Cairn Subscription Box for September 2018

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What’s inside the Cairn outdoor subscription box for September 2018. 
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

LuminAid Packlite Max 2-in-1 Solar Lantern and Phone Charger Inflatable solar lantern also charges mobile devices at the same speed as wall outlet. $50
Ursa Major Face Wipes Individually wrapped bamboo face wipes that clean, exfoliate, and soothe. 5-pack. $6.50
Joshua Tree Lip Balm SPF 15 petroleum free lip balm in a slim-fit tube. Sangria flavor. $4.50

Total Value: $61

We have a smaller inflatable lantern from LumidAid that we received in another box it’s pretty cool. The LuminAid Packlite Max is larger and includes a phone charger. 

The lantern inflates to a 6″ cube and sports a hanging strap. It collapses to 1″ tall and can be strapped to the outside of a backpack to charge while hiking.

The top is all solar panel and includes a switch to toggle 5 brightness settings and another switch to put it into charge mode. The lantern can also be charged ahead vis USB. It even floats!

I wanted to show the lantern in action and of course one of our kitties, Koa, would not stop “helping”….

Ursa Major Face Wipes are bamboo face wipes that clean without striping away moisture, and also exfoliate and soothe. In the name of testing, I ripped one of these open after shooting the photo.

I mainly wanted to check if the scent was overbearing or weird – it’s not. I couldn’t place it but it was light and refreshing. The website states it’s “orange, fir and lavender”.

The wipe did work pretty well. It left my face feeling clean but not dry and that clean feeling lasted a while.

I could see using these post-hike to freshen up or when traveling to wipe away that sludgy greasy feeling you get sitting on a plane.

Update: I used the rest of the wipes on a trip and liked them enough that I’d buy them for the next one I purchased a whole bag.

They were perfect to refresh after the plane but also to clean up before dinner when we’d been hiking all day and didn’t have time to squeeze in a shower first.

(Please note, we eat at really casual spots so it’s not like we’re rolling into fine dining from the trail with just a wipe down. We’re not that guy.)

I also started keeping them in the rugged tote we use to haul hiking stuff to and from the car so I can use them post-hike to remove bug spray, sweat, and dirt.

Joshua Tree Lip Balm is made with cocoa butter and beeswax – versus a petroleum base –  to glide on smooth (tried it and yup, it is quite smooth). The tube is flat and slim to slide in a pocket. 

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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