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5 Travel Essentials Tumi’s Creative Director Doesn’t Leave Home Without

Victor Sanz designs gear for one of the biggest travel brands the world over.

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For frequent flyers, travel is simply endured. And those that do it best know how to dodge (or at least limit) its negatives — jet lag, loud children, lost luggage, boredom. Victor Sanz, Creative Director for Tumi, has made dampening the blow of these trials his trade.

The products he designs are simple in form but absurdly specific. Tumi’s luggage makes use of tracking software in case your bag is lost or stolen, a patented (and very proprietary) ballistic nylon material, a zipper redesigned to make jams all but eliminated, the exclusive use of one of the world’s strongest thermoplastics and more. Tumi and Sanz aim to make luxury not for luxury’s sake, but for utility and longevity.

On top of being involved in every step of product design and development, Sanz, as you’d guess, does a fair bit of traveling himself. Here’s the gear he doesn’t leave home without.

Pilot Razor Point II Pen & Tombow ABT Paint Markers

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“I tend to shop at different levels and I don’t limit myself to only high fashion or what’s of the moment. Over the years I’ve been editing my kit and I found that these two tools have become the easiest and quickest for me.”

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Moleskine Sketchbook

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“It’s always by my side. I’m constantly getting inspired and it becomes my diary, notebook, and place to keep my ideas.”

Buy Now: $30

Apple AirPods

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“I aim to carry as little as possible when I travel without sacrificing the tools I need. [AirPods] are very convenient and take up such little space — perfect for when I’m on the go. Music is also integral to my creative process so being able to be on the go without wires is key.”

Buy Now: $159

Persol Foldable Sunglasses

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“They are timelessly chic and fantastic for traveling. Also, jet lag is a real thing and having a good pair of shades always seems to assist with recovery.”

Buy Now: $370

TUMI International Carry-On (in Silver)

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“When I’m not traveling with a new prototype or design, our 19 Degree International Aluminum Carry-On has become a staple in my travel routine. It never fails me.”

Buy Now: $995

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