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Gillette Fusion Manual Razor

from Gillette
237 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Features five-blade shaving surface for a comfortable, precise shave
  • Flexible comfort guard carefully follows the contours of the face
  • Enhanced indicator Lubrastrip signals when it's time to change the blade
  • Ergonomic handle with an elastomer coating provides a secure grip and superior control

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Product Description

Designed to bring you optimal performance from either side of its unique cartridge, the Gillette Fusion redefines your expectations of what a shave can be. On the front of this razor blade, Gillette Fusion features five blades spaced closer together to achieve its advanced 5-Blade Shaving Technology surface. This design distributes the shaving force across the blades to help reduce pressure, with more comfort and less irritation than MACH3.

At A Glance
  • Advanced 5-Blade Shaving Technology
  • Flexible Comfort Guard
  • Indicator Lubricating Strip
What's In The Box
  • One Razor
  • Two Razor Blade Heads

Features & Benefits

Advanced 5-Blade Technology
5-Blade Shaving Technology with blades spaced closer together (vs. MACH3) to help reduce pressure - for a close, comfortable shave.

Flexible Comfort Guard
Features 15 Microfins that follow the contours of your face for a comfortably close shave.

Indicator Lubrication Strip
Fades to white when you are no longer getting an optimal shave.

Precision Trimmer
For those tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair.

Gillette Also Recommends
  • Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel
  • Gillette Fusion Razor Blade Refills

Product Comparison

Fusion ProGlide Manual Fusion Manual
(This Product)
MACH3 Turbo
#1 Gillette razor on sensitive skin, in manual and power. Perfect for tricky spots. Less irritation, even on sensitive skin.
Reengineered Low Cutting Force Blades
Blade Stabilizer
Precision Trimmer
Comfort Guard Streamlined Flexible Flexible
Lubricating Strip Enhanced Indicator Indicator Indicator
Handle Ergonomic With Enhanced Grips Ergonomic With Grips Ergonomic

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Gillette MACH3 Turbo razor blades and Fusion razor blades?
The Gillette MACH3 Turbo has three razor blades progressively positioned to cut hair gradually closer, so, for every stroke you take, it takes three. However, the 5-Blade Shaving Technology surface of Fusion has progressive blade geometry and a Flexible Comfort Guard for a more comfortable shave.

What are Microfins, and what do they do?
The Gillette Fusion razor features ultra-soft skin guards consisting of 15 thinner, more flexible Microfins. These Microfins precede the blades and smooth out the skin before the first blade cuts the first hair. So you get a close, comfortable shave.

What does an Indicator Lubricating Strip do?
An Indicator Lubricating Strip is a thin strip that sits at the top of your razor, releasing lubricants over time, providing a great glide. When you are no longer getting an optimal shave, the Indicator Lubricating Strip fades to white, indicating that it might be time to change the blade.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.6 x 7.9 inches ; 0.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • UPC: 047400156555
  • Item model number: NA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)

Important Information

Cartridges sold separately

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Greer on February 1, 2006
I bought the Gillette Fusion Manual Razor and shaved with the blades it came with and the shave was okay, no better then an Mach3. Then I tried the other Fusion blades, what a revelation.

The best shave comes from using the Gillette Power Fusion blades(orange color) with the Manual Razor. When I did this the shave was phenomenal, baby butt smooth. There was no irritation, no razor burn, simply a great shave.

