I’ve long been a blade shaver, and I was hooked on Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide line for a long time. Well, I am no longer paying Gillette’s exorbitant price, thanks to Harry’s; my face feels better for it, and so does my wallet.
When I used to buy Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide, blades would run me about 40 bucks a month plus the cost of shaving cream or gel. If I buy the Fusion Gel line, it’s around 50 bucks for blades and gel for 2 months. This is a lot of cash just to have a smooth face. Plus when I started paying for my son to shave, it really started to add up! So I decided to order my Truman set, sign up for a shave plan to give it a try, and before my first shave plan was complete, I was hooked and I plan to continue using Harry’s.
The Truman kit that they ship has enough shave gel and cream for a month of shaves. That is, it has 3 five blade cartridges, the Truman handle in your choice of colors (I chose blue), one 4 oz can of shave gel, and a travel cover. You do pay shipping which is 8 bucks, but the kit itself is free. Not too bad.
After that, you can tailor the shave plan to your liking, depending on how often you shave. I shave every day, so the plan I’m on has 8 blades and 2 cans of shave gel for $30.00; they ship this to me every 2 months. I can change it at any time (and I may as I might want to try their shave cream instead of the gel some time), and I can also cancel at any time as well.
It’s cheaper, but is it just as good or better than the Gillette equivalent? The only thing I miss about the Gillette blades I used to use is the trimmer blade on the back side. I can deal with that. The Harry’s Blades last as long or longer than the Gillette blades did. I typically swap blades once a week (or slightly longer than a week), and I shave every day usually. I also chose the shave gel versus the cream, and Harry’s gel smells and feels good as I shave. Also, I shave in the shower with a fog free mirror. Once I am done, I stick my face in the shower stream and rinse. My Harry’s shave is just as close as the Gillette shave, so I am SOLD on Harry’s. I only hope they don’t run into the same issues that Dollar Shave Club is running into.
Harry’s is busting the model that Gillette has used for years. I easily spend half as much on Harry’s as I would for Gillette. More money in my pocket, and I get a great shave. There’s nothing bad I can say about Harry’s!
Source: Personal Purchase
MSRP: $30.00 Bi-Monthly
What I like: Great shave, great price.
What Needs Improvement: Nothing