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Tumi Case Studies: full-time globetrotter Masai Ujiri

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. Full-time globetrotter Masai Ujiri talks about which Tumi case he likes to travel with

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Sally Ashley-Cound,

Full-time globetrotter Masai Ujiri was a professional basketball in Europe for six years. After his playing career ended in 2002, Ujiri became a scout, travelling all over the world watching basketball games and sifting out the newest talent before moving to become executive vice-president of the Denver Nuggets.

Most recently, Ujiri has signed a deal to become general manager at the Toronto Raptors. All this travel meant that Ujiri soon perfected the art of packing – with a little help from the Tumi Bravo.

‘I found packing very compact made my travel very, very easy,’ he says. ‘With what I do there’s lots of in and out; you can be in one country scouting a game, going to the next country, scouting another game, and Tumi makes that easy.’

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 Ujiri’s top three tips:

1. Pack your underwear first to make sure you don’t forget it

2. Fold clothes flat, including suits, in layers

3. Always carry on if the trip is one night per city – you don’t need to waste limited time waiting for your luggage

Make-up artist Ricky Wilson’s travel tips here

Tumi is available in Istanbul at Beymen in Akmerkez AVM, Brandroom and Harvey Nichols in Kanyon AVM



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