Cairn: The Outdoor Subscription Box Even the Experts Want

At Cairn, we pride ourselves on introducing our subscribers to the freshest, best-in-class outdoor products and brands in the industry. We never include samples or closeouts...our outdoor subscription box is a means of discovery, not a clearinghouse for old product. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see overwhelming stamps of approval from outdoor industry experts.

Award-Winning Outdoor Gear:

In the last two years alone, over a dozen products that Cairn featured in our outdoor subscription box have gone on to be called out by trusted industry-trusted publications like Backpacker Magazine's Editor’s Picks and Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year.

Outside Gear of the Year: Scarpa Spin Ultra
Backpacker Hall of Fame: Gear Aid Seam Grip + WP
Outside Best Travel Tech: LifeStraw Universal
Outside Best Lighting: Biolite Headlamp


The Freshest Gear, First:

  More and more, we get to partner with brands to help launch their newest innovations; which means Cairn Subscribers are often among the first to get their hands on the latest and greatest outdoor products. 

EcoVessel Transit Mug
Cusa Premium Instant Herbal Tea
Deuter Guide 34+ and 32+ SL

Discovery, Even for the Pros:

Whether it be outdoor gear reviewers with decades of experience or longtime outdoor enthusiasts with bins full of equipment, there’s nothing more satisfying than sparking little kid excitement in the eyes of suspicious pros. We’ll admit, the accolades are enough to make us blush.

Logo Mens Journal

“The Best Subscription Service for Gear Enthusiasts and Outdoor Adventurists.”

Men's Journal

"Thanks so much for all of your hard work to make our lives more enjoyable. I love the fact that I can grab my gear and not have to worry about going to the store. These products are high quality and I know anything I receive in my box will be AWESOME!!"

Laura V.
Lakewood, CO
Outside Logo

“Becoming a Cairn subscriber will make you a more engaged, curious, and informed adventurer.”

Outside Magazine

"Cairn is the best way to get awesome new backpacking gear without the headache of going out to the stores! Pretty much everything I've received thus far has found a place in my backpack!"

Trip P.
Guyton, GA
Backpacker Logo

“Cairn’s subscription boxes regularly deliver the latest gear right to your doorstep.”

Backpacker Magazine

"Excited to see several products that we have received from Cairn rated among the best backpacking products in Backpacker magazine!! Thanks Cairn!"

Kevin N.
Saint Albans, WV
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“GearJunkie has based several reviews on products first discovered through Cairn boxes.”

"I like the variety of gear and the surprises every month. Keep the great gear and surprises coming!"

Ann H.
Omaha, NE

"This is by far the most consistently useful, surprising, and valuable subscription box I've ever had and I don't plan on quitting any time soon. Keep it up!"

Jason L.
Spring Lake, MI

"Always excited for these collections, it's like a present to myself and I can see myself staying on for quite some time."

Eric L.
La Grande, OR


Support Outdoors for All:

Because Cairn introduces people to items that often work better for them than their existing gear, Cairn’s Gear Up, Give Back program is a creative way for anyone (subscriber or not) to keep gear out of landfills, give it a second life, and support support outdoor recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Anyone with used outdoor gear and apparel to spare can send it in to the program and it will be cleaned, repaired, and sold, with the net proceeds donated to the Outdoors for All

Outdoors for All enriches the lives of over 3,000 participants per year.
Outdoors for All created 9,400 outdoor program experiences in 2019.



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