Friday, May 22, 2015

ReLeaf Leaf Scoops a review

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When I first saw this product I wondered "Why didn't I think of that?" It is a good idea, especially for small land owners, suburbanites, and folks with micro plots. It is simple and it works, for the most part. Don't worry we are going to cover it all.

Usability


The ReLeaf leaf scoops are pretty self explanatory. They are basically handles extensions. By using the scoops the volume you can handle each load is increased quite a bit. Just use them like you would your hands to gather up materials like leaves, pine straw, wheat straw, or mulch.


Light Work


On dry and even damp leaves the ReLeaf leaf scoops do a fine job. Pine straw is also a go. For light work these things are really good.


Comfort


Here is where I have a problem. My right wrist is a little deformed. One of my bones stick out further than normal. The scoops are comfortable on my left hand on my right it is fine until I have a load in the scoop. I talked about the discomfort in the video but I didn't know what was causing the pain till later. The pain is caused by my wrist , not the design. 

I have wrapped the right scoops wrist strap with padding and vet wrap. That has helped a lot to reduce the discomfort.


 

Medium Work


As soon as you move into heavier weight materials like mulch or even some compost, you begging to get to the outer limits of the scoops design. If you watch the video you will notice that while trying to mix composted manure and mulch the scoops buckled a good bit. They were still able to do what I wanted to get done, but you could almost hear them groan from the strain.




If you would like to see my video of the  ReLeaf scoops in action you can do so below.



Final Thoughts

 This is a really good idea and for the smaller land owner the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops may be just what you need. They are not intended for heavy materials and are perfect for what they are designed for. I use them, I really do. If I hadn't gotten them for free to review, I would still buy them. They do have their limitations, but all in all they are a go.


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