For the last 35 years, I have used Gillette Razors. They are available everywhere I’ve traveled around the world, and they work reasonably well. The trouble is, they are expensive. Really expensive. And the razor cartridges are usually under lock and key in stores, which makes you feel like a criminal when you buy them.
So about a year or so ago, I switched, to Harry’s. I received a Harry’s razor in a Birchbox that I tried for a few months. The Birchbox left a lot to be desired, but Harry’s was a hit.
The razor they sent me was a smoky blue (my least favorite color) but they are available in orange, green, and white. I’ve since purchased an orange one for travel and a green one to keep at my Airstream. The travel cover is a great accessory. I seriously can’t tell you how many times my unprotected Gillette razor cut me or my bag. No problem with Harry’s handy cover!
The blades are handcrafted in Germany, and they are—literally—razor sharp. They seem to last about 3x longer than the typical Gillette blade too. From the Harry’s site:
We spent over a year meticulously crafting our first Harry’s line. Our blades are made by German engineers with decades of experience honing high-grade steel. Our handles were designed to blend timeless simplicity and modern ergonomics. Our shaving cream comes from the same chemists who make creams for high-end brands. The result: a set of modern shaving products made with respect for the tradition of a good, clean shave.
Try Harry’s here. The trial pack is $15—or less than half the price of one pack of Gillette refills—Harry’s definitely gets my vote. I’m 50/50 on their shaving cream (I still prefer my time-tested Nivea brand), but their razors and refills are top shelf, as is their service, and speed of delivery. Plus, they have nice packaging!
Harry’s also offers a subscription service to make sure you’ll never run out of blades. I haven’t used that… but it seems like a nice option. I simply jump on the site and order replacements whenever I’m running low.
I like that Harry’s helps me to buy less, and buy only what I need. So not only are they less expensive and better quality, but they are also kind to your budget!