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Birchbox Man Limited Edition Box Review – Summer Ready Box

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanJul 17, 2018 | 4 comments

Birchbox Grooming
3.9 overall rating
47 Ratings | 18 Reviews

Every once in a while, Birchbox Man will offer a Limited Edition collection for purchase. These boxes tend to lean towards high-end items and full-size self-care products. The release for Summer 2018 features 10 items – and they arrived packed into one of the items itself.

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About Birchbox Man Limited Edition Summer Ready Box

The Box: Birchbox Man Limited Edition: Summer Ready Box

The Cost: $52

And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

The Products:

  • Original Penguin Cooler Bag
  • POM Gear Wireless Speaker
  • W&P Cocktail Set
  • Davines SU Hair & Body Wash
  • Jack Black Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45 Oil-Free & Very Water Resistant
  • Oars + Alps Cooling + Cleansing Wipes
  • Pilot Men’s Grooming The Finest Face Cleanser
  • PiperWai Natural Deodorant
  • Wild & Wolf 5-Piece Manicure Set
  • US Playing Cards

Birchbox Man Summer Ready Box Review

The Summer Ready box features 10 items – some full-size and some sample-size. They’re all designed to get you outside and having fun this summer season.

Like all Birchbox shipments, you’ll get an information card that details each item in your box.

Original Penguin Cooler Bag – Value $25

Half of the cost of the box is covered with this cooler from Original Penguin.

The inside is insulated – it seems roomy enough to fit a 6-pack of your favorite beverage.

The outer pocket is also decently roomy to store some suncare items or drink accessories. I love the quality of this bag – it’s not huge, but it feels perfect for a day out to the beach.

POM Gear Wireless Speaker – Value $20

Also perfect for a day out is a Bluetooth wireless speaker!

The design of this is similar to a Beats Pill – just a tad bit larger than the Pill though.

It’s a simple speaker – you’ll charge this up with the supplied USB cable and pair your phone. The sound quality on this isn’t great – if you’re looking for a solid wireless speaker with good low-end, or even just low-end at all, this doesn’t fit the bill.

Wild & Wolf Manicure Grooming Set – Value $18

This little 5 piece grooming kit is one of my favorite items in the box. You’ll get 5 tools to fix up nails and hair on-the-go!

W&P Cocktail Set – Value $15

If you’re looking to shake it up on your day out, pack these mini cocktail mixes in your cooler!

The first cocktail syrup is for making an Old Fashioned – here’s more detail from their website:

Carefully crafted from demerara cane sugar and aromatic bitters, this small-batch syrup is designed to help you mix up a classic Old Fashioned. Simply add ½ oz syrup to 2 oz whiskey and stir. Garnish with fresh orange and enjoy.

The second cocktail syrup is for making a Spicy Margarita – here’s more detail from their website:

Carefully crafted from real lime juice, cane sugar and chili spice, this small-batch syrup is designed to help you mix up a margarita with a kick. Simply add ½ oz syrup to 1 ½ oz tequila and 1 ½ oz water. Stir over ice, garnish with a fresh lime and enjoy.

And finally, the Moscow Mule – here’s more detail from their website:

Carefully crafted from fresh ginger, cane sugar and lime juice, this small-batch syrup is designed to help you mix up a perfect Moscow Mule. Simply add ½ oz syrup to 1 ½ oz vodka and 3 oz seltzer. Stir over ice, garnish with fresh lime and enjoy.

Each bottle is a 1 ounces mini mix – if you like them, they’re available in 8-ounce bottles as well.

Bicycle Playing Cards – Value $8 on Amazon

You’ll get of Robocycle playing cards from Bicycle.

Since these are Bicycle cards, you’ll know what kind of quality to expect – and the designs are just a bit more fun than a regular deck.

Oars + Alps Cooling + Cleansing Wipes – Value $2.30 for both

Now we’re getting into the sample sized items. First – a cleansing and a cleaning wipe from Oars + Alps. I was introduced to these face wipes in subscription boxes over the years, and I honestly have them on hand at home and when I travel!

Jack Black Sun Guard SPF 45 Sunscreen – Value $7.87 based on $21 full-size bottle

The perfect item to keep in your beach cooler pocket is this quick-absorbing, sweat-proof sunscreen. It’s SPF 45 and basically just has that typical sunscreen scent.

Pilot Men’s Grooming Charcoal Cleanser – Value $4.25 based on $14.95 full-size bottle

This is a charcoal/clay facial cleanser/ It’s all-natural and looks to soften your skin.

Davines SU Hair & Body Wash – Value $7.20 based on $24 full-size price

When I travel, I tend to take 2/3 in one shower washes – it’s just easier – so I was happy to get another bottle for a future trip. This hair + body wash has a citrus scent because it’s enriched with Italian citrus extracts. This sample size will be good for a weekend trip, for sure.

Piperwai Natural Deodorant – Value ? – $11.99 full-size version

There is no size listed, so I can’t really price it. I’ve received this deodorant in a box before – it smells really good, but I’ve never found any natural deodorant that I’ve enjoyed.

Verdict: My values add up to about $107 (without the deodorant) – so it hits over double the cost of the box but slightly less than the $120 value they mention on the product page. I thought the curation was pretty spot-on with this summer box, too – I was actually happy not to find sunglasses since I’m never able to wear them!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box? Yes. It’s still available for purchase!

COUPON – Use one of the Gift with Purchase coupons to get a free gift with your box! And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

Check out all of my Birchbox Man reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Men’s Lifestyle Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Birchbox Man profile page.

What do you think of the ‘Summer Ready’ Limited Edition Birchbox Man box?

Birchbox Grooming (formerly Birchbox Man) is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box service. Each box includes a mix of grooming product samples for you to experiment with and figure out if they might work for you. If you do end up liking something, you can resupply with full-size items i... read more.
Eric Cadman
Eric Cadman
Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He's been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Eric Cadman
Eric Cadman
Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He's been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
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4 comments

Brendan

I’ve received this box for two months now. My second box contained three exact duplicates of my first box. Also, only one of the items I received was on their “sampling this month” list. It seems that they just threw a bunch of leftovers from last month in my box. Very disappointing since I was looking forward to this box.

TK

I bought this for my teen son. Everything is good quality. He can use most items and myself or my husband can use the rest. I don’t sub to B.B. anymore but almost always get their Limited Edition boxes.

Also…I was recently in NYC and shopped at BB store. It was fun to browse and try things. I was disappointed in the build your box because the selections were extremely limited but I could have spent hours there looking/trying full size products. So, if you have the opportunity, check it out.

Lindy

I bought this as a Fathers Day gift and it was well received! Unfortunately the speaker broke the second time it was used (as my husband went to plug in the USB cord, the connector fell into the speaker). I did reach out to Birchbox and they are sending a replacement. Always excellent curation as well as customer service!!!! Nicely done!

Lena

These items are appealing, useful and most are gender neutral. I went ahead and bought it based off this post!

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