A few weeks ago I posed a question to the followers of this blog if they’d like to see some product reviews. Those who did respond, seemed to love the idea so thank you to everyone who took the time to send me your feedback. The reviews will be straightforward and are obviously based on my own experience with the company and product unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to send feedback based on each review. I can also update the post with any questions asked about the product if they’re applicable as well.
Harry’s is a newer brand based in the USA that I decided to give a shot a few weeks back. The company’s focus is shaving razors for men. The website is clean, well laid out, and easy to find what you’re looking for. They have several tiers/kits available. The Truman, The Winston, Engraved Winston Set, The Maple Leaf Set.
I went for the The Winston Set ($25.00) because I wanted the aluminum handle and didn’t see the need to have the letter ‘B’ engraved on it. Other than the packaging presentation on the website and the engraving, I didn’t see any difference for an additional $15 for the ‘Engraved Winston Set’.
The shipment to Vancouver, Canada was $6.00, even with that I figured it was still significantly cheaper than buying the Mach III’s here ($34.00 for 8 blades, although you can get them on sale). I placed my order on Friday afternoon, February 20th, received confirmation it was being shipping on February 24th, (which I find is typical when you order that close to the weekend) and I received the package on March 5th.
Now to the packaging/product. The packaging seemed alright, nothing exceptional but it was clean looking which I liked. You’ll see the smaller box that’s pictured bottom left, in there are 2 extra blades that are included.
The razor handle feels a little heavier than the standard one from Gillette for the Mach III. It’s much more attractive and feels better in hand. The razor itself has 4 blades and comes with a guard for the blade thats already attached the handle.
Now for the actual shave. I had about a day and half’s growth. The blade felt fine, I didn’t notice any pull or irritation. The razor housing seems to flex well when shaving around your jaw which I noticed right away. The shave was as close as I would have gotten with a Mach III blade. The one thing I liked more about the Mach III is that it has a single blade at the top of the razor for those ‘harder to get spots’ like right under your nose, the Harry’s razor does not have that. Based on the first shave and the price difference, I’ll make due without that extra blade and order more blades quite soon.
Personally, I’d recommend the product. Specially if you’d like something that would look a little nicer on the bathroom cabinet and isn’t as costly or as time consuming as a straight razor. The cost alone is enough to keep me a regular client. Normally I can get a few shaves out of each blade, sometimes more than I should. I’m hoping these ones can stand up to that as well, however, even if I had to replace them more frequently, they are still close to 1/4 the price.
Hope that helps. Let me know if anyone has any constructive feedback. It’s more than welcome.
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