Sunday, October 23, 2005
Clever Retractable Razor
This travel blog is not about $400 sunglasses and it's not about what's travel gear is to keep you one fashionista step ahead of others vacationing in Aspen. This blog is for backpackers, vagabonds, and escape artists. It's for people who pack like there won't be a bellboy. Here's travel stuff that deserves to go along for the ride.
The tone is set for this blog by the very first entry. It's a humble item that costs less than $5. The real cost is probably a few pennies in a Chinese factory. But design matters and this design is a beauty. So simple, yet so effective. It's a retractable travel razor that twists into a little tube the only slightly larger than a tube of lip balm. Twist it out and it shaves your face (or legs) like any other twin-blade razor. But when you pack this little razor into your bag or backpack, it's taking up almost no space, there's no worries about cutting your finger when you reach in, and it weighs about as much as a pen.
It takes standard twin blades that you can buy in any old store around the world. It weighs next to nothing. It's cool, functional, light, and cheap. What more can you ask from a travel accessory?
Search for "Clever razor" at REI.com
[Editor's note - see the comments below on where to get one of these if it's not in stock at your favorite travel gear store]