Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a wave of razor blade subscription websites, which has revolutionized not only the shaving industry, but also our thought process in choosing the right razor. Nearly every man has some sort of beard trimmer, whether it’s for “No Shave November,” or the occasional Miami Vice Party (we go to at least four a year). But even on their lowest settings, these trimmers cannot match the clean, smooth feel of a bladed shave. With so many options out there, we’ve picked out our top five subscription razor blade sites:
Dollar Shave Club kicked off the shave club craze with their hilarious 2012 commercial that quickly went viral. Even better than their marketing strategy is the service itself, which offers three separate plans, including the infamous $1 twin blade, with the latter two costing $6 and $9, respectively. Combining great razors with free shipping, and an “every other month option” for the less shave-inclined, make Dollar Shave Club an easy pick.
Wet Shave Club really kicks it up a notch (sorry, Emeril), offering full shaving kits each month as part of your subscription. While slightly more expensive, averaging around $17 a month, you definitely get some serious bang for your buck. Each box comes with different shaving soaps and aftershaves, along with your beloved blades, and your first order even includes a double edge razor and a shaving brush. Free shipping to the lower 48 and all sorts of little extras round out this site’s service package aimed at those looking for that perfect touch of class.
800razors is one of our online favorites because of its flat pricing (25.99 for a 3 or 5 blade razor, including blade refills), and it’s famous “Burn-Free Guarantee” (which some of us wish our ex-girlfriends came with). If you get that big bad burn after using an 800razor blade, just send it back and you’ll get a full refund. If they’ve got that much confidence in their product, why shouldn’t we?
Harry’s combines an upscale shave with a flat price on three different plans. For $31 per shipment, you’ll get eight blades and two shaving creams. Notice that we said per shipment, and
not per month, because Harry’s offers plans for the “Everyday,” “Occasional,” and “Infrequent” shaver, which ship every two, three, and five months, respectively. The ability to customize your subscription plan, free shipping to the contiguous 48 states, and low costs to U.S. Military bases worldwide make Harry’s a great blade site for which to honorably discharge your hard-earned cash.
Who says old dogs can’t do new tricks? Most people, but definitely not those at Gillette. Gillette’s subscription service offers three different plans, each with free shipping, and each including one of their signature razors. You can get a Fusion, Mach3 Turbo, or Fusion ProGlide, costing $17.49, $17.99, and $18.99 per shipment, with each coming with four cartridges, except for the Mach3 Turbo which includes five cartridges. A trusted brand and a great price range make Gillette’s online subscription razor service an excellent choice to round out our top 5.