Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 79
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve works well but design not thought out
Hoover Backpack vacuum.
Good: balanced fairly well as I have a bad back and using doesn't cause a problem; shoulder straps easy to use; clear filter cover handy to know when to clean filter; filters are supposed to be washable (haven't needed to yet); nice extension chord included, fairly quiet; suction is adequate but you can tell from the motor amps it's no powerhouse
Not so Good: chest and waist straps not so easy to use; you need to be flexible if you want to reach on/off switch, hose or chord once mounted on your back; switching between hard floor and carpet attachment on metal wand is a pain; there are no extensions for the other accessories so you have to bend over to use as they don't fit the metal wand; accessories easy to lose as there is no caddy; hair (we have cats) gets caught on edges inside floor attachments and the metal wand joints; need to clean filter by trash can outside as the junk isn't contained like a bag filter; you are a LOT bigger so be careful going thru doors and backing into stuff behind you; carpet attachment not too useful
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RBcool Good Value for
The product is easy to assemble and disassemble after use. The vacuum is able to pick up a lot of trash, lint, and dust. I use it to vacuum my church sanctuary and it is very helpful to clean in between chairs. I do recommend this product to others, but I do wish I would have purchase another vacuum with a stronger suction ability because sometimes after using it awhile you have to go over trash twice to pick it up.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TstMgr What a difference!
Have used/owned all sorts of vacuums, various brands/prices over my lifetime. While I'm not getting rid of any I still own, I'll now probably reach for this one first. Using it a quilt store to pick up thread, fabric cuttings, lint, and other trash. Also in my home wood and fix--it shop. It's mobility and wand/hose versatility beat those of shop or general floor vacuums. Putting it on or off oneself is no more difficult than with a knapsack.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eagle Awesome Vac
After a lengthy search and comparison shopping, weighing many factors, I decided on this Hoover Shoulder Vac and to date, I am not sorry I did. I am a 66 year-old woman, pretty fit for my age, and did not have a problem with this vac. The listed weight is apparently for the machine only and does not take into account the weight of the provided extension cord, hose, wand, and attachments. That said, I figured a way to make it easier to put on. I placed the machine on the kitchen counter, slid my arms through the straps and adjusted the shoulder and chest straps, stepped away and then fastened the waist band...simple and not uncomfortable at all...and definitely not too heavy. My first cleaning job was the garage that has 12 foot ceilings. The wand and hose were long enough, and light enough, to reach all the way to the ceiling where spiders had woven some webs....poof...GONE! I vacuumed the floor and changing attachments, I vacuumed the walls! I was on a mission and the mission was accomplished! My next place to tackle will be the barn in a few days when the weather cools a bit. I love the fact it has a HEPA filter to contain the dust from mouse droppings in the barn (but I will still wear a mask). The on/off switch is conveniently located, the wands are light but sturdy. Emptying the collected debris was a snap, but would definitely do it outside. One more thing...the sound of the machine when running is behind you and near the bottom, it was not loud or intrusive and I could carry on a conversation without yelling over it! I'll try to write another review once I've cleaned up the barn...stay tuned!
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Evolved Workhorse
Hoover makes a great vacuum and this heave duty canister is one of them. Simple, Powerful, Reliable.
Easy to clean and no bags to replace. It's like having a shop vac on your back but without all the cheap plastic parts and noise.
May 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ineeda ordered 2, one worked one didn't.
I bought two of these vacuum. One worked and the other one didn't. I am going to order another brand since one was broke.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wes GREAT VACUUM
Very good vacuum, light weight, very easy to use,plenty of power,long cord and very easy to clean filters
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frazier Part missing
The little piece thatholds the little attachments on was not in the box so I got online and ordered two. They were not that expensive. The vacuum was well worth the price.
May 10, 2016