I’m loving the shave from the Personna Tri-Flexx now and the blade has really smoothed out on the second shave.
The narrow heads and closely spaced blades on the Tri-Flexx, Quattro and GT5 make for a very smooth and forgiving shave which is also manouverable and precise.
But of course they are prone to clogging and concentrate the pressure so can incite razor burn too.
With these razors the best idea is to use a very slick prep.
The wider heads on the Matrix and Magnum are a lot easier to rinse and distribute the pressure better so are kinder to the skin.
But the widely spaced blades can make for a rough feeling shave with a tendency to bite if you’re not careful.
And the wider head is less manouverable.
So a prep with more cushion is in order with these.
The Caliber 3 and Caliber 5 have wide heads but sprung blades which reduce the tendency to bite and smooth the shave so I guess that’s the best of both worlds, as well as the addition of the trimmer blade on the back of the 5 bladed carts to compensate for the clunkiness of the main head.
my toxic masculinity prohibits me from buying anything gillette that said, i really like edgewell blades (wilkinson, schick, personna etc). My razor to go is hydro 5 sense - rallty perfect for me. But i also tried a personna tri-flexxx bought in a supermarker last week. Really close shave and inexpensive
Our local Aldi has stopped stocking the Matrix system and all the carts are now sold out so I guess that’s it for the Matrix system round here (although the disposables are still in lots of supermarkets).
Aldi have replaced their Magnum system with Caliber 5 too...
Yes that would be great - thanks!
I picked up a Tri-Flexxx from Boots when I was on holiday and it just confirmed to me that the Personna cartridge razors are all good!
And apart from the Matrix they’re all available off-brand in UK stores (Magnum is disposable version only).