I've been in the midst of Simpsons SBAD and I debated either getting a Commodore, Berkeley, or a Case. I wanted something to take on my small journeys I have planned for the Summer. I also wanted a good brush for face lathering. It's tough to take a scuttle or mug on the road and it's a good chance to use a soap stick and face lather away. I decided to go for the Simpsons Case. One of my reasons was that I had a travel tube that didn't fit my Special and I figured I'd keep the tube for a brush that would fit it, hence the Case. However, I did some research and figured I wanted something that was kind of like the Omega Mixed Midge but in best.
I got this little guy and my first impression was how solid and ergonomic it is to hold. Though I love my Wee, it's more of a treat to use and not for times I'm out on the road. I also noticed how short and dense the loft is.
My first shave with it was with some Tweex (rebranded Arko) and MAN, did this brush do its job. It's soft but super scrubby, just right for face lathering and a comfy massage. It created tons of lather as expected and demonstrated some excellent flow through. Turtle had said that the strong backbone is comparable to the small Chubby minus the extra density of the Chubby.
I'm very impressed with the Case. The shorter loft and dense knot makes it an ideal facelatherer and it bloomed quite nicely (as seen in pic 3). It's ideal for travel and/or everyday use. The size is not a detriment but an asset.
I also received my first Progress and it lives up to the positive hype. It's a nice hefty adjustable that can be as tame as any Tech or you can crank it up for some crazy aggressive shaving. Very nice design and the mechanism is very smooth. A little more versatile in it's adjustment than the Fatboy, but that's another review.
Anyways, with a new Dopp kit, Yuma razor box for the Progress, soap stick holder, and a small decanter of aftershave, I'm ready for whatever comes my way!