Cairn Subscription Box Review – August 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!
This is the info card that came in the package, listing out all the contents.
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!
Go Move Yoga Mat Sling by Manduka – Value $20
Hooray for yoga mat slings! This is a really nice one, too. You can control the grip so that it doesn’t slide around on the mat or let it unfurl in transit. I love it!
Yuni No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam – Value $8
I’m pretty impressed with this little cleansing foam. It absorbs quickly, has a light, fresh scent, and does not leave a sticky residue. It has neem and aloe in it, which are both great for the skin, too.
Manduka Yoga Mat Wash – Value $5.71
I have about 700 bottles of yoga mat spray waiting to be used, but this one might be my favorite scent of all of them! I love the fragrance of both ginger and lemongrass, they are so energizing!
Bounce Protein Energy Balls – Value $5.96 ($2.98 each)
These little snacks are relatively low in added sugar, high in protein, and fortified with mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E), so I gave them a try. The vanilla almond one tasted amazing! It tasted like marzipan! Yummy! My husband had the lemon coconut one. He said it was good but not lemony enough. I suspect it would have had to have been an actual lemon for it to be lemony enough for him, though!
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! That being said, I think I’m going to go back and change my questionnaire to remove yoga from my list of activities. I think both of the yoga products I got this month were great, but I already get yoga boxes, and I need my camping and backpacking swag from Cairn! This month’s value adds up to about $40, which is great for a $25 box, and is about what I’ve come to expect from Cairn. Their values are consistently good!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?