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Tumi Case Studies: musicians Hot Chelle Rae


Luggage brand Tumi has teamed up with global travellers who use their bags almost every day, from top DJs to make-up artists and fashion designers. Musicians Hot Chelle Rae talks about which Tumi cases they like to travel with

Sally Ashley-Cound,

American rock band Hot Chelle Rae formed in 2005, and released their first hit album Lovesick Electric in 2009. Since then they’ve produced their second album, Whatever, which reached the top 10 in the charts in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA.

Constantly touring to promote their music, Hot Chelle Rae have perfected the art of packing light and for tight spaces – a tour bus is not the place for bulky luggage.

‘When you’re on the bus you’re really excited because you’re back in the home that you probably live in more than you do in your house, so you end up living out of your suitcase,’ says lead guitarist Nash.

‘I’m going to embarrass myself because I have two split duffels; one of them I call the Shoe-mi because it’s the only place I put my shoes,’ lead singer Ryan says.

Tumi’s ongoing series of Case Studies chronicles the stories of global travellers who use Tumi’s cases and bags as a major part of their jet-setting lifestyles.

Along the way they’ve also perfected the art of packing. Here are Hot Chelle Rae’s top three tips:

1. Use dryer sheets to keep unwashed laundry smelling fresh

2. Store shoes in the bottom of your split duffel or Shoe-mi bag

3. Pack travel-seized essentials like lip balm and eye drops

Full time globetrotter and Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri’s travel tips here

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