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Manscaped Review: Should You Trust It With Your Precious Cargo?

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2024
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What could possibly be so different about Manscaped trimmers compared to your standard electric shaver? Is it really worth the extra scratch? 

Well, our Manscaped review put the brand to the test, from their flagship trimmer to all the fixings. Keep reading to get the full story. 

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Bottom line: Their pricing may turn off some, but the quality and range of Manscaped's products is sure to win over plenty of budding manscapers in search of male grooming perfection.

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  • Consistently high quality of materials used
  • Products are designed to work well together
  • Thoughtful range of products that will certainly improve your grooming habits
  • Pricey for standalone purchases

“It’s so nice looking.”

“I love that you keep a clean shop.”

“You always smell so good down there compared to other guys I’ve been with.”

These are a few things you might hear from women if you’re a manscaper.

On the other hand:


That’s what you’re likely to hear from women if you grow it all out down there like you’re an upside down member of ZZ Top.

Yep, that’s right. Crickets.

Because once they get a glimpse of your wilderness they’ll be running for the hills.

Why Is ‘Manscaping’ Important?

Manscaping - Cartoon of Muscular Man Shaving His Underarm Shirtless with a Mirror and Other Grooming Products In The Background

In a recent study, a group of Swiss researchers surveyed 105 women with the goal of figuring out what women look for in the perfect penis.

They were asked to rank eight different traits related to the penis in order of most important to least important.

Depending on how clued up you are on this topic, the results may surprise you.

Length didn’t rank first. And neither did girth. In fact, they didn’t even come close to being the most important, ranking sixth and third respectively.

The number one ranked most important physical penis trait was “general cosmetic appearance”.

And number two?

The state of male pubic hair.

Yes, that’s right. Women care much more about how well maintained things are down there as opposed to how long or wide you are.

This is really good news, gentlemen. Trust me.

Because manscaping is just a touch easier and less painful than penis enlargement injections.

And it’s made even easier with a range of products built specifically for the job by Manscaped.

Keep reading for my detailed review.

Manscaped lawn mower plow shears weed whacker and foot duster products all lined up

I subjected my nether region to the full range of Manscaped’s offerings:

Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0 Review

Manscaped trimmer 4.0 1

What’s the first thing you do to tell the world that something is new and improved? Slap a ‘4.0’ on the end of its name.

Launched in May 2021, the Lawn Mower 4.0 fits so nicely in your hand that it’d be the most cruel punishment in the world if you were forced to mow your actual lawn with it.

Featuring a 7,000 RPM motor (which apparently equals 7,000 cutting strokes per minute), it fits into a charging dock that plugs in via USB cable. You’ll get up to 90 minutes of manscaping pleasure per charge. Both of these stats are similar to the power you get from the Lawn Mower 3.0, but there are some super clever design differences that make the 4.0 the best trimmer on the market.

Manscaped lawn mower trimmer

The previous Manscaped trimmers came with four plastic guards for variable pube length (3, 6, 9, and 12mm). But the 4.0 comes with just two. You can still get all four lengths, though. The 4.0 has a ridge up by the blade, and when you snap the plastic guard on the blade, you have the option to place it in the near or far position.

To simplify: one plastic guard gets you a 3mm or a 6mm cut, and the other gets you a 9mm or a 12mm cut, depending on how close to the blade you depress the plastic guard.

And my favorite feature, the rust-proof and waterproof replaceable ceramic blade module, means you should get more mileage out of it than a sea captain does his pipe.

The Lawn Mower 4.0 also has a travel lock—just press the main button three times quickly and it’ll stay locked until you repeat the three clicks. This helps when you throw the Lawn Mower in your Dopp so it doesn’t accidentally turn on and waste battery.

Finally, the 4.0 is decked out with an LED light, which you can turn on or off. I’ve been using mine with the LED on, just because that’s the standard setting, but I’m not sure how useful it is. I rarely manscape in darkness, but at least I know I can keep a clean cut even if the power goes out.

MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 4.0

The Lamborghini of nut-shaving devices. This puppy has 7,000 RPM's of power behind it, which makes it the most powerful pubic trimmer known to man. Is that a good thing? Only one way to find out.

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Manscaped Lawn Mower 3.0 vs Lawn Mower 4.0 – What’s the Difference?

manscaped 3.0 vs 4.0 trimmer

Are you an original Lawn Mower owner wondering what all the kids are talking about with this swanky new contraption? Here’s the scoop on what’s changed:

New design. The handling of the 3.0 was one of its strong points, so I was interested to see how the ergonomic redesign would feel. The trimmer is now longer to make room for the new lightweight rechargeable lithium ion battery, and I agree with their claims that it fits in your hand better (dudes with big hands, rejoice).

Charging Dock. The Lawnmower 3.0 was the first Manscaped trimmer to use a charging dock, and I feel that’s a big upgrade. The charging dock on the 4.0 matches the trimmer better, aesthetically speaking, as both have the same angular vibe to them. The new charging cable is also wrapped with nylon webbing, which is helpful if you have a small dog that gnaws everything you accidentally leave out.

Ceramic Blade Upgrade. The 4.0 ceramic blades are sharper, completely waterproof, and never rust. Oh, and because they don’t conduct heat as fast as stainless steel, you shouldn’t get so much of that warm feeling on your balls while you’re trimming shop.

QuietStroke Technology. I’m sure some of you guys have been there. You’re prepping yourself for a fun night with your partner. You look down, and bam. Hedge city. It’s probably best to give ’em a trim before pulling out your best moves. You’ve got no choice but to run your trimmers. “Bzzzzzz!” she hears through the paper thin bathroom walls. Look, it’s fine, and who really cares right? But the sound strips just a touch of the mystery out of the evening. With new technology dampening the vibrations, you can now keep your maintenance on the down-low.

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My Overall Thoughts on the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0

What I Like

  • It’s designed purely for manscaping, and the sleeker non-slip grip helps a lot when you’re not trying to knick where it really counts.

  • The motor increase to 7,000 RPMs is another huge leap forward. There’s more even trimming with fewer passes, which makes for a quicker, easier experience.

  • The ceramic blades are sharper than stainless steel, and they’re easy to replace when you need to.

  • The 4.0 is even more quiet than the 3.0, so it’s more discreet.

What I Don’t Like

  • The price is around what you’d pay for a face trimmer—that’s not necessarily bad, but a lot of guys might not like paying for such a specialized tool.

The Verdict

If you’re a regular manscaper and you’re tired of using the same shaver you do on your face, now’s the time to make the switch.

Because that’s kind of gross when you think about it.

The Lawnmower 4.0 is purpose built for manscaping and because Manscaped is on their third iteration, they’re getting pretty dang good at the design.

You can save some bucks when you get it as part of a larger package.

If you already own the 3.0, I’d say you probably don’t need to upgrade yet. The boost in power is nice, but nothing you need right now. However, if you’re still on the Manscaped Lawnmower 1.0 or 2.0, then you’ll be blown away at the difference here.

MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 4.0

The Lamborghini of nut-shaving devices. This puppy has 7,000 RPM's of power behind it, which makes it the most powerful pubic trimmer known to man. Is that a good thing? Only one way to find out.

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Manscaped The Plow 2.0

Manscaped the Plow 2.0 closeup with extra razors

Manscaped have named their safety razor “The Plow” and after a few uses you’ll understand why.

This thing evaporates the hair on your balls like a street sweeper on the first day of winter.

Housed in a compact case with mirror, The Plow is made from a zinc-alloy. It has a heavy feel to it and a nice matte black appearance, and it comes with three double-edged single blades. You get 10 replacement blades as part of the Replenish Pack, or you can grab them individually (at a slightly higher price).

