I didn't expect this leaf blower to have a lot of power. I couldn't have been more wrong. It packs a lot of power. It is plenty strong to blow the leaves in my yard. I love that this leaf blower also has a vac. Even though it takes a few minutes to switch between the two functions. For the price you can' t really go wrong. As long as your yard doesn't look like a forest it should work well enough for anyone. Weight I find this leaf blower to be pretty lightweight. It has enough weight to it to get the job done. But it's comfortable to work with. Performance Performs very well. It has quite a bit of power. Handling Easy to handle. The strap makes it nice and easy to hold. Ease of Use It's very user friendly. The functions are self explanatory. And even though the switch from blower to vac isn't automatic it's very easy to use. Durability It seems to be plenty durable as long as you don't use any unnecessary force. It isn't super heavy duty. But it's far from being a piece of junk.