Gillette Atra Blades still in production?

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by cmj149, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Does Gillette still produce blades for the Atra? Or do I need to look for off-brand alternatives...
     
  2. Yes and Yes.

    Back in the 90's, the Gillettes were superior to the generics.

    However, today, I prefer the off-brands. My favorite is the Wilkinson's available at Wal-mart. I tried the Gillette Atras last year and they were very harsh on my skin.. not worth the $$.
     
  3. Gillette makes them in India, but I would also look at the competition.
     
  4. Totally disagree. I haven't found an "off-brand" that is ANYWHERE NEAR as smooth and sharp as the Gillette-branded blades. The ones available around here are super-nice blades, whereas the Personna brand cartridges I bought at WalMart were brutal!

    Obviously, YMMV. If the Gillette ones say "Made in China" on them, I'd buy them.
     
  5. Nothing to add except - Welcome to B&B!
     
  6. Thanks guys. This is a great forum!
     
  7. Hey Kingfisher! I have read a lot of your posts in my quest for a good Trac II blade. Have you tried the Wilkensons at wally mart?
     
  8. Fully agree. I had some of the Personna Auto Plus carts (which are Atra only carts, no the Atra/Trac II combo carts) and they pulled horridly bad on even the first shave!! Useless junk!!

    I happen to like the Dollar General (dorco) dual fit carts, and the Wilkinson Sword dual fit carts they sell at Wal-Mart.

    I have not used an actual Gillette cart in ages.
     

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