If the great unknown beckons but you dread the thought of leaving your shaving den behind, have no fear. You can still get a great shave on-the-go. Eric breaks down some great products that will have you looking forward to your trip. From razors to soaps to aftershaves to bags, this list has everything but the bathroom sink -- you’ll have to provide that yourself.
Parker Travel Razor:
If you are looking for a reliable, economical travel razor, look no further. At $29.99, this 4-piece travel razor fits in a small leather pouch, and can be assembled into a full-sized razor. Though closed comb, this razor is efficient at taking down a few days’ growth, and the knurling on the handle is incredibly defined, so it’s very easy to grip.
La Toja Shaving Stick:
One of the most popular choices in travel wet shaving, the shaving stick is a convenient, compact option for a smooth shave on the go. The La Toja comes in at a great price point: $7.50 for a very hard stick that - with only travel use - will last you quite some time. With a few swipes over your wetted whiskers, less than a minute of face lathering is needed to give you an unbelievably slippery and protective lather. Top this off with a fresh, powdery scent, and you’ve got one of the most highly-recommended soaps for a quick, convenient, and comfortable shave on the go.
Valobra Shaving Soap Stick:
One of the most praised tallow soap bases on the market is now available in a soap stick. Not the cheapest of all options, but if you want to shave like a king while traveling, then this is your best bet. To my nose, I get a clay-like scent, something very natural and earthy. Though it does come with a foil wrap to make it easy to hold, many opt for a twist-up container to press it into. Which brings us to . . .
Twist up containers:
For many of us, wet shaving is a way to decompress and unwind, so why should you have to compromise on treating yourself on the go? Enter the simple twist-up container. All you have to do is screw the base at the bottom as far upward as it’ll go, then scoop your prized soap/cream into the base, and screw the base further down as you add more product! Turn any soap or hard cream into a “stick” with this dispenser.
Merkur Travel Razor:
Similar to the Parker mentioned above, the Merkur travel razor is a 4-piece safety razor in a high quality, yet very compact leather case. Seriously, several dozens of these could fit in a single dopp kit. So if space is of absolute importance, I could not recommend a better product. With the great build and performance of the renowned Merkur brand, you will not have to sacrifice your quality shave away from home.
The Gillette Guard has been in production for only a few years in India, and was made as a solution for the mass-market need for a close, easy, economical shave. At $2, this single-blade cartridge delivers a surprisingly impressive shave. There is quite a large gap between the blade and scalloped guard, which means this is very difficult to clog, unlike most other cartridges. Though you can barely feel the blade cutting, you will get a decent, close shave with this, and one cartridge will last easily as long as a standard DE blade will. If you are only checking luggage and cannot take a safety razor (or blades, rather), this is a great option.
Oftentimes, when traveling, your days may be jam-packed with activities, and time is of the essence. Many soaps/creams can take some time to build a proper lather with a brush. And, when you’re pressed for time, you shouldn’t have to reach for the useless can of foam (eh hem. . . can you tell what my preference are?). Instead, reach for Cremo shave cream! It gives a unique cream formula packed with botanical extracts that, when combined with water, yields an indescribably slick coating on your face for a very smooth shave. Though it won’t provide a voluminous lather, it more than fits the bill for the slick protectant needed for shaving on the go. A pleasant, mild citrus scent.
Best Sellers Cream Sample Pack:
Our best sellers shaving cream sample pack consists of 6 shaving creams, Crown, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Speick, C.O. Bigelow, Cella, and Cyril R. Salter. These come in small, ½ tablespoon jars so, if you’re taking your shaving brush on your travels, you can easily lather up with several scent options without taking up space in your luggage!