A Bed In The Outdoors

A Technical Comforter For Your Outdoors Bed

Don’t limit your cuddling to the confinement of your home. Instead, simply move your entire bed to a picturesque nature scene and bring along your Rumpl.

Rumpl Super Fleece blanket

The Kickstarter campaign for the Rumpl Super Fleece is a mix between an Anthropologie store, a Cialis commercial, and Pacific Northwest magnetism. By the looks of it, the Kickstarter scene has fallen hard for the marketing campaign.

But beyond the silly marketing you have a fairly interesting product, one that could be nice for outdoors use or your bedroom at home.

Technical Blankets

Rumpl, a Kickstarter-fueled company based out of San Francisco, prides itself on making “high performance blankets” that use materials designed for the outdoor industry. It has carved out a niche for innovative, outdoor-specific blankets.

Its first product, dubbed “The Puffy,” was a financial success, raking in rave reviews from the likes of Wired and National Geographic. GearJunkie gave it a partial thumbs-up with caveats in a review dubbed simply “‘Technical’ Outdoors Blanket.”

Rumpl The Puffy
Rumpl Puffy

It’s made of ripstop nylon with a DWR finish and filled with synthetic down insulation. Use it in a hammock, tent, or on the couch at home — it’s a versatile blanket for the outdoors and works as such.

Many people fell head over heels for the product. Our testers like it with one caveat — the slippery finish made it hard to keep it on the shoulders. This is a problem the Super Fleece probably won’t have.

New Product: The Super Fleece

A few days ago, Rumpl launched its newest product on Kickstarter called the Super Fleece. At the time of this writing, the Super Fleece is 1,073% funded and has amassed a whopping $160,983 with 45 days left in the campaign.

The Super Fleece is simply a bed comforter made with two “technical” materials found in activewear. The top side has a nylon knit with a DWR finish that repels water, stains, and odor. The underside is soft fleece with an antimicrobial treatment that will deter stinky funk. In-between the two layers is a synthetic insulation fill that should dry quickly and rarely need laundering.

Rumpl Super Fleece colors
Rumpl Super Fleece

Though we haven’t yet got our hands on one for a test, the Super Fleece looks like a nice upgrade. It could be a stand-in for a sleeping bag in mild temps and could be great on a hammock or for travel, although it’s hard to tell how well it would compress.

The blanket comes in three sizes (twin – $120, queen – $165, and king – $200) and a myriad of colors. If you’re interested in receiving one this upcoming March, when the snow begins to melt away and camping season nears, become one of 940+ backers.

A Bed In The Outdoors

Ultimately, it’s a fairly expensive product considering it uses similar materials as a $50 sleeping bag that you can just unzip and use as a blanket. But of course that bag can’t be draped lovingly over a four-poster bed as the sea laps by your cozy feet.

Marketing buzz aside, the Rumpl is an interesting product for anyone who has use for a blanket with “technical” features.

And, for the record, if you pledge $1,325 you’ll receive a Queen Sized Super Fleece blanket, Cascadia Vehicles Mt. Bachelor Tent, Rumpl shirt, 2 Rumpl Beer Blankets, and a hearty slap from your loved one for dropping some serious dough around a blanket.

Check out the kickstarter video below:

Kyle Nossaman

An Arkansas native, Kyle Nossaman moved to Minneapolis after graduation and joined GearJunkie as an assistant editor and account manager. When he’s not hard charging through the city on his fixed gear bike, you’ll find him mountain biking, running, hiking, snowboarding, cheering on the Razorbacks or adventuring with his wife.