Backpack Canister Vacuums

Backpack vacuum cleaners... always so many questions about them. Well, from the beginning I can tell they don't have suction power control, thus I generally don't prefer them for spaces inside the house. It you have a space where you deposit you stuff, a garage or a cellar that from time to time you would like to clean it then you should buy such a vacuum. You must carry it with your back like a camel hehe :), so basically you would like to buy a lightweight one, but I still keep on looking for it's features as you also should do. The differences related to weight are not that big, so the other parameters that will guide to the final choice are related to motor power, dimensions and warranty. I own a Hoover C2401 and I'm fully satisfied with it's functionality so far. As I always say it's not all about amps, it's about the entire device.
The Atrix VACBP1 is generally preferred by users since it comes with a very good quality/price ratio and it also includes a pet hair remover and a blower which gives it a big advantage compared with other models. In my opinion I would opt for Rubbermaind BP6q vacuum or Proteam Coach Vac even if the price is a bit too high, of course excluding my Hoover C2401 that I already own.

List price$404.25$425.00$222.06$259.99$154.98$239.99$179.99
Rating4.5 / 5 4.4 / 54.3 / 5 4.1 / 5 4.1 / 5 4.1 / 5 3.9 / 5
Cord length50 ft (as extension)48 ft40 ft3 ft1.5 ft3 ft25 ft
Suction power control-------
HEPA filteryesyesyes
Automatic cord rewind-------
Amperage9.9 amps8.5 amps8 amps10 amps12 ampsN/A12 amps
Voltage110/120 volts110/120 volts110/120 volts110/120 volts110/120 volts110/120 volts110/120 volts
Weight11 pounds9.2 pounds11 pounds10 pounds10 pounds11 pounds10 pounds
Dimensions33 x 14 inches30 x 13.25 inches14.4 x 14.0 x 31.25 inches20 x 10 inches 19.5 x 12.5 x 10 inches28 x 10 inches15.0 x 12.0 x 15.0 inches
  • 3 years parts, labor and motor
  • lifetime on the molded body parts
2 years1 year2 years1 year2 years
  • 1-year power unit
  • 2-years motor
  • Soft Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool
  • Crevice Tool
  • Xover Floor Tool
  • 56 inches Two-Piece Two-Bend Aluminum Wand w/Button Lock
  • 50 ft extension cord
  • Floor/Wall Brush
  • Dusting brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • Carpet Floor Tool
  • Tool adapter
  • Two-Piece Two Bend Aluminum Wand with button lock
  • Dusting brush
  • Upholstery tool
  • Floor nozzle
  • Straight aluminum wand
  • Bent aluminum wand
  • Crevice tool
  • Hose adapter
  • Duster brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool (with slide off brush)
  • 2 durable steel wands
  • Deluxe floor tool for hardfloor surfaces
  • Deluxe floor tool for carpeted surfaces
  • Round dusting brush
  • Floor to carpet brush
  • Air powered turbo brush
  • Crevice nozzle tool
  • Blower port adapter and nozzle set
  • Pet hair remover
  • 3 blowing attachments
  • Telescopic metal wand
  • Mini Head with Brushroll
  • Duster brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool (with slide off brush)
  • Deluxe floor tool
  • Telescopic metal wand
  • Air Driven Power Nozzle with Brushroll
  • Duster brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • Deluxe floor tool
  • 3 inflator tools for different sizes(on exhaust cycle can blow and inflate)
  • Telescopic metal wand
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