Unlisted Brand • Tourmaline Featherweight/Travel Hair Dryer (Original and Bespoke versions) • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So. Much. Hype. I bought the Featherweight a year ago, and honestly find myself reaching for my much less expensive Conair one more often than not. Why?
- There are two heat settings (no cool shot) and the lower setting is almost as hot as the high setting on my other dryer.
- The nozzle attaches to the dryer but not in a fixed position, so it often spins while I'm drying my hair
- It makes my hair fluffy. Not the best description but somehow I'm not able to style my hair as well with this dryer. May be less damaging that way though?
- So many stories about how fragile it is. I made sure to get my warranty registered (which you only have 21 days to do upon buying it!) but still wince every time I set it down.
Perks are that it DOES dry your hair in a short amount of time (see above point about the heat though), and the volume of the Featherweight dryer is like a kitten mewing compared to the jet engine roar my Conair makes. All in all though, you can probably find something better for cheaper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This review is for the t3 featherweight journey travel dryer that purchased for $130 at sephora.
It comes with the dryer, travel bag, and a 'concentrator nozzle' but no diffuser attachment.
I have used this when I travel and periodically at the gym. It's a nice small size and the handle folds which makes it easier to pack.
I love love love the dual voltage functionality. There's a little switch where you can pick 220 or 110 voltage for when you travel. You just need an adapter (to make the plug fit into the outlet). But you dont need a converter (which tends to be larger, heavier, and more expensive). This is especially great for me because when I travel overseas I don't take anything that requires a converter. Just an adapter for my laptop.
So, what's missing? Well obviously it's not as powerful as a full dryer. There are 2 powers. On high it takes 5-10 minutes longer than a full-sized dryer (on my long, fine hair which takes about 10 minutes normally). There's no 'cool' button, which I do miss.
In terms of performance, not as goood as a full sized tourmaline, but definitely better than the dryers that are available at most hotels. Unfortunately, since owning this dryer I now take my own dryer with me on every trip. Someone accused me of being high maintenance, but my hair looks good in the photos!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I was terribly disappointed with this hairdryer. I have the T3 Featherweight. For the promises it made at the price I paid, I expected more. Compared to the 8+ year old inexpensive Conair 1600 watt hairdryer I'd been using, they were comparable in drying time, weight, sleekness and airspeed. The only difference is the T3 gets way hotter - to the point where my scalp feels like it's being burned. At least my Conair had heat settings, while the T3 does not - just a cool shot switch. I didn't notice particularly shinier and sleeker hair, which the technology in the T3 promised. I also didn't see any improved drying time, even with the higher temperature.
Overall, I would not recommend this hairdryer. You can get the same performance for a fraction of the price. There may be better performing expensive hairdryers out there, but don't spend your money on the T3 Featherweight.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I really got taken in by the hype on this product. My bad. I purchased it about a year ago, and this past week, it started blowing lukewarm air. I read several reviews and noticed that most of the people who bought this dryer noticed it stopped blowing hot hair almost if not exactly one year after purchase. There was one review written by someone who said it lasted 2 years. The dryer blows at half-power. This is an expected behavior because of the technology. Supposedly, the tourmaline-infused insides are supposed to help dry hair faster and with less frizz. I still saw frizz most of the time. The drying time was average. Not worst or better than other dryers I've had but it was quite costly. It felt like I had to put my hair through quite a bit of pulling with the round brush to make it somewhat straight. This isn't good for anyone's hair. Most of the hairdryers I've owned have lasted 5 years or more - seriously. Sure, they were cheapies, but they kept on ticking. I went back to my backup dryer for a few days, and noticed poor results because it fries my hair and is way too loud. So, yesterday I bought a Babyliss Ceramic Extreme dryer. I used it for the first time today and absolutely love it. It's the most powerful dryer I've ever had, and it reminds me very much of the ones they use at the salon, which is something I've wanted for a long time and thought I was getting when I bought the T3. I got great results with the Babyliss model. Since it's new, I'll wait awhile before reviewing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased the T3 Featherweight blow dryer for my mother's birthday for $200. It's been a little over two years now and the hair dryer now will only blow cold air. I'm very disappointed that such an expensive blow dryer would stop working properly only after 2 years. I have an inexpensive Hot Tools blow dryer that has lasted me for over four years with daily use. The warranty for this product is only for two years so I am out of luck. I will never buy their products again nor will I recommend their products to anyone. When you purchase a blow dryer for $200, you expect the product to outlive its cheaper competitors. I'm really pissed off that I purchased my mother such a crappy product for her birthday. Please learn from my mistake and do not purchase this blow dryer. BUYER BEWARE!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure where to put my review, but I actually own the T3 Featherweight Luxe.
