I at last have a chance to post a review about the new TUMI business class kit. First this “stuff” inside, then the bag, as we all will re-purpose the bag for use for many many trips to hold mice and cords and other useful things when we fly right!
Included inside is:
- TUMI black eye shades
- MALIN+GOETZ 5ml Lip moisturizer
- MALIN+GOETZ 5ml Hand & Body moisturizer
- Delta Plastic (Metal-look) Pen
- Ear plugs
- Facial Tissue & Hand Wipe
- Shoe Polish & Shoe Horn
- Toothbrush, Crest Complete Toothpaste 24g & Dental Floss
- Unbreakable Comb
- Grippe Socks
The eye shades are a little softer than the old ones and have much less of the nasty cheap plastic from China smell that the old ones had. I am not a huge fan of eye shades but if you like to use them, you will like these “more” than the old. Nice upgrade.
The lip moisturizer is awful to me who likes a good old chap stick. The new stuff is clear and very oily with a petroleum taste. I think some may like this but most will hate it and miss the old chap stick-like tube. I am in the latter group, but let’s say nice upgrade for some.
The hand lotion works ok. The perks are that there is very little smell after applying although the smell is not so great when you first put it on, and the feel is NOT too oily. The down side is there is very little there to use. Over all I would say nice!
The Delta pen. Not bad. The quality of the pen itself is much better than the old plastic blue ones. The writing part itself works smoothly but tends to gunk up with ink fast like most very cheap pens. I would have to say nice upgrade, but could still be a bit better inside.
The ear plugs are nice and soft. No cheap hard kind and are shaped. These work and are just nice. Don’t change a thing with these Delta. Great!
The tissues are of average quality and with a cold would not be nice on your nose in the 100’s. For a tiny pack for a woman’s purse, nice. The hand wipe is fine and not overly “wet”. I discovered that it makes an excellent screen cleaner for tablets, phones and especially the screen on your IFE. Follow with a dry tissue from the pack and your screen is crystal clear and dry with no streaks. Awesome!
I like, both in the old kit, and in the new one, the shoe polish kit addition. It is clear gloss and “enough” for a set of shoes. The new one seems a bit more robust than the old as the old one seems to have the pad detach often from the plastic. Not good. These seem better. The shoe horn is sturdy and works nice. Over all I would say very good on these.
The toothbrush and accompaniments are fine. Nothing special and the bristles are a bit hard for those who like a soft tooth brush but this kit gets your teeth clean before landing. It is fine and works. There is enough paste that you could keep the kit for a short trip and use it if need be so that is a perk.
The comb feels like a std unbreakable comb. It works and is fine. Nothing really to say other than it does the job and nice to have to fix your “bed head” after an overnight flight.
Lastly the socks. My O’my Delta has been through the gambit of these things. Some years they are so thin you can put your hand through them. These are fine. I like the bigger “grippy” bumps on the bottom. Some I think will like the old style better that covered a larger surface but had less height on them. I say nice upgrade.
So there you are and you now have a Delta Points viewpoint on the kit. All the stuff inside really is nice to have and use either in flight or after the flight. Now to the bag itself as most of us will keep that far longer than the guts inside.
You can see when you compare this to older Delta and NWA kits, the size falls somewhere between the BIG old blue “flap” bags and last year’s stock ones. I do miss the handle that the old NWA ones had as it makes it simple to grab out of your bag.
I also like the zipper upgrade over the smooth style old one. It is a silly, simple little thing, but makes it simpler to grip and zip. Just nice. Also, even though just slightly bigger, it makes a difference as I can comfortably put stuff I had totally crammed inside the older style one so nice upgrade there. I also like black. I tend to abuse these things and black or blue hides dirt so much better than the tan or gray. And anything is better than the horrid round red ones of old!
Over all a nice kit and upgrade. Do you want one to try? How about this, comment below on the blog where you are planning to travel this summer and where you would use this kit and I will use Random.org to give a brand new, unopened one away Friday around 3-4PM EST! – René
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