Arc 3 ES-LT71-S
The Panasonic Arc 3 ES-LT71-S Is a 3 blade foil electric shaver. For a shaver that everybody can afford it ticks most of the boxes where features are concerned. If you’re looking for a simple product to do its job at a great price then look no further, the Arc 3 ES-LT71-S packs all the features you need in a shaver. After reading customer reviews on the ES-LT71-S, I could tell this shaver would be an efficient choice for those with a medium/light facial hair. The shaver gives great performance thanks to its 13000cpm motor and is comfortable to use. Problem areas are made easier too thanks to its pivoting head, making the neck and jawline area much easier to get to.
Features on the Arc 3 ES-LT71-S[black_tick_list width=”100%”]
- 3-blade foil cutting system provides a smooth, quick shave
- Automatic sonic vibration cleaning and charging station
- Pivoting shaver head glides effortlessly over facial contours
- Linear motor maintains peak performance throughout battery life
- Waterproof, use dry or in the shower at your convenience
- Built-in pop-up trimmer, travel pouch included
- The Stainless-steel foil shaver follow facial contours for comfort
- Compatible replacement parts: Outer Foil and Inner Foil Combo, Inner Blade, Outer Foil, Hydra Clean Cartridge replacements[/black_tick_list]
Why the Arc 3 ES-LT71-S Is the best Shaver for the $100 Price-Range
This shaver is packed full of features and performs great for its price even compared to more expensive shavers in the Panasonic range (Arc 4, Arc 5). The premium model shavers are more efficient and are of higher quality, however that’s to be expected when you are paying double or triple the price.
The 13000 linear motor system performs brilliantly for fine/medium type facial hair and is comparable to some of the higher end models. The shave is close to the skin and is comfortable with no irritation or sore skin after use. The powerful motor in the ES-LT71-S is comparable to higher quality premium shavers, providing a close shave with minimal passes, reducing the chances of irritation for those with sensitive skin.
Personally I prefer dry shaving but very occasionally enjoy a wet shave while taking a shower. The Panasonic ES-LT71-S is suited to this perfectly by being waterproof so it can be used both wet & dry depending on the user’s preference.
The bad stuff
It’s difficult to say anything bad about the Panasonic Arc 3 ES-LT71-S. The only downsides I can think of about the Panasonic ES-LT71-S is the beard trimmer, cleaning station and doesn’t work the best with thicker facial hair. The beard trimmer doesn’t work the greatest, it tugs facial hair with only a few days’ growth. The cleaning station in my opinion doesn’t work well enough and I preferred to clean and dry it manually rather than using the self-cleaning cartridges. If your facial hair is thicker you will want to consider a shaver with more blades and a better motor, see the arc 4 or arc 5.
Panasonic Arc 3 ES-LT71-S Conclusion
The Panasonic Arc 3 ES-LT71-S is certainly a great option not only for those on a budget but for those who like to get more bang for their buck. If you have fine or medium facial hair this shaver is a perfect choice as it provides a close shave with minimal passes, and with the pivoting head even the neck and jawline are easier to shave. It doesn’t perform as well as the more premium shavers but at under half the cost (under $140) this shaver really is a great choice.