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BattlBox Review

In modern times, we're far less equipped in terms of skills and gear to manages less savory situations than a difficult day at the office. When it comes to field, survival and tactical gear, most of us are generally poorly prepared for emergencies, especially in the great outdoors. The Battlbox subscription service caters to those who want carefully curated items for such occasions, whether accidental or not. From firestarters to fixed blade survival knives, you can be sure each box will be a surprise.

With expertly curated tactical gear and EDC items, these subscription boxes aren't just cool…

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What is Battlbox?

Battlbox is a survival and outdoor gear subscription service. Hardcore survivalists and preppers will love the expert curation and range of products Battlbox has to offer.

Each Battlbox is based on a theme, or Mission, and is filled with gear to help you survive and thrive. With Missions ranging from Repair Anything to Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Response, Battlbox is out to help subscribers be prepared when life takes unexpected turns.

BattlBox PRO Package

Some of the products are immediately useful… things like daypacks, hydration kits, and knives. But Battlbox is also one of the few subscription boxes that have items you'll hope you never have to use, but you'll be glad to have in an emergency.

In addition to typical survival and outdoor gear, Battlbox frequently includes accessories for firearms.

One of the things to really like about Battlbox is the four subscription options. This way, you get to decide how much to spend based on how much gear you crave. Here's a full breakdown of the different options and their prices further down in our Battlbox review.


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Unboxing Battlbox

Exotac FireSleeve Lighter

The large white cardboard box is inviting with its big Battlbox gladiator helmet logo and corresponding lettering. For an introductory box, it's quite a haul in terms of the quality and the amount of gear. Not having looked at the details of the contents online prior to receiving it, the Welcome Box 1.2 and everything inside was a pleasant surprise, especially for someone who enjoys survival and tactical gear, having come from a law enforcement background. The contents are well-packed, with shredded brown paper packing material to cushion everything properly. It came with all the items listed below, inclusive of every tier's items in this seriously impressive package.

Pro+ Mission 1.2

  • Speed Cinch Tent Stakes (set of 4): more than your basic tent stakes, these are heavy duty and allow easy tie-in with tent or tarp ropes.
  • Murphy's Mosquito Sticks pack: made with natural repellent and no DEET. Each one burns for approximately two hours.
  • Exotac Fire Sleeve (Bic lighter not included): start a fire anytime, anywhere with this convenient kit.
  • Zippo Campfire Starter: a hockey puck-sized disc of cedar that burns even when wet.
BattlBox PRO Plus Package
  • Light My Fire Camp Spork: this Swedish-made triple utensil has a fork, spoon, and knife built in without any moving parts.
  • Self-Reliance Outfitters Mini Inferno: These small discs provide 5-7 minutes of flame when hit with a spark. Good for lighting up quickly.
  • Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent: hours of protection against mosquitoes, gnats, flies and chiggers and more effective than DEET.
  • Camp Stove Set (alcohol stove plus cook pot and lid/fry pan): the only thing missing is the food.
  • Battlbox Single-person Tent w/Mosquito Net and Rain Fly: roomy, easy to set up and well made. Great military tan color choice, too.
  • Gerber LMF II Infantry Survival Knife, with leg sheath: one of the best fixed-blade knives out there for the money. Brilliant addition of well-made leg sheath.


First of all, there's no contract. You pay monthly, and you get shipped the current box every month. You can cancel at any time. They make it convenient and easy to sign up with virtually no buyer's remorse. Subscribers can even skip a month if they don't want the current box or would prefer to take a short break. You don't even have to call them. You can manage your account online. Costs are:

  • Basic: $29.99/month + shipping and handling
  • Advanced: $49.99/month + shipping and handling
  • Pro: $99.99/month + shipping and handling
  • Pro Plus: $149.99/month + shipping and handling

How to Subscribe

BattlBox Welcome Box 1.2

It's all based on cost, and the BattlBox subscription sign-up is simple. Just choose the type of subscription level you'd like and enter your payment information. Your Welcome Box will be your first package. If you subscribe before 8:00 pm Eastern time on the 3rd of the month, your BattlBox will ship by the 9th of the same month, and should arrive by 15th. If you subscribe after the 8:00 pm cutoff on the 3rd of the month, your box will ship the next month before the 9th. Again, you can cancel, skip, upgrade or downgrade at any time. You can even send a box as a gift should you so choose.

