Cairn Subscription Box Review – July 2016
Cairn is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear every month. They bill their service as “Your Monthly Box of Outdoor Discovery.” My family loves to get outdoors as much as possible, and we love discovering new gear!
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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 us know!
This is the info card that came in the package, listing out all the contents.
Point 6 Light Mini Hiking Socks – Value $16.95
Having great socks is key to enjoying a good hike, so I was happy to see these in the box! I personally plan on staying in the house until late September at this point – this heat is no joke! But I know we will get out into some good hikes as soon as it cools off. These are super comfy!
Mission Techknit Towel – Value $17.99
Welcome to My Summer of Cooling Towels! I think this might be the 8th or 9th one I’ve received in subscription boxes this summer! Fortunately, I am always happy to have more. They really come in handy, and this is a particularly nice one.
Surface Face Stick SPF 45 – Value $10.56
There is one exception to my self-imposed air-conditioned imprisonment this summer, and that’s swimming! This stick is perfect for water sport. Plus I bet the kids will look adorable with white noses.
Moroccan Your World Picky Bar – Value $2.75
This does have added sugar, but I tried it anyway because I am weak when it comes to Moroccan food. It has a lot of good things going on despite the sugar, like turmeric, ginger, and other health-promoting spices. It was super tasty, but I feel like with all that added sugar it should have been much more delicious, so I was a little disappointed.
Usually we get an envelope from Cairn with lots of coupons in it, but Cairn recently switched to a card with all the promo codes printed on it. That’s so much more handy and eco-friendly!
Verdict: We love our Cairn subscription! We have discovered so many new and useful products for our camping and hiking adventures through Cairn. This month wasn’t the most exciting month ever, but I bet we we will still use it all. The value of everything this month totals about $48, which is great for a $25 box!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?