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Back Up Back Pack Vacuum Multi Purpose Home Cleaning System

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The Back Up Back Pack Vacuum Multi-Purpose Cleaning System combines the power of a canister with the convenience and mobility of a backpack. For years the restaurant, office and commercial industries have been taking advantage of this innovative approach to cleaning. Finally, you can bring commercial quality cleaning home. If have ever lugged an upright or canister vacuum around furniture or up the stairs you will really appreciate this design. Once placed on your back, the Back Pack Vacuum fits snugly with an adjustable harness to perfectly fit your body. The backpack design reduces lower back strain by allowing users to stand upright and freely move up stairs, around corners, and room to room without dragging the weight of a vacuum ahead or behind you. The innovative vacuum system allows you to clean areas you could never reach with your old vacuum and comes with a full assortment of attachments for carpet, floors, upholstery. There are also tools for dusting and reaching crevices and moldings. Enjoy a cleaner home and save time and energy with the Back Up Back Pack Vacuum Multi-Purpose Cleaning System.

  • Ultra lightweight at 7.5 lbs. no heavy vacuums to drag around the home
  • Padded shoulder and chest straps for comfort
  • Powerful 800 Watt motor
  • HEPA filter
  • 21 foot cord with wrap around storage
  • Stretch hose wraps around the unit for easy storage
  • Handle power switch for easy operation
  • Back pack design allows for greater ease of use
  • Extension tubes reach ceilings and corners
  • Dusting brush attachment
  • Turbo sweeping attachment for carpets and floors
  • Upholstery cleaning tool
  • Crevice cleaning tool with reversible head for corners and moldings
  • Hand turbo tool for spot power cleaning
  • Floor brush
  • Lifetime cloth vacuum bag no expensive replacement vacuum bags to buy
  • Mesh tool storage bag

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What is suction power? What is turbo sweeping tool? how does tool work?

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Please specify suction power in inches of water and cubic feet of air per minute.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by not enough suction suction not good for german shepherd dog hair. I returned it. October 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by suction is so so, back pack model is fabulous. this is a good vacuum. the cord length is good, the weight is good, the useability is excellent. my only complaint is that the suction is average. i have hardwood floors and persian rugs, so i cannot use a beater bar. i need good suction and this is ok, but not wonderful. i am moving up to a more expensive model for better suction. this has only 800 watts, the one i have just ordered has 1400. i really do wish that the manufacturers consistently included the water lift ( is that the correct measure?) so i wouldnt have to keep buying units to find out how strong the suction is. i dont think this is a workhorse. but it's ok January 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JUNK!!! The vaccum was a Christmas present. By the end of March the on and off switch wouldn't work. The switch started to work intermittenly about 60 days out. Now when you press it the vaccum won't stay on. The tools frequently become disconnected at the handle that functions as the connection point as well as the on off switch. The suction of the vaccum is also poor. I frequently have to disconnect the floor attachement to suck up items as small as a popcorn kernel. This thing is junk. Don't waste your money. April 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It's alright There is no denying this product is alright for its price. Other than of course the bags are very small and fill up rather quickly the one thing that bothers me the most is the suction, I wish it was more powerful. Having a German Sheppard was the reason I purchased this vacuum because her hair is constantly on my hard wood floors. If I was looking to vacuum other than her hair and dust I would definitely purchase a much better one. Over all is a good vacuum for light cleaning. January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oh, what a relief to my back! The back pack vacuum really does make a difference! It doesn't have as much suction power as I would like, but I don't have to worry about tripping over the canister, or trying to get underneath furniture with an upright! I love all of the attachments it comes with, and especially, the reusable bag!! March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cool little backpack vacuum my wife wanted to try a backpack style Vacuum, as we have mostly wood floors and area rugs, but most models we could find are too large and heavy for home use (mostly commercial designs and usage) Rubbermaid supposedly has a smaller size model too, but it's vaporware - even Rubbermaid headquarters out in Virginia didn't have one, or could even find one anywhere or a dealer who ever stocked one several phone calls to them) finally i spotted this one on the HomeDepot site. I feel safer ordering something sight-unseen with HDepot, with Ship-to-Store so I can unpack it THERE make sure it's what it's supposed to be and in good shape, then because they allow a generous amount of time to try it and you can bring it back to a store if you don't like it but my wife LOVES it so we'll keep it oh, BTW HDepot has a PriceMatch policy - so if you see something online somewhere else that you would have to buy sight unseen, check online at the Depot and just use the online chat to ask for a price-match - works easily - then you can enjoy the added security of shopping like we do - with a company you know - rather than with someone on the Internet you've never heard of at someones fake "Marketplace" March 24, 2015
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