Cairn Subscription Box Review – April 2016
Cairn is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear every month. They bill their service as “Your Monthly Box of Outdoor Discovery.” The trees are in full bloom down here in the South, and we are outdoors as much as possible!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
Toaks Outdoor TiTongs Set – Value $19.95
I love to see clever, innovative gear like this in my Cairn Box! How convenient is this set? It will make for lighter packing, that’s for sure. When you’re backpacking or hiking in to any camping spot, every ounce of reduced weight really counts!
Light My Fire Spicebox – Value $11.08
This is another clever little piece of gear – it’s a spice dispenser for three different spices! It’s super handy! And of course, it’s another piece beautifully designed in Sweden.
Simple Squares Chili Pep – Value $3
I’ve had this before in a subscription box, and it tastes pretty good and is fairly satisfying. It’s a nut and spice bar that is paleo, organic, gluten free, non-GMO and kosher. That’s an impressive resume for a snack!
Ground 2 Table Spice 3-Pack – Value $6
I’ve tried allll the Ground 2 Table spice packs now thanks to subscription boxes, and I think they’re great. I think Cairn makes a good point in including them this month because these little packs sure weigh a lot less than full spice bottles and jars would on a backpacking or camping trip!
Have I mentioned I love Cairn’s envelopes yet? So enticing!
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?