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Soccer Star Jesse Lingard Reveals His Go-To Gear to Stay in Shape at Home

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Welcome to Gear Behind the Man. Here we check in with physical trainers and athletes to discover the gadgets and gear that they’ve come to rely on. Whether you consider the gym your second home or you have aspirations to work out in the near future, let this guide serve as inspiration to elevate your experience.

As a midfielder for one of the most prestigious and renowned soccer teams in the world, Manchester United, Jesse Lingard is well versed in what it takes to keep the body – and mind – feeling strong, healthy, and ready for action. Even while in quarantine. Which is why we wanted to catch up with the soccer star, to get an inside scoop on everything from his go-to snack for fitness fuel to his favorite pump-up playlist.

While you might not be training to become a champion in the Premier League, Lingard’s workout tips and go-to gear picks are sure to come in handy, as you look for ways to get moving and shake up your fitness routine.

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Jesse Lingard’s Workout Tips

  • You Are What You Eat: Your body is a direct result of what you put in it and how you treat it. For me, being at my peak physical condition is nothing short of a must, so I take a lot of care when it comes to calorie intake, fatty foods, nutrients, and proper rest and recovery.
  • Hydration Is Key: Staying hydrated is just as important, so make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. When feeling a little tired or fatigued most people reach for the coffee but a glass of ice-cold water is my preferred option.
  • Find Time: Always find time to exercise, there are 24 hours in a day and everyone gets the same, but it’s up to you to find that 30 minutes to a 1-hour slot. You’ll feel a lot better for putting in the work rather than swerving it because of an excuse, because one day missed turns into two, turns into three, and before you know it, you’re feeling the negative effects on the rest of your day-to-day.
  • Create a Routine: [When it comes to staying active and working out], a good routine is going to help a lot. Find one that works for you and try to stick to it. Even on days off from training or matches I’ll stick to my routine and make sure I’m hitting all my food targets and workout goals.
  • Don’t Beat Yourself Up: Training right and eating right is hard work. I’m not going to lie. There will be days when you’re just not ‘feeling’ it. We’ve all been there and it’s OK to feel that way. You just need to recognize that it’s just a momentary blip and don’t beat yourself up for it. You know your own body, but the next day, we go again don’t we? And we make up for it.

Jesse Lingard’s Workout Gear

At-Home Fitness Essentials

I’m lucky that I have a small home gym, with most of the equipment I need to stay in shape: bike, treadmill, free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls. I like to do a lot of bodyweight exercises.

I really enjoyed the zoom sessions I put on for the BBC. These sessions showed how much of an intense workout you can have just with your own body weight.

Workout Fuel

Water is always really important to maintain hydration to aid recovery. A handful of pistachios throughout the day help me get the protein intake I need to help muscle repair, It also helps with keeping my cravings down so I’m not snacking on the wrong foods.


Recovery Essentials

Sleep is very important and can be used as a [recovery] tool in the right way. I use my leg compression suit to help, as well as my Theragun on those muscles that are particularly sore. Food can help recovery, too, and I go to pistachios for after training or matches. The pistachios have tons of micronutrients and protein that speed up recovery.

Pump-Up Playlist

I actually have my own Jlingz playlist on Spotify. I like to work out to high octane music to help keep my energy levels up, then for recovery, I move to a more relaxed slower style, but music is an important part for me when working out.

Workout Headphones

I’m lucky to have a partnership with JBL and their headphones are amazing for me. I like to use my JBL Live 650BTNC‘s.

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At-Home Soccer Gear

Non-soccer players might have fun trying something like football (soccer) tennis at home. Set up a small net in the backyard, each team gets two touches and one bounce on the ground. Kind of like volleyball, but with your feet and a soccer ball.

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While the ‘number of calories burned’ metric shouldn’t be the sole reason you pursue a workout or activity – moving your body, getting your heart pumping, and working your muscles is incredibly beneficial for both your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you likely still want to know you’re getting a little extra something out of that 30-minute sweat sesh. And it doesn’t hurt to know you’ve already worked off the calories you plan to consume in pizza later.

You probably already know of some of the best calorie-burning activities, too. Running, HIIT, and spinning all have a pretty solid reputation for revving up the body and expending energy. But just because those are well-known options, it doesn’t mean they are the only ones.

To provide you with some inspiration to shake up your workout regime and incorporate new activities into your every day, we called in fitness expert Max Castrogaleas, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F, EP-C, FRCms, Exercise Physiologist at HSS to break down just what workouts and activities actually melt the calories away – and how long it takes to do so.

These estimates are based on the MET aka ‘metabolic equivalent for task’ level for each activity. “MET is a unit that estimates the amount of energy used by the body during physical activity,” says Castrogaleas. “The number of calories you burn depends on the duration of the activity, the intensity of the activity, and your body weight. An average man weighing in at 180 lbs was utilized for these calculations.”

man running


This endorphin-boosting cardio activity is well-known for its calorie-burning potential. However, a lot of elements can alter the number of calories burned when pounding the pavement, including your location (treadmill vs. outside), the incline, the weather/temperature outside, your speed, and the amount of time you spend running.

