Updated August 04, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Travel Shavers

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in March of 2016. With so many things to deal with while gallivanting across the world — jet lag, PowerPoint presentations, cultural differences, getting a tan — you don't need to be also worrying about maintaining your appearance. Whether you're staying in a hotel, motel, or tent, one of these highly-rated travel shavers will keep you looking your best. We've included models suitable for men and women. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best travel shaver on Amazon.

10. Panasonic ES3831

9. Remington 4810

8. Surker Electric

7. Andis Cordless

6. Panasonic Arc3

5. Panasonic ED70-G

4. Philips Norelco PQ208/40

3. Braun M90

2. Philips Norelco OneBlade

1. Panasonic Arc5

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

If you're in the market for a travel shaver, what matters most to you is size and weight, battery life, ease-of-use, and effectiveness. Depending on how important each of these categories is to you, you'll likely be able to find a unit on our list that meets your needs.

If you're a backpacker or one-bag traveler looking to shave weight and minimize your load, the following shavers are worth considering: first and foremost, our #2 pick, the Philips Norelco OneBlade; the Braun M90 (#3); the Philips Norelco PQ208/40 (#4); the Andis Cordless (#7); or the Remington 4810 (#9). While the higher-ranked options will provide you with a closer shave, perhaps you're not overly concerned with having to deal with the extra millimeters of hair length while you're on the road.

Those with the room and weight for a more efficient, bulkier shaver can't go wrong with the Panasonic Arc5 (#1) or the Panasonic Arc3 (#6). Both boast an impressive battery life and offer a cleaner shave than almost anything else on the market.

Anyone looking for a shaver/epilator hybrid has their winner in the Panasonic ED70-G (#5). While it's not perfect, and will likely be as painful as any other epilator, its quality construction and variety of accessories more than justify its cost.

Overall, we believe that the aforementioned Norelco OneBlade (#2) is the most well-balanced, compact model, whereas the Panasonic Arc5 (#1) offers the closest shave and the best battery life.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on August 04, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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