We have generally enjoyed Nomadik over the last few months, but this month's box has led my husband and I to cancel our subscription. The December 2018 box was hyped up by the company and valued at $70. My husband was super excited to receive the box because of all the hype....however, what we received was a box of three items that cannot possibly equal $70 in value: a beanie, a pair of compression socks, and an electric hand-warmer. The hand-warmer: weird and kind of silly, also similar to the solar power-bank received in a recent box. The socks: plain, boring, not really "outdoorsy." The hat: A complete joke, made out of cheap acrylic and looks/feels like it could have been bought at the dollar store (and calling it a "turbo" hat doesn't make it seem any nicer, Nomaidk).This box is infuriatingly cheap and sparse. It's repulsive that Nomadik is proud of this "holiday" box. We will be cancelling the subscription ASAP!!
I ordered the Holiday Box very early in December as a gift for my brother. He lives out of state and would be home for Christmas (leaving that night) which I thought would be fine seeing as how The Nomadik guaranteed delivery before Christmas on this box. When it never showed up I reached out to them and got a response telling me that I live far away from their HQ, so they can't do anything about it. This is ridiculous, and after reading other reviews of what came in the box, I think I'm glad it didn't show up so I can get him something that is actually useful. I wanted to give this a shot, but definitely going with Cairn from now on
My husband had been looking forward to his Nomadik box because I had been hyping it up since I changed his monthly subscription to Nomadik from Sprezzabox. And what did he get?! A flimsy beanie, a pair of socks and a hand warmer?! Seriously?! Not even a welcome note or holiday message. Your company didn’t even do the barest minimum you are required. Such a disappointment.
Was supposed to get the upgraded holiday box. After waiting all month for one of my husbands presents, it came today! Socks, a hat, and a hand warmer. Is this it? No note, no description of anything, just this sad hat socks and hand warmer. Of all the sub boxes I’ve boughf or given, this one truly sucks. I’m embarrassed to give it.
This was a gift for my father, I planned on giving him 3 months of gifts. Well... not only was I charged $38 without being notified but my signed up subscription price was less than $30 - an $8 price hike without any notification to me is very much unacceptable. Second, the items he received were almost an embarrassment. The box is supposed to have UP TO 7 items, I realize it probably wouldn't have this many but come on.. only 3 items where in his box totalling $34. That is pretty much what people are paying for this service not considering the price hike to $38! That is actually you guys stealing money from your customers at that point. When I emailed customer service I received the most generic reply ever and the person didn't address ANY of my issues or concerns. I am cancelling this subscription and won't be recommending CrateJoy to anyone. This is a scam, just like all the other negative reviews suggest. STAY AWAY!
I love looking forward to the fun box themes, it's super useful because I get gear for actual activities I do while camping. The first box I got was Camp Kitchen 2.0. I got a nice knife from MoraKniv, mini backpack spatula from GSI, grandpa's firefork from Light my fire (this is by far my favorite item, it clips onto any stick you find and lets you roast whatever you want over the fire!), collapsible cup from Human Gear and a breakfast skillet meal from Mountain House. I have to say I'm seriously impressed!
I love this subscription, although i would not recommend keeping it consistent for the 18mo that i have. there have been some really unique and cool items to add to my backpacking kit, kayaking kits, and great new food items to try and use for the outdoors. some of the items have been a little repetative and the pricing has gone from $31 to $37 without any notification. when i reached out to find out why, i was informed that the increase was due to UPS/Delivery costs. for me, i think the best option would be to buy in quarterly. i am quite full on flashlights and pocket items.
I have been a Nomadik subscriber for over 6 months now and I have to say this is by far the best outdoor gear subscription box. I love the ever changing themes and useful products. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and have found every product useful that i have received. Especially the technu!!
My BF is the type that "has everything," he got his box last month and was blown away by the unique and fun gadgets he got, and all of them were from top-notch brands. I've got products from Mizu, Grand Trunk and RX Bar before in my subscription. I'm going to gift more of these during the holidays for sure because it's so easy.
I've been subscribing to Nomadik for a few months now. While most of the products are really useful (or things I wouldn't have purchased myself but ended up enjoying), August's box was utterly useless. The only thing in it that I found remotely useful was the almond butter. Everything else made me feel like I just wasted my money since I already had better versions. When I reached out to customer service, they did respond and fufil the iron clad guarantee, but only for one item rather than the two I told them I was disappointed with. Hoping September's kitchen box will make up for this one.