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International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On

Alpha 2

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$740.00
Color: Tan
About this Item

STYLE: 22020TNA

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). For an additional cost, the TUMI Accents Kit allows you to quickly customize your bag* with striking accents of color. The kit includes components made from embossed leather: TUMI luggage tag, monogram patch, handle wrap and zipper pull ties. Its versatile zip pouch is ideal for carrying accessories. *Included with select styles only.

Features and Specifications
H: 22   in
W: 14  in
D: 9  in
Expanded Depth
11  in
  • 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 and side carry handles
  • Bottom grab handle and bottom handles
  • X-Brace telescoping handle system
  • Two recessed wheels
  • Protective bumper guards
  • Add-a-Bag hook
  • Tumi Accents components
Ratings and Reviews
Overall Rating
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International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On in Tan

#PerfectingtheJourney

with the  Collection

TUMI Innovation by Design

Add-a-bag System

Quickly and easily add another travel piece or business case using our patented Add-A-Bag hook with secure fastened tab closure that holds in excess of 200 pounds. Also, many Tumi business cases and totes feature a back sleeve that slips over extended luggage handles allowing you to stack and carry heavier bags on your wheeled luggage. Used together, these systems allow travelers to carry 2 or even 3 items at the same time, effortlessly in one hand.
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Easy Glide Wheels

Our state-of-the-art in-line wheels incorporate sealed steel ball bearings and are mounted on solid steel axles in custom-designed, shock-absorbing bushings. They roll smoothly and quietly for hundreds of miles.
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Omega Closure System®

Tumi's patented closure system significantly reduces the risk of damage to the zipper. The Omega zipper puller is designed to break away from the bag if it becomes caught. The puller, rather than the entire zipper, is then quickly and easily replaced.
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FXT Ballistic®

Tumi was the first to bring ballistic nylon to the consumer market over 30 years ago. Now we have perfected it with our exclusive FXT ballistic fabric, which combines a unique weave and a special coating to make it ultra-tough and virtually abrasion proof.
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Tumi Tracer®

The Tumi Tracer® is an exclusive, complimentary program that helps reunite Tumi customers with their lost or stolen items. The core of the program is a unique 20-digit individual product number printed on a special metal plate that is permanently affixed to Tumi products. That number, along with the owner's contact information, is entered into our Tracer database when a bag is registered with us, and used to help aid in the recovery of lost or stolen items that are reported to us.
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X-Brace 45® Handle System

This patented, innovative handle tube system protects the telescopic handle of the travel case. It is made from lightweight-yet-sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum that forms a protective, impact-absorbing structure around telescoping handle tubes within the case. This new features virtually eliminates damage to the handle tubes while reducing the overall weight of the case.
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Aircraft Grade Aluminum Extension Handle

The tubing of our telescoping handles is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, making them both lightweight and extremely sturdy.
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DuraFold™

Tumi's patent-pending DuraFold™ construction method folds and reinforces the corners of hardside cases with heavy-duty stitching and impact-resistant caps that provide superior corner strength and impact resistance for long lasting use.
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On
 
3.9

(based on 45 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (20)
  • Good capacity (19)
  • Easy to carry (18)
  • Easy to access items (17)
  • Stylish (15)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (10)
  • Family trips (6)
  • Long vacations (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (19), Practical (16), Stylish (11), Classic style (8), Comfort-oriented (7)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (17), 11-19 annual trips (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (25), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (5)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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4.0

Great product - bring back the bounce up retractable handle!

By Steve the traveler

from San Jose

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Long Vacations
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

    The alpha 2 is a great business use roller board. The one feature not in the new bag is the spring loaded retractable handle. I hope you bring it back.

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

    Great quality

    By Steve

    from San Jose

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

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

        Great product

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

        Dependable and light

        By singtrav

        from orlando fl

        About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Zippers Break

        Best Uses

          Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

          Very handy and great capacity in spite of small size

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

          Good value

          By Cool and smart traveler

          from Torrance, CA.

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 3 days international business trip

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            I want to quickly get in and out of airports when I travel. This luggage passes most of airlines' carry-on luggage size restrictions which allows me to do that!

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 0-5 Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Great space, poor wheels.

            By BasB

            from Amsterdam Netherlands

            About Me Career, Modern

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Wheels fall off

            Best Uses

            • Business trip

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            Using this carry on for business trip. I own it for 5 months now. Space and special compartment for laptop are great. Quality is not what I expected from a tumi. Need to send it back for the second time beacouse one of the wheels have run of.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 20+ Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Flawed Design for Carry-on

            By Eddie

            from Michigan

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Access Items
            • Good Capacity

            Cons

            • Does Not Fit as Carry-on in Plane Overhead
            • Does Not Stand with Laptop Bag
            • Poor Quality
            • Weak Seams

            Best Uses

            • Family Trips

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            My wife bought me this case as a gift. Initially, I was very excited about using it for business trips. During my first trip, I discovered that this case does not fit in any aircraft overhead compartment. I was very disappointment. Later, airline reps did not allow me to carry into flight. Bag did not meet allowable dimension limit for carry-on. I had to check-in. After, third failed attempts to use as carry-on I noticed that bag is deformed at handle. Design is not robust to use this bag to carry from handle. Third design flaw, this bag cannot stand on its own if you put laptop bag on top, or hang with provided hook. Support stopper are too short. Very disappointed with this bag, and now i cannot take into plane, as it is too big, and I cannot check-in as it is too week.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 20+ Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            1.0

            Flawed Design for Carry-on

            By Eddie

            from Michigan

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Access Items
            • Good Capacity

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Weak Seams

            Best Uses

            • Family Trips

            Comments about International Expandable 2 Wheeled Carry-On:

            My wife bought me this case as a gift. Initially, I was very excited about using it for business trips. During my first trip, I discovered that this case does not fit in any aircraft overhead compartment. I was very disappointment. Later, airline reps did not allow me to carry into flight. Bag did not meet allowable dimension limit for carry-on. I had to check-in. After, third failed attempts to use as carry-on I noticed that bag is deformed at handle. Design is not robust to use this bag to carry from handle. Third design flaw, this bag cannot stand on its own if you put laptop bag on top, or hang with provided hook. Support stopper are too short. Very disappointed with this bag, and now i cannot take into plane, as it is too big, and I cannot check-in as it is too week.

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

                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

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