Limited Edition: Birchbox Man + Cool Hunting Summer Collection

If your summer essentials haven’t changed since college, it’s time for a paradigm shift—and no one understands “bigger and better” like the gang at Cool Hunting. To celebrate the season, we asked their team of tastemakers to assemble this all-star roster, packed with cult finds and offbeat upgrades befitting a modern pathfinder. No matter how high the temperatures rise, the dog days of summer never felt so cool.

Limited Edition: Birchbox Man + Cool Hunting Summer Collection
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Underwhelming
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This kit isn't terrible, and if you cash in some points, it may just be worth it.

To start, I've not yet used the face wipes or the balm, as I'm saving those for my August vacation.

The soap smells great, but cannot yet attest to its cleaning power.

The watch is ok. All plastic body, so it's not a show-stopped looks-wise. Couple that with its three complementing colors, and you'll have a tough time wearing it with anything other than swim trunks. That said, it's not a shabby watch for the beach, especially when you don't want your phone to get sandy/ wet.

The blanket is a big letdown. I purchased this prior to BB putting the size measurements on the product page. It's tiny. Like, beach towel tiny. As a 6' man, this thing only comes to my shoulders, and is barely wider than my body. This blanket isn't the kind of "let me take my SO to the beach and we'll sprawl out" blanket you're probably looking for. The construction is alright though, but the top threads look like they'll come apart over time, as there's no hem or anything to keep them in.

As for the duffle, it's a mixed bag (no pun intended). While tiny (22 inches long), I like that it comes with an attached pouch for storing the pack (so it stuff into itself, so to speak). That pouch then serves an an interior pocket for knickknacks and such.

Lastly, I am not a coffee drinker, so I cannot tell you anything about the cold-brew coffee. I will give that to my SO, who can write a review down the line on that product's page.

In closing, I don't think I'd be happy at full price, but i can't complain after cashing in some long-held points. YMMV, though.

Happy travels!

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This box is okay
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I really like the portable duffle bag but it is very small. The blanket is big enough for one person to sit on it and is great for bringing to the beach. The solar watch looks really cheap. The rest of the goodies are great samples.

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Overall awesome box
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Got this as my winning the Happy Hour Box contest and I could not be happier. A great conglomeration of fun products!

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cool but not manly
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I really liked this box, but my male roommate and I agreed it wasn't very manly especially the bag. But since I bought it for me I was super happy. The bag is cute and well made the coffee tin is retro looking and goes with my kitchen décor (haven't tried the coffee yet but it has great reviews). The watch is cool and I will use it camping or something. And I love the blanket that is really why I got this one, and it was totally worth it! The blanket is very well made and super soft.

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Mostly Good
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I was really excited for package because of the variety. I ended up really liking the bag and the blanket for my trips to the beach. The soap is a nice change and has a very masculine scent. The wipes are nice to have in my car when I'm having a long day and need to refresh. That being said the coffee just wasn't to my taste but I'm not a huge cold coffee guy and I really didn't like the watch. I wear a nice watch normally and if I'm on vacation or roughing it somewhere, I don't wear a watch. I gave it to my younger cousin in high school and he really likes it. I feel like it was a great value even if some of the products didn't work out.

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Cool Hunting Summer
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Wow, great limited edition box! The coffee pouches were a huge hit, I used them all up in about a week! The watch has now become my go-to weekend watch. The other products I have yet to use, but such quality for such a deal!

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Points well spent
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Defiantly a bunch of quality and cool stuff here. I would say the products are almost worth double what you would pay. Total win!

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Pretty neat.
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The stuff in the package was actually pretty awesome. I really like the pattern on the duffel, and the face wipes and balm are really nice. The soap smells AWESOME.

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awesome SUMMER upgrades

Love this box.

Have given it as a gift to two people and it's been SO well received. The Herschel bag is awesome for travel as it is packable and the print is unforgettable. Huge fan of the face wipes when you're traveling.

The towel is great and the colors are just as vibrant as the photo shows. The watch is my favorite of the whole thing. Solar powered and great to bring on holiday when you might want to leave your more valuable one at home. I also like the plain black version from this brand that is in the shop!

Winning box all around and an awesome value.

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Nice beach kit
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So far I am loving the watch and the duffel bag the most. I have yet to use the soap or the face balm and I didn't receive the wipes for some reason. I'm excited to use the iced coffee. The blanket is big enough and I already used it on a recent beach trip, but I'm afraid to wash it because it is already unraveling at the ends.

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