What I Like

  • It’s small for easy maneuverability around your precious family jewels.

  • Despite it’s size, it has a heavy feel to it. The design also looks nice, and when combined with the weight, gives it a quality look and feel overall. It should last a long time.

  • The gripped handle allows you to have closer control, especially if you’re using it in the shower.

  • The safety guard is well positioned and definitely helps to cut down on nicks.

  • The blades didn’t corrode or rust when left in a wet environment.

  • Simple to change out the blade.

  • No bumps or irritation to report from this razor after a few weeks of use.

What I Don’t Like

  • The handle is a bit dainty. If it was a little longer it could be easier to use, especially for guys with bigger hands.

  • Only comes with three blades whereas if you order a refill you get 10. To be fair, this isn’t unlike most commercial razors but a few more thrown in wouldn’t hurt.

The Verdict

Again, if you’re using your face razor—or worse, your Mom’s face razor (I’m looking at you, guy) to shave your meat and two vegetables, then you really need this razor.

If you’ve already got a safety razor dedicated to manscaping duty, the question becomes how happy you are with it.

I’m really impressed with the quality of The Plow 2.0. Unlike many razors I’ve bought, I can tell this one is going to last for a long time. Also, unlike other safety razors I tried, I didn’t get any bumps or irritation from this one after using it every other day for several weeks.

I like that it has it’s own little box to hide in after performing its honorable duty. And while I wish the handle could be a touch bigger, I’m satisfied with how easy it is to use.

Yes, I also would’ve liked to see a few more than three blades included. But they’re pretty cheap to replace ($4.49 for 10 if you subscribe—and you can choose the frequency of shipments).

All in all, I’m gonna be happily Plowin’ for the foreseeable future.

MANSCAPED The Plow 2.0

If you want to take your balls from having the gentle fuzz of a kiwi to having the glossy smooth surface of a pure white egg, a safety razor is the only way.

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Manscaped Refined Fragrance

Manscaped refined cologne

Manscaped doesn’t just help men polish their bowling balls to a perfect shine, but they’ve also started dabbling in fragrance. I picked up their Refined fragrance to see what it was all about. 

So how does it smell?

It’s a nice balance between fresh and woodsy. The top notes have a lot of citrus and floral jasmin—both fantastic and inoffensive scents for an office or day to day setting. Within about 20 minutes or so, the top notes fade into the mid and base notes, which are subtle vetiver and light wood. 

The combination is unique, but crowd pleasing. It’s masculine, but not your basic wood or leather type of scent—there’s a lot more florals and citrus than I expected. 

Manscaped refined cologne close up

Refined is an eau-de-toilette, which is different from a typical cologne or eau-de-parfum. 

The biggest difference here is the longevity. As an eau-de-toilette, Refined lasts a good two hours, and it projects a decent amount, but not as much as an eau-de-parfum. 

I actually prefer eau-de-toilettes over stronger alternatives because my wife has a super sensitive nose. I can get away with a medium strength eau-de-cologne if it’s straightforward. But eau-de-parfum makes her nauseous, even if it smells amazing. 

So I rarely wear fragrances even though I enjoy and appreciate them a ton. 

Refined is a really nice fragrance, and it’s a great go-to for a day to day. I probably wouldn’t pick it out for a Saturday night steak dinner date night, because it’s quite light and fresh, but that’s also what makes it more ideally suited to an everyday office fragrance.


Refined is a nice balance between fresh and woodsy. The top notes have a lot of citrus and floral jasmin---both fantastic and inoffensive scents for an office or day to day setting. Within about 20 minutes or so, the top notes fade into the mid and base notes, which are subtle vetiver and light wood. 

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Manscaped Weed Whacker

Manscaped Weed Whacker product in hand

Sometimes when I’m in the middle of a sentence, my girlfriend will reach across and try to pull a nose hair out. Right out of my face. In the middle of me talking.

