What is the Best Beard Trimmer? Guide to Purchasing Grooming Gear That Meets Your Needs

As men, we are very logical. Skip the charades and just tell me what I need to do. We don’t have time to stand in front of a mirror all day, picking at imperfections, and developing complex’s about our facial features. Let’s fix what we can fit, and get on our way. Sure, we may not like that mole, but hey, we are on our path and purpose in life and that is a lot more important to us than stressing out over what we look like.

Having said that, a well groomed man is also a sign of a guy who knows how to take care of himself. People pay attention to subtleties, and a man with a perfectly trimmed beard is somebody who has their act together. Your going to need to trim that mug of yours up, if your ever going to make the kind of wicked impression that you know you are capable of. To make that job easier for you, we have created a list to the best beard trimmers on the market. We know that not everybody has the same needs, so be sure to check out our guide to help you make the right purchase.

PictureNameTypeAttributePriceRating
Philips Norelco G370 All-in-1 Grooming SystemRechargeable Battery9 locking length settings Ergonomic design Cleaning brush and hair comb$4.1
Andis 08770 Andis Experience Gtx Outliner, BlackCordedHigh-quality carbon-steel blades Adjustable Blades$$4.4
Andis T-Outliner with T-Blade (04710)CordedHigh-quality carbon-steel blades Adjustable Blades$4.4
Philips Norelco QG3360/42 Multigroom PlusRechargeable cordless and corded use8 attachments$4.2
Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom ProRechargeable Battery3-D pivoting head 5 length settings$$4.0
MANGROOMER Sku 211-6 Professional Do-it-yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver**BACK HAIR TRIMMER** Rechargeable Lithium1.5 inches in width 100% rubberized$4.1
Philips Norelco QG3380/42 Multigroom ProRechargeable8 attachments $$4.1
Remington Products PG6025 All-in-11 hour RechargeableMultiple attachments and combs Fantastic Price$4.2
Wahl 9854-500 WH9854500 All-in-OneRechargeable BatteryClose Trim, perfect for shaving head. Adjustable$4.5
Remington Products VPG6530 4-in-1 Personal GroomerRechargeable Multiple attachments Vacuum Suction$4.3
Wahl 9818 Lithium Ion Stainless Steel All-in-one GroomerLithium BatteryDetachable blade Heavy-duty, stainless steel blades and body 8 Adjustments$$3.9
Philips Norelco G480 All-in-One Premium Grooming Kit30 minute battery lifeCleaning brush and hair comb 9 Adjustable settings$$3.9
Conair GMT189GB 13-Piece All-In-One Grooming SystemCordless/rechargeable7 Adjustments. Comb and Brush$3.3

Reviews of the 5 Best Beard Trimmers

Philips Consumer Lifestyle G370/60

The best beard trimmer on the market bar none, is the Phillips Consumer Lifestyle. We picked this beard trimmer for a few reasons. One glaring issue with electric beard trimmers, is that if they are battery charged, they tend to break soon after purchase, and it’s a major headache. Even if you are expecting to get the kind of professional service you might expect from a company like Phillips, you want your product to last, and many rechargeable batteries have short shelf lives. This beard trimmer however has proven to have a sturdy battery, and although it will break down eventually, lasts. Some of its many features include 9 adjustable lengths, excellent ergonomics, which is essential when you are trimming tight areas, and its solidly built.

Andis T-Outliner Trimmer CL-06X

Coming in a close second is the Andis T-Outliner. I’m hesitant to call this a trimmer, but its small enough to fit my criteria. First off, because it is corded, its shelf life is going to be much longer than other, battery operated trimmers. This is more of what you would expect from a barber shop styled trimmer. Second, it has a 1mm trim, which is extremely close, although not as close as a razor. You can use this trimmer to shave your head, and with the blade being 5 cm, its small enough that you can still maneuver. Basically, it’s a hybrid clipper.

A few other attributes that I really like about the T-Outliner, is that it runs very smooth, and doesn’t give off as much heat as other trimmers, so you can run it for a while before needing to set it to the side to cool off. With a price tag pretty much in line with what you would expect from modestly priced trimmers, there is good value here. The one major blemish, Andis has decided not to include any attachments, which we think is a very bad idea!

Wahl All-In-One Pro Groomer Kit

Another middle weight trimmer that we really like, is the Wahl All in One. This trimmer comes battery operated and with 3 adjustments, which we think is somewhat generic. However, this trimmer simply gets the job done, and as long as you accept the caveat with all battery operated trimmers, that they will eventually break down, the Wahl is very well built. The all in one gives barber quality trims at an entry level price.

Andis GTX Outliner

The Andis GTX Outliner, shares a lot of similarities with its T-Outliner cousin. It has a magnetic motor, which helps it run cool and quiet, quality blades, a nice long cord, and gives an extremely close trim. The GTX however has a wider contour and the wide shape of the blade which makes it easier for shaping facial hair, but also not so good for tight trims. In fact, the GTX is so close to the T-Outliner, we think you’ll barely notice the difference the modest price bump gives, which is why its further down our list. Also to note, it doesn’t come with any guards, so you’ll need to practice, just like with the T-Outliner, at learning how to give yourself a proper trim.

Remington VPG6530 Trimmer

Remington is more known for their razors than their trimmers, but they’ve given us a nice little surprise with the VPG6530. This trimmer is battery powered and has several attachments, for nose hair, back, and for close beard shaves. One feature which we think is really cool is that it comes with a vacuum. Um, hello 21st century, this is way overdue in our industry! Unfortunately, the vacuum isn’t perfect, but we still appreciate Remington introducing the concept and it might be the best beard trimmer if your a clean freak looking to keep your bathroom in order.