My best purchase of the year

I can’t think any item I get more use out of than my Tumi Computer bag. I take it to work each day and to church every Sunday. It seldom takes a day off and I appreciate it the more I use it. If I could create the perfect everyday bag this would be it. Here’s what I love about it: 

  1. Made of “Ballistic” Nylon so it doesn’t tear or rip. It’s super durable. Any moisture just rolls right off it. screen_2007-12-01 01.17.06
  2. Perfect pocket placement for my glasses, keys, wallet, Smartphone, magazines, folders and laptop. It’s big enough to hold what I need but still feels small and lightweight.
  3. Quality materials. You won’t find plastic or cheap laptop dividers here. Every piece on this bag communications the quality of its craftsmanship.
  4. Leather covered handles and padded shoulder strap. The cheap bags just don’t feel right on your shoulder or in your hand. Tumi thought of all the small details that delight.
  5. Understated design. It doesn’t include obnoxious logos or colors that broadcast to everyone how much you paid for a bag. Remove the ID tag and few will know it’s a Tumi.
  6. Best Zippers Ever. The Zippers are one of the first parts to go on most bags. The zippers on this Tumi are the best I’ve ever seen. They are large, heavy and screen_2007-12-01 01.16.19molded just right so you don’t catch the fabric.

Two more small details speak volumes to how much thought went into this bag. First, if you look close, you can see how the handles loop through the fabric of the bag for better durability. But Tumi took it a step further and formed a firm leather ring about the holes that looks looks so elegant you have to see it in person.

The second tiny detail that stands out is how Tumi put a small, unnoticeable air vent near the very bottom of each front pocket. This gives each pocket the chance to breath and stay cool in case you decide to carry along a candy bar or something else that might normal melt in a small, warm space.

This Tumi bag is the best purchase I’ve made this year. Before I bought this bag I carried a similar style bag from Andiamo that was a tad larger and heavier. I bought it at the same time I bought a piece of their luggage which I still use when I travel today. The Andiamo bag lasted me 10 years and cost $350. But I consider the Tumi an even better bag and a relative bargain at $250. That’s still a lot of money to pay for a bag but considering how much use I get out of it, the cost  breaks down to $25/year if it lasts as long as my previous bag. Highly recommended.

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