GQ Best Stuff Box Subscription Box Review – Winter 2018
The GQ Best Stuff Box is a quarterly subscription from GQ magazine that features products that the editors have tested and love. Each box is promised to be valued at over $200.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About GQ Best Stuff Box
The Subscription Box: GQ Best Stuff Box
The Cost: $49.99 + free shipping
The Products: “The GQ BEST STUFF BOX is a quarterly subscription box featuring the things we love—rigorously tested and loved by GQ editors. It includes our favorite electronics, grooming products, and accessories—every box valued at over $200 each”
Ships to: US
GQ Best Stuff Box Winter 2018 Review
The first delivery from GQ featured 9 items with some sporty earbuds as the hero item.
You’ll get information on each product in the box on this sheet – including a listed value.
JLab Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds – Value $100
One thing to quickly note- these are the Epic Sport line and not the Epic2 line as listed on the information sheet – either way, the value is the same.
These are meant to be a minimal earbud that will stay in place while you’re active.
The earbuds fit into your ear while the little harness wraps around your ear. I actually found the piece that wraps around your ear to be a bit of a mismatch for my ear, and caused it to pull the earbud out from time to time – there really isn’t much you can do to fix that either – I was hoping it was a bit bendable, but it is not.
You’ll get a number of accessories to charge and change the size of your earbuds.
And a case to take it on-the-go. Soundwise, it was so-so – not the best, but not the worst I’ve tested.
Nice Laundry Tech Varsity Crew Socks – Value $8.33 for one pair
Next, you’ll get one pair of socks from Nice Laundry.
While these are on the basic side graphically, they are super comfortable – and a great price for a 6-pack. Typically, I see pairs of socks like this retail around $12 a pair – so the $50 6-pack is a decent deal!
Jason Markk Essential Kit – Value $16
Combine the solution with the brush to get your white shoes clean again – it’s enough to do 100 pairs of shoes.
Gillette Fusion5 Razor – Value $10
The first of two razors from Gillette is the Fusion5 razor. It’s just the razor – no refill or anything like that.
Gillette3 Razor – Value $8
This one was marked as a bonus on the information card – this Gillette razor also comes with a refill.
Baxter of California Bear Line-Up Shave Gel – Value $18
To go with your two new razors, you’ll get some shaving gel from Baxter of California. I haven’t shaved my beard fully down for about a decade, so I haven’t tested this – but it uses aloe vera and eucalyptus oil to protect and soothe during and after shaving.
Rudy’s Matte Pomade – Value $22
The next item is another self-care item, this time for your hair.
This is a paste with medium hold and a matte finish. If I did use hair gel of any kind, I think I’d always lean towards the matte finish.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura – Value $4.93 based on the 6-ounce price per ounce
You’ll get this small bottle of cologne to try out. It’s a classic Italian cologne with floral accents of jasmine.
Dove Men+Care Elements Dry Spray – Value $5.49
The final item is the item that I use on a daily basis and love! It’s a simple Dove spray antiperspirant.
Verdict: My values bring this box to around $194 with the bonus razor – it’s close to $200, but does fall short of that $200 value guarantee – and still a fantastic value for $50. The card values were very accurate with what was online, maybe they fell a bit short on the value of the cologne. Either way, I thought this was a decent box – with half of the value falling into the headphones, you’ll have to really like or need those to get a good chunk of value out of this. I’ve grown to love the Men’s Health Box which has a similar concept at a higher price point, so I’m still very curious about the next delivery.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? I believe so – they are still listing it as the current box. The FAQ also notes: “The specific box you receive will depend on the date you signed up and how that corresponds with the shipping deadlines of the quarterly boxes. You may contact customer service at: 1-800-999-6536 for the specifics.”
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