The Best Razors For Men – A Review of Modern & Traditional Razors

Best Razors for Men

To Shave or Not to Shave

That is the question that many men have asked countless times these days. With the popularity of carrying a beard becomes more and more trendy, the daily chore of shaving has almost been eliminated. But beside that, the other question men face when they do decide to shave is: ‘Which razor should I use?’

There are many options. A man can go with a straight blade, a traditional razor, or he can use a powered shaver. This review will focus on the more traditional razors.

To find out which is the best razor for men keep reading. We have narrowed the selection to 5 types of razors. This review will help you pick the best razor for you and your face.

Overview of the best men's razor

Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men's Razor

Gillette is a name men know and can trust. They have been making razors since their grandfathers were all young.

This edition of the modern handheld razor comes with 5 blades and a lubricating strip. It also has a finely tuned trimmer to reach those difficult places on a man’s face.

Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Razors for Men

'Five' seems to be the magic number with disposable razors this year. Schick has introduced their upgrade as they try to keep up with the Joneses. There difference is they have skin guards, so you can avoid those nasty nicks.

It also comes with a hydrating gel application which lasts longer than ordinary lubricants.

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor

The old traditional safety razor has not gone the way of the dinosaur yet.

Change blades in 5 seconds and made from the highest quality European materials under strict quality controls. You get a more balanced shave because it is a bit heavier than disposables.

Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor

This straight razor will transport you back to the Old West. Shave like the western heroes of old, you do not need to keep up with the latest fads in shaving when a traditional razor will do the job at probably half the expense.

You don’t need to keep buying replacements either: It comes with 100 blades.

Micro Touch Triple-Blade Razor with 12 Refill Cartridges

The pivoting head provides great flexibility in reaching those hard to reach places. It may only have 3 blades but that doesn’t mean you won’t get a great shave.

German engineering guarantees the blades to last up to 4 times as long as other blades and the 12 replacement cartridges keep you from heading to the store any time soon.

The best razors quick comparison chart

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#1. Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men's Razor

Every man knows the name Gillette. It has dominated the shaving industry for decades. It is a name a man can wholeheartedly trust. Gillette is not known for sitting back on its laurels. It has used innovation and creativity to develop their razors to bring a close, comfortable shave.

Their latest offering now has 5 blades and an improved lubricating strip at the top. There is no need to worry about suffering from nicks. Gillette has taken the risk out of shaving. Their technological advances have invented the flex ball style of shaving. The razor will follow the easily follow the different curves your face throws at it.

Along with its ergonomic grip, Fusion 5 ProGlide as a handy trimmer on the back to help you get those tricky nose and other hairs. The lubricating strip will turn white when the blade starts to lose its edge. Its lightweight will allow you to shave in comfort and turn those facial corners with ease.

What We Like

  • Has 5 blades.
  • Handy trimmer.
  • Technological design.

What We Don't Like

  • Cutting sharpness fades fast.
  • Misleading advertisement: Mentioned of 2 blade replacements when only 1 is in the package.

#2. Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Razors for Men

The competition for being the best shaving razor for men has been fought between Gillette and Schick for generations. If one improves their razors, the other probably won't be too far behind. Both are looking for that edge that will put them at number one.

Schick’s latest entry in this battle also comes with 5 blades but has a unique hydrating gel that lubricates your face longer than its competitors. Their handy trimmer can be turned on with your thumb. It is conveniently located so you do not have to stop shaving to activate it.

The 5 blades are designed to provide you with the closest most comfortable shave possible. This razor gives you more contact points than almost any other razor on the market. It also can do double duty. Not only can it give your face a great shave, but it works just as well on your head. If you like the bald look, this razor gives you the edge in shaving your head.

This could be the best cheap razors on the market today.

What We Like

  • Hydrating gel reservoir.
  • Double duty capability.
  • Skin guards.

What We Don't Like

  • Some troubles in those difficult areas.
  • Some quality shaving issues.

#3. VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor

Bringing European materials and quality to your bathroom. A good blend of metal covered by a long-lasting chrome finish. You will love the look as it outclasses the disposable competition. If you want to feel like a man getting a manly shave, this razor will achieve that quest.

Its 4.8 ounce body is more durable than most other razors. The versatility is displayed by the universal fit for all safety blades. This razor will save you money in the long run. You do not have to keep buying disposable razor blades. One packet of safety razors should last a long time. It also doesn’t take long to change the blades.

