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Best Body Groomer Reviews for Oct. 2019 with Buying Guide

“Manscaping.” It’s a fairly-recent name for something many guys have done for a long time – grooming their body hair.

Once upon a time, many looked at men who trimmed their body hair as compulsive, vain, or just plain crazy. Today, it’s commonly accepted that many guys (and their women) have very important preferences for how much hair men have on their chest, their back, their legs – or “down there.”

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The G+S Team were hairless for many months (sorry, not necessarily an enjoyable mental image) while testing these powerful and versatile body groomers.  Whatever your grooming goals, there is something for you on this list. If you need more assistance choosing a product then please contact our team via email or the comment section below and we would be happy to help.

Manscaping has now become as mainstream as piercings and purses for men.

Naturally, that means an entire range of products has been manufactured specifically for guys who want to thin, trim or remove the hair on their chest, legs, back or those very sensitive areas you wouldn’t think of attacking with a regular razor.

If you regularly groom your body or are looking into the possibility, you don’t want just any trimmer for the job. After all, there’s a lot less room for error on the touchy spots of your body than there is on your face. You, therefore, want the best body groomer possible.

 

Be Clear about What You Want to Achieve when Body Grooming

Shaving Body Hair for Smooth Skin

The goal of most body groomers is to help you shave your body hair, so your skin is smooth and hairless.

For that reason, the specialized body grooming products listed on this page have both trimming and shaving functions. The shaving function is performed either with a foil shaver (like on an electric shaver/razor) or with a blade.

The foil shaver will typically be “safer” but not as close; manual blades will get closer but you will need to be more careful when shaving near sensitive areas. Something else you might want to consider is permanent hair removal – yes, home laser hair removal is quite affordable these days, and just as effective on men, as women. You can read more about it on our best laser hair removal products page.

 

Just Trimming Body Hair to Stubble

If you do not want to shave completely smooth but just want to trim body hair, you can just look for a trimmer. There are some more options on our list of the best trimmers (the list is labeled as best beard trimmers, but the majority also have body combs/guards to safely trim body hair).

Note 1: The body groomers on this list can all be used as back shavers (number 5, 6 and 7 have specialized extension handles), but you still might need the help of a friend to get to the hard-to-reach places.

Note 2: If you are curious about whether you can just use a regular razor to trim body hair, or whether you can use your newly acquired body groomer to trim and shave your face and head, continue to the bottom of the article where Groom+Style lays bare our thoughts on the matter.

 

1. Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG7040/42

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series
Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100. Click the photo for the Price on Amazon.

The hair on different parts of the body has very different characteristics, so you might think you’d need a different trimmer for each. That’s not the case with the best body groomers, and the Norelco Series 7100 is the best of the best because its design is extremely well thought out – there’s a trimmer on one end and a shaving head on the other.

A lot of consumers consider this the best body groomer because you can groom the groin area effectively and comfortably. The groomer seldom causes irritation to its users. When ‘manscaping’ your private parts, you do not have to worry about nicks and cuts as this shaver has a specially designed fine foil to capture hairs without ever damaging the skin.

The pearl-tipped trimmer on this Norelco unit has five different hair length settings, all the way from 1/8 of an inch up to about ½ an inch, so you can groom everything from long, curly chest hair to the shorter hairs which need careful attention around your groin area, while selecting exactly how long to leave them. And both the blades and combs on the trimmer are rounded to avoid leaving scratches or nicks.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100
The trimmer blades and comb – very effective and powerful with no pulling or snagging of hairs.

At the other end of this unit is a 3D pivoting foil shaving head which turns and swivels to follow the shape of the area being groomed, with “pre-trimmers” on each side of the head which ensure a close shave with just one pass. The foil is designed to catch loose hairs easily, the blades are self-sharpening, and the entire groomer is hypoallergenic.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100
The brilliantly designed (combined) trimmer and foil shaver head, which is shaped and pivots nicely to get into all those “hard to reach” areas of the body.

All that’s required for maintenance is to run the groomer under a faucet to clean it and to change the foil every year or so (see more on this below).

The Philips BG7040/42 (confusingly know as the series 7000, not 7100) gives you 80 minutes of use with each charge and can be used in the shower without a problem. It has a nice ergonomic design so it’s comfortable to hold – and more importantly, it’s comfortable to use even in those regions you may have been scared to death to approach with anything sharp.

To put it bluntly, this is the perfect trimmer for every part of the body but it’s designed with the delicacy of the pubic area in mind.

