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Star-Lord Chris Pratt’s travel essential

Jet-setting actor can unpack his “own bedroom” from his trusty Tumi suitcase.

The popularity of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avenger films has rocketed American actor Chris Pratt to fame as an interstellar adventurer in a bomber jacket. Just as well that the actor is a longtime user of Tumi, because the bags perfectly complement his wise-cracking onscreen character. Both are hardy, with a plethora of compartments from which to pull out the proverbial ace.

Now a global superstar, Pratt gravitates towards familiar items more than ever. In a video that places him in Hong Kong, the 40-year-old points to his suitcase as one of the things that roots him as he travels around the world. “It’s one of the constants I have in my hotel room. I pack the things that can turn any hotel room into my own bedroom and it always comes out of that same luggage.”

Says Pratt of his travel essential: “If my Tumi was a passport, it would have a lot of stamps on it.”

Here, a selection of Tumi’s Fall line-up.

19 Degree Aluminum

19 Degree Aluminum International Carry-On in Banyon Leaf & 19 Degree Aluminum Extended Trip Packing Case in Banyon Leaf

This season’s shimmering addition to the 19 Degree Aluminum collection is glamour on wheels. Banyon Leaf comes in soft gold, with a reinforced framecase design, snap closures, and die-cast corner caps for additional protection. The clever design of the interior allows for easy organisation.

Alpha 3

Alpha 3 International Dual Access 4 Wheel Carry On in Coffee, Alpha 3 Brief Pack in Coffee, Alpha 3+ T-Pass Brief Pack in Black Chrome

Combining design innovation, engineering, functionality and performance, the Alpha 3 collection encapsulates Tumi’s strengths as a luggage manufacturer. This season, the Alpha 3 is available in Black Chrome, a sophisticated edition featuring refined leather handles, luggage tags with elegant chrome accents, and chrome zippers.

Alpha Bravo

Alpha Bravo Norman Backpack in Brushed Blue, Alpha Bravo Norman Backpack in Luminous Blue, Alpha Bravo Robins Backpack in Navy, Alpha Bravo Barksdale Crossbody in Navy

Backpacks and slingbags are the new “it” accessories and with Tumi, you know they will endure. The best-selling Alpha Bravo backpacks, briefs, and duffels boast military-inspired features and the brand’s signature ballistic nylon. New to the line this season are the Nathan Backpack (with expansion) and Norman Backpack, as well as the small, compact Robins Backpack and Douglas Backpack, an on-trend rucksack-style piece.


Tahoe Finch Backpack in Static Grey, Tahoe Innsbruck Backpack in Black, Tahoe Bozeman Sling in Static Grey

Elegant yet sturdy, these bags take users from work to travel and the great outdoors. This season’s updated street-inspired designs are executed in a sleek material for a more modern look. New features include a customisable zipper puller, a key leash, organisational pockets, and an updated rain cover design. The new Innsbruck Backpack has sleek diagonal webbing, while the new Bozeman Sling is expandable, with a unique, utilitarian fold-over design. For quick and easy packing, the Ridgewood Backpack is designed with a top lid zip-entry to the main compartment.

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