What’s inside the Cairn outdoor subscription box for February 2019.
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.
In this month’s box
|Coast HX5R Flashlight||Compact USB-chargeable flashlight; switch between flood and spotlight with one hand, clip for hat or pack strap. Also uses a CR123 alkaline battery.||$40|
|UCO Gear Sweetfire Fire Starter||Strikeable fire starters made from a sugarcane byproduct.||$5|
|Jonesbar Mango||Energy bar made from dried mango, almonds, dates, and chia seeds.||$3|
Total Value: $48
Cairn’s theme this month is “Lighten Up” – compact products that are very useful.
The main item is the small HX5R flashlight from Coast. At about 5″ long it fits nicely in your palm and the beam width can be controlled by push/pulling the end with one hand.
It’s a USB-rechargeable flashlight so it works at home, a battery backup, or with a solar-recharger such as an Outxe Power Bank or a Goal Zero.
A nice touch is that an regular alkaline battery can be used. Minor ding: it takes a CR-123 which pretty much no one has lying around.
It also features a two-way clip to attach to a hat brim or pack strap. While we prefer packing a headlamp in case we’re caught out in the dark, this is a pretty practical flashlight.
Next up is something I’d never seen before, UCO Gear’s Sweetfire Fire Starter.
The box contains eight strikeable match points made out of a sugarcane byproduct infused with vegetable wax. Each has up to 7 minutes of burn time to easily get a fire started.
It’s a great idea for camping but also takes up little space to stash in a pack as a emergency item.
And finally, the Jonesbar Mango, is from right here in Jersey! Specifically, Manasquan, NJ.
I tossed it in a pack to taste test on our next hike which ended up being at Turkey Swamp. We split it on our break… by the Manasquan River.
This was entirely unintentional. I swear.
We had a chuckle when we realized it and joked we could have also hiked the Manasquan Reservoir.
The bar is very mango forward with big chunks of dried mango, plus almonds, dates, and chia seeds. I looooove mango so this was perfect for me. Tom though it was “just-ok” but he’s not a fan of date- or fig-based bars.
I’d get this again. Bonus that it’s from Jersey.
The latest specials from Cairn:
The Fall 2019 Obsidian Collection - “Comfort, Reclaimed" features technical and comfortable gear... puffy blanket from Rumpl, a puffy slipper shoe from Holden, shirts from Toad&Co, and blister prevention wool from Wuru!. Limited quantities available!
'Tis The Season! Need a unique gift? How about one of Cairn's Holiday Bundles available across a range of price points and with different themes or a custom collection from Backpacker or Outside magazines.
The Hammock Collection - This curated welcome box includes: Serac Classic Hammock, Serac Straps, Peak Sherpa Energy Bites, Natrapel Wipes. While supplies last!
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