Hatteker 5-In-1 Beard Trimmer Review 2022

2022-12-03 22:49:53 By : Ms. Saberine FAN

The Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer was our best affordable pick in our tested best beard trimmers roundup. Here’s why we chose it as the top contender in its category for value.

In choosing a great value beard trimmer, you want to find the device that offers the most for less. The thing is, many of the top models for professionals are focused on one specific task, be it crawling clean lines, detailing mustaches or mowing through mounds of facial hair. But most of us aren’t barbers, and instead of having three or four tools that each do one thing very well, we want one device that does most things quite well (bonus points if it doesn’t break the bank). According to 6-plus weeks of testing eight models, the Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer came out as our best affordable beard trimmer. Portable Curling Iron

Hatteker 5-In-1 Beard Trimmer Review 2022

The Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer is our best value pick thanks to its reliable performance, range of ... [+] functions, detailing options and stellar battery.

As a brand, Hatteker is a bit nebulous, especially compared to the Brauns, Panasonics and Philips Norelcos. But this device certainly did speak for itself to overcome any doubts: It shot up near the front of the crowd for its overall performance even at a low cost. And while it may fall just short of some sturdier models, it holds its own against all widely accessible picks, thanks to its reliable performance, range of functions, detailing options and stellar battery.

Functions: Beard trimmer, hair clipper, electric shaver, detailer, body hair trimmer, nose trimmer | Trimming lengths: 0.8mm-15mm | Tested charge time: 1 hour | Tested runtime: 97 minutes | Tested 3-minute quick-charge runtime: 5 minutes | Waterproof: Removable, rinsable heads, fully washable core | Upkeep: Oil lubricant, self-sharpening blades | Warranty: 1 year

Even with its affordable price tag, Hatteker’s 5-in-1 Trimmer can customize your beard within a hair’s breadth. It has numerous attachments and guard heads, starting with a 1mm-10mm dial at half-millimeter increments. That alone could earn it this prize, but then you also have a 3-tiered trigger on the front of its shell that adds further micro adjustments for a bare-guard or alternate-guard trim, which include 1 (0.8mm), 2 (1.3mm) and 3 (1.8mm). (That feature will feel pointless when paired with the 20-dial attachment, but will benefit users who prefer using the fixed guards that range from 3mm to 15mm.)

The Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer comes with numerous attachments and guard heads, starting with a ... [+] 1mm-10mm dial at half-millimeter increments.

The above-mentioned fixed guards fit the device’s T-blade head, which can be swapped in for drawing clean lines around the perimeter of the beard (as well as lineups along the hairline). It’s also technically used for full-on haircuts; you can try that with this device, but we’d suggest using an even more powerful option for buzzing, and relegating this one to facial hair tasks.

Further, you have a half-inch wide detailer comb for easy cleanups around the mustache, which can snip a few hairs at a time instead of mowing through patches all at once. And lastly, a wide-set electric shaver attachment helps clean up your beard neckline and cheek lines (though we’d also suggest upgrading to a designated electric shaver for routine full-face shaves; this one is ideal for those smaller tidying tasks).

The Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer has a handy wide-set electric shaver attachment that helps clean up your ... [+] beard neckline and cheek lines.

Most low-cost trimmers would stop at a single head with a few guard heads (or a single adjustable one). This one can make dozens of micro adjustments, has four very useful heads—an additional one that can snip your nose hairs, too—and four additional guard heads to boot.

When I held the Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer in my hand, especially after testing seven other devices, my first impression was that this is indeed a budget model because it doesn’t have a lot of heft to it, compared to the Philips Norelco Multigroom 9000 with its stainless steel core. But as soon as I started using the 5-in-1 Trimmer, I understood where it focused its quality: in the performance and finished result.

This tool purrs at a high power for the duration of its 97-minute run (which was my measured runtime, besting the marketed 90 minutes). I got a confident cut on a single pass and best of all it was consistent all the way through, thanks to terrifically reinforced plastic guard heads. I can’t overemphasize how imperative this is for beard trimmers: If the guard heads are flimsy and start bowing to the pressure of your head as it presses the tool against your face, then what is the point? You’ll just end up with an uneven, patchy finish. But not with the Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer; it might lack a stainless steel core, but it’s got some seriously sturdy plastic.

On top of that, its core is fully waterproof, which is more than I can say for most of the competition. This beard trimmer is easy and quick to clean.

