Today, we’re going to be looking at two notable backpack vacuums. The Atrix VACBP1 and the ProTeam Backpack Vacuum.
These are both bestseller backpack vacuums with distinct features and benefits. But, before we can get into these two, we need to define what, exactly, a backpack vacuum is.
What Is A Backpack Vacuum?
Chances are, you know what an upright vacuum is. They are the most popular vacuums in the world, after all. But, do you know what a canister vacuum is?
A canister vacuum is a small and relatively mobile vacuum that is in the shape of a canister. There are a variety of design reasons for this, rather than just aesthetic. One of which is enhanced mobility and versatility. Another has to do with improved suction.
Well, a backpack vacuum is a lot like a canister vacuum. In fact, by most accounts, they are canister vacuums. But, they’re designed to sit on your back, just like a backpack.
Since they simply rest on your back, you don’t have to worry about carrying a big vacuum up a flight of stairs – or from stair to stair, if you’re cleaning the stairs – and it’s a lot easier to vacuum up spaces that are higher-up, and spaces that are down-low. Simply grab the wand – which is usually long enough for most tasks – and point it where you need to clean.
Due to this flexibility and versatility, combined with the affordability and low-cost of most backpack vacuums, more and more people are choosing to go with them, over other types of vacuums.
The Atrix – VACBP1 HEPA Backpack Vacuum Corded
This is a nice and compact backpack vacuum. Weighing only 10.3 pounds, this sits comfortably on your back, without creating too much strain. There is also a belt loop with storage that is included, making this a suitably convenient machine.
One of the most amazing things about the Atrix VACBP1 HEPA Backpack Vacuum is that it has been designed for use in a variety of different spaces. Spaces such as classrooms, traditional offices, hospitals, hotels, and motels, etc.
This is enhanced by a Four-Stage HEPA Filtration System. Using a HEPA Bag that weighs eight quarts, as well as a HEPA Pre-Motor Filter and an exhaust filter, the filtration system is incredibly thorough and efficient. And it has to be because it’s designed to pick up a variety of different particles, such as hair and food crumbs.
Finally, regarding sheer power, you have 1400 watts of power and a CFM – Cubic Foot Per Minute – of 106. For a backpack vacuum that weighs just over 10 pounds, this is very, very notable. Ensuring that whatever vacuuming needs you have, the Atrix can take care of it!
The ProTeam Super CoachVac Commercial Backpack Vacuum
The ProTeam Super CoachVac is a similar backpack vacuum, in terms of weight, but it is more explicitly designed for heavy commercial use. Right off the bat, you’ll notice that it has a nice, long 50-foot power cord. It also comes with a variety of different hoses and accessories. These hoses and accessories enable you to extend the physical and metaphorical reach of the vacuum. Using these accessories, you can clean things like ceiling fans, thick carpeting, upholstery, ventilation shafts, the interior of your car, etc; with incredible ease.
While cleaning, you have access to a canister that is ten-quarts. This is quite large, especially in comparison to a standard upright vacuum, and it means that you have a great deal of cleaning ability.
Now, this canister is aided by the Four-Level Filtration System. This is a HEPA filtration system that is designed to trap all dust and allergens, among other germs thoroughly. Things like dust mites, mold, pollen, chunks of pet hair, bacteria, etc.
When you combine all of these things, you get an exceptionally powerful backpack vacuum. This one has, however, been designed for more specific commercial use, rather than more general use.
So, Which One Should I Buy?
Both of these backpack vacuums are fantastic. But it depends on one big question.
Are you going to be using the backpack vacuum you purchase for more commercial purposes, or at-home use?
If you are going to be using it for at-home use, the Atrix VACBP1 HEPA Backpack Vacuum is probably the better choice, due to being more designed for that. If you are going to be using your backpack vacuum for more commercial use, than the ProTeam Backpack Vacuums, Super CoachVac Commercial Backpack Vacuum is a great choice!