Philips Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver


The BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver is another in the line of solutions that Philips Norelco offers for all-over grooming, as opposed to those just for facial hair. It is designed for use below the neck and sits in the low to mid price-range.

The unit is marketed at men who want to shave and trim their chest, back, abs, underarm, shoulders, legs and pubic areas – basically anything not on the face, and this point is made clear.

Appearance and Inclusions

It is black, gray and chrome, weighs just over a pound and is easy to hold because of its ergonomic design. It looks much the same as a standard facial shaver from Philips Norelco.

The BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver comes supplied with a stylish blue and black charging stand, cleaning brush and several plastic attachments which can be affixed to the head for trimming hair of different lengths on different areas of the body.

Main Features

  • It is a foil head shaver – hypo-allergenic to minimize irritation and soreness.
  • It can be used in wet or dry environments, so there’s no problem with using it in the shower or with foam or gel applied.
  • It has a hanging cord for the convenience of keeping it close by if you use it when showering.
  • The blades are made of stainless steel for efficient and lasting cutting performance.
  • You can use it fully charged (which takes around 8 hours) for around 50 minutes, which may amount to 5 or 6 average body shaves.
  • Attachments feature rounded clipper teeth to minimize discomfort in sensitive areas.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning is best managed under warn water using the cleaning brush. The unit will need to be cleaned after each use and may require unclogging during a shave, if large amounts of hair are removed.


You will find the Philips Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver retailing for around $40 but you can get a healthy discount on that price online.


The Philips Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom Shaver comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee and a full 2-year warranty.

User Reviews

The Norelco BG2020 Bodygroom has been around long enough to receive a lot of feedback online.

Most users who have bought this item report a very good experience but there are a few negatives to be aware of, notably that you have to be very careful when using it in ultra-sensitive areas like the groin (we would recommend this with any groomer in fairness!) and that it cannot handle much clipping of hair at a time, without needing to be unclogged.

Some users have recommended using it for maintenance and keeping areas tidily trimmed than clipping heavy, hair-intensive areas.

Main positives include ease of use in most areas, especially for chest, abs and underarms and it is a valid point that any shaving of sensitive areas is unlikely to be totally free of discomfort, even with a wet shave.

The unit is very easy to handle and works on any length of hair – even intense areas of long hair if you don’t mind clearing out the heads frequently; users also like the stand and the extra attachments, which make it more versatile.

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