Cairn Subscription Box for October 2021

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Contents of this month's Cairn Box.

What’s inside the Cairn outdoor subscription box for October 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.

BōnDry Hydration Bladder DryerThe BonDry insert absorbs water instead of air drying or putting in the freezer.$19
Matador Droplet Dry Bag3 liter dry bag that fits on a keychain.$15
Radlands Lip BalmdiggityBeeswax and vanilla lip balm with 50 mg of full-spectrum CBD extract.$4
Clif Bar DuosDual-flavored Clif Bar; chocolate brownie and peanut butter.$1.50

Total Value: $39.5

This theme for this month’s Cairn is “protect and prolong”.

BōnDry Hydration Bladder Dryer

After cleaning/rinsing a hydration bladder, insert Bōndry to absorb the moisture. We like using bladders but they require a little upkeep or they will get… funky.

I normally insert a rack in our bladders and hang them upside down, pop them in the freezer once dry, and take them out the night before a hike so they aren’t frozen when I’m filling them.

I’m curious if this works because I wouldn’t mind simplifying our process.

BonDry hydration bladder

Matador Droplet Dry Bag

Always have weatherproof storage handy. This compact 3 liter dry bag squishes into a droplet shaped silicone container that fits on a key chain.

I could see this being useful to toss a wallet/phone etc into when getting caught in rain without a waterproof pack, or keeping wet items away from everything else.

Calling it a “dry bag” is a little misleading though – this doesn’t have a waterproof seal like a traditional dry bag. A drawstring closure cinches it tightly but if it was submerged it wouldn’t be waterproof.

Update: Spent 5 minutes trying to get it back into the silicone case. No amount of folding, cramming, or voodoo would get it back in. The bag is fine but I gave the case to the kitties to bat around.

Compact dry bag and the drop shaped rubber container it fits into

Radlands Lip Balmdiggity

Beeswax and vanilla lip balm with 50 mg of full-spectrum CBD extract.

A little while ago Cairn added more options to the user profile that controls what type of products you might get – i.e. related to coffee or alcohol, are vegetarian, have kids/dogs – so I checked “CBD” to see what would come.

Tube of lip balm

Clif Bar Duos

We love most everything by Clif and had just bought a couple of these to try before the Cairn box came. These are fun because they are two flavors but hey it’s basically a two flavored Clif Bar.

I kinda like the size, just a wee bit smaller than the normal bars so it fits that ‘I need something’ but not quite a whole bar.

Clif Bar Duos energy bar package

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The latest specials from Cairn:


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.
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 - April 2021
Cairn - November 2020
Cairn - August 2020
Cairn - June 2020
Cairn - May 2020
Cairn - March 2020
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