We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Are you struggling with which garden vacuum to buy? Keep reading and see PatioMate’s favourite garden vacuums for this year.
Compare the best prices and the pro’s and con’s of each of these magnificant machines below.
Last Updated: 22nd May 2020
Our Top 10 Garden Vacuum and Outdoor Vacuum Cleaners
🏆 Bosch ALS 2500 Electric Garden Blower and Vacuum
#1 Best Seller & Our Best Garden Vacuum
- Variable blowing speed up to 300 km per hour for light sweeping to remove sticky, wet leaves
- 2500 W motor gives powerful performance with up to 800 cu m per hour volume flow rate; adjustable handle and padded shoulder strap for comfortable use without pain in shoulders or arms
- Long working time thanks to shredding ratio 10:1 - more compact leaves for composting. Variable airflow speed: 280 - 300 km/h
The ever-reliable Bosch have brought their A-game this time around. There are variable blowing speeds of up to 186mph (300km/h) for even the most stubborn of deteriorating sticky soggy leaves.
Weighing only 3.2kg as a blower and 4.4kg as a vacuum this Bosch is reliable, sturdy and very well built to make for years of comfortable use. The 2500 watt motor delivers a powerful performance for up to 800m3/h.
The collection bag, 45L to ensure more time collecting and less time emptying, has a thoughtfully designed second handle and a zip to make emptying as easy to do as using the device itself. This is PatioMate’s favourite blower vacuum combo to tackle the onslaught of Autumn this year.
- Budget Friendly
- High Power
- Large Collection Bag
- Potential Reliability Issues
- Struggles with Wet Mulch
Platinum Garden Electric Leaf Blower Vacuum 2600
Cheap Leaf Vacuum
Let the reviews of this mini blower speak for itself, there are hundreds. With a 2600 watt electric motor and a fabulous price, this little leaf blower vacuum has it all.
Simply blow all the leaves and debris into a pile, vacuum them up and shred them down. This device comes with 6 metres of cable, a 10:1 mulching ratio and a whopping 35L collecting capacity WITH a shoulder strap for ease of use.
The Platinum Garden Electric Leaf Blower Vacuum is ideal for smaller gardens, patios and driveways.
93% of users have rated this item 4-stars or more based on 220+ reviews!
- Very Light
- Easy to Assemble
- Perfect for Young & Old Users
- Lots of Positive Reviews
- Some Users Have Complained of Poor Strap Reliability
Flymo FLGV2700 GardenVac Electric Garden Blower Vacuum
For Larger Gardens
- 40 L debris collection bag
- 3:1 shredding ratio
- 212 kmh blow speed ;Cable length: 12 m; Air speed: 59 m/s.
- 12 m mains cable
The Flymo brand has become a bit of a household favourite over the years, delivering strong and reliable service which often outlives its competitors.
The 40L debris collection bag is ideal for short or long jobs and the 212km/h blow speed rivals top brand competition at a snip of the price.
There is a nice long 12m cable giving you added manoeuvrability. 3:1 shredding ratio would be great if you’re into composting as much as we are to give your worms some nice new bedding, especially as they fatten up with leftover Christmas dinners.
- Long Mains Cable
- High Power
- Decent Storage Capacity
- 22% of Users Were Unhappy With Their Purchase (2-star or lower)
VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower
Excellent Leaf Blower
VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower - 20V Max Li-ion – Lightweight with Soft Grip Handle - POWERED BY PRIMAL
- Powerful 20V Max. cordless leaf blower - rapidly clears up leaves and debris. Low on noise and vibration – the blower is ideal for use in residential areas
- Distinctive in a black and orange colourways, the leaf blower is Powered by Primal technology – the 1.5ah Li-ion battery is fully compatible with all other products in the VonHaus 20V Max. Garden Range
- The cordless, ergonomic design with soft grip rubber handle offers complete mobility and comfortable operation
This cordless 20V max leaf blower cleans up leaves and debris in no time. Low on noise and vibration it is perfect if you don’t want to wake neighbours on a Sunday morning but need to rid your life of pesky leaves.
This unique cordless blower is powered by Primal technology. The Vonhaus brand is reliable and this blower is no exception, nothing has been spared in incorporating as many important functions into as convenient a device as possible for ease of use.
The lightweight, ergonomic design offers added mobility not available with corded machines. This Vonhaus cordless blower is great for both larger and harder to reach areas. The 1.5Ah Li-ion battery takes only 1 hour to charge and has a maximum run time of 30 minutes, which is ideal for finishing touches, especially as it only weighs 1.85kg.
- Decent Run-Time
- Replacement Batteries Can Be Expensive
- Not a Traditional Vacuum
Ryobi RBV26B 26cc Petrol Blower Vacuum
Our Favourite Petrol Powered Vacuum
- Powerful 26cc POWRLT2 for efficient blowing and vacuuming performance
- 325km/hr air speed for moving even wet leaves to keep your garden tidy
- Adjustable throttle speed to match the current job
- On-board tool storage makes it easier to maintain
- Easily-interchangeable blower and vacuum tubes for hassle-free use in both modes
This powerful 26cc Petrol Blower and Vacuum machine has a whopping max air speed of 325km/h which can move even wet mulchy leaves with relative ease.
