BaKblade 2.0 Elite Plus Back Shaver Review

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What Is The Bakblade 2.0 Elite Plus?

Excuse me…hairy men beast, excuse me…The Best Back Shaver in the World coming through here. In this BaKblade 2.0 Elite Plus bach shaver review, I hope to explain and show why this thing just rocks!

Needless to say, I am pretty impressed with this BaKblade, come to think of it I’ve been impressed with all of their (Bakblade’s) back shavers over the years of reviewing back shavers. You can check out my other review of BaKbalde back shavers here. They are all great back shavers.

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What Is Included?

1 – Ergonomic handle and Shaving Head

1 – 3 attached DRYGlide Blade Cartridges

1 – 3 extra DRYGlide Blade Cartridge

1 – Back Exfoliating Brush (detachable)

1 – Cleaning Brush

1 – Suction Cup Mount for hanging

1 – Set of instructions

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bakblade 2.0 package
Everything that is included.

Bakblade 2.0 Specs

The Handle

The length of this handle fully extended is 17 3/4″ inches long. I got about 9 3/8″ inches in length when collapsed for traveling or storage.

The handle has gone through some changes since I last reviewed it. The S-handle shape has been replaced by a simpler handle and I might not add to a better handle. It still has some bend to it, which is highly needed for reaching all areas of the back.

The handle is also the best I have used. It’s super comfortable in the hand and provides a firm and even grip.

Shaving Head

The shaving head is 3 3/4″ wide at its widest. The shaving width having the equivalent of two safety razors side by side at a 3″ inch shaving swath.

This newest model has 3 DRYglide Blade Cartridges strategically stacked on top of each other to provide the best back shaving experiences you can currently buy on the market. These are patented and rightly so because of how well they work.

shaving head of bakblade 2.0 elite

I have used other stacked razors and they just don’t measure up to the performance of the Bakblade DRYglide shaving head. The competition is not even close.

How Does It Perform?

I was expecting it to perform on the same level as past models (which was GREAT btw) but no, it actually performed better!!

I know I was shocked and surprised.

Better?

Yes, a lot better!

So, my highest ranked shaver (BaKblade 2.0), this shaves better? Yeppers!

DRYGlide Rocks!!!

The combination of the extra DRYGlide Blade Cartridge (3 cartridges instead of the last model 2 cartridges) and maybe the slight redesign of the angle(s) get this thing a cutting better than their previous models and keep in mind their previous model was the best rated back shaver I have reviewed.

They just keep improving with each newer model.

So how is that, for how good this current 2.0 Elite Plus works?

Pretty amazing! I know, right?

Hair comes off effortlessly with a stroke of the handle. Leaving the skin free of ugly unsightly back hair. Shaving time is reduced as well, as the extra cartridge leaves you not having to go over an area a bunch of times to make sure every hair is gone.

Saving you a whole bunch of time as well as being hassle-free.

Probably the fastest shave time I have experienced. As I don’t have to go over an area as much as I do with a back shaver with a single row of razors.

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hairy man shaving using bakblade 2.0 elite

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • THE BEST Handle in the back shaving game. Tina Turner’s “Simply The Best” comes to the forefront of my mind!!! So comfortable and easy to reach anywhere. Handles are not the real game changer but it sure is nice.
  • A super close shave!!!
  • The amount of careful thought and engineering put into this back shaver is apparent as soon as you pick it up. I’ve picked up just about every back shaver out there and trust me this is the best engineered one out there.
  • Collapsible handle for easy storage and traveling.
  • Shave time is cut down as you need to go over body parts less with a third DRYGlide Blade cartridge.
  • Cartridge changing is simple. Just slide to the left to remove and slide to the right to replace.
  • Suction cup and hanger supplied for hanging in the shower if you shave your back in the shower.
  • Forgiving cartridges for moles. This didn’t cut me on my one mole, FYI.
  • I have been reviewing a lot of cheap China-made back shavers and I can tell you this, BaKblade is not cheap China-made junk. It uses the best materials and design. Only the best plastics are used.
  • No clogging of hair.
  • Can be used for both wet and dry shaving.
  • I love when instructions are included with back shavers, as a lot of men have never shaved their backs before and this helps them past their first back shaving experience.
  • The handle length has gotten longer since the older 2.0, which I find is better.
  • No cuts or nicks after shaving my back.
  • High customer sastification. On Amazon the rating is 4.4 with over 8,400 reviews and is the Amazon Choice for back shavers.

