What Makes The Best Stubble Trimmer?

You may well ask what is the difference between a stubble trimmer and a beard trimmer. Well, it is all about the look that you want to show to the public. A lot of men choose a look that is often referred to as the “After 5 o’clock look.” It is a great look for those men who don’t want a clean smooth face and either don’t want a full beard, or simply can not grow a full beard.

The reality is that some men just don’t suit the full beard look, and those men then prefer to have what again is often referred to as a designer stubble. So a stubble trimmer when applied correctly leaves just the right amount of hair to give you that sexy look that you want. You can vary just how much stubble is left by making a simple adjustment to the stubble trimmer that you are using.

the stubble beard look

When you look and observe some men you will notice that some just tend to have a great deal more hair than others. Many guys have thin hair, whereas other have hairs popping out of every orifice on their body. The trend now appears to be that a little stubble is the right place to be. Think of people like George Clooney, Gerard Butler and Justin Timberlake and you will get my general drift. This particular look has been in for a while and looks set to grow.

Like most things when it comes to getting this look you can spend time and money at a barbers or go for the do-it-yourself approach at home. A lot of people are opting for the latter, and that explains the explosive growth in stubble trimmers. These cost on average around the £35-50 mark, so affordable for most people, and actually pretty easy to use.

Stubble Trimmer Guide

We did find a few of these stubble trimmers for under £20 but we have left those off our list as the reviews were simply awful. Those that remain are now on our list below as they have all got good and consistent reviews. We are talking at least 4 stars plus out of a rating of 5, so you will know that other buyers have rated these highly.

In terms of what you should look for the most important thing is that you are left with the right length of hair, so that means the head of the trimmer has to be adjustable. If you want this same length all over your stubble, then the trimmer head has to adjust to the different contours of your face.

When those two boxes have been ticked, then you will want nice sharp blades and a good battery life so as you can use the trimmer whenever you need it. The normal basics apply after that and include how easy it is to clean, maintain and what type of warranty you get.

We have compiled a list below for you which includes the name, an image, buyer’s rating, a price guide and brief description. We hope that you find this useful.

Price Guide

£ = £19-25
££ = 26-30
£££ = 31-40
££££ = greater than £40

Ratings

These are the average ratings from actual buyers at Amazon, who rate products from a maximum score of 5

Best Stubble Trimmer Comparison Guide

In this table we have compared a number of the best stubble trimmers currently available in the UK market. Please note that the average prices and average ratings used are taken from Amazon and as such are subject to change. Please check on the actual day for the exact price and any discounts that may be available.
NameRatingPrice GuideDescription
Philips Series 3000 7-In-1 Mens Grooming Kit4.2Under £20Has a 32 mm beard trimmer
Stubble comb (12 length settings)
Rotary nose trimmer
Cordless use
BaByliss for Men Super Stubble4.1Around £70Contoured Head
Lithium-ion battery
LED screen displays selected cutting length
Wahl Lithium Pro Stubble Trimmer3.8Around £30Lithium Ion battery
Cutting lengths from 0.5mm to 20mm.
2 hours cordless use from just a 1 hour charge.
Super quick 1 minute quick charge
BaByliss for Men 7895U I-Stubble Plus4.0Around £29Contoured Head
Dual battery system
Rapid charging system
Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-14.0Around £48One tool, any look. Smooth or stubble
40 minutes of cordless power after a 1-hour charge
Lloytron Paul Anthony Salon Pro Beard and Stubble Trimmer3.7Around £18Corded or Cordless
Adjustable Stubble Comb: 0.5 -2.5mm (0.5mm Steps)
Adjustable Beard Comb: 3 -30mm (3 mm Steps)
Philips Series 5000 12-In-1 Mens Grooming Kit4.0Around £35Beard trimmer
Beard and moustache comb (18 length settings)
Stubble comb (12 length settings) and rotary nose trimmer
Detail foil shaver and beard, eyebrow and cleaning comb
BaByliss for Men 7847U I Trim Stubble4.4Around £23Corded and cordless
30 cutting lengths from 0.5-15 mm
Easily cleaned by rinsing under the tap

So hopefully you will be able to see at a glance which stubble trimmer will suit you the best. There are three main manufacturers of these types of trimmers who are Philips, Babyliss and Wahl. There are a few other manufacturers in there as well such as Remington, but based on the reviews that we read, they do not appear to stack up that well. We would strongly advise to stick with one of the brands that we have mentioned.

Biggest Selling Stubble Trimmer

Without any doubt the biggest selling trimmer is the BaByliss For Men 7890U i-stubble Trimmer and it has out sold the others by quite a long way. Check out the video below if you prefer to see the actual product in action.

You can see why this one is very popular and the choice of many men today. There are just certain products that tend to take off, and become very popular in the male grooming world. The above is most certainly one of those. When you see great reviews it really is hard to ignore them.

Best New Arrival Stubble Trimmer

New products are coming on the market all the time and models are always being updated and improved. Of these we here at the Emporium think that the Wahl Lithium Stubble Trimmer makes a great choice, and for less than £23 is we think exceptional value for money. Check out the video below to see more information about that particular trimmer.

Hopefully you are now a lot better informed about what stubble trimmers actually are and what is currently available in the UK market. This is still a relatively new market. As such there will be more and more of these released. As and when they are, we will be among the first to get them, and then complete reviews on them.

That is when we will place them on the table, if we think they are a good quality and at a sensible price that people can afford. It is quite interesting to watch trends happening in the male grooming world, and this whole stubble look really does seem to not just have taken off, but appears to be set to stay around for a very long time. Here at the Emporium we will keep a close eye to see if there any changes to this style of facial hair growing.

Enda
 

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