Husqvarna Professional 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower

Last updated date: May 1, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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We looked at the top 1 Backpack Blowers and dug through the reviews from 27 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Yard Care Life, A Top Daily, Comparaboo, Best Reviews Guide, Top Reviews, Outdoor Ideas, The Tool Boss, Consumer Reports, Heathy Handyman, Verellen Home Comfort, Clean Up Home, Helpful Habit, Best of Machinery, Garden Hive Fly, Relevant Rankings, Wiki EZ Vid, Wise Pick, Best Plus Reviews, Blower Specialists, Review Wind, The Filter Master, Best Backpack Blower, Leaf Blower Reviews, Garden Aware and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack Blower you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 143 expert reviews, the Husqvarna Husqvarna Professional 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 2, 2019:
Checkout The Best Backpack Blower for a detailed review of all the top backpack blowers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
27 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,128 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Has compelling list of features including emission reducing X-Torq, adjustable fan speed and comfortable harness.
- BestReviews
Air purge function removes air from fuel system and carburetor for easier starting.
- Yard Care Life
LowVib dampers considerably reduce vibrations during the operation, making the tool rather the convenient.
- Best Advisor
The design of this leaf blower is professional. It allows users to carry it on top of their back with shoulder straps and harness during the operation.
- A Top Daily
It's effective on both dry and wet leaves, as well as sticks, dust, and other lightweight debris.
- Outdoor Ideas
It is relatively light weight.
- The Tool Boss
The blowing speed can be fixed, sometimes only at the highest setting, so you need not hold the trigger constantly during operation.
- Consumer Reports
The switch for the cruise control feature is opposite to the throttle on the handle, and having this feature is a huge bonus as it allows for easy cleanup.
- Heathy Handyman
It’s pretty light and you won’t feel that it tires you out when you are using it.
- Verellen Home Comfort
This blower has a smooth and comfortable handling system, ensuring that you don’t strain or hurt your body as you operate it. The blower is easy to control even at full throttle.
- Clean Up Home
Harness and controls were designed with ergonomics and ease of use in mind and include a hip belt and wide shoulder straps.
- Helpful Habit
This product is powered by an impressive 2 horsepower engine and can reach up to 7,500 RPM, perfect for those pesky wet leaves.That translates into air speeds of nearly 180 mph! Thats some serious air flow.
- Best of Machinery
Relatively lightweight for the amount of power it has.
- The Saw Guy
The power of the 350BT is simply excellent – it can blow away all kinds of debris you may encounter on your yard, even wet leaves, sticks or twigs are no match for it.
- Garden Hive Fly
It is comfortable and easy to use.
- Relevant Rankings
The Husqvarna 350BT is a midsize, gasoline unit with a 50cc, two-cycle X-Torq engine that will last for years of heavy use, even on a daily basis.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Emits 60 percent fewer exhaust emissions and consumes 20 per cent less fuel.
- Wise Pick
Not only powerful but the engine also ensures fuel efficiency. It consumes 20 percent less fuel in comparison to other existing gas-powered models.
- Best Plus Reviews
Our favorite feature of this backpack blower is the fan keeping a continuous speed, so that everyone can complete large jobs quickly and efficiently.
- Review Wind
It has maximum power speed of 7500 RPM.
- The Filter Master
This backpack blower is powered by a 2.1-horsepower X-Torque engine which is very fuel efficient. Furthermore, it does not produce as much harmful emissions as other backpack blowers on the market.
- Best Backpack Blower
April 16, 2015 | Full review
The lightweight model from Husqvarna has its own harness for those who require a more comfortable experience.
- Leaf Blower Reviews
July 26, 2015 | Full review
Comfortable, ventilated and load-reducing harness with hip belt.
- Garden Aware
What experts didn't like
Challenging to start and only has 180 mph blowing capacity,which is less than similarly priced models.
- BestReviews
Engine kill switch and throttle cruise control are one and the same.
- Yard Care Life
This backpack blower is the noisiest on the shortlist.
- Best Advisor
No vacuum or mulching feature.
- Outdoor Ideas
The tubes aren’t easy to take apart when you store it. If you have limited storage space and won’t be using it very often, this may be a concern for you as well.
- The Tool Boss
Loud enough to require the use of hearing protection while operating.
- Consumer Reports
The tubes aren’t easy to take apart and clean.
- Heathy Handyman
It can create some smoke while running.
- Verellen Home Comfort
This unit is quite tricky to assemble, and you’ll need some muscle and mechanical knowledge to adjust the tubes according to the manual.
- Clean Up Home
The throttle grip may occasionally slip from its position.
- Helpful Habit
The unit stopped working after the first use and they had problems dealing with the Husqvarna customer support (you cannot return gas products on Amazon so you have to deal with the manufacturer).
- Garden Hive Fly
One drawback is the noise level which will probably require the operator to use hearing protection.
- Relevant Rankings
Makes a lot of noise, which means you need to be ready for neighbor complaints.
- Wise Pick
The instruction manual is crap that made the assembly hard. The company should include a proper instruction manual with easy to understand pictures.
- Best Plus Reviews
Not as strong as other models. Some parts are plastic and can break easily.
- Review Wind
Our team noticed that it did seem to go through a bit more fuel than what we originally expected.
- The Filter Master
First of all, while lauding the product, some clients found the large size as inconvenient for some chores. For instance, they encountered difficulties in taking care of hard to reach areas such as the roof of their vehicles. Nonetheless, they didn’t discredit the blower’s impressive performance when it comes to big jobs.
- Best Backpack Blower
April 16, 2015 | Full review
The harness is great for support, yet long cleaning sessions may still cause some back pains.
- Leaf Blower Reviews
July 26, 2015 | Full review
Fuel primer position is a bit inconvenient.
- Garden Aware

