Ryobi 2 Cycle Gas Backpack Blower

Last updated date: May 1, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Backpack Blowers and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Comparaboo, Best Reviews Guide, Best of Machinery, Consumer Reports, Review Wind, The Filter Master and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack Blower you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the Ryobi Ryobi 2 Cycle Gas Backpack Blower placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It comes with an ergonomic back and shoulder harness that is designed for extreme comfort.
- Best of Machinery
The blower points downward subtly, mimicking the natural movement of an arm.
- The Saw Guy
Has more than one speed for better control in tight areas.
- Consumer Reports
The RY08420 is mounted at a down angle which makes the unit more comfortable when clearing ground debris. I can honestly say this is one the most comfortable blowers I have ever used.
- Tools In Action
We like the angled nozzles, because there is nothing worse than having to move outdoor furniture, toys, planters, and more while trying to clean up a yard.
- Review Wind
Our testing team loved how easy starting the Ryobi Backpack Leaf Blower is as opposed to other gas-powered choices.
- The Filter Master
What experts didn't like
Fairly noisy when heard from a distance, a potential concern for relations with neighbors.
- Consumer Reports
We would like to have seen a clear gas tank on this unit instead of the brown, non-transparent tank.
- Tools In Action
Fuel and oil needs to be mixed prior to use.
- Review Wind
Runs on a 50:1 mix of fuel to oil which can be a bit annoying to mix up and deal with.
- The Filter Master

From The Manufacturer

With an extra-large 42cc engine, this backpack blower is designed to handle your toughest clearing jobs. The unique engine mounting is engineered to deliver maximum air flow at all times and the contoured shoulder/back harness provides ultimate comfort and a perfect fit. The tube construction includes a variable speed trigger and cruise control for easy command and the angled nozzle points naturally downward reducing effort and maximizing clearing power. This backpack blower is sturdy, but light- at just 18 lbs. Best of all, Ryobi backs this blower with a 3-year warranty, so you can rest assured that this blower is guaranteed to perform.

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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