Ellie Subscription Box Review – January 2017
Updated: April 8th, 2019
This subscription box now offers a lower priced option – $39.95 for 3 items: a sports bra, a top, and a bottom. After receiving this for a few months, I prefer the cheaper option since I don’t need too many workout accessories. And it’s been doing well over the years – it was just voted as one of the Best Fitness Subscription Boxes and one of the Best Women’s Clothing Subscription Boxes in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards!
Ellie is back! And it’s now a workout wear + gear subscription!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
I’m not sure what’s going on with the free water bottle mentioned on the inside of the lid. When I placed my order for this subscription, the free water bottle automatically appeared in the cart, but it didn’t show up with my box. (I just emailed them to ask if the water bottle is shipping separately. I’ll update this post when I hear back!)
The Subscription Box: Ellie
The Cost: $49.95
The Products: “Every month you’ll receive 5 amazing items for your active lifestyle. Your usual box can include a sports bra, a top, leggings or capris, a jacket, accessories (a tote maybe), and a piece of equipment.”
Marika Zuma Tee – Retail Value $38 (On Sale for $26.99)
This moisture-wicking PWR-TEK fabric is super lightweight and thin – perfect for when you want a barely-there layer. It also has mesh venting in the back:
The fit is somewhat loose, but it’s still cut to have some shape to it. (As far as sizing goes, I am between a Medium and Large in Fabletics. I usually go with a Medium in Fabletics tops, and I picked large for Ellie, and this top fits me well and isn’t too tight.)
Marika Back in Gear Framed Legging – Value $50?
These leggings are 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex.
I usually stick to black/dark grey leggings, so these are a good compromise for getting me to try out patterns – the print is only on the front!
And these leggings have a pocket for keys/cash on the inside waistband. These are comfortable, and pretty light in terms of compression.
Marika Jamie Seamless Sport Bra – Retail Value $40 (On Sale for $24.99)
(92% Polyester, 8% Spandex)
This bra is awesome! It’s super comfortable and supportive and it has a hook and eye closure to customize the fit:
And it has removable cups:
I think I will buy a few more of these bras while they are on sale. It’s not often I find a medium/high impact sports bra that is also really comfortable!
Now, onto the accessories!
Balance Collection Massage Stick – Value $15?
(I couldn’t find this exact item online, so I’m estimating the value based on similar items.)
I really like this tool! It’s supposed to help increase circulation and reduce muscle soreness. (Plus the pink colors is fun!)
Marika Fitness Bands – Value $15?
(I couldn’t find this product online, so I’m estimating value again.)
This set includes light, medium, and strong resistance bands:
(Bands are latex-free, too.)
If you have any Youtube resistance band workout videos you recommend, let me know!
Drawstring Bag – Value $2?
And lastly, this box came with a drawstring bag. Not super exciting, but good if you’re looking for a gym bag that’s small and light.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $134 (that’s using the sale prices of the Marika products.) I think that’s a great value for a $50 workout clothing subscription, and I like the accessories they included, too. I also appreciate that all the clothing items came from Marika. The whole outfit feels coordinated and looks cute. (At only $49.95 for the whole box, I was worried the items might be from all over the place and more “closeout” clearance items.)
Also – I love the rose gold box!
What do you think of the January Ellie Box?