HEST Welcomes Rob Machado to the Dream Team

June 7, 2022

Machado joins growing and inspiring team of ambassadors powered by a good night’s sleep outdoors

SEATTLE (June 7, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – HEST, the designer of premium sleep products built to bring the comforts of home to the outdoors, is thrilled to announce professional surfer Rob Machado as its newest member to the HEST Dream Team. Machado is known for being one of the world’s greatest surfers and today is one of the sport’s most iconic ambassadors.

Over the past six months, HEST has been working hard to build a meaningful ambassador team that reflects the growing brand – proudly named the HEST “Dream Team.” The HEST Dream Team is made up of rad athletes, innovators, and all around great people who work hard, play harder, and inspire others to do the same.

While Machado is well known for his long record of surfing accolades, today he hits the road in his van – a beach rig filled with boards, wetsuits, fins, wax and anything else he might need – searching for just the right surf spot or taking an after-surf nap. For when the mountains and campgrounds call, he heads out to sleep under the stars on his HEST Dually and Pillows with his friends and family.

“As someone who enjoys rising with the sun, it’s crucial to wake up well-rested and energized to take on the day,” said Rob Machado. “HEST allows me to do so by providing unparalleled comfort and extra support in my family’s mobile adventure sleep setups, which in turn helps us disconnect in nature together.”

Roaming the globe and surfing the world’s best waves, Rob has deepened his commitment to support various humanitarian and environmental organizations such as the formation of his own non-profit The Rob Machado Foundation in 2004 which was created with a mission to help children understand their contribution to a healthy earth.

“To work with legends like Rob is a dream come true at HEST,” said Aaron Ambuske, CEO & Founder of HEST. “Rob is a natural fit within our HEST family: he is always down for an adventure, loves life on the road, and most of all, knows the value of a good night’s sleep! We are excited to have him on the Dream Team and look forward to being a supporting partner in his adventures.”

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About HEST

HEST brings the comforts of home to the great outdoors by producing premium sleep products that build community around camping. HEST develops and delivers high-performance, low-maintenance solutions for camping and travel. HEST was founded in 2019 by outdoor industry product engineer Aaron Ambuske who was looking for a better night’s sleep when spending nights outdoors. Today, HEST is committed to building a line of products that takes all the best things from our beds at home into portable, adventure-ready forms. HEST revels in the idea of enabling more people and dogs to get outdoors and enjoy all that they have to offer, especially after a good night’s sleep.

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