BuffBoxx is a fitness subscription box for men or women. All products are premium and name brand, and a portion of each box sold goes to charity (you can choose one of the several charities at sign-up).
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 Women's BuffBoxx, $49.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BuffBoxx
The Cost: Women’s or Men’s Pro BuffBoxx for $49.99/month or Women’s or Men’s BuffBoxx Lite for $29.99/month (Lite box does not include Reebok apparel; regular box does); add a Buffboxx shirt for an additional $19.99
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 15% off your first Pro box (MSA15) or save 15% off your first Lite box (MSA15LITE)!
CODE: MSA15 or MSA15LITE
The Products: workout apparel (in the regular box), snacks, gym accessories, and a workout
Ships to: U.S. (free)
BuffBoxx January 2018 Review
BuffBoxx has stopped providing information cards, possibly because there is some customization based on clothing size, dietary restrictions, etc.:
Under Armour Play Up 2.0 Shorts – Retail Value $24.99
If you get the regular BuffBoxx, you’ll receive a piece of Under Armour apparel. This month, it was these shorts. These fit me and allow freedom of movement, but they are way too short for me to feel comfortable modeling on the internet. Luckily, I work out in my basement in a room with only one high-up window that no one can see in through. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, these can go into the workout clothing rotation (my basement has a temperature in the 50s right now so long pants are the only option for me).
Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bar in Waffle – Retail Value $1.99
These show up in fitness subscription boxes from time to time. What I like about them is they have about half the calories of a regular protein bar (110 versus 200 or more, in some cases). The waffle flavor is more of a maple flavor, which is fine. These are vegetarian but not vegan (they have dairy ingredients). I find them to be very chewy, but to have a different texture from other protein bars (like a dense, dense Rice Krispie treat, sort of).
Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bar in Chocolate – Retail Value $1.99
Here is the chocolate version of the above. The flavor is about what you’d expect. (Here, I think the cinnamon ones that we did not get in this box are actually my favorites, but these are not bad.)
Swish 4 Energy (12 mL x 2) – Buy a 6 Pack for $10.99
This is an “energy mouth rinse.” I have received it in several other fitness subscription boxes so I have tried it before. This product is a little weird for me since you don’t swallow it, to be honest, but I am going to put these in my desk at work because some afternoons, I just need a bit of a pick-me-up and it does work (or at least it seems to).
Kaizen Naturals Whey Protein in Vanilla Bean (32g) – Estimated Value $1
This product appears to be Canadian and not available for sale in the US. It blended well into a smoothie (I started making smoothies to use all the protein powders from fitness boxes…). Oddly, it had very little flavor and it added very little thickness to the smoothie. If you are looking for something along those lines, you could always try to order from Canada, but there are a lot of similar products available in the US that are probably going to be a better deal.
Bodylogix Natural Isolate in Vanilla Bean (29g) – Buy 2 Pounds for $42.01
This is a whey protein isolate sourced from grass-fed cows. It is non-GMO and gluten-free, and it doesn’t have artificial colors or flavors or sweeteners. So, I strongly recommend putting this into something like a smoothie with a little natural sweetness from fruit or something. I don’t think I could drink this on its own.
Anyway, it blended well (whey always does; that’s why it’s my favorite type of protein powder) and didn’t overpower my other smoothie ingredients.
Bodylogix Natural Isolate in Decadent Chocolate (30g) – Buy 4 Pounds for $63.60
This is the chocolate version of the above product. I like this one more than the vanilla, but I am a chocolate fiend.
Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein Powder in Decadent Chocolate – Buy a 10 Pack for $15.99
This packaging seems to be old, but Bodylogix offers this same product in different packaging. (They sell through Amazon but don’t have their own e-commerce site.) This blended into a smoothie well and the chocolate flavor was great. I like that you can buy individual servings instead of a massive tub, too.
Bodylogix Shaker Cup – Estimated Value $5
This isn’t in the first photo because it was hiding in the box. How can something this large hide in a subscription box? Well, Buffboxx typically comes chock full of Styrofoam peanuts, and if something is white or translucent like this is, it is easy to miss.
Anyway, Bodylogix doesn’t sell these separately so I estimated the value based on other shaker cups available on Amazon. It doesn’t have much in the way of bells and whistles but it is functional. I took it to work because I have a drink mix there that doesn’t take well to just stirring. It’s a simple item but a useful one!
Lifeline Power Up Chin Up – Retail Value $19.99
This is something I have not received in a fitness subscription box before, and I can definitely see some situations where it would be useful, especially for travel. (I have two different chin-up bars at home, but they’re definitely not portable.) You can slide these over a standard width door, then close the door, and do some bodyweight exercises with your upper body. (You can position them at different widths to work different muscles, too.)
These seem less damaging than some of the other non-permanent, over-the-door chin-up options since they are padded. They also don’t take up much room. I am not recovered to the point after my hysterectomy to attempt chin-ups yet (I’m still only lifting a maximum of 10 pounds during strength-training workouts, maybe a little more in other activities) but I look forward to giving these a try in a few months.
There was a brochure with tips for use and installation inside the box, as well.
Mystery Promotional Item
There’s always one piece of promotional merchandise with the BuffBoxx logo as a fun extra. They’ve never repeated items. I’m not entirely sure what this is, but think it could be a reel for holding earbuds so your cord doesn’t get tangled.
Verdict: I didn’t calculate a value for BuffBoxx this month because there were a lot of samples and small items, including a few values I had to estimate. The two high ticket items (chin up grips and shorts) had a total value of about $45 and the box costs $49.99, but the protein powder samples, protein bars, and cup most likely have a combined retail value of $10-12 or even a little more, so you are getting your money’s worth. Plus, everything was useful to me and all the consumables were vegetarian this month, which is important to me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box. There is a lot of customization with Buffboxx, so in a given month, someone else’s box contents might not match mine.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.99. The two “hero” items together totaled $45, which leaves about $5 to be split among the remaining items (of which there are either 8 or 9, depending on if you count the Swish 4 Energy as one item or two, and not counting the Buffboxx promotional merchandise).
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