Product Type: Gillette Shaving & Grooming
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Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power
Member Name: 1st2thebar
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power
Advantages: Cleaner shave. Great performance.
Disadvantages: Overkill on the rubber, albeit not a bad thing.
Having been whisked off to Cambridge without strategic planning prior to the 'up sticks' spontaneity - I was caught short; hirsute-wise. On day two, I'd appeared gingerly in the hotel bathroom mirror at the darkening skin irritator i.e. my stubbly chin - The guilty culprit for reddening the soft skin tissue on the damsel's chin and nape; she's not best pleased as she applies extra foundation to stop her emulating a flushed chinned woman prematurely going through the menopause.
After seven minutes deliberating over my choice of blade in Boots, I opted for the reassuring brand Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide. Reassuring due to the fact Gillette know what they're doing when it comes to male grooming, according to the mavericks of sport. I paid 19.99 GBP for the privilege, but in that price I got six extra blades tagged on in the package. Including a 'triple A' battery 'fully charged' - you'll be amazed how little a battery is charged up while purchasing electrical devices including batteries. The battery was already slotted into the handle of the Pro-Glide; as if hibernating, neatly burrowed in its ergonomic capsule; waiting for the circled dash logo to be activated. By now my hirsute appearance made a toddler in pushchairs stare at my chin's uncouthness - there is nothing quite like a toddler's stare that makes you ponder your own attractiveness, well, lack of it anyway. Even though you know what is required in the grooming stakes - a toddler's stare confirms the uncouthness you're showing to the world, in this case Cambridge. I apologetically smiled to the toddler - who by now, ten seconds later had transfixed his stare to a very scraggly bent gent counting his coinage. When it came to levels of uncouthness, I was up there with the best.
The Best a Man can Get - or anything hairy.
Gillette certainly ticked most of the boxes when it comes down to product design. In the past I've found razors to be innately finicky, twiddling the razor head to cover the contours of my chiselled jaw line, was no mean feat. Pulling faces in the mirror was part shaving; to get to the hard to reach areas, I still see it as a solitude performance that is suppose to be for your eyes only. Not fit for your eyes of your lover to spy on, in my case snigger over and thereafter get the question. Why do you pull such grotesque faces while shaving? Now my facial skin has relaxed slightly, the expressions have been exaggerated an iota more while shaving to get that hairless polished end product. The five blades of the Pro-Glide are extra thin, and supposedly more durable. Grip wise, Gillette has catered for the clumsiest of men - the razor's girth is thicker than anything I've gripped that deals with facial hair that is. The Pro-Glide has an intricate rubber grid handle; with a sky blue rubber thread entwined, not dissimilar to a 'F1' tyre. Towards the head is a rubber elongated circle which requires pressing if you want to change blades. By pressing it, the blade is ejected as if in a James Bond movie. Once the five thin blades are clicked onto the razor head and you're face is lathered up; the Pro-Glide is ready - it is time to click on the 'on switch'.
The blue LED light glows in the brightest of bathrooms, when activated - the micro-chip inside the Pro-Glide mechanism keeps the blades vibrating side to side at an incessant rate. Pitched at a few octaves lower than an angry mosquito, the Pro-Glide's vibrating resonance could be mistaken for a female sex aid. The vibration motion of the blades prevents 'hair pulling' and in no time at all your jaw line contours will be as smooth as a ripe peach. Helped by the line of green gel that's on the blade; again, this is very durable also - expect to still see the evident green line after ten shaves. The lower blue rubber grip on the blade enables the hair to stand upright prior to it being cut within 0.2 seconds of contact - allowing the Pro-Glide to perform to a high standard of male grooming. Fusion Pro-Glide's design traits imitate a James Dyson product, the clue is in its retractable blade head - a grandiose piece of Gillette product design knowledge. While in use the blade-head is as versatile as any razor blade on the market. Flexibility, ease of use, and comfort, rolled into one.
Notably, I'm rather thick - skinned, and therefore I rarely snick myself shaving, even when rushed and do a quick robust shave to save time. Nevertheless, I'm careful around the philtrum - where the skin thins out like a mini-tub ice-cream spatula; you use to get at the movies, or watching pantomimes. Having the apparatus to groom efficiently now paves for me not to have so many hirsute days, whereby my bristly chin is guilty of crimes against feminine skin and provokes toddlers to stare. I'm in the process of thinking where I could shave next? The problem is I'm not sure if the summer is ready for my body-form smoothness let alone anyone else who maybe wandering adjacent to me; naturally pushing a pushchair with a toddler staring at me - now that would be a sight.
Highly recommended for those who generally like smoothness and repulse against hirsuteness.
Summary: The best blade runner on the market. Five Stars!!
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