Consider this to be a base calorie count for a standard 7 mph run on a relatively flat inclination.

Approximate Calories Burned: 7 mph 493 in 30 minutes, 986 in 60 minutes

Running Essential: Nike Pegasus Running Shoes

Nike shoes

Before you take to the track, make sure your shoes are up for the job. These running shoes from Nike offer great responsiveness, so you get that effortless spring in your step with each stride.

man Paddleboarding

Not only does this activity allow you to soak up the beauty of the great outdoors, but it works your body in ways you might not have expected – especially if you’re standing. “Paddleboarding is going to require a lot of balance and core strength,” says Castrogaleas. “You can burn more calories by doing this activity for a longer duration. Try paddleboarding for 30-60 minutes.”

Approximate Calories Burned: 221 in 30 minutes, 442 in 60 minutes

Paddleboarding Essential: SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board


In order to take on paddleboarding, you’re going to need a paddleboard. This model has a wide design that allows for greater stability and a non-slip top deck, so you can paddle without the risk of slipping or falling.

Man cycling

Whether it’s indoor cycling on the Peloton or hitting the trail with your pacer, this is a great way to incorporate some cardio into your day and burn a few cals in the process. As with running, how many calories you burn during your cycling sesh will vary depending on speed, inclination, and time spent on the bike, but unlike running, you can also tweak the resistance of your bike to alter the intensity of your ride.

Approximate Calories Burned: 12-13.9 mph- 343 in 30 minutes, 686 in 60 minutes

Cycling Essential: Sportneer Bike Training Stand

bike stand

Take your cycling workouts indoors and out with this handy stand from Sportneer. Not only is this tool made for road and mountain bikes alike, but it comes with six resistance settings, so you can get the high intensity feel of pedaling up a hill right in your living room.


While workouts set in the pool are a go-to for those who suffer from joint or knee pain – and tend to be popular among the senior citizen crowd – swimming shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to burning calories and tackling weight loss goals. The butterfly stroke is the most difficult and burns the most calories, but freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke are all great options, too.

Approximate Calories Burned: 428 in 30 minutes, 858 in 60 minutes

Swimming Essential: Aegend Swim Goggles


Before you make a splash with your swimming workout, you’ll want to add a pair of swimming goggles to your cart. Not only will goggles make it easier for you to see underwater, but they will protect your eyes, too.

Man jumping rope

When you think of jumping rope you might picture kids on a playground, but this activity – favored by boxers, too – is actually quite the calorie scorcher. It might take some time to finesse your jump rope skills to the point where you can jump at a fast pace for more than 10 minutes at a time, but once you get into the swing of it, you’ll be set.

Approximate Calories Burned: 530 in 30 minutes, 1059 in 60 minutes

Jumping Rope Essential: TANGRAM Smart Rope

smart rope

The great thing about this jump rope is that it will actually keep track of the time you spend jumping and create an estimated calorie count based on your weight, speed, and number of jumps, as well.

HIIT (High-intensity interval training) continues to garner popularity among fitness pros and novices alike, thanks to its ability to target a number of different muscle groups in the body, get your heart rate going, and up that calorie expenditure. Not to mention, when it comes to HIIT the routine options are seemingly endless. Jumping jacks? Sure. Deadlifts? Sure. The key is to give it your all during the shorter bursts of intense exercise, and create a diverse circuit, typically featuring aerobics and resistance training.

Approximate Calories Burned: 344 in 30 mins, 688 in 60 minutes

HIIT Essential: Day Fitness Kettlebell

A kettlebell isn’t required to complete a HIIT workout, but it does come in handy. No matter if you’re doing squats, lunges, or planks, you can incorporate some weight training into the mix with this kettlebell – available in weights ranging from 5 lbs to 50 lbs.

If you’ve ever been hiking you know just how quickly this seemingly relaxing activity can leave you out of breath, with quads aching, and a forehead dripping with sweat. The number of calories burned while hiking can differ greatly depending on the trail you’re hitting up and how fast you’re trekking. With the calorie count below, you should assume you are on a reasonably challenging trail, hiking at a quick pace.

Approximate Calories Burned: 335 in 30 minutes, 672 in 60 minutes

Hiking Essential: Timberland Hiking Boots

The right boots can make or break your hiking experience – these are the former. With a seam-sealed waterproof construction and a sturdy rubber sole, they will keep your feet feeling supported and secure throughout your hike.

A riding mower is not going to provide your body with much of a workout, but a regular manual mower can. “You can increase the intensity [ of mowing the lawn] by using a hand mower. With a hand mower you become the motor and have to do more work to mow the lawn,” says Castrogaleas. “In addition, a larger lawn will result in a longer duration spent performing this activity.”

