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12 Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes for Any Adventure

Best Outdoors Subscriptions

If the mountains are calling and you must go, don’t answer unprepared! First, sign up for one of the outdoor subscription boxes on this list to gather all the readiness tools and tips you’ll need. There are nature subscriptions catered to men, women, and kids, all of which offer the latest and greatest in camping gear, hydration technology, nutritious hiking snacks, lightweight backpacking must-haves, and more. These monthly boxes and quarterly deliveries will see to it that your pack is filled with all the necessities so you can walk into the woods with confidence and comfort. It’s about living, not just surviving (unless that’s your thing).

Some of these outdoors subscriptions appear on our round-ups of the best gift subscriptions for dads and our reader-voted list of best fitness subscriptions—and both of these lists contain other awesome subscription services for gadgets, exercise gear, and more. Or, you can head straight to our directory of all outdoors subscriptions!

Updated 8/26/20 to include new Think Outside info and coupon.

Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes for Camping Gear and More

1. Cairn + Cairn Obsidian

Outdoor gear from the Cairn subscription.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.95 per month for the regular subscription; save with longer commitments. $249.95 per quarter for Obsidian. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code COTOGIFT to get a free Cotopaxi Luzon 24 Del Día with a 6- or 12-month Cairn subscription!

About this Subscription: Cairn is an outdoor subscription box for men and women, sending small gear items, trail snacks, and sometimes apparel or accessories meant to be used while exploring nature. When you sign up for this monthly subscription you’ll want to make sure you indicate your preferences in your account—you’ll be asked to rank your top 5 summer and winter outdoor activities with options like hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing or snowboarding, surfing, cycling, and more, and given the chance to enter in your preferred sizes—this way, when Cairn sends something to wear, it will be customized to your size and hobbies.

About the Obsidian Upgrade: Do you like to go big? Upgrade your Cairn subscription to the quarterly Obsidian lifestyle box and you can expect to receive larger items to use on your adventures. The Obsidian collection sends backpacks, puffer jackets, camp cooking supplies, Hydroflasks, and other must-have goods, with some of the same smaller items found in the monthly subscription (like tent stakes, camping utensils, and skincare items, for example) rounding out the curation. It’s a great way to get your adventure gear collection started, or to update what you already have!

Check out our Cairn monthly reviews for more information! Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5, and internationally for $10.

 

2. Nomadik

Nomadik Summer Readiness June 2020

Image from our review.

The Cost: $32.95 every month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

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

About this Subscription: The Nomadik is an awesome lifestyle subscription box for lovers of the Great Outdoors. Each box has a great value, sending 3-6 items that are broken down into one main product, 1-3 smaller gear goodies, and 1-2 items that serve as educational or inspirational nice-to-haves. Nomadik monthly deliveries come with a theme so that each area of outdoors readiness can be enhanced. Past themes have included hydration (sending an insulated water bottle, a reusable straw, and electrolyte powder), wellness (which came with an eco-friendly travel toiletry bag, biodegradable wash, and skin repair spray), and campfire stories (which sent fire starters, a bottle opener, playing cards, and more).

Check out our Nomadik reviews for more information! Ships to the US for $4.99 and internationally for an additional charge.

 

3. Isle Box

Isle Box with all contents shown.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $125 per quarter. Save with longer commitments. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: This seasonal subscription box was named for Isle Royale National Park, located in the middle of Lake Superior—talk about an outdoorsman’s dream destination! Isle Box‘s themed deliveries help you stock up on all the items you’ll need to enjoy a different aspect of nature—some past examples include a spread catered to swimming in natural water features, a curation dedicated to hydration, and tools for campsite fire tending.

Check out our Isle Box reviews for more information! Ships to the US for free and internationally for an additional charge.

 

4. Battlbox

Battlbox EDC 3.0 September 2018 - 0003

Image of the Pro box from our review.

The Cost: $24.99 plus shipping for Basic, $49.99 plus shipping for Advanced, $99.99 plus shipping for Pro, and $149.99 plus shipping for Pro Plus. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: This one’s for all the survivalists out there! Battlbox sends a monthly collection of outdoors gear including emergency tools, camping supplies, and preparedness gadgets. Expect to receive items like fire starters, knives and sharpeners, flashlights, compasses, and other items that’ll make you the person who everyone in your group is grateful tagged along!

Check out our Battlbox reviews for more information! Ships to the US and Canada. 

 

5. Postfly

Postfly fishing subscription with box open to show contents.

Image via Postfly Cratejoy.

