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Cobra HM381 hand push mower Gardeners World Review

Cobra HM381 Hand Push Mower review

A great value, easy to push hand mower.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Best Buy winner, this hand push mower is easy to use with four heights of cut and a padded handle. It comes with a grass collecting bag and a two year warranty.
Ease of Handling
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Cutting Performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Setting up / Storage
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Compact and light



Easy height of cut adjustment

Good value
Cons: Some parts feel flimsy
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What are the main features of the Cobra HM381 hand push mower?

This simple mower comes with clear instructions and is easy to assemble – only the handle needs putting together and attaching to the body of the machine. The handle is padded for extra comfort when pushing. There are four heights of cut ranging from 13- 38mm and it’s easy to switch between them by pulling the levers on the side. It has a cutting width of 38cm and a rear roller gives a striped finish. It also comes with a 26 litre grass bag that attaches to the back.

What is the Cobra HM381 hand push mower like to use?

This little mower is light and easy to push and the padded handle is soft on the hand. It cuts well and efficiently and changing the height of cut is simple with markers as a guide. The cutting width is reasonable for a small to medium lawn but the grass bag, which is attached to the back above the roller and to the handle fails to catch the clippings well, especially when it’s windy

Is the Cobra HM381 hand push mower easy to store?

The handle folds in half so it can be tucked under a bench or in a corner. Alternatively, leave the handle up and hang it up flat to the wall to keep it out of the way.

Is the Cobra HM381 hand push mower good value for money?

This was the cheapest mower in our test. It’s simple and easy to push and use and comes with a two year warranty. We think it’s excellent value for money.


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Product Specifications


Brand Cobra
Name Cobra HM381 Hand Push Mower
Model HM381
Price £55.00
Lawn mower type Push


Powered by Hand
Cutting height 13-38
Number of cutting height settings 4
Cutting width 38cm
Collection capacity 26l
Roller Yes
Weight 9kg
Warranty 2YEAR