Pros / The Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold is shaped to fit the contours of your head, and it’s water-resistant for use in the shower.
Cons / You have to buy its accessories separately, and replacement blades can get pricey.
Verdict / The Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold has curved, beveled cutting heads specifically designed for maintaining bald hairstyles. You can use this shaver wet or dry, and it gives you a wide range of motion.
The Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold is the gold standard in electric head shavers. It’s one of three products in Skull Shaver’s patented Pitbull series, and it’s our top pick among all the shavers and clippers we tested. While its performance is on par with the higher-end Pitbull Platinum, you don’t pay more for fancy features.
Design & Performance
The Pitbull Gold has a comfortable ergonomic design you can grip several ways, and its finish is a stylish reflective black. The shaver is shaped to maneuver smoothly around all the contours of your head, and you can also use it to shave your facial hair. If you hold it between your fingers, you can use the palm of your hand to feel for missed spots as you go, and it gives you a wide range of motion.
“This is really nice,” said one of our testers. “I really like being able to hold it like this because it helps me get a much cleaner shave.”
The Pitbull Gold’s five flexing shaver heads have curved, beveled blades, and they are upgrades from Skull Shaver’s standard flat blades. With its powerful motor turning at up to 10,000 RPM, you can shave your head quickly and smoothly. A small, circular motion is recommended during use, but you can maneuver the Pitbull Gold in any direction. You don’t have to worry about cuts, nicks or burns, and it works well for shaving wet or dry. For a wet shave, you should use shaving foam, but shaving gel is not recommended. Because it’s so sticky and dense, gel can clog the shaver’s blades.
The Pitbull Gold is water-resistant, so it’s safe to use in the shower. It’s also easy to clean and maintain. Throughout your shaving routine, just dip the running blades frequently in water. The blades are self-cleaning as they spin to efficiently push out all your shavings.
Features & Accessories
This shaver has a 1400mAh lithium-ion battery that gives you 90 minutes of runtime, and the shaver doesn’t lose power as the battery depletes. An LED numerical display tells you how much battery life remains. Although the battery takes two and a half hours to recharge, you can still shave while the shaver is plugged in. It also has worldwide voltage adaptation, which makes it convenient for travel.
Unlike the Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart-G kit, the Pitbull Gold does not come with a rinse stand or travel case, though you can purchase these accessories separately. It’s recommend you replace the blades every five months, and both Pitbull blade types are compatible.
If you’re sensitive to sound, keep in mind that this shaver is not the quietest we tested. “Noise is important when you’re shaving because you’re by your ears a lot,” one tester told us. “The Pitbull Gold is pretty, but it’s almost too loud.”
Warranty & Support
Skull Shaver warranties the Pitbull Gold for one and a half years. You can reach customer service by phone or by email, and we appreciated the company’s responsiveness in helping us find answers to our questions. This was important as we compared products because the Skull Shaver brand is unique, and there’s no Pitbull user guide online.
The Skull Shaver Pitbull Gold is the shaver our testing panel liked best. It shaves almost as cleanly as a razor, with less chance of skin irritation. Because it’s intended for use on the head, you can use it to shave daily with confidence.