Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Five 2.0 - StrideBox Review

At the end of December, Sarah reached out to me to see if I'd like to try out a StrideBox. Of course, I said yes, because I'm a sucker for anything free. :-)

I absolutely LOVED this box!

I know there are a lot of subscription boxes out there to choose from, but I think that StrideBox really goes above and beyond.

Friday Five 2.0 is a freebie topic this week, so I'm linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness to share 5 Things I Love About StrideBox.


Packaging. Isn't the design on this box cute?

The box came lined with yellow tissue paper, which I tore when opening the package, so no pic. It's a really small thing, but it made the box seem a little more special.

But what I loved most about the box was it's size, and that it fit in my mailbox. We have issues with packages at our apartment complex. The office often loses packages and never alerts residents that a package arrived. If you don't know something is coming, you can get a bit screwed. Packages coming through the USPS often have better luck - except that some vandals broke into the parcel lockers for larger packages in December and stole all the packages. Booo! All that to say, I was excited that this gem fit right in our regular mailbox.


All the products. Of course. 

There was a nice variety of fuel to try plus one really cool accessory. I haven't actually tried everything yet, but here are a few of the items I have tried.

Power Bar - Protein Snack Bar - PB & Caramel
Power Bar - Protein Snack Bar - PB & Caramel
OMG! This was so delicious! I devoured it. I would definitely buy more of these.
I enjoyed this after a 5 mile run.

Pacific Health - Accel Gel - Key Lime
Pacific Health - Accel Gel - Key Lime
I tried this during a 10 mile trail run. I tend to like gels and this was no exception.
The key lime flavor was exactly what you'd expect - a perfect mix of sweet and tart.
Bonus that it was pretty easy to open as well.

Foods Alive - Power Snackers - Lemon Chia Crunch
Foods Alive - Power Snackers - Lemon Chia Crunch
I tried these after a 10 mile trail run. I liked the crunch and the slight lemon flavor, but
there was another flavor as well that I didn't care for much. 

StrideBox Essentials Water Resistant Silicone LED Armband
StrideBox Essentials Water Resistant Silicone LED Armband
I've worn this on several early morning runs! I usually chose the blinky setting.
It mostly stayed in place and I usually forgot I had it on.

I'm looking forward to trying out the rest of the items.


The Stride Guide.

The Stride Guide @stridebox #stridebox

This isn't unique to Stridebox. I'm guessing all subscription boxes come with a guide, but it's still something that I love. I love how it lays out everything in the box and let's you know when to use (before, during, or after a workout) and where to go for more info on the product. The pricing is nice as well.


The back of the Stride Guide.

On the back of their guide is a collage of photos from social media that used #TagYourTrail. I love how they showcase real photos from real people. I found it very inspiring. And made me want to get out and hit my trails!


Make It/Do It Card.

Make It / Do It @StrideBox #stridebox

This card was probably my favoritist thing in the StrideBox! One side had a fun recipe to try and the other had a workout. I love that they work with bloggers to provide these cards. More fun stuff from real runners. More inspiration. More to try. More to feel accomplished about.

A StrideBox subscription is only $15 per month and there is no minimum commitment. You can cancel at any time. It's a great way to discover new items and to find some inspiration, too.

Have you tried StrideBox?

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  1. I've done some runner boxes but not stride box. My sister use to get stride box and she liked it! Enjoy!
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Looks like a nice bunch of goodies! I'm obsessed with a Lemon poppyseed poundcake Power Bar that I got a few RocknRoll races but I can't for the life of me find in any stores. That thing is what dreams are made of!

  3. I've recently gotten a subscription to Stride Box and it's definitely one of the better boxes out there! Love the products so far and the little note cards are great!

  4. I really like the whole idea, because it's so nice to have varied healthy snacks around. Also, I get sick of the same old snacks.

    1. Yes, the variety is very nice! Plus, you might discover something you to add into the regular snacks. :-)

  5. I subscribe to a couple subscription boxes and love it! I've heard of Stridebox and was thinking about giving it a try. Looks great!