Review: Hyundai 3-in-1 vacuum, leaf blower and mulcher
reviewed 18 Dec 2019 by Georgia Petrie

Price:

Value:

Functionality:

Design:

Reasonably priced 3-in-1 garden tool from Honda

3000W motor and 45L detachable collection bag

Nine chute position to suit various heights

What is it?

This 3000W garden tool from Hyundai is an electric leaf blower, vacuum and mulcher. It has a detachable 45-litre mulching bag to contain the leaves and grass that it vacuums up, reducing garden debris to one-tenth of its original volume - meaning it takes up less space in your wheelie bin. The two front wheels allow easy manoeuvrability and control, while the nine-position telescopic chute can be extended from 70cm to 100cm to suit any height.

At £45, the Hyundai 3-in-1 is also great value. But how did we get on with it?

What's it like?

The leaf blower comes fully assembled, so getting to grips with the machine isn't difficult at all. Although, there is a manual in the box which we had a quick look over regardless. There's a large switch - which is easy to reach while using the leaf blower - allowing us to swap between blowing and vacuuming. 

The device also features variable speed, so we can use low speed in delicate areas such as flower borders and high speed to quickly cover large areas. The Hyundai 3-in-1 produces a max. airspeed of 186mph (299km/h) and offers anti-vibration tech to protect your hands when using it for a long duration of time.

Weighing only 3.3kg, the leaf blower is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre using the wheels and the single over-shoulder support harness. There's a telescopic chute that can be extended from 70cm to 100cm to ensure you won't be uncomfortably bending over to push the leaf blower around, however, we found it a touch difficult to actually adjust the chute height.

As for another thing we found a bit irritating, the canvas mulching bag fell off a few times. Whether this is because the leaves got a bit too heavy (we tested the machine in December when the ground was wet so the leaves were heavier and harder to vacuum) or because we didn't tie it on tight enough - we aren't sure. We also seem to be in the minority with this issue when we had a gander at the mostly positive Amazon reviews.

The manual says that the machine will work on wet or dry leaves and, while we can attest to this, we'd venture a guess that it works much better on dry leaves - as we'd expect of most leaf blowers. The chute got blocked by the wet leaves but we don't expect this to be a problem in warmer months. Aside from the issue with the mulching bag, when it did stay attached, it collected plenty of leaves and easily unzips at the bottom to drop all the mulched debris into a bin or on a compost heap. 

As you'd expect with any Hyundai equipment, the vacuum/leaf blower is built of high-quality components and comes with a three-year warranty in case anything goes wrong. As it's electric, the machine has a long 12m power cable too.

Should I buy one?

All in all, yes. Despite some small gripes, we'd wholeheartedly recommend the Hyundai 3-in-1 vacuum, leaf blower and mulcher - even with its ridiculously long name. It's a nice change to open a box and not be greeted with a heavy manual and a bunch of pieces and screws to put a machine together before you can use it. It does exactly what it says it does and, at this price, it's astounding value as well. 

Buy it now

Hyundai HYBV3000E 3 in 1 3000W Electric Leaf Blower Vacuum & Shredder Lightweight & Powerful Long 12 Meter Cable, Large 45L Bag, Variable Speed, Telescope Chute 3 Year Warranty, Blue

£39.99
Pros Nine chute position to suit various heights Big, easy to empty collection/mulch bag Lightweight
Cons Leaves can get clogged quickly in the chute Extending the chute length can be fiddly Bag sometimes comes unattached

Specifications

3000W motor

Shoulder strap and two front wheels

62 -186mph controllable variable airspeed

9 position telescopic chute to suit all heights (70cm - 100cm).

45-litre detachable collection bag

Covered by three-year Hyundai warranty

Similar Products

Mowers & garden equipment

Toro 56 cm PoweReverse ADS SmartStow lawnmower

Designed for large lawns, the Toro 56cm PoweReverse ADS is a serious bit of kit. Powered by a Briggs...

Mowers & garden equipment

Hozelock Cloud Controller

The Cloud Controller is an automatic timer for hosepipes, sprinklers and watering systems from Hozelock...

Mowers & garden equipment

Honda Versatool

The Honda Versatool is designed to take on a huge range of gardening tasks. With eight push-and-click...

Mowers & garden equipment

Hayter Harrier 48 roller mower

The Hayter Harrier 48 is a roller mower that is designed to leave your lawn looking well-trimmed with...