Are you looking for the best stubble trimmers?
You’re at the right place.
With countless options at your hand, finding that one trimmer for your stubble can be a tedious task.
We’ve done countless hours of research and have taken the guesswork out of the equation.
We’ve picked three trimmers that great for your trimming needs. One’s our winner, one’s a close runner up, and one’s the best budget option out there.
More details on them below.
[Our Choice] - Conair Man Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer
Our choice for the best stubble trimmer is the Conair Man Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer.
The Conair Man Super Stubble Trimmer is a solid trimmer that comes with all the features you’d expect a stubble trimmer to have.
The price might be on the higher side when compared to other models, but when it comes to trimming your stubble, this one truly delivers.
One of the best features you can notice upfront is the quality of the blades. The blades are made from advanced technology electrochemical process and come with extreme sharpness and durability.
The model comes with length settings from 0.4mm to 5mm with 24 digital settings. You can control the length setting with the help of the buttons on the trimmer. The LCD display shows the length setting you’ve selected.
The screen also shows the run time remaining. This detail is handy as you can charge the trimmer when the time indicated on display is close to zero.
The trimmer also comes with a unique floating contour head that can track the curves of your face for a nice and uniform trim. The comb can be flipped back which allows us to use the blades for finer detailing.
The Conair Man Super Stubble comes with a battery life of 70 minutes.
With a quick charge, the battery can last for up to 5 minutes which allows you a super fast trim.
It can take up to 80 minutes for fully charging the battery. Before the first use, you need to charge the trimmer for a straight 16 hours.
You can find how much battery run time is left by looking at the LCD display. Once the time left is low, you can quickly put the trimmer on charge.
This Conair Man Stubble Trimmer model comes with waterproofing.
If you like to trim your stubble in the shower, this model might be the best option for it. You can also trim your wet stubble and also use shaving gels or creams to prevent irritation.
Another nice advantage that comes with waterproofing is that you can rinse the trimmer when cleaning it.
[Runner Up] Panasonic Body and Beard Trimmer for Men ER-GB80-S
The Panasonic ER-GB80-S is our close runner up for the best stubble trimmer for 2019.
This trimmer boasts similar features when compared with the Conair Man Stubble Trimmer model.
The first thing you’ll notice is the ergonomic design of this trimmer. It has a rubber grip on each side which gives you a good grip when you’re holding it. The rubber grip also prevents accidental drops as well.
There is a nice clickable button that can be used to turn the trimmer on and off.
The ER-GB80-S model is a dual-use trimmer. The device can be used without a cord when you’ve fully charged the battery. If there is very little battery left, you can plug the trimmer into a socket and use it for trimming.
This is a unique feature for this trimmer which isn’t shared by many other models.
There are three attachments for beard, hair, and body. The one that concerns us here is the beard attachment, and it does a reasonably good job.
The length settings on this model are pretty broad. You can adjust the length setting from 0.5mm to 20mm. Since this model also caters for beard and hair, you get that extra length.
The blades in this trimmer are super-sharp and come with excellent quality. They are available at a 45-degree angle which is perfect for a beautiful trim.
The blades are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel which means you’ll not have any allergic reactions when using the trimmer. The sharp blades are very useful and can cut through even the thickest of stubbles.
Another nice feature is a slide up trimmer for trimming your mustache. This slide-up trimmer can be used for trimming any stray hair, sideburn, and also your mustache.
The trimmer is waterproof so you can rinse it in water without any problems. You can remove the comb and wash the trimmer in water followed by a towel pat.
The battery life is decent. One full charge can provide a run time of about 50 minutes. It can take up to one hour to fully charge the trimmer. There is an LED indicator that lets you know when the battery is low.
[Budget Winner] Philips Norelco Beard trimmer Series 3500
The Philips Norelco Beard trimmer Series 3500 is the best budget stubble trimmer for your money.
Is this is the cheapest one? No.
But the Philips Norelco Beard trimmer Series 3500 gives you excellent value in terms of features and real-life usage than any other trimmer out there.
The design of this trimmer is very easy to overlook. But so much thought has gone into the design even in this price point. You get a good grip which is essential for a trimmer. Even the power button comes with a nice texture that makes using it a breeze.
The blades in this trimmer are made of titanium and are self-sharpening ones. These blades do not need any oil to stay sharp. They are super sharp and trim you stubble with ease regardless of how thick it is.
You can adjust the length setting from a minimum of 0.5mm to a maximum of 10mm in steps of 0.5mm. This gives us 20 length adjustment options. There is a locking mechanism makes sure that the trimmer stays in the length setting of your choice.
