Ever wondered how Hollywood’s biggest stars pack all of their glamorous gear before they jetset around the world? Well, according to Guardians of the Galaxy‘s main man Chris Pratt, all you need is a complete set of Tumi luggage and you’re ready to hit the road.
Earlier this year, we all got to watch the American luggage and lifestyle brand enlist the star in a comical video for its regional Asia Pacific & Middle East campaign. Pratt made quite the impression on Tumi Creative Director Victor Sanz, as he pretended to pack for a trip to Hong Kong using Tumi luggage, that by the time the shoot wrapped — a collaboration between the duo was in the cards.
“On my travels, it’s important to have something that roots me and makes me feel like I’m at home – my luggage is one of those things because it’s one of the only constants I have in my hotel room. I live out of my Tumi and the things it carries remind me of home,” says Chris. “After using TUMI for the past ten years, it was really exciting for me to get to design my own line and create my own TUMI with all the personal touches I love.”
Featuring a 9-piece, ultra-exclusive capsule inspired by Chris’ personal packing style, some of the “personal touches” he refers to include special design details that the avid traveller will appreciate; from purposeful compartmentalisation and ergonomic grab handles to recycled materials and eye-catching design accents like Chris’ signature shade of orange.
Key to the collection is the brand new 2-in-1 Backpack Duffel, a convertible design made out of recycled nylon as well as PET materials. Unique features such as a USB port for charging devices (a first for the brand) and two special waterproof-lined pockets with air vents for shoes, wet clothing or a water bottle, make the backpack the ultimate companion for a perfect journey.
The Tumi x Chris Pratt collection is available at tumi.com and at The Dubai Mall store.
Text by Dina Kabbani