Managing Your Subscription

You can cancel your subscription by logging in and clicking "cancel subscription" on the bottom of the screen. You can change your subscription to a different type of box by going into the same settings page after logging in. You can even skip a box without cancelling on that same page.

Is Battlbox Worth It?

If tactics, survival and the outdoors are your thing, this box is absolutely worth it. For most men, it's probably not worth spending the money, especially at the higher levels. But that's also where you get the best gear like the Knife of the Month. The more expensive items are likely to get unlikely customers into the survivalist and outdoor lifestyle. The fact that Battlbox does a fantastic job of selecting high-quality items means they're serious about what they do. We can't imagine that the profits are going through the roof because the packaging, the selection and the excellent subscription management flexibility are all above par. If you're looking to create or to build your survival/outdoors gear repertoire, Battlbox is one of the best. The fact that every box (except your Welcome Box) is a surprise is also part of the appeal. If it were our choice, we'd opt for the Pro Plus subscription and simply skip now and then in order to keep costs low.

Pros vs Cons of Battlbox

BattlBox Boxes Items

Ultimately, the choice to subscribe is yours, but this list of pros and cons helps you make an informed decision. Read through and decide how important each of these factors is for you.


  • Online Store – Reorder items you love as a gift for a friend, or find the best items you missed from earlier boxes.
  • Mission Card – With equipment this technical it's good to have a guide. Each Battlbox comes with a Mission Card with an explanation for piece of gear.
  • Skip Anytime – A Battlbox subscription can get pricey, especially at the higher levels. You can skip a box anytime to help offset the cost.
BattlBox Mission Card


  • Shipping – Unlike many services that offer a flat rate (or totally free shipping), the cost of shipping with Battlbox depends on where you live so it varies from one subscriber to another.
  • Value at Lower Tiers – Battlbox's Basic subscription comes with 3-7 items whose total price is certainly greater than the $24.99 subscription price, but the premium gear is only available at higher levels.
  • Variable Boxes – Even though the themed boxes are a delight, some Missions are so niche they are bound to be used only under special circumstances.
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3 Things To Love About the Battlbox

Battlbox is one of the biggest subscription boxes in the outdoor industry, and that kind of thing doesn't happen on accident. These outdoorsmen are doing some pretty cool stuff.

Product Videos

Survival gear is no good if you don't know how to use it. Battlbox wants you to be prepared for anything, so with each Mission, they release a series of videos explaining each product and demonstrating how to use it.

BattlBox Video

New Brands and Industry Favorites

Survival equipment needs to work every time, and the best survival brands develop some pretty loyal followers. That's why you'll find items from Gerber, Kershaw, Backpacker's Pantry, Hyrdapak, and more in your Battlbox.

But that's not to say that there aren't new brands doing amazing things in the outdoor industry. The curators at Battlbox know how to find great new brands you may never have heard of… and they even have their own line of Battlbox products.

Themed Boxes

What's nice about Battlbox is the monthly themes, aka Missions. Each month's Battlbox is meant to equip you for a particular scenario or help you build a certain skill, and all the items within relate to that box's Mission.

Take Mission 42 for example, the Tracking Box. There's a full breakdown of each product further down in this Battlbox review that shows how every item at every subscription level is geared towards teaching you tracking and outfitting you with the gear you need.

BattlBox Mission 42 Pro Plus Tracking Box

2 Things Not to Love about Battlbox

Experienced survivalists are able to take in their surroundings and quickly analyze the problems they're facing.

Just like in a survival scenario, you would want to have all the information you need to make the best decisions.


Recent studies show that women spend billions of dollars on outdoor and active gear every year, and are increasingly becoming active outside.

Unfortunately, Battlbox is excluding itself from the women market. The home page proudly proclaims that this is "not your girlfriend's box".

BattlBox Outdoor Gear


Another drawback found with Battlbox was the usability of some of their items. Of course, the majority of the items fall into the EDC category or have various practical uses, but there are a few others that are reserved for special situations which you do not expect to happen often.