- The Manscaped Perfect Package 3.0 provides all the essentials for body grooming. While it has some shortcomings, it is a great introduction for men looking for a comprehensive kit.
- The Perfect Package 3.0 is worth the money if you plan on using all the included accessories.
- The Weed Whacker (nose hair trimmer), is a stellar product that should perform well for most men.
When it comes to body grooming, the biggest name in the business is Manscaped.
Their ads are everywhere…
I am willing to bet that before you came to this article, you probably saw them being sponsored by your favorite YouTuber, Instagram Influencer, or even on the latest UFC match.
While their ads are prevalent, how does their product actually perform?
In today’s guide, we are going to break down Manscaped – particularly The Perfect Package 3.0 and the Weed Whacker.
We are going deep here guys – from detailed product shots to actual trimming results, expect to get an unfiltered look at everything – including what’s inside the box, how their products perform, and ultimately if they are right for you…
…but first, a few administrative details:
Is This A Sponsored Post?
In a world of #sponsored influencer posts – there are a couple of things to note straight off the top:
- Manscaped sent me this package for free. No other compensation was given to me for this review.
- This review is not being evaluated or approved by their team prior to publication.
- There may be a few affiliate links throughout this guide (like this one) – a standard monetization method to help cover the operational costs of running a site.
- As you will see in just a minute, I am critical of their product and try my best to provide clear and trustworthy information to you.
Let’s dive in:
Unboxing The Perfect Package
Straight from the mailbox, The Perfect Package 3.0 is standard and fairly discrete. About the size of a shoebox, there are two transparent logos that are on the top and the side of the box:
This is only mentioned as some men may be a bit concerned with discretion – especially with a company centered around bold marketing about shaving your manhood.
Once opening up the box, you have a few product advertisements coupled with a not-so-subtle “Your Balls Will Thank You!” message:
After clearing away the flyers, you will see that each product gets its own slot in the box:
Now, I will be honest with you – whenever I saw this, I thought a product was missing from the package (specifically the Crop Cleanser body wash). The massive absence of such a product had me scratching my head. I double-checked the Manscaped website at this point to see if the Crop Cleanser was a part of The Perfect Package (it’s not).
Therefore, if you plan on giving this as a gift to someone else, it is something to note. However, if you are buying it for yourself, know that it’s supposed to look this way.
In The Perfect Package, you get the following:
- The Shed (Dopp kit)
- The Shave Mat (Manscaped Newspaper)
- Manscaped branded t-shirt
- Crop Reviver (ball toner)
- Crop Preserver (ball deodorant)
- Cradle, USB cable power outlet, cleaning brush, and attachment comb
- The Lawn Mower (hair trimmer)
- Manscaped branded boxer briefs
All of the above retails for $99.
Detailed Look At The Grooming Products
Here’s a breakdown of each of the grooming related products within the Perfect Package:
The Lawn Mower
The most important part of The Perfect Package is The Lawn Mower. It’s what will be responsible for cutting and trimming hair to your desired length.
Here’s a closer look at it:
At about 5.75” (~15cm) in length, it should easily fit into the palm of your hand.
One thing that was particularly cool about The Lawn Mower was the grip. It had a rubberized texture that proved effective whether you were dry shaving, using it in the shower, and even if your hands were coated in shave cream.
As you can see in the picture below, The Lawn Mower has two lights on the device (below the trimmer blade and on the handle):
While I couldn’t help to think of the light below the trimmer blade as a gimmick when first taking a look, it was actually pretty handy when clipping hair in the shower (more on this later in the review).
Furthermore, if you are dry shaving in a well-lit area, then the light won’t be necessary.
The power options for The Lawn Mower were also well thought out. It’s able to be charged in a cradle:
Or directly into the device:
It is powered by a USB connection into a power adapter (similar to most smartphones) – making it travel friendly, even if you are going overseas.
The device does work when plugged in.
While we touched briefly on the size of the device a moment ago, here are a few detailed looks at how The Lawn Mower stacks up against other popular grooming tools.
The Lawn Mower vs. Gillette Fusion5
The Lawn Mower vs. Schick Hydro
When it comes to width, it is interesting to note that the Lawn Mower is slightly more narrow when compared to a standard cartridge razor:
And about the same width as a standard beard trimmer (pictured is a Philips Norelco 7500 beard trimmer):
So what’s the takeaway here?
