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Reviews: Bakblade

For some people, having hair on the back is a nuisance—if this is you, then this article is a must-read. Like shaving facial hair, trimming spinal hair requires commitment and the appropriate tools. For a shaver that gently cuts hair growth low to skin provides a clean and smooth look—look no further than the BAKblade. In this article, we will describe this tool, its pros, cons, cost, and how it compares to other varieties of the same brand.

The BAKblade is a brand for shaving devices designed for hard to reach spots on the back. It’s the ideal tool—for trimming stubborn spinal hairs—with its easy-to-use design and shearing action. The proportions and design vary depending on the version of the product. In this first section, we will describe the Bigmouth, otherwise known as the BAKblade 1.0. 


Product Specs

Color, Shape, and Size

The Bigmouth is comprised of an inclined blue handle, tipped on one end with a metal shaver. The handle is wide enough for easy gripping and secures the sharp blade. With the length of the handle, the Bigmouth can reach the far regions of the back—every nook and cranny, regardless of your body proportions. The Bigmouth weighs around 2.4 ounces. Its exact measurements are 14″ by 4.5″ by 2″.

The Metal Blade

metal blade

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The razor is patented with a safety feature in its design. This reduces the risk of cutting your skin when using the tool. The BAKblade works for all hair types—under the arms, on the shoulders, stomach, or other parts of your body. No shaving cream is necessary, to reduce the hassle and mess involved in your shaving routine. The blade works on dry and wet hair. A mirror is recommended for the shaving process.

Ease of Use

With the slick design of the Bigmouth, you will see better results than an electric shaver—for a smoother, sexier spine. To use the Bigmouth—or any BAKblade of similar design—begin with the shaver teeth facing towards your skin, where you desire to shave. Gently drag the razor across a patch of skin, never moving too fast or pressing too hard. You should see firsthand how the device trims unwanted body hairs, dry and wet.For shaving your lower back, flip the blade the opposite way. Use the same gentle gliding method as before. There should be no discomfort when using the device; if you do have pain, pause and try softer strokes. Use the Bigmouth as you would a back scratcher. With practice, you should find your own rhythm, Repeat this ritual every couple days for ideal results.


Pricing

The Bigmouth can be purchased for around $30.  The price fluctuates between $10 and $43. Our research suggests the best time to purchase this product is around the start of the new year. Recent trends also suggest the price is at a low point.


Four BAKblade Options

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare. The first product is our featured Bigmouth 1.0 variety, follow by more expensive back shavers with different designs and perks.

baKblade 1.0 - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Extra-Long...
  • The original back shaver; Patent-approved DryGlide safety blade technology
  • Quick and pain-Free (DIY) back shaver; Non-electric so no moving parts or breakdowns
  • Shave wet or dry; Cartridges have been specifically designed and engineered to shave your back &...
  • Ease of Use
  • Performance
  • Design Quality
  • Warranty

The BAKblade 1.0 has an excellent, lightweight design that enables easy reach across the body and back. The blades are designed for safety and hair-trimming efficiency. Use requires gentle, long strokes.

Pros

  • Patented safety blade on dry and wet skin
  • Lightweight and ergonomic
  • No battery needed
  • Good reach
  • No shaving cream or other preparations needed
  • Low cost

Cons

  • The blade can wear out
  • Shorter reach than other brands
  • Warranty prone to a retailer’s discretion

baKblade 2.0 PLUS - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY), Ergonomic...
  • Full Lifetime Warranty on all baKblade shavers purchased from manufacturer
  • 90-Day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty automatically included; If not satisfied we will...
  • Patented Dryglide safety blade technology offers simplest and smoothest shave; Specifically designed...
The 2.0 shaver is an improvement over the Bigmouth 1.0 version. The Plus comes with a grooved S-shaped handle for the blade. Unlike the 1.0 shaver, the 2.0 has twin adjustable blades that can detach for a hands-on shave. The product is also foldable for travel-ready situations.

