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Aluminum: TUMI $695 vs Away $495

Aluminum: TUMI $695 vs Away $495

Old Jun 10, 19, 12:16 am
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Aluminum: TUMI $695 vs Away $495

I've seen a lot of Tumi vs Rimowa but not much of these two compared. A discount on Tumi has brought it into conversation for me.

I can go this high but not more for the Rimowa.

​​​​whats your opinion on these compared. Tumi worth 200 more? I do like the gecko looks of the Tumi better than silver Away.

Thoughts?
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:50 am
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What are the primary metrics you are using to compare?

If you pick your top 3-5 metrics to compare against each product, we can give you more clear feedback.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 11:49 am
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I'd be looking durability, quality as my top two.

Beyond that I'm open.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 1:11 pm
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Just a basic overview of the Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum Continental Carry-On and Away's The Carry On: Aluminum Edition:

Both brands hold 35L of cargo, using an aluminum frame closure secured by two case hinges and two TSA-approved combination, push locks.

Tumi's version is a full 1.0 lb heavier than its Away counterpart, 11.7 lbs vs. 10.7, respectively.

There is nothing extraordinary about either manufacturing processes. Both cases are imported and manufactured overseas, as opposed to Zero Halliburton aluminum cases that have shifted back to American resourced materials or RIMOWA trollies exclusively made in Europe and Canada.

The diagonal wave molding on the Tumi 19 Degree line hides wear and tear better, IMO. The diagonal grooves can visually minimize the appearance of scuffs and scratches that all aluminum luggage encounter. The horizontal lines of the Away Aluminum series make wear and tear more visible, especially with its visually smooth surface.

Build quality, I would go with Tumi. With over 120+ patents in the luggage industry, Tumi has the provenance of generating in-house solutions to introduce to its available products. Away, however, is the new kid on the block. With many of its components and designs, resourced elsewhere (think Hinomoto wheels on its trollies, and YKK slide fasteners), the brand has not yet evolved into in-house innovation. Instead relying on already existing technology that is generic among the industry.

I would easily go with either brand, both solid choices for aluminum luggage.

However, if I had to pick, Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum, for sure.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by tommybo View Post
I'd be looking durability, quality as my top two.

Beyond that I'm open.
I would search this forum using the search term "Tumi warranty".

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Old Jun 11, 19, 7:48 am
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Try looking at the Aleon.

https://aleoncase.com/
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