Top five best leaf blowers
Don't get stuck with a leaf blower or leaf vacuum that struggles to pick up heavy leaves, or takes too long to change between modes. We've rounded up our top leaf blowers and vacuums - as well as the models to avoid - so you can find the right one for you.
Our recommended leaf blowers have been through our tough tests, so you can be certain they'll be the best of the bunch for clearing your patio and borders of fallen leaves, as well as being easy to use. Whether you want an electric, cordless or petrol model, we've picked out the top options below.
Leaf blowers and leaf vacuums to avoid
Some leaf blowers and vacs just can't handle damp leaves; they're not strong enough to unstick them from a soggy lawn or patio, or get easily clogged up. Others are fiddly to use or take ages to switch between blower and vacuum modes.
These are the leaf blowers that we wouldn't recommend buying:
Two useful leaf blower features to look for
- Narrow nozzle - this will help to direct the blast so you can work quickly and efficiently.
- Waterproof collection bag - this means you'll avoid a leaking bag when clearing up damp leaves.
Why Which? leaf blower reviews are better
When testing leaf blowers and leaf blower vacuums, we measure how well each one clears leaves from hard surfaces, such as patios and gravel driveways, as well as from borders and lawns.
We time how long it takes to clear the leaves, how well it collects the leaves in vacuum mode, how easy it is to use, and noise levels.