Not sure if all of the bad reviews about leaves flying out of the bag actually read the instructions. You're supposed to roll the end and clip together with the clip at the end of the bag. In any case. LOVE this product. While it is a bit tricky as a woman with small hands to undo the attachments, this thing is a beast when it comes to mulching leaves. Had tons under my Ash tree and it ate them right up. Empting the bag is a breeze. The blower isn't as great, not a whole lot of umpfh, but good enough for what I need.
This is not a serious leaf blower. In fact, this misbegotten "three-in-one" device -- along with its numerous unwieldy plastic components -- will sit uselessly in your garage after a single use until you dump the whole lot (minus the parts you've lost) onto the next hapless consumer victim at a yard sale. The blow function is pathetic. Yes, the tiny electric motor generates just enough wind to push bone dry leaves across the yard, but it's far slower, and takes much more effort, than using a good hand rake. After carrying it around for an hour to complete a 20-minute raking job, you'll realize the device is not weightless. The plug will also disengage from your extension cord frequently, too. You'll never, ever want to use it again. The vacuum function is utterly useless unless there's not a drop of moisture in the leaves (nor any twigs or chips or stones or ....). Even then, it is not the right tool. If you don't want to do it by hand and you don't have a bagging mower, you'll need a vacuum with **** more power than this feeble thing has. Trying to suck up a pile of moist leaves will take you most of the day as you disassemble it over and over again to free up the cheap plastic fan blades. To be fair, the device has one reasonable use. If you want to blow the dust & dirt off a sidewalk into the air (instead of sweeping it into a pile), this machine can accomplish the task more quickly than a hand broom.
I am slowly getting tools for my new house and with a yard full of trees and some strange berries on the ground I was looking for the perfect way to pick them up. This works well for this and also for picking up last fall leaves. I was originally just look8ng for a vac/blower and stumbled onto this with the added mulching feature and a backpack styled bag with a quick release. The bag is much bigger than I imagined it to be in person. It holds a lot of yard waste. I am super happy with this and it made my job much easier.
A really good yard vac. Wish it had a metal mulching blade. Otherwise all good.