Cairn Subscription Box Review – September 2015
Cairn is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear every month. They bill their service as “Your Monthly Box of Outdoor Discovery.” Fall is our big outdoors adventure season, so I am ready to gear up for hiking, camping, and backpacking!
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The Subscription: Cairn
The Cost: $25 per month with discounts for 3-, 6-, and 12- month subscriptions
The Products: “A recurring delivery of outdoor related products sent to your doorstep! Get introduced to new brands and products, including gear, apparel, nutrition/energy, skincare, and more.”
Ships to: US for free, internationally for an additional price
I love the quotes they print on their liner paper!
This was my third package from Cairn. When I signed up they asked me to do a huge questionnaire for customization purposes. It asked questions about the types of outdoor activities I like, and I chose hiking, camping (car), backpacking, and yoga. They had loads of options, though, like rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing — just about everything I could think of! They also asked a few lifestyle questions (kids? dogs?) plus basics like t-shirt size.
All this leads me to believe that contents may vary from subscriber to subscriber, so if you subscribe but get different things, please let me know!
This is the info card that came in the package, listing out all the contents.
This month’s info card had such a pretty picture on the reverse side, I decided to take a picture of that, too!
Pocket Bellows – Value $13.49
This is a tiny kit to help start or stoke your outdoor fire using your breath (but not burning your face). This will be excellent for backpacking! Plus, it comes with a 20% discount coupon code!
Butter Stick Lip Balm by Whiskey Run – Value $4
I am always happy to see lip balm in any subscription box. My family goes through it like mad! This will definitely go to good use.
Blackstrap Daily Tube – Value $20
Tubes as headgear are gaining popularity among hardcore backpackers and campers. I can’t wait to try this one out! It feels lightweight enough to be really comfortable.
UST Brands Compass Carabiner – Value $3
This looks super handy! The boys are learning orienteering in scouts, so I know this will also go to good use!
Skout Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds – Value $6.50 (3.99 on the producer’s website)
We haven’t had a chance to try these yet, but they look delicious. Plus pumpkin seeds are full of zinc, which is so helpful when cold and flu season hits.
Mike Putnam Photography Greeting Card – Value $3
I was so excited to see this card in the box! We actually were just out at Mt. Jefferson in Oregon two weeks ago! This is probably the most famous photo of Mt. Jeff, or at least the most beautiful! This was a really nice inclusion in the box, even though it is not outdoor gear, strictly speaking. It really makes you want to get out there!
Cairn’s envelopes always look so enticing!
Here are our extras for the month! The first is a coupon for 40% off at BlackStrap, maker of the Daily Tube. The one below that is 15% off at Whiskey Run, and the last one (right) is for 20% off at Epiphany Outdoor Gear.
The Verdict: I am super happy with our subscription to Cairn so far! We will definitely use everything in this box, even the greeting card! Plus the value of this month’s box is $50 – double the cost of the box! That’s excellent!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?