If you are looking for a body groomer and trimmer that really does it all, then the Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-in-1 men’s body groomer with beard trimmer may be exactly what you are looking for.
The Fusion Proglide works as a manual style razor, electric beard trimmer and body groomer. It´s nice knowing that you can get that close shave as well as maintain a perfectly trimmed beard, all with one small handy appliance.
The name of Gillette has been associated with men’s shaving and grooming products since the turn of the 20th century when King Gillette first formed his Company to sell men’s razors. While the Gillette Company no longer exists having merged with Proctor and Gamble in 2005, the brand still flourishes and is instantly recognized by generations of men looking for grooming products.
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Features At A Glance
This Gillette Fusion Proglider Styler has many features that it makes it appealing to men looking for grooming products. These features include:
- Designed to trim your beard, shave your face, and remove unwanted hair from other parts of your body.
- Comfortable to hold, allowing you to reach all those places where a trimmer/shaver needs to go.
- 3 combs provide custom length.
- Fusion proglide power for closer cutting and trimming as well as Gillette’s advanced blades.
- Dermatologically tested.
- Shower safe.
- Can be used on face or body.
- Proglide precision edging, simply by turning the blade around.
The Gillette Fusion Proglide styler is designed for all body grooming, allowing you to do everything from close shaving to professionally trimming your beard, mustache and side burns as well as manscaping other parts of your body.
However, in my concluding remarks I have highlighted the limitations of this device which apply only to people with thicker beards or very coarse hair.
Hair Length Settings & Combs
The Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-in-1 men’s body groomer with beard trimmer comes with 3 combs, allowing for different lengths of grooming. With the 3 combs you can go from a skin close shave to that stubble look.
You can also use it by removing the comb applying the blade direct on your skin, giving you “0” length setting. This would be ideal for shaping and edging purposes or if you prefer a real close trim.
The company does not give the exact cutting measurement of each comb, instead it´s marked just as 1,2 and 3. An approximate cutting range is 2,4 and 6 millimeters for the three combs. My suggestion would be to try the longest setting the first time and reduce the size to get your preferred style of beard.
Blades, Cleaning & Maintenance
The Gillette Fusion Proglide comes with a blade cartridge that is two sided and has a lubrication strip. One side is for normal shaving and the other side is a precision edging blade to do the styling job.
When the blade becomes dull, you simply change the cartridge. A strip on the cartridge let’s you know when the blade is no longer sharp. You would know it’s time to change the razor blade when it fades to white.
The razor is an easy snap on and off operation and you can replace using any of the blades that come with Gillette Fusion Razors. Depending on the coarseness of your hair, you can use it with or without shaving cream.
The obvious question here is how long each blade would last you but there is no definite answer to that. As you know from experience, it depends on factors like the thickness of hair and preparation of your skin before shaving.
The width of the blade is 2.5cm which can be good or not so good. It makes it easy to handle on all areas of your face. However, the slight downside to that is for those who might be in a hurry wanting a quick trim or shave because the size is a bit narrow and can take a little longer passing the razor few times on the same area.
The width becomes approximately 3cm with the combs attached.
Also, you will need to oil the device periodically to keep it in good running condition.
Battery, Power & Cord
It is so convenient not to have any cord or charging hassle. This trimmer is completely cordless and it simply takes one small AA battery. As it´s fully water proof, you can use it even in the shower.
No cable, no charging and certainly no chance of getting fried in the bath tub from an electric shock.
The duration of batteries depend on its use and the quality of batteries. Most users have been very happy with how long just one battery has lasted them. A simple solution would be to keep a couple of spare batteries so you won´t get stuck.
Other features of the Proglide worth noting include the fact that this razor / trimmer / groomer has been dermatologist tested and has been found to be one of the very best trimmers for men with sensitive skin.
It is also waterproof, so it can be used in the shower just like you would use a regular manual razor. Also, it is so easy to wash and clean under the tap.
The rubberized grip makes it easy to hold without the fear of slipping out of your hands and its small size makes it convenient to handle in different angles while trimming or shaving.
What’s In The Box
By purchasing the Gillette Fusion Proglide 3-in-1 body groomer and trimmer, you get everything you need to use this trimmer the way it is intended. When you open the box, you should find:
– 3 combs
– 1 AA battery
Consumer Reviews & Ratings
The Gillette Fusion Proglide styler 3-in-1 Men’s body groomer and beard trimmer actually receives extremely positive reviews overall.
Considering the number of dissatisfied users with the number of satisfied users, it is clear that this Gillette fusion body groomer meets the needs of the vast majority of users.
Here are some of the features users like best about this body groomer and beard trimmer:
>> Easy to clean and maintain.
>> Excellent for face shaving.
>> Trims most sideburns, beards and mustaches well
>> Nice handle, ease of holding.
>> Gentle vibration while shaving.
>> Waterproof design.
>> Decent battery power.
Users did state that this body groomer and beard trimmer did not do as great a job at lining as they would have liked though it does do a fair job. They also found that this groomer works best when used to trim a beard regularly rather than allowing a beard to become exceptionally long and somewhat unkempt.
Users also recommended that if you were going to be using this body groomer for grooming certain areas of the body as well as your face, you might want to consider investing in two of these groomers rather than using the same one for your more private areas and then on your face. At the price of this groomer you can certainly afford to do this.
With well over 3.500 reviews for the Gillette Fusion Proglide 3 in 1 Body Groomer and Beard Trimmer scattered over the net, it is extremely easy to see how customers rate this trimmer and the results are exceptionally good, considering how many people have tried the Proglide.
- The Proglide is great for shaving, giving the close shave that only a manual razor can give.
- Using the AA battery and combs, this trimmer is also ideal for trimming up goatees, mustaches, sideburns and even cleaning up between your eyebrows.
- The nicely designed handle makes it comfortable and easy to use even when trimming or shaving in the most sensitive areas.
- Easy to clean.
- Great value for the price.
- Compatible with all Gillette fusion blades.
- Handy storage stand also making it easy to pack for traveling.
- 100% waterproof.
- Since this trimmer only uses a single AA battery, it can run out of power fairly quickly.
- Trimming thicker beards can clog the trimmer, leading to lack of power.
Dimensions & Storage
The Proglide is small and compact measuring only 10.5” x 2.8”
The Proglide comes with a plastic organizer that takes up little space on a shelf and is extremely well made. The combs fit neatly at the back of the carrying stand, leaving your bathroom tidy and organized.
Price & Warranty
The Proglide does not come with a warranty and since it is a very inexpensive and good quality trimmer, the lack of warranty doesn’t seem to bother people.
As mentioned above, this trimmer is not best for people with thicker beards. If you have a tough beard and don’t trim it regularly, you will find that the hair may get clogged and that can also lead to some loss of power. Still, any extra clogging of hair can easily be solved just by washing the trimmer under the tap.
It should also be noted that while the groomer itself is more than reasonably priced, the blades for this groomer can be expensive for those who have a lot of thick coarse hair that needs to be removed daily whereas people with less coarse hair may get more than one month of use out of a single blade.
Other than the above two points, this trimmer seems to meet the needs of the vast majority of men. Most users of the Gillette fusion Proglide styler 3-in-1 Men’s Body Groomer and Beard Trimmer did find it to be very effective at helping them keep the groomed look they were seeking and they loved the features it comes with.
All in all, it is sold at a very good price, it’s of a good quality, it has multi-purpose uses of trimming, shaving and grooming and it really seems to do all that is claimed.