Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription to StrideBox for purposes of this review. No other compensation was received. As always, all opinions are my own.
While exploring new products can be fun and exciting, there is always that hesitation to purchase a full box or a full supply of something new, because you just never know whether or not you will like it, or if it will work out for you. While reading a running magazine over the weekend, I was introduced to a new flavor of one of the energy sources that I rely on during races and long runs. However, I am fearful of wasting money on a full box of this new flavor, in fear that the taste won’t be to my liking.
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) July 9, 2017
That’s where monthly subscription boxes, like StrideBox, come into play. They are a great opportunity to be introduced to new products without having to take the risk of purchasing a full supply of them. StrideBox prides itself on being “the best subscription box for runners.” Each month, subscribers receive a box full of assorted running related items to try, usually including snacks, body/skin care products, running gear/accessories, recipes, and workouts to try out.
This week I received my July StrideBox. This month’s box included:
- The Gluten Free Bar, Oatmeal Raisin Flavor
- Science in Sport Isotonic Energy Gel, Orange Flavor
- Nuun Performance, Blueberry Strawberry Flavor
- Swish Energy Mouth Wash
- Kinesys Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
- Stridebox Essentials Hydration Vessel
- Bodyweight Leg Workout Card
- Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Recipe Card (on the backside of the workout card)
- Motivation Sticker
Last night I opened my box right before my planned strength training workout, and found a great set of lower body exercises listed out on this month’s workout card. I threw my ankle weights on, and after 35 minutes, was feeling the burn.
Some of the positives that I have found with StrideBox include:
- A wide variety of products and brands are included in the boxes
- The opportunity to sample new to me products before purchasing them
- I’m more likely to use the products included in StrideBox as opposed to other subscription boxes that I have previously tried out
- No two month’s boxes are the same
- Each box includes a card with detailed information about the enclosed products, as well as purchasing information
The only negative that I have found is that I cannot log into a StrideBox account to indicate preferences, favorites, etc. to have my boxes customized. StrideBox puts together the same box each month for all of its subscribers.
At only $15 a month, StrideBox is a low risk opportunity to discover new products. Want to give StrideBox a try for yourself? Head over to their website to sign up!
QOTD: Have you ever tried a subscription box? What are your thoughts on them?