Birchbox Man Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box for men.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month every Birchbox Man box included a bonus Virtual Reality Viewer.
The Subscription Box: Birchbox Man
The Cost: $20 a month ($16.25 a month with annual subscription)
The Products: Men’s grooming and lifestyle products.
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Birchbox Man + River Virtual Reality Viewer – Value $10
FYI – if you subscribe by August 10th, you will get an August box, with the bonus Virtual Reality Viewer.
It works with most smartphones (we had to adjust it a bit to fit an iPhone 6 Plus).
Here are the instructions for putting it together:
And you’ll need to download the free River VR app to go with it.
My husband Eric and I just tried it – and I didn’t realize how awesome it would be! We just did the wave and the travel videos. (Also – it’s just fun watching someone else try it too!)
Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo – 1 oz? Value $2
Hanz de Fuko Natural Conditioner – .5 oz? Value $1
Neither of these items have sizes listed, so I’m estimating on size/value. I love that this line is both paraben and sulfate free. The scent isn’t too masculine either – I may be keeping these!
Mayron’s Goods Junk Stuff – 1 oz Value $6
Just in case the name of this product left any questions, they also included the description on the tube “Stuff for your junk, junk for your stuff.” According to Birchbox, this can also be used for treating eczema, bug bites, and even sunburn.
Baxter of California Hydro Salve Hand Cream – 1 oz Value $6.80
This is another item I am tempted to keep for myself! I really like the formula – it’s very moisturizing, and a little lighter than most other hand salves I’ve tried.
FYI – this box should have included one more sample, but the Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum was missing from the box. (In my experience Birchbox has great customer service, so I don’t anticipate any issues getting the sample/or some type of points refund).
Coalatree Nomad Backpack – Value $29.99
This was our sample pick for August. (I love that Birchbox Man now lets you pick your lifestyle item in the box – it makes the $20 a month cost much less risky!)
The design of this pack is very slick. It fits in the tiny zip up pack when not in use, and when it is unzipped into a backpack, that zip up pack becomes an interior pocket.
Verdict: I think this is one of the best Birchbox Man boxes we’ve received in a while. The Virtual Reality headset was such a fun bonus item, the sample sizes are generous, and the backpack is a really useful item. The value of this box is about $56 (not counting the missing Supergoop! serum).
What do you think of the August Birchbox Man box? Have you tried the Virtual Reality viewer yet?