09-27-2013, 08:05 AM
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  • tsimmns
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While I know recently there have been threads on a travel brush, none of them really answer a question I have about cases. After reading I know that a Wee Scott will fit in a pill bottle, kinda like my Mighty Midget does, however I'm looking into some Simpson's brushes that I will more than likely soon order.

So with that being said, Wee Scott - fits in a pill bottle.
Case - has it's own case, hence the name

What other Simpsons brushes are good for travel, and what cases will fit in them or are these the main two they make intended for travel? While I'm also considering a 57 model from them, I would hate to travel with that thing and leave my $120 brush in a hotel.

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 09-27-2013, 09:20 AM
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One of my favourite travel brushes is from Simpson's called the "Major" mine is in Super badger.......... Big plus it has it's own self container. Winner

Or maybe the new one from sHavmac a new ingenious design (magnetic) Fabulous.

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 09-27-2013, 10:48 AM
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You can purchase the Case's travel tube separately from the brush.
In addition to the Case itself, the tube can accommodate the Classic 1, Duke 1 and obviously Wee Scott. It can also fit the 55 and Harvard 1 though it might be a snug fit depending upon loft of the specific brush.
My tube holds both the 55 and H1 but the very top of the bristles barely touch the underside of the lid. For travel, this should not be an issue.
There might be others out there that fit.
The Classic 1 is my choice as best brush out of the lot but it's also the most expensive. The Case is a great brush and it's use doesn't have to be restricted to travel.

The Vulfix travel brush is similar to the Case but not identical. I have one w/ Super hair and it's a very nice brush. I don't have a modern Case, only a vintage, and the difference between the 2 is significant.

Also check out the Rooney/M&F Turnbacks - same setup as the Major but w/Rooney hair.

You can also buy a generic, plastic travel tube for brushes. I believe for around $10 you can get a very sturdy tube that is much larger than the Simpson/Vulifx travel tube. You can fit pretty much whatever you want in there (maybe not Chubby sized brushes).

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 09-27-2013, 11:02 AM
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  • Barrylu
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The Simpson Rover fits in a pill bottle as well
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 09-27-2013, 11:20 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Thanks for the input so far gentlemen. I think I need to visit a shaving store and see the brushes in person. If only Bullgoose was closer to meSmile I like the way some of the so called smaller Simpsons brushes look, but then again some of them look barely packed with hair as for the Case however it looks like the most economical and affordable for a travel brush that might possibly be swiped at a local hotel or left behind by me.

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 09-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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Can you use a boar? Omega makes a turnback that's a really nice brush, and if it's forgotten it's less than $15 to replace (I think). It's their 50014. It's designed for both face lathering or bowl lathering.

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 09-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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  • tsimmns
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I can use boars and have been using a Semogue 830 for traveling, but here lately I have been on a badger kick or 2-back kick. II will check out the 50014 you recommend.

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 09-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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I have used the Vie-Long Zurito horsehair brush as a travel brush but in the past year switched to using a Muhle synthetic with the silvertip fibre. The Muhle provides considerable backbone and enough softness to make it a great brush for face lathering. Given the cost of the brush and the fast drying time, I have found it to be a solid performer when traveling.

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 10-02-2013, 06:07 AM
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  • ben74
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The Classic 1 (CL1) is really a Chubby 0.5, so if you were after a dense brush that fits the Simpsons case, that would be my recommendation.

I have the CL1 in Manchurian (with the case) and IMO it's my holy grail travel brush!

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 10-02-2013, 09:30 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Thanks for the input Ben. I have been eying the Classic 1 and the Case for a while to make one of them my permanent travel brush. Your post on the Classic might put me over the edge of getting one as I've read about how the Case is just a bigger Wee Scott.

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 10-02-2013, 12:48 PM
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Yeah...I travel with my Classic 1 in Manchurian. It's an incredible brush that I even work into my rotation when I'm not traveling.

If you're wanting a small brush that packs great badger, I'd recommend the Classic 1.

Here's Mine:
Simpson Classic 1 Manchurian
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 10-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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SICK CLASSIC 1 ManchurianAngel My Classic 2 is one of my favorites...Very dense and more like a Chubby .75Heart

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 10-06-2013, 03:32 AM
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2 types of travel to consider:
1) weekend
2) longer than a weekend

for the longer than the weekend, I suggest what everyone else is suggesting.

however for the short stay, go brushless. I use Dancing Dingo shave cream, quite nice. No brush to dry, no brush to forget, no brush to damage, etc...

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 10-06-2013, 04:09 AM
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  • ben74
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(10-06-2013, 03:32 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: ...go brushless...

I'd prefer not to shave if this was my only option... Tongue

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 10-07-2013, 10:31 AM
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  • tsimmns
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(10-06-2013, 03:32 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: 2 types of travel to consider:
1) weekend
2) longer than a weekend

for the longer than the weekend, I suggest what everyone else is suggesting.

however for the short stay, go brushless. I use Dancing Dingo shave cream, quite nice. No brush to dry, no brush to forget, no brush to damage, etc...

Dancing Dingo, I will need to look into this stuff.

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 10-07-2013, 10:36 AM
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(10-06-2013, 04:09 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(10-06-2013, 03:32 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: ...go brushless...

I'd prefer not to shave if this was my only option... Tongue

+1 I'm with Ben - gotta have a brush...

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 10-08-2013, 08:23 AM
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Since the discussion is veering towards Simpsons and those that fit in the travel tube, I thought I would mention that out of the three pre-Vulfix brushes I own that should supposedly fit in the travel tube, none of them actually do (two Duke 1s and a Classic 2). The handles are all too wide/thick.

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 10-08-2013, 09:53 AM
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My Duke 1 fits. Classic 2's were never intended to fit - but a classic 1 does.

(10-08-2013, 08:23 AM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Since the discussion is veering towards Simpsons and those that fit in the travel tube, I thought I would mention that out of the three pre-Vulfix brushes I own that should supposedly fit in the travel tube, none of them actually do (two Duke 1s and a Classic 2). The handles are all too wide/thick.

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 10-10-2013, 01:01 AM
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  • ben74
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I used my Simpson Classic 1 Manchurian a few days ago and it performed admirably. Nice and dense. Plenty of lather. Comfortable to wield. Fits the case!

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