I try to avoid reviewing the items that I put on Tom’s Kit, but I need to let everyone know – Gillette Mach 3 razors are the best! Hands down. I have tried the 4 and 5 blade varieties to no avail. 3 is the magic number, period. Granted, every man’s skin and hair are different and a man should obtain and use what works best for him, however, I strongly believe that the Mach 3 razors will be perfect for nearly every man. I use the Turbo variety.
The Gillette Mach 3 triple-blade razor was introduced in 1998 to great hype and fanfare. In a short time, it was flying off of store shelves. And it’s no wonder, as it is an excellent razor.
A razor is only as good as it’s blade, and the Mach 3 blades are excellent. They’re extremely sharp and durable; I get more shaves out of a Mach 3 blade than any other blade I’ve used. In front of the blades, ‘micro-fins’ are intended to help your hair stand up straight. Behind the blades, a ‘comfort strip’ is intended to soothe the skin. They seem to do their jobs, as the irritation level is low. The blades have an interesting ‘open’ design that makes them easy to clean.