Last month, WAG wrote about McLaren’s new high-performance hybrid supercar, the $250,000 Arturo. Now international travel and lifestyle brand TUMI has unveiled its new collection of McLaren-inspired luggage.
Embodying TUMI and McLaren’s two-year-old partnership on performance luxury, the capsule collection is comprised of nine pieces. Each contains elements of McLaren’s sleek, bold supercars and race cars. All are highlighted with its signature Papaya colorway and feature CCX6 carbon fiber 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 molded-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 McLaren’s 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 at tumi.com, TUMI’s global retail stores and select McLaren retailers. — edited by Georgette Gouveia.