I have a very small frame, so when I first tried on this product, I was upset at how bulky it looked. It was a bit heavy on my shoulders, but I can't really lift heavy weights due to my back problem, so this was quite an issue. After several times of use, however, I became accustomed to this weight and it was no problem after that. This leaf blower is quite powerful, and I don't need to keep removing leaves from the same area. It seems to be pretty efficient and isn't that loud, which is definitely a plus, because I get a headache from loud noises. I use this in my driveway and in the backyard, and I don't have any other issues with it so far, after 1 month of use. It's quite easy to use, and it took me all of 5 minutes to learn how it operates and what to do with it. What's even better is that my teenage daughter uses it sometimes to help me out. Overall, highly recommend to anyone who needs to especially during the fall months.