Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 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. This month features curator Demi Bagby. I really like how Gainz Box features both male and female athletes and how they show that women can be strong and fit, too.
This box had a $50 off card for Ice Age Meals. However, you have to spend $110 of your own money to be able to use it, so I did not include the value of this in my overall total. There is pretty much nothing on their site I can eat anyway since I am vegetarian and vegetarian/Paleo just don’t mix well.
Country Archer Beef Jerky (1.5 oz) – Value $2.92? (buy a pack of 12 for $35)
There’s usually at least one food item in Gainz Box. It is sometimes vegetarian and sometimes not. This month it is clearly not. I put this on the “free snacks” table at work and it disappeared quickly, so I guess it appeals to a fair number of people out there. This is made from 100% grass-fed beef.
Fitspi Shorts –Value $33
These are super short. They fit pretty well and don’t constrict my movement at all. The pattern is definitely cute (and coordinates with the other clothing items) and these have pockets in case you want to keep your keys or phone or something with you while you work out. I feel they are more of a summer item, for what it’s worth.
Pineapple Socks – Value $15
I like how these coordinate with the shorts. I would wear them at other times, too, just because. They allegedly have a unisex fit, according to the Fitspi site. I wear a women’s size 7 and they are just right for my feet.
Fitspi Tank – Listed Value $25
This is a fun accompaniment to the socks and shorts. I like that the shoulder area is a bit wider than other tanks, just for variety. This exact item wasn’t on the Fitspi site when I was writing this review but the value from the information booklet is consistent with other Fitspi tanks. It is a cotton/polyester/spandex blend and is a little large on me (but Gainz Box doesn’t offer an XS sizing option). It will be comfortable for summer cardio, though!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $76 for the September Gainz Box. (If you would use the Ice Age Meals card, you’d have a value of over $125.) I don’t think I have ever seen coordinating workout clothes in a standard fitness box (as opposed to an active wear styling subscription), so that was fun. You will see a lot of Fitspi garments in this subscription, but all the ones I’ve gotten so far have been high quality and have held up to multiple washings, and I see no reason why these would be any different. Overall, I think this was a solid box, though maybe a little different from the normal curation.
What did you think of the September Gainz Box?