type of aircraft you are flying, you will be fine!

                The only complaints I have is that the telescoping handle on mine is starting to get a bit loose, and the mesh around plastic casing for the main handle is starting to fray a bit. It's not something that is in danger of ripping or breaking at this point, but I can see it being an issue in a few years.

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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bag

                By Ellie

                from Korea

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Capacity
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Trips
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                  I've lusted after one of these bags for some time now and was thrilled to get one for Father's Day. I travel every week and this bag is excellent. You have to be pretty smart about your packing as it is not huge, but the material quality is fantastic, it is rugged, and looks great as well. Love it.

                  • Travel Frequency:
                  • 20+ Annual Trips
                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Worth every penny!

                  By Ellie

                  from Korea

                  About Me Career, Classic, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Trips
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                    I bought the travel carry on for my husband that travels 40+ weeks out of the year. He deserves the best bag available and I believe he has it now. Several of his colleagues commented on how nice it was and wishing that they had one just like it.

                    The only item he wishes it had is a small zipped exterior pocket to retrieve his carry on toiletries. There is an outside pocket but it goes the length of the bag. That is a minor improvement but one he did mention.

                    • Travel Frequency:
                    • 20+ Annual Trips
                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    1 million miles and going

                    By C3 the salesman

                    from Dallas, Texas

                    About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Trips
                      • Long Vacations
                      • Weekend Trips
                      • Weekly Travel - 5 Dwk

                      Comments about Frequent Traveler Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                      I have had this bag for over five years, and continue to be amazed at the value, and sustainability. I travel 4-5 days each week 45-48 weeks per year, on business and personal, and this is the one bag I cannot live without. I have had it in for repairs twice in five years, and when I do I use another high priced bag, but I can't wait to get my Tumi back... it is perfection for the frequent traveler.

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

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