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Nomadik “Light The Night” Review + Coupon – September 2020

Nomadik is a lifestyle subscription box for outdoor lovers. Every month, they send 3-6 items for outdoor adventures including gear, snacks, and multi-use items for $32.95 + shipping. 

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.)

About this Outdoors Subscription

The Subscription Box: Nomadik

The Cost: $32.95 every month + shipping ($4.99 to Pittsburgh). Save with longer subscription commitments.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION20 to get 20% off + free shipping.

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: The U.S. for $4.99 and International (for an additional charge)

Nomadik “Light The Night” Review

 

There is a small trifold pamphlet that goes over the three items included in this month’s box as well as Nomadik tips, the Nomadik challenge, and some brand discounts. 

 

Sun Company Versa 360 Rechargeable Headlamp – Retail Value $24.49

I was very excited for this. I’m a big fan of headlamps. I’ve been using them for camping, hiking, and just working around the house for 20 years. Not including this one, I currently have four stashed around the house ready to go. I’ve had a dozen or so over the years of all shapes and sizes, but this one was new for me. My first thought was, “Why would I need a headlamp that rotates 360 degrees? I don’t need to illuminate anywhere but right in front of me.” The answer is that it is a little more than a headlamp. The strap can be removed and the light is a clip that can be attached to a belt or hat. So it makes sense if you think of it on the bill of a hat. It has “20 different light combinations,” which is true but just a bit of marketing. There are two lights which can be clicked multiple times for different options. One is a beam/soft beam/strobe. The other is diffused/soft diffused/red light/flashing red. The only combination you would conceivably use is beam and diffused at the same time for maximum light.

My nitpick with this headlamp is to get it to look down – which is the main thing you want a headlamp to do – you have to position it so that it’s sticking straight out from your forehead. It doesn’t simply tilt down. It tries to, but you couldn’t read a book or prepare a campfire meal unless it’s sticking straight out and down (pictured). For that reason, I like this item more as a hat clip. It would be more useful for runners and bikers as a way to be more visible. I do like the rechargeable option, but like anything rechargeable, you need to remember to plug it in once in a while or you’ll be left in the dark. In my opinion, this item tries to do a little too much, but for the price it is a good entry-level headlamp. For all the places I have a headlamp, I don’t have one in my car. So I think that’s where I’ll be putting this one.

 

One80Light Light Diffusing Bag – Retail Value N/A

This drawstring bag is meant to hold your headlamp and then hang from something to make a little lantern. It’d be great to hang over a picnic table while you’re making food or playing a game. I could definitely see myself just using this to hold small items inside my backpack and then I’ll have it if I ever need to share a light. Pro tip: If you’ve brought a gallon of water camping with you, wrap your headlamp around it with the light facing into the jug for the same effect. Note: I couldn’t find the bag for purchase by itself. It is a throw-in item for other purchases.

 

Nite Ize Buglit LED Micro Flashlight – Retail Value $12.49

This is a neat little item that might come in handy if you need to illuminate something stationary. The legs are very pliable and can even be wrapped around a small branch or something. The light can be removed and attached to something like a keychain, which is more likely how I would use it. It’s small, lightweight, and powerful.

 

Coghlan’s Reflective Guy Line, 25′ – Retail Value $4.47

If you’ve been camping, you know tripping over tent strings is a constant worry. This 2mm reflective guy line is highly visible. So whether you’re hanging food, securing your rainfly, or just want to your gear a little easier to find, this will help a great deal. Also, you just never know when you’ll need a bit of string. I like to wrap this around my backpack strap so I never have to remember to bring it and it makes my pack stand out, whether at the site or if someone is following me on the trail.

Verdict: This month’s Nomadik box was all about lighting it up. Although the headlamp isn’t likely to replace my own, it’s still great to have another one. You can never have too many headlamps. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d say the bug light is what I’m excited about the most. If my daughter doesn’t steal it, I’m going to throw it on my keychain – sans legs. Overall, a thoughtful box. These are some items I would tell someone to buy if they were new to camping.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your first box will be the Welcome box. More from Nomadik:

Just pick your plan, sign up, and fill out your profile. A themed adventure box will arrive on your doorstep, get ready to plan your next trip. We re-bill on the 5th, normally the cut-off date is the 14th (if you order before that you get the box that month, if not you get it the next month). We ship on the 24th each month (except December, we ship on the 20th).

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION20 to get 20% off + free shipping.

Value Breakdown: At $37.94 ($32.95 + $4.99 to PA) for this box, each of the 4 items has an average cost of $9.49.

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Written by Carlos Lamborn

Carlos Lamborn

Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

Posted in Nomadik Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: nomadik | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I wanted to get this box for my adult son, but I can’t justify spending $38 on a couple little lights and some rope. It seems way overpriced.

    • I can’t give an opinion on Nomadik as a whole, since this was my first box from them. However, I agree with you that this particular box didn’t seem worth the cost. In my opinion, if you want to get your son a light, take the $38 you would have spent on it and buy him a good headlamp. You should be able to get a decent one for that amount. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • i’ve always found their products useful, though as you say, maybe a little light in value. However, I subscribed two different times with them, and both times suffered through abhorrent customer service.

      Also, I cannot get behind any company that has their own staff write numerous customer reviews for their products on Cratejoy.

  2. Thanks for the review. I would love this box!!

    • I agree. Thank you for the comment.

  3. Great review! Thank you for thorough descriptions

    • Thank you for your comment.

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