For all of its benefits, traveling can also be a fairly stressful endeavor. To limit some of the common worries, you definitely want to make sure you have a trusty suitcase to accompany you on your journeys — one that’s durable enough not only to withstand hasty shoving into trunks and overhead compartments but also to protect what’s inside. There’s no worse way to start a vacation than by opening your suitcase to find cracked pieces of technology or broken gifts, which is why hardside luggage is such a popular choice for frequent fliers on both short and long trips alike.
Leading travel brand Tumi is known for crafting reliable suitcases and accessories to get you and your precious belongings from point A to point B in one piece (with your sanity still intact). And, in a rare sales moment, Nordstrom has decided to mark down one of Tumi’s industrious hardshell carry-on bags — by hundreds. The Tumi Tegra-Lite Max Expandable Carry-on is currently 40 percent off, bringing the price down from $850 by nearly $400.
Tegra-Lite Max International 22-Inch Expandable Carry-On Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom
To buy: nordstrom.com, $476 (originally $850)
The lightweight suitcase is made with the same thermoplastic composite used in race cars to ensure maximum durability and maneuverability and features multipurpose interior pockets, a spacious front-zip pocket, and a removable garment sleeve with mesh pocket. While the carry-on has the ideal dimensions of 22" x 14" x 9" so you can avoid checking luggage on domestic flights, the expandable design means you won’t be limited if you end up buying more souvenirs than you anticipated and need some extra wiggle room.
Deals like this one on Tumi pieces don’t come around very often, so we’re making sure to shop the carry-on while it’s still available for a fraction of the original, much heftier price tag.