The guys over at TUMI know a thing or two about luggage: they’ve been making the best in travel essentials for over 40 years. Still, while you may already be familiar with their hard cases and business pieces, you might not have expected a covetable backpack from the label. But with their beautiful Designer Select SS16 collection, TUMI are looking to change all that.
The SS16 highlight has to be the Bates Backpack, which retains those time-worn TUMI characteristics – great quality, the finest leathers and, of course, their trademark ballistic nylon – but brings things up to date in the design department through lively colourways and a perforated leather fabrication. Then there’s the practical stuff: a hard wearing, commute-friendly design that’s the perfect size for a laptop (there’s nothing more heart wrenching than getting a bag home only to find it’ll be of no use whatsoever because you’re laptop just won’t fit in). Chic and useful, now there’s something you don’t see everyday?