Fanchest Sports Box – Pittsburgh Penguins Box Review
Fanchest ($59.00+ per box) is a sports gift box filled with officially licensed merchandise from your favorite NHL, NFL, and college teams. It’s not a subscription—each box is a one-time purchase—but what’s included in each box is always a surprise. While the contents are ever-evolving, Fanchest promises a thoughtfully curated mix of high-quality items like collectibles, home decor, fan gear, apparel, and more.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: Fanchest
The Cost: Fanchests start at $59.00. Shop boxes for your favorite team here!
The Products: A surprise assortment of officially licensed merchandise from your favorite NHL, NFL, and college teams, including collectibles, decor, apparel, and fan gear.
Ships to: US and Canada. Free shipping to contiguous US.
My Pittsburgh Penguins Fanchest Review 2019
The paperwork in the box included a card about Fanchest and second card with a scratch-off game!
Pittsburgh Penguins Adjustable Gold Baseball Cap
To my boyfriend and I, this classic yellow-gold cap was the highlight of the box. My boyfriend wears a baseball hat almost every day, so it was cool to get something that he’ll be able to use regularly. (And that I’ll be able to steal from time to time!)
The hat is surprisingly sturdy with a soft, just solid weave. The band in the back is sealed with Velcro—it looks crisp and polished, especially in comparison to a traditional snapback. If I’m being picky, I could say that the embroidery isn’t the neatest, but nobody in this household is going to turn their nose up at this hat for that reason.
Pittsburgh Penguins Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug
We’ve already been getting a lot of use out of this steel tumbler. It’s made to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and does a pretty decent job. I’ve used it with tea a few times and was impressed by how long my tea stayed toasty. And despite the heavy duty heat control, it’s not terribly heavy to carry nor bulky to hold.
Pittsburgh Penguins Champions Plaque and Coin
Neither my boyfriend nor I were that wowed by this collectible, but we’re also not the types to hang a lot of sports memorabilia around the house. I also don’t know that much about collectible “medallions”—is a coin like this a valuable find, or is it just a unique way to celebrate our Stanley Cup wins? Let me know, hockey fans!
I will say it was cool that this plaque came with a certificate of authenticity. One of the things I like about this box is that it’s not just a fan-curated box of black and gold gear—it’s a box of legit, licensed Penguins merch. Including a certificate of authenticity drives that point home.
Pittsburgh Penguins “Go Pens Go” Rally Towel
Another great find! Pittsburgh loves rally towels (Terrible Towel, anyone?), from the football stadium to the hockey arena. No doubt we’ll be bringing this soft, rectangular towel to a game in the future, whether we’re watching it in person or cheering from the comfort of our couch.
The Verdict: The four items in our box were pretty cool, and the quality was great. I’m going to remember Fanchest the next time I need a gift for a sports fan in a pinch. If I’m shopping for myself, I think I’d rather spend that $59 picking specific items that really fit my style. (For instance, I probably wouldn’t get that framed medallion plaque for myself.) I also wish I could see what I was getting from Fanchest before it arrived. But the average cost of each item was decidedly less than what I’d expect to pay for similar items in stores. (Merch can get PRICEY.) And if I received the box as a gift, in which case, I’m already prepared for a surprise, I think it’d be a lot of fun to unpack.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? You can get a Pittsburgh Penguins box, but the specific items inside the box may vary. Find out more here.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $59.00 +free shipping, meaning each item had an average value of about $14.75.
Have you tried Fanchest before? What team would you pick?