Approximate Calories Burned: 258 in 30 minutes, 515 in 60 minutes

Mowing the Lawn Essential: American Lawn Mower Deluxe Hand Reel Mower

If you’re aiming to mow the lawn and get a cardio workout in one swoop, this manual mower is a great option. Don’t worry about sacrificing on quality, either. The blades are made from quality, heat-treated alloy steel to ensure a sharp cut every time.

Trust us, you’ll be feeling your glutes with this one. Taking the stairs is one of the best ways to bring an element of aerobic exercise into your everyday life. “You can increase the intensity by carrying your groceries up the stairs. If you do not have groceries, then you can walk at a fast pace or run up the stairs,” says Castrogaleas. “You can increase the duration by gradually increasing the flight of stairs. If there are not enough floors, you can turn this into a workout by continuously going up and down the stairs.”

Approximate Calories Burned: 184 in 30 minutes, in 368 60 minutes

Taking the Stairs Essential: Realalt 3DTriSport Walking 3D Pedometer

This top-rated pedometer allows you to track your steps, distance walked, time spent walking, and caloric burn. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a fitness tracker, but it’s perfect for simple monitoring.

Not all sports are made equal, and therefore, the calorie burn count for playing “sports” is hard to quantify. In this case, Castrogaleas focused on soccer, football, and lacrosse. Three team sports that often involve a decent amount of running.

Approximate Calories Burned: 344 in 30 minutes, 688 in 60 minutes

Sports Essential: Soccer Ball

Even if you aren’t part of a sports team or league, you can get a workout in by creating drills for yourself. Pick up a soccer ball, set up some pylons, and you’re good to go.

With any of these activities, to increase your caloric burn, you will want to add more weight to your workout when strength training, or advance your speed during cardio exercise for greater energy expenditure.

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Still Shaving With a Straight Razor? It’s Time for a Change

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Back in the day, men reached into the medicine cabinet for a razor and standard can of shaving foam to achieve a smooth face. Now, the male grooming climate has evolved, and a new crop of electric shavers has entered the fold, becoming an essential shaving tool for the modern man.

Not only can these mechanical face clippers shave time and money off your grooming routine (adios, expensive blade refills!), but they are also delivering clean-cut trims that feel as good as a standard razor.

No one said shopping for a shaver was a cake walk through the pharmacy aisle. In fact, it can get quite overwhelming, especially when each machine claims it’s the “best shave ever.” Our guide gives you insight on what you should look for when shopping the endless list of electric razors available today.

Are Electric Shavers Better?

Skeptical that an electric shaver can meet your needs? Or that you even need one at all? We’ll allow that a certain amount of subjectivity is involved in grooming preferences, and that some men really enjoy the lengthy routine of using a traditional straight razor to tame their daily facial hair growth, but electric shavers deserve your consideration.

Here are some of the perks of switching to electric:

  • Faster: You’ll save precious time every morning by grooming with an electric shaver
  • Reduce skin irritation: Do you regularly suffer from ingrown hairs, cuts or nicks when you shave? Good news: electric shavers have a foil, that greatly reduces the chances of these facial disasters
  • Mobility: With a traditional razor, you’re stuck near your shaving cream and running water, but with an electric razor, you’re free to move around, or shave away from your bathroom
  • Style your stubble: Traditional razors don’t offer you any control when it comes to your stubble. You’re either hairy or clean-shaven. But electric shavers come with adjustable blade lengths, meaning you can engineer the stubble length you desire
  • Cheaper (in the long run): The upfront cost of an electric razor is nothing to sneeze at, and often deters people from taking the plunge, but the truth is, over the long run, electric razors are cheaper: you’ll save on shaving cream and replacement blades, meaning the electric razor will pay for itself in no time

Does this make electric shavers "better" than traditional blades? That’s up to you, but the benefits are undeniable.

What to Look For

  • Closeness: There is difference between using a beard trimmer to shave, and a proper electric razor. If you are looking for a clean shave, you won’t be satisfied with something designed to take a beard down.
  • Comfort and convenience: You’re buying this product to make life easier, not add time to your daily routine. Note the difference in lower priced models and their higher priced counterparts as well as traditional foil shavers versus rotary models.
  • Technology: Today’s crop of shavers are loaded with more hi-tech features than they used to be. Multifoil blades and more powerful motors are great upgrades, but come at a price.
  • Speed: Look for CPM (cycles per minute). The faster the cycles, the quicker the shave.
  • Battery life: You shouldn’t settle for less than 50 to 60 minutes of power with cordless models.
  • Durability: Increased lifespan justifies a higher price.

Foil vs. Rotary


A foil design hosts oscillating blades within a thin layer of foil to lift hair away from the face, making for gentler shaves. The foil even lends itself to larger skin surfaces such as the top of the head. Many come in three- or four-blade options.


