Tumi, the leading travel and lifestyle brand, has unveiled its new collection designed and developed in partnership with McLaren. Following an announcement in 2019, Tumi’s Creative Director Victor Sanz and Rob Melville, McLaren’s supercar Design Director, have been working together to create a premium capsule collection of elegant business, travel and everyday essentials.
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.”
Rob Melville, Design Director for McLaren Automotive, said: “When I first met with Victor to define the collection, we quickly realized that we each brought a shared creative vision for what we wanted to achieve.
“At McLaren, we focus on articulating a clear design language and materials selection which combines and leads into our car’s performance. We wanted to capture those aspects with Tumi, so we’ve spent a great deal of time working to analyze and refine every aspect of this collection. The result is something that I am incredibly proud of and that I believe will elevate the owner’s experience while serving as a reminder that, like our cars, it’s about enjoying the journey and not simply the destination.”
Embodying Tumi and McLaren’s mutual ethos of performance luxury, the capsule collection comprises nine pieces. Each encompasses 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.
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.
This solid build allows the collection to protect the contents it carries, incorporating further elements of McLaren’s supercar designs. 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 was created to keep wearers connected all day long thanks to the inclusion of a USB port and padded laptop compartment. Tumi’s hallmark “Add-a-Bag” sleeve makes it a fitting companion to the collection’s carry-on.
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, organized, and readily available through every leg of your journey.
The collection is available via Tumi.com, Tumi’s Global retail stores, McLarenstore.com, and select McLaren retailers Globally.