Never underestimate a brand that takes its name from a Peruvian sacrificial axe. Established in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, Tumi continues to raise the bar when it comes to top-quality luggage. The brand sets itself apart with distinctive innovations, including FXT Ballistic Nylon — an exclusive fabric with a special coating that makes luggage even more durable. The best-selling Alpha 2 Continental Four-Wheeled Carry-On has many of the company's distinguishing features: the lightweight X-Brace 45 handle system made from aircraft-grade aluminum; the Lever Lock Expansion System for extra inches of packing space; and Durafold Construction, which bolsters the strength of the case frames with heavy-duty stitching.