Philips Bodygroom series 5000 Showerproof body groomer BG2036/32 Skin comfort system 3 combs, 3-7mm 50mins cordless use/1h charge Back attachment is rated
3.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
Does exactly what I want it to doHard to understand the comments here about some of the attachment combs not working - they're there to precisely limit the distance of the cutters to the skin surface. So unless you're shaving INTO the direction of any such unusually long body hairs, you won't achieve much.
For those of us who can actually read and follow instructions, this is an excellent gromming razor. comfortable to hold, easy to use, and very effective. The supplied back shaving attachment makes removing back hair (which I intensely dislike having) a breeze.
Very little not to like. Performs perfectly, charges quickly, looks good and is very well designed.
If however, not being able to follow simple instructions is among your credentials, perhaps you might want to ask a grown up for some help with such things...
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 5 out of
Great Back attachmentFantastic product, have used the previous Philips body groomer products and they have always been good but I needed my partner to use it on my back for me, but not any more with the handy long handle attachment it makes it so easy to do yourself.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 2 out of
Good if you don't want smoothI'm a bit disappointed with this product.
1. The clip on trimmers are completely useless. My clippers and beard trimmer does a far better job for trimming down. I tried for 10 minutes for any hair to be removed. Absolutely nothing come off on fairly long hair even with the shortest. I won't use them again. First pass with my other clippers or the beard trimmer gave me the results I wanted in a couple of minutes.
I then proceeded to use this without the clip on guides on my back on shortish hair that had not been trimmed. This gave mixed results but it depends on what finish you expect. If you expect smooth you will be terribly disappointed. I tried for ages to try and get a smooth finish on a patch of hair I had selected that was accessible. I tried another with the same results. Short trimmed hair but not smooth.
If you want to just trim the hair down very short it's excellent but I can't see anyone getting smooth with it.
The back reach attachment is a marvel. I trimmed my back quite easily without any assistance. This should be provided with the series 7000 one as well. If it had come with the series 7000 I would have got that.
So in short. The guides are useless. It won't give smooth results but it does excel at self trimming and getting hair very short quickly and easily.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of
Very useful groomer.This is a really clever helpful body groomer. To get a close shave, although the instructions show placing the head flat against the skin, you may find it better to hold the trimmer at a 45 degree angle to the skin so that the trimmer part catches the hairs better. Having the foil shaver part flat against the skin is better for more sensitive areas. Please remember that you don't have to use the included comb attachments except for areas where you want to trim your hair rather than shave it off. The back handle attachment is very easy to use and very effective at shaving the back. The groomer just clips into the handle and the handle can be locked at a variety of angles. The groomer itself does vibrate a lot in use, so do try to hold the handle at the sides for better control or place it in the back handle. As with all shavers, you do need to give it a few goes to let your skin get used to it but it does not seem to cause irritation. Not all of the hairs end up behind the shaver head, a lot will end up on the floor, so best to use in the shower/bath or where the floor is easy to clean.
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 4 out of
good quality producthaving had a philips bodygroom before i was looking for an updated one i had been using a mangroom much cheaper but not as good. this is a good groomer but i have only used it with an attachment on the blades and even using the no 1 clip you have to be a bit careful around the groin area and dont think i would like to risk using without the clip on the 'delicate/sensitive' areas like groin as i get the impression it might cause some 'razer burn' but otherwise im happy with it and think the philips is the best of the limited bunch of mangroomers on the uk market
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of
Even better than previous modelI bought this body groomer to replace a previous model. There are two improvements: charging is faster and it can be used with shaving gel. The previous model offered an impressively long life between charges so I assume this will be the same. The ability to use shaving gel makes the experience more comfortable.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of
Best trimmer I've ever used for my backThe simple inclusion of a long handle makes this a great trimmer for your back, all you need is a mirror.
The detachable combs don't seem to work very well but with a little practice the clipper & foil head gives good results. It didn't scratch or hurt (at least compared to a normal hair trimmer.... ouch!) and was quicker than waxing, after the initial 'deforestation', ..... and with less pain.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 1 out of
Worst product everWhen I bout this product a week ago I didn't open it I thought that will buy a better one but then the staff in boots told be this one is better.
Therefore, yesterday I opened and used it
IT WAS TERRIBLE .......... REALLY
The shaving head feel
Doesn't remove hair easily
HURTS a lot
I then used my old shaver because my leg and some parts of my body had a lot of hair in places and in other it didn't have
I want my money back this is unexceptable
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