Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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.
Hoo-Rag Half Hoo – Value $9.95
At first, I didn’t understand how to use this, but my husband and I puzzled over it for a bit and duh, it is a circular strip of fabric (see below). Various ways are listed in the information booklet for using it but I wore it folded over as a headband during a workout to keep those hairs out of my face that are too short for a ponytail. It was effective and will go into the rotation (I switch off every now and then so I can wash the ones I have used). I think this is an exclusive design so I’ve linked to the general page for this item, where everything is priced the same.
Here is how the band opens.
Fitspi Premium Versa Women’s Leggings – Value $60
I got really excited when I saw that the apparel this month was leggings. I work out every single day and I only do laundry once a week, so I need leggings, but I am having to get rid of my old ones because they don’t fit well anymore, and new ones are expensive. Anyway, these were the highlight of the box for me. I did an Insanity workout and a kettlebell workout last night and ran on my treadmill for a few minutes in these. They fit really well and were great for all of those activities. They do have some pockets so you can take along ID or your phone although I work out at home and don’t have a smartphone so I didn’t test out the pockets. (Men received a pair of shorts instead.)
Zest Tea in Cinnamon Apple, Blue Lady, Earl Grey, and Pomegranate Mojito (1 bag each) – Total Value $3.19 (get a package of 16 sachets for $12.75)
These are highly caffeinated teas. I drank a few of them at work today and I do think they kept me alert and on task at a time when I really hadn’t gotten enough sleep. Blue Lady was kind of fruity and tropical and the others tasted about like what you would expect based on the descriptions.
Vicia Almond Noir Energy Bar – Value $3 (buy a box of 12 bars for $36)
These are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and non-GMO if any of those are important to you. (They do have tree nuts.) I have had these several times before and I like them but they are honestly a bit expensive to eat all the time. (They are also a little higher in sugar, at 15 grams per bar, than I prefer in a bar.) Still, I’m not going to complain if one comes in a subscription box!
Viter Energy Caffeine Mints in Wintergreen – Value $4.99 (buy a 6-pack for $19.99)
This is the season of Viter Energy, I guess. This is the third or fourth time I’ve received these since last month. My husband doesn’t care for them because they have a bit of an aftertaste (they are sweetened with sorbitol and xylitol), but I don’t notice this so much. (Xylitol may help with dental hygiene but is toxic for dogs.) Each one has a little less than half a cup of coffee’s caffeine and some B vitamins. I like to keep some in my desk drawer at work for afternoon lulls.
Kinx Deep Cleansing Wipes – Value $8
I think these were included with the idea that you could use them to freshen up after a workout if you didn’t have a chance to wash your face. But, I really needed makeup remover wipes (I keep looking in my stash and grabbing either something dried up and old or lotion wipes, neither of which is any good for removing makeup). And these worked at least as well as any I’ve tried from Pacifica or Yes To or Burt’s Bees. (I just use them on eyes and lips, not the full face.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $89 for the April Gainz Box. Not only is that an amazing value, ut in terms of the actual contents, this is probably my favorite Gainz Box ever since I started reviewing this subscription. I could eat all the snacks, I really needed the leggings (plus they fit great) and the wipes, and I’ll use the headband at least a couple of times a week.
What did you think of the April Gainz Box?