Nomadik Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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)
Good to know: the shipment cut-off date for the September “Adventurer On-the-Go” box is Wednesday, 9/13!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Astute readers will note we did not receive a July box, so I’m moving right along into the August review!
Every month they include an info card detailing the items and their values.
This month we get a return of the Nomadik Challenge! (Note: July’s box contained Challenge #4, but there was no challenge for June of this year) Challenge #5 asks subscribers to get out into the water to compete for a surprise product with a $30 value! Have any MSA readers submitted photos to these challenges?
MPOWERD Luci EMRG Inflatable Solar Lantern – Value $14.95
First up this month we get the Luci EMRG Inflatable solar/USB powered lantern! I actually have a different model from MPOWERD that doesn’t have the USB option, so I was pleasantly surprised by this new model! The EMRG weighs in at just 2.5oz, so clipping it to your pack on a backpacking trip is hardly noticeable. I love that it takes nearly no planning to charge it up during the day. It can be charged by solar rays in about 8 hours, but if you are in a rush and need to charge it before being out all day, you can also charge it by the USB port. When I’m hammock camping, I usually clip one of these either at the center of my rainfly to light up my lounging/sleeping area, or on my straps to light up a corner of the site. Now, I won’t have to choose between one or the other!
BLDG Active Repair Hydrogel – Value $29.99
Next up is an item that is completely new to me. Active Repair Hydrogel from BLDG is a 100% natural, non-toxic, antibiotic-free gel that you can apply to cuts, scrapes, sunburns and many other skin irritations. It will kill 99.9% of all bacteria in the area in 15 seconds. The secret ingredient is Hypochlorus, which is naturally produced by white blood cells to help naturally kill bacteria. I was skeptical at first, but I applied this to a cut on my finger and it did indeed heal fairly quickly. It’s not infected, so I guess it killed the bacteria around it. I was surprised at the cost as it ends up being worth about $10 an ounce, but this is definitely a case where a little goes a long way. I will definitely be adding this to my first aid kit and I think it will last a good while.
Uncle Bill’s Silver Gripper Tweezers – Value $6.11 on Amazon (Listed Value $8)
Finally this month, we get this nice set of stainless steel tweezers from Uncle Bill’s. Any camper knows it’s good to keep a set of tweezers in your first aid kit. You are going to get a splinter. It’s going to happen and you’re going to hate it and you’re going to need that splinter to go away. These tweezers have a very fine point and should be able to grab most splinters that come your way. They could also be great for tick-removal as long as you know what you’re doing – don’t leave the head in there! I like that they have this little clippy keychain loop too. The tweezers are small enough and light enough that I could probably keep them on an everyday keychain, though I will likely either toss them in my first aid kit or potentially tie the loop with some paracord and duck-head knot it somewhere easily grabbable.
Verdict: Nomadik stuck to the theme and curated a nice little Camping Essentials box this month. They promise “up to $50 worth” of items in each box, and based on current internet prices this month comes out at $51.06. I know I’ll be getting use out of everything here – I’ve already gotten to use the hydrogel to great effect.
What do you think of Nomadik this month?