The Bac Pac eRo backpack vacuum cleaner is a backpack vacuum cleaner designed for home use. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this backpack vacuum cleaner?
Pros of the Bac Pac eRo Backpack Vacuum Cleaner
The vacuum cleaner comes with a number of attachments such as a dusting tool, bare floor vacuum head about a foot wide, carpet cleaning head, crevice tool and upholstery tool. The extension wands together let you reach six feet above your head to clean drapes, window ledges and upper shelves. The bare floor vacuum head is intended for hardwood floors and tile floors.
The unit weighs around ten pounds. Those who lack the upper body strength to push a thirty pound vacuum cleaner with suction over carpet can put on this vacuum and use it to clean their homes.
The power switch is built into the handle. Turn it on and off as necessary without having to reach down.
It has a long twenty one foot long power cord. Between the cord length and on-body carrying design, you can use this vacuum cleaner to clean in and around furniture, around obstacles and people.
You can use both paper bags and reusable bags with this vacuum cleaner. Paper bags are better for those with asthma who want to dispose of the vacuum bag without a big dust cloud when detaching and tossing it. Reusable bags are the more eco-friendly option, though more effort to clean and re-install. Both types of bags are affordable and available from the manufacturer, though it can be hard to find the reusable bags through online retailers.
The vacuum cleaner’s HEPA filtration avoids the fine trail of dander that some vacuums leave behind when picking up pet hair and messes.
Cons of the Bac Pac eRo Backpack Vacuum
The suction on this vacuum cleaner is mediocre, and that’s not taking into account the vacuum loss as the bag fills up.
The vacuum bags aren’t very large, so you have to empty them at least after every use. Depending on what you’re cleaning, you may have to stop work to empty the vacuum bag because it loses suction as the vacuum bag fills. This home backpack vacuum cleaner doesn’t have the capacity of those you see used in hotels and businesses.
The user manual is poorly written.
This is a backpack vacuum and only a backpack vacuum cleaner; there are no wheels for rolling it around if you don’t want to carry it today.
The unit has an overheating protection, which is invaluable since you’re literally wearing it. Some units have problems with the overheating protection kicking in after only fifteen minutes of use, making it impossible to use without either taking breaks to let it cool or only use it for spot cleaning.
The hard floor vacuum head does better than the carpet vacuum head. The vacuum head for carpets lacks the rotating brush that pulls more dirt and debris out of carpet fibers.
This is an affordable basic home backpack cleaner for those who want to clean small homes or spot clean without having to move all the furniture out of the way or push a heavy, higher suction vacuum model. This is a great choice for those with limited upper body strength and asthmatics.