2 thoughts on “Tumi Alpha 2 Expandable Organizer Computer Concise, Ebony, One Size

  1. EMF
    45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The perfect mobile office, May 11, 2012
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    EMF

    As a consultant, I often work out of numerous offices in any given week, and travel between cities for client visits relatively frequently.

    For single day / overnight travel, this briefcase cannot be beaten – I am amazed at how often I see other consultants using the exact same case!

    The case easily fits a laptop, a zippered legal pad, a handful of files as well as an iPad, Kindle, umbrella (in the waterproof front pocket – a nice touch!), glasses case and chargers. The main compartment can be expanded via zip about 2 inches, which means a toiletry kit and Eagle Creek shirt folder (smallest size) easily fit in.

    The “pocket” between the front panel and main compartment is a well designed feature – when carrying the bag, the pocket is held closed by the front handle, but it is easy to access anything kept in the pocket when the bag is put down. Very handy when flying – I keep my earphones and Kindle in there so I can grab them before I stow the case for take off.

    I have used this case daily, and the material has held up well – no tears or scuffs. It is with regard to durability however that I have only given the case 4 stars. The zipper tabs quickly become chipped showing the metal underneath, and as they are painted black, this is very noticeable and detracts greatly from the appearance of the bag. The old Tumi messenger I used to use daily had dark gunmetal zipper tabs – while these became tarnished over time, this was hardly noticeable. The chipped tabs look very cheap for such an expensive bag – the design, capacity and overall material durability of this case is worth the price, except for this issue. I have considered buying the leather version of this / other Tumi cases, but will hold off until there is a change back to the old zippers / the zips are upgraded.

    Overall a great bag, however the use of cheap zippers is unfortunate.

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  2. Babbey Jackson
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Be part of the Collective and buy Tumi, November 28, 2012
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    Babbey Jackson (California) –

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    Years ago I used to make fun of all those stiffs in suits carrying their expensive Tumi bags. Then I started working internationally, wearing suits and trying to travel without ever checking a bag. This little tote/briefcase is awesome for that.

    Right now I have my Mac Air, iPad and my Kindle in it, with all the cords as well as a pair of running shoes, a sweater, some t-shirts and boxers. This, coupled with my duffel, means I go abroad for up to two weeks without ever checking a bag.

    Face it, Tumi makes a great product with a lot of thought put into what you need. It’s durable and well organized and perfect for extended business travel.

    Resistance is futile.

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