Shaving is a daily experience for most men, and for a long time, it was a pricy affair.
That is until the mainstream brands such as Gillette began getting competition from other upcoming razor companies like Harry’s. Harry’s aims to provide quality razors at a lower price.
How Does Harry’s Work?
Harry’s razors are available for purchase online. You subscribe to a package, and at the end of every month, Harry’s will send you a refill. With Harry’s, you can choose how often you would like to receive your refills.
When you visit their website, you will see that they offer you two options before making the commitment. You can choose between the free starter pack which will cost you $3 for shipping costs and a $15 trial set.
The Truman and Winston trial sets only differ in the design of the handle. Each set contains Harry’s shaving gel, a razor handle, three blades, and a travel blade cover.
I have to say the starter deals are a great strategy. Harry’s aims to make a good first impression and they achieve that with their simple but classy packaging. If you are impressed by this kind of detail, then you are in for a treat.
Harry’s is working on setting itself apart from the other shaving companies by branding themselves as the gentleman’s choice.
This is a product that makes you proud while giving you a high-quality shave. Their starter packs have everything you need to begin. Harry’s is a very manly product—from how they look to how the shaving gel smells.
Another important thing many users note is the longevity of the lubricating strip when you use the blade cover. This aspect ensures that you will enjoy a smooth and comfortable shave for longer.
The cost of shaving normally depends on how many times you shave a week. For most of us, it is a daily routine. Keeping this in mind, you probably do not want to spend a lot of money and time with this.
The pricing of Harry’s products is very affordable. First, they offer free shipping on some products. The cost of shaving depends on your shaving needs, and with Harry’s, that cost varies between $3 and $38.
When you order a blade only refill, you might spend only $3. Adding shaving gel or other products will cost you more but there is still shipping.
When you compare the prices to other monthly shave clubs, like Gillette and DSC, Harry’s are cheaper than Gillette and more or less the same compared to DSC.
Harry’s shaving products are also available in retail stores such as Walmart and Target. Their retail prices range from $8 to $40.
Harry’s are distinctively clear about the use of their blades for the face and not the head. Harry’s shaving sets include:
- Truman Set- Has one handle, three German-engineered blade cartridges, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover. The handles come in different colors.
- Winston Set – has one weighty, die-cast zinc, and polished handle. Three German-engineered blade cartridges with a lubricating strip, foaming shaving gel, and a travel cover.
- Harry’s + Highsnobiety – Has one translucent handle and one five-blade cartridge. This product is available exclusively at Harry’s and Barneys.
- Essentials Travel Kit – contains a Truman handle, travel size shave gel, and travel cover.
- Deluxe Travel Kit – has a Truman handle, travel size shave gel, travel cover, and a soothing post-shave balm.
Their blades and razors include:
- Harry’s blades – Blades have a flex hinge and a lubricating strip. They come in packs of 4, 8, and 16 blades.
- The Truman – has one rubber handle and 1 German-engineered blade cartridge.
- The Winston – Has one German-engineered blade cartridge.
- Harry’s Razor Stand – It has an aluminum base which keeps it stable. Keeps the razor dry and upright to help it last longer.
Their pre-shave and Post-shave products include:
- Shave Gel – Very rich in a lather, contains Aloe Vera and hyaluronic acid which protects and restores your face before and after shaving.
- Shave Cream – Has a rich conditioning formula with essential oils of eucalyptus and mint to keep your face cool and smooth. Their cream is very subtle and does not disrupt your vision while shaving.
- Post-Shave Balm – This product contains cooling and moisturizing ingredients. It dries quickly, so your skin is not shiny or sticky after a shave. It also returns your skin to its natural state.
- Post- shave Mist – This product is filled with healthy vitamins for your skin including seaweed. It is also an alcohol-free product. It is a product that immediately cools, refreshes, and hydrates your skin after shaving.
Harry’s other products include face wash and face lotions and accessories such as toiletry bags. They also have a new range of shower products such as bar soap, and body wash.
Harry’s shaving company was formed in 2013 in America by Andy Katz and Jeff raider. The company is based in New York. These two men came together to solve a problem that according to their research many men were suffering from.
Their passion for providing high-quality shaving products at an affordable price led them to buy Feintechnik, a German razor factory for $100 million.
This made it possible for Harry’s not only to sell shaving products but also manufacture them. Harry’s specializes in producing grooming products for men, and in recent years, they’ve expanded to a couple of retail stores.
They first were released at Target in 2017. Within that same year, Harry’s began selling their products in the United Kingdom. Recently the company has also gone into Walmart stores and boasts over 2 million subscribers.
Thanks to their stylish design, reliability, and price, those numbers are expected to continue growing.
Alternatives to Harry’s Razors
The Art of Shaving – With a focus on high end shaving product, The Art of Shaving products are made to make shaving feel amazing.
Dollar Shave Club – One of the best known shaving subscriptions, anyone with a Dollar Shave Club subscription enjoy easy to understand pricing and a great product.
Gillette On Demand – Gillette has been around for more than 100 years, their Gillette on Demand subscription service is keeping them competitive with the upstarts.
Harry’s Review Bottom Line
Most of the online reviews about Harry’s are positive especially on the packaging. Shaving has never felt cooler than when you are using Harry’s shaving product.
Their sophisticated style of packaging their products makes you feel high-class, despite their razors being much more affordable than the mainstream products.