|Panasonic ES8109S Men’s 3-Blade (Arc 3) Wet/Dry Nanotech Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Vortex Cleaning System, Silver|
|Retail Price: $179.99|
|Amazon Price: $599.95|
I used to be a razor and cream guy because I never felt like the electric razors I had tried in the past gave me a shave that was comparable. There was always just enough stubble left to be noticeable to my wife and she hates that so I stuck to what worked best.
That’s all changed now that electric razors have improved so dramatically over the past few years, but that doesn’t mean they all pass muster. I’ve left a trail of broken and discarded electric razors behind me over the past few years in my quest to find the perfect shaver and a few months ago I finally found it with the Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver.
I’ll go over the specs for the Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver with Nano Technology and HydraClean System first then detail my experiences with it so far after three months of daily use and abuse.
If you’re not familiar with the ES8109S, it’s one of the latest offering from Panasonic and it has all of the bells and whistles you’d expect to find in a high end electric razor. It features triple blade action shaving and an adjustable pivoting head that rocks back and forth, up and down so that it can hug every contour of your face.Translation? One seriously smooth shave.
It also features Panasonic’s ground breaking Nano Technology, which makes their 30 degree blades the sharpest in the industry and allows the ES8109S to deliver superior cutting performance. The patented motor hums along at over 13000 RPM, and that means no more painful yanking or pulling. This model is also fully submersible so you can use it in the shower or out, and with or without lather. To top it all off, this model comes with a convenient dock that not only charges but cleans and dries your razor so that it’s ready when you are.
My Experience with the Panasonic ES8109S
I could almost hear my wife cringe when I brought home yet another shaver a few months ago, but boy is she singing a different tune now! From the very first day with my new Panasonic ES8109S she was as happy as can be with the results. No other shaver I’ve used has delivered that “smooth as a baby’s bum” shave.
Now the wife can’t keep her hands off my face! She also loves that I can use it in the shower, so I don’t leave trimmed hairs all over the sink, floor and counter. Best of all, no irritation, no razor burn, nothing! The Panasonic ES8109S Vortex is very easy on the face, while still delivering a shave that is indistinguishable from a regular razor. I even tested it one day (regular razor and cream on one side, the Panasonic ES8109S on the other side) and if I hadn’t known which side used which, I wouldn’t have known the difference.
- Shaves as close as a razor
- Wet/dry so it works in the shower
- No irritation or razor burn
- Goes weeks on a single charge
- Self-cleaning and charging base
- The pop out trimmer isn’t great but I always use a regular razor to trim my sideburns anyway so that wasn’t a deal breaker for me
The Bottom Line
I’ve been through so many different electric razors over the past few years, trying to find the perfect one for me and I can confidently say that the Panasonic ES8109S is it. I would have no problem whatsoever recommending this to a buddy of mine, or to a spouse or anyone that’s shopping for the guy in their life. Good high quality shaver from Panasonic.