  • Faster cutting speeds
  • Closer shaves
  • More precise execution
  • Better skin protection


  • Not as adaptable to facial contours
  • Works best when used in straight lines


These models typically rely on flexible heads with spinning razors that work best for making tight turns across the face. They also work well for daily maintenance of a clean-shaven look. Such features also come with certain shaving compromises.


  • Eliminates hair in difficult areas more easily
  • Considered a better overall performer by experts
  • Offers more flexibility with minimal pressure
  • Suitable for shaving every other day
  • Quieter performance


  • More prone to cause irritation
  • Not designed for trimming and edging

In response to the growing trend of electric shavers, the market has seen an influx of models from some of the industry’s biggest players including Braun, Panasonic, Remington, and Philips Norelco, each sharing their own unique features. Some come equipped with rotary heads or multi-directional blades for precision cutting, others support dry and wet shaving. Then there are hybrid models that have features of both beard trimmers and standard electric razors.

If this all seems like a lot to handle, keep reading for our guide of the best electric razors you can buy right now.

Best All-Purpose Electric Shavers

Best Overall Electric Shaver

Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body

Is it a razor? Shaver? Trimmer? Try all three. The OneBlade achieves the grooming trifecta (at a killer value) with an all-purpose design that allows users to edge, shave, and trim any length of hair. Philips has integrated a dynamic cutting head that operates at 200 passes per second with a dual-protection system that dices through longer strands without pulling the skin. The grip handle is impressive yet lightweight for the power it packs, with sturdy support to give users more confidence when shaving and a 45 minute life following a full charge.

Promising Review: "I’ve been wanting to buy this for years now! Always been hesitant, because I’ve tried over 5 different electric shavers. Nothing came close to a razor, until I finally pulled the plug on this. Seriously, this is not like any other electric shaver!!! It works wonders, especially when used as directed!!! I cannot stress this enough. If you been hesitant about buying it. Now, it’s your time. I liked it so much that I got one for my Dad. He loves it too!!!" — Amazon Customer
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Best Tried and True Electric Shaver

Braun Series 9

Almost 100 years ago, German mechanical engineer Max Braun founded his eponymous brand. Braun has taken design and engineering very seriously ever since. This Series 9 9290cc is a marvelous piece of electric shaving machinery, highlighted by its immaculate craftsmanship, ergonomic design, and phenomenal performance. It won both our Readers’ Choice Award for Best Electric Razor and our AskMen Grooming Award for the same title.

Patented SyncroSonic Technology carries serious horsepower, generating 40,000 “cross-cutting actions per minute” to achieve a complete shave without lathering up. The four-way shear system conquers three-day stubble with finesse, and included in the price is the cleaning system and travel case with a cleaning brush. If you need any more convincing, read our full-length review on the Series 9.

Promising Review: "I never thought an electric razor could handle my face and head until I purchased this razor. My facial hair is very coarse and what’s left of the hair on my head is about the same. It powered through with a total shave time of 15-20min max. I have the wet/dry model and have used it dry. I have yet to see any excessive bumping or irritation. I’ve been using a regular razor my whole life so I’m sure my skin has a certain tolerance. My regular razor would cause bumps all the time! I HIGHLY recommend this razor it’s worth the cost after the first use!" — Amazon Customer
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Best Electric Foil Razor Runner Up

Panasonic Arc3 3-Blade Electric Shaver

If the more premium Arc5 is out of your price range, rest easy knowing you can get similar quality results from its bargain brethren. This update is driven by a high-speed 10,000 CPM linear motor capable of slicing through stubble for consistent shaving at numerous angles and an attached trimmer for detailing. Its biggest selling point remains the active shave sensor technology that detects and adjusts power levels to match hair densities on the face, neck, and chin. A lightweight feel, quick charge (one hour) and strong battery life (45 minutes) add to its value. Not bad for the low-end Arc option.

Promising Review: "You can’t go wrong with this electric shaver. It is very ergonomic so it makes it easy to maneuver around your face. The shave is nice and close almost like using a blade. I highly recommend this product!" — Joseph
$69.99 at

Best Rotary Electric Razor

Philips Norelco 9000 Prestige Electric Shaver

The latest electric shaver to hit store shelves is a hi-tech special sensor built into the device to gauge hair density and adjust the blade to shave strands properly. No nicks, no tugs. Its three shaving heads come equipped with NanoTech precision blades (literally covered in nanoparticles to keep blades sharper longer), ensuring a super-close cut, even up to seven-day stubble. SkinComfort rings also surround each one and boast anti-friction coating that increases gliding. Philips throws in a click-on trimmer for beard and ‘stache styling, along with a plush travel case that complements the shaver’s executive look.

