Best alternative to Gillette Fusion Proglide

Discussion in 'Cartridge Razors' started by idan, Jun 2, 2019.

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Best alternative to Gillette Fusion Proglide

  1. Dorco Pace 6 Plus

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Dorco Pace 4

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Schick Hydro 5 Sense Sensitive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Schick Hydro 3

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Schick Quattro Titanium

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. Personna Caliber 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. other (Please write in response)

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. idan

    idan Active Member

    hello i am looking for the best alternative to Gillette Fusion Proglide
    My goal: shaving close like Gillette (or even a little less close) and also the razor will be smooth on the skin as gillette, and of course the most important thing - lower cost in general, and also Low cost long term.
    I have to say: I have thick+dense bristles and sensitive skin.

    These are the alternatives I have been thinking about:
    Dorco Pace 6 Plus
    Dorco Pace 4
    Schick Hydro 5 Sense Sensitive
    Schick Hydro 3
    Schick Quattro Titanium
    Personna Caliber 5


    Other suggestions are welcome, except: the dollar shave club or something else (I live in Europe), and also any razor from Gillette company.

    Many Thanks for your help , and have a fantastic day :):)
     
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Dorcos are a good choice with cost in mind.
     
  3. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I would recommend the Caliber-5 Core Motion because it is like the Fusion Flexball. A Schick Quattro Titanium Cartridge will fit the Caliber-5 Core Motion handle. I prefer the Quattro Titanium Carts over the Caliber-5 Carts. My face likes 4 blades better than 5. They seem to last longer too.

    Clayton

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  4. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    Quattro or Quattro5/GT5.
     
  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Have you considered razors that are not cartridge based?
     
  6. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    Yes, he has.
     
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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    K. Thx.

    I've never used a 5 blade shaving device. The cost always ran me off, so I can understand shopping around.
     
  8. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Id probably go Dorco Pace 4, Schick Hydro 3, Schick Quattro or a 2 or 3-blade Bic. I personally use the Bic Sensitive when I travel.
    I personally cant stand 5-blade razors because I find them to be too tuggy and I tend to get razor burn from them.
     
  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Take a look at the Feather MR3 Neo or Feather F3 aka Samrai Edge.

    You can get the handles and blades on Amazon, ebay or wet shaving vendors. The blades for either handle should be interchangeable between the 2. If I ever got back into using carts these would be the ones I would try first.
     
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  10. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Ive heard that the Feather carts arent anywhere near as sharp as Feather's DE blades are.
     
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  11. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    If I ever went back to cartridge razors, I definitely would choose a Schick product. Preferably the Schick Tracer
     
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  12. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    They aren't produced anymore. The nearest thing is the Xtreme3.
     
  13. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Tracer carts are still available. They aren't cheap but still available.

    Clayton

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  14. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    They would be NOS, and they sell for ridiculous prices. All discontinued carts are available, their scarcity reflects their price.
     
  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    My favorite cart, back in the day, was the Bic Hybrid, three blade system. They have different versions with more blades, but for me, this was the best one. You get a new handle with every pack and it gave me the best shaves from any cart. If I had to travel and worry about one of my razors getting lost, stolen or forgotten, this would be my choice, and inexpensive......

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  16. Roger Healey

    Roger Healey New Member

    Has anyone tried the Personna Magnum M5? How does it compare to any of the ones mentioned above?
     
  17. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    It's okay, it was discontinued and brought back. The GT5 is much better.
     
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  18. Roger Healey

    Roger Healey New Member

    Thanks, from photos it seems that the GT5 is the same as the Caliber (which is available).
     
  19. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    They are not identical. The GT5 is based on the Quattro. The Caliber 5 is not.

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    Caliber 5

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    GT5
     
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  20. Roger Healey

    Roger Healey New Member

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