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Ellie Fitness Subscription Box “Think Pink” Review + Coupon – October 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyOct 18, 2018 | 12 comments

ellie october think pink fitness clothing review

3.2 overall rating
56 Ratings | 22 Reviews

Ellie is a workout wear + gear subscription! Each month you'll receive a complete outfit and some additional workout accessories/tools.

ellie october think pink unboxing

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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

ellie october think pink unboxing and review

About Ellie Fitness Subscription Box

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: Each month, you'll pick from three fully styled fitness outfit, including items like a top, a bra, and a bottom. Choose the 3-item box to just get clothes, or get the 5-item box to also receive 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

Ellie October 2018 Fitness Outfit Review

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Here are the outfits Ellie offered this month. You can choose which outfit you'd like to receive (or opt to skip the month entirely) by the 4th of the month, or just let Ellie pick for you. I decided on the Think Pink outfit for this month. I'm not a huge fan of hot pink, but the leggings look very cool, so I decided to give it a go!

ellie october think pink invoice

Here's my invoice for everything I received.

ellie october think pink fitness outfit

And here's my full outfit! (Yep, that headband came with it as part of the five-item box!)

ellie october think pink hot pink pullover shirt

ellie october think pink hoodie

ellie october think pink hot pink pullover

Faded Hoodie

Ellie calls this "Faded Hoodie", but in my opinion, there's nothing faded about it! It's brighter-than-bright pink with a soft, jersey t-shirt quality to it. The sides have vented panels for increased breathability and a hood for chilly days. I don't find it terribly flattering, but I do think it's awfully comfortable, both for cold-weather jogs and snuggly Saturday mornings.

ellie october think pink sheer panel leggings

ellie october think pink black mesh panels

Slash Leggings

As I mentioned earlier, these leggings are why I signed up for this outfit. Lucky for me, they didn't disappoint! I found them really comfy (I'm a size 10-12 in jeans, and this size large was a great fit for me), though they don't stay put on my hips quite as well as other fitness subscription box styles I've tried. I LOVE the mesh panels, though. They provide plenty of breathability while, let's face it, looking pretty dang cool. I recently started doing roller derby (I know, right?!), and I feel all the more like a tough, superhero athlete when I'm wearing rad leggings like these ones on the rink!

ellie october think pink pink sports bra

ellie october think pink sports bra back

Lily Sports Bra

Va-va-voom, am I right? This bra is definitely one of the sexier sports bras I've owned, thanks to its plunging shape and strappy details. It's surprisingly comfy and provides a decent amount of support, though I'd probably wear a tee or tank over it if I was going to the gym. But that's just me!

ellie october think pink black headband

ellie october think pink warm headband for runners

ellie october think pink warm ear cover headband

ellie october think pink headband

Solid Stretch Headband

I don't think it's the cutest look in the world, but wow is this headband going to come in handy! Headbands rarely like to stay put on my head but this wide style seems to hold tight. It's just snug enough that I'm not worried about the wind freezing my ears, but I'm also not uncomfortably warm.

ellie october think pink reflective band

ellie october think pink pink reflector for runners

ellie october think pink arm reflector

Reflective Snap Armband

I don't do a ton of night running, but if you do, it's a good idea to have a reflective something-or-other on your person. That said, I'm not sold on this "snap" armband. The design is literally like a snap bracelet—there's a stiff plastic strip inside the main body of the band that snaps into a coil. There's also a Velcro strap that wraps around that coil for extra security. Problem is, that snap bracelet feature is only really handy if you wear the armband on your wrist. As you can see in the photo, it's doing a fair bit of digging into my arm pudge, which is... less than comfortable. And it's not really something you can adjust. (The end of the snap bracelet wants to curl in as much as it can, and if it's reaching around something too wide, it's just going to start digging!) Using it on my wrist isn't bad, but it's less easy to see. When I run, I usually have my hands/wrists tucked up in front of me, meaning only people coming towards me from the front would see my reflector. If it could live on my upper arm, folks behind me AND in front of me could see it.

Verdict: I found the clothing in this collection to be a solid fit and pretty nice quality. My only real gripe is with the armband, which isn't the most functional item. (Maybe I can find a way to snip the seams and get the slap part out of there...)

One thing that I didn't mention in the rest of the review which I think is pertinent to clarify—though this pink outfit comes out in the month of October, as far as I can tell, there's no connection to Pink October/Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The description for the outfit calls on you to "flex your femininity" and "feel the power of pink", but that's the extent of it. Maybe it's a coincidence that they included a pink outfit this month, and if it's not, I do appreciate that they wanted to support breast cancer awareness. But if it wasn't a coincidence, I personally I would've loved to see proceeds from this outfit going towards research or organizations supporting people living with the disease! But hey, it did remind me about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I think I'll go make a donation of my own now <3

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Shop while it lasts.

Coupon - Use code CART20 to save 20% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: The five-item box costs $49.95 (with free shipping, as I'm in the continental US). That means the average cost of each item is just $9.99.

Check out all of our Ellie reviews and more fitness clothing subscription boxes in the Women's Subscription Box Directory!

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Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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That is such a cute sports bra.

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This is so cute! The clothes look like really good quality.

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Mary Ramirez

I received the pink outfit and although I loved the look of the leggings I was so disappointed in the material. It is very see-thru and not squat proof. I don’t want to be flashing people at the gym. I don’t know why no one has mentioned the quality of the fabric.

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Horrible…unable to contact anyone to cancel the subscription. I reported it to the better business.

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Katrina Turner

I’m still on the fence on this one…I’m in the “oddly tiny with long legs” section where xs is too small but small doesn’t quite always fit either

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I’m so tempted by both Think Pink and Street Dreams this month.

I love those black leggings. I always think I’m not going to like leggings with different panels and mesh parts, but I’ve tried a couple from Ellie and they are the most flattering leggings I own!

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i love the pants! i keep going back and forth over whether i want to sub just because of them!

where do you do derby? i did derby for a bit before romp n roll closed 🙁 and before SCRD made the change from steel city derby demons.

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Damn I was sure you were gonna pick the lounge set and I was looking forward to the review! Oh well, this set looks great too. It was hard to choose this month!!

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I got Lounge Life. It’s my first box so I’m a little nervous about the sizing (I’m usually between a M and L in everything, but some stuff fits so small and for lounging you want baggy). I ordered the large. Hopefully it fits!

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I got lounge life too. I’m obsessed! I sized up in the sweatshirt and I’m glad I did because it’s sooo cozy <3

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Love those leggings. At first I was disappointed because I thought the top was going to be a sweatshirt, but then actually liked how lightweight it is. I don’t understand the armband either, totally useless. I do love the headband and sports bra. Overall, great month! I almost got the lounge set but couldn’t get over that sports bra, it looks like one of those bad pinterest hacks of turning tighty whities into a top.

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I got the lounge set because that jogger style is totally unlike anything I have. The bra has an odd 90s vibe, but looks super comfortable. I work from home and vary my workout times, so I wear my Ellie gear like a uniform and I size up my bra and top to a medium so they’re fitted enough for the workout but comfortable enough to just wear. This was one of the subscriptions that I thought I’d use for an introductory month, but now swear by. I keep my eyes on their sales, too, and stocked up on different colors in styles I love and add on pieces.

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