Promising Review: "This is the best Norelco I have ever owned. Close shave at only one week. Can’t wait to see how it goes once face gets used to it. Over 20 years in the military and wish I had a razor like this the entire time. I hate shaving with blade razors and will never use one again thanks to this." — John
$279.95 at

Best Budget Electric Foil Shaver

Braun Series 3 ProSkin

A mid-tier shaver with high-end performance, the wet/dry Series 3 ProSkin is a dependable option made for faster shaving and skin comfort and is perfect for electric razor newbies. Its signature head and MicroComb technology guide whiskers into the cutters for a more swift outcome. Pressure-sensitive blades allow for smoother strokes and protect skin from any chafing or irritation. The precision trimmer built into the back complements facial styling by accurately shaping your ‘stache and sideburns. Battery life is comparable to more expensive shavers, with a 45-minute battery life from a full charge or a full shave from just five minutes.

Promising Review: "For blood thinner patients check this shaver out! My father really loves it. He was in the hospital for 11 days. He had a tough beard going on. This Braun wet/dry shaver just did its job. A nice close shave. We even did the old credit card trick from the 1970s." — Szizzy
$70 at

Best Budget Rotary Electric Razor

Philips Norelco Shaver 5750

Instant shaving is a quality most men want in their electrical groomer. Philips’ budget-friendly shaver accomplishes it easily with a Turbo mode that gives a 20 percent power boost to mow through dense parts of your beard. Using its singular MultiPrecision blade system to tackle facial fuzz, working alongside five-direction flex heads to lift hair, then cut long and short strands with swift execution. Those preferring a dry shave can benefit from the machine’s Aquatec Wet and Dry technology without slapping water on their face. The accompanying smart clean system sweetens the deal by cleaning, lubricating, and charging the shaver for a solid hour of use.

Promising Review: "Norelco has a winner on this shaver. The numerous features and flexibility. Battery seems to last forever before needing a charge. It can be set for your beard and skin. I was amazed at the ability to shave in the shower and shaved well it did. I recommend this to everyone who likes electric shavers or those who want their first. Affordable and easy to use and easy to clean." — Chuck
$99.99 at

Best Electric Shaver for Beards

Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver

Getting a clean, smooth shave doesn’t always require the most expensive machinery. Remington’s popular foil shaver is proof that you can attain professional shaves at a budget value. The device lasts a full hour on a single quick charge and features an intercept trimmer that sits between the two foils and seizes longer hairs in fewer passes. That along with an integrated pop-up trimmer for shape-ups, and patented Pivot and Flex technology that moves with your grooves, make it impossible to overlook this oscillating facial hair remover.

Promising Review: "This is not my first electric shaver, however it is my first Remington electric. After reading the negative reviews I decided to ignore them and order it anyway because some people just can’t be pleased, or they don’t really know what to expect from an electric shaver. Used properly this Remington gives as good a shave as any other brand electric shaver. It arrived fully charged and after a dozen shaves it’s still at 80 percent charge. It is very easy to use and clean, and gives consistently nice close shaves. I’ve experienced no ‘razor burn,’ no pulling or pinching of the skin or any other uncomfortable issues. I’ve even used it on my scalp. I’m pleased with this purchase…good electric shaver at a reasonable price….and if it lasts, the replacement heads are much less expensive than the other brands I’ve used." — Anonymous
$46.99 at

Best Electric Shaver for Black Men

Panasonic ARC5

Black men have unique grooming needs, owing to differences in hair texture, coarseness and diameter. For these reasons, we recommend black men opt for foil designs, rather than rotary ones, as these can deal with curly, coarse hair more efficiently, reducing the risks of skin irritation. Here are a few of our favorite models:

High price and high performance, Panasonic’s flagship shaver model receives a prime upgrade highlighted by an automatic charging and cleaning dock and stronger five-blade system. The ultra-thin nanotech blades are built from superior Japanese stainless steel, keeping durability and precision in mind, while preserving build quality. Expect 14,000 CPM action that maintains peak execution no matter the battery life — a full 45 minutes after only one hour of charging. It’s a great shower companion that can be immersed in water for effective wet shaves. A trimmer and a sensor are also built in for shaping your face based on thickness.

Promising Review: "This is *absolutely* the best shaver OR razor I have ever used, and I have used many. Set aside your Norelco, your Braun… your Harry or Razor of Month club, and even the Viking uber-razor equipment. This shaver will give you and incredibly close shave, whether you have one-days worth of stubble or three-days worth or even five days (use the trimmer on rear for five to seven+ days worth). The charger and cleaning system, all-in-one, is superb. But back to the shaver… amazingly close and smooth shave with no nicks—which is much harder with a double-edge razor, no mater how good you are." — Ezra_NYC
$149.99 at

Best Barber-Approved Brand Electric Shaver

Wahl LifeProof Foil Shaver

Wahl’s built a credible reputation over the years with its barber-favored hair clippers, and the company’s line of electric shavers is quite impressive. The LifeProof 7061-100 is a hot seller that packs high-quality features into a budget-friendly value. It’s made for dry and wet shaving with a shock- and waterproof design built for longevity. The dual floating heads adapt to the contours of your face and neckline, leaving no stray hair behind. You can get 90 minutes of run time on a full charge and a full shave after just charging for one minute, thanks to its fast-charging capabilities. Personalize your grooming collection by choosing from four different colors: gray, green, orange, or yellow.

