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Nomadik Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017

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Nomadik Weekend Trek December 2017 - box closed

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.

Nomadik Weekend Trek December 2017 - box open

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.)

Nomadik Weekend Trek December 2017 - review

About Nomadik

The Subscription Box: Nomadik

The Cost: $32.95 every month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off a month-to-month subscription plus free shipping or use code MSA10OFF to save $10 off a 6 or 12-month subscription!

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)

Nomadik “Weekend Trek” December 2017 Review

nomadik info card

Every month they include an info card detailing the items and their values.

nomadik tips

nomadik challenge info card

We get a set of tips for winter camping, and of course a new Nomadik Challenge! This month’s challenge asks you to make a social post featuring the box or Nomadik item with a holiday accessory, getting you a chance to win a Coalatree adventure blanket!

Du/Er clothing, Forsake footwear, and ReadyYeti

Du/Er clothing, Forsake footwear, and ReadyYeti

Du/Er clothing, Forsake footwear, and ReadyYeti

Du/Er clothing, Forsake footwear, and ReadyYeti

We also get some coupons for Du/Er clothing, Forsake footwear, and ReadyYeti.

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel closed

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel info card

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel side

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel – Retail Value $24.99 (found here for $18.99)

First up this month we have this packable duffel from Coalatree. The bag expands to hold up to 22l of gear. That’s plenty of space for gym clothes and shoes, maybe a few changes of clothes for a weekend away, or even just a useful way to store camping gear at home. Normally I prefer a bag with a shoulder strap or just a backpack, but this bag is small enough to be an easy hand carry even when packed pretty full. The branding is super minimal, which I prefer, and the reinforced nylon should easily hold up for a long time.

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle back

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle lit up

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle collapsed

Seattle Sports FireWater Multi-Bottle – Retail Value $19.95

Up next is this multi-use item from Seattle Sports! The cap of this 700ml bottle is a solar or USB charged LED light that also glows in the dark. You can use it as a standard water bottle or as waterproof storage for valuables – my phone, wallet, keys fit with room to spare. It also has a detachable strap so you can hang this in camp, or off your bag while hiking to charge it up. It takes about 5 hours to charge via USB or 8 hours via solar. On top of all that, it’s easily collapsible since it’s made of soft and squishy rubber. It feels like water bottles are common items in outdoor subs, but this one stands out from the rest.

Coalatree Nomad Packable Duffel

Green Goo Dry Skin Care Stick – Retail Value $9.95

This final item is an all natural skin care item to help combat dry, cracked skin. This is a common issue when spending time outdoors in the winter. The stick is made from natural oils and herbs and contains no petroleum or parabens, and it smells great. It’s a larger stick at .6oz, so you have plenty of product to use multiple times on your hands and face. I’ve never had a problem with dry skin so I don’t know how much I’ll use this, if at all, so I’ll probably end up gifting this to one of my camping friends.

Verdict: Nomadik was alright this month. I don’t know how much use I’ll get out of the duffel or skincare item, but I know I’ll be using the bottle regularly. They promise “up to $50 worth” of items in each box, and this month’s value comes out to about $55. At the $32.95 asking price, I think the value is there item-wise, but this month was not necessarily a hit for me personally.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will start with the January box.

Coupon – Use code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off a month-to-month subscription plus free shipping or use code MSA10OFF to save $10 off a 6 or 12-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $32.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Bag: $14.97
  • Bottle: $11.98
  • Skin stick: $5.99

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What do you think of Nomadik this month?

Written by Andy Cosnotti

Andy Cosnotti

Andy is a professional photographer and a vinyl record collector. He loves coffee, gin, craft beer, and playing disc golf. Getting mail is one of his favorite things and he buys a new record every week but tells his wife it’s much less often.

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5 Comments

  1. Is the light in the bottle bright enough to fiction as a lantern for a tent? Not sure how else I’d use it. I generally prefer only head lamps while doing outdoor adventures.

    • It’s pretty bright, I would say you could hang it in a tent and have a good bit of light. The highest setting is rated at 100 lumens, which is in line with a decent headlamp, if that gives you a better idea! With the water bottle acting as a diffuser it would spread the light more but probably cut down the lumens. Hope that helps!

  2. I almost bit this month with their heavy advertising. I am glad I didn’t… although I do like the bottle! I am on an outdoor gear box hiatus as one can only handle so many water bottles, knives, solar lanterns, bug sprays and sunscreens!

  3. I love the bottle, but the bag? Who goes backpacking/hiking/camping and carries their bag by the handles? This seemed so weird to me, I was hoping that it was a backpack or something similar. 🙁 Just seems like a useless item (at least for me) for nature adventures.

    • Yeah the bag was an odd choice in my opinion, but I do think I’ll get use out of it. In a car-camping situation, it would be a good bag to toss a change of clothes/toiletries/towel in to walk back and forth from a shower/restroom building. That said I personally would probably not waste the space to bring an additional bag along only for that.

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