16 Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes for 2020

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Subscription Boxes are all the rage.  You can pretty much get a monthly subscription box for anything these days.  I am not saying that is like its a bad thing.  It’s not.  I feel like every time I go into REI Co-op, half my visit is spent exploring all the new products that have come out since I was last there.  It can be overwhelming. Seriously, have you been down the snack bar aisle?  There are like a billion energy bars. I never know what to pick. This is where the outdoor subscription boxes come in.  Each month, you get a pre-select box full of cool new gear.

There are a range of outdoor subscription boxes on the market right now.  We are going to break down the current offerings and help you make the best choice in your adventure subscription box.

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What is an outdoor subscription box?

A subscription box is basically a service with sources and curates a selection of outdoor gear.  Most of the boxes focus on newer brands of outdoor gear or the latest releases from established brands.  Each company will test and curate the best gear for their subscribers.

There are two main types of boxes.  The monthly box and the quarterly box.  Monthly boxes tend to be lower in cost and present a range of mid-cost gear and supplies.  The quarterly boxes (every 3 months) tend to have high-end and larger pieces of gear.

Which type of box is right for you?

It really depends.  Are you like me and just love collecting new and amazing gear? If so subscription boxes are perfect for us.  I love the fact that I don’t drive to REI, spent a couple of hours wanding around the store looking at all sorts of new gear.  Instead, it comes right to my house and I get a box full of near gear to play with.  Let’s face half the fun of new gear is getting to take it outside and play with it.

Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes

** All prices are current as of December 25, 2019.  These are subject to change. Let me know in the comments if the prices have changed.

This post was originally published on February 2, 2019, and was updated on December 25, 2019.

Disclaimer: Some of the items on this list are sponsored. I may have received monetary compensation or a product in exchange for inclusion on this list. Please note, all outdoor monthly boxes on this list have been included because I love them or think they are a good fit for outdoor lovers.

Outdoor Subscription Box Comparison Chart

  • Cairn Monthly Collection
  • Monthly Box
  • Curated Outdoor Full Size Gear
  • 3-6 Items
  • Value: Up to $50
  • $27.45 a month
  • Nomadik
  • Monthly Box
  • Multi-functional Gear
  • 4-7 Items
  • Value: $50 - $70
  • $29.99 a month
  • Cairn Obsidian Collection
  • Quarterly Box
  • Premium Outdoor Gear
  • 5-10 Items
  • Value: Over $300
  • $249.95 per quarter
  • Hiker Crate
  • Monthly Box
  • Premiere gear and healthy snacks
  • 5-9 Items
  • Value: Up to $65
  • $38 a month
  • Isle Box
  • Quaterly Box
  • Hiking Gear
  • 5-7 Items
  • Value: $145 plus
  • $106.25 per quarter

Best Outdoors Subscription Boxes

Here are the top hiking subscription boxes and camping subscription box. These outdoor subscription boxes come full of the newest and latest hiking gear, backpacking supplies, and amazing outdoor adventure gear.  You never know what you are going to get.

Cairn Monthly Collection

Cairn Monthly Collection offers a monthly box full of curated hiking gear.  Each Cairn outdoor subscription box has a value up to $50. Boxes usually contain between 3 and 6 items.  Each box is seasonally themes and the focus is on newly launched products. Products range from apparel to food to emergency medical products.

You can purchase a month to month, 6 month, or 12-month plan

Cost

  • Month to Month – $29.95 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $28.25 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $27.45 per month

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Nomadik

Nomadik is a monthly outdoor subscription box.  Nomadik focuses on new, unique, and multi-functional items. Each box contains up to 7 premium items with up to $70 in value and a monthly outdoor challenge related to the boxes theme. Each piece of gear it tried and tested to ensure it functions well in outdoors. The box’s gear is curated to your interests.

You can purchase a month to month, 6 month, or 12-month plan.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $32.95 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $31.25 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $29.99 per month

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Cairn Obsidian Collection

Cairn Obsidian Collection is a quarterly subscription service.  Each box contains 5 to 10 curated premium outdoor products.  The box will be over $300 in retail value.  These boxes will vary based on size availability and your specified interests. Each item in this box will be new best-in-class gear never overstock or close-out.

