For some, back hair is an accessory worn proudly like a faux-fur coat. But for others, it's simply an inconvenience, one that many might choose to rid their bodies of. Or, at least attempt to since its nearly impossible, unless you're some sort of superhero with stretch abilities, to reach every aspect of your back without begging your significant other to do it for you.
Until now that is. A company that calls itself Bakblade is raising money for a razor with a handle long and flexible enough to reach all parts of one's back for "the ultimate do-it-yourself back hair shaver."
"For millions of men around the world, unwanted back hair is an uncomfortable reality," its Kickstarter page reads. "The Bakblade makes the hair removal process quick, easy, pain-free and affordable."
The company writes that its s-shaped handle allows for full range of motion to access all of the hard-to-reach areas. And the blade cartridges were specifically designed to minimize cutting and leave no stubble.
Bakblade previously released a product with a similar idea in mind. But as opposed to the new 2.0 razor, the product first sold had a straight handle instead of a curved one. (That one can be purchased now on its website for $34.95 if you can't wait for the 2..)
Bottom line is that it's your decision whether or not to shave your back hair or let it grow in all of its glory. But if you're going to get rid of it, you might as well do it your damn self instead of relying on others.
Nothing says it better than one of the brand's taglines: "Don't be an ape. Shave your own back."
As of publishing, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $237,995 out of its $50,000 goal. It has 55 hours left.