Cairn Subscription Box Review – May 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!
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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
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, 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.
Nectar Sunglasses – Value $34.99
The lenses of these sunglasses are actually highly reflective with a slight green cast. I have to apologize because I photoshopped the lenses – they were too reflective! I couldn’t get a good picture of them without also getting a good, very clear picture, of a lot of other stuff. In any case, these are really nice Wayfarers that have a lightweight memory frame.
Flowfold Minimalist Wallet – Value $10
Just one pocket holds an ID, a credit card, and a few bills. This wallet is as simple as they come, and is pretty much all you need in the great outdoors. I hope I remember to use it – it’s so thin and lightweight!
onXmaps Roam App Membership – Value $9.99
This card entitles me to a one-year membership on the ROAM app. It turns my iPhone into a dedicated GPS unit, and it has the most complete mapping of trails and outdoor spaces ever created! The even cooler part is that it works offline, too! I have no idea how, but that’s so awesome!
Chapul Chaco Bar – Value $3
I always knew the time would come when I would get one of these food bars made from crickets in a subscription box. Now I don’t know what to do. On the one hand, I believe in them as a great alternative protein that’s a lot more sustainable than livestock. But on the other hand… ewwwww….
Verdict: We love our Cairn subscription! We have discovered so many new and useful products for our camping and hiking adventures through Cairn. Everything this month is great, and I think we will use everything except maybe the cricket bar. I just don’t know about that yet! The value of everything this month totals $58, which is outstanding!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?