Compact and warm travel blankets – better than sleeping bags

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November 22, 2022

Is the Rumpl blanket the best travel blanket ever?

The story behind the innovation of Rumpl blankets makes a whole lot of sense when you hear it. I'm surprised no one has come up with this idea soon. 

Not only are these superior blankets that are suited to travel, or lounging around the house on cold evenings, the best part is, Rumpl are doing their bit to help the environment. 

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The Story Behind the Innovation

While on a surf and ski trip moving around California and sleeping in their van, the founders of Rumpl were unable to start the vehicle one morning, in sub-zero temperatures. 

As they were on the road less travelled and well of cell phone reception, they had to wait it out for someone to come along to give them a hand. In order to keep warm while waiting, they bundled themselves into their sleeping bags.

Now all snug and cozy in the sleeping bags, they realized how much nicer the materials felt and how these kept them far warmer than what they had on their beds back home. 

This gave them the inspiration to create a “sleeping bag blanket” and the rest as they say, is history. 

Rumpl Story

How buying Rumpl products helps the Planet

This is the part that as fellow travellers and nature lovers, should give you the warm and fuzzies.

A Rumpl Blanket will keep you warm wherever you are
  • The people at Rumpl completely redesigned their core line of blankets in 2019 to use only 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
  • Over 5 million discarded plastic bottles are recycled through their supply chain every year. 
  • Rumpl are also a member of 1% For The Planet, and donate 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits.
  • Rumple are certified Climate Neutral. This means that they offset 100% of the company’s carbon footprint by purchasing offset credits.

Rumpl Travel Blankets

Perfect for camping, hiking and travel in general
Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket

The NanoLoft® Travel Blanket combines a down-alternative insulation with the same technical materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated jackets to keep you warm and cozy.

These are treated with 90/10 DWR and are highly water resistant, but are not waterproof.

Features

  • 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and insulation
  • NanoLoft® insulation technology mimics down
  • DWR finish provides for a stain and water resistance product
  • Cape Clip frees up your hands and keeps the blanket in place
  • Machine washable *
  • Water-resistant stuff sack comes included
Rumpl Travel Blankets are Weather Resistant with a durable water repellent

These are treated with 90/10 DWR which makes them highly water resistant, but they are not waterproof.

Washing Is Easy

Rumpl Blanket Designs

* When washing, it's recommended you use a front loading washing machine on a warm setting. It can then be hung out to dry or tossed into the dryer on a Tumble Low or No-Heat setting.

Rumpl also recommend washing in Granger’s Performance Wash for the best cleaning and re-energizing of the DWR and water resistance.

What is NanoLoft Insulation?

NanoLoft® insulation is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material.

It mimics the drape and packability of natural down by using tiny synthetic clusters to trap warmth for efficient, even heating. 

NanoLoft® Down-Alternative Insulation

This is the most premium synthetic fill type used by Rumpl. 

Rumpl Travel Blanket Size

Specifications

Fabric: 100% recycled 30D ripstop polyester fabric.

Insulation: Nanometer high-elastic cloth with soft nap (synthetic down); 200 gsm.

Weight: Travel: 0.7 pounds (or 317 grams)

Travel Blanket Flat: 38" x 52” (96.5 cms x 132 cms)

Travel Blanket Packed: 3.5 x 11” (9 cms x 28 cms)

How do I pack it back in the Sack?

It's all well and good to say, just stuff it in the sack, but we all know that sometimes this is easier said than done.

Do you want it to look perfect? Then, watch the video below.

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The video is under 2 minutes long.

Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping Costs

USA: Rumpl not only sell these cozy blankets, they have other merch as well. If you buy a blanket, as these generally start at around $99, you'll get free shipping if you live in the lower 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii are excluded). Alaska & Hawaii: Shipping costs vary and will display at checkout.

If you don't buy a blanket but do buy some of their other lower priced merch, then shipping WILL BE FREE within the continental US once your order totals over $49.

There's also an expedited shipping option available at an additional cost which is calculated as you checkout. There's 2-Day shipping or Overnight shipping options from FedEx.

International: Rumpl ship internationally to most countries. Shipping times and rates vary and will be displayed at the Checkout. Shipping costs and the option to pay duties will also be displayed at the Checkout.

Returns and Exchanges

Rumpl offer a 100 day return policy and satisfaction guarantee. If, for whatever reason you're not happy, they will either exchange it or refund your purchase. 

The 100 Day Satisfaction Policy

Rumpl offer a 100 night return policy. If you're not satisfied with your purchase send them an email with your order details before the 100 days are up and they'll take care of it for you.

Rumpl Promo & Discount Codes

Looking for a discount, and let's face it, who isn't? Make sure you sign up for the Rumpl Newsletter on their homepage.

A popup appears on their home page and after giving over your email address, you'll get a 10% promo code delivered directly to your Inbox. Make your selection and then all you need to do is a a quick copy and paste of this code in the Promo Code box at the checkout.

This discount isn't valid for sale or already marked down items.

What are you waiting for?

Rumpl Travel Blanket Cape Clip

Rumpl Travel Blanket Cape Clip

The NanoLoft™ Puffy blanket is a great synthetic down-alternative blanket. It's extremely packable and has amazing warmth to weight ratio for a synthetic insulation. 

The travel blankets currently come in two colors, Deepwater (dark blue) or Black. 

If you're not sure if the travel blanket is big enough for you, make sure you look at the full Rumpl blanket range.

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Sharon loves to be near the water and has been spending time at the beach as a child. She spends most of her spare time doing water sports, such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and Scuba Diving. Her next goal is to travel around Australia visiting the best swimming spots.

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