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Geeks and nerds rejoice -- Loot Wear gives you the opportunity to stock up on wearables featuring logos from your favorite video games/comics/movies each month. The subscription box is available in several varieties, from socks to undies to "for her" selection. Want to know more? Check out our Loot Wear review to find out if subscribing is worth it.
What Makes Loot Wear Unique?
Loot Wear isn't just a single subscription box. It's actually a collection of boxes, ranging from socks to a T-shirts. You can order a single or purchase a bundle, combining multiple packages into one.
Although it's ostensibly a subscription box service, you have the option of ordering one month at a time. Plus, you get a preview of the upcoming month's item, so you don't get stuck with items from a franchise you absolutely hate.
Pros and Cons
How the Signup Process Works
Sign up for Loot Wear is incredibly simple. First, visit the Loot Wear page on LootCrate.com. You'll see the five options available to you:
Choose the option that most appeals to you. You can also click on "Bundles" if you'd like to purchase Socks and Wearables together or Socks, Undies, and Tees together. Buying a bundle gives you a slightly discounted price.
You can also order boxes separately, such as a subscription for "Wearables" and another subscription for "For Her."
The next steps depend in large part on the subscription you choose. If you go with Loot Socks on it own, you simply select the plan option you want, from 1 to 12 months, since the socks are one size fits all.
You then click "Check Out," which takes you to the order and payment page. You can log in if you already have an account, use your Facebook account to log in or create a new account on that page.
You then put in your shipping and billing address and your payment preferences. You can use a credit card or PayPal to pay. How much you pay depends on the plan you chose. If you're buying one month, then you just pay for one month. If you bought 3, 6, or 12 months, you pay for the entire amount up front and enjoy a discount compared to the monthly rate.
The sign-up process is slightly different if you choose Loot Wearables, "For Her," Tees or Undies. In those cases, you'll also want to put in your sizes, so that the items you receive actually fit you. The sizes you're asked for depend on the package you order.
For example, Loot Wearables asks you for shirt size, waist size, and shoe size. It also includes a handy size guide so you can figure out whether you're a Small, Medium, Large and so on based on your measurements.
Otherwise, the sign-up and check out process is the same.
Pricing and Value
The price of Loot Wear varies based on what type of box you order, how much you order and whether or not you prepay.
At the time of writing, prices for a one-month subscription are:
The cost of the bundles are:
You can also enjoy a discounted rate if you pay for multiple months up front, rather than buying one month at a time. The discount ranges from 5 to 15 percent. For example, the 3-month Loot Socks subscription is $9.49 per month while the 12-month Loot "For Her" subscription is $16.99 per month.
All in all, the pricing for Loot Wear isn't too bad. You could argue that the highest value is found in the Loot Wearables box, as it often contains items (such as windbreakers and hoodies) that usually cost much more than $17.99.
Generally speaking, people who've tried the various boxes available from Loot Wear have been happy with the items contained in the box and the price they paid for those items. Past boxes have included items such as a Ghostbusters windbreaker, Voltron scarf, and Star Trek leggings.
People are also happy that the subscription service gives them the option of skipping a month with ease. That's mainly handy if the item for the month is from a franchise you're just not into or if you don't like the product on offer for that month (this is particularly true for the Wearables and For Her categories.)
While people are typically happy with Loot Wear, where the company has faced some criticism is in their shipping practices. For whatever reason, the company has had some issues with shipping certain items. In some cases, items promised one month didn't end up shipping for a month or two later.
How It Compares
Loot Wear, in case you didn't know, is a branch on the Loot Crate subscription box family. Loot Crate boxes include gaming, film and general pop culture. Loot Wear is a more specialized box option since you're only getting one specific item per month -- such as a T-shirt, undies or socks. With the other Loot Crate boxes, you typically get a few items, all connected to a theme or franchise.
Although there are other "geek" subscription boxes out there, such as The Nick Box and Powered Geek Box, Loot Wear seems to be the only subscription box available that focuses specifically on garments.
When do you sign up for Loot Wear?
Each month, you have until 6 pm PST on the 19th to order your box. Boxes are shipped out starting on the 20th of the month. If you order for the first time on the 20th, you won't receive a box until after the 20th of the next month.
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription and won't be charged for additional months. Keep in mind that if you cancel a multi-month subscription, you will still receive boxes for the remaining months of your subscription. You also have the option of skipping a month or several months, if the item available doesn't appeal to you or if you're traveling.
Can I switch plans?
Not really. You can cancel a current Loot Wear plan and subscribe to a different one, but you can't switch from one to another.
What if the clothing I receive doesn't fit?
If an item doesn't fit, Loot Wear may try to exchange it for you for a different size. But because inventory is limited, that might not be possible. You have until the 5th of each month to make adjustments to your apparel sizes.
Have more questions about Loot Wear? Leave a comment, and we'll do our best to answer it!
Is It Worth It For Me?
Is Loot Wear worth it for you? It all depends on how much of a geek/nerd you are and how much you want to receive T-shirts or other wearables. If you're only devoted to one franchise, Loot Wear might not be worth it, as you're likely to find yourself skipping most months.
But if you're all geek, all the time, and love pretty much every franchise out there and want the socks/boxers/shirts to prove it, then a Loot Wear subscription can make sense for you. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether you want socks, undies, wearables, tees, "for her" or a combination of the above.