Battlbox is a monthly tactical, survival, and outdoor gear subscription box. Each delivery includes a variety of high-quality survival, outdoor, hiking, camping, tactical or EDC scenario gear loosely built around a theme. Members can expect to save approximately 50% compared to retail, as well as additional perks. The first box ships depending on the order date: ordering before the 3rd of the month ensures delivery by the 15th of the same month while ordering after the 3rd ensures delivery before the 15th of the following month.
This box for survival enthusiasts offers four subscription packages, only available for monthly subscriptions at this time.
All customers receive a welcome box at the selected level before receiving the following month’s theme box.
Regardless of the level of box purchased, each subscription package is designed around a theme. Past themes have included “Self-Defense,” “Home and Wild Fire Protection,” and “Nuclear Biological Chemical.”
The basic box is available starting at $24.99 (the current basic welcome box is valued at over $50.00). It includes 4-7 full-size items (not samples). These may include the following:
Members are not able to customize their boxes, but can easily upgrade to the next level if desired and can view the current welcome box on the website before placing their first order.
In the advanced box, members receive 6-10 items, including 2-3 high-value items such as:
The advanced welcome box is $49.99 and currently valued at over $95.00. Members will still find hand-selected, full-size items in this box.
The pro box is available monthly starting at $99.99 (the current pro welcome box is valued at over $180) and includes 7-11 items included in the advanced box, as well as 2-3 of the following high-value items:
The current pro welcome box includes a bug out bag that retails at $69.99 and a fish trap that retails at $14.99, as well as seven other items valued between $4.95 and $29.95.
The largest box available, the pro starts at $149.99 and includes everything in the Pro box, as well as a KOTM (Knife of the Month) from brands such as:
This box is valued at over $330.00, which means value across the boxes stays fairly consistent. It largely comes down to how many items the member would like to receive at the same high discount.
You can also purchase a box to give someone as a gift. To do so, you simply use the recipient's shipping information, then log back in and cancel your subscription.
The company makes a wide variety of gear available for individual sale on its website. Also, members can purchase past boxes (referred to as “Missions”) in limited supply in a shop available only to active subscribers. Once you are subscribed and logged in to the website, you will be able to shop.
Battlebox receives a tremendous amount of glowing reviews, with over 800 reviews on TrustPilot and a five-star excellence rating of 92%.
Again and again, members and gift-givers written in to commend the company for its excellent customer service. People point out that even when the company doesn’t get it right, it maintains excellent communication.
There are a small handful of one-star reviews, but considering the large volume of four- and especially five-star reviews, those seem to be one-offs and not the norm. The company does not appear to comment on all negative reviews, but has replied to all least one.
Members report loving the product’s value and being delighted by the different themes every month, and some even claim that this subscription box service is much better than many others they’ve tried.
BB charges additional for shipping and uses USPS Priority/First Class Mail or UPS Ground/SurePost for the US or Canada Post for shipping to Canada.
As mentioned earlier, members must purchase by the 3rd each month to receive their box by the 15th of the same month. Otherwise, members will receive their box by the 15th of the next month.
There is one way to contact this company--via email. You can use the following addresses, depending on your need:
If you wish to cancel your subscription, here are the steps:
Your next box must be canceled before its renewal on the 15th. Otherwise you will receive a box the following month.
BattlBox was created by Daniel Dabbs in February 2015. After a successful career at the helm of another business, he determined this previous business was not meeting his family’s needs. Working with a partner, Dabbs took advantage of his deep love of gear and did extensive market research before launching.
Dabbs’ pre-launch was a tremendous success, and the company has since grown exponentially, citing a tremendous focus on its customer as its secret weapon.
From the beginning, it was very important to Dabbs that every product he and the company shipped was full-size. Many subscription box services find success using sample sizes because it keeps margins down, but Dabbs wanted his customers to be able to use the items right out of the box, and not have to guy buy them and spend more.
Dabbs and his partners have also built a whole community and culture around BattlBox, including an active forum and a regular live podcast.
You can watch Daniel live host his BattlBox Man Stuff podcast here:
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