The Rumpl Origin Story
California has given the world Hollywood, Alcatraz, Yosemite, Disneyland. It was also the setting for the creation of Rumpl. On a ski trip, founder Wylie Robinson and his companion found themselves marooned in a broken-down van up a dirt road in subzero temperatures with no cell reception. Using their sleeping bags for warmth, they quickly realized these gave greater comfort than any traditional blanket. This revelation stayed with them, even after they’d been rescued (we’re not quite sure how they made it back, but history records they survived the ordeal).
Back in a cramped San Francisco apartment, the pair borrowed a sewing machine … and created the first Rumpl. One Kickstarter campaign later, and the company was motoring – and, despite being unable to agree terms with investors during a Shark Tank appearance, Rumpl has since gone from strength to strength.