Harry’s and their online shaving subscription service have been taking the world by storm since launching in 2013. Selling only directly to their users from their website, Harry’s have a reputation for performance and craftsmanship. So we decided to see what all the fuss was about. Read on for our review of Harry’s shaving products.
As mentioned, Harry’s business model runs on a cancel-anytime subscription. As such, you’ll need to get a Starter Set. It contains everything you need for a shave with a weighted rubberised handle, a five-blade razor cartridge, foaming shave gel, and a travel blade cover. Then you just choose your subscription (every 2, 3 or 5 months) with either £14 for 8 Blades, £19 for 8 Blades and a Gel, or £36 for a Family Plan of 16 Blade and 2 Gels.
So how was the shave? Though we knew Harry’s had a reputation, we were surprised with just how good the shave was. Harry’s manufacture all of their own blades in their very own factory in Germany, which means their reputation relies on quality. And it shows. The blades glide with ease and offer one of the closest at-home shaves we’ve had – mainly thanks to the lubricating strip on the cartridge.
The rubberised handle has a textured pattern which means you’ve got some real control, even when wet. This is massively helped by the balance of the handle which is weighted at the core. As a side note; we also absolutely love the design of the razor which comes in either Nautilus Blue, Total Orange or Oliver 107.
The accompanying gel is very refreshing and contains an aloe-enriched formula to soothe your skin. It’s also paraben-free, sulfate-free, and never tested on animals – something which is becoming more and more popular but still good to see.
In terms of price, we think Harry’s offering some of the best value shaving products around. You can tell everything is made using top-quality ingredients and materials, but prices are still notably lower than many of the top competing brands.
The only criticism we’d have is that due to the nature of the service, blades can pile up and if you’re in need of a new blade at short notice, delivery naturally takes longer than popping to a shop.
It may not be a luxury shave, but Harry’s should certainly be in consideration if you’re looking for something well-designed, easy-to-use and reliable.