Campbox Company is a subscription service that provides camping and outdoor gear monthly. My family is deep in the throes of our favorite outdoor season at the moment, and we are all about trying new gear!
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The Subscription: Campbox Company
The Cost: $34.95 per month with discounts available for longer subscription lengths
The Products: Seasonal camping and hiking gear
Ships to: US and Canada
Campbox sent me a nice note welcoming me to their subscription. They also included an information card about Caffe Borsa, one of the brands featured in this month's box.
This is the information card that was included this month, detailing all the items within.
This is the reverse side of the info card. I'd like to draw your attention to the word in the upper left hand corner of the card.
Indeed, it was summer when I ordered this box, August 11. I was then charged for a second box on 9/17 without ever having received the first box. I sent an email asking where my first box was. I hadn't even received a tracking notice. So they sent me a tracking notice that said they had created a label on 9/7. They also promised to include an extra item in my box for the delay. They refunded the charges for my second month. The box didn't move. I complained and was told that it was set to arrive on 9/30.
I received this box on October 9. There was no bonus item included.
Epic Bar Beef & Cherry Habanero - Value $3
I have been wanting to try Epic Bars for a while now, and I'm so glad I did! They are delicious! Regular jerky is too tough for me to enjoy, but these are just right.
Dr Squatch Soap - Value $6
My husband is a big fan of Dr. Squatch soaps thanks to subscription boxes. We haven't tried the cool aloe variety yet, but maybe next summer. It seems like it would have been great for heat and sunburns.
Caffe Borsa Hand Drip Coffee - Value $5 total
I am sincerely excited to try these coffees! Instant coffee leaves a lot to be desired. We are going camping this weekend and will try them out. You pour the hot water into the bag and when the water has dripped through, your coffee is done. If they taste decent, they may be our new go-to coffee for camping and backpacking!
Luminaid Packlite-12 Solar Lantern - Value $23
We have several solar lanterns now thanks to subscription boxes, but I honestly feel like we can never have enough! We already have one of these and it works well, so I am happy to have another.
The Verdict: I am pretty annoyed with Campbox so far. There is no excuse for the late shipping, sending out-of-season items, and not following through with promises of redemption. Additionally the value of the items in the box is only $37, which barely clears the $35 subscription cost. I have seen other outdoor gear boxes do much, much better. I plan to give them another chance to see if they have worked the kinks out of their system, but I can't recommend this box to subscribers until they do.
Have you tried Campbox Company? What was your experience?