Choose an Original monthly or Obsidian quarterly delivery of new outdoor products. Or gift Cairn to your favorite trail buddy.
Receive outdoor products monthly (up to $50 value) or quarterly (up to $350 value), curated for you.
Earn points for reviewing your new gear. Redeem your points in the Cairn Shop for apparel, free boxes, and gifts for friends!
See what members and industry experts have to say about their journey with Cairn.
“The Best Subscription Service for Gear Enthusiasts and Outdoor Adventurists.”
"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!!"
“Becoming a Cairn subscriber will make you a more engaged, curious, and informed adventurer.”
"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!"
“Cairn’s subscription boxes regularly deliver the latest gear right to your doorstep.”
"Excited to see several products that we have received from Cairn rated among the best backpacking products in Backpacker magazine!! Thanks Cairn!"
“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!"
"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!"
"Always excited for these collections, it's like a present to myself and I can see myself staying on for quite some time."
We never spoil the surprise of what new products you’ll discover in your collection, but here are some examples of the types of items you can expect. Oh, and be sure to complete your subscriber profile so we can curate the products that best match your outdoor lifestyle.
No, we don't curate individual collections for every single subscriber (we'd need soooooo many elves to manage that), but when we do curate variations, your profile will help us determine which collection is the best fit for you. For example, when we curate an activity-specific collection, we'll prioritize you to receive it if you've ranked that activity in your top choices. Do us, and yourself, a solid by providing us the best possible information so that we can deliver the goods to get you out there!
Your first Cairn Box will arrive 1-2 weeks after you sign up (note that international deliveries can take up to 3 weeks). All following boxes will arrive the middle of the month, with tracking information sent out 3-4 days ahead of time.
Obsidian subscriptions are shipped the first week of March, June, September, and December. Sign up any time of the year to receive the following collections...
Depending on your location, Obsidian may be shipped either USPS or FedEx (note that international deliveries can take up to 3 weeks). If you provide a PO Box, we may reach out and request a physical address.
When you sign up, you will be charged for the duration you have selected (1-, 6-, or 12-month for our monthly service or every 3-months for our quarterly Obsidian service). All subscriptions* auto renew on the 1st day of their renewal month.
Yes, but we'd hate to see you go. If you decide to say goodbye, the auto-renewal at the end of your current term will be canceled.
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Complete 100% of your profile and we’ll add 25 points to your account!
Has something changed? Just make your updates here by the 1st of the month in order for your changes to be taken into consideration for the next collection you receive. A single profile will apply to all subscriptions tied to an email address. Need help? Contact us.
We don't curate individual collections for every single subscriber (we'd need soooooo many elves to manage that), but when we do curate variations, your profile will help us determine which collection is the best fit for you. For example, when we curate an activity-specific collection, we'll prioritize you to receive it if you've ranked that activity in your top choices. Do us, and yourself, a solid by providing us the best possible information so that we can deliver the goods to get you out there!
In the event that we curate apparel or gear items that require sizing, we'll use this information to determine the right fit for you. Each category below includes a range of sizing options based on what is typically offered by outdoor brands. As this changes, we will make updates to the sizing options available. We make every effort to ensure that we select products that are available in each size, and follow brand recommendations on alternative product or size options if some sizes are not available.
Sometimes we curate products that require us to know a little more about you than just your favorite outdoor activities. Selecting the box indicates that you AGREE with the statement that follows.
Rank your top five activities you'd like to receive products for, both non-winter and winter. We do not curate individual collections for every customer, but when we partner with a brand that has an activity-specific item we'll use your profile to see if it's a match.
Rank the top five activities you most frequently participate in, and tap the bullseye to tell us how frequently you participate. Don’t see your activity of choice? Email us at email@example.com.
Let’s get deep, friend. Now that we’ve got the who, what and when, let’s dive into the why and how. The more we “get” you, the better the curations will be.