Honestly, I really wanted to love this hair dryer, but I unfortunately don't like it at all. It doesn't seem to have much power to it, so it takes a long time to dry my hair and doesn't do anything to help style it and/or control frizz.
When I first bought it, I just assumed that I didn't know what I was doing, and that's why my hair kept coming out a mess. I used it a few times, and then put it away for awhile. Then, after an amazing blowout by my stylist, I decided to try again. This time, when I realized that my hairstyle was not turning out well, I switched to my old Babyliss Pro TT. The results were so much better, and my Babyliss didn't even cost 1/4 the price!
I have since also bought a Rusk Speed Freak, which I also like a lot more than the T3 Featherweight Luxe. I wish that I had realized how bad it was while it was still within the return period.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Not a fan. I was a little dissapointed when I first got this (full sized Featherweight), but tried to convince myself that it was worth the money. I've been using it for YEARS and its finally starting to wear. I have Thick wavy/curly hair that I wear natural, I dont style it straight... that was never a good look on me.
It takes a LONG time to diffuse my shoulder length hair with this dryer, it gets way too hot as well. My diffuser (Conair from Sallys... I'll be damned if I'm spending more money on this brand!) gets *incredibly* hot, even on the 'low' setting. If I almost burn my skin when I touch the diffuser, whats it doing to my poor hair?? Forget the cool shot button which is on a spring switch and can't stay down, your thumb may as well fall off trying to constantly hold it down. All in all I'm not loving the dryer even though I paid far too much for it. I'm not sad that its finally dying, I'm looking forward to replacing it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I own both the t3 featherweight regular size and the REVLON RV544. I bout the RV544 first because it was a supposed dupe for the t3 featherweight. My hair dried really fast and didn't feel like straw BUT it had alot of frizzies and fuzzies! so I ordered the t3 and it actually dries a little bit slower but drastically reduced the frizzies and fuzzies and my hair felt softer so unfortunately the more expensive dryer is the better of the two IMO. btw I like my babyliss pro TT even better than the T3
BTW my hair is coarse, wavy and poofy naturally.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this blow dryer off of QVC a little over a year ago. I paid close to 250 dollars for it. I got the big one, not the travel. Was a great dryer and I loved it and babied it. I was using it about a week ago and it just died. Its not under warranty anymore, so I am screwed. I will never buy from this company again. For paying clost to 250 for a blow dryer, I would think it would last a little longer than mine did!!! Total Crap!!!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
After much procrastination I finally replaced my F.H.I. hair dryer with the T3 Tourmaline Featherweight and I am so happy I did. It significantly reduces the time it takes to dry my hair. I have thick, coarse somewhat wavy (and not in the cute way) hair and it's been a stuggle all my life to find products that tame it. The T3 does the trick. It makes my hair shiny, soft and smooth and takes about 10 - 15 minutes from wet to styled and out the door. It does get hot, but nothing compared to my F.H.I., which would burn my scalp and cook my hair leaving it frizzy, cripsy and damaged. My hair looks so much healthier and I am loving the fact that I can smell my shampoo now, rather than burnt hair.
It has a high and low setting and a cold-shot button. It's super light (I think my hairbrush is heavier actually) and the cord has a velcro strap attached you can wrap it up when done and keep it from getting twisted and tangled. It's also very quiet.
