Shaveology DE Razor Review: A Great Gift for Men

Last updated on December 5th, 2018 by Garrick Dee

Only a few companies in the world dare to add a 90 day guarantee to their products.

And fewer would dare give you a no questions asked refund when you’re not happy with their product.

Shaveology is one of the rare companies that do that.

Shaveology DE Razor Review

90-day Money Back guarantee

They are so confident with the quality of their product that they’ve backed it up with a 90 day “Love Your Shave” guarantee.

Offering a this type of warranty makes sense for a new company who wants a piece of a pie in a crowded space.

Full disclosure, Shaveology is made in China. So there’s always a possibility of lemon products coming out of production.

This product has a basic 3 piece design

First off there’s the handle (made from a combination of metal and acrylic), the comb and guard. All held together by a screw.

What’s great about this design is usually you can mix and match parts from different brands as the screws usually are of the same size and create your own combo but that’s another topic.

In the box you’ll get 5 blades, a leather pouch for razor head and a microfiber towel to wipe down your razor after using it.

A quick look at the features

  • Three piece and close comb design
  • Durable non-slip handle (made from acrylic)
  • Chrome finish
  • Comes with 5 replacement blades and polishing cloth
  • Length: 3.9″
  • Aggressiveness: 5/10

Pros

  • It comes with everything you need to shave – no need to extra blades because it already has 5 included in the kit
  • Very nice packaging
  • 90 day “Love Your Shave” guarantee
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Smooth handle is slippery when wet
  • Acrylic finish can wear out over time
  • Some quality control issues like the threads being too big which made it hard to remove

What to expect from Shaveology?

Great gift because of the packaging

The first thing you’ll notice is the high quality packaging that makes this a great gift for men.

It comes in a white box with a clearly written instruction manual inside. You don’t even need to gift wrap this if your buying it as a gift.

Again to repeat, when you open the box you will get the safety razor, 5 blades, a microfiber towel and a leather blade cover.

Here’s an unboxing video to give you an idea what you’ll get…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKQpCYozuQI

You’ll notice the video that the box is in black but when buy this from Amazon, it’ll have a white box…

Features

Regardless of packaging, Shaveology has done a good job in this area. And you’ll get a form inside where you can register and get 60 days’ worth of blades for free.

3-piece design

Like the Merkur and the Perfecto razors I reviewed before, this product uses a three piece design held together by a single bolt that you twist on the handle.

These types of razors are the easiest to manufacture thus they have lower manufacturing costs.

Simple design

Assembly is pretty straight forward – you’ll just need to line up the blade with the small metal brackets, attach the base then screw it on the handle.

If you look at the handle, it is smooth with no knurling whatsoever.

Yes, it looks nice but be careful when using this as it may slip in wet conditions though Shaveology says it uses a “non-slip” handle.

Is it easy to load the blade?

This product utilizes the standard 3 piece design. It is one of the most common designs for safety razors that’s why it is relatively cheap and loading the blades is easy.

Assembly requires lining up the three parts along with the blade.

Make sure to hold the sides of the top and base plate with the blade so it lines up evenly.

Aggressiveness

This razor isn’t aggressive at all because there is minimal blade exposure. I’d say this razor is a 5/10 in terms of aggressiveness.

Newbie shavers can opt for this and take advantage of the 90 day “Love Your Shave” warranty.

Grip

Look closely at the handle and you’ll notice that it is smooth. So it can slip off your hands in damp conditions. Shaveology says that it uses black acrylic with a “non slip” material.

Length

The length of this razor is just about average – around 3.9 inches long. Great for men with average sized hands.

What do consumers say?

First thing consumers noticed is the nice packaging.

Shaveology really invested a lot of time and effort in this.

Great gift idea for men

If cannot think of a gift idea for your guy friend, this makes a perfect gift idea for wet shavers because it has a razor and a blade included in the package.

You can add a shaving brush and shaving cream if you’re generous.

The chrome finish and the black acrylic handle looks nice and it has pretty good weight based on the reviews I’ve read.

Some complaints about quality

In terms of quality, most of the reviewers say that it was good. But there are also complaints about poor quality control. One commented that you’d are better off with a Merkur 34c that’s made in Germany.

This really isn’t a surprise because it’s manufactured in China. It’s not a knock against China. But it is what it is. There will be a percentage of lemon products that will come out because quality control isn’t as good.

90 day guarantee

But that’s where the 90 day guarantee kicks in. If you’re not happy with it, just send it back and ask for a refund.

The blades that come with this are not aggressive which make this suitable for men with sensitive skin.

Most of the folks who’ve used this reported not getting any razor burn. If you have not read it yet, please read my wet shaving article so that you’ll learn how to properly prep your face for a world class shave.

Here’s a video review from Amazon…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bQnuesHeSM

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this from Amazon for less than $25 which more expensive than a cartridge razor. But you’ll have to consider that the price of cartridge refills are much more when you compare it to a DE blade.

If you make the switch from a cartridge to a safety razor, you can save literally thousands of dollars over the long haul.

To wrap up

This product is great for new and old shavers alike who don’t want to spend too much on a safety razor.

It comes with 5 blades, a razor, microfiber cloth plus a pouch where you store your razor in if you’re not using it, basically a complete package for less than $30.

Add to that the 90 day “Love Your Shave” warranty you’ve got one of the best value-for-money products in the market right now. If you register, you can get free supply of razors for 60 days.

Lastly if you can find a gift idea for someone you know loves to shave, lift up their spirits with this gift on any occasion.

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