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International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On

$625.00
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International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On
Color: Black
Available for pickup in store
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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. This 4-wheel compact and expandable 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 suiter component. Three-stage telescoping handle and 4-wheel system with recessed swivel wheels. 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 10.7  lbs
  • Capacity 30  L
  • Primary Material Ballistic Nylon 
Interior Features
  • Suiter component in lid compartment
  • Hanger bracket
  • Zip pockets
  • Mesh zip pocket
  • Passport pocket
  • Ticket pocket
  • Tie-down straps
Exterior Features
  • Front U-zip pocket
  • Additional front zip pocket
  • 4 recessed swivel wheels
  • Top and side carry handles
  • Bottom grab handle
  • 3-stage telescoping handle
  • Protective bumper guards
  • Add-a-Bag strap
  • ID tag

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On
 
3.4

(based on 15 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (9)
  • Easy to carry (7)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Easy to identify (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Small capacity (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (8), Practical (7), Classic style (5), Stylish (5), Modern (4)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 annual trips (5), 20+ annual trips (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (8), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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4.0

Attractive and sturdy

By Artemis Lynn

from Jersey City, NJ

About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

      I was traveling for business every week for several months and used this bag every time. Overall I really like it.

      This suitcase has two main compartments. One section is very good for keeping suits and dresses wrinkle-free. It has the hanger attachment and straps to be used like a garment bag. It doesn't come with the hangers but Tumi sells this accessory and I would recommend buying theirs since it fits well. Sometimes I use it without the hangers, and it's still good for keeping clothing wrinkle-free because it's isolated, well-padded, and has no wheel bumps. You can fit a little more that way, but on the other hand you lose the convenience of just removing the hanging garments and putting them in your closet when you arrive at your hotel. The size is good for two days of clothes, plus I can fit some other items around it. I usually put a well-wrapped pair of heels nestled in the middle, and some bras/underwear in crevices on the sides. The other compartment is good for whatever else you need. (Night clothes, a shirt for a third day, slippers, non-liquid toiletries, a pair of jeans, etcetera.) This size is ideal for a 3-day / 2 night trip, but I've used it for a 4-day / 3 night trip with no problem, without having to use the expansion (so it still met carry-on restrictions). I also used it for a week-long trip using the expansion (which means you would have to check it).

      The only negative is that the front pockets are very thin. You can't fit your 3-1-1 liquids there. I keep them in my (large-ish) laptop bag.

      Also, the Tumi store manager got my monogram wrong, she switched 2 of the letters. She said if I go to any Tumi store they'll make me a new one and replace it, but I haven't had time yet - that's why I got it mailed to me in the first place.

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

      Attractive and sturdy

      By Artemis Lynn

      from Jersey City, NJ

      About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

          I was traveling for business every week for several months and used this bag every time. Overall I really like it.

          This suitcase has two main compartments. One section is very good for keeping suits and dresses wrinkle-free. It has the hanger attachment and straps to be used like a garment bag. It doesn't come with the hangers but Tumi sells this accessory and I would recommend buying theirs since it fits well. Sometimes I use it without the hangers, and it's still good for keeping clothing wrinkle-free because it's isolated, well-padded, and has no wheel bumps. You can fit a little more that way, but on the other hand you lose the convenience of just removing the hanging garments and putting them in your closet when you arrive at your hotel. The size is good for two days of clothes, plus I can fit some other items around it. I usually put a well-wrapped pair of heels nestled in the middle, and some bras/underwear in crevices on the sides. The other compartment is good for whatever else you need. (Night clothes, a shirt for a third day, slippers, non-liquid toiletries, a pair of jeans, etcetera.) This size is ideal for a 3-day / 2 night trip, but I've used it for a 4-day / 3 night trip with no problem, without having to use the expansion (so it still met carry-on restrictions). I also used it for a week-long trip using the expansion (which means you would have to check it).

