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Tumi Alpha Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

3.86
based on 2,356 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Alpha - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


84% of the reviewers give the Tumi Alpha a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (74%)
Good (10%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (6%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Tumi Alpha:

Reviewers like these things about the Tumi Alpha

  • Several users noted that the Tumi Alpha suitcase is durable due to its robust ballistic nylon fabric.
  • Most users lauded its polyester lining and its zipper closure.
  • Reviewers said that it has a front U-zip pocket for essential things.
  • According to those who have tried that pack, it consists of four recessed swivel wheels.
  • Reviewers thought that its main compartment is spacious.
  • Users found that it has a three-stage telescoping handle.
  • Other users also praised its level lock two-stage expansion system.
  • Users also noted that it has a reinforced garment section that could be removed.
  • Several reviewers have pointed out that consists of protective bumper guards.
  • Other reviewers found that the bag has zip pockets.
  • They also indicated that it has a mesh zip pocket passport pocket and tie-down straps.
  • Several testers mentioned that the bag is very sturdy.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer felt that the bag is heavier than expected.
  • Another reviewer had issues with the wheels of the suitcase.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Tumi Alpha models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.1-4.2 oz (0-1.9 kg)
Length iconLength5-8 in (13-20 cm)
Width13.5-16 in (34-41 cm)
Height11-30 in (28-76 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Tumi Alpha 2

92% choose the Tumi Alpha 2

92 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.1 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width13.5 in (34 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


Tumi Alpha 2 Continental

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8% choose the Tumi Alpha 2 Continental

8 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey






Tumi Alpha 2 vs Alpha 2 continental


The two most popular Tumi Alpha models are the Alpha 2 and the Alpha 2 continental, so let's compare them:

The Alpha 2 continental

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Tumi Alpha bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Alpha 2 which is choosen by 92% (11.5 times as many as the 8% that choose the Alpha 2 continental).

Alpha 2Alpha 2 continental
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and grey. Only the Alpha 2 is available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Tumi Alpha features:
  • Media pocket
  • Laptop compartment
  • Waterproof

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Organizer panel
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Water resistant
  • Side pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Tumi Bags

The Tumi Alpha ranks #3 compared with the other Tumi bags.

Top 20% Tumi bag

1Tumi Voyageur
4.23
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2Tumi Calais
4.00
Tumi Calais
3Tumi Alpha
3.86
Tumi Alpha
4Tumi Harrison
3.82
Tumi Harrison
5Tumi Sinclair
3.75
Tumi Sinclair

vs All Bags

The Tumi Alpha ranks #1665 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1663Mountainsmith Adventure
3.86
Mountainsmith Adventure
1664Tumi Alpha
3.86
Tumi Alpha
1665LittleLife Cross Country
3.86
LittleLife Cross Country
1666Eagle Creek ORV
3.86
Eagle Creek ORV
1667Wally Bags Collegiate
3.86
Wally Bags Collegiate



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Tumi Alpha vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Tumi Alpha vs Rimowa Salsa


Tumi Alpha
Tumi Alpha

3.86
BEST
Based on 2,356 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-4.2 oz
Price: $$$$


Rimowa Salsa
Rimowa Salsa

3.29

Based on 11 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Alpha is rated somewhat better than the Salsa.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,367 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Alpha is available in these colors:
Brown
Grey
Green




Tumi Alpha vs Tumi Arrive


Tumi Alpha
Tumi Alpha

3.86
BEST
Based on 2,356 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-4.2 oz
Price: $$$$


Tumi Arrive
Tumi Arrive

3.30

Based on 4 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Alpha is rated somewhat better than the Arrive.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,360 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Alpha is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Brown
Grey
Green




Tumi Alpha vs Tumi Tegra


Tumi Alpha
Tumi Alpha

3.86
BEST
Based on 2,356 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-4.2 oz
Price: $$$$


Tumi Tegra
Tumi Tegra

3.45

Based on 131 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 9.75 oz
Price:

  • The Alpha is rated slightly better than the Tegra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,487 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Alpha is 132% lighter than the biggest Tegra (4.2 oz vs 9.75 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey

Only the Alpha is available in these colors:
Blue
Brown
Green




Tumi Alpha vs Tumi Vapor


Tumi Alpha
Tumi Alpha

3.86
BEST
Based on 2,356 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-4.2 oz
Price: $$$$


Tumi Vapor
Tumi Vapor

2.94

Based on 67 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 8 oz
Price:

  • The Alpha is rated much better than the Vapor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,423 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Alpha is 90% lighter than the biggest Vapor (4.2 oz vs 8 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Alpha is available in these colors:
Black
Brown
Grey
Green





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Last updated on May 13, 2019