Alpha Outpost Subscription Box Review – January 2016
Alpha Outpost is a really unique new box for men. From their website, “Alpha Outpost is a subscription box company for men that provides the tools and training you need to take any situation by the jugular.”
Alpha Outpost kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Subscription: Alpha Outpost
The Cost: $39.95/mo + $6.95 shipping
Products: Men’s empowerment items, curated around a theme
Ships To: US
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This month’s theme is “The Gentleman.” This list was included to describe the contents and the strategy that was employed in choosing these contents. This is definitely something you should read if you are considering subscribing to this box for yourself or a loved one.
This list was also included, which gives the breakdown of the items and their values. Many of the items in this box appear to have been made for (or customized for) Alpha Outpost, but these prices look reasonable to me. The value of the included items totals $135.97!
This was the final piece of literature included. It’s a handy reference card with essential cocktail recipes on one side and “Rules for Being a Gentleman” on the other side.
On the left is a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Black Rifle Coffee Company. It boasts a high level of caffeine, so I think I will have to give it a try! On the right is a wooden comb. It’s really smooth and has a nice weight to it. These are both definitely things that we could use around our house!
This is another big score for us! These glasses are also pretty high quality, heavy pieces. This is a nice, roomy flask, too.
My husband and I were so happy to see these in this box! We have always wanted to try whiskey stones but have never had any! I’m not a whiskey drinker, but he is, plus we do a good bit of entertaining.
The pen on the left is described as a “tactical” pen. It’s really heavy! I’m not sure what tactics it can employ exactly, but the top of it is super jagged, but uniformly, so it might be some kind of wrench? The notebook is another handy piece; we can never seem to have enough!
A black tie and a silk handkerchief are two things that Alpha Outpost says a gentleman should never be without, so both were included this month. I think the black tie should be a bow tie, and the silk handkerchief should not be made of satin, but both were a thoughtful inclusion!
Also included this month were a power bank (left) and some lip balm (right). Both are pretty essential for any man these days!
This is a really interesting inclusion. This is a Hostage Escape Tool Card by Readyman. It fits in your wallet for convenience.
Verdict: Y’all, I have to be honest. My husband likes to paint and play with kittens, and I’m a feminist. I think we are pretty far outside the target group for this subscription. The being said, I think I know the type of man who would really enjoy this subscription. If you are that type of man, or find reason to gift that type of man, the value of this box is fantastic! Even if you’re not that type of man, they did include several really useful items, most of which are pretty good quality. I would like to see one of their other boxes, because I think if the theme was something traditionally manly like fishing or carpentry, it would probably include even more extremely helpful items.
What do you think of Alpha Outpost? Do you know that kind of man?