The battery life of the Norelco 3500 model is fantastic. With a one-hour charge, the trimmer can last up to 120 minutes which is more than what an average user would need. Similar models might need a lot more charging to attain the same level of battery use.
There are no indicators for low battery power which is a bummer.
The trimmer is not waterproof. But you can wash the head in water without any issues. Be sure not to put the entire trimmer in water as that is not recommended.
The following models are some of the honorable mentions for the best stubble trimmer.
These models are good for their price. For example, if you want a super cheap trimmer with fewer features, you’ll find a trimmer that fits that criteria.
Conair Man i-Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer
You can call the Conair Man i-Stubble Trimmer as the younger brother of our winner, the Conair Man Super Stubble Trimmer.
This Conair Man model also sports the same electrochemically formed blades that are super sharp and durable. With such sharpness, you can trim even the thickest of stubbles.
The design of this trimmer is not as ergonomic as our winner. Some might find the grip to be slippery.
We have 15 length settings here ranging from 0.4mm to 5mm. The settings can be adjusted with the help of the buttons below the LCD display.
You can use this trimmer both with and without the cord. If there is enough battery, chuck the cord. If you are low on battery, plug in and use the trimmer with a cord.
The I-Stubble model also comes with a unique floating head which flexes to suit your face. This feature ensures a smooth and uniform trimming across your face. You can also remove the comb to fine line trimming and detailing.
The battery life of this model is about 45 minutes. You have to charge the device about 4 hours to get a full charge. Waiting 4 hours to bring the trimmer back to full power may not be ideal for some.
The I-Stubble model is not waterproof. So forget any ideas about rinsing this trimmer in your bath. This also means that you can use this model while in your shower which is a bummer.
Remington MB4040 Mustache and Stubble Trimmer
The Remington MB4040 is an interesting option when it comes to finding the best stubble trimmer.
It comes with a neat design and excellent ergonomics. There is a rubber grip on either side which should prevent accidental drops. The size is also not that big which makes it comfortable to hold.
Let’s talk blades.
The blades in the Remington MB4040 are titanium-coated and are self-sharpening ones. These blades are very sharp and can trim any beard without slowing things.
Each model comes with three blades, one for beards, one for stubble, and one for details. You got three options to choose from, and that’s a good thing to have.
The Remington MB4040 trimmer comes with nine length settings from 1.5mm to 9mm. You can adjust the settings with the help of a zoom wheel that is found on the middle portion of the trimmer, just above the power button.
The model has a lithium-ion battery and can give you up to 120 minutes of run time. The Remington MB4040 trimmer is one of the few cordless trimmers that can get you this battery time. You can even take a small trip without bringing the charger along with you.
Since the trimmer comes with three blades, it can be used for more than just your stubbles. You can trim your beard with it, no problem. With the detailing blade, you can clean up stray hairs and even set your sideburns right.
The trimmer is not waterproof, so you have to clean it with the brush provided. Any contact with water can affect the circuit and can prevent the device from charging again.
Braun BT3020 Men’s Beard Trimmer
The Braun BT3020 Men’s Beard Trimmer is probably the cheapest in this list of best stubble trimmers.
Being a super affordable stubble trimmer, the Braun BT3020 comes with a plastic build. Surprisingly, the ergonomics are better than expected, and it shows during use.
There is a big power button right in the middle of the device. Above the power button, you can find the wheel to adjust the length settings. You have length settings from 1mm to 10mm in steps of 0.5mm.
So if you’re looking to sport a 5 o’clock shadow with this trimmer, you’re out of luck.
The blades are pretty sharp and made from stainless steel. These blades have excellent durability and will last for a long time. Though the motor is not as powerful as our winner, the blades are sharp enough to get the job done.
Both the head and the comb can be removed. They can be washed in water without any problems. But the rest of the body is not waterproof. In case of water damage, there is a good chance of the circuits gettings affected.
The battery life of the Braun BT3020 is not that bad. The trimmer can run continuously for 40 minutes without any performance loss. At this price point, we can’t really complain. It does take a lot of time (>4 hrs) to bring the device back to full charge.
Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300
The Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300 is the second Phillips Norelco trimmer on the list, and it is here for the right reasons.
The Philips Norelco 7300 model comes with stay-sharp blades that do an impressive job of trimming. These blades are designed to stay sharp for two years. You also don’t need any shaving oil which is an additional saving in this case.
The trimmer comes with a nice design. You get a good grip on the sides, thanks to the perforated arrangement. The power button is found at the bottom. In addition to the regular features, there is also a boost button.
The power boost button can be used to increase the speed of trimming. This can be useful when you are dealing with a tricky area with uneven thickness.
