Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Gainz Box is a monthly box of fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, snacks, and more. Gainz Box is a veteran-owned business and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that support U.S. veterans.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Gainz for Women, $32 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Gainz Box
The Cost: $32 + $6 shipping on a month-to-month basis, save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: Women or Men’s apparel (in your size), equipment, snacks and supplements, and other fitness items. (Gain[z] Box markets to a CrossFit audience, but I do not think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to enjoy this box – many of the items are suitable for general fitness enthusiasts!) They promise a $75 value in every box.
Ships to: U.S.
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The box came with a full color fold-out information card featuring some of the items from the box in action. I think the posing is often kind of cheesy but I also think it shows people who have a sense of humor and a fun attitude. There was also, as usual, some product literature. This month, the information card also profiled CrossFit athlete Josh Bridges.
Xendurance Clean Water Bottle – Value $7.49
This is BPA free, which is my preference. Also, you can open the top and bottom for cleaning. But there’s a silicone o-ring in the bottom so you don’t get leaking. Apparently it is also dishwasher safe, but removing the bottom is still useful, because sometimes the dishwasher doesn’t get everything out of water bottles. This is a little smaller than my usual preference (I typically go for 32 ounce bottles during workouts and this only has a 20 ounce capacity) but I can see it being handy while doing yard work or something.
Whenever I get protein powders, I put them in my morning smoothies, even though this is a recovery drink and there isn’t much recovery to do after my morning kundalini yoga sessions. This is supplemented with BCAAs and vitamins B6, B12, and D. I think the chocolate flavor works well with my other smoothie ingredients and I rather like that it is just called “chocolate” instead of some of the silly names other companies give their chocolate flavors.
Kill Cliff Blood Orange Clean Recovery and Hydration Drink (12 fl oz) – Value $3 (get a 4 pack for $11.99 or 24 pack for $58.99 on Kill Cliff)
I have had this before and I like it. It has 15 calories and I tend to think of it more as “citrus” than “blood orange,” specifically. It is sugar free and contains energizing compounds like ginger and ginseng root extracts, plus electrolytes and vitamins. Also I am happy to get something from Kill Cliff that is not cold brew coffee (since I am not a coffee drinker).
“Kill the Quit” Tank from Kill Cliff – Value $24.99
I think this color may be exclusive to Gainz Box, but the style I’ve linked to is the same. This was a little bit big for me when I tried it on but hopefully I can start getting shirts in XS in the future. (I was size S when I started reviewing this box.) I can still wear it on light cardio days, though (I just don’t like loose fabric when I am swinging kettlebells and such). (Men received a tee with the same saying.)
Adhesive Mustache – Value $1?
This was included in the box as a nod to Josh Bridges. It is apparent from the information booklet that he is serious about his mustache. I think this is a lighthearted and fun inclusion and if I can determine that the adhesive won’t pull out any hairs, this will probably end up on a cat at some point…
Gainz Box Jump Rope – Listed Value $25
This is one of the speed jump ropes that are popular in CrossFit (but you don’t have to be into CrossFit to use them). You can adjust the rope length by moving the handles, which is great for me because I’m only 5’5” (but this rope would definitely work for someone taller as well). This is pretty similar to several other ropes of this type I have tried and I am equally as unskilled in using it. I suppose that means I have a goal to work towards!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $63.61 for the March Gainz Box. That is a great value that is considerably above the month-to-month price of the box plus shipping. I think the mix of gear, edibles, and clothing is pretty well-balanced and is a good indication of what you would receive in a typical month. Although this box is targeted towards CrossFit enthusiasts, the items are all usable by general fitness enthusiasts as well. For some reason, I really like the athlete profiles, as well (it’s not always male athletes, either!), and the quirkiness of the posing in the booklet and/or inclusion of items like the mustache.
What did you think of the March Gainz Box?