Cairn Subscription Box Review – February 2016
Cairn is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear every month. They bill their service as “Your Monthly Box of Outdoor Discovery.” There have been so many good weather days this winter that we have barely slowed down on our outdoor activities!
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The Subscription Box: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
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When I signed up for Cairn, 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, moutain 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.
Power Practical Luminoodle – Value $19.99
This is why I love Cairn. It introduces me to so many neat things! This is an illuminated rope! It’s five feet long, and comes with clips, has embedded magnets, and you can light it up inside the bag and use it as a lantern. Amazing! This will come in so handy during camping.
EasyKlip 4-Pack – Value $8.99
These clips are the kind of things that may not seem too exciting to receive in a subscription box, but we will be really glad to have them when we need them. They are super strong and actually grip harder when they are pulled! These are perfect for hanging a tarp outdoors when it rains.
aLoksak 4×7 2-pack – Value $8.42
OMG I can’t wait to play Candy Crush the next time I’m scuba diving! I’m kidding, I don’t dive, and if I did, my phone would be the last thing on my mind, but this is a really good dry bag for keeping your phone safe from the elements. This will come in handy at the beach for sure.
Jimmy’s Bar Peanut Butter Clutter – Value $2.50
I haven’t tried this bar yet, but it has all natural ingredients and five grams of protein. This will be a great snack the next time we’re on an outdoors adventure.
Also pictured is a coupon for Powerpot 5, which somehow uses fire to charge your phone. That sounds amazing! I don’t know that we need to charge our phone that badly, but maybe when the kids get old enough to do multi-day backpacking we might.
Verdict: We love our Cairn subscription! We have discovered so many new and useful products for our camping and hiking adventures through Cairn. I have noticed the value of products in my Cairn subscription has gone down a bit lately, but it is still much higher than the cost of the box. This month’s package has a value of about $40, which is great for a $25 box!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?