Bought during Covid and glad I did.
Like another contributor here, I too bought the BIC 5 Blader as the Covid stocks at Woolies were a bit depleted. So glad I did. Best shave I've had for ages and now being retired only shave about 3 times per week rather than daily when at work. Found using Pears soap softens the beard and skin and then bingo - a quick shave with the BIC and I am happy. There is no drag, no cuts (as there was always with the disposable razors). My 5 blade pack has lasted just on a year but now am having trouble trying to buy another pack due to stock shortage. Very pleased with the razor and give it 5 stars.
Purchased in for $9.
I had high hopes
But it’s not for me. I got two or three strokes in, cut my mole, and reached for my more expensive razor that I’d hoped I’d be replacing. This just feels like a normal disposable BIC, but in two pieces. It was only $4.75 though, with 3 sets of blades.
Purchased in at Woolworths for $4.75.
I got a Bic Flex 4, I think its similar and its terrible. I am getting older my bristles are getting tougher and I need a shaver. This one does not do much, left almost all of them there. In the end, I threw it out. Then I had to take out my old electric shaver and use that one to get a shave. I am looking online for another razor because this one cannot do the job.
Purchased in at Woolworths for $10.
Best razor, not made in China
During covid I couldn't buy my usual razors, usually one of the more advertised brands. So picked up a pack of "Flex 5 Bic's". Made in Greece of all places. This razor does everything I need a razor to do, cuts well, face ends up feeling like a baby's bum. It lasts, and lasts and doesn't blunt like the more heavily advertised razors.
They weren't that expensive.
Purchased in at Woolworths for $8.99.
Just not for me
razor just not for me wet shave
gel it drags bad razor burn and I got the worst cut ever on my chin from a razor switching back to Gillette
Purchased in for $6.99.
I’ll never go back to another razor. Smoothest shave & I don’t feel prickly instantly like I would with other razors. The head of the razor moves with the curves of my knees so I don’t cut myself. Well worth the price.
Purchased in at Woolworths for $16.
Exceeds the Big Name Brands on longevity of use
I was starting to think razor blade companies had us over a barrel with wallet in hand until I tried Bic Flex 5.
They say its disposable, but no, its now my go to razor. I have reviewed other razors and been disappointed.
Each Bic one lasts several weeks & I shave head & face. Even a 3 day growth is still not pulling. One of my razors is over a month old & I'm not sure which one it is after mixing 2 up. (So there is a message there in quality)
Why cant the big razor names take a leaf out of the Company that made my first Biro I ever tried abou...
Purchased in at Woolworths Physical store for $2.
I am female and this razor is far better than any womens shavers available. They last longer than other disposables too. The only problem is theyve become quite hard to find in stores. Highly recommended!!
Purchased at Coles for $6.99.
Longest Lasting Disposable Razor I've Come Across.
I was on vacation in Europe last year, when my Schick Extreme Sensitive 3-blade razor went blunt on me after about three weeks of usage. So I bought a packet of Bic Flex 5 5-blade disposables and started using one. After a month and a half of using it over there, I came home and kept using it - though over here I clean the razor after each use using the Razorpit cartridge razor cleaner. Over six months have now elapsed, and I am still using the same razor.
This is astounding performance. My previous longest lasting disposable was a Bic Flex 3 ...which got blunt (i.e. didn't shave close enough) after four months of usage and cleaning with the Razorpit. When using a good shave cream or gel (not the cheap canned stuff), I find Gillette Fusion razors the less aggressive in terms of causing nicks and micro-nicks, and Gillette Mach 3 the more aggressive - and I don't like it much. I measure micro-nicks by applying alum after shaving and counting the number of stings. On my face, Bic Flex 5 sits in between these two in terms of aggression. While I still like Schick Extreme 3 for being somewhat less aggressive than the Bic Flex 5 on my skin, in terms of life of the blades and resultant value for money, in my opinion, the Bic Flex 5 is the hands down winner. I can't recommend any cartridge razor because men's skin reaction to them varies so widely, and is likely to differ from my experience. It would be pointless continuously buying Bic Flex 5 if it leaves one's skin red raw after usage - as the single blade Bic disposable and several double blade disposables do to my face.
Purchased in .
A great shave considering the cost
The best disposable shaver I've used so far. It has five blades so it's a very close shave - you don't have to go over the same area twice. I would recommend this to anyone who shaves regularly, as because there are more blades longer hair can clog up the head quicker. It lasted me a long time. Also comes with a precision edging blade for getting under the nose or for shaping the sideburns.
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Where can the Bic Flex 5 be purchased? I live at Sandgate 4017 Brisbane Qld.
I've bought mine from Coles and Woolworths - usually when they're on sale at half price, which has happened quite often.
Where can these razors be purchased? I live at Sandgate Brisbane 4017 Qld.
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