Cons

  • Everything has its negatives and the Elite 2.0 Plus is no exception, with any back shaver that uses cartridges there is going to be an issue with the cost of replacing those cartridges, as compared to just replacing the safety razor blades. As some models of back shavers use safety razor blades, for those that don’t know safety razor blades are pretty darn cheap, depending on the brand. By using a back shaver that uses cartridges you are going to be paying more for replacement cartridges than just buying bulk safety razor blades.
  • You’re dependent on BaKblade for choosing the supplied safety razor blades in their cartridges. There are options for safety razor blades like extremely sharp, sharp, and mild. I think BaKblade makes a good choice on the razor supplied but for some, maybe it will be a problem.
  • Not a big fan of the exfoliating scrub brush, but I can see it used in the shower for people that shave in the shower.
three bakblade back shavers
The top pictured is BaKblade 2.0 Elite Plus, then the middle BaKblade 2.0, and the bottom is the original BaKblade. All great back shavers!

Tips On This Back Shaver

GET IT! That is the best tip I have. I fully and highly recommend and support this product and is the best back shaver on the market. Quality product all around and rock-solid performance.

That being said it might not be for everybody. For the frugal at heart in the long run they might be turned away by the cost of replacement cartridges. As the replacement cartridges are not that expensive but compared to a back shaver that uses replaceable safety razors they can seem more pricy. Plus you will get 5 to 7 shaves before needing to replace cartridges.

Another tip I have to save you the most money is to buy the 12 pack of Bakblade replacement razors. This will save you more money by buying the larger quantity of blades as compared to the smaller quantity of blades. This is true for just about anything but thought I would just mention it.

You should have no problem with this back shaver.

Common Questions & Answers

Should I Shave Dry Or In The Shower?

I like shaving my back dry. I don’t like doing it in the shower, just my personal preference I guess. I find shaving in the shower to be more problematic, as the hair clumps and clogs in the cartridge when wet.

Dry shaving just falls and doesn’t really clump or clog the razors and this is why I love dry shaving my back hair.

Can You Travel With It?

Yes, it stores and travels very nicely. As the handle folds in half and easily fits into luggage or a Dopp kit.

If you don’t have a Travel Bag, also called a Dopp kit or toiletry bag, I highly recommend getting one, BaKblade makes a nice one and for a good price to match. The Elite 2.0 Plus fit easily within it too.

Check out my review of the Bakblade Leather Travel Bag Review.

How Long Do Bakblades Blades Last?

Depending on how hairy you are, the blades will shave your whole back between five to seven times before needing to be replaced. I typically get about 5 to 6 shaves before I notice the blades are getting dull, this is highly subjective to the individual. As for some people, their back hair is thicker and denser and will need to replace the cartridges more often than somebody with thinner back hair.

Does Shaving Your Back Hair Make It Grow Faster?

No, it doesn’t affect thickness or rate of growth.

How Often Do I Need To Shave My Back?

This is dependent on the individual but most men stay on top of the back hair situation weekly. This is to maintain a clean and fresh look and improve confidence. Sometimes I go through months without shaving my back depending on the season. Shaving more in the spring and summer months and less in the colder months.

How Long Does It Take To Shave Your Back?

It can take roughly around 10 minutes to completely shave my back. Again this is dependent on the individual. Your shaving time will take longer when you are new to back shaving but shaving time will decrease soon afterward.

travel bag with bakblade shaver inside
Easy to travel and store. Bakblade leather travel bag can be used for storing your back shaver as well.

The Final Shave

Matt Dryfhout (owner) over at BaKblade is constantly pushing improvements and never stagnating on his products. He just keeps improving his products year after year, earning a solid reputation for quality products. This shows through the three back shavers he has produced over the years.

Also, setting the standard very high and just impressing me with every product released.

This is the best shaver I have reviewed to date currently and I highly recommend it. There are a few minor negatives but nothing is perfect, but this is damn close.

Get it and don’t look back!

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16 thoughts on “BaKblade 2.0 Elite Plus Back Shaver Review

  1. I know a few people that are using this Bakblade and they said the product deserves more stars. That is very easy to use, gentle, and works perfectly fine. You don’t need to pull hard, just slowly. You can use it to remove back hair yourself without any help. The head comes off easily and easy to clean. They said it is the best men’s grooming device for guys with hairy bodies.

    1. It is the best on the market hands down, and I think I stated that in the web article. Good advice on shaving with it, You do not need to pull fast or hard, just slow and steady.

  2. Hi, I would like to share my impression. It works very well but the blades dull pretty fast to the point of uselessness. If you don’t mind spending the money on expensive replacements, then fine. But I got crafty and made my own refills once I realized that these really were just your basic everyday double-sided razors.

    1. My experience differs from yours, as my blades lasted for 4 or 5 shaves, but everybody will experience different times for dulling of the razor blades. Definitely, for the crafty, I am sure you could replace the razors yourself, I think I saw a YouTube video on it in the past.

