What do you get when you combine traditional homewares with innovative technology? The result is Rumpl, makers of high-performance blankets for anywhere you might call home. This U.S brand was born thanks to a Californian road trip, two friends and a car that wouldn’t start. Left in the freezing cold, Rumpl founders Wylie and Nick realised how much better their sleeping bags performed compared to their doonas at home, so decided to make a living out of keeping people warm. The latest addition to their range, now live on Kickstarter, is the Rumpl Puffe – a cosy, lightweight, and smart blanket that’s ideal for modern adventurers.
Rumpl has already been through the Kickstarter process once before, successfully crowdfunding their first ever blanket. They’re now doing it a second time round but combining forces with 2 other Kickstarter-launched brands. Rumpl, Ravean and Power Practical have all come together to design a creative new product that goes wherever you go and keeps you comfy in the process.
What is the Rumpl Puffe?
The Rumpl Puffe combines 3 different components together to make the ultimate, tech-friendly heated blanket. It is essentially a heating device + a portable battery + an everyday blanket. All of these 3 features come together to produce a contemporary blanket that powers our lives on the go. The heating system provides instant warmth, perfect for winter camping trips, and can be set to low, medium or high. The Puffe’s powerful 12V battery unit can charge a smartphone up to 4 times and it can, itself, be fully recharged in 90 minutes. The shell blanket is constructed from a 20-denier ripstop with the option of a synthetic filling or a sustainable natural down filling. Both options are durable, water-resistant and can be popped into a washing machine for easy cleaning.
Not much has changed in the world of heated blankets for about 50 years. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see a product that works so well with our modern lifestyles. Heading on a road trip through the Snowy Mountains? Or simply spending a night under the stars just outside the city? The Rumpl Puffe is a handy travel companion that will always make you feel at home.
Pledge your support and pre-order a Rumpl Puffe through Kickstarter, ready for a July 2017 delivery.