I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do Caisson justice, there's a limit on characters and I'm not the most eloquent person. BLUF: buy it, you aren't going to be disappointed. I recommend Code 4 if you're having trouble deciding on a scent. Now, I'll tell the longer story for as long as I can type.
I'm active duty US Air Force, I received orders to Yokota AB and shortly after we arrived I discovered Caisson Shaving products in the BX. It was love at first use, what was an original purchase of just shaving soap quickly turned into buying the brush, razor and replacement blades as I found them in the store. The soap foamed up amazingly well, no matter what sort of water I was using. The brush was slightly on the stiff side, but did its job well and produced a great lather, and the razor was one of the best safety razors I've owned. I set aside a much more expensive razor bought in Jacksonville, FL in favor of Caisson's. Of course you need to head to YouTube, or your preferred learning method, to learn use it properly and get the best results, but once you know what you're doing you aren't going to be disappointed.
So, why do I swear that Caisson is one of the best companies any active duty, or veteran can support? For that I have to back up and tell you less than 2 months after we arrived in Yokota my wife had an anomaly on an X-Ray, after a very fast CT scan and MRI we were being aeromedically evacuated to Hawaii, all within the space of a week. Of course, given that little time you always forget to pack something. While I packed the razor and one spare set of blades I forgot to pack anything else. I just wanted to order the anti-subscription kit and get myself situated again, but Hawaii is hard to get things shipped to, especially when you're living in hotels. We weren't in a single one long enough for regular shipping to get anything to us in time.
I sent one message, asking if there was a faster shipping method. I even offered to pay extra for it. What I got back made me a customer for life. Travis literally offered to fly out to Hawaii from I don't know where in the US to hand off a shaving kit. While that ultimately proved to be unnecessary, the personal care taken in making sure I received something seemingly so simple was amazing. There were multiple messages just to make sure the estimated delivery date would still get the shaving kit to the hotel when I was still staying in the hotel. Yes, as anyone in the military knows, shaving every day sucks. Shaving every day with things that aren't what you want to be using sucks worse. Caisson has my trust from now on, beyond just delivering high quality products, they care about their customers. If you're wavering at all, take the plunge! You may need to adjust your shaving routine a little, but you won't be disappointed with the products or the way the company stands behind them.
Sharp stuff! I like to be able to control the cutting strength on the razor and the pink soap is also a nice smell. :)
Wonderful blades, super sharp..so sharp had to adjust razor settings....kinds like hitting the zero range
Love how little it takes to create foaming overload. The scent is strong off the can but easy on the face. This is my second can and the consistency is reliable.
I do wish it had post-shave slickness. At current price the soap is competing in a tight market with larger companies who have a cult like following.
I use an aftershave balm so I don’t mind much but while I’m letting my face rest I can feel my skin starting to dry out.
I love everything about the Caisson shaving kit. The razor and the brush are top quality. The razor stand is brilliant. The canvas military style bag tops it off! I also appreciate the 'anti-subscription' attitude. In other words: Out motherf-ing-standing! <>