Tuesday, July 9, 2013

StrideBox: July box review

It's always so nice to come home and see my StrideBox in the mail waiting for me at the beginning of the month. It's like Christmas every month, you know you're going to get a surprise and something you might actually like and use!

The patriotic sticker was a nice touch!

I opened the box and was pleasantly surprised! Lots of stuff I'd never tried or heard of before.

Look at the list of items included in the box. The only item I'd had before was the Nuun.

I've been curious about tapes for working out and recovery, so it's really nice to get this sample.  There are times where I feel like I might need a little more support in some areas while I'm running or recovering, but can't commit to a roll of tape. So this is perfect for me to see if this is something I want to pursue!
I've seen these around the stores lately and was curious, but never picked one up. Now I get to try one and it's Apple Pie flavored too, how nice.
I have never seen Body Glove energy gels before, but I guess anyone and everyone is trying to get into the energy gel business. I was reading the ingredients and there were several types of sugars in this gel. Not sure if I'll try it just because of that factor alone, I'm afraid I'll crash at the end.
I loved this packaging. At first I thought it was an envelope of oatmeal, but then felt the bar in there and thought this was a great packaging idea. I'm curious about this bar, it sounds really good and I've never heard of the brand, so we'll see how it goes!
I was so excited when I pulled out the water bottle! StrideBox made their own water bottles and filled them with hydration samples. BRILLIANT IDEA!!! It's been so hot lately that hydration is key to keeping up on your activities.
This is the bottle broken down. It's a 22oz BPA free bottle with finger grips on the sides (love) then it had these five samples in it. Like I said before, the only one I'd had before was the Nuun, so I'm intrigued and excited to try these other 4 hydration items.
Here is the breakdown of what each of the items were.  Apparently there were 6 different sample types, I'm not sure if you were supposed to get all 6 or maybe a combination of 5 out of the 6, not sure. But I'm excited to try the 5 I have, the only one I didn't get was the ZYM tab. That's fine, I'm really just interested in trying some new hydration!

Well that's it! July had a great theme of hydration and I am thrilled about the water bottle. That will definitely be going to active places with me! 

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  1. Wow, lots of fun stuff this month!

    1. It really is! Especially the hydration stuff! I can't wait to try those out!!

  2. Another great box! I'm curious about the hydration samples. I've only heard great things about Nuun, I may have to give it a try.

    1. WHAT?!?! You've never tried Nuun? I guess I'm lucky in the fact that Nuun is a local company so they co-sponser lots of running events, so I was introduced to their product from the beginning. Do you not have it where you live? I can send you a tube or some samples if you'd like, I have tons at home.

      Seriously...I will send you some to try.