Welcome to another edition of the Cairn Box monthly reviews, this month’s focus is on “Small & Mighty” (as sometimes, your most valued gear is the smallest) and this month has been curated with that in mind – items that although small are packed with features.
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Cairn Scout Newsletter:
This is Cairn’s monthly newsletter that comes with your subscription, telling you a little more about why they chose these particular products, links to their sites, their Community Feature (every subscriber has the opportunity to have a photo of their adventures included in the newsletter by tagging them on Instagram) and more.
mPOWERD Luci Core: RRP $17.95 USD ($25.98 AUD)
Task light, emergency light, overhead light, Luci Core does it all. With its adjustable arm, you can direct light however you choose for up to 12 hours on a single charge. This rechargeable solar lantern shines wherever you need it, and makes a perfect addition to your StayBag™.
• Adjustable silicone arm
• 40 lumens
• Cool white LEDs
• Portable and lightweight
• Lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge
(see details under “tech specs” below)
• Recharge via solar panel or quick charge via USB
I really loved this solar light, I love how you can use the silicone arm as a stand or to hang the light pretty much anywhere! This would be a great light for hanging in the tent, I’ve used it as a night light for reading (I’m a bit of a book nerd), used it to light up the hallway area in my unit (where lighting is actually limited), even used it for crafting (closet cross stitcher too lol).
There’s four different modes: low, medium, high and flashing (great for emergencies). The light lasts 12hours on low, 7 on medium, 3 on high and 6 on flashing. It takes 13 hours to charge via solar power, however only 1 hour via USB.
You can find out more the mPowerd Luci Core light here (and their other products).
Outdoor Element Fire Escape Carabiner: RRP $24.95 USD ($32.78 AUD)
The Fire Escape is a first-responder inspired evolution of the award-winning Firebiner multitool carabiner.
- EverSpark wheel for easy fire starting
- Replenishable ferro rods to keep on sparking
- Beefy custom seatbelt cutter to easily slice through a seat belt, cord, rope, etc.
- Tungsten carbide-tipped window breaker to help you escape when emergencies arise
- O2 wrench, doubles as a hang slot for your keys, a tinder vial, etc.
- Hex wrench, doubles as a hang slot
- Bottle opener for some pop, fizz happiness
- Lightweight, only 1.6 oz, take it with you wherever you go outdoors
- Stainless steel body for added strength and durability, corrosion resistant, rated for 125 lbs of gear
- Stainless steel wire gate
It is made from super strong stainless steel and is a must-carry for anyone from playground parent to first-responder, for anyone who travels in a vehicle or spends time outdoors … pretty much everyone!
This is such a cool product packed full of so many features! I’ve shared their kickstarter video as it gives a full demonstration of all the varied ways that this multitool can be used in emergencies, as well as in general camping, hiking, and any other outdoor adventure you might find yourself on.
This product is definitely worth it’s weight and will replace several items I already have in my emergency kit, in fact I could probably go another one, attaching it to my keys so I have it on me whenever I should need it – totally understand why it’s been included in this month’s Cairn box as it’s definitely “Small and Mighty”!
To find out more about this product, and other adventure and survival products, check out their website here.
RXBars Vanilla Almond Protein Bars: RRP $2.16 USD ($2.84 AUD)
It’s always hard to include the value of these products they include in the subscription as they’re generally sold in boxes (so correct RRP would be $25.95 USD/$34.10 AUD for a box of 12)
This is the first time that Cairn have partnered with RXBar – I received the Vanilla Almond version. It was quite tasty, great for providing a slow release of energy for hiking etc (and I do love my protein snacks when hiking!)
This isn’t a low calorie snack (it packs 210 calories), so may not be the best for those on a low calorie diet, however it’s gluten free, kosher, non-GMO, protein packed and full of real ingredients.
Honestly, I think this box would still be worth it without the protein snacks (but they do come in handy for hiking/trekking etc), but the value of the boxes is always above what you pay for them.
This month’s retail value came to $45.06 USD ($61.60 AUD), considering the box cost me $41 AUD + shipping and I’m pretty happy with the products curated in this month’s box (I always am truth be told, they’re products that I’ll use).
The box worked well with the theme, both of the products provided are small and mighty, full of great features and will come in handy for any of your outdoor adventures. They’ll definitely add value to your kit!
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Until next time, happy adventures (and stay safe!)