If you are buying The Perfect Package for body grooming, shaving your groin, or elsewhere – it will be just as efficient in navigating the contours of your body as your standard cartridge razor or existing trimmer.
Also included with the Lawn Mower is just one attachment comb that can slide between two lengths:
This attachment comb will cut hair to about 0.25” to 0.50” in length. Without any other attachment combs included, your hair length options are limited.
Let’s switch gears and take a look at the two other grooming related products contained in The Perfect Package:
Crop Reviver / Ball Toner
One of the best ways to think about Crop Reviver is as a Febreeze for your manhood. While it’s marketed as a Ball Toner, men generally like to apply the Crop Reviver to both their shaft, balls, and general groin area.
Relying on a blend of both natural and synthetic ingredients including aloe vera leaf juice, water, denatured alcohol, witch hazel, and a few others – it has a refreshing masculine scent.
The most noteworthy ingredient mentioned above is both aloe vera leaf juice and witch hazel. These ingredients have been cited countless times as helping to soothe skin (source). So, if you want smooth skin, particularly in the crotch area, then it should prove helpful.
Of course, denatured alcohol is the primary agent that will work to eliminate bacterial growth and foul odors.
Here are a few other notes worth mentioning when it comes to the Ball Toner:
- It probably wouldn’t be wise to apply this before any sexual intercourse. The inclusion of some synthetic ingredients may cause irritation for both you and your partner.
- On the side of the label, Manscaped does state that this shouldn’t be applied to the tip of your penis – so apply accordingly.
- When applying the Ball Toner, you will want to let it air dry. So instead of shooting it down your boxers and letting the toner absorb into the fabric, give a spritz and let your member air dry (if possible).
The Takeaway: The Crop Reviver is exactly as it sounds – a midday spray that helps to reduce odor by both eliminating bacteria and providing a masculine scent. It’s probably not wise to use this prior to sexual intercourse.
Crop Preserver / Ball Deodorant
In the dog days of summer, swamp nuts (aka swamp crotch, sweaty balls, etc.) are a real issue for a lot of men. Whether you work in construction or an office job, high heat combined with humidity will wreak havoc on your manhood.
The Crop Preserver by Manscaped was designed to combat this. Rather than relying on an aluminum compound (the active ingredient found in antiperspirants), they rely on talcum gel like Tapioca Starch along with a host of other ingredients.
The scent of the Crop Preserver is identical to the Crop Reviver.
It’s worth stressing that this isn’t an antiperspirant; instead, it is a deodorant and moisturizer. Therefore, you may still experience sweating. However, the odor-neutralizing properties along with a fortified moisture-barrier for your skin will help to reduce chafing. This is particularly important as the groin area has a high concentration of apocrine sweat glands that emit odor-causing sweat (source, source).
The Takeaway: The Manscaped Crop Preserver is a lotion that helps to keep things smooth while also working to prevent chafing. The Crop Preserver will also combat odor in the groin region.
Other Items In The Perfect Package 3.0
Beyond the grooming tools, The Perfect Package also includes the following:
- Boxer Briefs
- Dopp Kit
Here’s a quick look at each:
- Boxer Briefs: A blend of 92% polyester and 8% spandex, they are a lightweight and airy boxer brief that will feel great against your skin. There is some support built into the contour pouch on the front of the short. There is no fly access and does feature a flat seam that should reduce any irritation. Branding is around the waistband, which is a style choice that some men may or may not like.
- T-Shirt: Admittedly, I am a pretty humble guy. Therefore, a shirt with a company logo and the slogan “Your Balls Will Thank You” is a bit too loud and really isn’t my cup of tea. However, this is highly subjective and you may or may not like it. As far as the quality of the shirt, it is made from a 50% cotton / 50% polyester blend.
- Newspaper / Magic Mat: With all sorts of pun-related manscaping articles, it’s a nice extra touch that will give you a chuckle or two. However, beyond reading material, the newspaper does provide utility as being a throwaway mat to stand on while body grooming. Once all trimmed, simply roll up the sheet of paper and toss it out – much better than clogging the drain or creating a huge mess on the bathroom floor.