Specifications of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG7040/42:

  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 7 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Length Settings: 5
  • Combs: One, adjustable
  • Wet/Dry: Yes, can be used in the shower
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Warranty: Five years

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Note: Philips has some slightly older models, such as the BG2039/42, that has a beard guard (5 length settings), a rubber grip, and titanium blades which are all pretty cool additions – although the charge time is 8 hours as it contains a nickel metal hydride battery. The older BG2040/49 has been replaced by the BG7040/42.

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Replacement Philips Norelco Bodygroom Trimmer/Shaver Foil

As with all foil shavers, you will need to replace the shaver heads, to ensure they are cutting effectively. Philips recommends every 6-12 months depending on how often you are grooming – from a practical point of view when you find the performance of the shaver deteriorating (you have to go over areas a few more times than usual, or the shaver is not cutting as close) it is time to replace the foils.

Replacement Philips Norelco Bodygroom Trimmer/Shaver Foils are available at a reasonable price from Amazon.

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2. Braun BT3040 Men’s Ultimate Hair Clipper/Beard Trimmer

Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer for Men, Cordless Hair Clipper, Black/Blue, with Gillette ProGlide Razor

Precision, precision, precision. That’s the mantra of men devoted to the perfect trim, and this Braun combination clipper and trimmer set is designed for the ultimate in precision. It’s marketed primarily for use on facial hair, but its trimming and edging capabilities make it ideal for grooming tasks from the top of the head to the bottom of – well, you know where.

The BT3040 comes with two adaptable trimming combs, providing precise length settings from 0.5 to 20 mm when used in conjunction with the “precision dial” that increases cutting lengths in increments of 0.5 mm. In other words, you decide exactly how long your hair should be. You don’t have to defer to the available blade lengths on your clipper. And the very sharp stainless steel blades on this Braun can handle any length or thickness of hair without any tugging or pulling.

When grooming your hair, you’ll probably be as interested in shaping and contouring as you are in clipping. This kit is up to the task, because it includes a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor that uses what the company calls “flex ball” technology. The head’s five anti-friction blades are able to move much more than those on traditional razors, responding instantly to the contour of the skin and trimming every hair exactly as desired.

At about half the price of the Philips Norelco Bodygroom products, the Braun BT3040 is a terrific value.

Details on the Braun BT3040 Men’s Ultimate Hair Clipper/Beard Trimmer:

  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Length settings: 0.5-20 mm
  • Combs: Two
  • Wet/Dry: No
  • Power: Two NiMH batteries, rechargeable
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years, limited

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3. Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe Body Groomer

Remington PG525 Head to Toe Lithium Powered Body Groomer Kit
Remington PG525 Body Groomer. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

This compact unit, unlike the ones we’ve discussed so far, is more of a true groomer than a combination razor/trimmer. Yes, you can use it to shave body hair, but it isn’t going to clear a forest as cleanly as the Norelco or Braun. What it is going to do is give you a lot of options for exactly how you’d like to trim.

The surgical steel, self-sharpening blades are the backbone of the unit, and what you use to do the shaving. They’ll do a good job cleaning up small areas, although we wouldn’t suggest using this model to replace a razor for full-fledged shaving jobs; where the Remington excels is at trimming. 

The foil shaver is only “single foil” and will require a few passes to capture most hairs.

Remington PG525 Lithium Head to Toe Body Groomer
A versatile, and budget-friendly trimmer that gives you lots of trimming options (for those focused more on trimming body hair rather than shaving it – the single foil shaver is not effective on large areas).

There is an eight-length adjustable comb which lets you choose how long you’d like the hairs to be in the area you’re trimming, there are three beard-and-stubble combs if you’re using the PG525 on your face, and there are four additional attachments: a full-sized one for the neckline and sideburns, a foil shaver attachment for closer shaves, a body hair vertical trimmer attachment with three adjustable lengths, and another attachment for nose hair, ear hair and other detailing work. Yes, that’s a lot of switching back and forth, but it lets you choose exactly how you want to “attack” each area. (We’d suggest more caution than a full-fledged attack, the lower you get on your body.)

This unit heads are waterproof so they clean easily under the tap.

As mentioned earlier in the article if you are just after a trimmer then you could also consider the other products in our best trimmers article.

It’s a lot of groomer for the price.

