International travel and lifestyle brand, TUMI has unveiled its new collection designed and developed in partnership with luxury supercar maker and Formula 1 team, McLaren.
TUMI had announced its collaboration with McLaren in 2019 and this colelction is the latest from the partnership. It comprises of nine pieces, all of which embody both TUMI’s and McLaren’s design and performance ethos. These are highlighted with McLaren’s signature Papaya colourway and feature CFX carbon fibre accents.
McLaren’s designers, engineers and racers travel thousands of miles around the world each year in pursuit of perfection and the team depends on their luggage and travel necessities to get them to their destination. This is the inspiration behind the superior made-to-last quality of the collection.
TUMI has built a reputation for innovation, functionality and durable design over a period of 45 years.
Since the announcement about the partnership, TUMI’s Creative Director Victor Sanz and Rob Melville, McLaren’s supercar Design Director have created a premium capsule collection of elegant business travel and everyday essentials and each of these pieces are designed to uncomplicate, while elevating performance in all aspects of life on the move. The two brands share the common vision of continually pursuing higher levels of excellence, which is conveniently reflected in the details and choice of materials used in the McLaren inspired TUMI collection.
Key travel pieces include the Aero International Expandable 4 Wheel Carry-On and the Quantum Duffel. The carry-on is crafted in a hybrid of materials, including Tegris®, an extremely hard-wearing thermoplastic composite found in race cars. The hard shell is contrasted by a moulded-fabric front panel with a supercar-influenced design that is echoed throughout the collaboration.
The Velocity Backpack was created to keep wearers connected all day long thanks to the inclusion of a USB port and padded laptop compartment. The Torque Sling and Lumin Utility Pouch are additional contemporary styles for light-carry and hands-free days. The Orbit Small Packing Cube, Trace Expandable Organizer, and split compartment Teron Travel Kit are all ultra-portable accessories to keep your belongings protected, organise, and readily available through every leg of your journey.
Victor Sanz, Creative Director, TUMI, said, “For me, this is the ultimate collaboration as TUMI and McLaren have an innate synergy. We’re two like-minded brands who share the same values—unparalleled quality, technical innovation and design excellence. 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.”