The price is the only downside, it is very expensive. I bought my T3 for $146 U.S. at Harmon Beauty Supply, but the price is usually around $200. I think of it as an investment in my hair and it was well worth the money. If your going to splurge on an item, definitely check this out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have the T3 featherweight but in the regular size dryer and I literally have nothing bad to say about it. It dries my hair in half the time, which saves time when you have long thick hair that nearly reaches your butt. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have the T3 Featherweight full size hair dryer. It is by far the best hair dryer I have ever used. It's desert island good! I had the travel size previously, and it burned out after 4 years of almost daily use. The full size is even better than the travel size in terms of drying time. My hair is chin-length, straight and baby fine. It goes from wet to gorgeous in 7 minutes! Incredible. The high setting isn't too hot and it really is featherweight for the size. The only thing I don't love is the size. I have to hang it inside my bathroom cabinet because it is too wide to fit in my drawer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Cannot endorse this enough! Got mine new on ebay for less than half Sephora charges; the bespoke full size model. The most light weight dryer I have ever used. Very quiet and easy to use. Does not blow my hair all over the place like every other dryer. Left my hair soft and frizz free; makes my flat iron almost redundant. Best of all dried my long, thick, wavy hair (sopping wet) in EIGHT minutes. My best drying time with all other dryers before was twenty minutes. This blow dryer is magic! So worth the investment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
This review will pit the T3 Featherweight (full size, not travel size) against the Revlon RV544 Ionic Tourmaline (which is a dupe for it). I actually ended up with TWO brand new Revlon's (long story) so decided to try them both out against a brand new T3.
T3 is a tiny bit quieter on the "High" setting than Revlon on the "High" setting. It is only imperceptibly quieter on the "low" setting than Revlon, so T3 wins for quietness but only by the *tiniest bit*.
Weight: On a scale, the T3 weighs 1 lb; heavier than either of the the Revlons which consistently weighed 0.8 lb each. I can tell by holding them a short time, that the Revlon is lighter so I was not surprised this was the case when put on the scales. Incidentally, I weighed the dryer itself with its nozzle attachment (not diffuser attachment) with the cord hanging off the scale. I did not weigh the entire product which would also include the cord and plug.
Dry time is for very long, thick, layered hair (Longest point is just beyond bra strap. Tresemme Heat protectant sprayed in prior to drying unless otherwise noted. No other products used until after blow drying):
1) 17 min 29 seconds. (blow hair straight)
2) 24 min 30 seconds (approx) Blow out with curling
3) 18 min 14 (approx) Blow out with curling
Dry time with Revlon #1:
1) 17 min 14 seconds. (but I forgot to put on the heat protectant though - hair blow straight)
2) 18 min 28 seconds (Blow out with curling)
compared with Revlon #2
1) 17 min 29 seconds (Blow out with curling)
2) 19 min (Blow out with curling, but rolled 1st layer under this time so it took longer as I'm not used to that)
Overal impressions: Several times during my first hairdry with the T3, I turned off the dryer accidently due to the placement and size of the buttons. This dryer gets VERY hot, so much so that I could simply not tolerate it for long periods of time on the "high" setting. Even in the wintertime, with the window open and the bathroom door open, I was breaking out in a sweat (and I *like* hot weather!). Anyway, the fact that the T3 gets so uncomfortabely hot may have contributed to its slower dry time when compared to the Revlons. I cannot imagine using the T3 in the summertime when it is hot; right now is the dead of winter!!
Although the Revlon puts the buttons in the same location as the T3, the buttons are "flatter" and I did not have the problem of accidentally turning it off as I did with the T3. Other impressions: The T3 has a very long cord; about 2 feet longer than the Revlon; I can see how some folks would like this feature although I don't need such a long cord. The Revlon comes with both the nozzle and a diffuser attachment included which I love. Although the T3 comes with a nozzle, you need to separately purchase the diffuser attachment. I think it runs for approx $25 more.
My personal pick:
Revlon RV544. On my hair, it does a better, FASTER job. It is 20% lighter than the T3, easier for me to use as I don't keep shutting it off accidentally, and it does not get uncomfortably hot - all of which are true of the T3. Also, it is $170 less than the T3, although I happened to get both of these products for free from ULTA, thus price was not the issue. I chose the Revlon because it works better for me, not because it is cheaper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have the full size T3 Bespoke Featherwieght Hair Dryer.
