You Can Tell A Lot About a Guy From the Way He Trims His Beard.
You can also tell how he trims his beard just by looking at it. We’re a long way from cutting facial hair with sharp rocks—today’s grooming is all about precision. If the guys in your life are still using the dull $20 hack job trimmers they’ve had since college… people will notice.
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Gifting for men can be difficult, but if they have any semblance of facial hair, we’ve figured it out. Meet two of the top-performing beard trimmers on the market: Beard Club’s PT45 Trimmer and Manscaped’s Beard Hedger.
These two beard-trimming behemoths are all about precision, power, and durability, and are guaranteed to satiate that male urge to work with finely tuned tools. They both come with fully stocked grooming kits (for a discount) to round out what we think is the #1 gift you can give to the bearded man in your life.
Of course, we personally tested both trimmers to help you find the top option.
Meet the Beard Trimmer Titans
Beard Club and Manscaped have both been around the block and have become widely respected names in the world of men’s grooming. Both brands have landed some big partnership deals, from James Harden to Pete Davidson, and boast rave reviews that let you rest assured you’re in good hands.
Beard Club was launched in 2015 and has since grown into a fully bearded empire, garnering attention from publications like Men’s Health, Vice, and Rolling Stone. They offer a wide range of both beard grooming and growth products and have racked up a 4.99/5 rating from over 11,400 reviews from over 2 million customers. They get the credit for landing the James Harden collab. Here’s everything that comes in their crowd-favorite PT45 Premium Kit:
- PT45 Beard and Hair Trimmer
- Sandalwood Beard Balm
- Sandalwood Beard Oil
- Beard Shampoo
- Beard Growth Vitamin Spray
- Beard & Scruff Cream
- Beard Brush
- Beard Growth Oil
- Folding Beard Comb
- Travel Bag
- Mustache Comb
Manscaped, on the other hand, is more commonly known for its groin & body trimmers (The Lawn Mower. Manscaped. Get it?). They’ve recently made the foray into beard grooming. Their Beard Hedger has earned 4.5 stars from 2,200 reviews and an “Amazon’s Choice” designation. Here’s everything that comes in their Beard Hedger Pro Kit:
- The Beard Hedger
- AC Adapter & USB-C Cable
- Beard Shampoo
- Beard Conditioner
- Beard Oil
- Beard Balm
- Travel Bag
- Beard Accessory Pack (Brush, Comb, + Scissors)
Our Overall Favorite: Beard Club’s PT45
We’ll cut right to the chase so your man can get right to cutting his beard. While both of these beard trimmers sit on the top shelf, Beard Club’s PT45 Trimmer has enough juice to push it over the edge.
With a super powerful, super quiet motor, 45 unique trim lengths, and an absurd store of battery life (it’s been months, we still haven’t recharged it), we’re starting to get why this trimmer is good enough for James Harden’s beard. The grooming products you get in this kit have the edge as well, which makes sense for a brand built on beard grooming alone.
The bottom line is that the PT45 Premium Kit gives you the whole package. PT45 trims with effortless precision, is ultra-durable, and proves the review claims of “the best trimmer I’ve ever owned” as soon as you give it a test run. Plus, the best-in-class grooming products you get make this kit the best gift you’ll ever give, too.
No more scratchy, dry hair or skin. Beard Club’s suite of grooming products in this kit use natural ingredients to turn beard care into self-care.
Price: Beard Club Wins Again
You’re looking to upgrade your man’s grooming routine, but you’re not trying to break the bank. We get that. Here’s how these two trimmer bundles break down by price:
Beard Club’s PT45 Premium Kit is
$175 $118 when you bundle, and even comes down to $77 thanks to the huge sale they’re running right now. That’s only $77 for one of the world’s best beard trimmers and some of the world’s best grooming products, all in one beautifully arranged package. Deals don’t get much better than that.
Manscaped’s Beard Hedger Pro Kit is the pricier option, coming out to
$206.92 $139.90 when you bundle. The only additional product you get in this kit that you don’t find in Beard Club’s are the Beard Scissors which, while nice, may not justify the ~$60 difference. With Beard Club, you also get a super convenient LED-lit charging stand to clear up bathroom space (and we all know how important that is…)
Performance: Beard Club’s PT45. (Are We Sounding Redundant?)
When it comes to what you actually came for—trimming your beard—the PT45 really stands out. If you or your male friends are anything like our testers and have only used cheap, off-brand trimmers their whole lives, one pass with this Beard Club beauty will leave you completely speechless. (And nearly completely hairless, if on the lowest setting.)
The PT45 features 8 color coded guides for 45 unique beard trimming lengths (a built-in precision dial on the handle helps add to the combinations), and the upgraded lithium-ion battery runs for over 3 hours per charge (compared to Manscaped at only 60 minutes). The blades are so sharp and trim so fast anyway, having to charge this thing at all is pretty rare.
While the trimmer will keep your man’s beard in check, the grooming + growth products will keep it healthy, hydrated, and looking its absolute best. (And this is good for everybody involved.)
When It Comes to These Best-In-Class Beard Trimming Bundles…
Beard Club’s PT45 Premium Kit stands out as the #1 gift you can give. You know what they say, give a man a beard trimmer, and you groom him for a day. But give a man a PT45, and you groom him for a lifetime (or something along those lines…).
Ultimately, picking the right beard trimmer will come down to a multitude of factors including personal preference, price point, aesthetic, etc. If you’re a guy yourself looking for the right trimmer, we encourage you to do your own research and make the right choice for you. But if you’re looking for a show-stopping gift that nearly any guy will love you for, we can’t recommend the PT45 Premium Kit enough.