Founded in 1975, TUMI takes its name from a Peruvian icon known to its founder from his Peace Corps days in South America. During the 1980’s, TUMI’s innovative introduction of soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags catapulted the company to its current leadership position.
Why Tumi Luggage Remains Remains So Popular
As the travel restrictions and 'shelter in place' restrictions that were so much a part of our lives during the first days of the global Coronavirus pandemic are slowly lifted, people are beginning to wonder if it might be time to get out and explore the world once again. And after all this time indoors, without that opportunity to explore faraway horizons - or even parts of our own city it may just be time to take a look at the luggage, backpacks and other travel essentials that make exploring such a wonderful way to deal with the stress of the modern lifestyle.
However, choosing a manufacturer with a reputation for providing wonder luggage and other travel essentials can be a challenging business. There are numerous options - and many of those may at first glance seem to offer exceptional value for money - but there is an enormous difference between value for money and simply cheap - especially if one is looking for quality products.
Thanks fully there is a company that provides exceptional value for money and a commitment to quality that has seen them stand the test of time - that company is Tumi Inc. - manufacturers of carry on luggage, suitcases and luggage for that extended trip and backpacks, as well as a variety of other related goods that can make exploring that much more of a pleasure.
Tumi, the brainchild of Charlie Clifford has been around since 1975. Clifford began to look more closely at the requirements of travelers who want tough, reliable and attractive luggage after spending some time in the PeaceCorp in Peru - this is a man who knows just how tough luggage has to be to withstand the vigors of international travel - or even day-to-day use. Much of Tumi's reputation has been built on its selection of ballistic nylon as the material of choice for the manufacture of their luggage. This is a material that ticks all the right boxes - it is both immensely tough and attractive. But Tumi also manufactures other products for the seasoned and stylish traveler such as belts, pens and electronic equipment.
But it's not only the toughness of the products that has become legendary - it is also the ability of the company to put themselves in the shoes of those who will be exploring far shores. For instance, there is that proprietary 20 digit registration number that is part of their luggage offerings. Customers register that number and it will allow for the tracing of their luggage in the event that it goes missing. That peace of mind is only one of the reasons why this luggage brand has become so popular with travelers.
Testament to just how popular Tumi products is the fact that its range is available in around 120 Tumi stores across the globe - as well as 200 shops around the world. In fact so popular has Tumi luggage become that the company was targeted for takeover by one of the world's most respected luggage brands, Samsonite, in 2016.
But it's not only the undoubted quality of the Tumin suitcases, backpacks and other products that makes consumers into fans - it's also the ability to make that luggage an extension of your personality. There is simply so much choice, from a huge variety of carry-on luggage and backpacks which are available in a variety of colors to suitcases that are a reflection of your personality there is bound to be that perfect piece of luggage for you.
The good news for those that call Miami home is that there are a variety of Tumi stores that are within easy reach. If you are visiting Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall or Merrick Park you are only steps away from owning a piece of luggage that has travelers and urban explorers all over the world coming back again and again to expand their collection of great luggage.
So if you want to become part of the Tumi family then do not hesitate. As the world once again opens its arms to travelers and we start to once again explore or cities Tumi will be there to make that adventure something that is comfortable, stylish, and creates memories that will last a lifetime.