There might be larger issues, but the one thing I can take action on right away is getting a nose trimmer so that doesn’t happen again.

Manscaped just released the Weed Whacker, a specialty shaver for nose and ear hair.

What I Like

  • With 9,000 RPMs of power, this can obliterate all that stands in its path.

  • It’s waterproof so you can use it in the shower.

  • SkinSafe technology means you won’t bloody the inside of your nose.

What I Don’t Like

  • With these kinds of shavers, it’s easy to shave the inside of your nose bald, and that creates some major problems around allergy season.

The Verdict

The Weed Whacker stays consistent with Manscaped branding, which is certainly valuable for guys who like to have consistency in their products.

But at $40, it’s hard to justify the price. Sure, it trims the hell out of your nose hairs with 9,000 RPMs of shaving power, but there are $20 shavers that do the same job.

If you want your entire grooming kit to match, which admittedly does look pretty cool, then you’re not going to miss the extra $20. But it’s not like the Weed Whacker is twice as good as any other nose and ear trimmer on the market.

MANSCAPED The Weed Whacker

With 9,000 RPM, I don't care if your name is Nigel Thornberry---there's no amount of nose hair that's going to keep the Weed Whacker down.

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Manscaped Ultra Smooth Package

Manscaped ultra smooth package contents

The Manscaped Lawn Mower does a good job of knocking down the hedges, but it’s still risky business taking an electric trimmer to your sack. 

I always recommend using a regular razor to polish up your scrote, and Manscaped has delivered a compact three-blade razor for the dark side of your nuts. 

Manscaped ultra smooth package razor

The Ultra Smooth package is basically like a spa day for your meat and two veg. The only thing missing is a hot towel and a single tiny cucumber slice. 

It comes with Crop Exfoliator, which is a gentle exfoliant for your groin, and their Crop Gel, which is shaving cream for your nuggets.

Manscaped three blade razor 1

The Ultra Smooth Package also includes five replacement blades for the compact razor. Each of the razors have conditioner strips to make the shaving process smoother, too. 

It’s a pretty extreme kit—I don’t know how you get more niche than groin exfoliant. But Manscaped isn’t about having an average crotch. They’re all about having an extraordinary crotch.

MANSCAPED Ultra Smooth Package

The Ultra Smooth package includes:

  • Small and portable three blade razor
  • Crop Exfoliator
  • Crop Gel
  • 5 replacement blades for the razor

The end result? A spa day for your gonads.

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Manscaped Crop Preserver (Ball Deodorant)

Manscaped - Crop Preserver Outside Shot

Ever thought you’d have ball deodorant and moisturizer as part of your daily routine? Me neither.

But just like it’s a good idea to moisturize your face after shaving, it makes sense to do the same for your boys if you’re shaving them. And look—this is definitely a luxury product. But you really get used to the softness. Oh, and actually smelling pleasant down there.

Manscaped - Crop Preserver Reverse - Outside Shot

Crop Preserver is residue and oil-free and made out of anti-chafing and quick-absorbing liquid talcum gel. The only way I can describe the smell is “neutral fresh with a hint of musk”. It’s got a bit of that old-school manly barbershop smell to it. It’s not overpowering.

Oh, and small sample size here I know, but my girlfriend really likes the smell.

What I Like

  • It takes a little while to get used to your balls being soft all day. But you grow to be disappointed by the difference if you don’t use it.

  • The smell is neutrally pleasant and not overpowering. My girlfriend is a…fan.

  • It’s oil free and the liquid talcum gel is designed to prevent chafing.

What I Don’t Like

  • At $19.99 for a one-time buy it’s not cheap. It’s a luxury product and not every guy will be able to justify the cost. The price does become much more reasonable as part of a Replenish Pack ($9.99 / month) or as part of one of the sets.

The Verdict

Crop Preserver makes a man’s commonly dank place notably less dank. And for that reason alone it has value in the world.

