It’s been a joy becoming acquainted with all the new Tumi collections, as well as all of Tumi's technological developments in design and materials.
And with all the changes in the way we work, play and travel, we thought it might be useful to break down one category in particular. Backpacks have become an integral part of our lives, no matter age or gender, and we’re more demanding about the features we expect.
There are a few key considerations when choosing a backpack:
Where am I heading?
Is it the daily commute? Hands-free travel? A long work trip with many stops or side-trips?
What do I need to bring?
Is it laptop plus tablet and all the media accessories, plus a change of clothes and toiletries? Or just a lightweight carry-all for side trips? Water bottle and gym gear, or a mobile office?
How will it work with my luggage?
Does this backpack have the all-important slip for my trolley handle, if I want to use it with my carry on or wheeled suitcase? Does it replace a carry-on or become my 'personal item' with a wheeled office?
Tumi has a backpack for just about every scenario, and we've chosen some of our favourite highlights from our range of Tumi backpacks.
The Alpha 3 Brief Pack is a powerhouse - a big and roomy backpack with pockets for everything. The separate padded laptop pocket is at the rear, for quick access at airport security or beside your desk.
There are six exterior pockets for all the paraphernalia you can think of, including a waterproof pocket for water bottle or folding umbrella. Inside there's a tablet pocket, and plenty of room for everything else.
On the rear, a pass-through slip for any of Tumi's wheeled cases.
THE VOYAGEUR CELINA BACKPACK
Lightweight, Sleek, Professional Laptop Backpack
The Voyageur Celina Backpack is equally roomy, but in a sleeker and lighter silhouette.
With a separate padded laptop compartment at the rear, a large main compartment for everything else, and 5 exterior pockets for quick access, including a waterproof bottle pocket.
A brilliant 'office commute' for the professional, and a worthy travel companion, with the pass-through slip to suit any Tumi wheeled case.
Rugged yet refined
The Alpha Bravo Logistics Backpack has proven a great success in our stores with those looking for a more rugged style, and the versatility of the foldover top, which can be expanded upwards to accomodate yet more gear.
There is a separate padded laptop compartment at the rear, and the main compartment opens wide with an L-shaped zipper that allows for easy packing. There are multiple exterior pockets, loops for adding your own accessories, and all the organization you'd expect inside, as well as the pass-through slip on the rear for your Tumi wheeled case handle.
Super light, simple, and packable
The Just in Case collection is a beautiful showcase of Tumi design - a packable Tote, Backpack and Duffel bag which zip into their own flat pouch.
Simple, lightweight, but luxurious, in the beautiful Voyageur material, the Just In Case Backpack is the companion you want on a day out or onboard the plane for those extra items - sleek and lightweight, with a top handle, adjustable straps, a pass through slip on the rear for use with your wheeled Tumi case.
Snap the zip pouch inside the backpack as an interior pocket or use it separately as a sleek, handy clutch.
Slim, urban, great for everyday
For the daily commute without the bulk, the Alpha Bravo Dynamic backpack has a slimmer silhouette, but still fully featured and incredibly well organised; with a separate laptop compartment at the rear, three exterior pockets and the essential pass-through sleeve for use with your wheeled Tumi case.
A Smart Carry-On that converts to a backpack with ease
The Alpha Bravo Carryon Backpack is a roomy 40L, two-wheeled carryon that converts to a backpack.
A terrific companion for trips where you need the hands-free option. The main compartment opens with a super U-shaped zipper for the widest access possible. There's a chest strap for comfortable carry, and a fabric panel (that tucks away) to cover the wheels when you're wearing it on your back. On the top, a small quick access pocket, and on the rear, yet again, the essential pass-through slip so you can carry this backpack on top of your suitcase.
As always, we'd love to assist with any enquiries about our current Tumi Backpack collection. Let us know if there is a backpack you'd like to see added to the range!
We can also place special orders and organize monograms to make your Tumi backpack your own.