Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of yard tools before — including the best garden hoses, the best lawn mowers, and the best garden shears and pruners — here, we’ve rounded up the best leaf blowers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated leaf blower
With over 2,000 five-star reviews, this gas-powered leaf blower gets top marks for being lightweight while still having “plenty of power.” Or, as one reviewer put it, “It’s powerful, well balanced, light, and reasonably quiet for a gas-powered blower.” Another experienced customer attests, “I have owned or trialed every major handheld leaf blower on the market. This one by far is the easiest and most powerful of them all.” That sentiment is echoed by a reviewer who bought this Hitachi leaf blower to help care for his “large wooded property with tons of mature trees,” and he notes, “dude, this thing rocks. The air impact is very strong. This thing has the impact to get the leaves out of the grass with ease. Wet leaves? Not a problem.” And many reviewers note that this leaf blower starts up easily, despite being gas powered. “Works every single time without having to pull and pull and pull to get it started. Easily controlled,” one customer writes. Another mentions that he’s “put about a gallon of gas through it the last week and got probably 6 hours of use.” One reviewer concludes that this leaf blower is “perfect for any homeowner” because it’s “light and well balanced,” yet “moves an unbelievable volume of air for its size.”