From The Manufacturer

The Husqvarna 350BT is a commercial styled blower in the popular 50cc mid-size range featuring a new, powerful X-Torq engine. The harness and controls are ergonomically designed for high capacity and ease of use. Perfect for professional landscape contractors as well as homeowners with large land areas, the uniquely lightweight, mid-size Husqvarna 350BT back pack blower features a new, powerful X-Torq engine for increased power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. The harness and controls are ergonomically designed for high capacity and ease of use, and throttle controls are mounted on the tube. With its 2.1-horsepower engine and maximum power speed of 7,500 RPM, this blower is able to generate wind speeds up to 180 miles per hour--enough to blow away even the most stubborn yard waste. Husqvarna's patented 2-stroke X-Torq engine technology gives you more power when you need it, and with up to 20 percent less fuel consumption and up to 60 percent less emissions (when compared to a standard 2-stroke engine). Comfortably designed for hours of use, the 350BT features an integrated harness that's ventilated and helps reduce load with a hip belt that's shaped to fit the contours of the operator and wide shoulder straps. The handle has an easily adjustable soft grip for optimal maneuvering. Its high-volume 42.27-ounce tank can sustain hours of use. It also features a cruise-control function that maintains a constant fan speed, allowing you to complete big jobs without having to constantly regulate your blower's speed. Other features include a an easily adjustable soft-grip handle, intuitively gathered controls, and an air purge function that removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easier starting. It's backed by a 2-year limited warranty. Great yards demand equipment that is as dedicated and hardworking as you are. Fortunately, Husqvarna's range of garden equipment offers everything from lawnmowers and snow blowers to trimmers and chainsaws that let you master your slice of the great outdoors. With Husqvarna, it's easy to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood. Founded in Sweden in 1689, Husqvarna is one of the world's oldest companies.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Makita 4-Stroke Hip Throttle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Husqvarna Professional 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 27
3. Greenworks PRO 80V Cordless Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Poulan Pro 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 21
5. Husqvarna 2-Cycle Handheld Blower
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 15
6. DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
7. EGO V Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Troy-Bilt 2-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Ryobi 2 Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8

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