6 of the Best Underrated Beard Trimmers Heading Into 2017
For many years, beard trimmers and other beard tools would serve a purpose and they would be purely functional items. Essentially, the two options were to grow out a beard or shave it all off and have a clean look. However, we have seen huge developments within the beard industry in recent years and there are two main reasons for this.
Firstly, fashions and trends are always changing and recently we have seen the rise of the stubble as well as the stylish five o’clock shadow. With celebrities and models sporting stylish beards, the general public has reacted to this and fancy one for themselves rather than just letting their beard grow to a point and then removing it all. Secondly, we are now seeing some amazing beard trimming devices that were not on the market even ten years ago. As technology continues to improve, there are some superb options that allow for more styles and looks thanks to the various attachments and tools.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of the very best beard trimmers on the market that we feel are extremely underrated as we head into 2017. In this list, you will find the trimmers that have the best cut, accessories, reviews from previous users, and more!
1. Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3100
When it comes to electrical razors and beard trimmers, there are certain names that are synonymous with the topic and Philips with their Norelco division is one that falls into this category. To start our list, we have the Multigroom Series 3100 which uses chromium steel blades so performance shouldn’t drop over an extended period of time; according to the manufacturer, these are even ‘self-sharpening’.
In total, there are 18 different length settings and the perfect look can be achieved thanks to five different attachments that come with the model. As well as a full trimmer, users can utilise a nose trimmer, detail trimmer, stubble comb, and a beard and moustache trimmer. With a single charge of one hour, this trimmer will last for well over 30 minutes so you can spend time achieving the look you desire.
2. Remington PG6025
With this model, you will receive an ‘all-in-one’ device that is lithium powered. Again, Remington has also gone with the self-sharpening blades but this time they are surgical steel which means that it will provide a fantastic cut both the first time and the one hundred and first time. One of the biggest benefits of this device is that it is lithium powered which means that it offers a very good battery life. After a single charge, it will last for over an hour which means that you don’t have to charge it before every use or worry that it will run out half-way through.
In terms of attachments, it has eight in total including a foil shaver, full-size trimmer, ear and detail trimmer, nose trimmer, hair clipper comb with numerous length settings, and then three different beard and stubble combs to finish it off perfectly. As the name suggests, this device really is ‘all-in-one’ because you can trim your beard, ears, nose, moustache, and then change attachment to play with the hair too. Finally, it is also important to note that this is a good model to take when you travel since it is quite small, you only have to take the attachments you need, and it comes with a storage pouch.
3. Panasonic ER-GB40-S
In the first two options, the products fell well under $20 so let’s take a look at a slightly more expensive product and one that comes in a little under $35 to see how quality varies in the different price ranges. Once again, we are with an international name so you instantly know that you will have a good product. Thankfully, Panasonic has lived up to its great reputation with this beard trimmer boasting 45 degree stainless steel blades that allow for a comfortable trim regardless of whether your beard is wet or dry.
Rather than offering a variety of different attachments, Panasonic has decided to add in a functioning wheel that can be scrolled to adjust the length of the shave. With a simple movement on the dial, users can take advantage of nineteen precision settings (from 1-10 millimeters) that offers beard trimming, detailing, and sculpting in addition to being able to trim your hair too. As mentioned, this product works just as great when your face is wet which also means that it can handle shower water just fine. With an efficient design and a rubber grip, this trimmer really does show its worth. After an hour of charging, the battery will last for 50 minutes of continuous use but it can also be plugged in. Also, the slim design lends itself to travelling much like the previous product.
4. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler
Earlier, we discussed names that were synonymous with razors and men’s grooming and it’s fair to say that Gillette can also be included in this conversation. Over the years, they have created some superb products and attempted to stay ahead of the competition and this hasn’t changed with the Fusion ProGlide Styler. Overall, this is advertised as a body groomer with the beard trimmer being one of the main components of this. As with many of their models, this one uses Braun engineered technology and comes with three different combs depending on the desired length.
In the package, you would receive many different attachments including a ProGlide Power cartridge, one trimmer, one battery, three combs, and an organizer to keep everything tidy. As we saw with the first two products, this comes in under $20 and offers waterproof qualities which means that you can use it whilst in the shower for those busy days where everything proves to be a bit of a rush.
5. Wahl Power Pro Corded Grooming Kit
For Wahl, the past has been a focus on hair products and devices but they have recently made the jump into beards and this product offers a nice and simple solution for those who need minimum fuss with their beard trimmer. With a heavy duty hair clipper, you can cut your hair before then attaching the trimmer and detailer to focus in on the beard. Although it doesn’t have a battery, it will be powerful when plugged in and it comes with seventeen different trimmer lengths so you can really play with it until you find the right setting that allows for the look you want.
With this Wahl model, the blades are made from stainless steel which means that they will stay in good condition for an extended amount of time. Within the package, you will receive everything you could possible want including a storage case, cleaning brush, blade oil, and the many different combs and attachments. Since there are so many different sizes, this would be a good choice for those of you that have families and need to cut hair as well as shaping the beard. If you are looking for a specialized beard trimmer, maybe one of the others should take your attention.
6. Braun BT5050 Beard Trimmer
Back to the specialized options now and we have a fantastic product from Braun which not only offers high-quality but also longevity and durability. With 25 different length settings, you could spend hours and hours just playing with different lengths and finding the right style for you. Furthermore, it boasts a dual battery so will work when plugged in as well as lasting 50 minutes after a charge; the downside of this product is that it takes a few hours to fully charge.
Aside from that, the trimmer can be washed with ease and you are afforded flexibility with the cordless and corded options which can be handy when away from home or in emergency situations. With a beard trimmer, one of the most important features is the blades and these are made from stainless steel that claim to be ‘ultra-sharp’ so there will be no painful pulling on the beard as it glides right through.
There we have it, the best beard trimmers for 2017!
As you can see, there are some superb models on the market currently coming from some of the biggest companies around. Although we only covered one product from each company, you will also find other variants that you might prefer. As long as you do the research and find a product that matches your needs, you should be good to go in the years ahead. As with all purchases, you should also read the reviews and questions left behind by previous buyers as this will give you a good indication of how they perform.