This StrideBox Rocks.

7 Apr

So many other runners have been talking about StrideBox, that I decided to check it out. Basically, you pay a monthly subscription and they send you a box full of running-related awesomeness. For a measly $15 a month, you get an assortment of gear, accessories, and nutritional products to try out. Each month’s products are a surprise and selected from both well-established and up-and coming brands. Sign me up!

My very first StrideBox arrived on my doorstep Friday, April 5. I immediately loved that the motto is “Just Keep Running.” We are so on the same page.


It’s here!!!

Almost immediately, I tore it open. I was amazed at how much was stuffed into that little box!


Big things in a small package

Here are all of the items laid out for your viewing pleasure:


StrideBox also sends a handy guide describing the items and providing retail pricing information. Judging from these prices, the monthly subscription fee is a great deal!


There was only one item missing from the list – the lighted reflective slap bracelet. This is a pretty neat item. I didn’t realize it lit up until I took it out of the package to model for a photo. It has 3 different light options – slow blink, fast blink, and steady. I don’t know any product information, unfortunately.


Latest addition to the reflection collection

There are three items from the CLIF brand, the maker of my beloved Luna Protein bars. They packed the box with a Shot Energy Gel in Razz, Shot Bloks in Mountain Berry, and Mini Energy Bar in Chocolate Brownie. Mark and I like to take the CLIF Bars on hikes with us in the summer. I’ve tried the Shot Bloks before in a different flavor, but I really don’t do well with chewing on the run. I can still use them for pre-workout energy, though. I have been curious about the gels, but haven’t yet tried them so that will be new!


Remember when I went on those lunchtime runs and didn’t have anything to clean myself off with? Well, that will be no problem the next time I decide to take a mid-workday run because I have a Full Body Wet Wipe from Action Wipes to throw into my bag!  It even says you can wash it and reuse it for other purposes.


The Runner’s Shower

Hammer Nutrition had two products in the box, a Vegan Recovery Bar in Chocolate Peanut and HammerLips Wintermint lip balm. The lip balm is 100% natural and free of chemicals. It has a strange color but feels pretty good on my chapstick addicted lips!


Hammer time

Another snack in the box is the Barnana chewy banana bites. They are 100% organic dehydrated bananas that you just pull out of the bag and snack on. We tried some today and they are tasty!


Go bananas

When I saw this single serving of Energy Bits, I was not sure what to think. I’ve seen them featured a lot lately but the serving size of 20-30 tabs seems so strange to me. They are 100% natural organic green algae and are a bit expensive. Now I will have to chance to try them out and see what the hype is about!

20130407-163605.jpgMy favorite hydration company, nuun, also got into the box with a Cherry Limeade caffeine enhanced tablet and a Lemonade tablet. These are two of the newest flavors. I tried the Cherry Limeade already before getting this sample and I LOVE it! I’m looking forward to taste-testing the Lemonade.


There you have it, April’s StrideBox! If you’re a runner or any kind of endurance athlete, StrideBox is a really great way to try out products at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend it.


I’m already anxiously awaiting my box of goodies for May!


11 Responses to “This StrideBox Rocks.”

  1. slowgirlfastdog April 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Oh what fun! I just joined after reading this post! Can’t wait for my first order!!

    • Nikki April 8, 2013 at 9:31 am #

      Awesome! You won’t regret it 😉

  2. Amanda April 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    That sounds awesome! I might have to give that a shot…

  3. Britt @ BrittsRunningStyle April 8, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I have been wanting to try Stridebox too… I think you might have convinced me! Found your blog from comments on 🙂 Love your post!

    • Nikki April 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Glad I gave you incentive to try it and glad you found me!

  4. katie April 8, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    I loved this months stride box! The bananas were good/different. However I didnt read the instructions bc im impatient so I ended up chewing an algae tab and nearly threw up- Those are meant to be swallowed- OOPS! Still have that funky taste in my mouth….

    • Nikki April 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

      Oops! I can only imagine what that was like.

      I really did like the barnanas, I will have to buy some more. They’re a great snack.

  5. Diana April 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Wow, that is so cool! Sounds very fun. Do you have to sign up for a certain amount of time (like a year’s subscription or something)? Never mind. Off to investigate. LOL Thanks for sharing! =)

    • Nikki April 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      I’m sure you’ve already researched it by now, but you can stop your subscription any time! But…why would you want to?! 😉

  6. Tina April 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Wow I can’t believe you get all of that for 15 bucks! What a steal of a deal, I’ll have to check that out!

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