  3. I had no idea that back shavers even existed.  What a great tool for men who want to remove excess body hair!  I love the fact that it has an exfoliating brush as exfoliating always allows for a closer shave.  It’s also nice that it folds for easy storage as well as a suction cup and hanger to keep it handy in the shower.  While the cartridges may be more expensive than other blades, it’s worth it to get a close shave!!  Thank you for posting!

    1. One of the best tools there is in removing back hair, a lot of people have no idea about this product but I am happy to help share and make people aware of what a great product this is. Thanks for the comment.

  4. This sounds like a great shaver.  I love that it can be used wet or dry.  But is it more effective when used wet?

    I am glad to hear that it is safe as I don’t know how I would manage to treat any cuts if they occurred.

    I have never used one before, so this will be my first purchase.

    Thanks for sharing this with us hairy men!

    1. Hey Geoff, I shave my back dry and actually prefer it to wet shaving as wet shaving has more of a clumping effect around the blade. Yeah, this is a great hair remover and you should be really happy with it. Let me know how it goes after you get it and try it out. I know you’ll love it.

  5. Thank you so much for this post on BaKblade 2.0 Elite Plus Back Shaver!  I find this to be a good review and I was pleasantly surprised to see that you found it exceeded your expectations!  I saw that you had the con about the brush, but I am one of those guys that actually shaves in the shower, so this is a pro for me!  Thank you for the review!

    1. No problem Jessie. Glad to help out and your right if you like shaving in the shower a BIG plus for sure. Such a great back shaver and highly recommended by me.

  6. Hi! Lovely article!. I am quite familiar with this product! I got it for my partner, he has been forever grateful!  He stopped bugging me to help shave his back. The Bakblade 2.0 Elite is a game changer! Works great, as far as you do it slow and not push hard. It works well Wet or dry! Testimonial from my Partner! I recommend.

    1. Thanks, Vanabell! I love hearing from other people that have used it and agree it is a really good back shaver. I roped my wife into a similar situation years ago, she is glad I found something I can use by myself without her help in this manner.

  7. Hi and thanks for sharing this. It is a bit of a new thing for me and I have a number of concerns and questions. I am quite sure I would be very nervous about shaving my back. I have some fuzz around the neck but I have never really thought to do anything about it as I think have most men my age. Maybe the women think we should. Perhaps I should ask. Is it necessary or a good idea to set up your shaving area with double mirrors so you can see what you are doing and the results? Also, I would be very concerned about a big mole that I have on my back. Every few years my dermatologist lops it off when it gets long that I have to be careful not to break it off when I rub my back against anything. Another simple question, what do you do if you nick yourself? I can’t reach every area of my back with my hands so if I were to cut myself there I would have real trouble applying a bandaid. Thanks, Andy 

    1. Being nervous is very normal for the first couple of times but after that, it becomes second nature and I might also add it is easy.

      Shave the fuzz off nobody likes fuzz, just my opinion of course. The Bakblade should work for the upper back and some of the bottom of the back of the neck. I tried on my neck with back shavers and they just don’t work that great for the back of the neck. Check out my review of the LVL neck shaver here, it is a back-of-the-neck shaver that really easy to use and I get great results too.

      Yes, using a double or triple mirror will really help out but not necessary. I plan on doing some reviews in the future in this vein.

      Just shave right up to the mole on all sides avoiding shaving it at all. Just be careful.

      I haven’t nicked my back in years but when I did it wasn’t bad and just let nature take its course and it healed itself all by itself. No bandage, no antiseptic. But it is never a bad idea to apply something to it to prevent infection. Using proper technique help avoids cutting yourself use smooth straight strokes usually is the best technique. Have a friend or neighbor apply the bandage. Also, I never cut myself bad enough to really bleed, it just stung in the shower more than normal.

      Hope this helps!

  8. The one thing I can’t stand is seeing a man coated with so much body hair that it looks like he’s competing with a gorilla!  What’s nice about that Bakblade 2.0 elite model is how it does more than just shave off that excessive hair, but brush off the remnants.

    While it may seem like a con that one has to rely strictly on Bakblade for replacement blades, etc. this isn’t unheard of as Bakblade has a contoured design nobody else has.  To me, this is normal, and am actually appreciative of this.  The pros of this shaver far outweigh the negatives.

    1. Most people agree with your thoughts Millie on the appearance of back hair.

      Would like to always see cheaper replacement blades top, but they do provide an exceptional shave and you are right the positives of the Bakblade are too strong to ignore but I like pointing out all things to better inform my readers. 

      Thanks for the comment!

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