One of the most direct ways beard trimmers can make your life easier is in the charge and battery: While an hours-long runtime is the chef’s kiss, the next best thing is anything above one hour, and charging in as little time. That’s where the 5-in-1 Trimmer lands. It advertises a 90-minute charge and runtime, whereas my testing landed at a 60-minute charge and 97-minute runtime. The caveat here is that it uses a USB charger, so you can really only get as much juice as the source is willing to give it; I plugged mine directly into a USB wall outlet so I was probably primed for a fast juicing. That it only took an hour was brilliant, because its closest competitors take 8 to 10 hours, and still have lower runtimes. I do like having that USB charge option, especially if planning to travel overseas for a long stretch; that’s one less device you have to find a converter for, so long as you have a matching jack available.

According to my testing, the 5-in-1 Trimmer only required a 60-minute charge for a 97-minute ... [+] runtime.

Another feature I love on this one is its LED core display, which tells you how much charge it has left. It displays during the charge, so you know when you’ve reached the max (for example “90” means it’s juiced up for a 90-minute runtime). Then as you use it, that number falls in 5-minute intervals until it reaches zero and putters out. Mine stalled on 90 for a while, hence why the final runtime was 97 minutes by my count.

An added bonus on this model is its LED core display, which tells you how much charge it has left.

In terms of knowing how much life you have left in your device, this feature is so clutch because you rarely will worry about whether or not it’s going to die. And if it even gets close—say, in that 30-minute range—you just charge it for an hour and it’s full again. Again, similar low-cost tools have no indicator whatsoever in terms of when they’ll die out. And on top of that, they don’t have a “quick charge” emergency option either, wherein you plug the device in for 3 minutes in order to get a quick cleanup. With the Hatteker beard trimmer, my 3-minute juicing gave me 5 minutes of runtime at full force.

It is these small details that make life more convenient in the self grooming department—or rather, which don’t detract from your day. For these reasons, the Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer was an easy winner as the best value beard trimmer.

Compared to the Philips Norelco Multigroom 9000 (my pick for best beard trimmer overall), the 5-in-1 Trimmer puts up a good fight. I would give a slight edge to the Multigroom 9000 for its detailing options (since it possesses both a tiny foil-head detail shaver and a tooth-wide snipper that can snip individual hairs at a time), and because I believe its guard heads are ever-so-slightly sturdier than Hatteker’s. But the 5-in-1 Trimmer’s 20-dial head and 3-trigger micro adjustments give it some serious fine-tuning prowess in this contest. Lastly, while the Multigroom 9000 is unmatched for its battery life (8-plus hours by my testing), the Hatteker model is so user-friendly thanks to the LED display, expedient charge time and USB connection.

As for the other trimmers with skin in the game, the 5-in-1 Trimmer comes out on top in one way or the other. One barber favorite, the Andis Slimline Pro, has a fixed head and excels in a singular trimming function—at nearly twice the cost of Hatteker model. So nevermind that the Hatteker beard trimmer feels much truer to its price in terms of material quality; its trimmer guards are still reinforced enough to get the job done well, and it offers a range of better detailing options. Ditto for the slightly more expensive Remington Vacuum Beard and Stubble Trimmer 6000, whose sole advantage over the Hatteker device is easy sink cleanup. Then there are the Wahl Groomsman and Braun 20-Setting Trimmer, both the lowest-cost options on the list, whose power and range of detailing both pale in comparison to the reasonably affordable Hatteker 5-in-1 Trimmer.

As a grooming writer for a decade (and for outlets like Forbes, GQ, SPY, Men’s Journal, Robb Report and more), I stay on top of the best products and devices in the space. I’m usually among the first to test new launches before they enter the market so that I can report on which are really worth considering. Beard trimmers, electric razors and hair clippers are just some of the categories I’ve covered extensively over the years.

I spent a couple months with a solid roster of candidates in this best beard trimmer contest, and my partner also helped double my efforts by lending his fuzzy face to the cause. We tested each device on longer hairs, then on shorter and more detailed styles, ensuring we understood the range and performance of each tool’s offering.

Everything from those micro adjustments to the detailing heads were put to the test, and I ultimately only focused on the products’ performance as a beard trimming tool. (Comparing them as multitaskers would be unfair to the ones with a more singular function.) To test the batteries, I ran each one down numerous times in order to see how long it held on a 3-minute juicing, how long each took to charge fully and again how long each ran on a full charge. And yes, it sounded like a swarm of angry hornets in my apartment during that last measurement.

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