BAKBLADE 2 Review – Best Back Hair Removal For Men?

Meet The New BAKBLADE 2.0

This back shaver has been overhauled. In this post Bakblade 2 review, I am going over all the new features and determining if it is a solid back shaver.

This received my highest ranking to date before this post, partly for ease of use, long handle, and, most importantly, its effectiveness. So, the new BAKBLADE 2.0 has a lot to live up to. I like most of the changes, and I wouldn’t say I like some of the others.

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On that note, let’s dive into this BAKBLADE 2 Review…

What Has Changed From 1.0 to 2.0?

Well, a lot has changed. It’s almost a complete overhaul.

  • A redesign of the shaving head attachment, from a single shaving head to the current model having two shaving heads stacked over each other.
  • The razor cartridge width was reduced. Instead of using three razor blade widths, they switched to two razor widths. This is a good thing.
  • Collapsible handle for storage or for traveling. GREAT!
  • Shorter handle. (Important note: Handle is going to lengthen in the future.)
  • Removable shaving head attachment.
  • A more pronounced S-curve to the handle to reach harder-to-reach areas.
  • A little cleaning brush is provided and attached to the underside.
  • Color change from blue to matte black.
  • A suction cup hanging device is included.
Size comparison: BAKBLADE 2.0 and the original BaKblade.

What Is All Included?

1 – BAKBLADE 2.0 Back Shaver – Removable attachment head slides in and out.

2 – Installed Blade Cartridges

1 – Cleaning brush

1 – Suction Cup Wall Mounting (suction cup holds and stays attached in the shower!)

Specs Of  The BAKBLADE 2.0

From top to bottom, the BAKBLADE measures 15 3/4″ inches long. The handle has an s-curve and a contoured slotted grip for secure handling.

At its broadest, it measures 3 13/16″ inches wide at the detachable head. The detachable head holds two blade cartridges.

The blade cartridges measure 3 3/8″ inches wide with a cutting edge of only 2 15/16″. The reduced width is from using two blades instead of three blades. (see picture below)

From my dealings with various other back shavers, which use replacement safety razor blades in the design of their blade cartridges, I see BAKBLADE 2.0 uses only two blades per cartridge, as they use three in the original BaKblade 1.0. But they give in total four safety razor blades as there are two blade cartridges. They are stacking the blades over the top of the other, kind of like what you see in beard shavers, which have up to 5 blades in this manner.

They decreased the number of razor widths from 1.0 to 2.0. This is a good thing.

How Does The BAKBLADE 2.0 Perform?

It performs great. Providing the shave I’d expect to get from this company from past reviews. I hit my back with this and left my back smooth and in no time.

While the narrower razor width does mean more strokes to rid yourself of back hair, it provides two separate blade cartridges to shave more effectively over a given area. Although I like a wider width, I can see their approach and insight to doubling up the blades.

The razor just naturally indexes, no matter the angle of shaving. Why is indexing so important? So, you don’t have to think about the blade angle and make constant adjustments to your arm, shoulder, or wrist. It just happens naturally. Simply pulling this device across your back in smooth, short, even strokes works great!

What I Didn’t Like

They kind of screwed up the handle on this model (2.0)

I wouldn’t say I like the new S-shaped handle. They should have stayed with just a curved handle. It made it harder to reach certain areas of the back.

Also, the handle is shorter than that of the previous model. I missed the couple of inches they took off.

Compared to the original Bakblade, it is not as balanced. As the newer 2.0 is top-heavy, and you feel it when using it.

DryGlide = Good

I was impressed with, and always am, with the DryGlide design. It never cuts my back, no matter how hard I apply pressure or shave or irregularities on my skin (moles, etc).

No need to worry about clogging! Doesn’t clog with hair at all.

Pros & Cons


  • I’m a big fan of BAKBLADES DryGlide technology. It cuts hair effortlessly without cutting your back.
  • Cuts back hair well.
  • Blade longevity – although I haven’t used it once so far, it should last for about seven to eight shaves.
  • The good news is that it still cuts hair like the original.
  • It can be used to shave both wet and dry. But I would highly recommend just dry shaving.
  • Changing blades is a snap.
  • You can buy a BaKblade 2.0 BaKjacKet, which is a protective cover and back scrubber to clean your hard-to-reach back.
  • It has a folding handle for easier storage and traveling.
  • I didn’t cut my back once while shaving my back.
  • It has never clogged with hair! An important aspect is that the hair drops away.
  • Stored on the underbelly of this back shaver is a handy little two-sided cleaning brush to keep your back shaver clean and in working order.
  • It is easy to slide the blade cartridges in and out of the head of the shaver.
  • It works well on the upper back and shoulders, as it quickly follows the contours, providing constant contact while shaving.
  • The handle is now foldable and compact for storage or travel. The pivoting system looks pretty stout and securely stays in place while shaving. Virtually, no side-to-side wiggle at the pivot point!!!
  • Cartridge blades insert and remove easily, and most importantly, stay locked in place while shaving.
  • Detachable head for shaving other areas of your body. This slides smoothly in and out and stays securely in place while shaving.
  • I tried something new with this shaver I pop out one of the cartridges to shave my neck area (with no handle), as it is hard to shave the neck and this did a great job of cleaning up my neck. As well as other areas of your body. This method is a more fine-detail approach than just detaching the head and shaving with both blade cartridges.
  • I can tell a lot of thought and care went into designing this model.
  • Quality materials and design are used and implemented into this shaver. Quality plastic and highly engineered parts that I’ve seen in a back shaver.
  • I appreciate the extra items included: the cleaning brush and the hanging bracket. Very thoughtful and helpful.
  • It is a very sturdy material; I cannot see this breaking if dropped.
  • It’s a great back shaver for people with many moles on their backs. This BAKBLADE 2 doesn’t cut your skin; it’s just the offensive back hair.


