Most men have something they do not want to talk about: back hair. While most women will tolerate it, I’ve never found a single one who likes or wants a man with it. So, most guys want to remove it. The problem is that it is in the hardest place for you to reach. It is not like you can take a normal beard trimmer or electric razor and just trim it back.
Enter the Mangroomer line of body grooming products. Designed specifically for cutting hair all over the body, this line of products is a real God-send for many men who have problems with a thick, furry growth on their back. Their are several products in this company’s line-up. We will take a look at each one, and give you the rundown on the specs and insider details you need when making a decision on what to buy.
Mangroomer Ultimate Pro
The Mangroomer Ultimate Pro is the absolute best way a man can take care of back hair on his own. That may sound like a pretty strong statement and it is meant to be. There are a lot of body hair trimmers on the market, but few give you the flexibility and reach that the Ultimate Pro has to get all of that unsightly back hair.
Let’s run down the features of this amazing way to remove body hair.
Two Heads Are Better Than One
The Ultimate Pro comes with two interchangeable trimming and shaving heads to give you the precise look and feel you want. All of the company’s products come with a standard wide back trimming blade. However, the Ultimate Pro kicks it up a notch and includes a higher quality blade that more easily cuts through thick hair. The trimmer blade is wide like the original, meaning fewer strokes are needed to accomplish the mission. For a lot of guys, this means a quicker trim and with a lot less irritation.
Additionally, the Ultimate Pro comes with a high-quality foil head that allows you to get a very close shave – just as if you were using an electric razor on your face. The shaving foil gives your back that silky smooth feel you – and your partner – really want. The foil head attachment is bi-directional, so no need to worry about if you are pushing or pulling.
Like the trimming attachment, the foil head is wide, so you will not need to spend as much time shaving your back as you might with a more narrow shaver. Again, this is quicker and much less likely to cause irritation. No one wants razor burn under their shirt.
What makes the Mangroomer line of trimmers so great for most people is that it can scissor open, allowing you to reach all of the parts of your back. Think about all of those places you could otherwise never reach. The Ultimate Pro can get the job done.
I don’t care how thin and flexible you are, there are just certain places that you cannot reach with your arms alone. That is where the flexible neck really makes this body hair trimmer worth every penny. The Ultimate Pro trimmer also has an extension built into the unit. This allows you to really hit all of the parts of your body. If you are tall or a little thick, this is a real “must” feature.
A great aspect of the scissor-open feature is that it can lock open at any angle you wish. So if there is a particular angle that works very well for you, lock it into that position to prevent it from slipping out of your preferred location. Mangroomer calls this the “power hinge.”
The Mangroomer uses a fast charging battery that holds a charge for a very long time. A single charge will get you multiple shaving sessions. The lighter your back hair, the more sessions you will get. However, even the thickest of back hair will not slow down this grooming tool. Some guys report that they have gotten more than two hours of run time off of a single charge.
If you do have extra thick body hair, the Mangroomer has an extra power button. Activating this will allow the trimmer to slice right through coarse hair. But, everything comes at a price. Using this will increase the cutting ability, but reduce battery life since it is using more juice to get the job done.
The Ultimate Pro was recently upgraded to include a cutting edge (if you’ll excuse the pun) new battery that allows for super-fast recharging. When the groomer is being charged, it has a small light that glows red. Once the unit hits a full charge, the light turns green.
When I first saw the Mangroomer line of body hair trimmers, I thought they were going to be expensive. I was quite shocked to learn that the top of the line model, the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro had a MSRP of only$79.99! The best part was I found they were carried on Amazon, and I got mine for a lot less AND with free two day shipping!
There is only one drawback with the Ultimate Pro; it does not work well with a wet back. If you shower before you shave or trim, you have to make sure to dry everything very well before cranking up the trimmer. If you sweat a lot, you want to cool down before trying to shave with the Mangroomer.
Even with this small downside, I highly recommend the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro. There is not another shaver-trimmer on the market with the same level of quality that can get the back like this does for solo service.
The Professional model of Mangroomer is another quality product, but trades a few nice features for a less expensive price. Not everyone needs all of the bells and whistles of the Ultimate Pro, and the more aggressive pricing on the Professional makes a lot of sense.
The Professional has the fundamental feature that make the Mangroomer products so spectacular: the handle that opens and allows you to reach all of that back hair. You scissor open the trimmer and are able to start cutting back the thick bush. The handle also extends, increasing the total reach to about two feet or 24″.
A rechargeable battery is standard in the Professional model. This allows you to use the Mangroomer regularly with little concern about burning through a bunch of batteries. Also, since the unit is cordless, you can literally go anywhere to shave your back.
For example, we suggest standing in the shower when trimming. When done clipping the hair, the hairs can be swept up or vacuumed out easily, and any small bits of hair will be washed down the drain. Please note that the unit is not waterproof, and you should not do this with the shower running!
The unit comes with a charging cord, and there is a built in light to let you know when the trimmer is fully charged.
rubberized handle – The Mangroomer line of products all use a rubberized handle that is easy on the hand and helps prevent any slipping if your hands are wet.
wide blade – With the Professional model, you get a trimming blade that is 1.5″ wide. This is much wider than many competitors and prevents you from having to go over the same area multiple times. Fewer trips across the skin equals less rash, redness and irritation.
lightweight – This back hair shaver is particularly light and easy to manipulate. Yet, it is still very durable and up to many years of continued use.
A lot of people might be asking what is missing from this model, as compared to the Ultimate Pro. There are a few things, including:
- does not have the second foil shaving head
- has a lower quality trimming head (still an excellent head, though)
- does not have the power burst feature
- hinge does not lock into a user defined position
A lack of these features should not immediately disqualify this back hair trimmer from your consideration. However, it should make you stop and think about the features you really want. For our money, we recommend the Ultimate Pro over the Professional. However, the Mangroomer Professional is certainly a credible tool.
If you do not need the features missing in this model, the cheaper price might be the deciding factor. The suggested retail price of the Professional trimmer is $59.99, though they are much cheaper at Amazon.
Mangroomer Base Model
If you like the basic function and look of the more expensive Mangroomer trimming tools, but are on a tight budget, the base model might be just the thing you need.
Look – this model is not as nice as the others, and you are giving up some functionality, but compared to the alternatives on the market, it is still worth a close look. Even its base form, it still offers a lot more reach than the trimmers from other manufacturers. And when you get right down to it, isn’t that what really makes the Mangroomer special?
One of the biggest differences between this and the other products in this line is that the unit runs on a pair of AA batteries instead of using an internal rechargeable battery. This is a big deal to some people, but can be mitigated if you already are using rechargeable AA batteries around the house.
The MSRP of this unit is only $39.99. Compared to many of the other back hair shavers on the market, this one is a real bargain.
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The best prices we have consistently found have been on Amazon. You might be able to find a better price if you scratch around, but when you combine the free two-day Prime shipping Amazon is rarely beaten on these trimmers. Click here for the cheapest price on the Ultimate Pro, the Professional model and the base model.