The Gillette Slim adjustable is the younger, sleeker, slightly taller boet of the Fatboy, it is pretty much the same razor, with the Fatboy being a bit more popular, possibly as they are a bit scarcer, they also introduced adjustability to the Gillette brand, making it a 'milestone' razor. The shave quality is much the same, with the Fatboy offering a bulky look, and is heavier in hand, while the slim brings a slimmer appearance, a bit more mobility, maneuverability and lighter weight to the party. The head on the slim looks te be a tad flatter also. If in two minds about which one will favour your face do the logical thing and get one of each! These razors will remain popular and in demand for many years to come.
The razor has 9 settings that clicks into position as you twist the dail below the head. The razor has a butterfly mechanism that opened when the knob at the bottom end of the razor is turned. It stands 90 mm high and weighs 71 grams.
The settings on this Slim have been adjusted to start milder than factory settings, let's call it's range ultra mild to medium. This razor would be ideal for folks looking for a very mild razor, I'd say it is the perfect gift from the dad or mom who wants to get their teen into the correct way shaving in classic vintage style. Although Ultra mild down low it still gives a very nice shave at setting 9, so certainly a razor that could be used for more than just 'training wheels', it makes a great daily driver for an old clunker like me also!