You can purchase a quarterly subscription.

Cost

  • 1 quarter – $249.95 per quarter

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Hiker Crate

The Hiker Crate focuses on providing hikers with useful gear, tools, and snacks for their next hiking adventure.  This monthly hiking subscription box contains 2 to 3 pieces of premium hiking gear along with 3-6 healthy snacks.  Each box will be valued up to $65.

You can purchase a month to month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12-month plan.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $35 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $34 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $32.33 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $30 per month

Shipping is $8 per box.

Isle Box

Isle Box is a quarterly outdoor subscription box.  Each quarter (every 3 months), they sent out a box full of seasonal outdoor gear to get you ready for the upcoming season.  Each box has a $145 + value.  It will contain one big-ticket item ($60 -$80 value), 2 auxiliary items ($20 – $40 value each), perishable item ($10 – $20 value) and snack item ($2 – 7$ value).

You can purchase 1 quarter, 2 quarters, or 4 quarters.

Cost

  • 1 Quarter – $125 per quarter
  • 2 Quarters – $110 per quarter
  • 4 Quarters – $106.25 per quarter

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The Hikewize Subscription Box

The Hikewize Subscription Box is a quarterly subscription box for hikers. Each box provides 5-7 full-sized hiking gear and a booklet with National Park tips. Each box has a value of $100-200.

You can purchase a 1 quarter or 4 quarter subscription.

Cost

  • 1 Quarter – $55 per box
  • 4 Quarters – $50 per box

Shipping is Free.

Primal Outpost

Primal Outpost is a monthly outdoor subscription box.  Each month you get at least 5 products to use on your outdoor adventures.  The boxes have an average value of $75.  These boxes are great of hikes, climbers, campers, and hunters.

You can purchase a month to month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12-month plan. The price per box is the same.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $35 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $35 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $35 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $35 per month

Shipping is $4.99 per box.

Steel to Reel Club

Steel to Reel Club is a monthly or quarterly outdoor subscription box. They offer a range of boxes from Level 1: Outdoorsman to the Level 4: Elite Explorer. They provide a variety of gear survival, fishing, hunting, camping, as well as general outdoor supplies.

Level 1: Outdoorsman is a monthly subscription box for outdoorsmen and women with 3-5 items. 3 month or 12-month prepay

Level 2: Outdoorsman plus is a monthly box with 4-7 items which can include exclusive items.

Level 3: Adventurer is a premium monthly experience with 6-12 items including 1-2 high-end pieces of gear.

Level 4: Elite Explore is a quarterly box of 8-15 items including 2-3 high end or custom pieces of gear.

Each plan is month to month plus shipping.

Cost

  • Outdoorsman (Shipping $9 per box)
    • 3 Months Prepay – $38.00 per month
    • 12 Months Prepay – $35.00 per month
  • Outdoorsman Plus (Shipping $9 per box)
    • Month to Month – $59.99 per month
    • 3 Months Prepay – $56.00 per month
    • 6 Months Prepay – $54.00 per month
    • 12 Months Prepay – $48.00 per month
  • Adventurer (Shipping $10 per box)
    • Month to Month – $129.88 per month
    • 6 Months Prepay – $115.00 per month
    • 12 Months Prepay – $95.82 per month
  • Elite Explorer (Shipping $20 per box)
    • 1 Quarter – 399.98 per quarter
    • 4 Quarters Prepay – $325.00 per quarter

Best Outdoor Subscription Box for Women

Wild Women

Wild Women is a monthly outdoor subscription box designed for women.  Each box comes has women-focused outdoor gear, natural body products and inspiration for your next outdoor adventure.  Each box has 4-7 items.

You can purchase a month to month or 3-month subscription.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $37.95 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $37.65 per month

Shipping is $5.95 per box.

