Worn like a backpack, this is the lightweight vacuum that turns a physically demanding chore into an activity that's as effortless as walking. Unlike traditional canister vacuums that are heavy and awkward to maneuver around floors and furniture, the backpack vacuum's compact 7 1/2-pound canister stays flush against the user's body, providing optimal mobility to slip into tight corners and access all spaces that need cleaning. Soft padding provides extra cushioning on the back and adjustable shoulder straps, while the unit's power button is conveniently located on the hose, eliminating the need to stoop to reach a switch. The powerful 800-watt motor suctions dust and debris, while the HEPA filter removes allergens. Includes six cleaning tools, two extension wands, mesh storage bag for accessories, and disposable paper and reusable fabric bags. Plugs into AC with 21' cord. 16" H x 8" W x 8" D. (7 1/2 lbs.)
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I would recommend.
from Morehead , KY
I have three cats; so hair removal is my main use. I like that it is on my back and out of my way. Works well for hard surfaces . I do not have carpet , so do not know how well it would work on carpeted areas. I like that the control switch is on the handle . I do not like using dirt bags. I would prefer that it had a canister that could be easily emptied . I put off ordering this vacuum for that reason. You can imagine how much hair three cats produce ; therefore I go through a lot of bags . It did include a reusable cloth bag. I find this to be messy to empty . If it had a canister for the dirt instead of bags I would love it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would not buy this
from Edmonton, Canada
This product fell short of your usual high quality. The convenience initially looked great but didn't compensate for the product's shortcomings.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: At Hammacher Schlemmer, our goal is for you to be delighted with our products and our service. However, it is clear that this item fell far short of your expectations and for this you have our sincere apologies. Please remember that we back our merchandise with a lifetime guarantee. Should you ever find that an item doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, our customer service team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-321-1484 to assist you with returning it.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I No Longer Hate Vacuuming
from Tucson, AZ
I use this in every way a vacuum can be used. It has great suction but I can still vacuum my throw carpets without the machine sucking them in. I hated vacuuming more than any other part of house cleaning and finally realized that I needed to find something I could carry on my back. Everything I saw was commercial and then I stumbled upon the HS-sold vacuum and knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. You cannot imagine the sense of freedom and ease you feel when using this product. I wish I had all the money I had wasted over the years trying to find a vacuum that did the job and was easy to use. This vacuum is worth every cent and more. I truly no longer hate vacuuming.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
BAK-PAK VAC –
from Carlsbad, CA
• The power cord NEVER gets caught on anything! • Attachments are easy to use.• My husband LOVES to vacuum now!
works great, no heavy machinery
By Fritz, the cleaner
from Tricities WA
I use it on the main floor which has flooring with rugs. I like it that I don't have to drag or push a machine around so less strain on my back. Just have to remember to change bag often enough so motor doesn't overheat
A good product
from North Carolina
Very light weight. It could use a more powerful motor. It could be a canister rather than have a bag. The power cord could be a little longer and the handle could be a little sturdier. The cord wrap would be better if one side would turn so that one would not have to unwrap the cord from the pegs. It is a relatively good vacuum especially for the price, it is just a little flimsy feeling when i am using it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Amesbury, MA
Just perfect for my small space with stairs and wooden floors. I've only had it for 2 weeks, but now I look forward to vacuuming. The best treat I could give myself!
By Rhonda the Rescuer
from Charlotte, NC
This vacuum has saved my life! Lightweight and so easy to operate and switch attachments. I would definitely recommend.
$300 less than ones we looked at.
By Doll maker
from Ontario Canada
stairs, narrow spaces, crowded spaces. Anywhere I want to go, it can go. Was very well packed when rec'd.Price was more than fair.
Very convenient - could be better
from Manchester, CT
Convenient especially if you have arthritis. I wanted a lightweight vacuum but not one that tips over all the time. This doesn't have great suction especially on low pile carpets & if you have pets you need to weigh the value of the convenience of being able to use both hands to vacuum against having to go over areas more than once, especially on pet hair. Also, the bag is too small & not sealed well so if you have allergies you might want to shop around for one to fit that doesn't let dust fly into the air; I haven't found one yet so I empty it before it gets full, which doesn't take long. The attachment for stairs, etc. works pretty well but is hard to clean. Since it's a canister vac with straps I wonder why it doesn't have better suction, a better type of bag or even bagless. I gave it 4 stars only because of the convenience of the "back-pack" feature.
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