Gilette is the popular cartridge razor company, dominating the shaving market with their key selling point being the Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Razor. In this Gillette razor review, I’m going to go over the pros and cons of the razor and finally give my opinion on whether or not it’s worth it.
Gillette Razor Review
For this Gillette razor review, I’m going to break the Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Razor down over 3 main categories the price, the quality and the product lifetime. I’ll give each category a rating out of 5 and then finally give an averaged total score out of 5.
For those that haven’t heard of the razor, (pictured above), it is the headliner of Gillette’s cartridge razor family. The razor will generally run you around $10-13depending on where you’re buying it and will come with 2 blades. Replacement cartridges will cost right around $15 for 4 from most retailers. This prices the razor right around the average for cartridge razors. Ultimately I’d love to have a lower price on the razor but with Gillette, you get what you pay for. The price is a little high but the quality is worth it.
*All prices listed are USD. The razor is around $13-$15 here in Canada.
Gillette Fusion5 Razor sounds like some sort of crazy technology rather than a couple razor blades so lets actually go over what’s in the razor. The main selling point of the razor is the Flexball handle that allows for a much smoother shave over tricky to shave parts of a man’s face like the jawline. The razor is equipped with 5 blades, as a result, the razor offers reduced pressure per blade allowing for a smoother shave. The new blades from Gillette are their thinnest and sharpest yet, preventing tugging and pulling. Another awesome feature of the razor is the enhanced lubricant strip. The extra lubricants allow the razor to glide much easier over the skin. For a cartridge razor, the Fusion5 Proglide is top of the line quality.
The major concern that myself, as well as other customers, have with the Fusion ProGlide is that is that the blades seem to dull pretty fast. As mentioned in our shaving mistakes article, we know the importance of changing out your blades to ensure a smooth shave. In the article, I recommend about 30 shaves before blades generally begin to dull. With the ProGlide I generally find the last 5-10 shaves of that to be a little dicey. If you go for the ProGlide know that you may have to swap out the cartridges a little more regularly if you want a smooth close shave.
Life Span: 3.5/5
The Advantages of the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide
I really like the Flexball handle as it makes shaving my jawline and chin much easier.
The 5 thin and sharp blades coupled with the lubricant strip make for a very smooth shave.
The cost is pretty in line with the product you’re getting. While not a steal it’s certainly affordable.
The Disadvantages of the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide
The only real downside I’ve noticed with the razor is that it seems to dull after 20-25 shaves. This means more frequent cartridge replacements and more money.
The Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor is one of the best on the market. The razor offers extremely high quality at an affordable price. The major downside of the razor is that I do notice it dulls fairly fast. In conclusion of our Gillette razor review I’d say that for a clean easy shave, the Gillette razor is one of the best options out there. I personally use the Fusion5 ProGlide so they are good enough for my money! In conclusion for a cartridge razor I have yet to find one for better value the the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Razor.