Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – February 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
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.
The information booklet says that 20 subscribers get a neoprene knee sleeve. I was not one of the lucky winners, but that’s OK – I just bought a pair.
Caveman Coffee Nitro Hibiscus Cold Brewed Tea (16 fl oz) – Value $5
This is stimulant-free and sugar-free. My husband and I shared the can last night and we both liked it. I’m not sure what purpose the nitrogen serves since nitrogen is an inert gas, but the flavor was pleasant and not too tart.
Gainz Box Shaker Cup – Listed Value $15
You’ll get various Gainz-branded water bottles, shaker cups, etc. I actually don’t mind getting more shaker cups because they’re usually not really dishwasher safe and they get gunky after a while. I tried this with some pre-workout powder last night and it seemed to mix things pretty well.
WOD Gear Tee and Socks – Listed Value $36
These items are not for sale on the WOD Gear site so I have taken the value from the information card (they are not listed separately). I wore both for my workout last night. The shirt is super soft and is my favorite type of shirt to exercise in (and it is my favorite color) although it is just a little bit too big for me (seems this brand doesn’t offer XS, which would be perfect). It will still work for cardio, though. The socks were also just a little big (I wear a women’s size 7 shoe) although they stayed in place when I had Nike cross-trainers on over them.
WOD Welder Hand Cream (2 oz) – Value $12.95
I have received this item before as part of a kit in another fitness subscription box. This has allantoin, which I know from K-beauty is used to soothe rough skin (allantoin is in a lot of sheet masks). It also has lanolin (so it is not vegan) and peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils (so it made my hands a bit tingly; I seem to be a little sensitive to menthol). This did not make my hands greasy. I think I like the jar better than a squeeze bottle, too – easier to get every last little bit of product out!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $68.95 for the February Gainz Box. That is more than $30 over the cost of the box plus shipping, so even if you feel that the info booklet values for some items are inflated, I think you are still getting more value than what you paid for the box. I know I will wear the shirt a lot and everything in the box was useful not just for CrossFit participants and athletes, but people interested in fitness in general.
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