A closer look at the Remington PG525 Lithium Heat to Toe Body Groomer:

  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 1 x 6 inches
  • Weight: 8 ounces
  • Length Settings: Dependent on combs; one comb with eight, one comb with three
  • Combs: Four, plus four attachments
  • Wet/Dry: Yes, washable heads (the body is not waterproof)
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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4. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer
Gillette Fusion ProGlide. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

Here’s another of those “best of both worlds” units, as it also uses Braun technology for the trimmer and Gillette’s for the shaver. They each perform pretty well, and this groomer is designed to be used for facial hair as well as body hair – more about that shortly.

3-in-1 refers to shaving, trimming and edging. The head of this unit is similar to a regular ProGlide razor, with four thin “power blades” which do the job well but are best known for their gentle feel, gliding over the skin easily while giving a close shave.

That’s always important for the face, of course, but even more appreciated when shaving the chest, back or armpits; you’ll find the razor head works best on body hair when it’s been moistened first, or even with some gel applied (there’s a ProGlide brand shaving gel intended for the purpose).

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer
A great trimmer and shaver combination for “detailed work” (if you know what we mean).

A nice feature is the comfort guide that wraps around the side of the blades, removing any excess shaving prep material before the blades do their work.

The trimmer may be the best part of the Fusion 3-in-1. It’s built to be maneuverable along the body’s contour, which is obviously important when working on sensitive areas; there are three different combs you can use with it, each for a different length of hair, and you can trim even closer if you use the trimmer without a comb attached. Finally, there’s a precision edging blade on the back of the unit which lets you clean up the areas that you’ve shaved and trimmed.

There are some significant drawbacks, however. The biggest is that the Gillette Body Groomer is powered by an AA battery which isn’t rechargeable. It should last at least a month before starting to lose juice, but you’ll definitely find yourself needing to stock up on AAs. The other is based on personal preference, but we think this unit is better suited for beard and mustache work, and perhaps trimming the genital area, than it is for large and hairy areas like the back or chest where you might not be comfortable using the razor and the trimmer might be overwhelmed.

Compensating for those drawbacks: you get a nice body groomer for your money. There’s not much to argue about there.

Specs for the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 11 ounces
  • Length Settings: none
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: AA battery, not rechargeable
  • Run Time: n/a
  • Warranty: Information not available

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Each manual blade should last for about 1 month and can be replaced with Gillette Fusion blades.

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5. Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver
MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

We have included this unit for those guys who want to take care of stubborn back hair – it can also be used effectively elsewhere on the body.

The Mangroomer has two attachable shaving heads with stainless steel, hypoallergenic blades and flex necks; one is a wide back trimmer that’s almost two inches long and intended to quickly get rid of large areas of hair, the other is a shorter bi-directional groomer head that’s meant for shorter hair, smaller areas and regular maintenance.

How do you reach all of the hair on your back, you ask? You do it with the patented, hinged handle with a rubber grip, which can bend at any angle necessary (all the way up to 135 degrees) and then lock into place if desired. This handle easily lets you reach the middle and lower back areas without straining, bending or asking someone else for help.

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver
A powerful trimmer and foil (trimmer) combination that can be used all over the body, especially the back.

There are other nice features on the Mangroomer including a power burst button which lets you power through particularly thick or stubborn areas and a quick-charge battery which comes in quite handy if you haven’t quite finished your shave when the charge runs out. But the best feature of this baby is its construction; you’ll spend a long time searching for another back groomer that will actually let you shave all of your back hair without having to become a contortionist. (Yes, you can use it on other areas of your body, too).

Then there are other notable features, such as an innovative trimmer, extendable handle and neck designs, which only makes things easier for you; as if the design alone is not easy enough.

Mangroomer has released a new model called the Mangroomer Lithium Max Back Shaver, which is effectively the same as the Ultimate Pro Back Shaver, but with a more powerful battery for longer life and faster charging.

The ultimate back trimmer that can be used effectively on the rest of the body.

The facts and figures for the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 11 x 3 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Length Settings: none
  • Heads: Two
  • Wet/Dry: No
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 60+ minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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6. Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG5025/49

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 3500, Showerproof Body Hair Trimmer for Men with Back Attachment, BG5025/49

This is a very good alternative to the Mangroomer we’ve just reviewed. It will give you a very attractive body (in terms of hair, that is – no body groomer can do anything about your abs) at a very attractive price. But what makes the BG5025/49 particularly good value is the fact that it has an extra-long handle attachment designed to let you easily reach your back hair.

