TUMI – the international premium brand of travel, business and lifestyle accessories – is pleased to announce the debut of three new colors on its strongest, lightest toughest
TEGRA-LITE™ travel collection. Viridian, Cerulean and Iridium will launch for Spring 2014, joining the existing assortment of Graphite, White and Black color ways. Designed and engineered in America for unmatched durability, TUMI TEGRA-LITE combines the highest levels of durability and impact resistance in a protective, hard-side case with the ultimate in lightweight ease and maneuverability.
TEGRA-LITE made from Tegris™, is a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, NASCAR race cars and protective gear for NFL players. It is an extruded filament that can be woven into fabric and then pressed into hard sheets. The TUMI and Milliken partnership on Tegris™ has been in development for several years; the product is exclusive to TUMI for travel and accessory products around the world. Tegris, provides up to 15X the impact resistance of typical thermoplastics composites and maintains thislevel of performance at low temperatures (-40°C). Because it is 100% polypropylene, Tegris, offers significant weight reduction compared to other higher density, glass-filled composites.
A leader in the hard-side luggage category, TUMI launches TEGRA-LITE as a premium collection for those who demand the ultimate in modern design, unparalleled strength and lightweight convenience. The collection includes two-wheeled and four-wheeled carry-ons and several four-wheeled packing cases.
Each piece is fully lined and features TUMI’S proprietary and award-winning design components. TUMI’s commitment to the TEGRA-LITE level of product innovation can be traced to its heritage. TUMI pioneered the use of ballistic nylon in travel and business designs when it introduced the fabric to the consumer market over 30 years ago. Originally developed for military use in bulletproof vests, ballistic nylon has become the standard for durability in travel and business cases.