Fed up of bobbly clothes? This gadget will make items look as good as new

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·3-min read

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There is nothing worse than putting on your favourite knit or coat only to find it absolutely covered in bobbles, right?

Sure, we’ve all tried a few DIY techniques, from dabbing with Sellotape to very gently gliding a razor across the fabric. But, chances are, you’ve had no luck getting rid of the lint.

Searching for a solution? Meet Philips’ Fabric Shaver.

Otherwise known on Amazon as “a magic little tool that everyone should possess”, according to one five-star review.

Why we rate it

This affordable handheld gadget is the effective alternative for those wanting to bring a new lease of life into beloved, bobbled items.

This fabric shaver has been praised for its efficiency in getting rid of all of those unwanted balls of fluff, or hair, that collect on your clothes or on blankets within seconds.

This top-rated item is fitted with a fast spinning blade, contained within the device and protected by a mesh plate, for precise removal of pieces of flint.

The cap can be adjusted, which means it can be used on delicate garments without causing any damage to your favourite clothes.

Plus, there are three different sized holes to collect even the smallest of pills, all of which are collected in a container that is easy to remove and empty after use.

What the reviews say

The Philips products has received over 80% worth of positive reviews, with customers claiming it has “saved” their knitwear.

Here’s what the reviews say:

  • “I have already saved 4 jumpers since getting it 24 hours ago.”

  • “I’ve had this for almost 4 years now and it's still going strong and works just as well as when I first got it.”

  • “This fabric shaver is absolutely great and does an amazing job at removing bobbles, fluff and fabric pills.”

  • “I can’t believe I didn’t buy this sooner. I had so many jumpers that were covered in bobbles and this fabric shaver has given them new life. It comes with a little brush and clear instructions on how to use and clean it, and even comes with batteries.”

  • “Great little gadget, works really well with firm pressure. Remember to empty often - I thought the batteries were running out but the blades had got a bit clogged up. Emptied and all fine. Highly recommend.”

However, if you do chose the purchase the debobbler there’s a chance you’ll get slightly hooked as lots of customers state “I literally cannot stop debobbling!”.

Buy it: Philips’ Fabric Shaver | £17.99 (Was £20) from Amazon

If you’re looking for a more affordable option

Buy it: John Lewis & Partners Clothes Shaver, Grey | £4.50 from John Lewis

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