When the box arrived, I felt like a kid waiting to open birthday presents. That’s the fun thing about subscription boxes- you never know what you’re going to get. In my box, I received:
-One pair of Goodr sunglasses
-Two Bearded Brothers bars
-Two Clara Cookies
-A reusable bag with Zero Bad Stuff sunscreen & bug repellant and a ShowerPill body wipe
I love my Goodr sunglasses so I was super excited when I saw these in the box. I was even more excited when I saw they were a color I didn’t already have—Phoenix at a Bloody Mary Bar. Goodr are inexpensive sunglasses made for running- if you haven’t tried them yet, you definitely should!
Bearded Brothers Bars
I have seen Bearded Brother’s bars on social media, but have never tried them. I was excited to see that they were vegan as well as gluten & soy free. I received a mega maca chocolate bar and a radical raspberry bar. Although both had a good taste, I preferred the raspberry one. I enjoyed it during a day at the beach and I would definitely try it again!
Clara Cookies are protein cookies with a purpose—profits from these cookies are donated to adoption grants. I tried the peanut butter chocolate chip cookie after a long run and it was a delicious treat. Not only did I get 13 grams of protein, the cookie had a good flavor. I’ve had protein cookies in the past that didn’t quite taste like a cookie, but this did.
Zero Bad Stuff Sunscreen & Bug Repellant
I always wear sunscreen when I run and I was excited to try this—it’s made with zero alcohol, parables or oxybenzone. The first thing I noticed was the pleasant smell it has—like coconuts which is my favorite sunscreen smell. The next thing I noticed was how thick the sunscreen is—it’s labeled as 20+ protection and it states that it’s dependent on how much you put on. Although it did seem to provide protection, when I sweated during my run, the sunscreen created a while film on my skin. It was a little weird.
The first thing I noticed about the bug repellant was the fragrance—it reminded me of lemon Pledge furniture cleaner. Like the sunscreen, the bug repellant is made with natural ingredients. The day I tried it, I was running on the roads so I’m not sure how well it will work on the trails, which is where I encounter the most bugs. Honestly, I don’t know if I will use the bug repellant again—I can’t get past the smell.
ShowerPill Body Wipe
I have seen these and have been wanting to try one for a long time. I used it after a ten mile run which was extremely humid (read—I was extra sweaty). I had to go to work right after my run so this was the perfect opportunity to try the body wipe. I was surprised at how well it worked! It wasn’t exactly like taking a shower, but it was pretty close. I will definitely be getting more of these!
The Ultra Runner Crate has three subscription options—a monthly rate, a quarterly rate or a one time gift rate. The rates range from $33-39 a month, with free shipping to the US and Canada. My box contained approximately $50 worth of items and it was nice having everything together to try out. I enjoyed being able to try different items at one time (and I’ll definitely be getting some more of a couple of the item), but I honestly don’t know if I enjoyed it enough to get a box every month. For me, I think one every 3-4 months would be a good time frame.
Have you ever subscribed to a running gear box?
Until next time, happy running.