Bespoke Post is a monthly men’s subscription box. Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview the new Bespoke Post box offerings on the first of each month, and you can easily skip any month that doesn't interest you in your account section.
This is a review of the "Trek" box that may still be available.
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The Subscription Box: Bespoke Post
The Cost: $45.00 per month for members, $55.00 if purchased without a membership.
The Products: Monthly lifestyle items curated around a theme.
Ships to: The lower 48 U.S. states for $3.95, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $10.00. All orders over $75.00 qualify for free shipping.
Bespoke Post "Trek" Review
The box comes with a card to let you know what's in the box. On the back are a few survival tips
I have been wanting to get back into the watch game, and have been waiting for the right watch to jump back in. I think I found it with Bespoke Post's "Trek." The box's main item is a Columbia field watch in either the Crestview or Cross Trail styles. Subscribers can choose between blue, green, or gray. I went with the blue one, which happened to be the Crestview style.
Both watches feature stainless steel crowns, buckles, and casebacks. They are both water-resistant up to 50 meters of pressure, which is great for someone who likes being outdoors, shallow swimming, or, like me, spraying your kids with the hose. The Crestview's got a smooth bezel with a ribbed crown and a 42mm case size. The Cross Trails style has a larger, printed bezel, a smooth crown, and a 44mm case size. I will say the face is larger than I anticipated, but that's on me. The nylon strap is more rigid than expected as well, but I suppose it just needs to be wore in. In reality, I just need to get used to wearing a watch again. I've been wearing it all day, and haven't used it to check the time once. It's going to be hard to break the habit of checking my phone. I love that it's from a trusted, well-known brand. If I were buying a watch for myself at a store, this is essentially exactly what I would purchase. Bespoke Post offers several watches, but this was definitely the most my style.
I didn't find a solid site for purchasing these watches. Columbia's own website doesn't seem to have any watches for sale at all at the moment. If you are interested in purchasing one, I'd tell you to join Bespoke Post. If not, you'll have to search for the style you like.
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle - Retail Value $11.00
This emergency whistle produces a 100+ decibel wail. So loud their site warns against use of the item indoors and prolonged exposure to the sound. The website says the whistle is "nearly unbreakable,," thanks to its pea-less design and titanium construction. It is ultra-light at 0.1 ounces and comes with a reflective string lanyard. I can't say I'm overly excited about this item, since I have several whistles. However, this seems be one of the best I have and figure it can't hurt to throw in or on my hiking backpack. It's something you get or purchase and hope you never have to use. If you do, the info card from this box explains how to communicate with the whistle. One blast means, "Where are you?" Two means, "Come to me." Three means, "I need help." I never knew this, so it was nice to learn something as part of this box.
Verdict: "Trek" was on my short list of boxes I'd like to receive as part of my Bespoke Post subscription. I requested it specifically for the watch. The inclusion of the whistle and the attempt at a survival theme was unnecessary, but oh well. Again, the watch was a little bigger than I thought it would be, but overall, I'm not complaining. In fact, it's difficult to complain when I chose which box I wanted. I guess that's a good thing. At $86.00 total, this is the least amount of value I've received from this sub – even if it is about twice the cost. Add the fact that the whistle is a bit of a throw-in, it doesn't feel like as great a deal as some of the other boxes. However, I see it as getting a $75.00 watch for $45.00, which is $30.00 of savings and that's not bad. Again, I just wanted the watch anyway. Bespoke Post has quality items for any style or personality and every item I've received has gone straight into my routine. I said it before and I'll say it again, I eagerly await the beginning of each month so I can make my pick for my next box.
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