1. Cairn ($25/mo.)
Cairn is one of the better-known names in the camping subscription box world. Cairn promises to deliver inspiration to your doorstep, with new brands and gear to discovery every month.
In one box, you can expect four to five new brands that fall under the categories of gear, apparel, food and energy, skin care, and emergencies.
Opt in if you enjoy discovering new gear and brands to use on future adventures.
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2. Campbox ($34.95/mo.)
Spotlighting passionate people and passionate companies, that’s what Campbox is all about. We test gear in all weather to share with you every season.
Campbox tests their gear in the categories of durability, packability, seasonal relevance, and social impact. Campbox delivers high-quality outdoor gear made by sustainable companies and only partners with brands “trying to do their part for Mother Earth.”
Subscribe if you’re an ecologically conscious camper who’s looking to maximize your adventure with as little frustration as possible. They also work with your ever-changing needs, allowing you to skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time.
3. Isle Box ($44.99/mo.)
What sets them apart: Campers of any experience level can find this useful. Consider your friend who hikes, but hasn’t camped overnight. Or maybe you, who takes a couple trips a year, but still makes the occasional rookie mistake. Even your sister who’s hiked the Appalachian Trail twice could even find something new and useful with Isle Box.
This might be for you if you’re looking for the latest, up-and-coming gear and apparel brands in the camping industry. Each box is curated by fellow gear heads and adventure seekers, so you’re in good hands.
4. Prepper Gear Box ($25/mo.)
Prepper Gear Box is all about preparedness – from natural disasters to car emergencies to pandemic.
Check into this if survivalist gear is your thing. To keep costs down, Prepper Gear Box would rather send subscribers a box with a fewer, higher quality items. Instead of sending a box full of items, Prepper Gear Box curates their boxes carefully, selecting two to three high-quality items.
5. BivySak ($24.99/mo.)
The brains behind BivySak promise they won’t add anything to boxes they wouldn’t use, and from what we can tell, that seems like a legitimate claim. Past boxes show that BivySak partners with some of the giants in the industry like GSI Outdoors, Salomon, and Patagonia.
What sets them apart: They base their boxes around the seasons. Pay a monthly installment, and you’ll receive a box every March, June, September, and December.
Opt for this box if you’re looking for an investment. Although you pay weekly installments, you won’t see your first box for three months. As always, patience is a virtue, and in this case, it’s worth the wait.
6. The KinderBox ($35.00/mo.)
The KinderBox caters to men, with products for everyday carry, outdoor adventure, and grooming. Their outdoor adventure category covers everything from fishing to biking to camping.You can opt to pay $35 for one box each month. Every box is retailed for over $50.
You can opt to pay $35 for one box each month. Every box is retailed for over $50.
Look into this one if you’re looking for a versatile box that speaks to your different interests.
7. 3-Day Backpacker Box ($65.67/mo.)
In collaboration with Backpacker magazine, The Feed created a subscription box that covers three days’ worth of fuel for a backpacking trip. The box is staff-curated and comes with this month’s Backpacker magazine and a Sea to Summit Delta Spork.
Although this isn’t a month-to-month subscription, it follows the basic model as the others on this list. You can easily customize your box to receive less of what you don’t want and more of what you do want.
This might be for you if you’re a backpacker who’s on the lookout for new, up-and-coming energy and food products.
8. Apocabox ($50/mo.)
Apocabox is specifically a survival subscription box, but we’re including it on this list because the products are relevant for campers.
What sets it apart: Every box comes with a skills challenge. This challenge teaches a survival skill, and each box comes with a password protected video tutorial.
This box comes with quality gear, at times artisan made. Apocabox also promises to include at least one product that helps you expand what you know about wilderness survival.
9. Battlbox (runs from $24.99/mo. to $149.99/mo.)
This survival and tactical gear box has products from different companies in the industry. Each Battlbox includes usable gear for you to carry, use, and add to your emergency stash, along with the knife of the month.
What sets it apart: these boxes come in different sizes, ranging from basic, advanced, pro, and pro plus subscriptions.
10. Fireside Provisions (prices vary)
Fireside Provisions is basically the Blue Apron of camping. Order items a la carte, and Fireside Provisions will mail your food for your camping trip to your doorstep.
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