Philips Norelco BG2038 Bodygroom 5100 Review

Top Features

  1. Extra long attachment makes shaving one’s back easy.
  2. Head is less prone to being clogged by long or thick hair.
  3. Blades sharpen themselves, reducing the need for maintenance.

The Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 is one of the more high end products of its type currently to be found on the market. It comes with several features primarily aimed toward being able to cover your entire body with a single tool, making it convenient and versatile at all times while remaining suitable for nearly every user out there. While it may come at quite a higher price when compared to other products of a similar nature, those willing and able to throw down any significant amount of money on their next body shaver would do well to direct that toward the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100. There are several exciting features which I’d like to briefly touch base on that I feel considerably set this self-care product apart from the majority of the other, similar products on the market. Without further ado, here are those features.

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As previously stated, the majority of the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100’s features are centered primarily around convenience for those using it. One of such features is the unit’s blades, which actually sharpen themselves. This is something you almost never hear of, even in very high end, expensive models. I think this is a feature we can all appreciate to at least some degree; it makes things easier, lowers the occurrence of issues related to dull blades and will outright reduce the frequency at which you’ll need to change your razor’s heads. Another feature aimed purely around convenience is the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100’s long back extension. I say it’s made purely for convenience because it isn’t absolutely essential to get a shave. You’ll find; however, that shaving your back becomes a much easier ordeal, especially for those of us without the optimal flexibility needed to actually reach behind our back. This is something I’d like to see in all body shaving products. It’s really that good. The Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 also comes with rounded trimming combs. Without getting too much into them and how they work, I will say that they significantly reduce the rate at which your find yourself getting cut by your razor or experiencing any sort of razor burn. It also makes shaving a lot easier in some hard-to-see places, as you can hit them from a larger variety of angles. Lastly, you’ll find shaving to be a much more efficient process with the razor’s ability to seemingly swallow up hairs of all lengths. No longer will long or thick hair clog up the areas between razors. Not only will this make shaving easier and more quick, it will reduce the amount of razor heads you find yourself going through on a monthly basis, saving you both time and money in the long run.


After first using the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100, it’s hard to imagine another body razor which can perform to the same high degree. Its long back extension, consistently sharp blades and its apparent inability to get clogged up keeps it performing at peak levels under any given situation. Because of this, you’ll find you need no back up razor or alternative tools to finish a full body job. While its features already set it apart from other razors and make it one of the best products of its type, its performance alone is very well above the market standard, making it a great option for everyone. If it’s performance you’re after, you’ve no need to shop further; the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 will get the job done right with a huge level of convenience and in a short amount of time, every time. It reigns superior in this aspect alone.


Once again, the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 continues to do everything right. Searching around online, you will be hard pressed trying to find any significant amount of reviews or complaints which speak of mechanical issues regarding this product. In the very occasional case that you do, you’ll notice that those who actually follow up with Philips regarding their issue will have their product replaced almost immediately. This durability comes both from a solid build and from features which keep your blades functioning for long periods of time, adding to the unit’s overall durability. I’d go so far as to call the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 one of the (if not the) most durable body shavers of its caliber on the market.


If this all sounds too good to be true, the price might change your mind. While the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 isn’t the absolute most expensive body shaver in the world, its price reaches pretty high above the average market price. If you plan on purchasing this unit, be ready to spend up to fifty dollars for the luxury. It’s worth noting; however, that, after some time, it may pay for itself through the money you’ll save on replacement heads. Still, you’ll need to put down some serious money to be able to afford it in the first place.

The Verdict

If, and only if, you’re willing to spend a bit of cash upfront, the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Bodygroom 5100 is well worth your money. It’s one of the very best products of its type on the market and will likely hold this title for quite some time. Through self-sharpening blades, an extremely long back extension and a lasting durability and reliability, the vast majority of its users are happy and satisfied customers. Because of its great performance and versatility, it can likely replace more than one of the tools you may or may not already have laying around on the bathroom counter. Despite its rather high price, it’s well worth the money and offers customers a great value. And, through its ability to keep any given razor head going strong for some time, it may even save you money in the long run when compared to cheaper models of the same variety. It has everything one would hope to see in a quality body shaver.

Philips Norelco 5100
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