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Cardboard Stool for the Man Cave

I have something amazing to share with you. Shhhh, come closer… It’s the Incredible Cardboard Stool that can hold up to 200kg (that’s 440lbs!). Umm, yes, we said it’s made of cardboard.

If you think you can make this one yourself, well, think again. Or end up falling through a flimsy stool that doesn’t have the same strong structure or cool look.

The Incredible Cardboard Stool (yes, that’s really its name) is great to pull up when you have a few extra buddies to the man cave and don’t have enough seating. Instead of reaching for a pile of pizza boxes or rudely kicking them out, you can pull up this stool that looks like a pile of cardboard pizza boxes! It also comes in bookworm or graffiti styles, if you’re a book lover or have an inner artist to let out.

It’s a heck of a lot stronger than sitting on a pile of books or pizza boxes you just stacked on top of one another. The stools look realistic in design, so they’re sure to fool your buds!

The stool is a German import from a company called REMEMBER. Want to see the stool being set up? Here’s your daily video fix to show how simple it is to put together:

Not only are the flat-pack stools cool looking but they’re also great for small spaces, like a tiny apartment or the portion of the basement that you’ve transformed into your lair, complete with a bar. When you’re not using the stool, just flatten it. Or put it in another room. Any design of the stool, whether you choose pizza, graffiti, or bookworm, measures 44cmH x 32.5cmW x 32.5cmD.

The Incredible Cardboard Stool is easy to assemble and look great in your man cave. It can be more than just a seat too; it can double as a foot rest or side table. Sturdy, attractive, and practical… Well, that’s more than you might be able to say about some people in your life!

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Ping Pong Table Comparison

everything you need to know about indoor ping pong tables on the market

Your man cave could use a little bit of tweaking, and that's where we come in. No lair is complete without some big boy toys. And we've got a great one for you: The indoor ping pong table.

NameJOOLA Tour 1500 Indoor Table Tennis TableHathaway Victory Professional Table Tennis TableSTIGA Synergy Table Tennis TableKillerspin MyT5 Premium Table Tennis TableViper Arlington Indoor Table Tennis Table
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Amazon Rating
Lowest Price$495.00Amazon See it$694.88Amazon See it$479.99Amazon See it$661.28Amazon See it$408.00Amazon See it
TypePing Pong TablePing Pong TablePing Pong TablePing Pong TablePing Pong Table
Weight198 pounds265 pounds145 pounds196 pounds195 pounds
Dimensions108 x 60 x 30 inches108 x 60 x 30 inches108 x 60 x 30 inches107.8 x 60 x 29.9 inches65 x 57 x 8 inches
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You've Got the Balls for This Sport. Now, You Just Need the Table.

why get a ping pong table for your man cave? 

Ping pong is as entertaining as its name. It can keep you and your buds amused for hours with its fast-paced gameplay and trash talk (all in good fun, of course). The game appeals to all fitness levels and ages too.

There are a ton of health benefits, as well, both physically and mentally. It's a great cardiovascular exercise and improves hand-eye coordination. Sharpen your reflexes and strengthen your muscles as you let the ball fly. And no it doesn't make our list of the world's most dangerous sports; ping pong is a very low-risk workout. It is a fantastic brain sport too as it requires mental focus and tactical strategizing to win the game.

Ping pong vs. table tennis: What's in a name?

Why is the game sometimes called ping pong and other times table tennis? The name ping pong dates back to the 1920s, when John Jaques & Son Ltd. had a version of the game called "Ping Pong." They trademarked the name and only allowed its use with their brand of equipment.

As the game grew in popularity and tournaments started, the company threatened to sue anyone who used the name "Ping Pong" without mention of their specific equipment. Thus, an alternative name was needed for the game, and so table tennis was chosen. This name seemed to stick, especially after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) formed in 1926. 

how are indoor and outdoor tables different?

Unless you plan to play outdoors, we recommend you get an indoor table. Indoor tables typically have a better playing surface than the outdoor versions. Also, if you later want to play competitively, most tournaments use the indoor kind so you will already be used to playing on a similar surface.

