The theme for July was all about hydration. It was a fun coincidence because How to Hydrate While Hiking had just posted to this site, so it seemed like a fitting topic. Well, also because it’s still freakin’ hot outside in Texas right now. So get excited to see what the Cairn Unbox for July 2020 revealed. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the video!
If you’ve ever held on to a water bottle for a while then you’ll know that over time things just start to build up in them.
Or how about your hydration bladder. Notice that the discoloration that starts to happen over time?
The HydraPak’s Bottle Bright, according to Cairn, gives you “a natural, biodegradable, grime-fighting cleaning tablet that takes your toughest-to-clean bottles to task. Easy-to-use and ultra-efficient, Bottle Bright tablets dissolve in water creating tiny, effervescent bubbles that power through stubborn stains and odors, taking your favorite bottles and beverage containers from “ewww!” to “oooh!” in only a matter of minutes, no scrubbing, rubbing or sponging required!”
With Buoy Easy Squeezy electrolytes you can stay hydrated on-the-go with this, ahem, easy to carry option that helps you control your levels of replenishment.
It helps add those necessary vitamins and minerals to the water that you may have already, or need to source out on the trail, and the 0 sugar, 0 calories help limit unnecessary sugars.
There is a salinity flavor to this, so if you’re used to those sweeter squeeze brands, this is not it. It will take some getting used to as you use it. Buoy does make other flavors though, so keep that in mind.
It is with high hopes that if you’re reading this you’re moving towards a more sustainable way of carrying around drinking water. Gone are the days where we should feel the need to crack open a new plastic water bottle every time we’re thirsty.
With the Aspen Bottle from EcoVessel you can do just that.
The TriMax technology keeps hot drinks hot, and cold drinks cold, and this 16 oz. size is a perfect amount, but also sized right to fit in your cup holder. I was delighted with the small detail around that bottle that created a bit of grip on the bottle itself, and speaking of grip, the silicon pad on the bottom helped keep it rested in place. You can check out Cairn’s full review of the bottle here.
The Cairn Subscription box for July 2020 was great because it hit all angles of hydration. Cleaning, holding and added hydration. The tablets have already been used on my hydration bladder to great success. The build up was slightly extensive, so I may need to give it one more go, but for something like a cup or water bottle you shouldn’t need too many tries.
Like posted above, the Buoy flavor wasn’t really my favorite at first, but if you really need that sweeter flavor you can add this to any beverage for added electrolytes. And with its size it’s good to just throw in your back for any moments where you may need it.
The EcoVessel was a great bottle, but as I have plenty this was a surprise giveaway to a fellow Trailhead on the Facebook page. Engaging with the posts there win you fun prizes! Give the page a follow won’t ya?
YouTube video Cairn July 2020
Check out the full Cairn July 2020 recap video below:
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This post is sponsored by Cairn. They send my a monthly box for a review, but note all opinions are my own.