Can we talk about nose hair for a minute? Because every summer, those suckers seem to sprout like they’re on steroids, taking over your nostrils like weeds in a garden. Sure, genetics plays a role in determining who gets the full-on troll look. But most guys are resigned to an adulthood, or at least a season, of awkward hairiness in embarrassing places — for which they should seek the easiest, quickest, most effective, and least painful device for removing.
Enter Panasonic’s ER430K Wet/Dry Ear & Nose Trimmer with Vacuum Cleaning System ($20). This baby might not be the end-all, be-all of high-tech craftsmanship, but it does the job, wherever you want it to do it. That’s because the portable, ergonomically designed gadget weighs in at under 4 ounces, relies on a single AA battery for power, and comes with its own travel pouch and cleaning brush. Toss it in your Dopp kit or weekend bag and you are set to hit the road.
The ER430K Ear and Nose Trimmer’s curved, dual-edge, hypo-allergenic stainless steel blade removes unwanted hairs safely (a safety cone shields the skin from the blade) while leaving enough hair for natural filtering. The Japanese-designed blade gets points for its strength, precision, and durability.
Bonus: The trimmer is fully functional in the wet or dry, which means you can take it into the shower or out in the rain if you prefer. A built-in vacuum system effectively removes hair clippings as you trim so the mess is minimal—not a small consideration for dudes with serious growth.
If you’re battling stray growth, you need the right tool for the job. This is it.For more than 25 years, Men’s Journal has been the expert in all things gear — from mountain bikes to fitness trackers, blenders to watches, and drones to cars. We take pride in a rigorous review process that includes testing and torturing. While our standards remain high as ever, our site now includes affiliate links, which means that if you buy something using these links, we may receive a commission.