Best Outdoor Subscription Box for Kids

THiNK OUTSiDE Box

THiNK OUTSiDE is an outdoor subscription box for kids. Each month, your kid receives a box full of goodies designed to get them outside and away from their screens.  Each box has 3-5 pieces of gear, guides, and challenges for your kid to enjoy.

You can purchase a month to month or 3-month subscription.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $39.95 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $38.00 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $36.50 per month

Shipping is free.

Best Outdoor Subscription Box for RV Enthusiasts

Out of the Box Camping

Out of the Box Camping is a quarterly subscription box for RV owners.  Each box contains between 6-8 items designed to work for any RV enthusiasts.  Items included handcrafted products from local artisans, planning and organizational items, decor, snacks and so much more.

You can purchase a quarter to quarter or 3-month subscription.

Cost

  • Quarter to Quarter – $49.95 per quarter
  • 4 Quarters – $46.25 per quarter

Shipping is free.

Best Adventure Subscription Box

Cache Crate

Cache Crate is designed for the intrepid GeoCacher.  Each month you get a box full of useful products for your next GeoCache adventure.  These boxes are run by Cache Advance.

You can purchase a month to month, 6 month, or 12-month plan.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $19 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $20 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $22 per month

Shipping is free.

PowMau

PowMau is the perfect outdoor adventure subscription box for the board rider in your life.  Each month, PowMau delivers between 3-5 pieces of snow and surf gear and apparel.  Each box has a $60 plus retail value.

You can purchase a month to month, 3 months, or 6-month plan.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $39.99 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $37.00 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $35.00 per month

Shipping is $6 per box.

Outdoor Survival Subscription Box

BattlBox

BattlBox is not your typical subscription box.  They offer a monthly survivalist subscription box. They offer four different types of boxes depending on how much gear and why types of gear you would like.

The Basic Box is full of manuals, emergency supplies, and outdoor gear. The Advanced Box builds on the basic box and adds camping equipment, hiking essentials, and other gear.  The Pro Box add larger gear such as sleeping bags and backpacks.  Pro Plus adds even more gear such as high-end products from Gerber and Kershaw.

Each plan is month to month plus shipping.

Cost

  • Basic – $29.99 per month
  • Advanced – $59.99 per month
  • Pro – $99.99 per month
  • Pro Plus – $149.99 per month

Shipping is $8.95 per box.

Club Tac Box

ClubTac Subscription Box is a monthly survival and tactical gear subscription box. They offer three different box options.

Each box level builds upon the items in the previous level. The standard box has a value of $110-$150 and between 4-6 items. The pro box has a value of $160-$250 and between 5-7 items. The premium box has a value of $300-$415 and between 7-9 items.

Each plan is month to month plus shipping.

Cost

  • Standard – $59.00 per month
  • Pro – $89.00 per month
  • Premium – $149.00 per month

Shipping is $13.95 per box.

Best Hunting Subscription Box

Mountain Hunter

Mountain Hunter is a bit of a wildcard box. The box is focused on gear for the backcountry hunter.  That being a good percentage of the gear is also useful to backcountry hiking. Each box contains between 3-5 items up to $80 in value.  These items range from archery and rifle hunting gear to water filtration to camp gear and game calls.

You can purchase a month to month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12-month plan.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $44.99 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $44.00 per month
  • 6 Months Prepay – $42.00 per month
  • 12 Months Prepay – $41.00 per month

Shipping is $3.99 per box.

Timber Edge Outdoors

Timber Edge Outdoors is a monthly outdoor subscription box.  The box focuses on supporting small outdoor business.  Each box contains 4-6 products that focus on the current season.  The boxes are great for any outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen who likes to hike, camp, fish or hunt.

You can purchase a month to month or 3-month subscription.  The price is the same.

Cost

  • Month to Month – $34.99 per month
  • 3 Months Prepay – $34.99 per month

Shipping is $9 per box.

Jennifer Melroy

    Jennifer has been obsessed with national parks as a child.  This Tennessee native spent her childhood exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traveling with her parents to National Parks and around the Caribbean.  She is always planning her next adventure and is ready to see the world while trying to visit all 59 National Park (*She is ignoring the hunk of concrete that just became a national park).

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