Review: Harry’s Winston Shave Set (Holiday Gift Guide)

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Like most guys, shaving is an essential component of my morning routine. It should be treated with the importance it deserves. Courtesy of Harry’s, I’m reviewing the Winston Shave Set. The kit contain a foaming shave gel, 3 German engineered blade cartridges, travel blade cover and Winston razor handle.

In 2013, Warby Parker co-founder Jeff Raider team up with college friend Andy Katz-Mayfield to start Harry’s. The vision of Harry’s is to offer high quality shaving products at a fair price, while at the same time supporting the community. 1% of Harry’s sales go to City Year’s New York chapter and all Harry’s employees volunteer 1% of their time to the organization which help 17 to 24 year old students with in-class support, 1-on-1 and small group tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. Like Warby Parker, Harry’s control the design and manufacturing of its products and sell it directly to consumers. Harry’s manufactured the razor blades in its own 93 year old factory in Germany.

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First, I lather my face with the hydrating foaming gel. It is packed with natural ingredients like licorice root extract, cucumber and aloe that soothe and hydrate your skin. The gel is thick, rich and provide a nice protective layer while shaving.

Unlike the drug store razor which are made of plastic, the Winston handle is constructed of high grade aluminum. The handle’s ergonomic design fits comfortably in my hand and has a nice weight. It’s a pleasure to use it every morning. I only need to apply the lightest amount of pressure to achieve a perfectly close shave.

Each blade cartridge are designed and manufactured at Harry’s own German factory. Because there are no markups and no middleman, Harry’s can sell high quality blades for under $2.00.

The razor cartridge has 5 precision angled blades to spread pressure evenly across your face for maximum comfort. The cartridge’s pliant rubber hinge flexes to the contours of your face for precise control. While the comfort strip, a small band of aloe vera and vitamin E, soothes and nourishes your skin. The blade effortlessly navigate through the tricky curves around the neck and the awkward spots under the nose.

Depending on your shaving needs, Harry’s offer a shave plan of $31 per shipment.  For the Everyday Shaver (5-7 days a week), you will receive fresh blades every 2 months, Occasional Shaver (few days a week) its every 3 months and the Infrequent Shaver (1 day a week) its every 5 months. Each set you will receive 8 blade cartridges and 2 moisturizing shave creams.

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Still need some Christmas gift ideas? We suggest these Harry’s shave kits:

Winter Essentials Trio

Winter Essentials Trio
Includes: After Shave Lotion, Foaming Shave Gel, and Lip Balm
Price: $20

Truman Shave Set

Truman Shave Set
Includes: 1 razor, 3 Blade Cartridges, Shaving Cream or Gel, and Travel Blade Cover
Price: $15

Winter Winston Ice Blue & Charcoal Sets

Winter Winston Ice Blue & Charcoal Sets
Includes: 1 razor, 3 Blade Cartridges, Shaving Cream or Gel, and Travel Blade Cover
Price: $30 (not engraved), $45 (engraved)

Engraved Winston Set

Engraved Winston Set
Includes: 1 razor, 3 Blade Cartridges, Shaving Cream or Gel, and Travel Blade Cover
Price: $25 (not engraved), $40 (engraved)

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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