I know a lot of people don't like to shave on tour. I am one of them. Actually, I hate shaving in general, on your or off tour. However, on a recent trip across Asia I found myself suddenly in tropical Nepal after descending "the longest downhill in the world" from Tibet. My beard we epic and came in handy in wintery Tibet but for the remainder of the trip in Nepal and India I wanted it gone! I paid a local barber for a straight razor shave, which was amazing, for the initial destruction but after that I had to buy expensive and often useless disposables from where ever I could get my hands on them.
When I got back from that trip I started thinking about shaving on tour a lot more and bought this little guy in an electronic market in Seoul, South Korea.
This thing is tiny. Seems to work really well and runs on AAs. Weighs about as much as the iphone with case sitting next to it. I havent taken it on tour yet but have used it at home extensively. All the electronics I carry on tour run on AAs so I only have to bring one charger/cable with me which makes the additional weight of the batteries negligible I am guessing most people tour with at least a few sets of AAs anyways for head/tail lights? I have a thick beard too and was surprised that, given its size, it worked so well. It does take a little longer to do than with a razor but I can deal with that considering that its probably a lot lighter and much cheaper than buying razors, foam, and after shave. The inside of the box also has a little mirror and brush for cleaning the unit. I wish it had a small side burn attachment but thats not the end of the world.
What do you use on tour? What are you pros and cons?