Home Depot and Lowe’s, for instance, have house brands—Ryobi and Kobalt, respectively—that you’ll find only in their stores. Walmart has more corded electric options, and Lowe’s and Home Depot have more heavy-duty backpack leaf blowers, in part because they sell to pros as well as consumers.
Below are the best leaf blowers from our ratings that you’ll find at these retailers. Each model performed well during our tests. This includes measuring the time it takes to remove a pile, and how thoroughly the model removes them near the bottom. These leaves can become embedded in the grass.
For more on how we test leaf blowers, see CR’s leaf blower buying guide. Our leaf-blower ratings guide can be accessed by CR members.