The 2.0 boasts all the benefits of the Bigmouth, usable on wet and dry skin, without a battery. The long reach of the 2.0 has improved ergonomics, minimizing fatigue and maximizing convenience. The product measures 10.2″ by 4.5″ by 3.9″. It weighs around 4.2 ounces.
  • Ease of Use
  • Performance
  • Design Quality
  • Warranty

The Plus is built with convenience, hassle-free ergonomics. Like other products of this brand, use requires gentle, long strokes.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable handle angle and reach with a detachable blade
  • No shaving cream or other preparations needed
  • Works very well for most body types

Cons

  • Blades are narrower, unsuitable for some clients
  • Two blades can wear out, instead of just one
  • Warranty prone to a retailer’s discretion

baKblade 2.0 ELITE PLUS - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY),...
  • Full Lifetime Warranty on all baKblade shavers purchased from manufacturer
  • 90-Day money back guarantee; If not satisfied we will refund your purchase 100% guaranteed 
  • Patented Dryglide safety blade technology offers simplest and smoothest shave; Specifically designed...
The Elite is a slight improvement on the standard 2.0 Plus. Like the 2.0, the Elite has a sleek design, now with triple blade action. The Elite has all the perks of the standard 2.0. Additional features like a removable cartridge allow for more versatility. The Elite is foldable for travel. It weighs 9.6 ounces and extends almost 16 inches.
  • Ease of Use
  • Performance
  • Design Quality
  • Warranty

The Elite Plus has advanced ergonomics for clean, easy shaves. Use requires gentle, long strokes, more so with the triple blade razor. 

Pros

  • Three detachable blade cartridges
  • No shaving cream, battery, or other preparations needed
  • Works well for most body types, wet and dry
  • Not much more expensive than other BAKblade brands

Cons

  • Has three blades that need routine replacement
  • Heavier than other brands
  • Warranty prone to a retailer’s discretion

baKblade 2.0 ELITE PLUS - Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver (DIY),...
  • Full Lifetime Warranty on all baKblade shavers purchased from manufacturer
  • 90-Day money back guarantee; If not satisfied we will refund your purchase 100% guaranteed 
  • Patented Dryglide safety blade technology offers simplest and smoothest shave; Specifically designed...
The 2.0 DIY Elite is the top of the line for BAKblade products, taking after the 2.0 Elite S-shaped in design and perks. Unlike its predecessors, the three razor blades are reinforced to last longer. A scrubbing sponge provides additional hygiene options.
  • Ease of Use
  • Performance
  • Design Quality
  • Warranty

The product has optimized shaving and cleaning options for all body types. Use requires gentle, long strokes, as with the Elite Plus.

Pros

  • Blades reinforced for longer use
  • No shaving cream, batteries, or other preparations needed
  • Works well for most body types, wet and dry
  • Not much more expensive than other BAKblade brands

Cons

  • Has three blades that need routine replacement
  • Heavier than other brands
  • Warranty prone to a retailer’s discretion

Conclusion

Overview of Products

BAKblade offers a wide selection of products, ranging from specialized back shavers to more versatile body trimmers. The 1.0 Bigmouth is the simplest, with the lowest cost and only one blade. It is the smallest and lightest of the products we examined. The 2.0 Plus has two blades, is longer, heavier, and more adjustable at a higher cost. The blades are narrower and not optimized for all body types.

The 2.0 Elite Plus has three blades, with a heavier and longer handle than the standard 2.0 Plus. The Elite DIY improved upon the blades’ durability, with the addition of a cleaning sponge. Both Elite shavers cost about the same as the 2.0 Plus. However, the blade replacement makes the Elite brands costly in the long-term.


The Verdict

The standard Bigmouth 1.0 shaver provides a good shave at a great cost—and only one blade to replace. Our research shows this basic shaver is ideal among the BAKblade products—especially now around the time of the new year when the price drops. While the Elite DIY comes close with its excellent performance and versatility, the cost of maintaining three blades isn’t favorable for some people. The standard 2.0 Plus only has two blades and also provides a good shave, at a higher cost and bulky handle.

For those looking for a basic shave, the Bigmouth is our choice. For a more advanced, thorough shave, the 2.0 Elite DIY is better. Check at your local retailer or on Amazon for price comparisons.

We hope this article has helped you with any of your shaving needs. Think BAKblade the next time you need a thorough trim. Thank you for reading.


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