We don't advise that you take your indoor ping pong table outdoors either. It can quickly warp if placed in direct sunlight and high heat. Meanwhile, outdoor tables can withstand a range of weather conditions, from the sun to rain and snow; just be sure you select a one that says it is "weatherproof."

fun stats about ping pong you don't know... yet

  1. It is the most popular indoor sport in the world! There are 220 Associations from countries and territories around the globe within the Table Tennis Federation.
  2. The Soviet Union banned the sport from 1930-1950 because of the belief that it harmed players' eyes.
  3. In a standard game, the player who scores 11 points wins. If the game ties at 10-10, however, the players alternate serves until one of them wins by two points.
  4. It became an Olympic sport in 1988, at the Summer Games in Seoul.
  5. Top players can put a spin on a table tennis ball of 9000 RPM, which is faster than a McLaren F1.

Features of a Good Indoor Ping Pong Table

table tennis indoors

With so many types of indoor tables to choose from, how do you make sure you get the best one? There is more to consider than price alone. Instead, examine table features and choose the one that best meets your man cave needs. Here are key features of indoor ping pong tables to consider:

1. size of the table 

Whether you want to get a ping pong table that meets the dimensions set by the ITTF or not depends on whether you're a casual player or looking to get into more serious competitions later. If you think that the next step after the man cave games is the big leagues, then you'll want to get the regulation table size, which is 9ft long x 5ft wide x 2ft 6in tall.

The table's net should be 6in high and 6ft long. When a regulation ping pong ball is dropped from a 12in height above the table, it should bounce up to 8.75in off the table surface. Now you know!

How big of a Room space will you need?

  1. You'll probably need a bigger ping pong room size than you think. 
  2. For the playing area, you want a space big enough to support your reason for playing, whether it be for recreational purposes or training for a national tournament. 
  3. In your man cave, an ideal space is 28ft (8.5m) x 13ft (4m), so that you and your buddies don't feel crowded during gameplay.
2. conversion top, mini, or...

There are many types of tables, from conversion tops to minis, and even swimming pool tops! A conversion top kit is great if your man cave doesn't have a lot of storage room. The top can just fit over a pool table or another level surface. 

When you're not using the conversion top, simply store it away. You can also set it up quickly for a last-minute game. Obviously the conversion top is less expensive than a regular table, but you won't get an excellent quality surface for that price. If you don't plan to play much, this type will be one to consider.

As for mini ping pong tables, they are great for kids as they are shorter than regular tables for ease of play. However, in this post we're talking about tables for your man cave and, likely, that's a place just for the guys. So this option is likely not the one for you unless you're vertically challenged.

If you do like the idea of having a different height of the table, you might consider the adjustable height table tennis table instead. It is full sized and features adjustable legs that you can put into different positions so people of all heights can comfortably play on it. 

Of course, we have to talk about the full-sized table. It is the best choice if you want to play the sport for a long time to come. This type of table is the regulation size we noted in the "Size Of The Table" section.

the best lighting & flooring for playing ping pong

  1. For your man cave, you'll want good lighting to complement the entertaining activity. A single 100-watt light bulb above the center of the table will do for casual play. In general, "the brighter, the better" rule fits in this case; if you engage in more intense rallies then go for a high wattage.
  2. Wooden floors are great, particularly if they are raised floorboards rather than ones laid directly on concrete. There is a bit of "give" then that is easier on your legs as you move around the table. The next best choice is a linoleum or vinyl floor that has some grip to it. If it has soft underlay too, then that's a bonus.
3. type of undercarriage

Before buying your ping pong table, check the undercarriage. There are many varieties, including rollaway. This type has the wheels and table integrated with the undercarriage into one unit. The rollaway table takes up more space than other tables and can be 6ft long when closed, so it will not fit into every man cave.

​The separate halves undercarriage is a table that has two halves. The legs attach to the underside of the table top while the wheels are part of the table's center edge. This type easier to store and take up less space than a rollaway design.

Also, if you have wheelchair players, the legs need to be set back more to accommodate the chair. Some tables have the legs close to the end of the table, which will be aggravating for a wheelchair user. Instead, look for table legs and undercarriage set at least 16in back from the end.

4. table top type & thickness

Table tops come in many materials, from plywood and plastic to metal, concrete, particleboard and fiberglass. If you're a beginner, a thin thickness of table top will do. But, if you plan to play often and improve your skill level, then you will want to go with as thick as possible (thicker tables cost more than thinner ones, typically). The best-quality tables have wooden tops and are 1in thick.

