Nomadik Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2017
Nomadik is a subscription box for outdoor lovers. Their hope is that “more people will experience everything Mother Nature has to offer, appreciate it, and understand the importance of protecting it.” Every month, they send high-end gear for outdoor adventures.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Nomadik
The Cost: $31.49 every month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
The Products: Gear to explore the great outdoors, including one main product, 1-3 smaller products, and 1-2 educational or inspirational items
Ships to: U.S. (for free) and International (for an additional charge)
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Every month they include an info card detailing the items and their values.
Famous Surf Supply 18 oz. Grom Water Flask – Value $23.90
Up first this month we have this heavy duty water bottle from Famous Surf Supply. I’m really digging the white, pebbly texture on this bottle. It feels nice in your hand. There are two lid options – one standard twist off and one with a sport-size opening that also has a swinging handle and carabiner. You get lots of options for transport here. Both caps have a grippy gumband ring, allowing you to easily get the lids off. The bottle itself says BPA free and I assume the caps are as well, though it doesn’t explicitly say. They are dishwasher safe though, so that’s cool! I do have a lot of water bottles, but I’m liking the design of this one a lot. It fits in my car’s cupholder easily, and it kept my coffee hot for most of the day. The jute bag is a nice addition, though I don’t know what I’d use it for.
3V Gear Sidekick Utility Pouch – Value $8.25
Up next we have this handy utility pouch from 3V Gear! I’m a big EDC guy… I carry a lot of stuff with me that doesn’t get used a lot but I like knowing it’s there. Can you tell I was a scout growing up? Anyway, this pouch is a great size for all of that EDC gear I seemingly can’t live without. It’s also water resistant (not waterproof though – look at that vent hole in the bottom!) thanks to the 600 Denier PVC backed polyester. The inside back wall has 6 elastic organizer straps, perfect for a smaller flashlight, cables, tools, or mags if that is your thing. The main compartment is plenty big for a few field notes notebooks, phone, wallet, keys, and more. The front wall has a velcro pocket that would be good for smaller loose items like change, cards, etc. The front and back on the exterior are loaded with MOLLE straps, so it’s compatible with any backpack or bag that has more MOLLE. The button straps are heavy duty and would easily keep the bag attached. I don’t know that you’d necessarily wear this as it’s pretty big, but it could be a perfect organizer for any shoulder bag or backpack. I haven’t decided if it’ll be part of my personal EDC setup yet, but I can definitely see myself using it when camping or hiking.
Exotac FREEKey System – Value $6.49
I’ve heard of the FREEKey System before but never really had enough of an issue with a standard key ring that I felt the need to pick one up. Now that I’ve had my hands on it, I can definitely see the appeal. You just squeeze the ring on the opposite end of the opening, and the ring you attach to your key fits right in! The opening is tiny, and there is little to no chance of it opening up accidentally. Even if it does, there are 3 layers of ring that it would have to work its way around to fall off. That’s not gonna happen. You can also use the mini rings as organizers, and many keys should have openings wide enough that they don’t even need to be on a mini ring at all.
B!g Sur Bar White Zest Bar – Value $2.95 (buy a pack of 3 for $8.85)
Last but certainly not least, we get this unbelievably delicious treat from B!g Sur Bar. It looks like they come in a variety of flavors, but I received the White Zest bar and it was amazing. The bottom half is essentially a blondie, and then it’s topped with coconut, orange zest, raisins, almonds, pecans, and white chocolate chips. It’s really good. Like, really good. It’s very rich, so much so that I split it up over two days. There is a lot of sugar here (45g in the full bar), but also some good protein (12g in the full bar), so this could be a good trail treat or afternoon booster snack every once in a while. I wish I could eat them all the time though.
Verdict: Nomadik delivered a solid box this month. They promise “up to $50 worth” of items in each box, and the values I found at the manufacturer’s sites differ slightly from the info card, but still add up to $41.59. I’m considering making the water bottle my daily driver for coffee, and wow I still can’t get over the white zest bar. The other two items I know I’ll use but just not as often. I think the curation was perfectly on theme though.
What do you think of Nomadik this month? Did you get a different colored bottle or pouch? Different B!g Sur Bar?