This Philips Norelco model is a cordless foil shaver with self-sharpening blades and rounded tips which reduce skin irritation, plus a bi-directional shaver head that lets you go back and forth to snag all of those loose hairs. There are three interchangeable, rounded trimmer combs to handle different lengths of hair (3mm, 5mm, and 7mm), the back handle performs just as it’s supposed to, and since this is a water-resistant model you can comfortably take care of all your excess body hair with or without gel. Shaving in the shower and cleaning the detachable blade cartridge under running water are two benefits the review team really liked.

This Philips Norelco groomer provides a smooth shave when used on your chest, neck and shoulders, under your arms and on your legs, and even when grooming those sensitive areas that need a lighter touch.

The one negative the review team found was that you may need to make two or three passes when dealing with thick hair. That’s a small price to pay, though, for an inexpensive body groomer which also lets you shave your back all by yourself. Expect to get about 60 minutes of run time per one-hour charge.

The Bodygroomer BG5025/49 is a great tool for shaving all of your body hair, including that thatch on your back, for an extremely reasonable price.

More info on the Philips Norelco BG2025 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment:

  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 6 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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7. BAKblade 2.0 Back Hair Removal And Body Shaver

baKblade 2.0 PLUS - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Ergonomic Handle, Shave Wet or Dry

You already know how Groom+Style feels about the Mangroomer. But if you’re more interested in an inexpensive and easy-to-use tool to shave your back without having to deal with two heads, hinged handles and frequent battery charging – meet the BAKblade 2.0. It’s a manual groomer with a wide blade, designed specifically to let you reach over your shoulder and prune the forest that’s growing on your back.

A lot of thought obviously went into the BAKblade 2.0. The long handle is ergonomically-designed so you can comfortably reach wherever you need to, there’s a safety guard that prevents nicks and cuts, and the patented DryGlide four-inch safety blades (there are three of them protected by a sturdy guard) deliver a smooth wet or dry shave and won’t rust in the shower.

Bakblade
Note – this is an image of the BAKblade 1.0, the 2.0 has 2 blades for twice the cutting power.  The long, sharp blade is the key to this product. It will cut through forests of hair for a smooth finish (not recommended for sensitive areas).

One interesting design feature of this back groomer is that the blades are flexible, so it can conform to the contours of any back without creating the friction that leads to razor burns and cuts. That flexibility is also why you don’t need to use cream or gel, if you prefer a dry shave. Either way, the BAKblade feels gentle on the back and removes almost any thickness of hair easily without leaving stubble. Just be aware that the blades only last for 4-6 shaves before needing replacement at $10 per set – somewhat offsetting the low price of the groomer.

The BAKblade 2.0 is perfect for tackling difficult-to-reach back hair if you want a simple and inexpensive answer to a hairy problem.

Specs for the BAKblade 2.0 Back Hair Removal And Body Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 17.7 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: None
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Manually-operated
  • Run time: n/a
  • Warranty: 60 days

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Replacement blades for the BAKblade can also be purchased from Amazon.

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8. Philips Norelco BG1026/60 Bodygroom Series 1100

Click photo for Price on Amazon.

Here’s Groom+Style’s budget choice. It’s priced about one-third lower than its big brother, the Bodygroom 3100 that we reviewed earlier – but performs almost as well for manscaping on sensitive skin. The biggest differences are that the Series 1100 groomer doesn’t have a rechargeable battery (it runs on two AA batteries), and it doesn’t come with many bells and whistles like extra combs for very long hair (it comes with just one 3mm comb) or the back attachment.

There are integrated skin guards to protect against accidental cuts from the blades, which can trim both forward and backward and will cut extremely close, all the way down to 0.5mm. You can use this groomer either wet or dry, although Norelco recommends a dry shave with the Series 1100; this model is small and easy to take on a trip, and it’s simple to clean under the faucet.

Philips Norelco BG1026/60
Solid performance at a reasonable price – maybe if you are not 100% sure if you will stick with this grooming “thing”.

The Philips Norelco BG1026/60 isn’t the most full-featured body groomer the Groom+Style review team has seen. But it will give you a very good trim with no nicks anywhere under the neck (yes, it’s perfect for use “down there”), at a great price.

Looking deeper at the Philips Norelco BG1026/60 Bodygroom Series 1100:

  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.8 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: One
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Two AA batteries
  • Run time: Approximately two months of shaves
  • Warranty: Two years

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Our Budget Range Recommendation

Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S

Panasonic Milano Series ER-GB40-S
Panasonic Milano ER-GB40-S. Click the photo to see the Price on Amazon.