5. playback mode

You may want to get a table tennis table that has a playback mode. This feature is great for beginners or if your kids plan to use the table too. You can practice alone by simply lifting one side of the table vertically. Unfortunately though this type of practice is not as good as playing a human player because the ball will not follow its natural path experienced during a match.

how to correctly store an indoor ping pong table

  1. Sure, you might want to keep your table up 24/7, but you might also want to store it away to give yourself more room in the lair when you're not using it. If so, you might like the rollaway table we noted earlier as it folds down and up quickly and can just be rolled into the space where you want it.
  2. Ideally, keep your indoor table (regardless of which one you choose) in an area with a stable temperature. Taking it between extreme environments can cause irreversible damage. Keeping it in a moist area can warp it.
  3. Over time, the table top naturally starts to lose adhesion and become more slippery, which affects how the ball moves across its surface. To help your table expand its lifespan, we suggest using a table cover. It can keep dust off your table and looks tidy too if you store it in a place where others will see it.

Top 5 Indoor Ping Pong Tables

Below is an overview of five leading indoor ping pong tables. We scrutinized each model's features, pointing out the pros and cons, to give you all the information you need to make an informed purchase decision. The top five tables are, in order of discussion, Viper Arlington, Killerspin MyT5, STIGA Synergy, Hathaway Victory Professional, and JOOLA Tour 1500.

Viper Arlington

pro table tennis for your own home

The black top Viper Arlington indoor tennis table features a black 5/8in MDF top and 1-1/4in frame, with 1-1/4in square legs. It has eight 2in wheels, with four of those wheels being lockable. A net is included. It is high value for a sturdy, full-size table at about $400.

Pros & Cons

​This table's locking system is easy to open and close; it keeps the equipment stable while in use. The wheels make it a cinch to roll away the table after you've folded it up! Plus, the MDF top is sturdy, as are the frame and lockable wheels.

However, the Viper table tennis table has two separate halves, which can be clumsy and misalign. If, however, you're more of a casual player, you likely won't be too bothered by this issue in your man cave. You might even like that you can set up the two halves separately, say if you need an extra table at the last minute.

All about the expedite rule of table tennis

  1. The time limit per game is ten minutes.
  2. The Expedite rule exists to discourage slow play in matches.
  3. The rule automatically kicks into effect if a game is unfinished after ten minutes of play unless both players have nine points.
  4. Under the Expedite system, each player or pair gets one serve each at a time. If the receiver makes 13 good returns, then the receiver wins the point.

Killerspin myT5

Killerspin MyT5 table tennis review

The Killerspin MyT5 indoor table comes in a blue or black top, has a 3/5in medium-density MDF top, and a white square metal frame that is 4/5in x 2in. The net is included. If you want quality at a step above the low $400 level of table, this rollaway table - currently just under $700 - is one to consider seriously.

Pros & Cons

​The full-size Killerspin ping pong table is simple and quick to assemble - in as little as 15 minutes! It has a ton of features, including a safety locking system, heavy frame, 3in caster wheels for smooth movement, and quality MDF top.

The table has individual leg levelers too, which is a benefit if your man cave's flooring isn't totally even. Within minutes, the table can be leveled. Also, the Repeat Roller Coating (RRC) makes for amazing gameplay, similar to tournament level.

While there are few complaints online about the table, one shortcoming of the table that is reported by users is an issue with folding the table to play solo. Setting up the playback mode can be tricky to do on your own, according to online reviews. Storing the table can also overstretch the net if the net is not removed first. These issues may be minor ones though for recreational ping pong users.

STIGA Synergy 

stiga ping pong table review

​The STIGA Synergy indoor ping pong table has a black playing surface with a 5/8in thickness. It has 1-3/4in self-opening steel legs, a 2in steel apron, and 3in mag wheels that are lockable. The quality frame for the budget price of about $600 is high value.

Pros & Cons

​The Synergy top has a top thickness that is almost tournament level, without a hefty price tag. Most parts are pre-assembled, so it's a breeze to put together out of the box. Plus, the mag wheels are simple to move across a range of floors in your lair, and the self-opening legs provide stability and support, regardless of who opens them.

A downfall of the STIGA table tennis table is that it isn't tournament-level thickness so if you are training for competitive play you won't be replicating the tables you will play on later. Also, the bounce is not the best; it doesn't have the RRC feature of the Killerspin MyT5. However, you are paying hundreds of dollars less than the MyT5, so it depends on whether you value the ball's bounce more than the table price or not.

Hathaway Victory Professional

review hathaway ping pong table

The Hathaway Victory Professional table tennis table in blue has a playing surface made of 1in-thick MDF with 20 layers of coating. It has 2in-diameter steel legs and frame, as well as eight 5in-diameter locking wheels. The set includes two table tennis paddles and three balls.

