If your beard has grown to Santa Claus-, Gandalf- or even Dumbledore-esque lengths recently, it’s high time for a trim. And for that, you’ll need a quality beard trimmer.
But finding the perfect beard trimmer can be a Goldilocks-like adventure, as they all offer different functions and abilities. It really depends on what you want to get out of it. Do you need a daily trimmer to keep your beard at a consistent length? Do you like to change it up and want a versatile trimmer that can do it all? Or would you prefer one that, above all, will give you sharp, clean lines every time?
No matter what you need from your trimmer, we’re here to help. We decided to go hands-on with some of the industry’s top-rated and best-reviewed clippers and see for ourselves which ones truly stand out. We tested everything from durability to battery life to, most importantly, how well it trimmed.
Philips Series 7000 Beard and Stubble Less Mess Vacuum Trimmer
Providing a precision trim on everything from moustaches to sideburns, this lightweight trimmer will cut untamed beard hair in just one stroke. There’s no mess either, as the built-in vacuum chamber sucks in cut hair, and detaches for easy cleaning.
This was voted best overall from our testers for its ability to create a smooth finish, no matter what your desired facial hair style. Our panel was also pleased with how quiet it was and how long the battery lasted.
Wahl Aqua Blade Beard And Stubble Trimmer
Coming with 16 attachment combs, this beard trimmer can tackle an array of beard lengths and styles. Our testers appreciated how lightweight it was to use, with some describing its design as intuitive – thanks to its trim, shave and edge features.
Testers also said it was quick to achieve their desired style and only tugged slightly on thicker beard hairs. It’s also waterproof with a grippy rubber handle, so you can save time on your morning routine.
Panasonic ER-GB86 Wet&Dry Ultimate Beard Trimmer
For those that are constantly chopping and changing their look, this trimmer features 58 cutting lengths so it can adapt with your style. Testers were impressed with how sharp the blade remained during the trial, leaving their beards looking neat and tidy throughout. Our panel also agreed that it was comfortable to use at all angles, including those hard-to-reach areas such as underneath the jawline. It can be used on your hair too (if you’re feeling brave), making it a multi-purpose 2-in-1.