Our story is one we’ve waited a long time to tell. If you know us, you’ll have heard parts of it. If you’re just getting to know us, this is a great place to start.
The Beginning: In 2008, a new father of twins was tired of lugging blankets, coolers, and chairs to outdoor events and family activities. As one man with one too many things to carry, he invented a game-changing backpack, stitching the very first prototype himself. With that prototype, J-Pac, Inc. was founded. To get the backpack just right, after almost nine years and numerous rounds of improvement, J-Pac, Inc. became known as RōM Outdoors and the original backpack (once called the Nappac) became known as the RōM Pack we make today. On November 1, 2016, RōM Outdoors made its debut on the web, officially launching the outdoor lifestyle company headquartered in Nashville.
The Pack: The RōM Pack is a 3-in-1 system. It starts as a backpack with over 3,000 cubic inches of carrying capacity, and can be fully transformed into either a wearable poncho with a hood or into a blanket that’s soft on one side and water resistant on the other—that’s two items you can skip packing. Unlike your typical backpack, the design also allows you to attach additional items outside the backpack, so no stuff gets left behind. Best of all, you’re hands-free. Bring everything. Carry one thing.
The RōM Pack is a welcome companion for hunting trips and outdoor adventures when weather can change quickly—the 3-in-1 water resistant blanket and poncho are always built-in and ready to keep you dry and warm. We also hear stories about RōM Packs heading to school, out on picnics—even to major and minor league sporting events like football, soccer, and little league games. Strap chairs onto the pack and carry everything you need into a game, festival, or concert. The RōM Pack is also ideal for soccer families or sports fans who understand that a day out in the elements can change quickly. With a RōM Pack, you’re prepared for it all. The RōM Pack can transform your next outing from one that begins with a checklist into one that simply begins.
“Our RōM Pack can prepare you for a perfect storm or a perfect sunset—and everything in between,” says the RōM Outdoors Founder & Chief Adventurer. “And we’re not stopping there.”
Officially founded in 2016, the RōM Outdoors mission is to simplify life by making outdoor products with maximum utility. The RōM Pack is one of many products we’re working to bring to life, so stay tuned and follow Our Trail to see where we’re headed next.