Cairn Outdoor Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Nathan!
Cairn is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear every month. They are inspired to enrich and expand the outdoor experience by fostering connections among those who create and enjoy it.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Cairn
The Cost: $29.95 per month with discounts for 6- and 12- month subscriptions
The Products: “A recurring delivery of outdoor related products sent to your doorstep! Get introduced to new brands and products, including gear, apparel, nutrition/energy, skincare, and more.”
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $5, and Internationally for $10
Cairn October 2018 Review
This month’s box also includes the usual Cairn Scout publication, which gives you more details about the products (the sunglasses are made from recycled materials! and the Croakies use a lightweight stainless steel cable), as well details on this month’s “Adventure Upgrade” prize, and more. This month’s Scout is all about the fall–doubling down on what you already know–the fall is an amazing time to hit the trails (less busy than summer and with some beautiful foliage depending on where you live).
Sunski Navarros Polarized Sunglasses – Retail Value $58
The big ticket item (in my humble opinion) for this month’s box were these Sunski Polarized Sunglasses, shown here in the Tortoise Forest color. The sunglasses have received an impressive 4.1 out of 5 rating on the Sunski site and I must agree–they are fantastic! The hinges are sturdy and stay on your face (even while getting active), they are polarized but not too dark, and they are relatively light-weight. The icing on the cake is that the glasses are made from recycled materials so they are helping protect the planet as well as your eyes.
Croakies Arc Endless – Retail Value $14.99
What could go better with your new sunglasses than a pair of Croakies? These Croakies are the company’s most advanced eyewear retention system (well at least according to them) and offer a number of benefits over your typical Croakie. They are super lightweight. The rubber ends means they hold onto your glasses like a vice grip. And best of all, they look stylish. These Croakies are perfect for those more extreme fall adventures whether that is climbing in Yosemite or sea kayaking off the coast.
Chai Flavored Picky Bar – Retail Value $2.75
The final item in this month’s box was this delicious Chai flavored bar from Picky Bars called Chai and Catch Me. As a bit of a bar connoisseur myself, I have to say this bar blew me away. The flavor was unique and tasty, the texture wasn’t too dry, and the ingredients are all natural and healthy. The ingredients include dates, almost butter, ginger and more. Picky Bars are made by and for athletes, offering a balanced nutrition from plant-based proteins, to to nuts and healthier sugars, such as honey.
Verdict: Cairn was a winner this month. The sunglasses alone are valued at $58, almost twice as much as Cairn’s $29.95 monthly price point, which includes free US shipping! Beyond this, everyone needs a good pair of Croakies and the bar was delicious. The October Cairn box is really the perfect gift to make sure you can make the most of fall weather and get your non-snow adventures in before winter sets in.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Based on their subscription model, your items may vary based on your survey responses and boxes you have received in the past.
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sunglasses: $22.63
- Croakies: $6.24
- Bar: $1.07
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What do you think of Cairn this month? Did you get the same items?