If you have a beard, if you want a beard, if you dream of a beard, you need a beard trimmer. That’s because keeping all of that furry goodness under control takes a little effort, and where owning a quality beard trimmer comes into play. It will enable you to sculpt, shape, and shave your beard, without any nicks or cuts, or any unsightly patchy spots.
Your beard trimmer should have a battery that holds a charge for at least one hour, the blades should be high-quality, and you should be able to easily swap out combs and heads. Most quality trimmers these days come with a wide array of attachments that will allow you to keep all your hair under control. And of course, the trimmer should work as well in the shower as out of it, to provide you with maximum flexibility.
Here are seven trimmers that meet all our criteria.
This is the Swiss army knife of beard trimmers, capable of tackling any follicles that need attention. Perfect not just for shaping your beard, but for any spot else on your body that needs attention.
Pros: It has 18 different attachments that tackle everything from nose hair to trimming your more sensitive spots. You can keep your beard stubble length or let it have a bit more body if you so desire. The battery will run for 5 hours on a single charge and it comes with its own storage bag.
Cons: There’s not an adjustable-length slider so if you want to trim your beard to different lengths you will have to swap out guides.
This is an affordable kit that lets you put your own touches on your beard. Whether you have tight and trim stubble, or a bold and bushy beard, this beard trimmer can handle it.
Pros: There is a detail shaver for precise work, three different beard combs, an adjustable slider that has eight different settings, and a nose and ear hair trimmer. All of the attachments can be washed under a faucet, and it all packs up in a handy travel case.
Cons: The battery has the least charge of all the shavers listed here (1 hours) so it can run out mid shave if you forget to charge it.
A wet/dry trimmer that works equally effectively in the shower or over the sink, this one has numerous height adjustments to tailor your facial hair to your exacting needs.
Pros: Its shelf-sharpening steel blades will never lose their edge. It can be used as a body hair trimmer or a hair clipper too. The battery charge timer in the grip means you always know how much time is left.
Cons: The storage stand is nice for home, but the travel bag it comes with does not have enough room for all the attachments you might need on the road.
A great-looking no-nonsense trimmer that comes from one of the industry leaders. This trimmer is powered by a lithium ion battery to ensure you have enough time to perfectly sculpt your beard.
Pros: It comes with four different attachment heads that let you get as detailed as you want. Its battery can take both 110v, and 220v, so it is simple to use both here and internationally. The 12 included attachment guides cover myriad lengths.
Cons: With no attachments over one inch, it’s not ideal for guys with longer beards.
This cordless trimmer is versatile and sturdy enough that it can withstand any daily abuse that comes its way.
Pros: There are 13 different attachments to sculpt with along with a nose hair trimmer too. Its self-sharpening blades means it is always ready for action and each of the detachable heads are solidly built. It should last for years. It also comes with a nice storage bag so it’s perfect for travel.
Cons: It’s pretty lightweight so it’s easy to make mistakes when using it.
This trimmer features four ultra-sharp precision-honed 30 degree Nanotech blades to give you the exact look and trim you want.
Pros: The beard trimmer pivots to trace the contours of your face, chin, neck and jaw. Plus, it has a built-in shaving sensor that checks the differences in your beard density and automatically adjusts its cutting power. Meaning, no uneven spots or weird patterns.
Cons: The battery life can be iffy.
Let no body part be ignored, thanks to this all-encompassing kit that handles your other beard down below. It includes an electric trimmer, a safety razor, a ball deodorant, a ball spritzer, an all-over body wash, a five-piece nail kit, plus a travel bag to hold it all.
Pros: You get everything in one very handsome package. The Lawn Mower trimmer features the brand’s SkinSafe technology for a snag-free, smooth trim; it’s quiet and has a snap-in replacement blade module plus two adjustable combs. The blades are easy to swap out, and it’s waterproof so you can use it in the shower.
Cons: It’s a lot of trimming gear, but we’re totally sold on the undercarriage deodorant.
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