The blower and vacuum tubes are easy to interchange for hassle-free usage. This incredible device comes complete with a wrench and one shot 2 stroke oil.
- High Speed Blower
- Fantastic Mulching Ability
- Some Users Struggle with Assembly
Webb EBV260 Electric Garden Vacuum & Leaf Blower
Budget Friendly Vacuum
This lightweight and simple to use leaf blower and garden vacuum has a 1300watt electric motor but don’t be underwhelmed, this little beastie can deliver a maximum air speed of 260km/h.
Once you’ve blown all the leaves on your property into oblivion you can simply vacuum up any stragglers and shred them at the 10:1 ratio to be collected into the 45L collection bag.
The Webb EBV260 provides easy access to the impeller so that should any clogs happen, they are quick and simple to get to. There are small wheels on the base of the tube to make vacuuming less strenuous still.
88% of users have rated this item 4-stars or more based on 5+ reviews!
- 2-in-1 Blower or Vacuum
- Quick Adjust Handles
- Variable Speed Control
- Large Collection Bag
- Some Users may Struggle with the Weight
Handy THEV 3000 Electric Leaf Blower/Vacuum
- 3000 watt motor with variable speed
- 45 litre collection bag, 10 metres of cable and shoulder strap
- Nozzle Support Wheel for easy of use on hard surfaces
- Blows, Vacuums and Shreds at a ratio of 10:1
- Weight - 4.9kg
The Handy THEV 3000 is more than just handy, it can suck very well too 😉
This powerful 3000 watt electric leaf blower and vacuum has variable speeds, perfect for those difficult to clear spaces. At only 4.9kg it is comfortable to use without feeling too strained.
Like many of our other blowers, the Handy shreds at a ratio of 10:1, don’t be tempted to use it for anything other than leaves and small garden debris. It comes with a useful 40L collection bag, 10 metres of cable and a convenient shoulder strap.
87% of users have rated this item 4-stars or more based on 250+ reviews!
- 10:1 Mulching Ratio
- 40 Litre Collection Bag
- 3kW Motor
- 5% of Users Complained of Poor Reliability
Karcher S 650 Push Floor Sweeper 16 Litre Waste Tank
A Great Alternative to a Rake
- Fast and thorough cleaning
- Ideal for pavements, roads, driveways and garages
- Contains dirt in its on-board waste container
- Two-stage height adjustment
- Comfortable and easy to use
- the brushes are stored in the dust compartment of the machine
This unusual garden vacuum might be just what you’re looking for if you have trouble lifting for long periods of time.
The unit is fast and thorough to use and is ideal for pavements, roads, driveways and garages. The vacuum is comfortable to use and has a dust compartment that has a duel purpose of storing brushes.
There is a two stage, height adjustment perfect for gardeners of differing heights. There is also an on-board waste container to collect dirt as you go so there is no need to stop to empty before the job is done.
Weighing in at only 11kg and with a 16L on-board waste container this vacuum is capable of cleaning up to 1,800 square meters in an hour. There is also an in-built push mechanism on the sweeper which means that dirt and debris can be collected up against walls which we all know is the bane of vacuuming indoors.
- Good for Users who Struggle with Prolonged Weight Lifting
- Not for Everyone
Draper 39087 30cc Petrol Vacuum, Blower and Mulcher
Multi-purpose Petrol Powered Machine
- Expert Quality
- 2 stroke petrol engine
- Ergonomic handle with soft grip insert
- Variable air flow setting
- Note:The Lever Could Snap Off If The User Tried To Change From Blow To Suck Action Whilst The Machine Is Running, This Can Cause Debris To Trap When The Mode Flap Moves To Change The Machine Function From Such To Blow.
The Draper 39087 was built to a superb level of quality, fit for expert use. The ergonomic handle with soft grip insert has comfort in mind for the average user to enjoy.
With a 2-stroke petrol engine and front support handle there is a great deal designed to improve the experience of leaf blowing and sucking. As with the McCulloch, the draper has a 10:1 mulching ratio, saving you space in your composter.
The Draper petrol vacuum, blower and mulcher comes complete with a 30cc 2 stroke engine, adjustable shoulder strap, 40L collection bag.
- Relatively Lightweight
- Large Collection Bag
- Conflicting Reviews – 37% of Users Rated 2-stars or Less
McCulloch MCGBV325 Petrol Blower
An Excellent Petrol Blower / Vacuum / Mulcher
- 25cc 2-Stroke Petrol Engine
- 45 litre collection bag
- Intergrated leaf shredder
- 10:1 mulch ratio
- 199.98mph air speed
This impressive 25cc petrol-powered leaf blower not only blows leaves away, it can also shred them at an incredible 10:1 ratio.
This technology can help you save time compared to other blowers on the market. Instead of continuously having to empty the bag, this McCulloch blower is accompanied by a whopping 45 litre collection bag.
The device itself only weighs 4.4kg, which could easily be operated by a “bored” teen. This high-performance machine is ideal for anyone with a garden to clear and it will not disappoint. The box contains; 25cc 2-stroke engine unit, directional nozzle, 2 x blower tubes, 45L collection bag, vacuum tubes and an instructional booklet.
- V. Large Collection Bag
- Lots of Extras
- 20% of Users Rated 2-stars or Less
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