Disclaimer: I received a 5k Crate to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
What is 5K Crate? It is a quarterly subscription box ($59.99) that has premium apparel and accessories for runner of all types and fitness levels. Each box is carefully hand picked to include 5-6 items that you will use over and over again. You can select a women’s or men’s version and shipping is FREE.
I was excited when I received my box. Inside my box were the following:
- Mission VaporActive Alpha Running Shirt- $35.95
- Mission VaporActive Cooling Towel- $19.99
- Spigen Wireless Bluetooth Headphones- $45.00
- Zensah No-Show Compression Socks- $19.99
- (2) Epic Full-Size Body Wipes- $2.50 each
- (3) La Fresh Travel Sunscreen Samples- $1.00 each
Total value is $128.93.
Mission VaporActive Alpha Running Shirt – I wear short sleeve shirts for running. However, I like the color and the fit. This shirt is supposed to dry up to 5 times faster than the leading shirt. I really didn’t notice this but it could have been that when I wore this shirt it was mostly for shorter runs.
Mission VaporActive Cooling Towel – It is a soft towel that keeps you cool for up to 2 hours. All you do is wet it, wring it, and snap it. I didn’t take advantage of it during these 90 degree days because all I wanted to do after a run was jump in the shower.
Spigen Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – I rarely run with music. It depends on my mood and run. However, I have two pairs of headphones with wires that when I do use them, the wires drive me crazy. Enter wireless headphones. I wear these mostly for when I am working on my laptop entering grades for school or writing blog posts. These were easy to pair up with my iPhone and the sound is clear and crisp.
Zensah No-Show Compression Socks – Is it possible to have too many socks? No way! I own about 20 pairs and pick a pair depending on the shoes I plan to wear (I have 3 pairs in rotation). I love that they’re thin, soft and comfortable. No blisters either. I didn’t think I would like the ankle height because I prefer no show socks.
Epic Full-Size Body Wipes – I didn’t use these wipes but I know they’re big enough to wipe off the sweat and smell when you need to go somewhere else after a run and you don’t have time for a shower.
La Fresh Travel Sunscreen Samples – I’ve never heard of sunscreen wipes. They’re the perfect size for a bag or even short pockets. The lotion isn’t greasy and I didn’t notice any scent.
Final thoughts: I like trying out the different products. Most of these were new to me. The one item I didn’t care for is the shirt but that is because I have enough in my drawer and I prefer to run in short sleeves.
Is all of this worth $60? Definitely! As you saw above, total cost is about $130 so you get all of this stuff for about half price.
You can sign up HERE and every 3 months you will receive a new shipment with 5-6 items. Join today as the Octobe boxes start shipping on October 16th.
Lola likes the box. She says it is the perfect size and sends her thanks to 5K Crate.