Pros & Cons

The Hathaway model's greatest strength is that it is a tournament-level table that meets the ITTF regulations for the thickness of its top, unlike the STIGA Synergy. It has a 1in-thick table top and 20 layers of non-marking coating that make for exceptional ball bounce on a consistent basis. 

​The steel frame is strong, the wheels move easily, and the table has a playback feature for solo play. Plus, the table's safety locking mechanism provides extra security and control, increasing its value.

One drawback of the Victory Professional is that it is pricey at just under $700. Paying this much for an indoor ping pong table may be out of your budget. However, the quality is high with this well-made table, and it takes less than a half hour to assemble. Another downside is that it is a weighty table at over 250lbs.

JOOLA Tour 1500

joola tour 1500 ping pong table review

You'll feel great about owning a table from JOOLA, the company that just happens to have provided equipment for the Olympics. The blue table surface is 5/8in thick and made of MDF. Extra features include leg levelers and a tournament-grade post and net set. It has eight 2in locking wheels.

Pros & Cons

The JOOLA Tour 1500's MDF table top is easy to play on, regardless of whether you are a beginner or amateur. It comes in two halves so you can enjoy playback mode and also easily take down the ping pong table when you need more room in your lair. 

The assembly time is fast, averaging about 20 minutes, and leg levelers are a welcome feature if your man cave's floor is uneven.​ Did we mention that the net and post set is tournament level?

There is a disadvantage to the two-halves design, which is that they can misalign as you play. You will then have to stop the game to adjust the table, which can be annoying as it slows down the fun. Also, you won't get the same bounce quality as the Hathaway Victory Professional because the top isn't as thick as the competitor's model and doesn't have the 20 layers of high-quality coating. You will save about $200 though if you choose the JOOLA model over the Hathaway.

the aBC's of table tennis terms

  1. A is for Ace: An ace is a legal serve that is untouched by the receiver with his or her bat. Obviously the server gets the point.
  2. B is for Backhand: A backhand is a stroke played on the player's left-hand side (if the player is a right hander) and vice versa for left handers.
  3. C is for Closed Racket: Also known as a closed angle, a closed racket is when you hold the racket's face low toward the ground.

how to clean a table tennis table

  1. After every use of the table, wipe it down with a soft, dry cloth to remove any dirt or dust.
  2. Every two to three months, use a non-abrasive cleaner for a deeper clean. Mix two cups of water in a bowl and add 1/3 cup of white vinegar. Using a soft cloth that you dip into the mixture, gently wipe the table. Wring out any excess liquid from the cloth before putting it on the table.
  3. An overly abrasive cleaner can ruin your table, particularly if the table is made of wood (most of them are). If you prefer to buy a cleaner rather than make your own, use one that is specifically for cleaning ping pong tables.

What We Recommend as the Best Indoor Ping Pong Table

table tennis review

Our top pick is the Killerspin MyT5 indoor table tennis table for your man cave. Not only can you assemble it in as little as 15 minutes but you get a great table to boot! Enjoy a full-size table with a sturdy frame, smooth-moving wheels, and leg levelers. It also has a playing surface that provides a more consistent bounce than almost all of the other models we reviewed here (except for the Hathaway Victory), thanks to its RRC coating. For the price, you can't beat the value for beginner or amateur players.

pro table tennis for your own home

In second place is the Viper Arlington because it is made for recreational play, which realistically is what you'll use it for most of the time in your lair (rather than competitive training). This ping pong table is well-built, has lockable wheels, and is easy to pack away when you need more space in your man cave. You won't find a table that will offer you better quality at this $400 price level for your casual games. 

As for the STIGA Synergy, it got knocked out of first and second place because it offers little more than the Viper Arlington yet costs about $200 more. The JOOLA Tour 1500 didn't make the top ranks either. There are two main reasons why: The Tour 1500 doesn't have the high-quality coating of the MyT5 or the locking system of the Arlington. We eliminated the Hathaway Victory Professional table because of its steep price and the features you likely won't require for recreational play.

Now you have all of the information you need to make a decision about which indoor ping pong table is best for you in your man cave. If you got value out of this review post, please share it below!

Not Ready For The Real Deal? Here Is Another Option:

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Swimming Pool Table Tennis

This novelty table is a great option for your home swimming pool, especially if you like to throw parties!

