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Any facial hair style can look terrific –, either a simple goatee or a full beard –, but each and every style requires maintenance. This task is best done by using a proper beard trimmer.
Below you can find a list and review of the current top beard trimmers. We have highlighted the most important features and pointed out any flaws we’,ve found.
What to keep an eye on to get the best beard trimmer
Power (more torque means it will get more whiskers in one pass)
Battery life (a long battery life and quick recharge time spell convenience)
Value (how much you can get for the given price tag)
That is a general, rough way to look at it. To be more specific, ask yourself: “,What do I want to get out of a beard trimmer?”,, “,Do I want to use it in the shower?”,, “,Do I want to trim other parts of the body (manscape) as well?”,, “,Is a quality result my only concern?”,.
After spending a little time figuring out what features you want to see in your beard trimmer, check out our review of the…,
The beard trimmer with an integrated vacuum system. Philips really likes to put vacuum cleaners on their trimmers, and for a good reason. It will catch most of the hair residue, making the job less messy, leaving your face and sink clean(er) after a trim.
The Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300 has a total of 19 length settings. They range from a super short 0.5 mm (1/64″,) stubble setting, to full on beard 18 mm (23/32″,) setting, which are displayed on the multifunctional LED display.
It comes with a charging adapter, cleaning brush, and two combs (trimming and contour). The contour comb will assist in tracing the curves on your face, providing you a more even trim.
It also has a nifty “,Turbo power boost button“,. While it already hosts a capable motor on its own, the turbo boosts the cutting and fan power –, excellent for that thick area on the chin, or thick beards in general.
The blades do not need oiling, and the trimmer can be used either corded or cordless.
Last, it has a long-lasting lithium ion battery. For a 1 hour charge, you get between 50 to 75 mins of trimming –, depending on how much you were pushing the Turbo power boost button. This is a respectable runtime compared to most beard trimmers. You can see the battery remaining status on the LED display.
Philips is a leader in the electronics industry. They provide a large assortment of electronic devices, from beauty products to kitchen appliances, home entertainment products, lighting, healthcare devices and more. They tend to be innovative (particularly with beauty products), so a few of them unavoidably turn out as flops.
But this way they get a ton of things right –, like the vacuum system on this beard trimmer, which to many would sound like a gimmick at first. It is actually a most useful add-on because you don’,t have to wash you face after a trim (or clean your sink), which is a necessity with other trimmers. A real time-saver.
Unfortunately, it can’,t be washed under water. So you will have to use the cleaning brush to get the hair residue out. But that is the only (minor) flaw.
This trimmer has been around for a while and has proven itself a success.
Here is a quote from the Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300 Amazon reviews section:
Vacuum system! (indispensable addition)
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A lot of length options, including the 0.5 mm stubble setting (the 5 o’,clock shadow setting)
Power boost button (extra motor and fan speed)
Long-lasting lithium-ion battery (1-hour charge for 75 minutes of runtime)
Exceptional overall performance
Whether you are maintaining a touch of stubble or a great beard, the Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300 delivers.
Do you want power? Pick Wahl. The Wahl 9854-600 Lithium Ion All In One Trimmer is the choice for those who are after power, sturdiness, and quality.
It comes with a: charger, beard comb, cleaning brush, blade oil, trimmer blade, T- blade, detail blade (nose, ear, and brow), dual shaver, three beard guide combs, a six position guide, and a must-have styling guide. Yep, it has it all.
The trimmer uses an extremely long lasting lithium ion battery. For a 1 hour charge, you get at least 2 hours of trimming time. That is an unsurpassed deal of runtime compared to other beard trimmers. It also features a 1-minute quick charge if you happen to be in a hurry.
Wahl has a reputation for making long lasting, reliable, and quality products –, without that cheap plastic feel.
The Wahl 9854-600 motor is unmatched –, twice the torque compared to similar products. It arguably provides the most power among cordless trimmers.
The highlights of the Wahl 9854-600 are potency and battery life. More power equals cutting more whiskers in one pass, speeding up your job. And a 2-hour battery life is…, well just convenient.
While it excels at trimming beards, the detail blade attachment may not be up to par. You may be better off with a separate nose and ear trimmer. On the other hand, the dual shaver attachment works surprisingly well.
The Wahl All In One Trimmer is not washable under water. It’,s also noisier and has more vibration compared to other trimmers. These characteristics can make it more tiring after prolonged use. But power always comes at a price.
Immense power (twice the torque compared to most other beard trimmers)
Unrivaled long lasting lithium-ion battery (1-hour charge for a 2+ hour of runtime)
Sturdy and quality design
Extra noise and vibration
With its massive power, the Wahl 9854-600 perfect for thicker beards. And due to having-it-all, ideal if you intend to do more than just beard trimming.
Dreaming of trimming your beard in the shower? The Panasonic ER-GB40-S is precisely what you want. It’,s completely waterproof and has a special water drainage system, making cleaning is effortless.
It comes with an AC recharge stand, cleaning brush, and three comb attachments. The trimmer has 19 length settings. Starting from 1 mm (3/64″,) to 10 mm (13/32″,), with 0.5 mm (1/64″,) increments. It also features precise stainless-steel hypoallergenic blades and a firm grip rubber handle. The grip is essential for cutting in the shower. You can also use it with shaving cream.
Unlike most other trimmers, it still uses a nickel–metal hydride battery. The battery lives for 50 min on a 15-hour charge. This lengthy recharge time may be off-putting for some.
Trimming in the shower can be pretty convenient. The Panasonic ER-GB40-S is also durable, pleasant to look at and easy to use. A satisfying beard trimmer all-around.
The only issue the trimmer has is the battery charge time, which reaches a whopping 15-hour mark.
That shouldn’,t be a problem for most. As long as you don’,t forget to put it in the recharging stand after use –, so by the next time it’,s fully charged –, it’,s impeccable. The best choice for wet trimming.
Solid, durable and magnificent all-around
Long battery recharge time (15 hours)
If you want to trim in the shower, or just quickly wash off the hair residue after you’,re done, this is it. The Panasonic ER-GB40-S Cordless Moustache &, Beard Trimmer the best trimmer in wet conditions.
The Remington MB4040 is a unique beard trimmer. It includes a low price tag, water-friendliness, and a long-lasting lithium-ion battery.
It also comes with three different attachable heads.
The beard attachment works best when trimming well, beards. It’,s designed to power through thick facial hair. The goatee attachment is for outlining your goatee, sideburns, and other precise work. And the stubble attachment performs best at maintaining a stubble. Unless you want to cut yourself, don’,t use the beard attachment when creating stubble. The stubble attachment has finely pitched teeth that protect you from cuts. It gives a three-day stubble look.
Unless you want to cut yourself, don’,t use the beard attachment when creating stubble. The stubble attachment has finely pitched teeth that protect you from cuts. It gives a three-day stubble look.
The Remington MB4040 beard trimmer has titanium blades. It also supplies double the torque compared to similar models on the market.
It also shines with its 2-hour plus lithium ion battery, and ability to be washed under water (which is always convenient).
On paper, this trimmer does not have any particular flaws. It performs particularly well. But some owners complained the battery has shortened its life after a few months use.
Long lasting battery (2 hours of runtime)
Some users have reported battery issues after a couple of months
The Remington MB4040 is a superb option if you are on a budget –, it has an exceptional cost to value ratio.
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The TRYM II is an all-in-one hair, body, mustache and beard trimmer. Also, it used to be an Amazon best seller. If you are on a budget and are looking to trim more than just your beard, the TRYM II is perfect. This lovely thing looks like something from the future.
The trimmer uses unique sharp compound metal blades. The blades provide an excellent cut, won’,t tug hair, and will last.
It comes pre-charged. One charge should last you for weeks! Subsequent recharges are 8 hours long. Do not forget to place the trimmer on the charging base after you’,re done.
With its Apple-esque and minimalist design, the TRYM II can be a pleasant addition to your bathroom. It may lack extra length settings for really sculpting and fading your beard and may not be washable, but it looks fantastic and is backed by outstanding customer support. Best of all, for the money it’,s an impressive all-in-one instrument.
Modern, clean, sleek design
Special compound metal blades
Cannot be washed under water (except for the blades)
Lacks extra length settings
Long battery recharge time (8 hours)
If you are on a budget and are looking for a holistic solution about your hair in general, the TRYM II is a great option.
You don’,t have to take the numbers literally. Buy on the premise of what attributes you value the most. Remember that no product is perfect. You can find at least one flaw for every possible product on the market.
Also, note that beard trimmers are not shavers. They often go only as low as one millimeter in length.
If you are more interested in just maintaining a stubble facial hair style (a.k.a. the “,5 o’,clock shadow”,), you might want to take a look at our review of the best stubble trimmers. Stubble trimmers perform best at shortest lengths.
The reviewed trimmers were chosen based on popularity, performance, feedback and personal experience. Since no major contenders came into the game this year, (apart for minor changes) the list remains the same as last year –, for the moment.
I hope you enjoyed our beard trimmer reviews. If you have anything to add, leave a comment below. We are always happy to hear your opinion.
Good luck our bearded friend!