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If you watched our Facebook Live show the other week, you would know that we recently got our hands on a couple of Loot Wear bundles courtesy of our friends over at LootCrate.com. You can watch Johan & Andrew's
unboxing unbagging below and continue reading for a full hands-on review (starts around the 4:10 mark).
What Is Loot Wear?
Loot Wear is a monthly subscription-based mystery bag filled with clothing tailored towards geeks, gamers, nerds, fanboys, and fangirls. Subscribers will get stylish, pop culture-themed goodies delivered to their doorstep once a month. The themes change monthly and feature an eclectic mix of franchises from Iron Man to Super Mario to Hello Kitty and more! It's essentially a “Wine of the Month Club,” but much, much nerdier.
What’s in the Bag?
There are many different Loot Wear subscriptions to choose from, and we happened to get our hands on both December 2016 and January 2017's Risky Business bundle. As the name suggests, this bundle provides everything you'll need to dance around the house to old Bob Seger tunes: a t-shirt, a pair of underwear, and a pair of socks (get it?). The articles of clothing are always the same, but the designs are unique from one month to the next.
December 2016's Risky Business Bundle:
- 1 pair of Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon socks
- 1 Invader Zim: Zim & Gir T-shirt
- 1 pair of Rick & Morty Mr. Poopy Butthole Boxer Briefs
January 2017's Risky Business Bundle:
- 1 pair of Exclusive All Over Print Superman Socks
- 1 pair of Steven Universe Boxer Briefs
- 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splinter NYC T-Shirt (Gray)
I won the bout of Rock, Paper, Scissors for the December bundle, and was stoked to be able to get schwifty in some Rick and Morty boxer briefs, but ended up giving away the Invader Zim t-shirt since I'm not a fan of the franchise. This seems to be par for the course with Loot Wear, though — the mystery aspect is fun when it works in your favor, but sometimes you'll get things that just end up in the bottom of your drawer forever.
Loot Wear Pricing - Risky Business Bundle
- 1-Month Plan | $16.99 a month
- 3-Month Plan | $14.99 a month
- 6-Month Plan | $14.49 a month
- 12-Month Plan | $13.99 a month
The Risky Business bundle is by far the best value (single item plans start at $8.99 for a 1-month subscription), and the price per month decreases with longer subscription plans. Shipping and handling is included with every Loot Wear subscription plan, so the price you see is the final price you'll pay.
One thing that really impressed us was the quality of the items that came in each Loot Wear bundle. If you were worried about a box of cheapo corporate swag arriving on your doorstep every month, don’t be — each piece of apparel from both of the bundles that we opened featured high-quality materials and construction. Since Loot Wear doesn't actually manufacture the clothes themselves — they curate and source them — you should expect small variations in look, feel, and fit between each month's offerings. Of the items that we had, one t-shirt felt softer than the other, and the boxer-briefs had a slight difference in stretchiness (the horror!). But overall, we were really pleased with how everything fit.
Is Loot Wear Worth It?
By design, Loot Wear can be a mixed bag (pun intended), depending on how broad your franchise interests span — it's a mystery bundle after all! The Rick and Morty boxer briefs were a hit with me, the Guardians of the Galaxy socks were appreciated (partly because I am always running out of socks), and the Invader Zim shirt was a pretty big miss. You do have an opportunity to opt-out of particular deliveries, though — upcoming Loot Wear themes are always announced ahead of time, and if you don't like what you see, you can skip that month.
According to Loot Wear, each Risky Business bundle is a $35 value, and we're inclined to agree. For the kind of items that you're getting, $16.99 or less feels like a completely reasonable price-point. I've seen a single pair of plain boxer briefs of similar quality go for nearly $12, so the fact that Loot Wear throws in apparel with some slick designs is definitely a plus.
Given that Loot Wear seems to be pretty spot-on with their curation skills, I would say that the Risky Business bundle isn't so risky. Whether you're a fan of pop-culture or just like to have cool clothes, Loot Wear has something for everyone.
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