Flymo invented the hover mower, and sell thousands of them each year.
Though most of those sales are from a dozen or so flagship models, the company offers a range of different mowers, and Flymo has produced many different variants of the original since the company’s inception.
With so many different models it can be hard telling them all apart. Sometimes the differences are incredibly small.
One such example is the Hover Vac 280 vs Easi Glide 300.
If you’re deciding between these two mowers, then you’re in the right place.
Hover Vac 280 vs Easi Glide 300
If you were to size these mowers up side by side, then it would be difficult to tell the difference.
In fact the only significant differences between these mowers are in the cutting width, which is 28cm on the Easi Glide and 30cm on the Hover Vac, and the cable length, which is 10m and 12m respectively.
Both of the mowers have metal blades, four cutting heights from 10-30mm, and a 20litre grass box.
They also both weigh in at 8.8kg.
So why has Flymo given very similar machines different model names?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Read the full Hover Vac 280 Review
They’re Basically the Same Machine, So What Are Their Features?
Glad you asked. Here are some specifications:
Hover Vac 280
Easi Glide 300
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Comments About the Hover Vac 280 and Easi Glide 300
There are a couple notable things about the Hover Vac 280 and Easi Glide 300.
They have both been designed to be:
- Very lightweight at 8.8kg for ease of movement
- Well suited for small gardens
- Ready to mow straight out of the box – very little assembly required
- Fold up small for storage
They also both share some of the same shortcomings:
- Inbuilt grass collection system is quite ineffective
- Flimsy plastic construction
- Short power leads
With the longer power lead and 30cm cutting width, the only difference is that the Easi Glide is slightly more well suited to larger gardens.
Related: Which is the Best Hover Mower?
Is the Hover Vac 280 Right for You?
If you have a small lawn that you want to mow with the minimum of fuss, or just need something lightweight that requires little effort to move around, then the Hover Vac 280 is probably a good choice. Just so long as you don’t mind emptying the 20l grass box quite frequently.
Is the Easi Glide 300 Right for You?
These same points all apply to the Easi Glide 300, but if your lawn is slightly larger (bear in mind the lead is only 12m without an extention) then it might be a better fit,