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.  



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. 



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

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