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Lasher Ecobarrow review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Lasher Ecobarrow review

A well designed, lightweight barrow with great features.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best But winner for Best All Round barrow, this is easy to put together and surprisingly strong. Made from rust-free polythene and nylon, that's 100 %
recycled it's light, comfortable and long lasting. It has good extra features and we love its eco-credentials and versatility. It comes with a five year warranty.
Ease of use
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Value for money
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Pros: Great eco credentials

Light and nimble

Funnelled tray for easy emptying

Well designed
Cons: Handles lack grip
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What are the main features of the Lasher Ecobarrow?

Made from robust, high density polyethylene and nylon this single wheeled barrow has a pneumatic tyre, two U-shaped tipping bars and the 70 litre tray is deep and funnelled at the front. The handles are ergonomically shaped but are smooth with no grip.

What’s the Lasher Ecobarrow like to use?

With clear, simple instructions it takes just a few minutes to put this barrow together with a screwdriver. Once assembled it’s very light and easy to manoeuvre and use and feels well balanced, tipping well. It also stands up easily when not in use. The four ply tyre gives a smooth, cushioned ride and the rim is made from moulded polypropylene so it’s light and rustproof. The nylon frame has gripped feet to help keep it stable and its light and comfortable to push, it just lacks any grip on the handles, which sit well in the hand but may get slippery if working in the wet – wearing gloves would help improve grip. The tray is UV stabilised, easy to keep clean and feels tough and hard wearing. We particularly love the tapered front which makes it easy to tip out contents and helps it slot in between plants when weeding or pruning in beds and borders.

Who is the Lasher Ecobarrow most useful for?

Capable of carrying heavy as well as smaller loads this can transport anything but hot ashes. It’s light enough for everyday gardening tasks and for anyone who lacks storage space, needs to store outside and doesn’t want to worry about rust and decay.

Is the Lasher Ecobarrow good value for money?

This is right at the top of the price scale in our test, however its eco credentials are outstanding and it’s light and easy to use with a well thought out design. It comes with a five year warranty and we think it’s good value for money.

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This review was last updated in November 2021. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

Product Specifications


Name Lasher Ecobarrow
Model Ecobarrow
Price £144.95


Material Recycled polythene
Pan size 70l