The table top floats in the water and is typically 54in x 27in. While the top of it is hard, the sides are soft so that it does not pose a risk to others in the pool.

Also, take the tabletop game from the pool to the patio and use it there on a sunny day. In the colder weather, simply use the game inside the house.​

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Darth Vader Wall Light for Man Cave

News of Ade Edmondson potentially joining the cast of Star Wars Episode VIII isn’t the only exciting thing to report around here today. You’ll “light up” over these awesome fixtures we recently came across for the man cave.

If you share our love of the space opera, you’ll want to get a load of these Star Wars 3D Wall Lights. They take the dark side to the light side. The ingenious battery-powered lights feature the likes of Darth Vader, the Death Star, Storm Trooper, and more. Pick your favorite character from the awesome series or get a bunch for the different rooms in your house.

Your inner nerd will revel in the power of these 3D lights that keep you from stubbing your toe or walking on LEGO accidentally in the middle of the night as you stumble to the toilet. Gone are those moments worthy of the F-word.

Check out the Death Star LED Light here:

They have fantastic details, seemingly coming out of the wall! You can pretend the LED wall lights are moving via the “the force” and even win over a few of your buddies who are so drunk they’d believe pretty much anything. There’s no wires or cables to give away your secret, and the fixture looks great on or off.

Our personal fave is the Darth Vader 3D Deco LED Wall Light, but you might prefer BB-8, C-3PO or the Yoda face instead. Oh and don’t worry, the light’s not breaking through the wall, even though it appears that way. In reality, it’s a 3D crack sticker that you put around the light (yes, the sticker comes with purchase). But we can keep that just between us – why ruin the optical illusion of a superhero?

You’ll need three AA batteries to run your LED Star Wars lights in your man cave or another part of the house. The batteries aren’t included but why not look on the bright side (no dark side here) and realize that the LED bulbs will last longer than traditional ones. “Feel the force!” as Yoda would say.

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Eating Candy in the Man Cave

You have had a sweet tooth for longer than you can even remember. Oh, who are we kidding, you have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth! If you can't even count on one hand how many times you have lied to your dentist (and spouse) about the amount of candy you consumed within a given time, then we think you will like this post about creating a man cave for the candy lover.

1. DIY this - for emergency purposes only

DIY This Chocolate Bowl for the Man Cave

There are some situations that can only be solved with chocolate. In those cases, you are by all means allowed to break the glass on this fun DIY item! Use whatever chocolate you like; the image above features M&Ms. 

Follow this guide for the easy project that only takes about 30 minutes to make and offers a heck of a lot of yummy candies as the tasty reward for your work!

Candy Dispenser for the Man Cave

2. man in motion

You love snack foods and want an easy way to enjoy your favorite ones. Now, here's the answer (and it looks slick too). This SnackMan Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser has three pre-set serving sizes: small handful, large handful, or bowlful. Easy! And the motion sensor helps keep germs in a land far, far away.

It's perfect for peanuts, sunflower seeds, and even unwrapped candies. The dispenser takes the saying "Oh nuts!" to a whole new level.

3. a galaxy full of chocolate

Star Wars Hans Solo in Chocolate

There's nothing quite like seeing a Star Wars design on chocolate, especially when it's in the shape of Han Solo! The savory truffle even has a Nutella center! The flavor is out of this world galaxy.

4. a jar for this, that, and the other

Chocolate in Jars for the Man Cave

Let's devote a wall in the man cave to jars upon jars of your favorite treats, from Kit Kats and Snickers to gummy worms and gumballs. Sounds like a sweet deal to us! We like how the jars are clear so you can see right away what is inside each one. Using different sizes of jars can add even more visual interest in your man cave.

5. the classic approach

Gumball Machine Art for the Man Cave

Well, of course we had to include a classic gumball machine at some point in the post! I mean, come on, who didn't get a piece of candy out of something like this when they were kids?! Now you can have a poster print of a gumball machine store to hang on your wall and transport you back to fond childhood memories. The choice of black and white adds to the vintage appeal of the 24" x 36" print.

6. retro pillow talk

Retro Candy Pillow for the Man Cave

How great is this pillow?! It not only features the vintage classic candy called Bazooka, but it has the comic on one side that we used to find within the wrapper as kids.  NOTE: The pillow is bubblegum scented. Yup!

