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My Delta Million Miler flight – 2016 Delta One TUMI Amenity Kit Black and Gray Review
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My Delta Million Miler flight – Korean Air Lounge Review NRT Narita Airport
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Today I wanted to review both of the new (ish) Delta One black hard shell and the gray soft shell amenity kits both for the contents and, as Delta suggested to us to do, reuse them for other things when we travel. Clearly the reason for the kits, for most folks, is for use onboard, but for me I really do value them more for their after flight use so that is an important evaluation of these kits.
What I want to do with this review is first run all the photos for you too see then at the bottom of the page have my thoughts on them all. You can click on any of the photos for a full screen slide show of each one. Let’s dive in:
Both of the kits include the exact same products so that does not change. The quality of the items is much up to each person’s taste. The Tumi pen, for example, is square. Some will love this others hate it from its non traditional shape (I like it). I hate the liquid type lip balm Tumi uses others think its perfect. The socks, to me, are ugly jail house style and are also VERY thin. Eye shade is of decent quality and does not stink of chemicals like the coach one does.
But what does change is which of the two can hold a larger or better quantity of our “stuff”?
Also is one “better” than the other. You would think that the hard shell is automatically better. Maybe. Let’s look at a few examples.
Notice my absolute most important travel item my massive 20k dual USB travel brick (love it) that can recharge my phone over and over and over again. It happens to fit perfectly into the hard case with lots of room to spare. Almost too much but I can add a few other bits. In the soft case it fit but was harder to get in and out.
But the hard case is not the clear winner. I also travel with Tripp Lite surge protector and spliter (plus dual USB power) and a Microsoft Blue Tooth mouse but those two in the hard shell case made it impossible to close but they did nest nicely into the soft-shell one. So in this case we have a win for the gray Tumi kit.
I think long term I will still favor the hard shell case. We shall see. Have you tested the two kits for after flight use. Do you have a favorite? – René