The Philips Norelco 7300 comes with a vacuum system. All the trimmed hairs are sucked into a compartment with the help of this integrated vacuum system. This feature removes the mess from your everyday trimming.
When it comes to the length setting, the trimmer comes with 18 different options. You can set the length from 1mm to 18mm in steps of 1mm. If you’re planning to go the 5 o’clock shadow, there is a separate comb for a stubble of 0.5mm length.
All the length adjustments you make can be seen on the LED screen present. The screen can display information like the length setting, how much charge left, and how far along in the charging process. The display panel has enough brightness to make it visible even in low light environments.
The trimmer is meant for both corded and cordless use. With a 1-hour charge, the trimmer can run for about 75 minutes. This is impressive battery time which allows you to take this trimmer even for vacations.
There is also a travel lock feature that prevents the trimmer from turning on accidentally inside your bag.
Wahl Clipper Lithium-Ion Cordless Trimmer
The Wahl Clipper trimmer is a cordless one that comes with excellent battery life and sharp blades that can handle any stubble.
The self-sharpening precision blades are excellent quality and can last for a long time. These blades can cut hair 40% faster when compared with Wahl’s standard blades.
The trimmer comes with a variety of style combs. Each comb can be used to get a different style and length. The smallest length here is 1.5mm while the biggest one is 25mm.
The length settings adjustment on this trimmer is manual and is suited for men who like to do things manually. You also get attachments for ears and brows.
In comparison with other trimmers, this Wahl clipper model might look handicapped. But the battery life is what puts this trimmer on the map.
The Wahl Clipper cordless clipper comes with a run time of 2 hours, thanks to the lithium-ion battery. When you are low on battery, the trimmer can make use of a feature called quick-charge which will charge the trimmer for quick use in just 10 minutes. Also, trimmer can hold the charge for up to 1 year, which is crazy.
Remington PG6025 Rechargeable Trimmer
If you’re on a strict budget and can’t allocate more than a couple of $10 bills for your trimmer, then the Remington PG6025 might be the right choice for you.
Being a super cheap trimmer, there are some serious cost-cutting, and you can see that right from the design. The trimmer comes with a plastic body and a black finish.
Surgical steel is used for making the blades in the Remington PG6025. These stainless steel blades are a good option for those who are allergic to nickel.
The blades are self-sharpening, and as a result, they’ll remain sharp for a long period. Thanks to stainless steel, you get both precision and comfort while trimming your stubble.
The trimmer comes with six different attachments. The shortest length attachment is 3mm while the longest is 9mm. As you can see, this is not very versatile and only offers you three length settings.
The lithium batteries in the Remington PG6025 model are rechargeable and can give you 50 to 60 minutes of usage with a full charge. The trimmer always runs at optimum speed regardless of how much charge is left in the battery.
One perk here is that you can use this as a corded trimmer as well. But this is not possible at zero charge. You have to charge the trimmer for about five minutes and then can use the trimmer while plugged into an outlet.
Like other cheap trimmers, the Remington PG6025 is also not waterproof. Any contact with water can damage the electronics inside.
8 Things to Look For in a Stubble Trimmer
Power is the first and foremost thing you want in your trimmer.
Regardless of what type of hair you have, a powerful trimmer will get the job done nice and quick. If the trimmer lacks power, then you might need multiple passes over your stubble in order to get the look to want.
It might not look like a big deal. But when you are all set for trimming, and you have a trimmer with less power, that’s going to feel bad.
So make sure if the stubble trimmer has a powerful motor to make things easier for you.
A good stubble trimmer will have length settings from 0.5 to 5mm.
With a 0.5mm length setting, you can go for the famous 5 o’clock shadow. With a higher length setting, you can have a nice disciplined stubble look which you can maintain with precision.
Any trimmer that doesn’t give you these length settings isn’t a good buy.
Make sure that you also get a contouring head which can help with a consistent trimming and can also prevent cuts.
Cord or Cordless
Stubble trimmers can come with a cord or be battery-powered.
Both types have their own advantages, and you should choose the trimmer based on your lifestyle.
If you are someone who travels a lot, a cordless trimmer will make sense. You can eliminate the wires and take a compact package with you.
When opting for a cordless trimmer, be sure to check the usage time of the trimmer with one full charge. Knowing the time taken for one full charge can also be handy.
You don’t want to lose power in the middle of a trim which is annoying.
If you do all your deeds at home, then going for a corded trimmer is a better choice.
The corded trimmer comes with more power and can get things done for you quickly. A trimmer with a lengthier cord can give you more flexibility when trimming.
