(31 Mar 2021) TUMI has unveiled a new collection designed and developed in partnership with luxury supercar maker and Formula 1 team, McLaren.
The collection is comprised of nine pieces, each encompassing elements of McLaren’s sleek, bold supercars and race cars. All are highlighted with McLaren’s signature Papaya colourway and feature CX6 carbon fibre accents.
A key travel piece is the Aero International Expandable 4-Wheel Carry-On (pictured) 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 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.
The Velocity Backpack has a USB port, padded laptop compartment, and TUMI’s “Add-a-Bag” sleeve that makes it a fitting companion to the collection’s carry-on.
The Orbit Small Packing Cube, Trace Expandable Organizer, and split compartment Teron Travel Kit are ultra-portable accessories to keep belongings protected, organised, and readily available through every leg of a journey.
There is also a Torque Sling and Lumin Utility Pouch for light-carry and hands-free days.
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.”
The Aero International Expandable 4-Wheel Carry-On is priced at HK$ 12,200 in Hong Kong and £845 in the UK.
The collection is available globally from 31 March 2021.