It's rather light and it's very easy to use. I don't thing it's the most powerful electric blower I've ever used but it's a lot better than those noisy 2 cycle blowers that are so loud they drive you crazy. It's a good blower although for use as a vacuum It's actually a pretty good vacuum as well. I was quite surprised. Weight It seems very light to me compared to my old Ryobi two cycle blower. Although not as strong, it still does a good job without mixing oil and having to get ethanol free gas. I would guess the weight at fifteen pounds. Performance As I mentioned before this is not the most powerful blower but would be good for small to medium sized jobs. I wouldn't use it for commercial purposes. Handling Being as light as it is, it handles pretty well. No problems for me what so ever. Ease of Use It's so easy to use I don't believe there is anyone that couldn't figure it out. Durability it looks to be well made and I have a friend that's used his a lot and has had no issues. It's still a long season but so far I'm very pleased with this product.