A backpack vacuum is a small version of the canister vacuum made to be worn on the back. It consists of a powerful motor, a long power cord, and a telescopic handle. Its design makes it easy to carry around the house especially up the stairs. It is available in standard and lightweight models.
Types of Backpack Vacuums
Kinds of Backpack Vacuums include the following:
Standard backpack vacuum
A standard backpack vacuum weighs no more than 13 pounds.
It consists of a 12-amp motor and a canister that can store up to two vacuum bags.
It is also made with on-board tools, a bare floor selector, and filters.
Lightweight backpack vacuum
A lightweight backpack vacuum weighs less than nine pounds.
It is usually made of molded polyethylene that conforms to the back.
It comes with up to six tool attachments, a bag support plate, and a backrest.
Choosing Backpack Vacuums (Buying tips)
Cleaning width: Choose a backpack vacuum with a minimum cleaning width of 14 inches for cleaning large areas like floors, walls, and ceilings. Cord length: Choose a backpack vacuum with a cord length of at least 50 feet for cleaning large rooms without worrying about accidentally pulling the plug from the socket. Waist belt: Choose a backpack vacuum that comes with a padded and adjustable waist belt to make it more comfortable. Look for a waist belt with tool loops that allow you to hook up vacuum attachments like nozzles.