Friday Find: Venus Snap Travel Razor
I remember when I first started to shave my legs. I’m not that old but it was in the days of pink Gillette Daisy razors. Before fancy super razors with a million blades, moisture strips, and replaceable heads became a thing. Exiting a shower bleeding from the ankle or knee was a pretty common thing. When the first Venus razor came out, I made the switch and haven’t looked back. I can’t remember the last time I nicked an ankle. Recently, I was forced to use a disposable after I forgot to pick up some replacement cartridges on my last errand run. Holy cats, how did I ever manage when I was a teenager?
One thing I’ve always complained about with those razors though is the fact that there’s no cover for the blade. Packing them for a trip can be a hazard. Who wants an exposed blade in their toiletry kit? Never mind that a nicked blade is a bad blade. After one use the moisture strips can also turn into a gunky mess, especially if you have to pack it away wet. I could just throw the cartridge away when I leave a destination but those things are expensive! I hate to get rid of one before its time.
Cue the other week when I was browsing the aisles at Target when this caught my eye. The Venus Snap – a small, mini-handle with replaceable blade cartridge in a vented case. So much win.
Finally! A travel razor that won’t leave my toiletry bag a gunky, dangerous mess. The handle was never a problem with packing, it was always about the blades. So while I would rather a small case just for those, I’ll take it. I like that the case is vented so that the razor can fully dry out. Using the mini-handle is really no different from the regular handle. I was able to control and direct it the same as a regular razor. If you already use the Venus line of razors you’re in luck because the Snap fits any of those cartridges.
I do wish that they’d put some grippy material on the case as the smooth plastic is hard to get open with wet hands. Pro tip: open it before you get in the shower.
Overall, though it’s a bit bulkier overall compared to a regular razor and blade, the benefit of the case compensates for it so Venus Snap will be making it into my travel kit for my next trip.
Note: I stumbled upon and paid for the Venus Snap with my own cash. No one asked me to fist pump in the aisle at Target. No ankles were harmed in the making of this review.
December 28th, 2014 at 8:19 pm (#)
Good find! Which aisle did you find this razor in? (regular shave, or in the trial/travel?)