          The only negative is that the front pockets are very thin. You can't fit your 3-1-1 liquids there. I keep them in my (large-ish) laptop bag.

          Also, the Tumi store manager got my monogram wrong, she switched 2 of the letters. She said if I go to any Tumi store they'll make me a new one and replace it, but I haven't had time yet - that's why I got it mailed to me in the first place.

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

          Tumi needs a more formidable non rubber handle

          By Tato

          from Miami, Florida

          About Me Career, Classic, Modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

            I am satisfied with the bag minus the handle that is made of rubber that immediately began to scratch and fray.

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

            Great product

            By Marcelo

            from Colombia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Trips

              Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

              Great product

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Disappointed in Tumi

              By ray

              from charlotte

              About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • I Own Some 8 Tumi Pieces

              Cons

              • Not Supplied As Pictured

              Best Uses

                Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                The unit I bought showed hangers which of course are required since it is designed to carry suits. When it arrived it didn't have hangers. I called an apparently I should have clicked the button that says "see more" Since the photos and the description I read gave me enough information I failed to do this. This is wrong! The price we paid for Tumi is high enough, now they want to sneak in a charge for hangers. After buying their products for over 20-years I've had it with Tumi. They didn't provide what what shown. I will recommend to everyone I know another brand.

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

                Great bag

                By Banana

                from KY

                About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                  I bought Olive for my husband as a gift. I just opened and I really like this color. It's beautiful professional looking color, looks darker than the picture on the web.

                  I love this luggage and cannot wait to present this to my husband!!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Typical Tumi Quality

                  By BK

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Hanging Garment System

                  Best Uses

                  • 2-3 day business trips
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                  Bought this Alpha 2 4-wheel carry on to replace a similar Tumi 2-wheel carry on that was probably 25 years old. Having been a road warrior in the past (1 million miles+ on AA and elite status on multiple other airlines) the old roll aboard saw a lot of use and was still functional, but showing it's age. This bag is very similar, but with several improvements. It's expandable. The 360 degree wheels make the bag much more stable and easier to roll. The telescoping handle is easier to use and more adjustable in length. Contrary to the size complaints voiced by others, the compact (but expandable) size of this bag is preferable for those of us who fly on a lot of regional jets with smaller and less deep overhead luggage compartments where a larger carry-on would not fit and would need to be checked. If this bag lasts even half as long as my last Tumi roll aboard it's replacing, I'll be happy. My only complaint is that the new bi-fold hanging garment sleeve system does not hold a folded suit or sport coat as well as the previous system, which had a zippered full size sleeve and was tri-folding for fewer wrinkles.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Wonderful design update

                  By Ellie

                  from Korea

                  About Me Career, Modern, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Additional Space Capacity
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • High Quality
                  • Integrated Wheel Design
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • International Travel
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                    Overall a great redesign on the Intl expandable 4 wheeled carryon. Love the newly integrated wheel design which gives the bag more capacity and the bag is no longer side heavy where you had to worry if it would tip over. Loving my new bag!

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

                    (14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Very small for the price

                    By Ellie

                    from Korea

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Small Capacity

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                        This is our sixth Tumi bag but it's the worst one of them all.
                        It really is very small and not worth the price. We could not return it because we had one letter monogramed on it. Better off buying the larger model.

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

                        (14 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        An Un-special, Ordinary Bag

                        By Ellie

                        from Korea

                        About Me Career, Classic

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Small Capacity

                          Best Uses

                          • Weekend Trips

                          Comments about International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On:

                          Nothing special. Item arrived late, omitted complimentary monogram, customer service has limited phone hours and is not mobile friendly -- I could not even do this review via mobile. I traveled on 4 trips with this piece the first two weeks of ownership and I'm failing to see anything special or unique in comparison to my other brands of luggage in terms of attributes such as weight, maneuverability, etc. Also, the salesperson led me to believe it would arrive with hangers, but it did not. I would not recommend this bag.

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

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