If you are looking for a simple to use mower, which is budget-friendly and lightweight, you've likely come across the Flymo Hovervac 250 mower.
This mower is known for its hover design making it easy to manoeuvre in any direction, but is it worth the hype?
Well, we've reviewed this Flymo mower in more detail below, taking into account all its features and advantages and disadvantages to see if this lawn mower is right for you.
Before we get into our review of this lightweight lawn mower, it's a good idea to understand exactly what a Flymo hover mower is first and how it works before deciding if this is the type of mower you want.
Flymo hover models mow your lawn by operating on an air cushion instead of standard basic mower wheels, this allows you to use the Flymo hover in any direction and is especially great for lawns that have an awkward shape or uneven terrain.
So as you can see exactly what you will get in the Flymo hover model, we've listed the key specs of this mower below.
We've broken down the main features of the Flymo hover mower below and reviewed them in further detail to see just how good this mower is.
Equipped with a 1400W motor power, this affordable hover mower has enough power to cut a tougher lawn, the motor also allows you to tackle gradients and bumps in combination with its hovering effect.
For the price, a 1400W motor is standard for a mower like this and enough for most medium-sized average lawns. The mower might struggle if used on thicker and dense grass.
This hover lawn mower uses a metal blade with a cutting width of 25cm, making it useful for small gardens only. It's also great for using in narrow garden types.
Its hardened steel blade is designed for long term durability.
The metal cutting blade for this Flymo hover mower is pretty durable and should keep sharp for a while, the width is slightly smaller than other average mowers, so it might take you longer to mow your lawn.
Cutting height options for this mower range between 11-31mm making it ideal for shorter grass, they can be easily changed by the mower's lever and the cutting height moves up in 5cm stages.
We are pretty impressed about how low this cutting height goes on the Flymo mower, but the higher range is limited, we think this mower would struggle cutting shorter grass with most going up to about 60mm. The cutting heights on this mower are also difficult to change.
For collecting lawn clippings, this 15L grass collector is ideal for keeping the hover mower lightweight and suits a smaller lawn size. The grass box slots out the mower easily.
Although this is a small sizeable grass collector it is suited to a small garden, we wouldn't attempt to use this mower on a larger garden otherwise you would need to be emptying the grass box constantly.
Design-wise this mower operates with a hovering system, keeping an air cushion underneath allowing it to handle gradients and uneven ground with ease. The model weighs just 6kg and folding handles too for transport and storage. A 10m cable length is supplied.
This hover mower still boasts a high-quality design despite being all plastic, the hover design allows the mower to stay lightweight and its compact design makes it easy to store. We would suggest this mower if you typically struggle with heavy ones.
For safety features, the Flymo hover vac has a safety switch that stops the mower from becoming accidentally starting. It is also designed with a lipped edge to stop the cord from becoming caught on the Flymo hover while you mowing.
The Flymo hover mower doesn't have many safety features, only a safety switch, we would be careful about leaving this Flymo hover around children.
Upon taking the Flymo hover mower out for a test run, you can already see how simple this basic mower is to use thanks to its easy assembly. The extension cable's 10m size limits how far the hover vac can be used but its lightweight makes it easy to change direction.
In terms of power, we would say this mower performs best on small-sized lawns which are already fairly short due to its limited cutting height range.
To help you decide whether or not the Flymo Hovervac 250 mower is for you we've summarised its advantages and disadvantages below.
How much does the Flymo 250 Hovervac mower cost?
The Flymo Hover Vac 250 costs around £80 making it a very affordable electric hover mower in the Flymo range.
What are the downfalls of having a corded electric machine?
The drawbacks of a corded electric machine are freedom. Having a cord prevents you from going further with your mower even with an extension cable and can also be a trip hazard.
Is this Hovervac mower good on bumpy gardens?
For moderate inclines and bumps, the Flymo Hover Vac 250 performs well since the lawn mower is not a wheeled mower, however, we would not recommend using it on very uneven cut grass.
What sized gardens can this Hovervac mower cut?
The Hovervac lawn mower is best for cutting small sized gardens thanks to its limited cut height range and cutting width.
Can I mulch the grass clippings with this Flymo model?
Unfortunately, this lightweight model cannot mulch grass clippings, only store the grass clippings in its grass collector bag.
Overall, the Flymo Hover Vac 250 is a great electric hover mower to choose from if you want to avoid a heavy lawn mower. Weighing only 6kg, the mower is perfect for people with mobility issues and the corded mower would be great for a small-sized garden.
We would not recommend buying this Flymo hover mower however if you are looking for a high powered lawn mower that can handle tough grass and larger lawns since this mower is too small and has a limited cutting height range.