Promising Review: "I like how the shaver contours to the skin on my face. It cuts the hair follicles on the first try. It leaves me with a clean and close shave with no irritation. It is a shaver that is extremely portable to use in the shower, in your car, take with you when traveling. It holds a good charge and it is sold at a very reasonable price. A great shaver. A great shave at a low price." — Anonymous
$59.99 at

Best Portable Electric Shaver

Braun M90 Mobile Shaver

The M90 remains a staple for well-groomed travelers, thanks to unique design features from the integrated pop-up trimmer to its solid build quality. Two AA batteries power the machine and generate up to an hour of shaving time, which is quite good for one of the market’s older models. It offers impressive close shaves and snatches short hairs adequately, although completing a full shave does take a bit more time since it only features a single foil. Speaking of which, the foil and cutter can each be removed for faster rinsing. We suggest opting for a more advanced model for daily shaving, but toss this sucker in your dopp kit when hitting the road and you’re golden.

Promising Review: "The Braun travel shaver is a light weight, simple shaver that is easily packed in a bag. Normally, I travel with a AA flashlight, so I can transfer the batteries to the shaver and save on weight. Seems easier to travel with this battery razor than a disposable razor and shaving cream. Since it is a single band of blades, it may take a few repeated strokes for a reasonable shave, but that’s not really a problem if you can take the shaver in a car or touch up while you are watching television. Overall, I’m quite pleased with the travel shaver. My only wish is that Braun would sell a set of replacement blades, which would make it much better for the environment." — Ronald
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Electric razors used to be for dads who had to cut through stubble fast — and dry. Now, there are some option available that give just as good a shave as a razor blade, can be used wet or dry, and don’t use up a bunch of plastic every time you have to buy a pack of cartridge.

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This New Shaver’s Cutting Edge Technology Will Blow You Away

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No distinguished gent should be without a superior electric shaver. Needless to say, the market isn’t short on great options, as we’ve listed in our current best of roundup. However, the AskMen team was presented with a new groundbreaking shaver that’s been generating major buzz since its official announcement. We’re talking about the latest Braun Series 9 Shaver. Powered by several cutting-edge technologies and a dual-trimmer system engineered for flawless shaving, it’s easy to see why this grooming solution is already becoming an industry favorite.

As a newcomer to the scene, the Series 9 has yet to rank in Amazon’s top tier of Best Electric Shavers or Foil Shavers. That’s not to say it won’t skyrocket into the top ten of both categories come holiday season. We say that with confidence since it’s already managed to achieve an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 66 reviews to date. The hype will only continue to build from here.

Powered by Braun’s patented SyncroSonic Technology, the Series 9 separates itself from the crowd with the ability to generate 40,000 “cross-cutting actions per minute” thanks to its pivoting head and floating grills. The addition of two specially engineered trimmers labeled Hyperlift & Cut and Direct & Cut ensures precision shaving for suave skin care. A bundled clean and charge station, strong battery life, and wet and dry shaving capabilities (found on certain models) are warranting it mass appeal as well.

So now that we’re past the technical foreplay, let’s get down to business. See why Braun Series 9 is already being given top billing.

The Experience

Where do we begin? For starters, it’s impossible to overlook the Series 9’s immaculate craftsmanship. The all-chrome finish gives it the feel and look of a sports car, with its attractive Clean and Charge station being toted as an upscale garage to store it when not in use. Being able to keep the machine charged, lubricated, and sterile for everlasting use is one of its grandest selling points.

Performance-wise, the Series 9 enhances the traditional shaving routine in every possible way. The shaver head is far more efficient at buzzing through 5 o’clock shadows and long hair than the one featured on the Series 7, or any other high-end competitor at that. All praise goes to its revolutionary four-way shear system, which works together with the two Optifoil shaving foils and two trimmers to completely remove all unwanted facial hair — something we can say was accomplished seamlessly in both dry and wet conditions. Battery life proved to be just as impressive offering up to 50+ minutes on just a 5-minute charge.

No grooming device is perfect, but lucky for us, the Series 9 has very few drawbacks. The cleaning cartridges can be a bit pricey and tend to wear down faster than expected, though that’s all dependent on how much you use the machine. Purchasing the shaver by itself will require manual cleaning and it’s not a welcoming chore. It becomes tedious overtime, so we advise spending the extra greenbacks on the cleaning station bundle, as it’ll save you a ton of time and grief.

Beard groomers might not be too fond of the machine, simply because its pop-up trimmer isn’t as serviceable as the shaver. There is some unsteadiness to it that makes shaping up your goatee or hairline tricky. The price tag could be a concern as well unless you’re all for splurging on grooming tools. Outside of those, any other complaint about the Series 9 seems trivial.

