The much anticipated Beginner Box is now available to order! Many of you have been asking what exactly comes in the Beginner Box. Say no more. Below is a detailed outline of the products that will be coming in the Beginner Box along with explanations as to why you need these items when starting out. […]
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My first hiking experience was a daunting one. A four day, three night adventure laid in front of me, far away from the luxuries I had been accustomed to. What if I forgot something? Items as simple as bug spray could prove to be a disastrous and uncomfortable experience. I had spent the better part of a year gathering all the materials, waiting for items to go on sale, reading reviews, and wondering if there really was space for an item in my pack. In this post we’ll outline the ways a Beginner Box could save you time, money and worry for your first trip.
Gear isn’t cheap; a quick look into any hiking magazine will provide you enough sticker shock to scare you straight back to the couch (for a nice Netflix session.) Sure, you could go to Walmart for a sleeping bag but they will be big and bulky. On the trail every added pound to your pack feels like ten times the weight.
All the costs of each piece of critical hiking gear can quickly add up. You can wait for each individual item to go on sale (most items don’t go on sale at the same time.) Waiting and checking for these sales can be tedious and time consuming, and sometimes can even possibly take up to a year. Ain’t nobody got time for that, especially when you want to hit those trails now! With our Beginner Box, we get outstanding deals from manufacturers. By bundling all the gear together, we can pass on most of the savings to you.
For example, you get invited on a hiking trip in a month or two, it’s your first overnight hiking trip so you need to get all the gear that covers your own needs. You’ll need to search for all the right gear in a limited time frame. Thing is, you don’t want cheap hiking gear that won’t last or, worse yet, fail you on the trail. You then start looking at all the different sleeping bags. You want something small, warm, and light, so you start looking at hundreds of options each with several reviews that have conflicting opinions, opinions and ratings. Quickly you’re overwhelmed by just that one item. You still have ten more absolutely necessary items to find. You have work and friends to hang out with, and you need to be ready in a month…
Enter the Beginner Box. Your box would save you hours and hours of reading one-star reviews from people who bought a 50 degree bag expecting it to keep them warm in 30 degree weather. Let us put tried and true products in your pack, perfect for beginners and ready to hit the trail next month, and the month after, and the month after that.
One of the biggest fears about being miles away from cell service and civilization is not being prepared. There are things you will completely forget about until it comes time to use them (maybe even a couple days into your trip.) Trial and error is a good way to figure out what NOT to bring, but is a terrible way to figure out what to bring. If you bring a water filter and forget a backup, you will be screwed seven ways to Sunday when your only option fails for some rare reason. Alleviate these nightmares and let us give you that backcountry sleep you’ve been dreaming of!
We provide most of the large essentials, and for those things that we don’t include we provide a handy checklist of the MUST HAVE essentials (we also explain where you can find all the things we feel are optional). Don’t be stuck up a creek without a figurative paddle. With our Beginner Box you’ll sleep soundly with the raccoons and deer. All of this with the comfort of knowing you are prepared to take on most of what nature has to throw at you.
The Beginner Box has more benefits than what can be described here. Better yet, if you are going to buy all your gear anyway why not get it all at once, and save some MAJOR cash while you’re at it? Your wallet and your worrying mind will thank you later.
Curious as to what exact items will be in our Beginner Box? Keep posted to the blog to find out!
Quite simply, this box is for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors.
That might seem like a cop-out, but it’s true! Now, there are some people that this box might not be suited for, but they probably live in a tarp in the middle of the Adirondacks with no contact to the outside world, so we couldn’t reach them anyway. To answer this question, we are providing three examples of people who would definitely enjoy a subscription to Isle Box. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but you may be reminded of yourself or someone you know.
Cait likes to stay in shape and get some fresh air by walking around her neighborhood. Sometimes, she will wander off to her local state park and walk a few miles on the trails, but other than that, the outdoors seems pretty far off. Camping and longer hikes seem like chores, and gathering all the necessary supplies would be a headache. Cait wants to venture out into the wild, but doesn’t really know where to start.
Well that’s where we come in! Isle Box would be perfect for Cait. Along with tips included in the Box and a good starter guide, she will eventually be prepared for an overnighter and some hiking. She might receive a headlamp to help her navigate the darkness of night, some durable wool socks to help keep her feet dry and warm on a longer hike, and some firestarter to mitigate the time it takes to start a fire. Cait will be loving her local campground in no time!
Eric loves to camp. He probably gets out three to five times per year, camping with his friends and family. He has most of the essentials: a sleeping bag, a tent, and all of the gear to keep himself warm. He has yet to take a hike over multiple nights, but is very interested in doing so. He still might commit some errors by wearing cotton on his trips, being unprepared for a surprise thunderstorm, and not being adequately packed for dipping temperatures.
With proper education and supplementation from Isle Box, Eric could easily be out and about on those trails in no time. His subscription to Isle Box might provide a polyester soft-shell to help keep him warm and dry in case of colder temperatures and precipitation.
Irene has pictures of her adventures posted all over Facebook – voyages to the tops of mountains, overnighters in the Grand Canyon, and trips to secluded spots in the middle of the woods are just some of the places depicted in her photos. Patagonia and North Face are always on her wishlist and are regularly part of her daily wardrobe. She would love to explore new brands and new gear, but doesn’t really know where to start. REI is overwhelming, as the huge store offers so many different products and brands.
Isle Box is ten steps ahead of her! With a subscription, she’ll get the latest up-and-coming brands, as well as experimental gear that may not have even hit the shelves yet. She’ll be the first to test out some of the best gear out there, which could turn into new favorites and recommendations for her equally outdoorsy friends.
As we’ve shown, this box will fit anyone’s outdoor lifestyle. Curated by outdoor enthusiasts and experts, it will not lack originality or variety. Isle Box will, however, provide great gear that will definitely improve that next outdoor trip that you’ve been waiting to take. If you are still on the fence, just try out a box and see for yourself! You (or your friend) will be ordering the Season Pass in no time.