Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – May 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 some product literature.
Hand Armor Chalk (2 oz, solid) – Value $2.95
Hand Armor Chalk (4 fl oz, liquid) – Value $8.95
You get to try two different forms of chalk this month, solid and liquid. I always feel like I’m going to make a mess with liquid chalk so I have used the solid more thus far. But lately I have not been wanting to wear my weightlifting gloves when I do kettlebell workouts because it is hot in my basement, so these are both welcome. Both help reduce slipping from sweat.
Exo Sleeve Exo Compression Shorts – Value $48
These are short, short, short. They do fit pretty well but I am not about to model them online for all to see. I love the fabric pattern, that is totally my style. These will be used to work out in my basement where I won’t blind anyone with my pale white legs.
Smashpack Protein in Mixed Berry (5 oz) – Value $3 (buy a 6 pack for $17.99 or a 12 pack for $34.20)
I tend to prefer my protein snacks in bar form. I just can’t quite get on the pouch bandwagon. I will say, the taste and texture of this product don’t remind me of spray cheese the way some other protein pouches do. The flavor is not bad. I would really like to see one of these with chocolate or nut butter flavors and not as much fruit, though. If you don’t like the texture of protein bars, something like this could definitely work for you.
Think Jerky Turkey Jerky in Sriracha Honey (1.5 oz) – Value $4.99 (buy a 5 pack for $24.95)
This is obviously not vegetarian and my husband isn’t into jerky, so I’ll be putting this on the free snacks table at work, where I’m sure it will get snapped up pretty quickly. (This is paleo friendly and made from free range turkey.)
Brain Boss (1.93 fl oz) – Value $2.50 (buy a 12 pack for $29.99)
This has milk thistle in it. (This is a common ingredient in liver support and “detox” products, as well.) If you have a ragweed allergy, you are supposed to avoid milk thistle, so I wasn’t able to try this. This also contains a lot of B vitamins, caffeine, and some herbal ingredients that are supposed to provide cognitive support.
Dirty Bird Energy Soap (5 oz) – Value $5.99
The package was kind of hard to open, but I do like this soap a lot. It has an invigorating, minty smell and it does a good job of getting me clean after a workout. I feel like the packaging is designed to appeal more to men, but then it must be difficult to find a personal care product that will appeal to all subscribers. This one works for me.
Caffeine and Kilos Carabiner Clip – Value $1?
Caffeine and Kilos Decal – Value $1?
At first, I was confused as to why these were in the box when there was no other Caffeine and Kilos merchandise. But after reading the information booklet, in men’s boxes, a Caffeine and Kilos t-shirt was included (instead of the shorts seen here). So these are just little promotional extras.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $78.38 for the May Gainz Box. That is more than double the cost of the box plus shipping. I really felt like there were a lot of items in the box this month, and that they were useful for people who like to do several different types of workouts (i.e., you don’t absolutely have to be into CrossFit to get something out of this box, although CrossFit enthusiasts will definitely find a lot to like). If you are considering a subscription, I’d say this was a fairly representative month for Gainz box in terms of the types of items and values. Please note, they do not cater to dietary restrictions at this time, and you are likely to sometimes get jerky and/or other non-vegetarian items.
What did you think of the May Gainz Box?