Cairn Subscription Box Review – September 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.
Stanley Insulated Switchback Mug – Value $35
So obviously my first thought was, “$35 for a thermos? What?” But as it turns out, it’s worth it. It’s vacuum sealed, so drinks stay hot for a long time. It has a grit guard to keep grit out of your mouth / drink. It’s BPA free and rust-proof. And it’s completely leak-proof so you can clip it onto your belt and not worry about it! This is the best thermos I’ve ever owned!
UST Collapsible Brewer – Value $6.26
File this one under “miracle of modern technology.” This is a silicone, BPA free coffee brewer that you just place on top of your mug, insert a paper filter, pour in ground coffee, and then pour in hot water. Awesome!
Kuju Coffee Pocket Pourover – Value about $2.50
I have tried many of these coffee-and-filter-in-one packs thanks to subscription boxes, and they are really handy to have in the great outdoors!
Phive Bar, Blueberry – Value $2.99
This little snack (or meal) bar is full of superfood and is super yummy! Plus it’s all non-GMO, organic fruit, nuts, and seeds, which gets my seal of approval as a mom.
We used to 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! This month’s box was all about the coffee, which is fine by me since I love a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning in the mountains. This month’s value adds up to about $47, which is great for a $25 box! Cairn’s values are consistently good!
Do you subscribe to Cairn? What are your outdoor activities? What did they send you?