  • The shorter handle is 15 3/4″, while the BaKblade 1.0 is 17 3/4″. Quite a downsizing. Important note: I have contacted the owner, and I was informed the handle will be longer in the next model. Another redesign is underway. I missed those couple of inches when shaving my back, and I’m glad they will be lengthening the handle. I like a long handle on a back shaver.
  • It’s just not as good wielding as the original; this might be because of the added weight as the original is exceptionally light.
  • In terms of weight, 2.0 is quite a bit heavier than the original. As the original 1.0 was extremely light, the 2.0 is at least twice as heavy. It feels very sturdy and highly unlikely to break if dropped.
  • I’m not too fond of the S-shape handle in this version (2.0).

Some Tips On Using This Back Shaver

This shaver can be used both wet and dry. Try shaving in the shower to see if you prefer it better over shaving. There is a good suction cup hanger that you can attach to your shower, too.

Take a blade cartridge out of the shaving head and use it to shave your neckline, chest, or abs. This works great for detailing these areas, providing a more refined touch without the risk of cutting yourself. I cleaned up my neckline nicely after shaving my back, as it is hard to shave your neck with any back shaver. I usually go for a beard razor for this process, but I’m glad I didn’t, as I’ve found an easier, more effective method now.

Get The Six Pak

When purchasing this back shaver, I highly recommend you pick up the BaKblade 2.0 Six Pak, as this is the most economical, and you can save more money by buying the BaKblade 2.0 Four Pak. For an extra two bucks, you get two more replacement cartridges. WORTH IT!

Clean your BAKBLADE 2.0 before putting it away. BAKBLADE provides a nice little brush to clean the blade cartridges effectively. They can become dirty after a shaving session, with skin cells and tiny pieces of hair. The blade cartridges easily slide out to allow you to clean the bottom side of the cartridge effectively.

They also have a back scrubber attachment called BaKblade 2.0 BaKjacKet, which is worth noting for cleaning your back.

I get the best results with short, even deliberate strokes. Vary your strokes to find what works best for you.

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The Final Thoughts On Bakblade 2 Review

Great companies make great products, companies that want happy returning customers. Because if you please your customers, people will continue to buy your product.

BAKBLADE is one such company. Innovating, adding useful features, providing options, and, most importantly, pleasing the customer make BAKBLADE the leader in the back-shaving world.

The performance is what I have come to expect from BAKBLADE. Each swipe of the blade leaves clear, smooth, hairless patches of skin.

Take confidence in knowing this is one of the best back shavers on the market.

Update – The newer Bakblade 2.0 Elite Plus is a better back shaver, and I would recommend it over the Bakblade 2.0.

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If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below.

11 thoughts on “BAKBLADE 2 Review – Best Back Hair Removal For Men?”

    • I find I get at least 3 to 6 back shaving sessions with baKblade blades before having to replace. This will vary from person to person as everybody is different. Shaving every week is a good idea as you will have less hair to shave off, as opposed to letting it go for several weeks then shaving.
      When the blade goes dull you will notice you have to go over the area multiple times to remove the back hair. Either you have a build up of hair or the blade needs to be changed.
      Hope this helps you.

  1. Which product is super the bakblade 2.0 plus or the original? Have you tried the 3 cartridge bakblade elite plus (only a few dollars more on Amazon). Trying to decide which to get!

  2. Have you tried the bakblade elite plus? How does this compare to the plus 2.0? Which of the bakblade products is the best?

    • It will work for many years, you would need to buy replacement blades, of course. I am sure you can shave legs with it but it wouldn’t be optimally for all areas of your legs. Hope this helps.

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    • This has the best materials and designs out there making it the most user-friendly back shaver on the market. I have used and owned just about every single back shaver on the market and this is the best one for most men. The highest quality by far. There are more expensive back shavers on the market but this one delivers for a reasonable price, ease of use, and performance. It is the best hands down. Hope this helps.


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