If you want to be environmentally friendly, the Viking Blade is the route to take. No more filling up landfills with disposable razors that will not dissolve away. You can protect the environment and your face by using this unique razor.

What We Like

  • Traditional safety razor.
  • Environmentally safe.
  • Well made.

What We Don't Like

  • Might be a little short.
  • Possible manufacturing errors: Loose screws.

#4. Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor

The old west had it over the modern age when it came to shaving. They used straight razors they could put in their saddle bags. There was no need to go hunting for the nearest convenience store to stock up on replacement blades. They had those with them as well.

This straight razor comes with 100 replacement blades. You will not only protect the environment but save a lot of money on gas searching for blades.

Straight razors give clean close comfortable shaves every time you use them. No gimmicks or fancy designs, no mess or fuss. Of all the types of razors on the market today, this one may be the most honest.

It unfolds to about 9 inches in length to give your hand plenty of room as it negotiates the curves on your face. The replaceable blade means you do not have to take the time to sharpen the blade before you use it. The fitting may be a little tight at first but as you use it, the fitting will loosen up in time.

What We Like

  • Eco-friendly.
  • Traditional, honest, straight forward shave.
  • Replaceable blades.

What We Don't Like

  • A little difficult to replace the blade.
  • Too much flexibility in the blade.

#5. Micro Touch Triple-Blade Razor with 12 Refill Cartridges

In the hunt for the best shaving razor the 3-blade razor cannot be overlooked. They may not have the numbers like their competitors. But they have the quality to provide you with a great shave.

Its no-stick coating makes cleaning a lot easier. The leftover hair just slides right off. Made from stainless steel, these razors are coated with a non-slip grip and given an ergonomic design. The comfort you feel comes from the weighted handle. It is made to feel like an extension of your hand.

You can’t just buy the blades. The razor s part of the package. The blades are sharp so be careful when loading and unloading them from the razor. Economically priced so you do not have to break your bank account to get a great shave.

What We Like

  • The price.
  • Long lasting sharpness.
  • German engineering.

What We Don't Like

  • Some quality control issues.
  • A bit fragile - handle with care.

How to choose the right razor

There are different types of razors on the market. It Is not easy trying to choose the right razor to get that clean shave. You do not want to spend a lot of money. Trial and error may not be the smartest way to conduct your razor search.

To help you out, here are a few tips to guide you in picking the right razor for you:

  1. Check the blades - To some the more blades the better the shave.

  2. Flexibility - You want a razor that ill glide through your curves with ease.

  3. Lubrication - To avoid nicks you need to pick a razor that lubricates well. If you do not want to do it yourself.

  4. Are there enough replacement blades - If you can keep the blades sharper longer then you have a good razor.

  5. Pick a blade for your gender - There is a difference.

To get the best razor for men you also need to check your preferences and the brand name.

The advantages of a razor

Everyone has their preferences. They also have their reasons for saying theirs is the one with the most advantages. Here are some quick facts on the advantages of each type of razor. You make up your own mind

Disposable razors - Inexpensive, easy to replace, lightweight. And always being improved

Safety razor - Used correctly it provides a smooth shave with a touch of gentleness, sturdy and easy to use

Straight razors - Will last for years (saves money), provides the closest cleanest shave of all three types of razors.

A Close Shave

Razors for Men

We are down to the end of the review and it is time to pick the winner of the competition for best razor for men. You have read the reviews, seen the facts and considered the comparisons.

​We like number 4.

Gillette and Schick have brand name recognisability. They have the experience and innovation. But they cannot compete against tradition.

The Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor not only provides a close, comfortable shave, it is durable to last a long time. It is environmentally friendly and links you to history. Need we say more. Our preference may not be yours, but we do not like the environmental impact of the disposal razors.

Number 3 came in a close second in our tightest competition yet. It was a real close shave for the winner

Some final words

There you have it. The reviews for the best razors for men. Your opinion may not match up with ours exactly. There are many good razors on the market and your shave depends upon your preference. Your face, your choice.

It all depends upon how much you want to spend, how good you want to look and how comfortable a shave you want to experience. Read the reviews and do your own comparison.

We have given you a lot of information for you to use. Attracting the ladies start with a close comfortable save. If you feel good about yourself, it will show. A good shave is the best romantic advertisement going

Our advice is to go with the razor that is the best men’s razor. For us that was Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor. You can’t beat tradition.

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