Mangroomer Lithium Max

Mangroomer Lithium Max

Mangroomer Lithium Max Overview

The Mangroomer Lithium Back Max is a the latest version from Mangroomer and an update of the equally impressive Mangroomer Ultimate Pro. The handle on all Mangroomer shavers are adjustable and extendable, so you can easily reach any area on you back. The mangroomer lithium comes with a new and improved lithium battery, so expect a faster charging time and a batter that will last alot longer than the previous version. Same as on the Mangroomer Ultimate the Mangroomer Lithium comes with 2 shaver heads, one with a wide 1.8 inch blade to mass remove your back hair, and a smaller foil shaver head for getting that babe smooth finish.

Mangroomer Lithium Max Build

The build quality on the Mangroomers are outstanding. These are not light weight shavers, the adjustable parts solidly hold, and we didn’t notice any bending or flex when using the device. We felt the shaves on the new Mangroomer Lithium line are much better and faster then the previous versions, but that could be due to the age of the previous versions we had on hand as the internals are supposed to be the same, minus the new battery.

How to use the Mangroomer Lithium Max

Since the unit is adjustable, both in length as well as the angle, you will need to find the right setting for your back, and the area you plan on shaving. You likely will be making adjustments to ensure your entire back is hair free. As for the shaving part it’s very similar to shaving your face, just make a few passes over the area or areas until the hair is removed. The blade itself is 1.8 inches wide, while it’s not huge, you will find that over time you will find overlapping passes will yield the best results, that and having shorter back hair (shave more often!) will also decrease the amount of time needed to shave your entire back.

Pro’s

We’s said before and we will say it again, we the Mangroomer line of back shavers. It’s evident the’ve cornered the market as there aren’t many other electric back shavers available. Time and time again we hear the reason for men to shave their own back hair is the convenience, privacy, expense, and embarrassment, and the Mangroomer Lithium helps in all of those areas. We especially like how portable it is as it compacts nicely, so it’s easier to take with you than the Razorba or baKblade that often look like weapons.

Cons

Same cons from previous versions of the Mangroomer line, only this time the battery is much improved. Since this device has moving parts and a battery, expect it not to last a lifetime. The shaver head will need to be kept clean, and you will eventually need to replace it, though most reviewers reported this happening after 2 years, it’s still something to keep in mind in comparing against the Razorba, for example. For the price the quality is quite good and we can’t recommend another electric back shaver that allows you to shave your own back hair as one does not exist on the market

Product NameProduct SizeCheck Price
BAKblade 2.0 Elite Plus 15 3/4 inches fully extended, 8.8 ozCheck Price
Bakblade 1.0 - back Hair Removal17.7 x 5.9 x 1.6, 2.4 ozCheck Price
Mangroomer Professional Do-it-yourself9.2 x 1.5 x 2, 16ozCheck Price
Mangroomer Lithium Max9 x 3.8 x 10.5, 18ozCheck Price
Mangroomer Lithium Max Plus+9 x 3.8 x 10.5, 18ozCheck Price
Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver11 x 3 x 2, 16ozCheck Price
Bro Back Hair Shaver13.6 x 2.4 x 6.3ozCheck Price
Bro Back Hair Shaver 2.2 18" Reach, 2.7 ozCheck Price
Razorba Back Hair Shaver15.5 x 5.2 x 1.2, 9.4ozCheck Price
Evolve Body Razor - Back and Leg Hair Shaver16" Reach, 1.6 ozCheck Price

Mangroomer Professional

Mangroomer Professional

Mangroomer Professional Back Shaver

Overview

The Mangroomer Professional is a lower cost option from the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro, but still is a quality electric back shaver. The handle on all Mangroomer shavers are adjustable and extendable, so you can easily reach any area on you back. With the rechargeable battery you will easily get many shaves before needing to recharge, this is a very nice feature so you aren’t tied to a cord, or hunting in a bathroom for a free outlet. The blade on the Mangroomer Professional is 1.5 inches wide, which is a good width to enable you to quickly remove large areas of back hair.

Build

The build quality on the Mangroomers are outstanding. These are not lightweight shavers, the adjustable parts solidly held for us, but a few reviewers mentioned that while it sounded like it locked in place, it did not hold the adjustment. We didn’t experience this, and we also noticed that the device doesn’t have any bending or flexing, which when having rotating blades on your bare back, you kind of hope it will perform as you want it to. Overall it feels like a solid shaver.

The blade quality has been questioned by some reviewers, though we haven’t seen any issues. Mangroomer does sell replacement shaver heads, so it might be wise to stock up just in case, as any electric shaver will eventually see wear in the shaver head.

