What’s inside the Cairn outdoor subscription box for May 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
|Trail Hound camping lights||Ambient mood lighting for camp or anywhere outdoors. 30 ft.||$25|
|Aunt Fannie’s Mosquito Wipes||DEET-free mosquito wipes; lasts up to 4 hours.||$10|
|Lasting Smiles Lip Balm||Organic, fair trade lip balm. Vanilla Bean.||$10|
|Peak Sherpa Energy Bites||8 energy bites made with Tsampa barley in a resealable package. Almond butter chocolate chip.||$3|
Total Value: $48
This month Cairn is “feeling festive” with outdoor lights, mosquito protection, lip balm, and some energy bites to kick back and enjoy the outdoors.
A small coil of flexible wire with usb-powered tiny LED lights.
I saw “30-ft” on the 4″ square box and wondered how that could be but it’s really thin. Comes with a dimmer and blinking on/off/speed control.
I plugged it into the Power Practical power charger from the July 2018 Cairn Box which works great.
We’ll probably string it around our deck this summer. We added it to our deck and it looks and works better than you’d think from the tiny box.
Repel mosquitos and other biting insects with DEET-free wipes.
We tucked a few of these in our backpacks but haven’t tried them yet. It’s always easier carrying wipe packets than a bottle of spray while on hikes.
Update: Used these mid-hike after we had to remove a layer when it unexpectedly warmed up, so our arms weren’t protected… just as we hit a low-lying buggy area (of course).
They performed well, instantly repelling all the flying nasties for the rest of the hike. We’d consider getting more when we run out.
Moisturizing lip balm using organic and fair trade ingredients. The mild “flavor” reminds me of the instant oatmeal I have sometimes. It goes on smooth but it’s not rated for sun protection… so minor ding there.
Eight tasty energy bites in a resealable package which is terrific if you want to space out your snacks… but as usual we polished them off in one sitting.
Tom scarfed one before I could even get a photo:
These had just the right amount of “chew” to be satisfying but not hard to eat… though we did taste test on warm day.
They are made with Tsampa, a “sprouted and roasted mountain barley” that Sherpas have eaten for ages apparently (this one is new to me and I eat a lot of odd healthy things).
Good flavor without being too sweet or strong, and there was a dusting of nuts or something on them which kept them from being sticky.
I really really liked these and would get again, while Tom was on the fence about them.
The latest specials from Cairn:
The Fall 2020 Obsidian Collection - “Tread Lightly" features lightweight gear... Black Diamond Mission LT approach shoe and their Trail Blitz 12 day hiking pack, Cotopaxi windbreaker, Hillsound BTR stool, Patagonia Provisions savory seeds. $325 value. Very limited quantities available!
BONUS Pack - $75 value! Get a FREE Cotopaxi Luzon 24L Del Día with a new 6- or 12-month Cairn subscription! Lightweight, two compartments, dual mesh water bottle pockets - and each pack is one-of-a-kind. Limited to first 300 subscribers!
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!)
NEW Welcome Box – Subscribe and receive the new Welcome Box which contains Gregory Nano Waistpack Mini, 30-foot Camping Light, Active Repair Spray, Kate’s Real Food Tram Bar – total value $80!
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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