Ergonomics play a crucial role when selecting the trimmer for your stubble.
You should go for a trimmer that is comfortable to hold, doesn’t slip, and is small enough for a swift trim.
The design and size of your trimmer are essential as one wrong move could do more damage than you think.
Most people are comfortable with a small trimmer as it is easier to handle. But that’s not to say bigger ones are not good. People with big hands might want something substantial to hold onto. That’s when bigger trimmers come into play.
Also, make a note of the buttons on the trimmer and see how easy they are to operate. When looking at the design, every minor thing counts.
The battery life comes in picture when you opt for a cordless stubble trimmer.
Before buying, you should see how long the battery can last with a single charge and also how long it takes for a single charge as well.
You don’t want to lose power when you are in the middle of a trim. That’s frustrating and will take more time as you need to charge your trimmer to get the job done.
When you have zeroed in on a trimmer of your choice, see if it comes with extra accessories.
Some trimmers come with accessories that help you trim your nose, ears, and even sideburns. If you are going for a complete look, then having these accessories will definitely help.
But don’t get caught in the trap. Don’t look for trimmers with accessories. They are only an extra and don’t decide the worth of a trimmer.
If you find a trimmer without accessories that suits your needs, then, by all means, get that trimmer.
Some of us like to trim our beards in the shower, and not all trimmers can endure it.
Check if the trimmer can handle a little bit of water. If it is waterproof, then you will have no problem trimming your wet hair.
If you don’t plan to trim wet hair, then this shouldn’t be an issue at all.
Once you figure what all features you need in a trimmer, you also have to factor in the cost.
Some trimmers are expensive.
If you are going to spend a good amount of time working on your looks, then you may not worry about the cost, since you want the best for the deed.
But if you are a casual guy looking for a trim here and there, then there is no need to go for the most expensive one. There are less expensive options which can better suit your needs.
What is a Stubble?
Men love their facial hair.
But most men don’t have to clue to what’ll fit them or what’s the right direction to go. Some sport a long beard while some settle with a goatee.
If you want to sport a rugged look without growing a full beard, stubble might be the way to go.
A stubble is when you have a perfectly trimmed 3-day or n-day beard. The size of your beard at this stage will be somewhere between 0.5 and 5mm. Since your facial hair will be uneven in growth, you must trim them to get a nice stubble going for you.
There is other stuff to do too, but we’ll get into that later.
With a 3-day stubble, you’ll look sharp. The facial hair style will also go with any kind of wardrobe which is quite important for men. Be it a casual date or a serious business meeting they’ll see the guy they want to meet.
If you’re still undecided on a stubble, most of the women like stubble on their man. Just saying.
What Stubble Length is Right for Me?
There is no right or wrong answer here.
Different men have different face shapes, and there is no one size fits all option here.
Your stubble length should be based on a few things like thickness you desire, your neckline finish, and the style you want to sport.
We would recommend you grow a beard for a few days. See which areas are thick and which areas lack hair. If you have dark hair, a 3-day beard might be sufficient. But for lighter hair color, you might need to wait for a few more days.
Once your temporary beard is ready, you now need to pick your quality stubble trimmer and set a length that is more than what you need.
Once trimmed, see if that’s what you want. If not, reduce the setting in the trimmer one by one and come to the desired stubble length.
Be careful not to trim too much too quickly. Cause, once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait a few days again before you can restart this process.
Also, don’t shave you neckline completely once you stubble is set. Keep the trimmer setting to a minimum and leave a small stubble on your neckline as well, just to keep things natural.
Stubble Styles That’ll Sharpen Your Look
The Classic One
The classic stubble is the simplest and the easiest option out there.
You just let your hair grow all over your beard area. Once you have enough, you take your trimmer and trim it to the point of your liking.
Since this is the easiest one, there is no maintaining of the neckline. The stubble will be the same all over your face.
Sometimes neckbeards aren’t the most comfortable. They can be itchy, and also look super casual.
The look is best suited for someplace casual. The classic stubble is not for places like office as it can sometimes show that less effort is taken on your side.
The Elegant One
The elegant stubble needs a bit of work on your end.
To get this style, you need to shave your neckline and clean up around the edges of your cheeks and ears.
This stubble will give you a refined look but needs regular maintenance.
Thanks to the clean trimming, this facial hairstyle is perfect for all places official. You can also don this look for parties and other casual places as well.
The Rugged One
The rugged stubble is a low maintenance one that is more of a combination of the two styles mentioned above.
You need to grow a beard for a few days. Once the beard is ready, shave your neckline and trim the beard with your stubble trimmer. Be sure not to overdo the trimming.
