These are the top three backpack vacuum cleaners in the market today. The GV 8 Qt Light Powerful BackPack Vacuum, New GV Professional Backpack HEPA vacuum, and the Shop-Vac 2860010 6.5- Peak HP Industrial BackPack Vacuum in that order. Why the need for a backpack vacuum cleaner? One of the frustrations you get when vacuuming is the constantly having to move the vacuum along. And the tyres of the vacuum cleaner always get caught up on carpets or rugs. But having a backpack vacuum cleaner, especially a light one, removes these frustrations. Also it takes considerable less time to complete the vacuum job than when you are using the floor vacuum cleaner.
For a very good, light backpack vacuum cleaner, the top of it’s class is the The GV 8 Qt Light Powerful BackPack Vacuum. It has a customer rating of 4 stars out of 5 at amazon.com where over 60 customers have bought and used it. The reviews from these customers gives this vacuum cleaner it’s top ranking.
However, I am going to show you some of the good and bad points of this vacuum cleaner so that you can decide for yourself.
a) It has a 4 stage HEPA filtration system
b) It comes with a long 25ft cord.
c) A large 8 quart bag size
d) It is light (only 10Ibs) and loaded with tools and power head.
If you are going to lug a backpack around the house, then lightness must be one of your important
considerations. This backpack vacuum is lightweight.
It is very easy to put on. It has a waist strap, made in such a way that the backpack weight is on
the waist instead of the shoulders.
The hose of the vacuum cleaner can be attached to the left or right side of the vacuum cleaner. So
a right or left handed person can easily use it.
You can also use the vacuum cleaner as a blower, to blow computer keyboards etc.
It also comes with an extendable wand, so that you can extend it to any comfortable height. It
doesn’t matter whether you are a short or tall person.
The GV 8 Qt Light Powerful BackPack Vacuum cleaner can easily be used on carpet, hardwood
It comes with some standard attachments, like the crevice tool, the duster tool, the upholstery
tool, the floor tool and three different sizes of inflator tools.
At the base of the wand is a switch that you can use to retract the brush rolls depending on the
kind of floor you are vacuuming.
It has 98 inches of power lift for deep cleaning.
The sound from the backpack vacuum cleaner is normal. Not loud as to cause discomfort.
Most customers reviews indicate that the power of suction for the vacuum cleaner is very
Ease of use.
It is very easy to use. You can connect the hose to the left or right side of the vacuum. And it is
lightweight allowing for easy m ovement aroung the house.
Some customers complained about the durability of this vacuum. Because some parts and
attachment are made from plastics, these parts tend to break more easily. However, if handled
carefully, it should last a long time.
What it can clean.
It can be used on carpets, hardwood and tiles. The brush rolls can be retracted to allow for change
in floor types.
This backpack vacuum cleaner comes with some standard accessories. It has the crevice tool, the
duster tool, the upholstery tool, the floor tool and three different sizes of inflator tools.
Reviews from customers at amazon.com gives this cleaner a 4 star rating. About 60 customer
have bought and reviewed it. This is what one customer has to say
“ I am very happy with the machine. Plenty light weight, very powerful. Lots of power even for
carpets. Some reviews kind of indicated that ….Read the rest”
and another customer says..“At first this vac, was great.. powerful suction, and easy to use.. but, read the rest.
a) Lightweight and easy to carry around the house.
b) Can vacuum clean different types of floor surfaces.
c) Very good suction power
d) Low noise
e) Adjustable wand
f) Good price.
a) Some customers complained about the attachments friction fits. That is, there is no screw to hold
them very tight. This could be problem down the road.
b) Power cord not long enough. May need to buy an extension power cord.