I have not written any reviews for a while, but I just had to write a review for this because I am so impressed. I was skeptical about the claims, half the drying time, silkier hair, etc. But I have to say that this hair dryer delivered on all of its claims. I have tried a few hair dryers in the last few months because I've been trying to find "the one". None of the others that I have tried have impressed me. I got the T3 Featherweight and turned it on and thought, how is this going to dry my hair? Its so quiet, and my hair is not blasted all over the place. But it did dry it, and fast! It literally took half the time to dry and it was so silky looking that I could've skipped the flat iron afterward. I have lots of thin, frizzy, curly, highlighted hair. So getting it to that silky smooth glass-like texture is usually a lot of work. But this hair dryer got it very silky in one *quick* step. I am truly amazed. I have been to high end salons and my hair did not blow dry as nicely as it did with the T3 Featherweight. It almost seems unreal for me. It is also true to its name, being very lightweight so my arm did not get tired while drying. It was very expensive for a hair dryer, but worth every single penny to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Specifically, I have the T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Dryer full size. Never in my life did I think I would spend so much money on a tool, but it is worth every penny, and I would spend it again for a replacement without giving it a second thought. Every time I use this, my hair is so soft, so silky, so smooth, and it just gives makes my hair look the best it can. Plus, it dries my hair so quickly. I have a lot of hair that is currently about an inch or two below my shoulders, but a lot of the time, it is to my bra strap or below. I used to not even bother using a hair dryer for my hair because it look so long-probably around 45 minutes. Instead, I would just use wash my hair at night and let it air dry, then style in the morning. But this hair dryer has cut drying time from anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes. I strongly recommend this dryer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i am in love. i used to have the elchim which was a great blow-dryer, but nothing compared to this. it's so light and dries my hair really fast. it doesnt even seem that incredible until i see this results: silky, shiny, smooth healthy hair. so effortless. totally worth the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
I have the full size T3 Bespoke Featherweight Tourmaline Ionic. This is the Ferrari of Hair Dryers, and unfortunately you gotta pay to play. That being said, it's worth every freaking penny!
My hair is long but fine, and usually takes about 25-30 minutes to dry
thoroughly, but with this baby, I kid you not-- less than 10 ( I don't want to be creating insanely high expectations by saying it only took 5 minutes, but I swear, just about). The infrared heat will blow your mind, it works so quickly, and honestly, my hair is salon quality every time.
I've decided to go for a body wave this spring, and am really excited to pick up the diffuser for this dryer and try it out.
On the T3 website, the Featherweight ionic tourmaline goes for 200-- But I actually got mine for a steal from the Kerastase website, they have it bundled with the tourmaline brush 3-pak (a must), and a full size bottle of (your choice) Ciment Thermique or Nectar Thermique (another must), all for 160! You seriously cannot beat it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't understand why there is only one review category for 2 products, but: I'm reviewing the full-sized Featherweight dryer.
I owned the T3 Evolution dryer for several years before deciding to try something else. I went to the Elchim 2001 for a month, returned it, and tried the T3 Featherweight. I have never been happier with a hair dryer! The Evolution was good, but the Featherweight dries my very fine hair in half the time (90 seconds, count 'em!) and leaves my hair softer and, with volumizing product, fuller. It's amazing the quality of styling I get with so little effort.
I don't understand T3's pricing system. From what I can tell, the Featherweight and Evolution are essentially the same dryer, but the Evolution has a temperature control, whereas the Featherweight only has speed control (both have a cool shot button). The Featherweight does seem a bit lighter, too. But according to Sephora's web site, the two have the same power, etc. And yet, I got better performance from my Featherweight, and the Evolution costs more! Despite my befuddlement, I am happy, and will stick with the T3 Featherweight for quite some time.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
OK!..someone explain to me how this thing works? I am AMAZED at the difference in my hair when I use this hairdryer! I held off buying one for the longest time thinking that no hairdryer could deliver the results this one promised. A hairdryer that would make your hair shinier and smoother?...Go away!! A hairdryer that would cut your drying time by 40-60%?.. no chance with my thick mop! But it does all these things and more. It really is incredible. I guess I shouldn't be that surprised as I've been using the T3 straighening iron for quite a few years now and it is heads above any other iron I've ever used in my entire life but I really didn't think a hairdryer could make that much difference. My hair is long and naturally silver. It is also coarse and wavy/curly and I like to wear it smooth, long and straight. The drier actually makes it shinier and silkier - like magic. The iron glides through it even quicker and I end up with fabulous looking hair. At a party the other night someone commented to me "if my hair was as healthy as yours I'd grow it long too". I sort of chuckled to myself because I know that my hair looks that way as a result of using the T3 implements on it. I don't how the tourmaline makes this sort of difference but believe me...it really really does. The dryer itself is light to hold and easy to use. It dries my hair quickly and the best thing is no frizz and no flyaways even in the dead of winter. Like I said...magic!