Try this combination, you won't be disappointed.
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Dallas Electronics Fan on March 19, 2006
I don't have Gillette stock or work for the company. I hate shaving. I have a tough beard and sensitive skin. A bad combination. I bought the Fusion on a whim. I didn't expect it to be signficantly better than the previous generation Mach 3 but hope springs eternal. After two weeks and 7-8 shaves with the same cartridge(!), I can wholeheartedly say that this is a very noticeable improvement over the Mach 3. The cartridges have an astounding life. The Mach 3 would give me about 3-4 shaves before the blades dulled enough to result in razor rash. The Fusion has at least doubled that and is still going strong. Amazing. The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if Gillette is using a higher quality steel in the blades for the product launch. Time will tell. Secondly, I get far less razor burn from the Fusion. Almost none actually. Lastly, it's more difficult to cut myself in the nose/lip area which was something I had to watch carefully with the Mach 3. I'd guess this has to do with a larger blade surface area. In short, the Fusion really is an improvement over the Mach 3. As long as the cartridges continue to last for 8-10 shaves each, I will be a loyal customer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Outglare@Amazon on February 9, 2006
I usually use a Gillette Sensor with 2 blades (although my latest pack has 3 blades) and I'm generally happy with it. I visited my friend couple of days ago and I had to borrow his razor, which was the Fusion. The problem with this blade (and also the Quattro, and also to some degree the 3 bladed razors) is that because the blades are so close together, the cut hair gets stuck between the blades more easilly. This requires more time rinsing between strokes, so it overall doesn't save you time shaving.

And these cartridges are rather expensive, so I try to use it as long as possible - which means that it's important to get the hair out of the blades before it dries onto it.

I think that the overall increase in size of the blades (compared to the 2 blade Sensor Excel) helps in shaving large parts of skin, like legs or whatever. But when it's your face with its nooks and crannys, I prefer the smaller blade that can get close to crevasses without exerting too much effort. The 6th blade feature was OK, but didn't feel like it was worth it.

Remember, that with any NEW blade, you will get an awesome shave. People that wrote reviews for this product could have only just recently got it, because it actually came out only a week or so ago - so they're reviewing what is essentially a NEW blade.

Recently got this as a gift. Same problems as listed before. I'll just use it until I run out of blades.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 21, 2006
I began using Gillette's Mach 3 razor when it first came on the market, and was very happy with it (until recently...) The original Mach 3 would give consistently good, smooth shaves, and worked well for about six or seven times until it dulled and began to give rough shaves. That was an excellent product. However, with the introduction of the new Fusion razor, the Mach 3 suddenly became much less effective and the shaves I was getting were much rougher.

I had heard about the Fusion and decided to try it instead, figuring may that Gillette was trying to "migrate" its users towards the Fusion by downgrading their reliable old product, putting all their new design juice behind the newer model. I was shocked by what a shoddy, difficult product the Fusion razor turned out to be. I went from getting several good shaves per razor to, well... none. I'm lucky with the Fusion to get two decent shaves per cartridge -- usually it roughs my skin up on the very first pass, and it doesn't cut my beard back right to the skin the way the Mach 3 used to.

What's the deal? Did Gillette decide they no longer wanted to provide a quality product? That they'd rather have customers have to buy a new razor right away, rather than have us use the same cartridge a few times before needing to buy another one? If so, that marks a huge change in their corporate policy, from giving us a quality product to basically shoving customers around and trying to rip us off. I know they *can* make a great razor -- they used to -- but if Gillette has decided to stop doing a good job, then forget it. So much for my customer loyalty. I'll either switch brands or stop shaving until there's another razor on the market that provides comparable quality to the old Mach 3.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful By C. Grant on March 17, 2006
This razor was a huge disappointment for me. Ironically, the Fusion is particularly bad at the two things it is advertised as being particularly good at: close, comfortable shaving, and shaving hard-to-reach places.

The blades are terrible. Right out of the box, the blades caught on my beard and made it painful to shave. It felt as if the razor was very dull. I switched blades after two shaves and the replacement was just as bad. Comparitively, the Mach 3 blades feel great for as many as 10 uses for me. Not comfortable at all, and because of the pain, I couldn't shave as close.

As for using this razor to shave hard to reach areas, they must be kidding! Compare the size of the Mach 3 with the Fusion. If the Mach 3 is a tight-cornering sports car, the Fusion is a school bus. To accomodate the five blades the razor pad is so large it's difficult to share accurately. And the "trim" blade on the back is simply dangerous - the placement makes it much more likely to cut your fiinger, but the plastic on either end of the blade itself makes it unlikely to shave your beard.

Not worth the money. The blades arms race should end now and these guys should focus on sharper, harder, razor blades and simpler razor design.
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