Isle Box Limited Edition National Parks Review + Coupon – May 2016

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The National Parks Service turns 100 years old this year, and to celebrate, Isle Box has teamed up with National Geographic to create a limited edition box containing all your essentials for an adventure in the National Parks! We are headed to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a few weeks, and I was thrilled to hear about this box!

Isle Box kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Isle Box Limited Edition National Parks Box (Still available!)

The Cost: One-time cost of $99.99

COUPONSave $10 off your first monthly or quarterly box with code MSA10

The Products: Five essential items for exploring the United States National Parks System

Ships to: US for free

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This is the information card that was included, listing the contents of the package.



National Geographic Road Atlas – Value $19.95

What a great looking Atlas, and I love that it has a protective cover. This atlas has everything you would expect, and it covers all of North America, not just the US. Additionally, it includes America’s top 100 adventure destinations as chosen by the editors of Adventure magazine, plus 24 of the most popular National Parks. I have always been obsessed with maps, and this one is fabulous!


National Geographic National Parks Guide – Value $28

Have you ever gone to the National Parks website? I have a really hard time finding much useful information there. This book is what I have been looking for. It has everything I need to know including maps inside the parks, activities, camping and lodging information, and contact information. Additionally, because it’s National Geographic, it has hundreds of beautiful photographs!



Princeton Tec Headlamp – Value $29.95

I think every family has at least one thing they are cursed to never have in proper working order when they need it, and our thing is flashlights and headlamps. We can never have too many because we constantly lose and break ours. This is a really nice one! It has five modes, a hybrid beam, a high degree of water resistance, and provides visibility for up to 58 meters. It won the Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Award! I think I’ll be keeping this one in my pack.



Hydrapak Water Reservoir – Value $32.99

After all the hiking I’ve done in my life, I’ve never had one of these, and I’m so excited to finally have one! I could cry! It holds two liters and changes shape as needed inside your pack. It’s free of BPA and PVC and is top-rack dishwasher safe. It also has a No-Leak Lifetime Guarantee! What more could you ask for? I simply cannot wait to get out on the trail with this!



Mountainsmith Day Pack – Value $69.95

This is seriously the nicest backpack I’ve ever owned, and that includes one I had several years ago by Prada. It’s padded everywhere it needs to be, it has a waist belt for added support, it’s lightweight, and it can hold up to 25 pounds. It also has a lifetime guarantee! It’s awesome!

Verdict: This has been my favorite outdoor box ever. I love getting out into nature, and I’ve been obsessed with the National Parks ever since I saw the documentary about them by Ken Burns. This is giving me serious wanderlust! I was planning on taking the boys on the big National Parks circuit out west when they were a little older, but now I am dying to try and fit it into our plans in the next year or so. Everything that Isle Box included is so nice and will be so useful! The value of everything combined totals about $180, which is even more than Isle Box’s promised value of $160, so I’m very happy about that. I just can’t wait to get outside!

What do you think of the Isle Box Limited Edition National Parks Box? Headed to any National Parks this year?

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Isle Box Reviews, Limited Edition Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: isle box | 14 comments


  1. I ordered this box as soon as I saw this review. I just got home from vacation and it was waiting for me! Super excited! We’re also going to the Smoky Mountains later this summer and I can’t wait to use it all!

  2. I got this box awhile back when you first posted it. I think they forgot about me as i had to email customer service but literally the next day, i got a tracking no. The stuff is great! I am so proud of this box. Cant wait to use it somewhere. Lol.

  3. Great review of a really nice box!

    • Thanks chris!

  4. THIS is how you do a specifically targeted subscription box. Everything is thoughtful, useful, and good quality with a value that exceeds the cost by an impressive margin. These people know and understand the purpose of the box with a spot-on curation.

  5. I thought we were house with broken(3) headlamps!! Love this review and the hydrapak is amazing. They used to be hand wash and now dishwasher safe…win!!!!

    • Thanks Jenn!

  6. That is a seriously awesome box. Does the hydrpack fit in the backpack with a place for the tube to come out?

    • Not sure yet Emily, but I will try it out and let you know!

  7. Wow- great box and great review Anna!
    I might have to get this for my best friend who loves Nat Geo and hiking and all that. I wish I was more into hiking and all that, but I’m just not.
    Love that there’s no filler items and everything seems really high quality and super useful.

    • Thanks Randi!

  8. Enjoy your trip to the Smoky Mountains…it’s one of my favorite places on earth (and I’ve been around the world).

    • Thanks Tiffany! It is SO beautiful, which is why I want to explore more of it!

      • Love, love, love the Smokies! Charlies Bunion is my absolute favorite short day hike at 8 miles round trip. But did you know there is a LE t-shirt you have to EARN in the Smokies? If you are up for an 11+ mile round trip day hike, depending on which of the five routes you take, Leconte Lodge sells yearly commemorative t-shirts to those that make it to the Lodge, which is only accessible by foot.

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