- Dopp Kit / The Shed: The toiletry bag that contains all these products is a nice and useful add-in. With a PVC plus polyester lining, it should bode incredibly well in damp conditions. Its 3 pouches on the left side coupled with the one larger zipper pouch on the right will keep all your grooming gear stored nicely away.
Product Details of The Lawn Mower
When it comes to using the Lawn Mower, it was a mixed bag. Let’s break this review down into four main sections:
- Device cutting power and battery life
- Cutting lengths
- Safety of the trim
- Waterproof casing
Cutting Power & Battery Life
With a 7,000 RPM motor, the Manscaped Lawn Mower is a decent and powerful little trimmer.
Relying on a fast-charging Lithium-Ion battery, it has a lengthy 90-minute run time.
As far as travel settings, the device is absent of any travel lock feature. Therefore, you may want to make sure that you pack the included charge cable if you plan on traveling for an extended period.
When it comes to body grooming, some men may favor versatility when it comes to hair length. Unfortunately, this is where the Manscaped Lawn Mower comes up short.
With only one included attachment comb, you can either cut the hair from 0.25” to 0.50” in length. While sure, cutting your pubic hair to the desired length probably isn’t a big deal – if you are also using this device on your chest hair, back, or armpit hair, the limited sizes can be a bit frustrating.
Safety of The Trim
When taking any trimmer to your delicate bits down below, safety isn’t a nice-to-have feature; rather, it is definitely a must-have feature. While Manscaped markets this trimmer with SkinSafe Technology – there wasn’t anything obvious on the device itself that indicates such a bold claim.
In fact, when trimming delicate areas with this trimmer, I did go rather slow, but still somehow managed to nick myself (more on this important detail in a minute).
If you want a safe cut with this electric trimmer, it is highly recommended that you use the included attachment comb as a buffer.
One of the nice features found in the Lawn Mower is the waterproof casing. Not only can this be used while in the shower, but after you are done trimming, you can simply rinse the head underwater to remove any clippings.
Using The Lawn Mower (With Pictures)
Now for the most important part of this review, using the Lawn Mower.
When using the Lawn Mower, you will want to make sure that you always use it with the trimming blade flat against your skin like this:
This allows for the clipper to glide along the surface of your skin and not injure yourself.
Furthermore, when using the Lawn Mower (or any clipper for that matter), you will want to go slow and try your best to pull your skin taut.
In the interest of not showing my groin to the world, I decided to shave two patches of my stomach / lower abdomen hair.
This is the best above-the-belt equivalent that will showcase the results.
Note: If you want to know how it will work below the belt, I’ll share those details in just a moment.
For starters, here’s what my lower abdomen hair looked like prior to clipping:
When using the Manscaped with the attachment comb, it was able to cut the hair down to nearly skin level (about 0.25” in length):
Editor’s Note: Not pictured is the hair length with the attachment comb pulled out slightly. It cuts hair to about 0.50” in length.
As for performance, the trimmer was good. It was able to clip through the hair pretty easily and was able to get the results above in under a minute.
When using the attachment comb, there was no pulling on the hair nor any nicks on the skin.
It is worth noting that the lower abdomen is a large swath of skin and doesn’t have nearly as many curves, bumps, etc. as the groin area.
Now on to the right side.
When starting, here’s what the hair density looked like on my right lower abdomen:
And when taking a couple of passes with the Lawn Mower without an attachment comb, the hair was cut to the following length:
As you can see, the hair was cut to just a fraction above the surface. Pretty much in line with what you would expect when using any clipper.
When making the passes with the Lawn Mower without an attachment comb, there was no pulling on the hair or skin. The performance up to this point was pretty good.
Now there is an important note here:
When using any pair of clippers, be it the Lawn Mower or any other brand, they will never cut as close as a razor blade.
So if you want smooth results, whether it’son your groin, chest, or elsewhere, then you need to use a razor blade instead.
Clippers do leave behind a spiky feeling to your skin once you are done cutting – even when you are not using the attachment comb.
The Results of Our Review
In the spirit of transparency, I personally used the Lawn Mower on each of the following parts of my body so I could report to you first hand what the results were.
