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Gillette ProGlide

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This review is for the standard Gillette Fusion ProGlide. There is a separate section for the ProGlide Power.

My full review can be found here.

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Since taking up DE shaving two years ago, I have constantly been on the lookout for a good travel set up. I travel at least once a month for work, and always carry on my bag so I need to find something that’s TSA approved. I know many members here will suggest checking a bag, sending supplies ahead to your destination, or picking up blades when you get to your destination, however this is simply not feasible for me. I usually travel with my boss or several other coworkers, so my time does not always belong to me.

Thanks to this review, some P&G coupons, and a good discount from a local “megalowmart”, I picked up a non-powered Fusion ProGlide and a 4 pack of cartridges. Total savings of just north of $11 US.

Until now, I had been using Bic sensitives and Atra cartridges I picked up at Big Lots. While the shaves are adequate with both razors, I just didn’t feel like I was getting as good a shave as I could. The Bics are fine, but for me I can only use them twice before they become too rough, the Atra carts work well enough, but after 25 years, I wanted to try something new.

So with a bit of trepidation (that’s a big cartridge) I put the ProGlide to the test this week. The first day I used my typical setup of Proraso rubbed into the beard with my hands and DR Harris Lavender. While I got a decent shave, it was quite poor on my neck. I figured the tallow soap was maybe a bit thick for the Proglide, and I needed to slow my stroke speed down a bit. The next morning, I figured I would use my travel set up, again a base of Proraso, followed by my VDH shave stick (homemade). I also used a slower stroke and followed the same pattern I do with my DE.
Wow. That is a gentle, but very effective razor! I got a great shave. However, one shortcoming was that my face dried out. Hmmm… I don’t usually have that problem. None of my normal routine changed, other than the razor. Well, shaved again yesterday, another good/great shave, but my face was still dry. I guess the ProGlide doesn’t exfoliate my skin as well as my humble Tech. In any event, I think I have found my go to travel razor. Even with the expensive cartridges, I can manage to get a good shave on the road.

I will always look forward to using my “proper” equipment, but at least now when I travel, I won’t feel my shaves are sub-par as they have in the past.
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
0.00 star(s)
Balance
3.00 star(s)
Quality
1.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
2.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

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