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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: Flint Retractable Lint Roller

I don't know about you, but as a dog owner, I often have hair on just about everything I own, even if I can't see it on lighter clothing. This means even if I pack straight out of the dryer, I somehow still find dog hair on things in my travel bag. 

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Last year, I started taking a lint roller with me, but the problem is they are sticky and you either have to pull off that first layer of tape before you can use it or pack it with lint and hair all over it and put it in a bag. Think Product Lab feels your pain and has created the perfect lint roller for travelers (and pretty much everyone else who keeps theirs in their junk drawer until they need it again). 

Flint is the fancy little lint roller that is self-contained until you need it, then you twist the bottom to open it, use it whatever you need, peel off the used sticky sheet, then retract it for when you need to use it again. I've used it a few times and I love it. I've already packed it for my next trip, where I'm not bringing too much, but made room for Flint.

It seems like the sticky sheets that come with Flint do a better job than other lint rollers I've used, but they don't peel off onto your clothing or furniture while you're trying to use it. Each roll comes with 30 sheets and, even though they're smaller than a traditional lint roll sheet, they pick up more and are easier to use. Usually, I have to roll back and forth 3 or 4 times to notice a difference, but Flint cut that in half, and only needed two swipes because I missed some hair on my first go. 

I have a rug in my guest bathroom that picks up hair like crazy. I can shake it out, but it still holds on to a lot. It's too thin to vacuum, so I use a lint roller to tidy it up. I've used 3-4 sheets to do an adequate job on it with a traditional roller, but Flint did half of it with just one. 

Bonus tip: Use your shoes as packing space. Flint fits right in there!

Keep it in your briefcase, your desk, your purse, your travel bag, you car. Anywhere you find you're in need of de-linting or de-hairing. The small size makes it perfect for everywhere you need it, plus it comes refills (and you can order more), so when you've used it up, you can just pop the empty cartridge off and pop a new one on. I don't even know if that's possible with your traditional roller. I usually just toss it in the recycling and buy a new one. Flint is going to save me a lot of money and I'll have a lot less waste. 

Check out one of my favorite cardigans. With a white dog, literally everything I own that's black is covered in hair in about two seconds, which is fine at home, but not great when I leave the house. I like people to know I have a dog, but not because they can see for themselves just by looking at me. So, this cardigan has enough hair to make a whole other dog on it. A few swipes and you can tell where I rolled and where I didn't. 

I tolerate the hair, because look at this face!

Once you try Flint, you're going to want several and extra refills for back-up. Not only that, but it's cute, so you won't even feel weird carrying it around. Choose from a variety of colors. I love this bright orange, because there's no way I can lose it in my bag, but there are more classic colors, other brights, and even a whole metallic collection. Your Flint can be a stylish addition to wherever you choose to keep it, making it a little more fun to do some extra clothing maintenance. 

More details:
Where can I buy it? At MeetFlint online
How much is it? $7.99 (classic) | $9.99 (metallic) | $3.00 per 2-pack refills
What colors does it come in? Pink | Light Blue | Green | Navy | Yellow (shown) | Black | Silver | Slate Gray | Copper | Cool Mint | Gold | Rose Gold
Other specs: Paper is sourced from Japan, each refill comes with 30 sheets, refill cores are totally recyclable, to extend, just twist like lip balm!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a Flint roller and refill for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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