Bright colors draw your eyes immediately to the fun pillow. It is filled with comfy microbeads too, so it's totally functional on a couch in your candy lover's man cave in addition to being a very cool throwback item.​

7. call me a candyaholic

Colorful Sprinkles Candy iPhone Cover

Your phone looks so good you could eat it (almost!) with this colorful candy sprinkles iPhone 6 case cover. Not only does the strong cover help to protect your precious phone from scratches or that awful moment when you accidently drop it, but it also shows your love of sweet treats! Your fun spirit shines through, even when you pick up your phone.

You won't have to go far to have a yummy snack now! Create chocolate havens and sweet spots for other types of candies throughout your home when you build a candy lover's paradise. Whether you complement your sofa with a retro Bazooka pillow, have a candy-centric iPhone case, or DIY an in-case-of-emergency box, you're sure to be on a sugar high in your fun, delectable den.

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Epic Masculinity Fails

Masculinity is at the intersection of beast mode and GQ. It can be oh so handsome or oh so wrong. We’re catering to the WTF part here. These 7 masculinity fails are too epic not to share. So, we are. So, here you go.

1.Male Sunscreen

Man Grooming Fail
See, here’s the thing. The sun doesn’t treat male skin differently than female skin. So, what up here? The fail zone is officially filled with manly sunscreen. Unnecessary gendered product alert.

2.Snacks Gone Wrong

Masculinity Fail Cooking
Sure, they’re called “cereal bars” but it’s a phrase, not literally Cheerios mashed together into a snack. Baking fail is awarded to the man who created these “treats.”

3.The Slight Oversight

Fail for Men in Literature
A masculinity fail can even happen in literature. Oh yes, there’s nothing quite so dweeb-like as forgetting the name of the chick you just felt up. Let’s hope you remember how good her ass felt in your hands cause you probably won’t hold it again anytime soon.

4.Admirable Fail

Romance and Masculinity Fail

Keep getting shot down by writing her notes like this? No doubt. It appears you are only two steps away from officially not getting laid for what seems like a lifetime.

5.Skin The Manhood

Weird Fail Man
This is oh so wrong. Mark Rober posted a video on YouTube about skinning a watermelon. It looks so freakin’ creepy! Even the kids are saying Ewww! Why spend all this time peeling a melon when you could be playing with her melons instead?

6.Doggie Style

Dog Clothing Fail and Masculinity
Speaking of creepazoid… Since when is the headline above true? I don’t look at clothes on dogs and think wow oh wow that would look great on me. If you do, well, seek treatment.

7.Choke On That

Man Fails in Theft

Oh, this “man” seems to have lost more than his ways… He’s also missing a set of balls. When he tried to steal MMA fighter Monique Bastos’ phone, she put him into a chokehold. Not exactly a masculine stance.

Masculinity can be fragile. Handle us with care, whether we’re dogs who shop for clothes or wanting to combine roses with giving head. Let’s just say sometimes we don’t exactly have a clue… We need feminine advice once in a while. And common sense. But just once in a while.

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back trimmer

Here’s the thing about being a guy with a hairy back. It’s difficult to shave the hairs all the way back there. Sure, you could ask your wife, girlfriend, or a close friend to do it, but, well, it would give them nightmares. There’s the professional waxing option at a salon too, although that can be hard on the wallet.

So, what’s a bear of a guy to do? Get the BaKBlade, of course. It’s a back shaver with an extra-long handle so you can DIY your own smooth back. Hell yeah.

You’re in control now – watch out! All you’ll need is the BaKBlade and mirrors propped around you to see your back from every angle as you shave it.

Say goodbye to paying your buddy in the form of cans of beer for the shaving help. You’ll be saving some time too as the BaKBlade is easy to use, thanks to its ergonomic design. It has an actual blade, so it gives you the bare skin you want to have. Get a smooth shave rather the stubble that would come with using electric clippers or scissors instead.

Want to see the BaKBlade in action? Here you go:

The way the shaver is designed, it won’t rip back hairs but instead gently grabs and cuts them. The blade is 4″ wide so that it can pull as much hair as possible in the least amount of strokes. For your upper back, shave in the upward direction to help avoid ingrown hairs. For the lower back, flip the razor, so it now points the opposite way. Easily reach all areas of your back (and your shoulders and arms too).

Hey, by the second shaving session you’ll be a pro with this long-handled beauty of a shaver. Your back will be so smooth that your next date (if she’s lucky enough to see you shirtless) will be all over you. The length of the BaKBlade from the razor to the end of the handle is 14″. It is 4.5″ wide and 2″ thick. Just in case you think size really does matter.