No list of “best all-in-one groomer” for body and facial hair is complete without an entry from Panasonic Milano. Keep in mind that this list is focused on groomers that can do a good job of shaving or trimming above and below the neck. The previous entries were excellent at grooming below the neck and do a decent job at above the neck areas. This shaver is the opposite, it does a decent job below the neck, but when it comes to above the neck trimming and shaving, then this product is among the best in the market.

The main emphasis of this item is being a trimmer and it’s an excellent one. The trimmer lacks combs and attachment, but it does not mean it’s lackluster. Just think of it as an excellent trimmer without the hassles of attaching or detaching features. Precision is another unique feature of this trimmer. With this trimmer, you can easily and accurately style or shape your hair or beard. You will also have a good control to your desired hair length.

It could easily be considered one of the best body hair trimmers for men.

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A modern man needs a good body groomer to trim or shave unwanted hairs from his body and face. Thankfully, modern technology can help men get the job done easily and comfortably. The team and Groom+Style hope you found this review helpful. Happy grooming.

 

Braun Cruzer 5 Body Shaver

The Braun Cruzer 5 and 6 has been replaced with the Braun BT3040.

Braun Cruzer 5 BG5010 Body Shaver Groomer for Men With 3 Comb Attachments and Charging Stand

Gillette is one of the premier names in shaving, and Braun’s high-quality body grooming Cruzer 5 melds Gillette’s shaver technology with its own expertise in personal care product manufacturing. There are shaving and trimming tools on this unit, but one of the unique concepts Braun brings to the table is that there’s a third mode, in which you can trim and then shave at the same time with one stroke.

The razor has five closely-spaced blades which utilize Gillette’s wet shave Fusion system, designed to shave closely with very little irritation – no matter where on the body you use it. You don’t have to shave wet, naturally, but you’ll find that when you’re working on large body areas like the chest or back it’s the best way to get the job done quickly and effectively.

The trimmer is meant to provide optimal results in sensitive areas. Its teeth are much smaller than you’ll find on most competitive groomers, which often seem to be built more for beards than for body hair. The small teeth ensure there will be less irritation and fewer nicks when trimming the hair in the armpit and groin areas. There are three different trimming combs (0.6mm, 3mm, 8mm) of varying lengths, so you can select how long you want the hair to be when you’re finished (and a travel case is included).

Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Very effective trimmer and manual shaver option, which you can use together or independently. For those guys (and girls) who like the closeness of a blade.
Best Body Groomer - Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Use the timmer and fusion blade together (or retract the blade and just use the trimmer).

You can easily switch between shaving and trimming modes with the touch of a finger. But the combination mode of the Cruzer 5 is a welcome change from most groomers, which require you to trim your hair before you can shave it. It’s a real time-saver, and unless you’re grooming areas where you want to take extra-special care (you know the ones we’re talking about) it’s worth the price of admission.

Best Body Groomer - Braun Cruzer 6 Body Shaver
Just use the blade by itself.

You get about 50 minutes of shaving/trimming time per charge with this Braun model, which should be more than enough unless you look like the Beast (as in Beauty and the Beast) or have been an island castaway for a few years.

It is not quite as versatile as the Norelco 7100, but the Groom+Style team like it a lot.

Details on the Braun Cruzer 5 Body Shaver:

  • Dimensions: 6 x 2.5 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Length Settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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Each manual blade should last for about 1 month and can be replaced with Gillette Fusion blades.

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Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment

best body groomer - Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100
Philips Norelco BG2034. Click the photo to check the Price on Amazon.

The Philips Norelco BG2034 has been replaced with the Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG5025/49.

This is a very good alternative to the Mangroomer we’ve just reviewed. It will give you a very attractive body (in terms of hair, that is – no body groomer can do anything about your abs) at a very attractive price. But what makes the Series 3100 a particularly good value is the fact that it has an extra-long handle attachment designed to let you easily reach your back hair.

This Philips Norelco model is a cordless, hypo-allergenic foil shaver with self-sharpening blades and unusual patented pearl tips which reduce skin irritation. There are three interchangeable, rounded trimmer combs to handle different lengths of hair (3mm, 5mm, and 7mm), the back handle performs just as it’s supposed to, and since this is a wet/dry model you can comfortably take care of all your excess body hair with or without gel. You can shave in the shower, and cleaning the groomer is a breeze.

Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment
Not as powerful as the Philips 7100, but cheaper and with the addition of the extension handle so you can take care of your back.

