Gainz Box Limited Edition Box Review – November 2018
Gainz Box is a monthly subscription box of fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, snacks, and more. Gainz Box is a veteran-owned business and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that support U.S. veterans.
A couple of times a year, Gainz Box offers a Limited Edition box filled with the most premium surprises, exclusive products, and special collaborations worth $250.
This review is of the Gainz Limited Edition Box, a one-time purchase of $99 (no longer for sale).
FYI – this Limited Edition box is sold out and no longer available for purchase.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Gainz Box Limited Edition
The Box: Gainz Box Limited Edition
The Cost: $99
The Products: Premium surprises, exclusive products, and special collaborations worth $250.
Ships to: U.S.
This limited edition box is packed full of items from all areas of wellness and fitness including apparel, nutrition, gear, and more. Let’s check it out!
The box came with a full-color booklet with a description and value for each item. There are also a few promo codes for some of the brands.
RPM Sprint Rope – Retail Value $35
I’m going to start by saying that I’m not very good with a jump rope, but I know that a good quality one really makes a difference. This is a really nice (and affordable) jump rope that is perfect for travel. It’s super lightweight and compact, adjustable for different heights, and comes with its own drawstring pouch. The cable is a poly-synthetic blend and the handles are textured for solid grip.
While this lifting belt can be used for any type of lifting, it is specifically designed for the quick transitions of Cross Fit. The heavy-duty nylon belt features a self-locking buckle in addition to velcro for safety. If you haven’t tried lifting with a belt, you should! When worn correctly, they help stabilize your core and spine and prevent injuries. There was a size selection at check out (with a size guide) to help find the correct belt size.
Pure Spectrum Isolate Powder – Retail Value $31
Pure Spectrum 500mg Hemp Oil Tincture – Retail Value $55
A lot of research is being done on the benefits of CBD including reducing inflammation, speeding up recovery, and supporting mental well being. Pure Spectrum uses American-grown, organic hemp that is rigorously tested by third-parties for quality (you can find their results on the site). There is no THC, so it is not psychoactive. The isolate is a flavorless, odorless powder that can be mixed into food, drink, or topical applications. The tincture is a blend of hemp oil and coconut oil that you squirt under your tongue and let sit for about a minute before swallowing. It has a bit of a grassy taste but is less pungent than I expected. Most people feel the benefits after a couple of weeks of consistent use.
Cyclone Cup 22oz Shaker Cup – Retail Value $10.99
If you drink protein shakes than you probably have a few shaker bottles hanging around in your cabinets. This one stands out to me because of the actual shaker, which is a little basket that snaps into the lid. It works to evenly blend powder (or even eggs, salad dressing, or pancake mix) and also works as a diffuser for flavoring drinks. The Cyclone system includes pill chambers and powder storage cups that can be snapped onto the bottom of this cup.
My Mix 2 Go To-Go Container – Retail Value $6.99
Speaking of storage, this is a nifty little vessel that can hold small snacks or powder mixes. The bottom snaps of for easy filling and cleaning and the clip makes it easy to pop onto a bag for quick access.
These thick, plush socks are perfect for works outs in cool weather or for lounging around in. They are one size fits all and go up to about my mid-calf. I like the compression band around the arch for a feeling of support.
Tunods Ogee Ball – Retail Value $27
I love massage tools! I struggle with a lot of upper body tension and try to work in as much self-massage as possible. This silicone massage tool has a solid weight and a slight give to it. It’s perfectly shaped to use as a rolling tool on your back (aligning your spine with the groove) or as a pressure point tool (kneading the knot with the pointy end). It’s a great size to keep at my desk or to travel with.
Victory Grips Wristbands – Retail Value $8
These are 4-in wide, terry cloth sweatband for the wrists. They’re great for wiping sweat from your face and also help to increase comfort when wearing leather grips.
Caffeine & Kilos Shoelaces – Retail Value $8
This lifestyle brand focuses on highly caffeinated coffee and comfortable workout attire. I think including some laces with their branding is a clever way of getting people to check them out!
Gainz Box Gym Duffle Bag – Retail Value $20
Gainz Box included this self-branded duffle that is made of thin canvas material and has a velcro patch area so you can rep whatever you want. I wish it had come with an actual patch to stick on there. I prefer more structured gym bags so I don’t lose my little items, so John says he will use this one.
Country Archer 3 Meat Bars, 1.5oz each – Retail Value $9 ($3 each)
I’m a big jerky fan so I’m happy to see some meat snacks included. They have the texture of the inside of a Slim Jim without the grease. They are a little dry but have good flavor and pack 15 grams of protein into 140 calories (Turkey has 120 cals). The beef is my favorite because it’s got a spicy kick.
Thumbs Up Original Blue Thumb Tape, 1.5″ x 7.5 yards – Retail Value $4.99
This is a great tape for multiple types of exercise taping. It’s most commonly used to tape the thumb to prevent soreness when working with a hook grip in Cross Fit. It can also be used to prevent pinching at the knuckles when lifting (this is how I use it). The flexibility and sweat resistance makes it much better than regular white tape.
Wod Bod Suds Fix U Balm, 1oz – Retail Value $6
Simple ingredients that nourish and heal make this a great balm for anyone with cracked hands or heels. It also feels great when rubbed onto sore knees and feet. Toss the tiny tin into your gym bag or purse for relief anywhere.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $286.96 for this Limited Edition Gainz Box. That’s a great value for a cost of $99. (I found some slight value differences so I just used the retail values I found on the websites.) I like the variety of items and that multiple aspects of wellness and fitness are represented. I love learning about new companies and products especially when they can make big differences in my workout efficiency. I think this limited edition box would make a fantastic gift for any Cross Fit fan or anyone who enjoys the gym. If you like what you see here, check out our reviews of their monthly subscription too!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box? No, this Limited Edition box is no longer available. But, Gainz Box releases them periodically, so keep an eye out for the next one! Or, you can sign up for the monthly Gainz Box subscription for a dose of fit each month.
Value Breakdown: at $99 for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- RPM Sprint Rope – $12.07
- Element26 Weightlifting Belt – $17.25
- Pure Spectrum Isolate Powder – $10.69
- 500mg Hemp Oil Tincture – $18.97
- Cyclone Cup – $3.79
- My Mix 2 Go Container – $2.41
- Virus Socks – $5.17
- Tunods Ogee Ball – $9.31
- Victory Grips Wristbands – $2.76
- Caffeine & Kilos Shoelaces – $2.76
- Gainz Box Gym Duffle Bag – $6.90
- Country Archer Meat Bars – $3.10
- Thumbs Up Tape – $1.72
- Wod Bod Suds Fix U Balm – $2.07
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