14 Reasons To Grow A Beard

If you wear facial hair, you’re going to be asked occasionally “why did you grown that?” Well, here’s why we did — feel free to use these “excuses” freely.

1 — Shaving sucks.

2 — Place to hold our candy canes.


3 — It keeps our face warm.

4 — We enjoy the occasional ice beard.

5 — We like finding random bits of food on our face.

6 — We look weird without one.

7 — So we don’t get carded.

8 — Nobody can tell if tie is tied.

Photo by Eric Johnson

10 — To impress the ladies.

11 — We’re saving water.

12 — Because we are MAN!

13 — Long beard doubles as clothing.

14 — We’ve been sleeping for years.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.