On a surf and ski trip through California, our founders were sleeping in a van, several miles up a dirt road near a secret hot sprint. They awoke the next morning in subzero temperatures with a car that wouldn’t start. Far outside cell reception, and confronted with an impossibly long walk to town, they decided to bundle up in their sleeping bags and drink whiskey while they waited for someone else to show up.
Minutes turned to hours, and in that time the conversation took an unexpected turn to the subject of bedding. Cozy and warm in their sleeping bags, the two acknowledged how much better the materials felt and performed than what was on their beds at home. A resolve was made to create a “sleeping bag blanket” and the idea for the first Rumpl product was born.