Trimming Your Facial Hair
To put it simply, the Lawn Mower wasn’t made for trimming facial hair – nor is it marketed as such. Therefore, if you were hoping to simplify your bathroom countertop and replace an aging beard trimmer or electric shaver, you are going to have to look elsewhere – the Lawn Mower simply can’t handle a thick beard.
Trimming Your Body Hair (Chest, Stomach, Pits, & Legs)
When trimming your chest, stomach, pits, legs, etc. the Lawn Mower performs well. It is able to cut through hair pretty effortlessly whether an attachment comb is used or not. Given that these areas of the body are relatively flat, there was no pulling on the hair or nicks on the skin.
It is worth mentioning that the head width on this device is a bit modest. While some men may find the narrow trimming head to be a downside, I found it to be an advantage. The smaller design made it much easier to handle and didn’t get in the way at all. I could pull skin taut and get a clean trim where necessary.
If you are looking for a trimmer for body grooming outside of your groin area, then the Lawn Mower gets our vote here. It works well for body grooming.
Trimming Below The Belt
Now the biggest selling point to Manscaped and what they built an entire brand around is its below the belt hair maintenance. When you include a shirt in the Perfect Package that boldly states that “Your Balls Will Thank You”, you better damn well deliver a product that is the best in the business.
Here are a few key points after using the Lawn Mower:
Don’t Shave Your Junk Without The Attachment Comb
When using the trimmer, be it dry shaving or wet shaving (I personally tried both), the trimmer can nick your skin when you aren’t using the attachment comb – I can personally attest to this painful experience.
While I respect that the device must be used in a slow and careful manner, which I fully believed that I did, I did manage to give myself a painful cut in a sensitive area that will make me never want to use this trimmer without an attachment comb in the groin area ever again.
To put it simply – one nick of the skin is way too many.
I personally believe that going with a metal blade on loose skin is a really really bad idea. Furthermore, the trimmer head doesn’t pivot, making it much more difficult to keep it flush against the skin – which, in my opinion, leads to nicks or cuts.
Attachment Comb Provides Protection But Could Be Better Designed
The attachment comb does provide some peace of mind when trimming hair in an intimate area. By providing a buffer between your skin and the cutting blade, you can trim your hair down to size efficiently.
A design miss here, though, is the tip of the attachment comb. Some brands (i.e. Philips Norelco), do a good job of rounding the edges on the body grooming attachment combs to make for a more comfortable experience as it goes over your skin. The rounded tips ensure that there isn’t any poking or prodding when working the contours.
While the tips on the attachment comb by Manscaped aren’t bad by any means, there is some room for improvement given that this is the primary use of the device.
Other Noteworthy Features When Using The Lawn Mower
Here are a few other field notes I wanted to share that you might find helpful to get a better idea when using the Lawn Mower:
The Spot Light Is Actually Pretty Useful
From the onset, I thought the spotlight seemed like a total gimmick. I mean, come on, who has ever seen a trimmer with an LED light on it…
…but after using it once in the shower, I was sold – here’s why:
Most shower curtains are solid and block out a ton of light – making it quite hard to see clearly where you have and haven’t shaved.
The built-in light will help identify any patches of hair you may have missed when trimming. This little LED light will prevent the occasional mishap that would require you to go back and clean up any stray hairs the next time you go to manscape.
Wet Shaving Requires Shave Cream
While many men rightfully use their trimmer in a dry setting (i.e. no water or shaving cream), the Lawn Mower can be used in a wet environment thanks to the waterproof design.
If you do decide to use it in the shower, however, I would recommend that you use it in tandem with shaving cream. Trying to use it with just water doesn’t work that well. The clipper won’t smoothly glide across your skin like it would with shave cream.
Rubber Grip Won’t Slip
Even when my hands were coated in shave cream, the rubber grip on the Lawn Mower is great. It wasn’t slick and was able to provide great control when in use.
The Lawn Mower Can Be Used While Plugged In
Whether you are manscaping your groin or your chest, if the device ever dies on you, you can plug it in and continue using it. Of course, you will want to make sure that you never plug it in and take it into the shower with you.
The Weed Whacker Unboxing & Review
Now switching gears to grooming above the neck with The Weed Whacker.
While most men likely don’t think of Manscaped as their nose and ear hair trimmer, the Weed Whacker was a stellar product.
