The Strong Backpack Blower: Husqvarna 356BT

The 51.7cc engine on the Husqvarna 356BT cranks out air at 177 mph but weighs less than 25 pounds, so two hours of moving mountains of leaves doesn't feel like it. The sound-dampening design keeps the engine's rumble to the level of a conversation for those standing 50 feet away. [$480; husqvarna.com]