TUMI unveils premium composite capsule luggage and travel collection inspired by McLaren
Nine-piece collection embodies TUMI and McLaren’s mutual focus on quality, lifestyle and advanced material usage for elegant business, and travel.
Photo Credit: McLaren
TUMI (South Plainfield, N.J., U.S.) an international travel and lifestyle brand, has unveiled its new composite capsule luggage and travel collection designed and developed in partnership with luxury supercar maker and U.K.-based Formula 1 team, McLaren.
The nine-piece collection’s detail, choice of materials and made-to-last quality are said to reflect TUMI and McLaren’s shared vision of continually pursuing higher levels of excellence. Key travel pieces include the Aero International Expandable Four-Wheel Carry-On and the Quantum Duffel. The carry-on piece is crafted in a hybrid of materials, including Tegris, a hard-wearing thermoplastic composite found in race cars. The hard shell is contrasted by a molded-fabric front panel with a supercar-influenced design that is echoed throughout the collaboration. The interior features a compression strap that takes its cues from the six-point racing harnesses found in its race cars and track-only models such as the limited-edition McLaren Senna GTR.
Embodying TUMI and McLaren’s mutual ethos of performance luxury, each piece encompasses elements of McLaren’s sleek, bold supercars and race cars. All are highlighted with McLaren’s signature Papaya colorway and feature CCX6 carbon fiber accents.
“We’re two like-minded brands who share the same values — unparalleled quality, technical innovation and design excellence,” says Victor Sanz, TUMI creative director. “The value of this partnership, however, extends beyond the product. With a keen focus on lifestyle, we design for the betterment of the customer experience. With McLaren’s advanced technology and our top-of-the-line materials, our gear can tackle the most arduous excursions and still effortlessly translate into daily life.”
The collection will be available from March 31 via TUMI.com, TUMI’s global retail stores and select McLaren retailers globally.
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