Cairn Subscription Box for April 2021

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What’s inside the Cairn outdoor subscription box for April 2021.

Considering getting a Cairn subscription or giving one as a gift? Here’s a rundown of what this month’s box offers.

Disclaimer: Cairn provided a complimentary box for review, but did not provide compensation or exercise control over the content of this post.

HumanGear GoToobSoft-yet-rigid silicone squeezable travel bottles featuring an easy fill wide mouth. Medium; pack of 3.$25
Hydrapack Recon BottleFeatures 50% recycled content and twist cap that provides a glass-like experience.$17
Green Goo Travel SalvesPlant-based skin salves in handy lip balm type tubes. Set of 4.$12

Total Value: $54

This theme for this month’s Cairn is “packed with purpose”.

Contents of this months Cairn Box

Humangear GoToob

Soft yet rugged squeezable travel containers for shampoo, conditioner, lotion… it’s even FDA food-safe silicone. An integrated rubber seal prevents leaks while a wide-mouth allows for easy filling and cleaning.

The cap has a textured writeable area and a clever little pop out hanging loop, and the medium size is carry-on approved.

I actually already have a set of these and they’re fantastic. Not only is the mouth wide for filling and cleaning but the other end is flat so it stands on it’s own. It’s easy to grip and squeeze when wet and colors make it easy to discern the contents. And they don’t leak.

I’d been refilling little travel sized bottles forever, which is fine, but these are a worthwhile step up.

Set of three Gotoobs with one cap open

Hydrapak Recon Water Bottle

This bottle is made from 50% recycled content with an easy twist-to-open cap, a seal that easily pops out for cleaning, and an integrated hang loop.

It’s nice looking and lightweight, and we liked HydraPak’s Stash (that was in the October 2017 Cairn box) enough to get another one … but there are just SO many water bottles out there.

The draw here is the snazzy new patented cap that “gives the experience like drinking out of a glass” which sounds pretty ridiculous but, oddly enough, is an accurate description. Plus, the cap only needs to be turned 180° and not taken off to drink.

I really prefer this over my other bottles but it’s hard to describe why – it was smooth like drinking from glass and the flow was just right. I had Tom try it and he thought the same thing (…and if mine goes missing I’ll know where to check. Update: He kept using mine so I bought him one).

So if you’re in the market for another bottle, maybe give this one a look. And on a side note, this is where Cairn’s curation shines as I likely wouldn’t have given this bottle a second thought in a sea of water bottles.

Green Goo Travel Salves

Lip-balm sized tubes of Green Goo’s plant based salves – dry skin, skin repair, first aid, and pain relief – to cover all of your skin woes.

I use Green Goo salves already but these applicators are nice for a dab instead of dipping into a little jar. And they smell nice too.

Update: Bought a large tube of the pain relief salve for my backpack. It works quickly and is easy to roll over a cranky knee without getting messy hands.

Four different colored tubes of salve

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The latest specials from Cairn:

The Summer 2021 Obsidian Collection– Two variations: Camping or Mountain Biking (based on profile) features items like a UST sleeping pad, camp saw, SOL bowl set, Biolite grill tools, Patagonia Provisions meals. Bike version includes an Osprey lumbar pack, Backcountry shorts and liner, Truck gloves, Cycle Medic. Limited quantities available!
BONUS BioLite Headlamp 750! $99.95 value! Pro-level rechargeable headlamp, forever pass-thru charging, and 8 lighting modes, 750 lumens, 150 hours on low, 7 hours on high.
Get 20% off your first box! Valid for both Obsidian or Monthly Subscriptions. Use code GET20.
BONUS Gregory Nano Waistpack Mini! Large zippered main compartment, internal divider pockets; front zippered with secure key leash. With a 6- or 12-month subscription. Hurry to secure your favorite color!
KITTED by Cairn - Try Before You Buy! Curated outdoor gear collections. Choose up to 5 items, try them at home for a week, and only pay for what you decide to keep.
Get one, Gift One! Subscribe to Monthly Cairn and receive a FREE GIFT MONTH to send to someone you care about! $29.95 value.
BONUS Growler - $60 value! Get a FREE DrinkTanks 64oz Insulated Growler with a new 6- or 12-month Cairn subscription! Keeps drinks COLD 45+ hours / HOT 20 + hours. Limited quantities available! Great to keep in the car for before/after your outdoor activities (or fill at a local brewery on the way home!)
First Cairn for a DOLLAR – Get your first month for $1 when you subscribe for 6 or 12 months!
BONUS Water Bottle - $45 value – Get a free MiiR 42 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle with a 6- or 12-month subscription. Cold drinks stay cold for 24+ hours, hot drinks stay hot for 12 hours. Hurry to secure your favorite color. Quantities are limited.

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Cairn - June 2020
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Cairn - February 2020
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