The best beard trimmer available in 2016 – A review of the Top 10
We’re in search of the best beard trimmer ! Here you’ll find a selection of above average beard and hair trimmers that you won’t find on our normal beard trimmer reviews. Some of these may be a little more expensive but they’re also a little bit cooler, have a few more features, or just downright brilliant when it comes to trimming your whiskers. The best beard trimmers of 2016 are available to you through Amazon or other major online retailers. So without further ado, we’re just going to plough on in there and look at the Top 12 beast beard trimmer list for 2016! Enjoy…
- Philips Norelco QT4070 Vacuum beard trimmer
- Remington MB320C Barba beard Trimmer
- Wahl Peanut/Bullet hair trimmer
- Philips Beard Trimmer 5000 Series
- Wahl 9884-800X Blitz Advanced Lithium 2.0 beard trimmer
- Andis RT1 T-Outliner Detachable Shave/trim Kit
- Panasonic ER-GB40
- Panasonic ER1611
- Babyliss Super Beard 7897u
- Wahl Lithium Grooming Station
1. Philips Norelco QT4070 Vacuum Professional Moustache, Stubble, and Beard Trimmer
The Philips Norelco is one of the more expensive shavers on our best beard trimmer list but it definitely has the features to warrant the price. This includes a vacuum. It won’t keep your carpets clean but it will capture the cut hairs enabling you to have mess free fun when you trim. So if you have OCD or are just fed up with the Mrs moaning about the sink always being pebble dashed with your beard trimmings after you shave then this could be the one for you.
This is an easy to use and quality shaver which would make a great gift as it’s very solid and well constructed as Philips products usually are.
The Norleco is a fantastically well made trimmer, it has a great digital display and the vacuum on it works really well. Some of Philips’ cheaper models aren’t brillianltly constructed but their higher end shavers most definitely are. It has 18 different length setting which is quite a lot!
Can’t be bothered to read more reviews on this product? Well watch a video review then you lazy sod.
- Self sharpening advanced ceramic coated blades
- Length settings 1mm-8mm
If you’re anything like the age I am (and hopefully you’re not or I would feel most sorry for you), then your memories of Remington products will be that old American guy telling that ‘Remington shavers give the best shave ever‘. Personally I was always dubious as I was of most American advertising. But what of today? Gone are the days of a Trumpesque American guy claiming to be Mr. Remington telling you that with their shaver you’ll have no difficulty shaving in a cauldron of boiling tar. Remington have years behind them and as such have done a lot to hone the look and functionality of their products.
Remington products are well built and and don’t feel like they’re about to break on yout he minute you drop them. The motor is pretty pokey, meaning it’s not one of thos beard trimmers where you find yourself getting snagged into it or even worse, with the same amount of facial hair as before you began to trim. It also ensures that trimming time is kept to a minimum. You can rely on this trimmer to last as good ole Remington make them pretty robust.
Honestly? A lot of Remington products don’t seem to be ver aesthetically pleasing these days. While the design of this beard is functional is not very pleasing to the eye. This poor plastic look also means it has a fairly poor build quality in my opinion. You won’t find this a half as robust and stylish as many others you can find in the same price range.
Possibly not the best beard trimmer based on this but if you’re simply after something that’s going to do and last pretty well even if it’s not the best looking piece of kit. If you’re after more trimmers in class then perhaps check out the beard trimmer reviews page.
- 4 different combs to determine length
- Detachable blade
- This trimmer IS NOT cordless
- Professional quality
The Peanut and the Bullet are actually the same trimmer with a slightly different look to them. The Peanut does have what can only be called ‘peanut markings’ on it (as you can see int he image to your right) whereas the Bullet is the same shape but is usually smooth and shiny. However, many marketplace sites will often use the two names interchangeably and advertise ‘The Wahl Peanut’ but what they’re really selling is the Wahl Bullet. So before you follow any links in an attempt to buy this product you should be aware of this. If you’re a looks centred person and really want one or the other be sure to make sure that is the one being sold.
So you want an awesome beard trimmer and cordless isn’t everything right? The Wahl Peanut is as awesome as you’ll ever need your trimmer to be, or ever could be. Aesthetics are often very impoertant to many who buy a product and the Wahl peanut doesn’t dissapoint. Guess what it looks like? Go on, guess? That’s right, it looks like a bloody peanut! How mad is that. Ok, so maybe a little over enthusiastic but this trimmer really is pretty cool.
But wait, it hasn’t only made it onto the best beard trimmers page because it looks absolutely brilliant but also because its a good trimmer, as corded ones often are.
Simplicity is at the core of the effectiveness of this trimmer. It looks simple, has simply operation, and is probably the best beard trimmer available on the market today. It is perhaps better suited with trimmers like Andis in a professional trimmer and clipper section. this said, don’t think they’re only for the pros. They’re easy to use and great if you’re serious about looking after your hair and beard.
The not so good…
There’s really not that much bad you can say about this class of Wahl trimmers and shavers as they’re so well made and so good at doing what they’re supposed to . However, getting hold of the Peanut version of this trimmer can be quite difficult. They more often sold in the United Sates as Wahl is an American company. So they are available but often they’ll be US 110 Volt so if you’re from another country you may require a transformer. If you’re willing to go to those lengths for the Wahl Peanut you can find it here.
Here’s a vid of the Wahl Peanut being used to clip and trim someones hair. Check it out.
This is definitely up there a possibly the best beard trimmer. It gives you the power of a much larger trimmer in something that weighs only 4oz. However, this probably isn’t for everyone as it’s for general clipping and trimming as well as detailing. That said it most definitely can be used as a beard trimmer and a very good one at that. So if you’re willing to take the time to learn how to use a trimmer like this properly then it’s well worth the money. As mentioned, it can be extremely difficult to come buy in the UK.
- Totally waterproof – this allows you to clean it easily as well as use it in the shower or bath
- Use from mains or charge
- 1 hour charge gives you 1 hour of cordless use
- Trims from 0.4 mm – 10 mm in increments of 0.2
- Zoom wheel to lock in your chosen trim setting
Some people don’t like Philips shaving products and to be honest I’m not entirely sure why. I mean sure they’re not all singing, all dancing and the most spectactcular of trimmers but look at this puppy; it’s a cool colour, it has a nifty little digital display. An all round good looking device right? I suppose the question therefore has to be, how does it perform? It’s a good little trimmer with fairly solid positive reviews (Check its amazon page)
the not so good…
This isn’t the best Phillips beard trimmer you can buy and Phillips aren’t really seen as the Rolls Royce of beard trimmers by any stretch of the imagination – perhaps they’re more like the Fords. So if you’re a name junkie looking for a beard trimmer that does the lot perhaps this one isn’t for you.
In my humble opinion this is a really good trimmer which is why i’ve included it in the best beard trimmer review. Philips aren’t everybody’s cup of tea but they work well and last well. Not only that but they have really good functionality.
- Advanced Lithium Ion 2 technology – Shorter charges, longer run times
- Wider blade than normal trimmers giving you fast and easy grooming
- 1 hour charge will give approx 4 hours usage
- 1 minute quick charge if you’re in a rush
I absolutely love Whal grooming products and this is probably one of the best ones I’ve seen in a long long time simply because it’s so simplistic and stylish. It has a great battery that gives a long lasting charge as well as a quick charge. As with most Whal trimming products it trims excellently.
the not so good…
Unfortunately trimmer fans you won’t be able to use this one when your wallowing in the bath or taking a quick shower as it’s only for dry use.
If the Whal was ok for wet use and easier to clean then this would without a doubt be in my top 5 reviewed on thebeardtrimmer.co.uk. The lack of wet use does perhaps let it down a tad as it makes it far less versatile and harder to use in areas where you may want to, like the bath for instance. Would the good people at Whal kindly get their priorities in order and make this trimmer waterproof. Thank you.
Whal do also sell some dirt cheap trimmers and for what you pay they’re ok. However if you’re looking for a Whal trimmer which is worthy of appearing on the beard trimmers best beard trimmer page then look no further.
- Powerful rotary motor
- Blades come off easily so cleaning is simple
- 4 head attachments (Inc. shaving foil attachment)
- Great for fading, shaping and detailing
- Close cut blade
- Works well on both wet and dry hair
In many ways the Andis Outliner, and indeed many other Andis are similar to the some of the industry style Wahl trimmers. It really is a great looking piece of kit that performs brilliantly. This trimmer wet hair just as well as it can dry hair and it does it really, really well. This is one of those trimmers that is most definitely worthy on being on the best beard trimmer list.
the not so good…
As I’m sure you can tell the Andis Outliner DOES have a corded, it is corded, you need to plug it in to use it, without power this trimmer will not work – just wanted to make sure that was out there. This is often the case with trimmers and clippers which are professional standard as the need to have a cordless device just isn’t there as the chances are there’s always going to be a power point nearby. Added to this is the near constant use meaning a cordless trimmer battery is just going to be dying a lot ergo the thing is nearly always going to be on charge. Personally, I don’t mind corded trimmers at all but I can imagine that this might get annoying where the type who travels a lot or maybe you simply don’t have a power point in your bathroom. So although I’m putting this out there as a negative, if you can get to grips with one of the better corded trimmers like Andis or Whal I’d highly recommend it.
Some reviews even suggest that this is the best beard trimmer some people have ever bought! When you consider this the price tag seems somewhat measly and is definitely affordable for most beard aficionados out there. It really is a very good hair and beard trimmer and I would say rivaled perhaps only by some of the Whal corded trimmers and clippers.
There are literally tons of reviews all over the web for this product and here’s a good one if you ever want to check out someone elses point of view on the darn thing. If, however, you’re just too, too lazy to read anything else (as I’ve noticed a lot of you are!) then please feel free to check this review of Andis trimmers on youtube.
- For wet and dry use – fully submersible
- Stainless steal blades
- Nineteen settings for precision cutting
- 15 hour charge gives approx 50 minutes of cordless shaving
- Stylish design and rubber grip allows the ER-GB40 to fit snuggling into your hand
Panasonic don’t specialise in beard trimmers but they do make some pretty good ones and in a fairly modest price range. They’re definitely worth checking out if you’re after a good but fairly inexpensively priced trimmer. It’s worth comparing Panasonic trimmers to Philips trimmers as neither companies specialise in grooming but both still make pretty good trimmers of the same ilk.
This trimmer is great for using in and out of the bathroom as it’s fully waterproof and able to be fully submerged, so for those of you that like to shave or trim in the bath or shower this one might be for you. The ability to totally submerge is it also great for keeping it clean and hair free allowing great cutting performance at all times. Indded the 45 degree blade coupled with length settings which adjust the comb from 1mm to 10mm in 19 different settings allow for smooth precision trimming and shaping. Another feature which is particularly cool on this trimmer is the rubber grip. While this may sound simple and not very hi-tech it allows you to get a great grip and trim precisely even when you’re trimming in wet circumstances.
the not so good…
As with many beard trimmers which claim that they can be used brilliantly in the shower, the odd review about the Panasonic has complained that it really doesn’t work that well in the wet. It is often true that trimmers and electrical shaving equipment works better in the dry this trimmer is still fairly good and by no means is this a reason to by another. In my opinion it works as well as any other trimmer I’ve tested.
Here’s a more up close and personal look at the Panasonic ER-GB40-S from Doc Willard.
While we’re on the subject of the Panasonic ER-GB40 beard trimmer I’m going to slip this little gem of a Panasonic into our best beard trimmer review – It’s another Panasonic. The ER1611. Now then, now then, now then (sorry, I went a bit Jimmy then) this little beauty is marketing as a hair clipper and even though you may think the difference is dubious it works perfectly well, neh brilliantly, as a beard trimmer. Add to that the aesthetics of this trimmer and wow – you’ll love it. The ER1612 is such a cool looking beard trimmer that if you’re anything like me you’ll probably want to buy it as soon as you see it. Forget what it does or how it performs – IT LOOKS FANTASTIC!
So you’re thinking, ‘OK, it does look pretty cool but what does that matter if it makes my beard look like a hobo’s or worse still makes face look like Freddie Kruegers.’ Well, fear not because the ER1611 has pretty darn good reviews. True, reviews for this trimmer don’t appear to be abundant but what there is is really good. It’s marketed at ‘hair professionals’, meaning those that work in a salon or a barber shop.
Again, perhaps the most disappointing non-feature of this trimmer is that it doesn’t expressly say that you can use it in a wet environment. But biven that it’s actually meant for pros it’s not really that unexpected.
Electrochemically sharpened blades for improved performance
The Babyliss for Men Super Beard – Gotta be the best beard trimmer in the world right? Let’s find out…
Well we’ve raved about Babyliss beard and hair trimmers in other reviews – see our reviews on the fabulous yet bargain priced Babyliss 7056cu on the beard trimmer reviews pages. They’re also pretty good when it comes to stubble trimmers and all over body grooming products, but not many have made it on the best beard trimmer page. This one has.
There’s a clue in the name – The Babyliss for Men Super Beard.
So, the main criticisms of the Super Beard beard trimmer? If we were to critisise this beard trimmer it would mainly be on the basis of aesthetics. The plastic housing can look a tad poorly made and cheap in a certain light and when you’re paying circa £60 on a beard trimmer you want it to look top notch. Some may disagree….Performance wise this trimmer is worth every single penny and well and truly worthy of its place on this review.
- Lithium Ion battery technology
- 4 hours of shaving from 1 hour of charge. Fully charged will last up to 3 months
- 1 min quick charge function
- 17 different length settings. From .5mm to 25mm
- Great looking stainless steel casing
As any of you who read the beard trimmer’s posts will know Wahl trimmers are without a doubt a contender for the best beard trimmer of 2016. The Wahl Lithium Grooming Station is a particularly attractive shaving largely due to it’s stunning brushed stainless steel casing. It’s great looks couple with the functions on this bad boy make it a trimmer well worth investing in even at over £70.
It incorporates Lithium Ion battery technology allowing almost 3 months of usage on a full charge – by most standards this is absolutely incredible. Think about it, you’ll only have to charge it 4 times a year!
And the winner of ‘The best beard trimmer 2016’ is…
So which would it be if we had to pick just one to be the beast beard trimmer of 2016? That’s actually really difficult as it can depend on many things such as budget and also what you use it for.
Best trimmer for professionals
Personally I’d pick the Andis Outliner as I use it in my shop and it never lets me down and failing that I’d probably use a good Wahl trimmer. You’ve probably noticed them in most barber shops and hair dressing salons you’ve been in.
Best trimmer for home use
However if you want to cut your hair at home and want something which can be used wet or dry and has many different length settings then the best beard trimmer for you might be something like a decent BaByliss or Braun
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