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Avid 4 razor

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FHM Grooming Award

Avid 4 Travel Razor Designed by Italian Professor Giorgio Berretti

Ideal for travel or overnight stays
Convenience of disposable but quality of more expensive razor
4 double blade cartridges are stored Ingeniously within the snap-apart handles
Slim (6mm) and lightweight (half ounce)
First new razor design concept since invention of the cartridge razor
95% less waste than 40 single use disposables
Used by armed forces on manoeuvres

The unique design of the Avid 4 travel razor gives a close shave all over the face - not just on flat easy-to-shave areas.

Triple blade razors might work well on the flat parts of your face but try and get in close under your nose or other tight corners of your face and you'll find they can't get in close enough.

Keep an Avid 4 razor in your bathroom, one in your sports bag and one in your shirt pocket… just in case it's your lucky night!

Brian Sumray of Harrods Barber Shop said "fantastic packaging, cheap, light and gives a great shave".

Avid 4 won the FHM "Best Grooming Innovation".

Reviewed by Headshaver

The Avid4 Shaving System is an innovative travel razor that is very compact and portable. It consists of two narrow plastic handles which hold two razor blade cartridges each within the handles.

The handles lock together easily, resulting in a very small package that would be very suitable for travellers who are concerned about packing lightly.

The Avid razor handles pull apart
Then insert a blade cartridge from the handle
The Avid 4 slimline shaving system

The handles separate without too much effort, and the handle attaches easily to the blade cartridge. The blade is a basic two-blade model without a 'comfort strip'. The complete razor is very light but holds together solidly.

Because the handle is so narrow, it feels a little different holding it at first. It's easy enough to use once you're used to it, but I didn't particularly like the feel of the handle.

The quality of the shave is similar to a regular disposable razor. That is, it's adequate, but not especially good. I found that I had difficulty with some areas of my head that are a little uneven; I often had to go over them several times, and I would still end up with a shave that wasn't quite as close in those areas as I would like.

There was also more irritation with the Avid4 razor than with the higher-end razors that I normally use. This may be a reflection of the extra effort required on certain areas of my scalp, or it may be due to the lack of a 'comfort strip' on the cartridge; I'm not sure.

The blade I used lasted about 10 shaves, which is pretty good. It's one of the few times that a manufacturers claim for the durability of a shaving product has been accurate.

Overall, I think the Avid4 razor is a good travel razor with an excellent design. If you're concerned about packing and travelling light the Avid4 will suit your needs fine.

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