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.
Looks like some really cool stuff in there!
Definitely! I am glad I had a chance to try this product.