Ellie Fitness Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you’ll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools. They include a gorgeous metallic shipping envelope if there’s anything you’d like to return, plus an invoice listing all the goodies you got.
You can now choose between a three-item box or a five-item box. This is a review of the five-item box, which is $49.95 per month.
In addition to our box, we offer styles for 70% of their retail price to supplement your box. You can order them after you receive your box!
If you choose to skip the month, you’ll still be given the option to nab certain add-on items. We’ll show off those items, too!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Ellie
The Cost: $39.95 a month for 3 items or $49.95 a month for 5 items. Free shipping within the Continental US. $6.99 shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.
The Products: A top, bra, and bottom. The 5 item box will also include two fitness accessories.
Good to Know: Ellie offers subscribers the option to nab exclusive “add-on” items after they receive that month’s box. Even if you choose to skip a month of the subscription, you’ll still have the chance to nab certain add-on items.
Ships to: The US only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
First, let’s check out the outfit that comes in the box itself!
Arctic Asymmetrical Jacket, Size Medium – Value $56.00
This (92% polyester, 8% spandex) jacket is so comfy, and it looks great. It’s exactly the kind of thing I need come fall—it’s not super warm, which makes it great for shielding me from the chilly air when I’m out for a jog or for layering over tees and long-sleeve tops on those in-between weather days. The smooth wicking fabric creates a sleek silhouette, and I love the functional and fun details, like the thumbholes and cowl-like neckline.
Sleet Legging, Size Large – Value $24.95 (Retail Value $60.00)
I’ll definitely wear these comfy leggings because functionally, they’re fab. The waistband is wide, which means it fits really comfortably over my hips. The fabric (92% polyester, 8% spandex) is smooth and thin, but on the inside, it’s fleece-lined and warm. But on a superficial level, these leggings aren’t doing my body any favors. There’s something about where the black section of the leggings widens from just above my knees and up thighs makes me look and feel a little less sleek and superhero-ish than other legging styles have.
Champ Tee, Size Medium – Value $38.00
This (90% polyester, 10% spandex/elastane) top is super stretchy and smooth. The wicking fabric is accented by mulberry-purple vented panels and open shoulders that help keep it from feeling stuffy. I’m not a big fan of scoop necklines, but the rest of the top is so practical and comfortable, that it’ll make a good addition to my workout-wear rotation.
Yoga Mat Towel – Value $18.97 (Retail Value $25.00)
I’ve been eager to get back to Bikram, and if there’s one thing you need in a Bikram class, it’s a towel! This 72″ x 24″ gray towel is made from 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, which makes it soft but also somewhat sticky. The fiber has a clinginess to it that should keep me from sliding all over it, even when it’s sweaty.
Zip Pouch – Value $8.00?
I couldn’t find this pouch online anywhere, but it’s a pretty straightforward canvas pouch that can be used for toiletries, makeup, or anything else you might want to stow in your gym bag. The golden lip print is a little sassy for my style, but I bet there are folks who would love that glamorous little accent!
Now let’s check out some of the add-ons for the month…
Bally Short Sleeve Mesh Back Wicking Top, Size Medium – Retail Value $55.00, Ellie Cost $24.99
This short-sleeve top feels super cool, with its mesh back and cowl neckline. I sort of wish it had sleeves, but I do like the freedom it gives my arms. (I can always throw it on over a long-sleeved top, too.) I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing a dance fitness class with some friends of mine, and I feel like this top, worn over a supportive bra, would be perfect for that kind of activity. It’s loose, wicking (82% polyester, 12% spandex), and looks super cool!
Balance Collection Harmony Pullover, Size Medium – Retail Value $68.00, Ellie Cost $24.99
I love this pullover! It’s a little oversized and not very thick, so it’s the kind of carefree thing I can easily toss on during savasana, before a brisk walk around the neighborhood, or before cuddling up on the couch at night. It’s made from a polyester/rayon/spandex blend that feels smooth and soft. The back has a vented panel that helps it from feeling too stuffy, too. It might not be the most fashionable piece, but it sure is practical!
Bally Mesh Back Top, Size Medium – Retail Value $55.00, Ellie Cost $17.99
This top wasn’t the most flattering on me (again, I’m not a huge fan of scoop necklines), but I like the mesh detail and the smooth, super-thin wicking fabric (93% polyester, 7% spandex). Because the fit sits a bit closer to the body, I could see this being great for a cold morning run or my outdoor workout class, where I want to be comfortable temperature-wise and be able to check in on my form/not get twisted up in fabric.
Balance Collection Zephyr Crystalize Leggings, Size Large – Retail Value $60.00, Ellie Cost $19.99
I am so sad that these (90% polyester, 10% spandex, “Coolmax”-lined) leggings really didn’t fit me very well. They’re great through the hips, and I love the fact that the black fabric feels more like a comfy knit than a sleek, smooth, wicking fabric. But the mesh panels around the knees ended up pinching in on my legs in a way that looks pretty awkward. The placement of the panels and the way they’re shaped also makes my shorter legs look wide and even shorter than they are. I’m not really the type to pick my appearance apart like this, but I can’t ignore that these just look a little odd on me. That said, I think they’d look really cool on someone with a straighter silhouette. And I like that they match with the purple-accented pieces I got in the actual Ellie box.
Marika Gray Heather Short-Sleeve Top, Size Medium – Retail Value $45.00, Ellie Cost $17.99
This top is so pretty! It’s 100% polyester, so it’s lightweight and smooth, despite the heathered pattern. I really love the neckline and the way the cap sleeves are loose around my arms. This is the kind of top I could wear to the studio or with jeans on the weekend!
Now let’s check out the options for folks who skip the month.
Zobha Muscle Tank, Size Medium – Retail Value $55.00, Ellie Cost $17.99
It’s semi-sheer and has a really cute, subtle twinkle to it. Apart from the little metal “Zobha” tag on the back of the neck, you can’t really tell this is a workout look, so I would totally pair this with jeans, too.
Marika Heather Black and White Leggings, Size Large – Value $25.00
This item wasn’t listed on Ellie’s site when I checked, so I noted the value that I found online for them. This is another pair of leggings that just didn’t work for me aesthetically. I love the color palette, but the way the panels slice across my legs, I feel like they make me look a little shorter than usual. These are 92% polyester and 8% spandex, and the fabric has an awesome fuzzy, fleece-like lining that will keep my legs warm during chilly runs. So they’d serve me well on cold days—I just don’t know if I’m loving the look that much on me.
Verdict: While the styles weren’t the most flattering for my body type, everything was really lovely quality and perfect for the season. I loved the cozy details, like the thumb holes on the jacket and the fuzzy lining inside some of the leggings. The add-ons were pretty cool, too. I thought it was great that everything coordinated so that these pieces could make as many outfits as possible. I do wish the leggings, in particular, looked a little better on my shorter silhouette, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t look awesome on other body types!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes!
Coupon – Use code JUST4U to save 25% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The five-item box costs $56.94 after shipping, and I calculated that I received at least $145.92 of value inside. That means this box saved me about 61%, and that the approximate amount I paid for each item is:
- Jacket – $21.85
- Leggings – $9.74
- Top – $14.83
- Towel – $7.40
- Pouch – $3.12
The add-on items are priced between 50-70% off, with most costing 60% less than retail.
What do you think of the October Ellie Box?