How To Shave When Traveling


Shaving while traveling is all about compromise. Maybe you can’t take your regular shaving kit because it’s size, or its weight, or it’s cost. But even if you can take your regular kit you still may not get the same results on the road because of environmental changes. Let’s take a look at some shaving products specifically made for travel, along with strategies for getting a good shave when you’re not at home.

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Niche' Cleaning Wipes For Men

I admit it…I’m not the most “active” guy out there.  I’m middle-aged.  I have a desk job.  My idea of “roughing it” is staying at a  motel that doesn’t have room service.  I don’t work up a sweat too often.  So when I was offered some Niche’ For Men cleaning wipes to evaluate for Sharpologist I didn’t think they were for me, and I didn’t really know if I would use them at all.  I was wrong.

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Bison's Front Pocket Wallet (+ Giveaway & Discount!)

Bison Front Pocket Wallet

Recently Matt of Razor Emporium turned me on to Bison, a high-end leather products site.  They have some really interesting products, including straight razor strops (I thought strops were either two inches wide or three inches wide, but their strops are 2.5 inches!).  Another wet shaving site got “dibs” on reviewing the strops but they asked me if I might be interested in looking at one of their other products.

I like to use wallets made for the front pocket, particularly when I travel: they are a less tempting target for those who might have nefarious plans in crowded public places.  I saw that Bison had a front pocket wallet that looked different than the others I’ve seen so I grabbed one. [Read more…]

Shaving on vacation: an epilogue

Shaving out of a suitcase ...

Several weeks ago, I reached out to the readers of to ask how you would go about shaving on vacation. It’s easy if you check a bag: just bring everything.

But I’m a light packer, and going to Las Vegas, I wanted to bring a little piece of old-school wet shaving with me. No Gillette Fusion and canned goo for me, as tempting as that was.

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