Let’s face it, men: It’s as important to have a well-groomed body as it is a tidily kept beard or evenly shaven cheeks. You have a number of options for keeping everything below the neck looking hairless, but there’s just one tool worth considering – the Philips BG2036/32 Men’s Rechargeable Bodygroom Plus – which was recently updated to the “Series 5000 BG2034/13” model.
Philips manufacture some of the worlds best electric shavers and beard trimmers, and today, I’m going to walk you through the features of the new BG2034/13 body groomer – another excellent grooming tool designed to remove hair anywhere from the neck down.
You’ll see from this review, the Philips standard of functionality and quality remains as high as ever with another exceptional men’s grooming tool.
Philips BG2036/32 Key Features
- Special hair pre-trimmers for every part of the body below the neck.
- 100% waterproof design allows for wet or dry operation.
- Comfortable to hold – ergonomic shape and long handle makes it easy to operate.
- Pearl tips and hypoallergenic shaver are gentle against even the most sensitive skin.
- Cuts hair to the perfect length with included 3, 5 and 7 mm combs.
Philips BG2036/32 Rechargeable Bodygroom Plus Review
Safe for the Whole Body
I love how the Bodygroom Plus lets me trim any hair, anywhere on my body. It doesn’t matter if I’m tackling my back, the tender area under my arms, my chest or stomach, the thin skin on my shins or even my groin.
As for the latter, I was a bit hesitant to put something with quickly moving blades near such a crucial part of my anatomy, but my fears were soon allayed – the groomer did a brilliant job of tidying things up, with no nicks, scratches or tugging.
The three included combs allow you to cut hairs at various lengths – from clean shaven to a little fluff, the choice is yours.
I can even trim and shave my head with it – perfect for those times when I can’t be bothered to go to the barber, or simply want the satisfaction of giving myself a clean, low-maintenance haircut. A great feature for head-shaving is the pair of rounded-tip pre-trimmers on either side of the main foil – they mow down longer hairs in advance, making it easier for the foil to do its job.
The face can be shaved without difficultly – just raise your arm and have at it. But the body – well, all those nooks, crannies and out of reach places make regular trimmers a challenge to use, forcing you to overstretch and kink your wrists at awkward angles. Fortunately, with the Philips Bodygroom Plus, this isn’t an issue.
One of my favourite features is the extra-long handle. It would otherwise look out of place, but it makes using the groomer a snap. You’ll notice the advantage most when trimming your back hair. There’s a reason that backscratchers have long handles – it’s simply not comfortable to reach that area with your hand alone. The same design principle was applied to this groomer.
In addition, the handle is attractively and comfortably contoured. It’s easy to hold onto – I never felt it would escape my grip.
Wet or Dry Operation for Irritation-Free Grooming
Some men prefer to trim their hair when it’s dry. The process is quick and requires nothing more than sweeping up afterwards. For the sensitive-skinned among us, grooming in the shower is a better option – the water helps the trimmer foil glide more smoothly. Luckily, the Philips BG203632 is 100% waterproof. It can be used safely in the shower and rinsed off under the tap.
Ready When You Are
One of life’s small annoyances is expecting a rechargeable device to be ready at a moment’s – any moment’s – notice, but when you turn it on …nothing. The battery ran out and you haven’t time to spare. Frantically, you plug the device in, wait for as long as you can afford and try again. To your dismay, the power runs down after three minutes.
You’ll never have to worry about that with the Philips Bodygroom Plus. The battery charges to capacity in just one hour, providing you with 50 minutes of cordless power. If you’re in a hurry, a 10 minute quick-charge gives you ten minutes of use.
The included charging stand is so convenient, though, and so small and easy to travel with, that there’s almost no excuse for letting the battery run down. Just dock the groomer in the base after each trimming. As you use the Bodygroom Plus, an integrated light will glow green to indicate a full charge. When you’re down to the last 10 minutes of runtime, the light blinks orange.
If you want a straightforward, easy to use and effective body groomer, look no further than the Philips BG203632. It’s affordable, made by a brand you can trust and will get you looking neat and tidy from head to toe.
Last updated: 13/02/2018