As NASA prepares to return to the Moon, the blanket company is ready to “cover” all of your moon launch and viewing needs.
Rumpl, which has been making outdoor blankets using sustainable materials and modern technology since 2013, now has a limited collection of NASA Artemis products. (will open in a new tab). Introduced by the space agency to celebrate the first launch of a spacecraft to the Moon in over 50 years, the Rumpl line is produced in collaboration with Oxcart Assembly, the advertising and marketing agency chosen by NASA to design the Artemis wardrobe. program commentators (will open in a new tab).
“At Rumpl, we are all about adventure. As space is the ‘last frontier’, the project’s partnership with the Artemis mission was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” Corey Nielsen, Senior Special Projects Manager at Rumpl, told collectSPACE.com.
Rumpl x NASA Artemis Collection (will open in a new tab) includes two of the company’s original duvets and a down poncho. Prices range from $129 for each blanket to $199 for a poncho.
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Rumple’s original duvet is a portable, packable outdoor duvet “you can take with you anywhere”. The duvets have a ripstop body and 100% recycled insulation.
With angled loops to secure them to the ground and a clip to allow them to be worn as a cape, the blankets are well suited for watching early morning rocket launches (such as Artemis 1 launch as currently scheduled). (will open in a new tab)) or go see the moon as NASA’s Orion spacecraft travels farther into space than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has traveled before.
The first blanket and matching poncho are in the colors of the Artemis program.
“We chose to use the Artemis Torchbearer design, which symbolizes insight for new discoveries, new possibilities, and new perspectives for human life,” Nielsen said, referring to NASA’s Horizon gradient, which transitions from deep purple to golden yellow.
The Horizon Quilt also features the Artemis logo running the length of the 52-by-75-inch (132 by 190.5 cm) cover and the NASA emblem in one corner.
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The Horizon Poncho includes the same recycled padding as the comforter and features the NASA and Artemis logo on laminated, waterproof shoulders. The hooded poncho fits in its own pocket and doubles as a cushion.
The second quilt in the collection swaps out the bright colors of other items in a nod to the cool retro (and now revived) NASA branding. (will open in a new tab).
“We also decided to use NASA’s iconic worm design for the latest part of our collection,” Nielsen told collectSPACE.
NASA Rumpple’s White and Red Blanket has an all-white exterior with red NASA stitching and the space agency’s worm logo in the bottom corner, reminiscent of an astronaut’s space suit. The reverse side is all black.
Both Artemis duvets fold down to 7″ x 16″ (18 x 41 cm) when packaged in matching duffel bags. The Horizon bag is adorned with the NASA emblem and the Artemis logo. The white and red bag is adorned with the NASA worm logo.
“Both design motifs speak directly to who we are as a brand as we seek to transcend tried and true nostalgia for the NASA program while pushing the future forward with the Artemis torchbearer identity,” Nielsen said.
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In addition to products specifically designed for Artemis, Rumpl also sells two quilts with designs inspired by deep space.
The Space Reef Quilt ($99) uses an image of the nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that looks “just like an underwater seascape.” The second veil, called the Lagoon Nebula ($249), also features a Hubble image, is one of two star formation nebulae that are faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes. “We can’t think of a better use for this duvet than stargazing,” Rumple’s website says.
The limited collection of Rumpl x NASA Artemis is available for order on the company’s website. (will open in a new tab).
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