Last January I stumbled upon a new company on Twitter called Stridebox which is a box subscription focused on running products and stuff runners want. I immediately signed up for a box subscription because it's only $15 a month and it comes right to my door in the middle of each month. I've been getting a fun box of stuff almost every month for a year now with the exception of December because my debit card expired and I forgot to update my account. Oops!
Once I figured out the problem, I quickly updated my information and I'm back on track and received my January Stridebox a couple weeks ago. 
Disclaimer - I have no relationship with Stridebox. I signed up and pay for my subscription on my own. 

What's In The Box?

ANYTHING is better than a bill or junk mail in your mailbox, but a box full of fun running stuff is just like Christmas each month!
SAFETY - Reflective Slap Bracelet

Retail: $4.99

I had to list this one first because it is my favorite item in the box. I had a ton of slap bracelets as a kid! This reminds me of my childhood and will keep me safe during my evening runs! Bonus! This one is good because it is big enough that I can wear it around my ankle or around my massive (ok not so massive) bicep. Either way, safety is fun kids!

NoGii Protein D'Lites - Chocolate Caramel Blizz

Retail: $22.50/18 Bars

Omg! These were delicious! They were like a rice crispy treat dipped in chocolate and caramel. So good! And I guess it's cool that they have 8g of protein in them.
*Gluten Free
*All Natural

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel - Vanilla

Retail: $33.36/24 Gels

I'm not a fan of energy gels. The consistency just doesn't work for me. But The Hubbo volunteered to try this out for me. He said the texture looks and feels just like honey. Hence the name, I guess. He also said the vanilla flavor was light. He'd use these again if they were around but he'd probably stick with GU. I know that I can also pick these up individually at my local running store. 

ShowerPill - Athletic Body Wipe

Retail: $9.99/10 Wipes

I haven't use this product yet, but I plan to drop it in my gym bag and take it with me. I workout during my lunch break 3-4 times a week and there have times this would have been super handy to have. 

Zing Nutritional Bar - Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Retail: $31.95/12 Bars

Eh, no a fan. The consistency reminds me of a typical diet bar snack thingy.

*No Dairy
*10g Protein

PowerBar Engery Gel Blasts - Strawberry Banana

Retail: $23.99/12 Pouches

I haven't tried these yet, but the package labels these as a "3" which indicates you should eat them after your activity of choice.

Here's the description:
A gel filled chew with a 2:1 glucose o fructose blend for high energy. Have 1-3 pieces every 10 minutes during training or racing. 

Every 10 minutes?! No one has time to be eating that much during a race! No Thanks! 

Generation UCAN Sports Drink Mix

Retail: $19.50/6 Packets

I haven't tried this yet, but here's the description:

A unique sports drink powered by SuperScratch to provide consistent energy, without spikes, crashes and gastric distress. 

COCO HYDRO - Coconut Water Anytime, Anywhere

Retail: $22.50/15 Packets

Clearly, I failed at preparing for this review because I haven't tried this one either. Oh well, #redhairdontcare.
Also, I don't know how I feel about Pineapple Coconut water, but here's the description:

Dehydrated coconut water with natural electrolyte nutrients. 

I like coconut water, I like pineapple so surely I'd like the combination, right? I'm still skeptical. 

Leave a comment!
What box subscriptions do you have? I'm looking for a new one to add to my collection. 



01/26/2014 10:16pm

I did StrideBox and Runner's Box, but I cancelled my subscription for both. They just weren't worth it for me. I'd a bar or two, but that's it so it wasn't worth the $.

RunGingerRunBlog - Sarah
01/27/2014 10:36pm

Crave box seems to be gaining popularity. May give that one a whirl!

01/29/2014 3:18pm

crave box went out of business early 2013

01/29/2014 5:25pm

Oh no! Maybe I'm thinking of Graze Box then? I know a few of my co-workers have recently subscribed to them recently.

08/11/2017 10:55am

To be honest, I am not a big fan of this " box subscription" idea. I feel like the price of the box was doubled and it makes me feel uncomfortable. The items inside the box aren't that unique, and I don't see any special reason why I should avail it when I can buy these items on my own. I know it will take some sort of effort from you physically, but at least you were able to save money. That's a practical move, isn't it?

06/26/2016 10:38am

This Stride box looks wonderful to me with all the energy products in it. Which are very much useful in the training session for runner? Using these products every month will give good stamina for runners and help them to be fit and healthy. These products are natural and no side effects will rise.


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