You will have a short beard-like stubble and a clean neckline in this case. Thanks to the clean neckline, no more itches.
Being a low maintenance stubble, you can wear this style to any place casual. If your office rules allow this much facial hair, then why not try the office as well.
Third Day Stubble
The third-day stubble is where you try to get the most natural stubble look.
Allow your beard to grow for a few days (not necessarily three).
Once the beard is ready, trim it to the point of preference. But instead of shaving your neckline, trim it with a lower length setting.
This will give a good fade to your neckline, and it’ll look more natural as well.
The third-day stubble is a favorite among men (and women). It can take a lot of time and a bit of patience, but the end result will make it worth it.
Easy Stubble Trimming Guide for Best Looks
You’ve decided that you want a stubble, but don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry as we have an easy to follow guide that will get you going without any holdbacks.
Step1: Grow some stubble
Grow your facial hair.
You need more hair that you desire so that you can trim the excess hair off and arrive at a style that suits your needs.
When the hair is fully grown, it is easier for you to trim the stubble and the edges as well.
Step 2: Finalizing a Style
Since you’ve decided to sport a stubble, you now need to fixate on a style.
We’ve already given you four different stubble styles. You can go with any of these styles or be a rebel and find something new.
Step 3: Comb your stubble
As soon as you have three to four days of facial hair, you should start combing it.
Combing your stubble is necessary for keeping all your hair in a uniform direction. It can also help your hair to be flat on your face rather than pointing out randomly.
Combing can also reduce itchiness once your stubble reaches a good length.
Step 4: Picking your stubble length
How long do you want your stubble to be?
This is more of a personal preference. But since we brought it up, we would recommend having a longer stubble if you have light-colored hair. For someone with darker hair, a smaller stubble might be enough.
But again, it is totally up to you. You can either sport an elegant stubble or take the rugged path.
Step 5: Adjusting length setting on your trimmer
If you have a quality stubble trimmer, it should have length settings between 0.5 and 5mm.
You should keep the length setting to 0.5mm if you are going for the 5 o’clock shadow look.
For any other kinds of stubble, you can fix the length yourself. Just be sure to maintain it in order to sport a uniform look for a more extended period.
Step 6: Trimming
One simple tip to ensure proper trimming is that you should always trim towards your chin.
If you’re trimming your face, you should trim downwards and the other way around if you’re trimming the neck.
Be sure to overlap your strokes so that the trimming is uniform and you don’t miss any part of your stubble. If you have a big beard, you may have to repeat this a few times for better results.
Whether you want to shave your neck or leave a light stubble on it depends on the style you’ve chosen. Don’t tell us you missed step 2.
Step 7: Cleaning up
Once your stubble reaches its desired length, you need to clean up the stray hairs.
For this, remove your guide comb and carefully trim the stray hairs that are visible to your eyes.
You can also trim your mustache at this stage, but be careful to obtain a uniform length.
Step 8: Tidying things
Once the trimming is done, you need to clean your trimmer.
Remove the comb on the trimmer and use the brush to clean the trimmer. If you are re-trimming a stubble, chances are there will be very small hairs on your trimmer blades. Be sure to clean them out properly.
If you stubble trimmer is waterproof, you can clean it in water without any issues.
Maintaining Your Stubble
Congrats! You’ve got your first stubble.
But it doesn’t stop there. You need to maintain it.
Maintaining your stubble isn’t rocket science. If you can do a few things right at regular intervals of time, you’re good to go.
Only you know your beard. How much does it grow in 3 days? Or 2 days?
Every time your stubble grows a bit, be sure to trim it back to your desired length. This way you can maintain the stubble and also your looks.
Mind the details.
If you are going for the elegant look, trimming your stubble alone isn’t enough.
You should also regularly shave your stubble in your neck area, and that’s a must.
Even when you sport the 3-day stubble, you can only leave a stubble of 1mm length around your neck. When it grows, you have to take care of it. If not, you’ll be the owner of an unkempt stubble.
Concluding the Search for the Best Stubble Trimmers
We’ve come to the end of this mammoth buying guide.
We hope it helped you (at least a bit).
When it comes to which one is the best stubble trimmer, you really can’t go wrong with the Conair Man Super Stubble Ultimate Flexhead Trimmer or the Panasonic Body and Beard Trimmer for Men ER-GB80-S.
Both the trimmers are great for sporting an A-grade stubble.
If you’re constrained by budget, then going for the Philips Norelco Beard trimmer Series 3500 would be the right move.
That’s it from us. Have we missed anything? Please tell us.
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