Over a year ago I signed up for the Cairn subscription box. The Cairn Box is a monthly subscription based company that caters to hikers, backpackers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. It’s about $29.00 a month, and I have been extremely satisfied thus far. I receive the box about mid-month and when I know it’s coming I find myself checking the mail with enthusiasm. When I initially considered subscribing, I tried to find a blog or video displaying the past boxes in detail. I couldn’t find anything. I gathered what info I could find and decided I’d try it for a few months. I told myself that I would take a picture of the items each month and add it to my blog for others trying to decide if it was worth it.
Overall I am happy with the subscription. Of course, there were months when I said “are you kidding?” when I saw the contents, especially when I saw other other reviews and saw that they got better stuff than I did. It only happened once or twice and the next month usually made up for it. I also have to add that as you sign up you answer specific questions so they can customize your box, which is why you may get different items than other subscribers.
In each box, you usually get 1 pretty good item, 1 very interesting snack bar or drink mix and 1 or 2 smaller trinkets you wouldn’t normally think to purchase but usually ends up being useful. Each box comes with a newspaper explaining the contents and other information pertinent to the items, and every month you get a Cairn sticker. I have a collection of multi-colored Cairn stickers that I haven’t found uses for yet. The companies also offer discounts for some items if you want to purchase more.
Below you’ll find my favorite items that I either use every day or quite often. Read more…