We have had many leaf blowers in our years as home owners and this one has been one of favorites. It is not that heavy, I am only 5'1" and can carry it around fairly easily. I use it all summer long to blow the grass clippings off of our sidewalk and driveway. Of course it gets used the most in the fall when all the trees shed there leaves. It has a very powerful blow to it and gets all the leaves to the curb faster than most blowers. It also has a vacuum like suction to it and you can suck up all your yard litter into the provided bag. The bag does not hold that much so be prepared for lots of emptying into a larger bag or can. The power cord is long but you will definitely need an extension cord to use this all over your yard. Weight It is not all that heavy. If you have to use it for a long time it might start to feel heavier than it is but for short uses it is pretty lightweight. Performance It blows out pretty strongly. Durability I use it for grass, leaves, and any other debris that gets into my yard.