Earlier this month I was offered the opportunity to try out Stridebox, a monthly subscription service for runners. Stridebox was kind enough to send this shipment with no strings attached, but I decided that I wanted to post about what was in the box!
February 2017 Stridebox Review
First, a little info about Stridebox. For $15/month, you receive a box of running related goodies. These can be nutrition-related, body care, or other types of running accessories. 4-6 items come in each box.
My first reaction to seeing the box was that it was nice and small- it even fit in our mailbox! I’m not sure if they are always this size but I don’t like packages being left on our porch while we are at work all day, so I was happy to find it in the mailbox.
When I opened the box, the items were wrapped in this cute Valentines Day- themed paper.
Oh, and I liked this quote on the side of the box:
Here are the 6 items that I received in my Stridebox shipment:
1. Organic Honey Stinger Waffle -Wildflower Honey
We eat Honey Stinger Waffles before our workouts all the time, so I was excited to try this different variety! I thought it was really good. It just had a slightly different flavor from the regular ones that we get.
2. After Sports Wipes
These seem like they would be great to use after a race when you want to hang out for a while before you can get home to shower.
3. Buff Bake Protein Cookie
Last weekend I gave this a try. I was desperate for food and it was too early to eat lunch. It wasn’t my favorite, but I could see how some people could like if. If you want something sweet that is sort of like a dessert, but still somewhat healthy, then this would be a good fit.
4. Spring Long Haul Energy Gel
I was definitely intrigued by this! I can’t imagine that I will need to take fuel on my run anytime soon, so I may let Rob try it on one of his long runs. I am always looking for more natural types of gels and fuel.
5. Star Recovery Messager
This is nothing compared to my foam rollers, but it seems like it would be great for traveling or even to keep at my desk at work.
6. Surface Lip Protection
I haven’t tried this yet but it’s always good to have an extra lip balm around! I seem to always be losing them. Not sure how I will feel about the mango flavor though.
Overall I really enjoyed receiving a Stridebox. I could see how you may get some really great months and others that are not so good. Based on the prices of the individual items, $15 a month isn’t bad. It kind of reminds me of the freebies that are sometimes offered at a race expo.
Have you ever done a subscription service for running products?
Which of these products would you be interested in trying?
Disclaimer: I received this Stridebox for free, but all opinions are my own.