There are quite a few "box subscription" companies out there and I've received a couple different ones in the last six months or so. While it's been fun to see what sample products were in the box, I really wasn't tempted to subscribe beyond the freebies that I was sent. However, I received a package from PV. Body recently, and oooh, I'm tempted to keep this one going.
PV. Body is a fitness apparel company who sends their members top-quality workout clothes every month - you complete a simple online profile specifying your color preferences, type of activity you participate in, favorite brands, and your size for tops and bottoms, and they take that info and choose a new top (tank, short or long-sleeved) and bottom (capris, pants or shorts) and send it to you for a low monthly rate. Right now, their rate is $39.95/month with free shipping, but in December that rate will increase to $49.95 because they are going to have higher end clothing. PV. Body says that the value of the monthly shipment is around $140 - not bad for $40 (or $50).
I was offered a box for review, and you all know how much I love my running gear, so naturally I jumped at the chance to check out PV.Body! I filled out the online profile, and I'll admit, I was a little nervous about their size offerings, as currently they are only in the XS to Large range. As a lot of workout gear tends to be fitted, and I prefer a looser cut, I usually choose XL for my tops. (Side note: I did speak to my contact at PV. Body, Hope, about their sizes and she explained that they are working on expanding their size range and should have that in place by January.) My package arrived in a hot pink bubble envelope, which was even more exciting than a box:
The shirt is extremely soft, which isn't always the case with technical fabrics. I'd never heard of the company, 15Love, but I'm impressed with the top. It's a little tighter than I would normally choose, but again, I tend toward looser-fitting tops. I'd still wear it to run in - plus it would be great for yoga because it wouldn't fly up and expose my stomach during any downward dog poses. Retail cost of this shirt is $59, and it is made in the U.S. as well.
I think this is a decent bang for the buck - some of the brands that PV. Body offers are Nike, Lululemon, Adidas, Lorna Jane, American Apparel, and other smaller companies (like 15Love). It's a surprise as to what you will receive each month, but they do offer a money-back guarantee if you don't like what you get, or if it doesn't fit. Plus shipping is free on the returns, as well, which makes me more comfortable about trying a subscription. And you can cancel anytime, or put your subscription on hold for a few months if you end up with enough clothing for a particular season and want to wait for different weather.
If you're interested in trying PV.Body, click here to get 20% off your first order...and if you do subscribe before December 1st, you'll still get the lower rate, which means that your order will only be $32 - now that's what I call a deal! I'm going to place my order - you can't beat getting a workout top and bottom for only $32! This is for U.S. addresses only - sorry, international peeps.
FCC Disclaimer: I received a shirt and pants from PV.Body free. I will also receive a small commission on the link, should anyone choose to subscribe. Opinions on the products and service were not influenced by that, I promise.