First Class Finish: TUMI and McLaren Unveil Luggage Capsule Collab

Sam MacKinnon | March 31, 2021 | Style & Beauty Feature

International travel and lifestyle brand TUMI releases a capsule collection inspired by and in partner with Formula 1 team and iconic brand McLaren.

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The ultimate sport-car lover’s dream, TUMI and McLaren have partnered with each other to create a capsule collection of luggage that is imbued with the spirit of each brand. McLaren’s legendary status in the automotive world is ever-present in the design of the pieces featured in the collection; cutting-edge technology is paired with a clear, focused design aesthetic that perfectly complements TUMI’s brand. The two companies share a common theme in pursuing excellence no matter the cost, which informs the entirety of the collection.

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Visionary TUMI Creative Director Victor Sanz and McLaren Design Director Rob Melville blend each brand’s iteration of the pursuit of excellence into a functional line that makes life simpler. McLaren’s signature papaya colorway and carbon-fibre finishing run throughout the entire collection, unifying each piece despite their differences. A particular highlight of the collection is the Aero International Expandable 4 Wheel Carry-On which is crafted with Tegris, a thermoplastic material that is commonly used in race cars.

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Moments like these are what set this capsule collection apart: not only do the design aesthetics of the line feel inspired by the world of racing, but the engineering of each piece also shares the high performance of Formula 1 sports cars. As TUMI’s Victor Sanz says in a press release, “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.”



Photography by: Courtesy of McLaren Automotive