04-02-2017, 03:02 PM
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Hello,
     I'm wanting to put together a lightweight and compact shaving kit for travel and portable use. The main idea is to keep everything as light and compact as possible. Any ideas and guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you

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 04-02-2017, 06:22 PM
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Speick, Palmolive or wilkinson shave stick, synthetic brush and your choice of razor and blade.

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 04-02-2017, 06:45 PM
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If you want something ready to go, this Vie-Long kit looks pretty cool and sold by our own Phil:  https://bullgooseshaving.com/collections...travel-bag

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 04-02-2017, 07:33 PM
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What I got is a Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor, a Omega #50014 boar travel brush, a LEA shave stick, and some aftershave decanted into a travel sized bottle.

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 04-03-2017, 02:12 AM
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  • Quando
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I thoroughly dislike traveling.  When I absolutely must, though, I go for the canned stuff, the foam.  I know it is a cop out, but, you could ruin a brush in a travel bag, and, I now refuse to use synthetic brushes.  

Either that, or, a shaving stick.  (I was thinking about this very subject, earlier, as I was shaving)

I tend to use single blade disposables, when traveling.

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 04-03-2017, 04:13 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(04-02-2017, 03:02 PM)punchy Wrote: Hello,
     I'm wanting to put together a lightweight and compact shaving kit for travel and portable use. The main idea is to keep everything as light and compact as possible. Any ideas and guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=47101&pid=786110#pid786110

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 04-03-2017, 05:30 AM
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You might also want to have a look at this old thread - I haven't changed my kit much since then: http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid146856

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 04-03-2017, 06:55 AM
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You could just bring a tube of cream and not a brush and use the cream brushless.  I sometimes do that.  Also, when I do that I like to bring a cream like Musgo Real which contains lanolin so that I can probably get away with not even using aftershave.

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 04-03-2017, 08:07 AM
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My travel shave kit.  If I wanted to reduce weight further (the Rockwell is heavy) I'd take an aluminum SE like the hawk or el Jefe and a few blades.  I also alternate between a boar and the simpson when traveling.

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 04-03-2017, 08:38 AM
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Tom, that's a nice setup - I also use a shave stick and recently, my aluminum General SE to save some weight.  I also carry my Simpson Classic, which fits nicely in a large pill bottle.   Cool

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 04-03-2017, 08:39 AM
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Thanks Billy.  A General would be a perfect light weight alternative!

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 04-03-2017, 12:33 PM
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  • chazt
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My travel setup is a Merkur 42C (with a Muhle head protector) and a tuck of blades packed in the Bullgoose tan tazor pouch, a Simpsons CH2 synth in travel tube, a jar of Valobra unscented, and an Omega alum stick. Simple, effective, lightweight.

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 04-03-2017, 01:42 PM
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  • DayMan
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(04-03-2017, 02:12 AM)Quando Wrote: I thoroughly dislike traveling.  When I absolutely must, though, I go for the canned stuff, the foam.  I know it is a cop out, but, you could ruin a brush in a travel bag, and, I now refuse to use synthetic brushes.  

Either that, or, a shaving stick.  (I was thinking about this very subject, earlier, as I was shaving)

I tend to use single blade disposables, when traveling.

Muhle makes a travel tube for brushes. I bought one a couple of years ago for less than $10. It has holes to let it breathe and fully enclosed the brush for protection

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 04-03-2017, 04:13 PM
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Because I carry-on only:

1. a synthetic brush
2. A DR Harris shave stick
3. A cartridge razor
4. A DE without blades (I'll try to find some when I land)
5. A travel sized tube of balm (E.G., repurposed sample balm bottles from Stirling)

Most circular-style underarm deodorant tubes can be repurposed to make a shave stick -or- a travel-tube for a brush.

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 04-04-2017, 08:27 AM
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When I tried the General on the recent TSN tour, it struck me as an excellent travel option.
I have a Gillette Travel Tech with its cute little case.

In real life, however, I tend to go with cart and a brushless option (cream or gel).

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 04-04-2017, 09:53 AM
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Shave stick for sure, and a synthetic brush because they dry fast and are relatively inexpensive if you lose it. There's a guy on Etsy that makes 3D printed inserts for Altoid's tins with cutouts for a handle, head, and blades. ATT has a nice CXL leather case for a head, handle, and blades if that's more to your liking.

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 04-04-2017, 10:24 AM
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(04-03-2017, 04:13 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Most circular-style underarm deodorant tubes can be repurposed to make a shave stick -or- a travel-tube for a brush.

Forgot about that, Mike - good reminder.

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 04-04-2017, 10:31 AM
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 04-04-2017, 11:31 AM
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Awesome, Ed!!

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 04-05-2017, 10:00 AM
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Surprised that little brushes have not yet been mentioned: such as the Wee Scot or the Omega Bambino.

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