800Razors.com Review and Giveaway

Date Tue, August 27 2013

I’ve been paying attention to the cheap razor subscription website craze. I thought it was all awesome but wondered where the ladies razors were. It’s not that I can’t use a razor meant for men. It doesn’t have to be brightly colored. But I do like the curved cartridges and handles more. 800Razors solves that problem, not only by providing two options for the men but also by adding a razor for the women.

800Razors Shipping Label

800Razors Shipping Label

I was able to get in contact with the company not too long ago, and they quickly sent over both their womens razor with some replacement blades along with one of the man’s razors. I had just shaved, so I was actually sad that I checked the mail later in the day. However, I really liked the little shipping box that 800Razors uses. It has some clever ad copy on it, but it’s also tiny. It’s really only a few inches long a wide, not much bigger than what you might get for a package of replacement cartridges. No plastic, either! So it’s recyclable, and I bet the company is able to cut costs by shipping this way.

My razor handles were loose in the box. The man’s blades with in one of those cartridge holders, while the female razor cartridges are each in their own little plastic holders. Thus far, that’s the only complaint I really have. It seems wasteful, and storage is a little sloppy because they’re loose. However, each blade is self-contained, so the blades themselves aren’t just loose.

Of course, I tried the womens’ razor first. The website compares the 5-blade design as similar to the Venus razor, which was the first razor I ever bought for myself. This isn’t exactly true, however. The moisturizing strip and 5-blade cartridge is actually comparable to the Venus Divine, which is a step up from the original Venus. If you’re not a fan of moisturizing strips, then this isn’t the razor for you; however, I like it. In fact, the difference between the Venus and Divine is like night and day. I cannot stand the original anymore. It just doesn’t cut it. Harhar.

The head and razor handle are both contoured. In fact, apart from the fact that there’s no name emblazoned on the razor itself, you wouldn’t be able to tell this isn’t a name brand razor. I bet that keeping it free of branding is another way that the  company reduces costs, too. The man’s razor does have a number “5” on the end of the handle, but it’s not necessary as the handles of the 3-blade and 5-blade razors are different.

The website says that the blades are easy to change with one hand, but the little containers for the blades means this probably isn’t true. I also find the little prongs that grasp the cartridge and hold it into place are a little finicky, but this is the case with many razors.

Woman's razor from 800Razors

Woman’s razor from 800Razors

So what about performance? Let me state that I’ve been using the Schick Hydro Silk for a while, and I love it. I guess I prefer it slightly better than my Venus Divine because I’ve been using it for a while — and I have a couple other handles from other razors, too. Anyway, the shave I get from the razor from 800Razors is amazing to say the least. The razor is so moist that I didn’t even use shaving cream the first time I used it. Not only is there no discernible difference between this and the razors you’d buy in the store, but it’s definitely better than some of them. When I switched back to my Divine from the Schick Hydro Silk, I was disappointed. This razor is better than the Venus Divine, then.

There is one area where you’ll notice a big difference, however. It’s the price. Where you’re going to pay around $15 for replacement blades for the Venus, you’re only paying $10 per 4-count blades with 800Razors. The cost for Hydro Silk replacement blades is even more, too!  Of course, you say even more if you buy in bulk. You’ll save $30 — at least — if you buy 20 at a time through 800Razors.

When you first sign up, you get a free handle, but you can buy a replacement for $4 when you order. The order system allows you to sign up for new blades every two, three or four months. Honestly, I probably use one a month, so I’d only need the last option. However, you can also purchase this as a one-off thing, which makes 800Razors the better option even if  you just need one pack.

Now, you might wonder what the catch is. Do you need to pay an arm and a leg for shipping? Nope. Shipping is free. Guys, this is better than waiting until the last minute to get a coupon in a flyer. It’s more convenient than ordering from Amazon. It’s cheaper than name brands. I rarely fangirl about a product or service the way that I am doing now, but I love what I’ve had a chance to try.

I want you guys to love it, too, which is why I am happy to announce that 3 lucky readers of Reviews by Cole will have a chance to win both a 5-blade man’s razor and a woman’s razor with blades from 800Razors!

I’m sure you’ll all love it as much as I do, and all you have to do is follow the prompts in the PromoSimple widget below to enter.

800Razors razors and cartridges (3 Winners!)

Giveaway is open to the USA. Ends September 25th. Winners must mailing working address in form to receive prizes. I will validate winner entry before determining winner. Reviews by Cole is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Good luck!

34 Responses

  1. Alyshia August 27 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    I would love this for myself I need a good razor!

  2. Cole August 27 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    Good luck!

  3. Julie Lynn Bickham August 28 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    This would be for me, thanks!

  4. Darlene Carbajal August 28 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I would keep this :)

  5. peter gladue August 28 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    I would like to win this for myself

  6. beverly hardwick August 28 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    i HAVE 3 SONS AND 2 DAUGHTERS BUT iD LOVE MY OWN

  7. Susan D'Alesandro Wilder August 29 2013 @ 7:01 am

    For my self or son.

  8. jennifer bowen August 29 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    if I won this I would give them to my self

  9. Thomas Bellamy August 29 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    I would like this.

  10. daisy August 29 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    How cool! What an awesome idea. I would love to win this.

  11. Tammy Woodall August 30 2013 @ 1:48 am

    I would definitely have to keep them for myself. :-)

  12. Zabrina Caldwell August 31 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    I could really use this!

  13. Brandi Price September 1 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    My husband and I both would like this!

  14. Kitty September 1 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    I would want to try this!

  15. Tammy Woodall September 1 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Myself. My legs would be grateful.

  16. Cole September 2 2013 @ 3:59 am

    I totally understand!

  17. Cole September 2 2013 @ 3:59 am

    Both razors are great!

  18. Cole September 2 2013 @ 3:59 am

    I can’t blame you.

  19. Cole September 2 2013 @ 4:00 am

    Good luck!

  20. Mands H September 2 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    My husband would love this because he has a very thick beard and goes through razors very quickly.

  21. Mahdi Martin September 3 2013 @ 2:15 am

    I could use a good shave!

  22. BOBBI MCMURRY September 7 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Me because I am sick of using used disposables to shave my legs.

  23. Jenn September 11 2013 @ 11:04 am

    I love their razors! My husband has the men’s razors, and I just started using the women’s.

  24. Cole September 11 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I do like them, but I’ve noticed they might get dull a little faster.

  25. Misty Marie Battle September 17 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    My older girls, my hubby, and me

  26. David Rainey September 18 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    I would use them. If they were women’s razors I probably would give them to my roommate.

  27. Kim M. September 18 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    My boyfriend would love this!

  28. Angie Bailey September 22 2013 @ 8:46 am

    My son could use his first shave soon.

  29. Anna H. September 22 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    I’d like this!

  30. Cara S. September 24 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    I would use it for myself!

  31. Robin Wilson September 24 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    This would be for me!

  32. Erica C September 25 2013 @ 1:23 am

    The hubby could use a good shave.

  33. Sarah Cool September 25 2013 @ 1:28 am

    i could use a better shave on my legs!!!!

  34. renee September 25 2013 @ 7:41 am

    i could use a good shave without the fear of razor burns or in ability for a close shave

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