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Alpha 2

International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

$595
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. This compact and expandable 2-wheel carry-on is ideal for short, overnight trips and travel within Europe and other international locations. The main compartment expands by 2" (5cm) and features a built-in garment sleeve. Interior accessory pockets; large exterior pockets. Note that hanger shown is not included with this item; it may be purchased separately (#0052).

H: 22  in
W: 14 in
D: 9 in
Expanded Depth
11  in
  • Weight 9  lbs
  • Capacity 33 
  • Primary Material Ballistic Nylon 
Interior Features
  • Built-in garment sleeve in lid pocket
  • Zip pockets
  • Mesh pocket
  • Hanger bracket
  • 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®

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International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (15)
  • Easy to carry (13)
  • Good capacity (11)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Easy to access items (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekend trips (7)
    • Family trips (3)
    • Long vacations (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Career (11), Practical (11), Classic style (7), Stylish (5), Comfort-oriented (3)
      • Travel Frequency:
      • 20+ annual trips (10), 11-19 annual trips (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    1.0

    Does not meet carry-on req's

    By Chris

    from Germany/Massachusetts

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

        I have been forced to gate check this bag by both KLM and Lufthansa. I bought it specifically to use as an international carry-on. While in other respects it is a lovely bag, it is rather useless as an international carry-on.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 11-19 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice

        By Mom of Twins

        from San Diego

        About Me Career, Classic

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Easy To Identify

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            I wanted a carry-on bag that fit the new dimensions for some airlines that are strict, and for 1-2 night business trips. I purchased the Espresso because it was on sale. I was skeptical of the color because all my other Tumi bags are black, but I didn't want to pay full price. The color is definitely nicer than expected. It's a rich dark brown color. Happy with it....NOT HAPPY that the free monogram was not on my bag & luggage tag...which is why I'm not giving this 5 stars

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 6-10 Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great quality but with small defect

            By Ellie

            from Korea

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy To Begin With
            • Zippers Break

            Best Uses

            • Business Week
            • Family Trips
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            Great quality and liked to option for personalized monogram. I was very excited about this bag when I heard about this first time and then visited few stores to take a look. It is close to perfect when it comes about quality, comfort and look. I ordered this bag online and when I was inspecting the bag while receiving, I found that one of the pull tag was missing from inner zipper. It is not a big deal but I never expected this kind of defect from Tumi. When I called customer care to see if replacement is possible, I got an answer that this is not available anymore and I have to call for repair. I can call repair but it is very annoying when you buy new goods and you have immediately call for repair. Going onwards, I am going to be extra cautious to buy any goods from Tumi Stores website.

            Otherwise this is perfect carry-on for frequent travelers. I wish the empty weight could be little lesser.

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

            Excellent

            By Ellie

            from Korea

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Short trips

              Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

              I purchased this as a gift for my 23 year old son. He was thrilled with how much it held for a weekend trip and was still lightweight and able to fit on any airline! Will work for both business and pleasure trips.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT BAG FOR ONE WEEK STAY/CARRY ON

              By Ellie

              from Korea

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 1 Solid Build
              • 2 Bought On Sale Hence I
              • 3 Tumi Quality
              • Roomy

              Cons

              • 1 Feels A Bit Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Short long trips

              Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

              It took several weeks to arrive (Needed to contact Tumi twice). Once arrived, they did inscribe the initials I had asked for as there was no place on the order site to add this.. I have used a similar bag in the past which lasted me almost 15 years. Had to give it away to my brother who still uses it!
              But all said and done, this is an excellent bag.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Better than the original Alpha!

              By Jaye the Globe-Trotter

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly Road Warrior

                Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                I had the Alpha International and found that any weight on top of the bag would often make it tip. I am based in Minneapolis and a tipping bag that hits the pavement during the winter (and therefore comes into contact with dried salt) is terrible for it's appearance.

                I returned the original Alpha (I had only bought it recently) and the store allowed me to simply pay the difference for the Alpha 2. The difference is night and day. The new design doesn't tip over at all, the new color schemes are fun, (I opted for the new green/orange theme) and the tag placement (on the side instead of on the main handle) is a much smarter and better design.

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

                Great expandable carry-on

                By Ellie

                from Korea

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Long Vacations
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                Great quality/size zippered expandable carry-on which should not be a problem when travelling overseas - specially coming back when some countries give you a hard time even with a 22".

                • Travel Frequency:
                • 0-5 Annual Trips
                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Awfully Engineered, Imbalanced, Small

                By Ranger 22

                from Miamil, FL

                About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Small Capacity

                Best Uses

                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                I own several TUMI Carry-Ons and this is disappointing. Bought it for my wife when it was available in Espresso color.
                I second the comments on the tipping over when extended, awfully imbalanced and too small for anything but an overnight trip. DO NOT RECOMMEND! Look into 22021 or 22922 instead.

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

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Watch International vs Continental Name!

                By Ellie

                from Korea

                About Me Career, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Small Capacity

                Best Uses

                • One Night Only

                Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                The "International" CO is only 13.75 wide vs the "Continental" at 16.25. My husband recently bought the Continental and we both loved it. I mistakenly ordered the International and it is not very useful. Very unhappy but it was what I (mistakenly) ordered.

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

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's perfect for what I do!

                By Ellie

                from Korea

                About Me Career, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Work-related Trips

                  Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                  I've flown six million miles with my airline. My Tumi roller bag and Trifold are constant companions.

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

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