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Cairn Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2020

Cairn June 2020

Cairn is a monthly subscription box that sends members outdoors, adventure, and fitness gear. Cairn’s goal is to enrich your outdoor adventures by connecting you with best-in-class products. It was chosen as one of our favorite subscription boxes for men but is suited to adventurers of all genders.

FYI – COVID-19 Update, from Cairn: 

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on distribution centers, Monthly Cairn Subscribers, as well as Monthly Cairn Gift recipients that are beyond their first month of the gift term, may experience delays of up to two weeks on their Monthly Cairn delivery. Cairn products that are not experiencing shipping delays:

  • Initial Cairn Gift deliveries (the first month of the gift term)
  • Cairn Apparel
  • UnStacked orders
  • Obsidian Subscriptions

If you have questions about your order, please email [email protected]

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.)

Cairn June 2020

About Cairn

The Subscription Box: Cairn

The Cost: $29.95 per month with discounts for 6- and 12-month subscriptions

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! .

The Products: Outdoor gear, including apparel, nutrition/energy products, skincare, and other essentials to keep you prepared and comfortable on your adventures.

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $5, and internationally for $10

Cairn June 2020 “Keep It Movin'” Review


Each month Cairn includes the Cairn Scout, which is a newspaper-style info guide that sets the scene for the monthly theme. It also tells about all the items that were chosen for your box, gives details about box upgrades, shouts out to subscriber perks, showcases a community feature, and more. The June Keep It Movin’ theme is a nod to heightened activity levels as the temperatures rise, and this month I got hooked up with three items to use and wear while I’m out doing my thing.


Coal Headwear Provo Hat – Retail Value $32

My curiosity was piqued when I picked my Cairn box up off my porch this month—it was really light. After last month’s box, which was filled with four great but small items for camping preparedness, I was happy to meet with this nice hat! I have one Patagonia ball cap that I wear under all circumstances (hiking, running, rainy day, sunny day, etc.), and while it serves me well for all those occasions, I do sometimes worry that salty sweat lines will start to appear. This Coal hat is really lightweight, breathable, easily adjustable, and gender neutral. It will be my new running hat—actually maybe my whole family’s new running hat!


Yep, everyone wanted in on it. How’s that for versatile! The elastic, drawstring-like size adjuster is very easy-to-use and secure, even on a tiny person’s head. Part of what has me so thrilled about this item is that I never would have bought it for myself, but I will definitely wear it often. Actually, I received a Coal beanie in my very first Cairn box I reviewed and it has held up awesomely, and been a favorite. So I’m not surprised I love this one, too!


Welly Human Repair Kit – Retail Value $8.99

I smiled when I saw a Welly tin tucked into my Cairn box this month because I think they do what they do well. I picked up a tin of patterned bandaids from this brand at Target a year or so back, and I still have most of them left, but it’s nice to have an extra batch to keep in the car or with our camping supplies. This kit came with 15 bandaids of two different sizes, hand sanitizer, triple antibiotic ointment, and 1% hydrocortisone anti-itch ointment. It makes for a very basic “first aid kit,” but in many cases the basics are all you need. I actually broke my favorite mug the other day and stepped on a tiny piece of the ceramic, so I already had the opportunity to reach for one of these tiny bandaids, putting it on the outer side of my foot. I alternated between sandals, sneakers, and barefoot throughout the rest of the day and it stayed on securely for about 24 hours until I peeled it off. Knowing this, I would feel good slapping one of these bandaids on a hiking shoe blister and trusting it wouldn’t make matters worse!


Protein Puck, “The Maverick” (Cocoa, Cashew, Cinnamon), 1.34 oz – Buy a 12-pack for $19.27, or subscribe and save

Delicious, high-protein trail treats are like gold ’round these parts! This one is a great not-too-sweet option, though it is very dense. Great for sharing with a friend.

Verdict: June’s Cairn subscription made me happy! I appreciated the slightly bigger ticket item this month (the hat) after a variety of small, inexpensive items last month, and I thought it was rounded out well with two other offerings that were useful and yummy. Some months, Cairn’s curation feels a little specific, but this month I was sent things my whole family can share.

This box costs $29.95 (less if you subscribe for longer), including free shipping, and the contents add up to approximately $44 (using an estimated value for the Protein Puck). This value is a few dollars higher than usual for Cairn!

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. 

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription! .

Value Breakdown: This box cost $29.95 + free US shipping, but I estimate it contained $44 worth of goods. That comes down to a value of approximately $14.66 per item.

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Posted in Cairn Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: cairn | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I bought those Welly bandaids at Target on sale and they are by far the worst band-aids I have ever used. They are truly horrendous, and start fraying after 5 minutes of use!!

    • Oh man, that’s no good! I’m surprised we had such differing experiences. You might need to go the moleskin route for hiking—I always keep some in my pack. Don’t forget tiny scissors, too!

  2. This hat looks amazing on all of you! Very cute and functional little extra details like the drawstring cord in the back and the ventilation cut outs too. And now I want one! I also have a Patagonia hat, it’s a trucker style, and while the design is super cute and it does help block the sun it’s a little stiff and heavy for spending a long time outdoors or doing intense exercise in the heat. It’s fine, but this one would be better 🤷🏼‍♀️🌵

    • You nailed it, Mary, that’s exactly how I feel about my Patagonia trucker hat. Actually, I didn’t realize I felt that way until this new Coal one arrived. 😅 This one comes in a few color options, and I think you’ll be pleased with it if you grab one!

  3. Your little girl is just precious! Thanks for the review. This month I received the trowel that I was envious of a month or so ago. So I have a feeling I’ll be getting this box next month or the month after. I seem to be getting the same things as you but not in the same month.

    • Thank you so much! She is our joy! Thanks for continuing to following along with these reviews & sharing what’s been in your boxes. 🙂

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