The Bodygroom 3100 provides a smooth shave when used on your chest, neck and shoulders, under your arms and on your legs, and even when grooming those sensitive areas that need a lighter touch.

The one negative the review team found was that you may need to make two or three passes when dealing with thick hair. That’s a small price to pay, though, for an inexpensive body groomer which also lets you shave your back all by yourself. Expect to get about 50 minutes of run time per eight-hour charge.

The Philips Norelco Bodygroom 3100 is a great way to shave all of your body hair, including that thatch on your back, for an extremely reasonable price.

More info on the Philips Norelco BG2034 Bodygroom Series 3100 With Back Attachment:

  • Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Length settings: None
  • Combs: Three
  • Wet/Dry: Yes
  • Power: Lithium CR2 battery, rechargeable
  • Run time: 50 minutes
  • Warranty: Two years

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Can’t I Just Use My Regular Razor to Shave my Body?

Of course, you can. You can use a carving knife to trim your body hair, too. Neither is a very good idea, though, because body groomers are designed for areas that aren’t shaved often, not for the face which gets “manhandled” by a regular razor on a daily basis. (You can probably figure out on your own why a carving knife wouldn’t be the best choice.)

Most top body groomers are designed with special features like heads that can pivot to fit the body’s contours, comfort guards or lubrication strips. All make the body shaving process more comfortable than it would be with a normal manual or electric razor. A number of body groomers also have longer or extendable handles so you can reach wherever you need to shave.

There’s one extra consideration which doesn’t require much elaboration, and on which we’d prefer not to elaborate. Would you want to take a razor that’s just shaved your groin or under your arms, and then use it on your face? We wouldn’t, either.

If you do want to buy a product that can be used on multiple parts of the body, then search for a multi-groomer which has multiple heads and guide combs which can be switched out and cleaned – such as the Remington PG525.

 

Can I Use My Body Groomer to Shave My Head?

Another question the Groom+Style team hears is “Can I use a body groomer to shave my head?” We’ll skip the sarcastic reference to carving knives and simply say that it’s possible, but again not the best idea. Groomer heads are relatively smooth and not built for the contours found on most parts of the body, so the maneuverability found on the best body groomers isn’t what you need for the scalp. An electric head shaver will be more likely to simply follow the head’s natural shape, and some have rounded edges to minimize cuts on the very sensitive scalp.

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Martin

Hi there, thanks for sharing this review, I have been trying your links for Philips https://geni.us/philipsbg704042 however that seems to be out of stock, the only one available is BG7025/13, how do you compare this with your recommended 7040?
Thanks!

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the question. The BG7025/13 is the latest model name for the Philips Bodygroomer and Trimmer in the U.K – is that where you are accessing the site?

We have updated the link so it navigates to that updated model for our U.K. visitors.

Thanks for letting us know.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Alex
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Alex

I have a question about the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver. How often do you have to replace the blade?

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Alex,

I hope you are well.

Mangroomer’s official recommendation is to replace the body groomer foil every 6 months. However, I think this is a bit of an overkill and as long as you clean the foil after each use (for example -> https://groomandstyle.com/clean-electric-shaver/) it should last longer (unless you are extremely hairy and are using the mangroomer multiple times a week).

Effectively, you will know you need to replace the foil once it starts to cut ineffectively.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Alex
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Alex

Thanks again. 6 months does seem overkill as most men would use it once a month. So after 6 uses to replace it? Again overkill.

Alex
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Alex

There is a BakBlade 2.0. The reviews for it are great.

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Thanks Alex, great point – will update the article…for those who want to check out the latest offering from BAKblade follow this link to Amazon -> https://geni.us/bakeblade20plus

Kind Regards,
Pierce

troy
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troy

Hey, I have thick, coarse hair on my chest and have tried various groomers (none you have mentioned) but nothing will give me a clean shave. Not even a razor! So my question is which of the ones here would guarantee to give me a total clean out? Thanks!

