The Best Gear Subscriptions
Upstart companies are offering to ship customers primo boxes of hand-selected outdoor tool and toys
It can be hard to stay on top of all the new gear. That's why these five companies do if for you by organizing boxes of the best stuff and shipping it straight to your house.
$35 per month
KinderBox casts a wide net with its minimum five monthly products, from EDC knives to shave cream to beer coozies. And since no case contains two items from the same category, you won’t get stuck with a pile of jerky.
The Verdict: A well-rounded pick for do-it-all outdoorsmen.
$75 per quarter
All the gear in one BivySak box would cost up to $120 if you bought everything separately. The company starts with a premium item like a Salomon Trail 20 pack and builds around it with offerings like a Nalgene bottle and hand warmers.
The Verdict: Hardcore, quality gear on the cheap.
$49 per month
The Feed appeals to athletes at their core—the stomach. With six packages fit to individual sports, these boxes contain calories to keep you moving. If you’re the hands-on type, pick out each item for a custom delivery.
The Verdict: Fuel for breaking out of your energy-bar rut.
$45 per month, $125 per season
Isle Box scouts the best brands that you won’t yet find in stores. But it also teams up with trusted companies like Cascade Designs and Princeton Tec to deliver high-end goods like an MSR Responder Snow Science and Rescue shovel.
The Verdict: The perfect mix of classic and cutting-edge.
$59 per month
Serebox sends packages focused on different aspects of survival—food, fire, shelter, water, and self-defense. The offerings, like a waterproof first-aid kit, aren’t flashy; they’re simply what you might need to make it through the next snowpocalypse.
The Verdict: Loaded with practical disaster tools.