It truly does make your balls feel and smell great.

But it’s not cheap. And because of this it falls pretty squarely in the luxury product category.

And let’s be honest, our forefathers didn’t see the need to apply ball deodorant. But our forefathers didn’t see the need to watch other people watch other people play video games either, did they?

If you’re on board with The Plow (as you should be), I think your best value option is to sign up to the Replenish Pack for monthly or bi-monthly delivery. That’ll give you your replacement blades plus top up your formulations at a reasonable cost of $29.95 / delivery.

Manscaped Crop Reviver

Manscaped - Crop Reviver Outdoors

The true shower in a bottle has arrived.

Manscaped Crop Reviver is the spray you kinda wish you had in your back pocket on more than one moment of escalation.

In addition to the pick-me-up, it features aloe and witch hazel extracts for the purpose of reducing post-manscaping inflammation and irritation.

Manscaped - Crop Reviver Reverse

It’s also pH balanced which is important for minimizing skin issues.

It has a similar smell to the Crop Preserver, but perhaps is a little bit more potent due to the spray form. I find it to be quite pleasant and still not at all overpowering.

The Crop Reviver has been working for me so well, I also picked up some of Manscaped’s new Crop Mops, which are basically like those little towelettes the waitress hands you after you eat a plate of ribs…but they’re for your balls.

Both have the same scent and each work for when you need to freshen up in the middle of the day.

It really comes down to application style.


You know that feeling when you finish a big plate of ribs and they hand you that moist towelette for your grubby fingers?

Imagine that big plate of ribs is your day, and your fingers are your balls.

Yep, now you're starting to get it.

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Are you a wipe and walk kind of guy? Or a spray and pray man?

What I Like

  • Keeps your boys feeling and smelling fresh.

  • Works really well as a pick-me-up spritz if you’re on the go.

  • Smells pleasant and not overpowering.

  • I did not experience any inflammation or irritation when using Crop Reviver alongside Manscaped’s other formulations. Do note, though—I didn’t test it in isolation.

  • A little goes a long way.

What I Don’t Like

  • While a little does go a long way, there’s only one size available (2 fl. oz / 59 ml). It’s the smallest of all of Manscaped’s formulations, but it’s also the only spray so it’ll last a good while—provided you don’t go crotch-shower-ballistic.

  • At $17.99 per bottle as a standalone buy, it falls alongside the Crop Preserver in the luxury product category. Again, the cost of the Reviver is much easier to swallow as part of a set or Replenish Pack.

The Verdict

Crop Reviver is a unique product, and to be honest, I really like using it.

It smells and feels great and I like that I can throw it in my gym or work bag for a quick crotch reset after a big day of getting around. As a guy who can get irritated skin from shaving, I like that it’s pH balanced and designed to reduce inflammation and irritation.

Do I see myself buying it as a one-time purchase for $17.99? Not until my net wealth increases considerably. But I do think it’s good value if you grab it as part of the Perfect Package 3.0 set.

MANSCAPED Perfect Package 3.0

Everything you need to polish up those eggs like they're going to the White House for the President's omelette. That analogy didn't go well...

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Manscaped The Shears

Manscaped Shears 2.0 grooming kit components

The aptly named Shears 2.0 is Manscaped’s version of a grooming kit.

And as someone who’s always arguing with my girlfriend as to where she (or more likely, I) left our nail clippers, I was super happy to have my own kit to try out.

Housed in a snug little carry case, you get a pair of safety scissors, nail clippers, tweezers, and a nail refining file—all made from high quality stainless steel.

And the first thing you’ll notice is how heavy each piece is. And it might just be the guy in me but I just love heavy stainless steel things.

They’re finished with matte satin and all of the tools are corrosion resistant.

What I Like

  • The tools have a really durable feel to them. You can tell they are built to last.

  • The clippers and scissors are nice and sharp for nail and nose hair trimming precision.