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hey Troy, Thanks for your question and comment. Tricky to say…I would think that if you have tried a few products and are not happy with the results then its possible you might want to try another hair removal method? Either way stepping back a moment: 1) Can you explain what products you have tried and why you don’t like them? 1a) What electric groomers/shavers have you tried? 1b) What did you not like about the shave with the manual razor? There is of course a hierarchy of hair removal methods, manual razors should give a closer shave than electric… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Hello Pierce. Hello. I have this trimmer from Remington http://www.remingtonproducts.com/products/mens/clippers-and-trimmers/face-and-body-trimmers/pg6255-wetech-face-and-body-kit.aspx. I’ve asked 2 questions about the lifespan of this trimmer’s main blade: http://www.remingtonproducts.com/parts-and-accessories/mens/clipper-and-trimmer-parts/face-and-body-trimmer-parts/rp00277-main-32mm-trimmer-head.aspx. Check Question & Answer. I am the user Alex7. The questions are from the oldest to the more recent. I’ve asked: ”How often do I need to replace this trimming head?” I’ve got an answer from customerservice1(probably Remington Customer Service): ”It does vary fom person to person but you should change these anywhere between every 6 months to a year.” My second question was: ”If I use this once a week how often should I replace it?” I’ve got… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Thanks GROOM+STYLE. I bought it in June 2016 and it’s still going strong. One AA battery even lasted me 5 months(from August 2018 till January 2019). Probably because I use it on my armpits and groin area. I’ve used the Philips AA battery that came with the trimmer and which Philips recommended. This trimmer is a gem.

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hey Alex,
Great to hear…
Cheers again,
Pierce

Alex
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Alex

Hello. I have a question about the Philips Norelco Series 1100(the one which runs on an AA battery and is your number 8 choice). How long will the blades last if I use them once a week only on the groin area and the armpits?

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Alex, Hope all is well, thanks for the question. The Philips Norelco Series 1100 (BG1026/60) uses an electric trimming head/cutter (2 overlapping cutters move back and forth over each other clipping the hair) rather than a blade – and the trimmer head is not designed to be replaced i.e. there are no replacement trimmer heads. If you were to use it once a week on the groin and armpits, cleaning it after each use (maybe using a bit of shaver cleaner and lubricator, example product on amazon -> https://geni.us/shaversaver), I would estimate it lasting somewhere into the range of… Read more »

Nanthakumar Govindan
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Nanthakumar Govindan

please do recommend any full body groomer for myself. i mainly use the groomer to trim by chest area, mustache, armpit and the most i use at my private part area (penis & balls). its really nervous to use my current machine as i always do have cut near my penis or balls area.

appreciate if you could help me suggest appropriate machine to use.
thank you

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Nathankumar, I really do not think you can do better than the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7000/7100. It is a full body groomer that trims and shaves. Now when trimming you “package”, no matter what tool you use, you want to be especially careful (I probably don’t need to point this out). So make sure you only shave when you have a bit of time available and don’t rush it. The real problem with shaving men’s bits is all the loose skin which can snag in any trimmer blades. So you want to stretch the skin carefully. The article… Read more »

Ryan
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Ryan

Which is better: 7000 or 7100?

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Ryan,
Yes, Philips seems to have really made a mess of the naming convention on their body groomer series.
The best way thing to do is to focus on the model number (BG…) and forget about the series number (7000 and 7100).

The BG7030/49 or the BG7040/42 (comes with a case and replacement head) are the models to focus on. They have lithium ion batteries and 5 year warranties.

The BG2040’s etc have Nickel Cadmium batteries.

Kind Regards,
Pierce

Andres
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Andres

Hello! I want to buy the Philips Norelco 7100 Series. I don’t have much body hair so it’s mainly for my pubic area, which I want to trim as clean as possible and shave some parts (shaft, balls). I’d eventually also trim stomach and chest. However, I’m not sure what the latest version is. You seem to say in the questions that it’s the: BG2040 -> https://geni.us/bodygroomer1 but Amazon suggests there’s a newer ones, the BG7030/49 (same as the BG 7040/42 but without the case and replacement head) -> https://geni.us/philipsbg704042 And I also found a BG 7040/42 (with replacement head… Read more »

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Andres,

Thanks for the comment, and keeping us on our toes. Yes, it looks like Philips have released an updated model in time for xmas. It seems to have an updated look, but more importantly a longer lasting battery and an extended warranty.

We will update the article to recommend the BG 7040/42 (with replacement head and case) -> https://geni.us/philipsbg704042

I will email you privately so we can give you an Amazon voucher because you found this updated model before us.

Cheers Pierce

Condottiero
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Condottiero

Thanks for the suggestions…

How would you rate the Philips Norelco Multi Groomer MG5750/49? The RRP is $39.99 vs the MG3750/50’s $20.99, but is the former an improvement compared with the latter, ignoring the 5 extra pieces, longer running time and longer warranty, since both could be used to trim body hair? Some of the Amazon reviews mention both units switching on randomly, something I experienced with the BG2040 after the warranty period. Is this a common issue?

