Rumpl’s origin story is well known, but it bears repeating. It began on a surf and ski trip through California. Rumple’s founders were sleeping in a van several miles up a dirt road. They awoke the next morning in freezing temperatures with a van that wouldn’t start. Far from the nearest town and well outside cell reception, they decided to do what any self-respecting surf bums would do—they bundle up in their sleeping bags and drank whiskey while they waited for someone to drive by. During those whiskey-soaked hours, an idea was born: The sleeping bag blanket. Returning from the trip and borrowing a sewing machine, the first Rumpl “Puffy” blankets were hand sewn in a cramped San Francisco apartment. After several months of using the blankets, the two realized that they had stumbled on an idea that had some legs . . . and the rest is history.
While it’s easy to talk about how comfortable and warm Rumpl blankets are (and trust us, we could go on and on) one of the best qualities of Rumpl is its company-wide focus on sustainability. Their synthetic and Nanoloft insulation is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, and their down comes from sustainably sourced duck and goose down. There are plenty of outdoor companies these days that talk the sustainability talk, but not all of them walk the walk. In contrast, Rumpl is a Certified B Corporation, which means that they are legally required to consider the impact of all their business decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.