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Alpha 2

International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

$595.00
Available for pickup in store
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International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On
Color: Black
Available for pickup in store
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 suiter component. 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 lbs
  • Capacity 33  L
  • Primary Material Ballistic Nylon 
Interior Features
  • Built-in suiter component 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
 
4.0

(based on 38 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (17)
  • Easy to carry (14)
  • Good capacity (14)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Easy to access items (11)

Cons

  • Heavy to begin with (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (9)
  • Family trips (3)
  • Long vacations (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (13), Practical (12), Classic style (8), Stylish (5), Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (11), 11-19 annual trips (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (18), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (3)

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4.0

Excellent rugged bag

By Kennington Mike

from London

About Me Career

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Heavy To Begin With

Best Uses

    Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

    23 countries in 2 years, twice around the world, this bag has been excellent. Not all airlines let you carry on. Expandability is excellent. 2 wheels are very stable and run over rough-ish paths very well. Works well with Tumi laptop bag clipped on. No so light empty, but will trade against its excellent build

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Suit Crusher

    By JAB from VA

    from East Coast

    About Me Modern

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

      This turned out to be a disappointing purchase. I bought this carry-on to replace/update an old Tumi carry-on. The new design, however, is not good for overnight trips that require a suit. While Tumi designed this bag to hold a suit, no suit can survive a day in this bag without getting creased and crushed.

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 11-19 Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Fundamental Design Flaw

      By Oliver

      from London, UK

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            I am a heavy business traveller and previously owned the original Alpha, a far superior product. This product can only be accurately described as fundamentally flawed. It simply will not stand if loaded and will definitely not stand with a laptop bag attached. The reason is simple - the placement of the front feet; they are too far back to be able to provide stability.

            The reviews on here stating that people should not pay attention to reviews highlighting the above issue or that those highlighting the above issue do not know how to use the bag are, I can only imagine, written by inexperienced adolescent 'travellers'. I have been travelling for many years using hand luggage only and would consider myself more experienced and qualified than most to assess the competency of premium carry-on luggage.

            Thoroughly unsatisfied.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 20+ Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Don't listen to low rating reviews

            By Buckeye DR

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Career, Classic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                It does not tip over unless your clumsy first of all. Next, I have taken this on international flights without issue... you cannot expand it to 11 in depth or yes they may not let you carry it on. Size Req 22x9x14 NOT 22x11x14... Regarding capacity, it fits as much as any other bag its size. Looks great. TUMI quality.

                • Travel Frequency:
                • 11-19 Annual Trips
                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Disappointing

                By Frequent flier

                from NYC

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Zippers Break

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                    The zipper pull constantly comes off. Love traveling the world with a piece of string substitutng. Sent it 2x out for 2 weeks at a time (! just to fix a zipper pull!!)only to have it immediately break again. Attitude of Tumi is unconcerend. Last Tumi bag this frequent business traveller will buy!

                     
                    4.0

                    Does what it promises

                    By JAL

                    from Tuusula, Finland

                    About Me Modern

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Access Items
                    • Good Capacity
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weekend Trips

                      Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

                      This bag does what it promises. i hvae now tested this bad for 4 trips and i really like that i can finally put mu suit and shirts to trolley and they stray ok. I really like the possibility for extension.

                      My previous trolley was retired after 10 yrs of extensive use after holes in fabric were weak.

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

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