Wahl Aqua Blade Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer Review
Wahl is one of those names that you recognise, but you’re just not sure where from. Well I found out today. They supply my barbers with their hairdryers, shavers and other tools. Knew I knew them from somewhere. Well Wahl has just invaded the home grooming market, with their new Aqua Blade Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer.
The Wahl Aqua Blade is rather skinny, making it great for when you need to take it away with you on that business trip weekend away. It has a 180-minute lithium battery inside which is perfect. I would have liked to see some kind of battery life indicator, rather than having to guess how much battery is left.
Everything feels very nicely built though and is waterproof for cleaning out the blade. There’s a rubberised handle for extra grip and control over your shave, and 12 different guide combs depending on the length you are going for with your beard and hair trimmer. Cutting lengths run from 0.2mm right up to 25mm.
And it did a good job. It claimed it was as good as a traditional razor on the box, and although it doesn’t quite give you a “to skin” kind of shave, it does hit a very low length, especially when there’s no guide attached. And I must admit, irritation was kept to a minimum. I use it mainly in the shower, so my hair doesn’t go flying around the bathroom and it’s fully waterproof anyway so no danger of it breaking. It also makes cleaning easy too. There’s some included blade oil and a blade brush to keep on top of maintenance.
The Wahl Aqua Blade looks good, feels good and most importantly, lasts a very long time on a fully charged battery. There’s not much more you need from a trimmer. For more information, head over to the Wahl website.