I initially posted this review of the 5k crate subscription box on my travel and fashion blog (Catherine Chicotka). Then I decided to separate my running into a new blog so I could keep track of all my fitness related activities together.
So here I’m sharing my review of the 5k crate I received with updates on the products and how they’ve held up. While I’m reviewing the box and not the individual products, I sort of had to review the quality of the products in the box to determine if the box is worth it.
What is 5k Crate?
5k Crate is a quarterly subscription box that sends high quality running apparel and accessories to runners of all types and fitness levels. They include 5-6 reusable items. You pay $59.99 per quarter, and then you receive your box of running goodies. You can save money by purchasing a yearly subscription. And with any subscription box, it’s important to know that in order to avoid being billed for future subscriptions, remember to cancel before the next billing date.
What Came in my Crate?
Mission t- shirt – in pink!
Mission instant cooling towel
Spigen wireless earphones – almost the price of the crate alone!
Zensah socks – more pink!
Epic wipes x2
LA Fresh travel-lite sunscreen x2
If you consider the cost of all the products I received in my box and the cost of the subscription box, it definitely makes the 5k crate worth it! All of the gear I received in my box is worth more than the price of the box. And it’s a great way to receive products from brands you’ve never heard of or products you would never think to buy. I love finding new brands and products.
For example, I would never have purchased a cooling towel on my own. After testing it out, it’s kind of cool but probably not something I would purchase. It is kind of nice to grab and put on my neck for a walk in the heat, and would probably be useful on runs. But I just don’t want something else to carry around while I run.
I also love wet wipes. As soon as I finish a run or workout at the gym, I wipe down to get the sweat off my skin. Unless I’m finishing a run at my front door and getting straight into the shower. Each wipe comes in a small, convenient package that fits easily in your gym bag. And the sunscreen was a nice inclusion, since I do most of my runs outdoors.
I’ve never tried any Mission products before, so again the box is great for finding new brands. The shirt is very comfortable and has quite a flattering fit. It’s comfortable to run in, and actually really comfortable to work out or lounge in as well. As with all my fitness gear, I washed the shirt on cold and hung it up to dry. It has found it’s way into the dryer a few times, but still held up great!
I have been trying to find good socks, so I was happy to try some new ones. Plus I love that they sent me pink socks! I bought new socks before my last half marathon, and there were holes in them when I took my shoes off afterward. So I’ve been looking for new ones to try. These socks are great, they look and feel great. They sit high enough to prevent chafing on your ankle and they didn’t slip down while I was running. But they are a little higher than I prefer because I get a really cute tan line when I wear them.
I already had a pair of the wireless Beats, which I got for free when buying my phone a few years ago. But it’s great to have another pair of wireless headphones, especially because I always forget to charge my battery. And they’re not something I’d go out and buy on my own, since I already have a pair. But these headphones are comfortable, they fit into my ears well and stayed in place during my runs. I did have a hard time getting the cover off the charging port, but that was my only complaint as the battery seemed to hold up well.
I am really pleased with the quality of the items I received. All of the products that were included were high quality. The wipes and the sunscreen were a nice addition to the box since I received several other great products. It’s nice to try out new brands. And I really like receiving products I would never think to purchase. So overall, I think the box is definitely worth it.
For more information and to order your runners box, go to their website and sign up to get your 5k Crate here! Make sure you share this with your runner friends!