Knowing we were able to take in a fully smooth shave without the need of lathering or washing our face was refreshing. The blades and pivotal head are powerful enough to snatch every inch of stubble, leaving no irritation or nicks behind.


  • Trimmer not so effective with long beards
  • Slightly noisier than other grade-A shavers
  • Cleaning cartridges are an investment
  • No lubricating oil for manual cleaning
  • High price tag


  • Comfortable and smooth shaves
  • Gorgeous and sophisticated design
  • Great battery life
  • Dynamic, alcohol-based cleaning system
  • Premium travel case with cleaning brush
  • Supports wet and dry shaving (9095cc, 9040s)
  • Two-year warranty

Meet the Competition

The Series 9 is designed to match up against the market’s most elite options. Its stiffest competitor just might be the Philips Norelco Shaver 9700 Series. The truth is both machines deliver phenomenal shaving experiences powered by their own proprietary technologies and unique features. The only major difference lies in the cleaning systems. This is where the Series 9 slightly edges out the Norelco 9700 with a faster cleaning procedure and more affluent, sturdy design.
Philips Norelco Shaver 9700 Series, $179.95 at

Let’s not overlook the Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5, for it’s an impressive electric shaver that offers similar performance at a lower price point than the Series 9. Design-wise, it’s solidly built for longevity, extremely light (7 ounces), and works in wet and dry conditions. The pivoting head takes advantage of the brand’s proprietary Lift-Tech foil technology to raise flat hairs for smooth cuts across the face. Unlike the Series 9, it’s capable of capturing hairs underneath the nose, though its larger head does provide difficulty shaving around the jawline. It’s isn’t recommended for men with sensitive skin either.
Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5, $158.79 at

The Verdict

Beautiful, super-charged, and smooth in its execution—the Braun Series 9 stands out as the Lamborghini of electric shavers. The specialized trimmers work equally well to leave a clean finish, where as the chic docking station does a refined job keeping them hygienic for long-lasting cuts. Its blend of lavish ergonomics and superior performance set a new standard for luxury grooming that won’t be rivaled anytime soon.

Industry Cosigns

Shaving is achieved incredibly fast and thoroughly but with unprecedented gentleness to the skin,” says Shaverscape.

The Telegraph believes, “It looks great, performs fantastically and made the whole business of shaving a lot less of a fuss.”

My Best Shaver shares are exact sentiments: “Its sleek design and advance cutting technology tells you why it is going to be the world’s leading electric shaver."

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The cordless Panasonic Electric Body Groomer & Trimmer for Men displayed with bath towels.

Clean Up Your Act With 43% off This Panasonic Trimmer

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Is it time to clean up your act? Panasonic has got your back (and your chest, your legs, your underarms …) with their cordless Electric Body Groomer & Trimmer for Men, now 43 percent off at Amazon. You’ll want to hurry to catch this deal, though, because this low price goes away after 3am ET on February 14.

The Panasonic ER-GK60-S Trimmer is the ideal choice for full-body grooming. Its unique I-shaped design with a sure-grip handle allows you to maneuver it comfortably and confidently, while its V-shaped head makes it easy to groom your chest, back, underarms, legs and all those other <i>hard-to-reach</i> areas too. The trimmer boasts wide, hypoallergenic, round-edge blades that are specially designed to maximize comfort and minimize irritation, and it comes bundled with three precision comb attachments for all of your grooming needs. You can even use the trimmer in the shower for added convenience, and its fully waterproof design makes it super easy to clean.

After you’ve got yourself all perfectly groomed and ready to go, just set the trimmer down in its surprisingly stylish AC charging stand to get it juiced up with 40 minutes of grooming power. Even better? If you order fast, Prime can get it to your doorstep tomorrow, just in time for your V-Day weekend festivities.

Panasonic Electric Body Groomer & Trimmer for Men ER-GK60-S

Panasonic Electric Body Groomer & Trimmer for Men ER-GK60-S

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Man shaving with the Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Foil Shaver.

Save $90 on This Customer-Favorite Braun Electric Shaver

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With nearly 8,000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.3 stars, could the Braun Series 7 790cc the best electric foil shaver on the market? Customers seem to love it, praising its "zero effort, zero irritation" performance. If you want to find out for yourself, however, now is your chance! The premium shaver is currently on sale for 31 percent off its original price, netting you $90 in savings.

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The Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Foil Shaver boasts three cutting elements and one SkinGuard for a close, yet gentle shave. It features a flexible head that allows the shaver to move in eight different directions, capturing hairs in hard-to-reach areas. Considered a "smart shaver," its 10,000 microvibrations adapt to your beard – no matter how dense – to deliver a smooth shave in just one pass, thus effectively reducing the risk of irritating your skin. You can also choose from five different shaving modes ranging from "sensitive" to "turbo" to fit your skin’s needs.

The Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Foil Shaver comes with a Clean & Charge Station. In fact, it’s the world’s only four-action alcohol based station that automatically lubricates as it charges. Plus, it fully recharges in just one hour – although we hope your beard doesn’t re-grow quite that fast.

Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Foil Shaver with Clean & Charge Station

Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Foil Shaver

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Get This 7-in-1 Grooming Kit from Braun for Nearly Half the Price

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Have you decided on your summer look yet? You could channel your inner mountain man with a beard to match all your outdoor adventures (even if you’re just daydreaming about them in the office), or you can keep it clean-shaven for all those summer soirées on your schedule. No matter where your choice falls on the beard length scale from ZZ Top to smooth as a baby’s bottom, this Braun Multi Grooming Kit can lend a hand – and it’s currently only $29.99 (regular price $54.99).

Whether you’re trying to achieve laidback summer vibes with a little stubble or shape up your Grizzly Adams-esque beard, the Braun Multi Grooming Kit is here to help. The trimmer keeps beards of all lengths looking neat with 13 precision length settings from 0.5 to 21 millimeters, plus a detail trimmer for sharp lines and defined edges. It’s got super-sharp stainless steel blades, so even long, thick hairs can be tackled without any uncomfortable pulling or tugging. However, if you prefer to beat the heat this summer, the kit also includes a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor with FlexBall technology so you can achieve a nice, clean shave.

The precision trimmer and its various attachments is also helpful for cleaning up around your ears and nose, and it can lend a hand between haircuts, too. So if you always feel like your hair grows faster in the summer, feel free to save yourself a few bucks as long as you know what you’re doing.

The 7-in-1 precision trimmer lasts an hour on one charge without any loss of performance. Plus, it’s fully washable, so you can give it a good cleaning under running water and it’ll come out just like new for effortless grooming day after day.

Braun Multi Grooming Kit for $29.99 at

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The Braun BT5050 Men's Beard Trimmer.

Save $15 This Beard Season with a Limited-Time Braun Coupon

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Beard Season is on the horizon—OctoBeardFest, Movember, Decembeard—so listen up if you’re thinking of sprouting some extra facial fuzz this fall. Right now, you can get the Braun BT5050 Men’s Beard Trimmer for a full 30 percent less. The customer favorite normally retails for $49.99, but you can save $15 by clipping the coupon below Amazon’s price.

You might think you’re looking great over there, Grizzly Adams, but growing the perfect beard takes far more work than just letting your facial hair grow all willy-nilly. You’ve got to keep up with a bit of maintenance to get the right look. That’s where the BT5050 trimmer comes in to save some face. It boasts ultra-sharp blades, two detachable combs, and 26 different hair-length settings to ensure impeccable results time after time. Whatever your style goal—from casual stubble to full beard—Braun makes it amazingly simple to get precise edges and perfect length with every pass.

You can choose to use the Braun BT5050 Men’s Beard Trimmer corded or cordless for extra ease of movement. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to wash—just give it a quick rinse under running water and it’s good to go for your next touch-up.

So are you ready to look your best this Beard Season and keep a little extra cash in your pocket? Make sure you click the check box under the price that says "Save an extra $5.00 when you apply this coupon" so you score the biggest discount on your purchase!

Braun BT5050 Men’s Beard Trimmer

Braun BT5050 Men's Beard Trimmer

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Braun Shavers Are on Sale Just in Time for Father’s Day

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Walmart is offering a handful of Braun shavers with the added bonus of an in-store gift card. Yes, some of the shavers are listed at full price, but you’ll get up to $30 in Walmart money to go along with your purchase. This appears to be a limited-time Father’s Day promotion, so you’ll want to act quickly to secure it.

The most bang for your buck in this deal just might be the Braun Series 7 790cc which has been listed elsewhere for $289.94. So you’re already saving $120 on the shaver itself, plus another $30 to spend on whatever you want at Walmart. And we truly mean whatever you want. They seem to sell just about anything and everything you could ever need, so that gift card definitely will not go to waste.

The Braun Series 7 790cc features four synchronized shaving elements that’ll get your face soft and smooth with half the effort. Its innovative Sonic technology and intelligent AutoSensing motor can even tackle a dense beard with ease, so you can go from mountain man to baby’s bottom in no time. Plus, it’s got five modes ranging from Turbo to Sensitive so you can adjust the shaver to fit your needs with a simple push of a button. The cordless razor is rechargeable and it comes with its own Clean & Charge station for the ultimate in convenience and hygiene.

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Your other options in this deal are the Braun Series 7 7865cc for $169.94 with a $30 Walmart gift card, or the Braun Series 5 5190cc for $129.94 with a $20 Walmart gift card. The choice is yours.

Now, it’s up to you whether you want to tack that gift card on to your Father’s Day present or keep it for yourself. Either way, you’re still a good son.

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