The Cost: Starts at $16.50 per month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code TRIBE10 to save 10% off!

About this Subscription: Postfly is a fishing subscription that lets you stock up on fishing flies without stepping foot in a tackle store! Each box comes packed with 12-15 trout flies or 4-6 bass/warm water or saltwater flies, plus a cool custom sticker so you can rep your favorite fly source. There are also fly fishing flies available if that’s your style!

Keep an eye out for our Postfly review—coming soon! Ships to the US and Canada.

 

6. Little Hiker

Little Hiker July 2017 Review & Unboxing

Image from our review.

The Cost: $35 per month. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: Parents of little hikers know that the #1 must-have is snacks! The Little Hiker subscription sends delicious trail food for your little one to get excited over, among a spread of “how’d I live without this?” outdoors items that will keep kids happy on the trail. Plus some print-outs and other nature-themed activities to keep your kiddo interested in nature after the outing has come to an end. And, because moms and dads deserve a little somethin’ to look forward to, too, there’s always an accessory or hiking gear goodie for an adult to enjoy.

Check out our Little Hiker reviews for more information! Ships to the US.

 

7. Hiker Crate

The Cost: $35 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: Hiker Crate is a fitness subscription with a focus on outdoors adventures. We’d like to tip our beanie to this monthly subscription for recognizing how hungry hikers get—each box comes with 3-6 healthy snacks such as trail mix, protein bars, jerky, dehydrated meals to take on camping trips, and more. Additionally, the boxes arrive containing 2-3 premiere outdoor gear items for you to add to your gear collection: solar lanterns, collapsible bowls, eco-friendly accessories and apparel, et cetera.

Would you like to see Hiker Crate reviewed? Let us know in the comments! Ships to the US.

 

8. Hikewize

9 items surrounding Hikewize box

Image from our review.

The Cost: $55 per quarter. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX to save 10% off your first order!

About this Subscription: Hikewize differs from other outdoors subscription services in that they start you off with a short survey to understand your preferences for gender, color palette, sizing, food allergies, and more. This way, each box of 5-7 items to use on your nature outings can be guaranteed to match your vibe. The gear, snacks, accessories, and tools are all high-quality and ready to hit the trail!

Check out our Hikewize review for more information! Ships to the US for free and internationally for an additional fee. 

 

9. Wild Woman

The Cost: $37.95 per month. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: The Wild Woman subscription box is here to facilitate the spirit-freeing, empowering, inspiration-inciting potential for women to experience when they step into nature! Each box comes filled with outdoor gear, natural body products, healthy snacks to toss in your pack, trail-ready accessories, and other items that will encourage enjoyment of the Great Outdoors.

Would you like to see Wild Woman reviewed? Let us know in the comments! Ships worldwide. 

 

10. Think Outside

Think Outside is a kids subscription box for the outdoors.

Image via Think Outside.

The Cost: $39.95 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save $15 off your first month.

About this Subscription: Before heading out for your next adventure with your kids, load up on outdoor products with Think Outside. Your first box will come with your choice of a blue, orange, or pink backpack and materials that help your kids get an education while enjoying the outdoors. Appropriate for ages 7 and up, this box sends a 24+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and 3-5 pieces of quality gear that your child can add to his or her backpack.

A review is coming soon! Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5, and worldwide for $10.

 

11. PowMau

PowMau Outdoors Subscription with all items displayed.

Image via PowMau Cratejoy.

The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

About this Subscription: PowMau is a gear subscription box offering new gear for surfing or snow sports (or both) at about 40% off retail value. When you sign up you’ll indicate your preferences, choosing between “dude” or “chick,” your shirt size, pants size, and activity of choice. Each monthly subscription box will contain 3-5 must-have products from recognizable brands, so get ready to upgrade your time outside!

Ships worldwide.

 

12. Camp Life Crate

The Cost: Starts at $26.33. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code subaddict to save 10% off your first order.

About this Subscription: Campers will love the clever items they’re sent in the monthly Camp Life Crate! Every box contains 5-7 products and gear items from notable brands like Camco, Journals Unlimited, Tervis, SeedGeeks, & Primitives by Kathy. We love that in addition to the material goods, Camp Life Crate comes with an online community so you can share camping hacks, recipes, and outdoors experiences.

Ships to the US for free.

 


Do you have plans to go camping or backpacking soon? Which of these outdoors subscriptions will you choose to stock up on gear? Let us know in the comments!


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Best Outdoors Subscriptions

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.

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