Best Cordless Leaf Blowers of 2021
Top handheld and backpack electric blowers from CR's tests
In the past decade, cordless leaf blowers have evolved from a niche product for light leaf cleanup to a viable alternative to heavy-duty gas-powered blowers.
These tools, also called battery leaf blowers, battery-powered leaf blowers, or cordless electric leaf blowers, are now worth a serious look.
“Cordless leaf blowers are more convenient and quieter than gas, and the best ones are every bit as powerful,” says Misha Kollontai, CR’s test engineer in charge of leaf blower testing.
In fact, there are currently eight handheld cordless leaf blowers that outperform the best gas model in our ratings. In addition to starting instantly and running more quietly than gas models, cordless leaf blowers also spare you the need to mix oil and gasoline for the two-cycle engines used in most gas-powered blowers. They also produce no emissions and are vastly better for the earth.