I previously reviewed Thai Airwaysâ€™ Royal First Class Rimowa amenity kit â€“ the highest ranking kit to date â€“ and now bring you their current Tumi First Class Menâ€™s offering courtesy of Brad at upgrd.com for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory post.
Bag/Container: Tumi is a well-respected manufacturer of luxury business, travel and lifestyle accessories and this bag doesnâ€™t disappoint. The exterior fabric is a dimpled, rubber-like canvas of extremely high quality. The zipper operates effortlessly to reveal a cotton-lined interior with one side pocket. Its size is ideal for reuse and my only complaint is that the Thai logo doesnâ€™t appear anywhere. That said, itâ€™s still deserving of a top rating. Score: 7
Skin Care: Thai partnered with Hermes of Paris to provide the kitâ€™s body lotion and cologne, and Neutrogena for the lip moisturizer. Iâ€™m incredibly critical of amenity kit lotions and this is probably the first that truly absorbs immediately allowing one to go back to typing on a laptop (as Iâ€™m doing now) without worry of excess moisture â€“ itâ€™s absolutely â€œgrease-less.â€ Iâ€™m not a cologne fan, however, but if youâ€™re into that kind of thing, itâ€™s potent and manly in an â€œOld Spiceâ€ way. The lip balm is ideal and this kit also includes my favorite amenity when flying â€“ facial mist. It has a light and pleasant citrus scent and I find a quick spritz incredibly refreshing on dry airplanes. Even though Iâ€™m not a cologne fan, this category also gets a top rating. Score: 7
Oral Care: Thai offers Fluocaril oral care products, including a full-size, medium-bristled toothbrush with a plastic cover and standard toothpaste. I absolutely love the mint-flavored breath spray included with the kit. It, in my opinion, does more to truly feel refreshed than any mouthwash. Score: 6
Comfort Items: The kit includes a â€œone size fits allâ€ elastic eyeshade with the Thai Airways logo, a brush/comb combo and a pair of soft earplugs (as pictured). The eyeshades are rather basic and not as extravagant (read: Velcro strap with ultra-soft lining) as those found in other kits Iâ€™ve reviewed. Royal First Class passengers are also provided with slippers and pajamas, which I donâ€™t have available for this review. In the lavatories, as noted on their website, soft linen towels are an option over paper towels â€“ a nice luxury. Score: 6
Intangibles: Thai impresses again with a top-rated amenity kit â€“ itâ€™ll definitely hold a spot in the top five for quite a while. One thing I would have liked to see is the Thai logo on the bag somewhere. I realize Tumi probably forbade it, but as the previously reviewed Rimowa kit featured Thaiâ€™s logo, it would have been a nice branding element reminding the traveler of the airline it came from. Â Score: 6
Total score & comments:
Perhaps the only thing missing is a pen. I have a feeling flight attendants provide one, though, when distributing any arrival document cards as Cathay Pacific and Asiana do separately. The kit does emit true luxury and exclusivity and for that, a score of 6.40 is well deserved.