  • The pouch fits everything perfectly and is a good size for travelling with.

What I Don’t Like

  • The only downside is the price. There are men’s grooming kits out there offering a wider variety of tools at a similar price point, however, in fairness to Manscaped, they cover the essentials, and the quality of the tools included is right up there.

The Verdict

If you’re like me and you’re constantly battling your girlfriend as to the whereabouts of your grooming tools, or much worse, you don’t own any grooming tools, then The Shears 2.0 are a really good buy if quality is what you’re looking for.

Consistent with the Manscaped catalog, at $19.99 this isn’t cheap for a five piece set, but you’ll have the peace of mind knowing it’ll last the test of (grooming) time.

MANSCAPED Shears 2.0

Women notice if you chew on your fingernails. Proper nail care is part of a top-notch manscaping routine.

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Manscaped The Shed

Manscaped - The Shed

If you’re a true manscaper, you’ll understand.

You don’t simply stop trimming the hedges just because you’re on the road. And Manscaped clearly gets this.

The Shed is the brand’s purpose-made travel bag for taking all of your manscaping supplies with you when you’re on the go. Water resistant and built at a compact 9″ x 4″ x 6″, it features a quick-grab handle and inner zipper closure for your loose trimmer parts.

What I Like

  • It’s sturdy all round.

  • The zip is strong and of good quality, unlike so many men’s wash bags I’ve tried.

  • The handle and inner zip container are nice touches for extra utility.

  • It’s small enough to fit in your luggage but big enough to fit all of your manscaping tools.

What I Don’t Like

  • It looks about as pretty as most sheds you’ll see. The material and colors used aren’t easy on the eye at all.

  • It’s not cheap at $39.99 if bought individually. But it’s a solid value-for-money grab as part of The Perfect Package set.

The Verdict

This bag ticks most of the boxes that you need for a wash bag. I like that it’s water resistant and clearly of durable build.

On the downside, for me personally, I find it to be pretty ugly, and it’s a bit pricey as a standalone buy.

The bottom line—if you need a travel bag and you’re even half interested in some of the other Manscaped products I’ve reviewed, you can’t really go too wrong with The Perfect Package 3.0 set.

Because let’s be honest. A wash bag doesn’t need to look great if it does its job well. And when it comes to keeping your manscaping gear and toiletries all in one place while you’re on the road, The Shed will serve you just fine.

MANSCAPED Perfect Package 3.0

Everything you need to polish up those eggs like they're going to the White House for the President's omelette. That analogy didn't go well...

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Conclusion: Is Manscaped Worth It?

Manscaped has succeeded in creating a range of high-quality products specifically designed for manscaping.

Manscaped lawn mower trimmer

I like that most products have been designed with the entire catalog in mind and there are plenty of links between them that demonstrate that.

You can’t go too wrong with The Perfect Package 3.0 in terms of value for money and it has absolutely everything you need to manscape properly. I’ve been using Manscaped products since 2017 (back during the Lawnmower 1.0 days…so I’ve seen the brand grow and improve).

While the pricing of individual items may exclude some guys from ever giving their products a go, I can understand their decision to opt for quality.

Because when it comes to your family jewels, surely quality is king?

MANSCAPED Perfect Package 3.0

Everything you need to polish up those eggs like they're going to the White House for the President's omelette. That analogy didn't go well...

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Is Manscaped actually good?

Yes, Manscaped makes some excellent quality products that cover men’s grooming needs. Some pieces are a bit overpriced individually, like The Shed, but overall the brand is solid.

Can you use the Lawnmower 3.0 on your balls?

Yes, but be careful. It’s best to use a safety razor on your balls if you’re going for a clean shave. Read our full guide on how to shave your balls here.

Does Manscaped leave stubble?

The Manscaped Lawnmower 3.0 doesn’t give you an absolute clean shave. To go “fully bare” you’ll need to use a razor.

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