Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PJCC Hands free, upward moblility for high places, strong suction
Best features are upward mobility, hands free backpack with cushioned back, and strong suction. It has cheap plastic parts that require gentle handling.
Upward mobility isn't a term often applied to vacuums. Having designed an environment for young cats who love to climb, it is the main feature I look for in a vacuum. Strong suction is the second must have. My third is a reusable hand washable bag.
Out of the box, I cleaned tall bookcases with an attached scratching post, a cat climbing wall, crates and corners.
I sweep more than once daily and groom my cats. It isn't that there is a great deal of hair. The problem is where it gets caught, upward everywhere!
The built in thermostatic overheat safety feature will turn your vacuum off if it overheats. Be careful to read the directions and take them seriously. Don't block the air passage, but using the correct attachment helps. After the thermostat shut mine off, it would not start again until I took the hose attachment off and put it back on. It snaps off and on easily.
I've a multiple sweeper household and each sweeper has a specific task. I balanced my decision on quality here by weighing the cheap plastic design against the multiple features. Honestly loved the features, including that it was lightweight about 7.5lbs!
Pictured, this backpack sweeper came with 6 attachments, one reusable grey bag that is easy to empty, several disposable bags and a mesh bag to store it all. It would be useful if Gruene had an online marketing video using the various attachments correctly.
The 24 Foot electrical cord allowed me freedom to move in a large room end to end or upward. The expandable 36 inch tube stretches to 60 inches. A handheld handle with an easy on/off button is attached to the stretch tube. Connecting two solid tubes with your choice of attachments adds almost another 3 feet. I used it under the entire queen bed!
The disposable paper bags are small, but the reusable is the best for pets. I need to throw out or clean out a bag after every use in Florida to control bugs.
A disposable bag and small filter are pictured attached to the sweeper. The cover for both are plastic, sometimes the covers did not snap in place easily. It scratches and scuffs easily.
As expected, this snaps securely in the front and puts some stress, like a backpack. on the front chest.
I was excited to use it right away. Breaking it the first time out, I was honest with the company. I was told the warranty did cover burn out, not mine but the vacs. I've a new one on the way.
April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Augie Extremely happy with this item.
Just what I wanted: easy to wear, easy to adjust just like a backpack, many attachments, long cord, no cumbersome canister that gets in the way. Great on getting cat hair off furniture, easy to use on stairs. Wife likes it also, maybe a bit heavy for her, though I am the one who vacuums!
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MBinMadBeach Great Little Vacuum
Easily assembled, easy to use, this backpack vacuum cleaner is great for any house with stairs (carpeted or not). So much easier to use than an upright vacuum, and it gets into corners and crevices, too. It has an attachment for upholstery that also works well on wood floors!
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by linbraash back pack vacuum
Great vacuum for cleaning out the cars and garage. Easy to wear great attachments and good suction
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Belindae Overall good
Overall good for what I needed it for. I like it and my team does as well, it's very handy.
May 20, 2014