Remember when the idea of more than one blade on a razor was ridiculous? What dark times they were. This is the future, and it's time to shave our faces — and other parts for that matter — with the one device. This is the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, and it's a manscaper's best friend.
What Is It?
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is a facial razor that doubles as a trimmer and a styler. In the box you get everything from the blades you need for a stock-standard facial shave right through to a couple of different trimmer attachments for your other areas.
The Fusion ProGlide Styler gave me what I can only describe as the closest and most comfortable shave I have ever done by myself. Gillette know how to make a facial razor and the Fusion ProGlide Styler excels. I use Gillette blades in my cut-throat razor and they're insanely sharp. The ProGlide delivers a better shave than that because it soothes as it shaves, meaning little to no razor-rash when you're done.
Removing the facial razor attachment reveals a precision trimmer measuring about two centimetres, which helps you tidy up the fiddly bits. It also allows you to clip on one of two trimmer bits depending on the length you want. The trimmer isn't something I'd go shaving my head with for example, but it's something you can use to keep your chest and other parts under control with.
The Fusion ProGlide Styler comes with a battery which is always welcome, and both it and the blade will be good to go morning after morning for months before they need replacing.
Cleaning the Fusion ProGlide Styler is also pretty easy: the trimmer attachment pops back so you can clean it in the hard to reach places. The best part it's all waterproof so you don't have to worry about shorting the damn thing out as you rinse.
The Fusion ProGlide Styler also comes with its own little stand that isn't abusive as far as your bathroom space is concerned. Fill it with your razor, trimmer and attachments and stick it in a corner. Perfik!
There's no getting by it: the weight of the Fusion ProGlide Styler is a bit of a problem. It's not so much an issue when you're using it as a trimmer — you want a bit of weight there — but when you're just using it as a facial razor, you've got a bit of bulk to contend with.
Before you buy the Fusion ProGlide Styler, you really need to ask yourself how often you'll be using it as a facial razor and how often you'll use the other features like the trimmer.
The problem compounds itself when you start weighing up using the Fusion ProGlide Styler as just a trimmer. There are better trimmers out there if that's what you want for your manscaping. The Fusion ProGlide Styler's key selling feature is the fact that it's a reliable all in one. If you're not going to use all of it, it's a bit of a waste.
Should You Buy It?
Yes, providing that you're going to use the facial razor and the body trimmer pretty regularly to make the investment worth it. Otherwise there are lighter facial razors and more featured trimmers to capture your interest.