The cutting action on the Mangroomer Professional is quite nice, the older model’s were known for having square edges that with even the slightest touch would give people severe razor burn. The Mangroomer Professional did not give our testers any issues with razor burn, and most said they even applied pressure and did not have any issues with the blades.

How to use

Since the unit is adjustable, both in length as well as the angle, you will need to find the right setting for your back, and the area you plan on shaving. You likely will be making adjustments to ensure your entire back is hair free. As for the shaving part it’s very similar to shaving your face, just make a few passes over the area or areas until the hair is removed. The blade itself is 1.5 inches wide, so it’s not huge, which means you may need to perform several overlapping passes to clear an area.

For longer hairs the recommendation is to go slow the first time, otherwise you will likely have hairs being pulled. Once your hairs are shorter, then the process is much simpler and you can shaver faster without this issue. On newer releases they’ve addressed this issue. So go slow the first time you shave not only to eliminate the pulling issue, but also to learn how to use the tool.

Pro’s

We love the Mangroomer line of back shavers for their versatility, the fact that they are electric which gives you a very smooth back, and the simple fact that this line of products makes it extremely easy to maintain your back hair in the privacy of your own home.

Cons

Like any electric shaver, or any item with moving parts and a battery, expect it not to last a lifetime. The batteries on the professional line are not Lithium like their latest release, so eventually you will see the device not last as long in between charges, as well the unit will not charge as fast as those with newer batteries. The shaver head will need to be kept clean, and you will eventually need to replace it, though most reviewers reported this happening after 2 years, it’s still something to keep in mind in comparing against the Razorba, for example. For the price the quality is quite good and we can generally over look some of these issues, in order to step up to the latest Mangroomer you would need to spend somewhere between $30 and $40 more, which might make it worthwhile to start with the best.

Another con that was brought up repeatedly was the expensive charger, meaning if you lose it, be prepared to fork over $27, unless you are able to find a knock off, or re-use a similar one from around the house.

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro

Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

Overview

The Mangroomer Ultimate is the middle range option from Mangroomer, and like the rest of their product line it’s a quality electric back shaver. The handle on all Mangroomer shavers are adjustable and extendable, which means it should reach all areas on anyones back. With the rechargeable batter you will easily get many shaves before needing to recharge, this is a very nice feature so you aren’t tied to a cord, or hunting in a bathroom for a free outlet. The blade on the Mangroomer Ultimate is 1.8 inches, which is .3 inches wider than the Mangroomer Professional. The 1.5 inch seemed on the smaller side, so the extra .3 inches was a welcome addition.

Build

I’ve written about this before in other reviews, but feel the need to repeat myself in saying that the build quality on these Mangroomers are outstanding. I’ve never noticed any bending or movement once I’ve locked in my length and angle, and I’m able to adjust quickly on the fly as I often have trouble on my left side with my left shoulder (more of a personal flexibility issue than a product issue), so I adjust differently based on my reach.

This Mangroomer comes with 2 interchangeable attachment shaving heads, one is the 1.8 inch wide blade, and the other is an ultra wide blade which is great for larger areas and longer hairs. I was able to use the wider blade over most of my back, and switched to the smaller blade for areas with a lot of contours, like my shoulders.

Like mentioned in the review of the Mangroomer Professional, it would be wise to purchase a few extra shaving heads as, like any electric shaver, they will not last for ever.

How to use

Since the unit is adjustable, both in length as well as the angle, you will need to find the right setting for each area of your back, or the area you plan on shaving. You likely will be making adjustments to ensure your entire back is hair free. A few of our testers were able to use the same setting, while others needed to adjust based on the part being shaved, so this will be something you will need to determine.

As for the shaving part it’s very similar to shaving your face, just make a few passes over the area or areas until the hair is removed. The blade itself is 1.8 inches wide, so while it is larger than the Mangroomer Professional, you still will need to perform several overlapping passes to clear an area.

Pro’s

The Mangroomer line has been out for many years and it shows with their continual improvement over past years model. The Mangroomer Ultimate follows this rule and offers 2 shaving heads for different applications, a better batter that charges quicker and lasts longer, and maintains both the adjustability and build quality they have become known for.

Cons

Since this is an electric item, with moving parts, you should not expect it to last a life time. You should keep it clean to help it last longer. The batteries on the Ultimate line are not Lithium like the most recent release. Eventually you will notice that the batteries will not last as long in between charges. The unit will not charge as fast as those with newer batteries.