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Nomadik “Roamer’s Essentials” Review: November 2023

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornNov 13, 2023 | 0 comments

The Nomadik
1.9 overall rating
23 Ratings | 16 Reviews

Nomadik is a lifestyle subscription box for outdoor lovers. Every month, they send 3-5 items for outdoor adventures including gear, snacks, and multi-use items for $34.99 + shipping. They promise a $60 average retail value.  First-time subscribers will choose their first box. Future gear and kit themes are based on a variety of factors, such as: seasonality, available inventory from brand partners, interests, etc. But rest assured, the value, quality, and quantity of the items in all variations of the kits are comparable each month. You can skip a month, cancel or reactivate your account easily.

There is also a quarterly version of this subscription. It costs $150 four times a year and promises a $200+ value for each installment. However, they are currently running an "early access" offer for $97 for the first box.

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.)

First Impressions


Nomadik's tried and true monthly box is always a welcome sight. I like that you can immediately tell this is an outdoor box. Every box comes with a small tri-fold with information about the items and some other info or deals. There is also always a neat Nomadik sticker.

Inside The Nomadik "Roamer's Essentials" Box

ALOHA Collection's Small Original Pouch - Retail Price $34

I'm a sucker for little bags and kits to keep my things in. This bag from ALOHA is right up my alley. It measure 8 inches wide by 6-1/2 inches high, features a white interior, and is splash-proof. That means belongings will be protected from a light splash, light rain, or a cocktail spillage, but cannot be submerged. The zipper and seams of the bags are not watertight. The site suggests using it as a wet bikini bag or as a clutch for a night on the town. I personally will be doing neither, but could see myself throwing some things in it for a day at the beach, or maybe to hold my phone poolside so it doesn't get wet. If I could complain about one thing, it would be that it's just a black bag with the brand on it. It would have been nice to choose from the array of designs ALOHA offers.

Light My Fire Pack-up Cup - Retail Price $12.99


When you're backpacking, every ounce and square inch counts. If you want something to drink out of, check out this collapsible and light cup from Light My Fire. Made in Sweden from Bio-based plastics, this cup has a bring-along friendly design. In addition to folding into itself, it has a smart attached lid and measuring lines inside. It's dishwasher safe, BPA free, and very light. The trade off is that it's small, so you'll be refilling often. Mine came with the lid broken off, which isn't the biggest issue in terms of camping, and won't keep me from putting it to use!

The Humble Co. Bamboo Sensitive Brush - Retail Price $5.59


The Humble Brush cleans just as well as a plastic toothbrush handle, but is made from Mother Earth’s best invention: bamboo. Their website claims it is the best-selling bamboo toothbrush, having sold "in excess of 35 million pieces." It's easy to see why. The soft and BPA-free bristles are made of Nylon-6. The packaging is made from recyclable material, and the toothbrush is individually wrapped in paper. I like the look, feel, and message. Why not save the planet a little when brushing your teeth?

ROAM Minimal Wallet - Retail Price $12


I moved to a minimal wallet a few years ago, because I got one in a subscription box. I highly recommend it! This one from Roam is a washable, elastic, knit wallet, and provides a secure fit for your cash and cards while maintaining a slim style. There are numerous designs to choose from. This one is called "Topo Minimal" and I really dig it. They also make a premium version of all their wallets for $14. I can't find any information on their site about what's different, but it seems to have a little more sticking and elastic. On both versions, there is a small carabiner attached to one end. Personally, I'm not a fan of the carabiner, but it would be easy to remove.

Endurelite Electrolyte Drink Mix - Estimated Price $2.40

Another box, another drink mix. This one from Endurelite. From their site: "Endurelite Hydrate contains key electrolytes, coconut water powder, Himalayan sea salt, and vitamins to help rapidly hydrate your body, regulate fluid balance, and replace sodium lost in sweat. Drink Hydrate Elite as needed before, during, and after exercise, or throughout the day for optimal hydration."

A 20-pack of this stuff costs $24. So I estimate this 2-pack at $2.40.

The Verdict

A good installment of Nomadik. I love any little bag or box to put items into. I wished they used a different design on the bag, but having said that, I do find it very useful. Also useful: the camping cup! Not sure if I'll throw it in my pack right away, but I have a box of stuff I keep on standby that it will go in. I'm already using the bamboo toothbrush and I like it. It takes a little time to get used to the soft bristles, but I'll wear it into the ground like my other brushes. I'm going to give the wallet a chance, sans carabiner. I've used ones like it before and enjoyed them. The drink powder is a little extra throw-in. Overall, I thought this box was solid, but not exactly for me personally. 

To Wrap Up

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

Just sign up, fill out your profile, and pick your first theme. Future boxes are curated based on: your profile, seasonality and product surveys. If you order by the 15th, your monthly box ships by the 24th of this month. Otherwise it will ship by the 24th of next month. Future shipments (after the first shipment) will ship by the 24th. When you sign up, you'll be charged and your subscription will automatically renew on the 4th of your renewal month. You'll be charged 1 time per month and you'll get 1 box per month.

Value Breakdown: At $40 ($34.99 + $4.99 shipping to PA) for this box, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $8. This box has a retail value of around $67.00, more than the promised value of $60.00

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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.

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