The Independent endorsement continues bumper year for Cobra

Holly Daulbyin Machinery & Mechanics

National newspaper, the Independent, has featured Cobra in its best robotic mowers review, recognising the Mowbot as the 'best for lawn finish' and "one of the best on test".

This accompanies a recent string of accolades for Cobra, with the Mowbot also being named in Modern Garden magazine as the best value, praising it for its range of cutting heights and streamlined, stylish design, describing it as "a winner with design lovers".

Cobra mowers have received further recognition and glowing endorsements, in particular the MX3440V, which was featured in 'best buy cordless mower' articles in BBC Gardeners' World and Your Home, as well as being highly recommended in the 2023 Expert Reviews Garden Awards 2023, praising its value and stating it "punches well above its weight".

Both t3 and the Evening Standard are Cobra fans too. With t3 endorsing the MX534SPH as the 'best self-propelled petrol lawn mower for big lawns', and favourably reviewing the M40SPC, with product specialist, Derek Adams, stating: "The great thing about Cobra gear is that it's British so spares are easy to come by, and that can be a major consideration when opting for a petrol-powered garden machine. If you're in the market for a very keenly priced, smaller-bodied self-drive petrol mower that does the job well, I suggest you make a beeline towards this one."

Various journalists at the Evening Standard have reviewed Cobra mowers too, with the GTRM38P, HM381 and M41C all being featured. Journalist Stuart Pritchard tried out several lawnmowers for his piece, calling the Cobra M41C a "reassuringly red grass ground-razer that comes with a pleasingly plentiful 41cm blade". Priced at just £167.99, it's no wonder that the mower has picked up the top award, offering high-quality credentials at a wallet-friendly price. Previously named as a Gardeners' World 'Best Buy', the M41C is powered by a Cobra DG350 Series engine and is hand propelled - a quality which Stuart describes as excellent "if you're looking to get some exercise and build those muscles."

Stuart also commented on the weight of the model, saying "it's also very light at just 20kg, and the 50L grass catcher will cut down on extra trips to the compost heap." That's a viewpoint echoed in the fantastic feedback from buyers, as it's been a perennial favourite for gardeners ever since it was launched.

The new Cobra ride on mowers, which launched earlier this year, have also proved popular with journalists and customers alike, including a double page feature in Countryside magazine, which is received by all NFU members.

Peter Chaloner, managing director of Cobra, said: "It's always wonderful to win awards for our mowers and to see our products been reviewed and endorsed so favourably. It's a real testament to the quality of the products and their functionality, while reinforcing our stockists' trust in our products, knowing that they are not only high-quality and reliable, but are also eminently popular and sellable.

"As ever, we are fully committed to supporting our extensive dealer network and doing all we can as a brand to drive business opportunities for them. Our marketing initiatives like this show we are supporting them right from the ground level; liaising with journalists and sending out products to gain the credentials that these mowers truly deserve, and ultimately generating more revenue for our dealers."

Recent Cobra media endorsements also span beyond the mower range with the Independent also recognising the HT550E hedgetrimmer; Expert Reviews praising the GTRM3024V strimmer as the "best cordless strimmer for a mid-sized garden"; and the ever-popular QS2500 shredder appearing in Gardeners' World's 'best shredder' review, as well as in more than 50 regional newspapers.

For further information about Cobra, please visit

Article Tags:
Machinery & mechanics