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Condottiero, Thanks for the follow-up question. Hopefully, you read our review of the Philips Norelco Multi Groomer MG3750/50 on our beard trimmer page, we consider it a great budget multigroomer option. We have not tested the MG5750/49 but as you have pointed out for a small increase in price you get a slightly more solid trimmer with a longer run time. From what we can tell the warranty for both models is 2 years. Honestly, it is easy for us to test performance and functionality when we compare different models. Reliability and longevity, however, are harder for us to… Read more »

Condottiero
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Condottiero

My Philips Norelco BG2040, purchased in 2010/11, is no longer functioning and since price doesn’t always equate with quality, as I learnt with this body groomer, I’m looking for a replacement that’s more for trimming instead of shaving. The BG2040’s shaver always left a stubble on my chest and legs and sometimes horrible nicks, even when being careful, while the trimmer was okay. Are you familiar with the Wahl Groomsman Pro Rechargeable Grooming Kit #9855-300? It’s in the same price range as the Remington PG525. Aside from the selection of heads and cheap plastic stands, Wahl offers a 5 year… Read more »

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Condottiero, Thanks for your question on Groom+Style. From our experience Wahl do make some quality trimmers – we have ranked their 9818 model at the top of our beard trimmer page (the 9818 is more expensive than the 9855). The major downside of the #9855-300 is that it has a Nickel-Cadmium which means the battery will be less reliable, run for a shorter period, and have a longer charging time than a Lithium-Ion battery. If you like the Wahl trimmers, then it might be worth spending a touch more and considering ones with a Lithium-Ion battery: The 9867-300 ->… Read more »

Malcolm
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Malcolm

I have a small area under my nose that splits my mustache at the lip cleft. What model do you recommend to shave this small area? It is less than 1 inch wide and goes from node to lip.

Thanks for any suggestion.
Malcolm

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Malcolm, Thanks for the interesting question. Can you please clarify if you are after a body groomer than can also shave that small area above your lip? Or are you just after a small cheap shaver that will work specifically for this area? Are you expecting a smooth finish or just a trim? In the meantime you can check out some of the products we have reviewed below. Men’s Top 7 Best Electric Shaver List https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/mens-top-5-best-electric-shaver-list/ Best Ear and Nose Hair Trimmers for Men https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/top-5-best-ear-and-nose-hair-trimmer-list-for-men/ Best Beard Trimmer List for Men https://groomandstyle.com/art-of-shaving/5-best-beard-trimmers-for-men/ Bikini Razors and Bikini Trimmers -> some… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hello, I am looking for a shaver that can also be a trimmer so I can keep my legs and chest hair as non existent as possible. I am looking at the Philips Wet & Dry All-in-1 Bodygroom Series 7100 but I’ve read reviews and the main concern about this product is the battery. I’ve also looked at the Braun 3010BT Electric Shaver with Precision Trimmer, 1-Count which seems good but some reviews say it’s loud. What do you suggest I choose out of these two, or any other models that aren’t to pricey to help me with my situation?

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hiya, Thanks for the great question. I really do not think you can go wrong with either of those options – they are both brilliant products. What I find sometimes when I read reviews is that people almost feel obliged to say something negative about the product to make the review look “balanced”…the battery and “noise” issues should not really trouble you, see below: I think the battery concerns for the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 are more related to the older model BG2039/42 which has a nickel metal hydride battery. If you focus on the newer model BG2040 which… Read more »

Kaizad Elavia
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Kaizad Elavia

First of all Thank you for the superbly written & Researched article.
I have decided to go with the Philips norelco 7100. Am really confused now among the different models & their differences like the bg 2039/42 or the bg2040/39 bg2040 which one is the latest model & what are the differences. Am basically choosing between the different models of the dual sided phillips trimmer cum shaver…… Please help!

Pierce Lane
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Pierce Lane

Hi Kaizad, The Philips BG2040 is the newer model, and the key advantage is the speedier charge time – it has a Lithium Ion battery, so only takes 1 hour to charge (50 minutes of use). The Philps BG2039/42 is a slightly older model and has a Nickle metal hydride battery – so it takes 8 hours to charge for 50 minutes of use. The Philps BG2039/42 does come with a separate beard comb and rubber grip. Both of these additions, however, do not really add significant value and G+S would suggest you focus on the BG2040 due to the… Read more »

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