StrideBox Review

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.

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.

I opened up this month’s StrideBox right before my planned strength training workout last night, and found a great lower body workout on this month’s workout card. I added my ankle weights, 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?

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30 Responses to StrideBox Review

  1. I think my sister use to get stride box. She stopped it once she moved though. So how were those ginger ale bloks?

  2. kookyrunner says:

    I am also a subscriber to StrideBox and I love it! IT’s the only subscription service I have used where I’ve find all of the products to be valuable every month. I love when I get the monthly box – it feels like Christmas 🙂

  3. It’s always fun to test out new products without having to commit. I love those Cliff Shot blocks but have not tried the ginger ale

  4. Rachel says:

    I love StrideBox. My only issue is I have so much stuff and not enough time to try it all! But it’s ready when I need it. 🙂

  5. MCM Mama says:

    I love how low the price is! That’s a pretty low risk box.

  6. SuzLyfe says:

    Energy mouth wash? That’s a new one!

  7. Wendy says:

    I like that this box is just for runners! Looks fun!

  8. thefauxrunner says:

    I almost subscribed to stride box, but decided not to go with that especially after I shifted my nutrition from gels and choose to other more natural and real food, but I know friends who get them and they love the stride box

  9. I’ve never done any subscription boxes…..I’m always skeptical if I can’t choose the items and if everyone gets the exact same thing.

  10. NoSanchez says:

    Cool that you got to try one for free!! I use to subscribe to them and I was never disappointed. I stopped my subscription on because I realized I kept getting more samples but never really trying any out. I’m the worse when it comes to using free samples. So definitely not for me but would be good for those wanting to try different products.

  11. MB Jackson says:

    I LOVEto try new boxes and can you believe I have not tried this one! Looks tempting!

  12. Lesley says:

    I was sent a whole box of the ginger ale chews, but I haven’t tried them yet. I don’t feel like I need energy chews training for a 10k. If you’d like, I could send you a couple sleeves of the chews if you want to try them.

  13. tonee78 says:

    Looks like an awesome box, I definitely want to give them a try!

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