tumi.jpgIf you’ve been reading the Best Buy Plug-In Blog for a while now, you’ll probably be familiar with TUMI. They do a lot of stylish, well-made, super functional luggage pieces … but this fall, they’re coming out with a collection that’ll change the way you look at TUMI for good.

The fall collection features new designs, increased functionality, and re-engineered fabrics that are now even more durable than before. I’m kind of obsessed with the entire range, honestly (those colours! Those silhouettes!), but I’ve picked out a few of my favourites to share with you today. Expect to see additional leather trim and protective pockets in these new items, which will come in Hickory, Navy, Anthracite, and Grey/Camo.


Alpha Bravo, reporting for backpack duty

The Bravo range will expand this fall (which, of course, is out for the summer) with new 4-wheeled carry-ons and duffels as well as backpacks and sling bags. Pieces like the Knox 16” Backpack offer a cool blend between hipster-cool (Grey) and hiking-ready (Green Camouflage), and they’re full of cool features: an add-a-bag sleeve to allow you to slip your backpack onto an extended luggage handle, a dedicated laptop pocket, webbed top carry handles with leather accents, and magnetic snaps to allow quick access to the back pocket so you can grab things like your frequent flyer card or Starbucks card with ease.


Tegra-Lite®, for durable travel

The Tegra-Lite line is perfect for long-wearing family basics, and the TUMI fall collection keeps the Tegra range on its toes. Look for pieces like the Tegra-Lite International 4-Wheel Carry-On and Large Trip Packing Case in a brushstroke camo for the guys and big, punchy florals for the girls.

Alpha 2, for the chicest parents ever

Nothing screams sex appeal like a man with a great bag (and, okay, also a great haircut), and the fall collection Alpha 2 range is perfect. The silver and blue Navy/Anthracite colour-blocking gives these expandable pieces a distinctly fashion-forward feeling, while maintaining the TUMI build that you’ve grown to love.

To take your look (or your partner’s look) from “boring business trip” to “just fallen out of a GQ spread and onto an airplane,” opt for the TUMI Alpha 2 International Expandable 4-Wheel Carry-On, and keep the fairer half of the family looking just as sharp with the TUMI 4-Wheel Packing Case in Aubergine.

tumi2.jpgTUMI Voyageur, the perfect day bags and travel kits

Finally, the fall collection wraps up with an extension of the Voyageur line. Look to the Q-Tote® in Aubergine (Purple) for the perfect holiday day bag—it’s big enough to take to the beach and durable enough that it can take some wear and tear, but the rich jewel tone shade and leather straps make it perfect for city shopping, too.

Or, for something with a younger feel to it, the Voyageur Halle Laptop Backpacks are still a great choice for the 20 to 30-something woman who needs a mix of style (that luxe gold and aubergine combination) and function.

Travel in style

No matter what kind of traveller you are—the chic new mom, the distinguished dad, or the even the tech-centric millennial backpacking in style—the new TUMI Fall 2015 collection has something for you. Look for all of your favourite TUMI pieces (and a couple extras) this season in a great range of fall colours and prints!

What are your favourite pieces from the TUMI Fall 2015 collection?

Rae Chen
Rae Chen covers everything from handbags to speakers here on the Best Buy Plug-in Blog. They can also be found at thenotice.net, where they've been writing about beauty & wellness since 2007.