NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Born to travel and driven by non-stop innovation, TUMI and Cool Hunting™ know what makes a good bag great―with the passport stamps to prove it. The third collaboration between TUMI and Cool Hunting takes years of traveling and commuting into consideration, resulting in a stylish, well organized and durable backpack designed for utility.
Constructed from a navy durable, water-repellent coated canvas, and trimmed with leather—the smart, utilitarian, and intuitively-designed Otis Backpack was made for the hyper-travelers that inspired it. A minimalist exterior complements the comprehensive interior for daily commutes and far-flung journeys alike. The zipper entry into the main compartment is inverted for protection against outdoor elements and is finished with sleek leather pulls. The top front-zippered pocket features TUMI ID Lock®, an exclusive and patented technology that shields personal information from identity theft. Additional features include a dedicated laptop compartment as well as a multitude of exterior pockets that provide quick-access to small necessities. Large side pockets unzip to reveal a pleated gusset which increases the volume inside. Inside, there are precisely designed compartments for your tablet, accessories and other daily essentials. A subtle and exclusive TUMI x Cool Hunting co-branded logo is stamped on the luggage tag and an interior leather story patch completes this design-driven backpack.
Designed in tandem by the TUMI Design team and Cool Hunting co-founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten, the TUMI x Cool Hunting partnership continues to illustrate a collective passion and steadfast commitment to superior functionality, mobility and meticulous craftsmanship.
"Our latest collaboration with TUMI maintains a focus on utility, but adds a more luxurious feel than our previous bags. Plus it has even more pockets!" says Josh Rubin. "Working with the creative team at TUMI is always a fun and educational process. We love the hands-on design iteration."
"We're constantly seeing and reviewing great products, but our needs sometimes can't be met unless we create what we dream of," says Evan Orensten. "TUMI has been a great collaborator. We've been testing and evolving the Otis Backpack since January, and are thrilled with the result."
The Limited Edition Otis Backpack will retail for $495 USD at select New York and Japan TUMI retail locations, and on TUMI.com and TUMI.co.jp beginning November 2016.
Taking inspiration from the Otis Backpack, Cool Hunting will launch an equally stylish exclusive counterpart. The TUMI x Cool Hunting Limited Edition Otis Backpack will feature the same characteristics married with an exclusive lining crafted from Japanese Katazome fabric. Each piece of fabric lining was hand-cut and is unique in pattern. This special backpack will only be available as part of the Cool Hunting holiday Omakase gifting program, a selection of limited edition gifts hand-selected and curated by Rubin and Orensten themselves.
Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we're committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 350 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world's top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. For more about TUMI, visit www.TUMI.com, www.facebook.com/TUMItravel, www.twitter.com/TUMItravel.
About Cool Hunting
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