The Panasonic ER-GB86 Review | Game Changer for Long Beards?

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Finding the right beard trimmer for you is no easy feat. Sometimes I feel like beard trimmers could be listed on tinder. So many to choose from, so many false starts, empty promises, inevitable disappointments, fleeting moments of delight, good on the surface, nothing underneath, great legs, jutting breasts. Only kidding, just making sure you're paying attention. 

Out of the diaspora of beard trimmers I was introduced to the Panasonic ER-GB86 -K, designed to cut smoothly through longer beards without the snagging or pulling. 

 

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I have a long beard, how will this work for me? 

The Panasonic ER-GB86 -K comes equipped with a high-torque motor ensuring there is no power lost or hair missed while cutting, enabling a smooth trimming of even hard, dense beards. 

By no means do I have the biggest beard on the block, but I do like to keep a longer than average length which can be problematic for normal trimmers not designed to cope with my dense whiskers. This trimmer however safely negotiates my tough voluminous beard, I use the 30mm attachment which delivers a uniform length, allowing me to shape it accordingly. 

 

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Can I use it in the shower? 

Yes, you can, the trimmer is suitable for both wet and dry use and can also work with shaving gel or foam. It's 100% waterproof, allowing you to have excellent and easy hygienic maintenance as you can simply rinse the trimmer under running water.  

 

Pros

Love this. It feels tailor made for my beard as there was zero pulling and it gave my beard a great shape. I have experimented with the settings, there are 58 cutting lengths from 0.5mm to 30mm (in 0.5mm steps). And depending on my mood will vary the length between 25-30mm. 

 

Cons

It's an investment. The price point warrants that but I believe it to be justified. People that take pride in their beard won't baulk at the price, but casual beard growers might. 

 

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If this review of the Panasonic ER-GB86 –K was of use to you then check out these previous articles I’ve posted in the grooming section of the website.

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·      Are we getting out of the beard business altogether?

 

Buy the Panasonic ER-GB86 Wet&Dry Ultimate Beard Trimmer from Boots £99.99

*The sponsored post has been created in collaboration with Panasonic.

Panasonic ER-GB80 Multi Groomer Reviewed

A few weeks back I reviewed the Panasonic i-Shaper ER-GD60 3-in-1 Trimmer. Since that review I've had countless amounts of you stopping me in the street asking when I'm going to review the ER-GB80 Multi Groomer. Well cool your jets guys because here it is! 

 

ER-GB80 Multi Groomer Reviewed

You know what it's like when you need to do the full monty of shaves, but doing the back-sack and crack regions with the same clippers you use for your face is too 90's Neil Morrissey. 

Now Panasonic has introduced the new ER-GB80 Multi Groomer, a multi-functional and easy to use trimmer with three attachments for beard, body and hair. 

The groomer has been designed with wider blades for heavy usage, narrow blades for precision trimming and offers 40 adjustment settings between 1mm and 20mm for a trim adjusted to your personal style.

The 4S-degree angled precise cutting blade is durable for even the hardest to trim hair.

The body comb attachment is a great addition to standard groomers allowing you to groom delicate areas including underarms, shoulders, legs and groin alongside both facial and head hair.

 

What are the positives of the Multi groomer? 

It's really the all-rounder for grooming clippers. Although as an all-rounder it does spread itself a little thin (pardon the pun) in some areas. For example, I've noticed I had to do a few more passes and actually found the ER-GD60 a better and closer shave for the face. 

But the ER-GB80 is smaller, lighter, a better battery life and I can keep the key areas under control if I'm away for a spell. 

The biggest distinguishing feature is that it's 100% water proof. Very handy if you're just in the shower and want to shave on the go. 

 

What are the key difference between theER-GB80 and the ER-GD60?

You get plenty more combs and attachments with the ER-GB80, 40 lengths compared to 20 lengths. ER-GB80 has a 45-degree head whilst the ER-GD60 has a rounded edge blade. 

 

Would I recommend this product? 

Yes for those that travel regularly. This is perfect for someone that might be away from home for long spells or who is living out of a number of suitcases. 

 

*This sponsored post was created in collaboration with Panasonic