One of the things that I really liked about the Weed Wacker was the consistency of the design between the Manscaped products.
The Weed Whacker features the same rubberized grip as the Lawn Mower, making it feel great in the palm of your hand.
Furthermore, the trimmer has the same charger as the Lawn Mower. Therefore, should you decide to purchase these two devices, you can just swap out the power cord between both devices when necessary.
Lastly, the top attachment is removable (more about replacements in a minute) and can be used for both wispy nose and ear hairs.
Weed Wacker Performance
When it came to the performance of the Weed Wacker – the results were good. When turning the device on, the motor lets out a low hum that indicates it is ready to get to work – a stark contrast to the existing nose hair trimmer that I currently own.
As I worked both the nostrils and ears, I found that it cut through hair rather easily and experienced no pulling or tugging as it was cut.
If there was any downside about the Weed Whacker it’s that it doesn’t include any other attachment heads such as a detailer or eyebrow trimmer. This may not be a deal-breaker for many reading but it is noticeably absent.
Are Manscaped Products Worth the Price?
When it comes to value, assessing Manscaped gets a little murky. Here are our thoughts on each of the products reviewed:
The Perfect Package Value
Current Price for The Perfect Package 3.0: $99 ($89 if you sign up for their peak hygiene plan).
When looking at the Perfect Package, we think that it’s well worth the price if you plan on using or wearing all the products included.
The fact that you get a trimmer, Dopp kit, lotion, spray/reviver, t-shirt, boxer briefs, and throwaway mat is a pretty good deal. If you were to buy all the products above separately, you would need to lay out a bit more cash.
However, some men may find that some products will be unnecessary – therefore, only you will be able to truly know if it makes sense for your budget.
Opposite of this, if you are just interested in body grooming and don’t need the ancillary products, then you may want to consider just purchasing Lawn Mower separately for $79.
Current Price for The Weed Whacker: $39 ($29 if you sign up for the peak hygiene plan)
The Weed Whacker is pricey compared to other ear and nose hair trimmers on the market. With most modern models from large brands retailing for $20 or less, the Weed Whacker is on the high end of the spectrum at $39.
However, what truly sets the Weed Whacker apart from other trimmers is the design. The sleek design coupled with the powerful motor makes it better than other models that have been reviewed on the site.
The biggest drawback to this model is the lack of attachments. For $39, there should be a few more trimming heads for detailing eyebrows, sideburns, etc.
Peak Hygiene Plan
When reviewing the Manscaped site, you will find that many products are about $10 cheaper if you sign up for their Peak Hygiene Plan.
The Peak Hygiene Plan simply means that Manscaped will send out replacement blades once every 3 months. These plans are available for both the Perfect Package and Weed Whacker.
Admittedly, this product hasn’t been used for 3 months to fully assess whether or not it is worth signing up for this plan. With that being said, when it comes to looking at other trimmers over the years, I don’t think this is a necessary savings/expense and should be skipped.
It is worth noting that the replacement head can be purchased for the Lawn Mower directly on the Manscaped site for only $19 (unfortunately, replacement heads for the Weed Whacker are not available to purchase individually).
Also, Manscpaed does state that these plans require no commitment and can be canceled at any time.
Final Thoughts on Manscaped
When it comes to manscaping, the market is quickly becoming crowded. In recent years, the men’s grooming market has seen products such as body hair trimmers, back shavers, and even hybrid razors with body grooming attachments.
When reflecting on the Perfect Package and other Manscaped products, it’s about setting the right expectations.
There is still a lot of room for improvement to be made – particularly around the design and function of the Lawn Mower. A company that builds its brand about trimming below the belt should make a trimmer that performs flawlessly and be nearly impossible to nick your skin. From first-hand experience, the trimmer just isn’t quite there when used without the attachment comb.
However, if you are looking for a trimmer to use elsewhere on your body and don’t mind cutting to a 0.25” – 0.50” hair length with the attachment comb below the belt – then it’s a pretty powerful little trimmer.
The inclusion of other products nicely rounds out the Perfect Package – especially if you plan on using or wearing them regularly.
Shawn Burns is the founder and senior editor of Tools of Men. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. Shawn’s expertise includes in-depth product reviews and how-to articles. Shawn was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise.