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From adolescence to puberty. Hygiene to Grooming. All men in this day and age have or at least should have felt the need for or recognized the convenience of having an all-purpose hair trimmer at their disposal.
From society’s norms to one’s conscious needs for hygiene and grooming, the reminders for the need for removal of surplus hair are frequent if not constant.
Keeping that in mind, we undertook the task of comparing several products to shortlist the best trimmer you can provide yourself with, to have a tool for the maintenance of your preferred facial hairstyle and the comfortable riddance of unnecessary and unwanted hair.
It may seem like the options for trimmers should be endless because of all the contenders in the market, but when it comes down to it, there aren’t too many to really ruminate on when you’re looking for a complete and simply flawless trimmer.
That being said, the contenders for the title of the best trimmer you can have right now are as below.
The Best 7 Trimmers Compared
7- BRAUN Multi Groomer Kit MGK5080
The MGK5080 is a complete all-rounder in all senses of the word whether it be about application to facial hair or body grooming.
The dial on the trimmer can be used to adjust between lengths of 0.5 mm for the 5’0 clock to 21mm for the more massive beard.
It also provides 7 attachments and an added Gillette razor, the latter of which has become a signature of Braun add-ons.
The attachments include a foil shaver for the close shave, a detailer for the contouring, a nose and ear trimmer, two guards for the stubble and short beards and then two bigger guard-combs for the renovation and maintenance of the longer beard styles. The razor can be used for the contouring and cleaning up of the neck and the cheekbones.
The battery provides an impressive run time of up to 2 hours on a full charge which can be achieved by charging the trimmer for only half that time.
Last but not least, the blue contour line that Braun adds on it’s trimmers never goes unnoticed. It gives the shiny masculine design of theirs even more vigor.
All of this comes at a price of 60$ with a guarantee of the trimmer being waterproof.
6- CONAIRMAN All-in-1 GTM189R
Though, not the strongest name in the field of trimmers ConairMAN still keeps making an appearance here and there with it’s relatively cheap(in a good way) designs that offer functionality similar to bigger, more prominent brands.
It’s the go-to brand for a budget and it’s not necessarily all that weak.
For instance, the All-in-1 system trimmer looks quite fine. With the convex curve in the middle with a non-slip rubber grip, it’s quite a stable thing to hold.
With a nose and ear trimming head, a detailing head, a single 5 length adjustable comb for the hair, 3 jawline combs for the stubble or the beard, a shaver foil for the neck and the cheekbones, the trimmer offers all the features that you would see in any other multi-purpose trimmer.
The battery is reported to not be the most trust-worthy one out there. So making sure that you follow the 16 hours before use charge guideline in the user manual is essential.
Oh, and it comes with a two-year warranty.
5- REMINGTON PG-6170-A
Remington’s multi-purpose or ‘personal groomer’ series’s standout trimmer comes in a 12 piece kit with all the respective bells and whistles in proper abundance.
From the nose and ear trimmers to foil shavers to especially extended necked detail trimming heads, Remington has put forward a true all rounding trimmer in the shop.
The combs for the stubble and the beards include combs for trimming lengths of 1.5, 3, 6, and 12 mm with a separate 10-length adjustable hair trimming guard with a range to 2-20 mm.
The battery provides quite an abundant run time of 180 minutes with an option for a 5-minute quick charge if you incidentally run out of juice just as you were getting ready to go.
One thing about the Remington is the absence of an in-built length adjustor like the zoom-wheel in the Philips or Panasonic trimmers, or a slide control like in the Brio. You have to snap on the combs that give you the length option you want.
But the attachments are well in abundance and are more than adequate for a full body groom especially in the shower as this trimmer is ‘100% waterproof’. This also means you won’t have to go that extra mile when you have to rinse out the fine hair out of the trimmer.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, this trimmer has a safety warranty by Remington of up to 2 years.
4- ANDIS T-Outliner
The Andis T-Outliner featuring the T-blade technology is known for its precision work. With the zero setting zoom lever on the body, you can choose from lengths of an inch, to much lower for the close shave and the head buzz.
One problem that the non-professional consumers might have with this trimmer is the look.
For a long long while now, Andis has been providing trimmers with bodies that have swollen tanks to withstand the needs and purposes of everyday use. Yet the quality of work this ‘shelled’ trimmer provides is of something much more precise than what it’s first impressions might allude you to think.
The ergonomics of this trimmer keep in mind that the professional trimmer has to face a huge amount of work and physical brutality.
As for the range and battery life, the T-outliner has clip ons for trimming up to 15 mm.
Although many may have doubted the battery life of a trimmer whose company has not yet produced a single cordless trimmer(Andis), the LI battery’s life spans up to 100+ minutes with minor if any power fluctuations during the trimming.
Professionals have also (reportedly) commented that this is the only trimmer they would use for practical day-to-day purposes.
Everything accounted for, the cordless T-outliner, like its corded predecessor is one of the most (if not THE most) durable trimmers around with dependable battery life and great options for detailing, contouring and precision trimming.
3- BRIO Beardscape
The Beardscape is a relatively new player in the game. However, it has earned some major rep in the circles of reviewers.
First off, it has an ample amount of grams to it which makes the first impression-after the looks, of course- quite pleasing. The sleek design and a relative ‘zoom’ slide with the LED display panel make the general look of it considerably favorable, to say the least.
From the innovator’s prospect of things, the Brio features ceramic blades that make this trimmer renowned for its silent trims and have got it the frequently used title of ‘the quietest trimmer around’. And according to Brio, the ceramic blades are actually 4x stronger than the ordinary metal blades.
It has five power settings for different types of trims from the thick to the thin and you can switch the zoom settings from 1 to 1.9 mm for the closer trims.
The battery life truly is “ridiculous” on this thing with almost 200+ minutes on the LED clock even after reported months of use.
Versatility is not absent from this model. It comes with two smaller comb options of 1 and 2 mm and then combs from 3-18 mm, the latter of which each has two back to back trimming guard heads for changing the lengths from 3 to 18 mm with increments of 3 mm each.
Brio also features another smaller trimmer called the Axis which is quite smaller than the Beardscape for contouring and detailing on the neck and other trickier places.
The Beardscape is a durable, quiet and very long lifed trimmer for almost any type of use on your face or body.
2- WAHL All-In-One 9864
Wahl is an established brand of trimmers in the US.
This compact and sturdy all in one trimmer has so many attachments, it’s enough to fulfill all kinds of trimming needs for a body in need of grooming.
Starting with the look, the trimmer is actually kind of small but with the stainless steel body, it packs some weight into that limited space giving the user a solid feel about it.
Innovative aspects include T-blades for a more precise trim that may satisfy the ones that prefer a rather close trim/shave(the attachments also include a foil shaver by the way) and hydro cracking technology for a more comfortable and harmless trim.
The battery-as per the norm-is LI which features up to 4 hours of run-time on a full charge which may be a very attractive feature for men who have better things to do than worry about charging their trimmer every once in a while. And even in the unlikely event that the battery does run out, you don’t have to worry because you can work this trimmer with the cord plugged in as well.
The list of attachments include:-
- An ear and nose trimmer head as well as foil shaver head.
- Up to 4 beard guide from 1.5mm(1/16″) to 6mm(1/4″), combs are available.
- Ground trimming blade of precision type.
- Power cord for connecting the trimmer to a power source.
- Up to 8 hair guides from 3mm(1/8″) to 25 mm(1″).
The ear and nose trimmers are always useful occasionally, if not consistently and the foil shaver head adds to the multi-purpose use and versatility of the trimmer as well as letting you skip the ‘razor on your neck’ part of the contouring and detailing.
1- PHILIPS Multigroom Series 9000 / MG-7770-49
Philips needs no introduction in the trimming world. It’s ergonomic designs with compatibility and versatility make it one of the main go-to brands in the field of trimmers.
The multi groom series-as is apparent in the name-is an all-rounding series, the latest addition in which is the series 9000.
The MG 9000 features self-sharpening blades with Dual Cut technology for a quicker, smoother and tug free trimming experience as well as the signature Philips lift and trim technology which is specially designed for avoiding buckling and tugging during the trim.
This specific model, as well as the rest of this series, are signified by their versatility compared to other models.
To put some weight to the claim, it comes with 25 attachments to verify that versatility tag and make it seem like it’s in the proper place.
The attachments include
- Detail metal trimmer
- Metal trimmer
- Foil shaver
- Nose & ear trimmer
- Extra-wide hair trimmer
- Body shaver
- 3 beard trimming guards of lengths between 3 and 7 mm,
2 stubble trimming guards,6 hair trimming guards,
2 body trimming guards
- An eyebrow trimming guard
ALL of which serve considerably important purposes in detailing, contouring, body hair grooming, etc.
Considering the list of attachments, it doesn’t seem like they wanted to miss anything and that really does validate their versatility.
The battery life as stated by Philips is quite phenomenal at 6 hours per full charge which may take up to 2 hours and if you’re in a hurry, there’s a quick charge option that lets the trimmer charge up for a single trim in 5 minutes.
All the trimmers mentioned above have been selected based on multiple traits, mainly versatility and a table has been given on top of the article for further convenience.