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BattlBox is a monthly subscription for receiving hand-picked tactical, survival, edc gear, or just cool swag from some of the coolest and innovative companies. The following four different sized box options are available: BattlBox BASIC ($24.99/month) includes 2-4 items, BattlBox ADVANCED ($49.99/month) includes 6-8 items, BattlBox PRO ($99.99/month) includes 8-10 items and BattlBox PRO PLUS ($149.99) which includes all of the items from the other subscription options plus a knife from the BattlBox knife of the month club. I received the BattlBox PRO PLUS to review.
Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.
Your first BattlBox will begin with the Mission 1.2 Welcome Kit. If you have signed up before 8 PM EST on the 3rd of each month, your BattlBox will ship by the 9th of that month and should arrive no later than the 15th. If you sign up after 8 PM EST on the 3rd, your Battlbox shipment will begin on the following month.
The March 2017 BattlBox “PRO PLUS” box included the following items:
~RATS Tourniquet EDC Belt Sleeve ($7): This belt sleeve offers an easy way to carry that extra one piece of gear. It slides on your belt and lays flat when not in use. You can use it to hold a number of things including a knife, a multi-tool, cords, a RATS Tourniquet and more.
~Battlbox Zipp Lighter ($14.99): This Zippo has the Battlbox logo and a brushed finish. It’s pretty much an outdoor essential.
~Bastion Gear Braza EDC Folder ($129.99): As you know my husband (B) travels a lot, so I made sure to “save” this box till he got home and had a chance to look things over. As you probably know, I am not outdoorsy at all. He is though and was thrilled with this knife. The handle is stainless steel, while the blade is D2 tool steel. He took it with him to National Guard last weekend and said it came in very handy to open his MRE’s ;).
~Olight M1X Striker ($69.44): The Olight M1X Striker is a “dual-switch tactical LED flashlight featuring a high-intensity output with a compact form factor.” It has five levels of brightness plus a strobe feature. It’s bright – real bright and is exactly what my husband has been looking for. It hooks onto his uniform, and there are no worries about needing to being careful with this. It’s powered by 1 × 18650 battery which was included.
~18650 Digital Smart Charger ($6.99): This charger is compatible with 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries, which is exactly what powers the flashlight. I didn’t associate the two until well after I opened the box, but it makes complete sense.
~Smith Optics Hudson Elite Sunglasses ($80): These sunglasses are made with impact-resistant frame material and provide 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays. B said they were perfect for the range and will be keeping them in with his gear.
~Battlbox Larkin Tactical Pen ($29.99): This is a pen, but also doubles as a carbide tipped glass breaker/Kubotan. I badly want to test this out but haven’t had the need to yet. LOL! Plus my husband also has stashed away this in his military gear.
~Swiss Tech Utili-Key ($10.86): This multi-functional can be used as a tool flat screwdriver, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, serrated and straight knife blades as well as a micro eyeglass screwdriver. It can be attached to your keyring and is very handy to have on hand.
~Bastion Gear EDC Utility Aluminum Wallet ($39.99): This is designed to hold 6-7 cards and cash and has a built-in bottle opener, screwdriver, pry tool and file. It also has built-in RFID protection to keep your credit/debit cards safe. My husband found it fairly bulky even in the giant pockets of his uniform so it may be something to need to get used to carrying?
All totaled I came up with a value of $389.25 for the March 2017 BattlBox “PRO PLUS.” That’s an excellent value for this box, and my husband loved it. His favorite items were the knife, sunglasses and tactical pen!