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Backpack Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide - Dyson or Shark

At first glance, the Sanitaire 10Q Quiet Clean Time Machine Allergen Backpack Vacuum looks more like an oxygen tank that is used in scuba diving than a backpack vacuum cleaner. It even has a black colored main vacuum body with a sporty shoulder strap with red colored trimmings that gives an impression of a sporty feel to it. It looks nice enough to wear it on your back and I have no doubt that people would agree that it definitely looks good, but, can it perform up to expectations in regards too its apparent looks? One think that got my attention in regards to the Allergen Backpack Vacuum was it’s 6 piece tool set that was included in it’s standard packaging. It has 3 similar looking floor brush tools with each having a different application of use. 2 different lengths of aluminum pipe handles and 3 different sets of small tool attachments that can be used for small areas such as book cases and couches.

The hose is made from sturdy silicon based rubber materials that can withstand the rigors of everyday use. It’s air filtering system uses the smallest filtrate fibers similarly to that used in water purification, which is guaranteed to safely extract some of the most common allergy causing pathogens such as dust mites and other similar particulates that can cause a threat to your family’s health. The  Sanitaire 10Q runs on a 11.5 ampere, 1200 watt brush-less induction, DC motor that produces no more than 69 decibels of ambient noise, which passes international standards. You should really consider this especially when it is strapped behind you, putting you in the most closest proximity as it is running, surely you will definitely appreciate the refinements made to ensure that you do not go deaf if you were using a vacuum that is literally screaming behind your ears! Shark or Dyson

Using a backpack vacuum cleaner does take a lot of effort to get used to, especially if that vacuum strapped behind your back is constantly vibrating while you are using it. This vibration caused by the motor has been proven to cause stress in more ways than one. Added to the discomfort caused by earlier strap designs, using backpack vacuum cleaners during the early days of it’s development. The Sanitaire 10Q has an improved load dispersion technology that disperses 80% of vibrations produced by the motor. Re-engineering the motor by using a brush-less DC induction configuration that greatly reduced vibration and heat dissipation caused by operational friction.

Though the innovative design improved the reduction of the motor vibration, it did not compromise the performance of the  Sanitaire 10 Q as it can effectively produce a constant 120 cubic feet meter of air flow per minute, more than enough to get the job done at half the time! Costing at around $525 dollars, the  Sanitaire 10 Q was given a 100% conditional customer guarantee with a 7 day money back guarantee if the customer does not find the Sanitaire 10Q Quiet Clean Time Machine Allergen Backpack Vacuum to meet their expectations. It is pointed out however, that the customer must be the one to shoulder all return shipping expenses if they wish to redeem their money.

The ProTeam 103242 Sierra Backpack Vacuum Cleaner was intentionally designed to perform as an industrial type backpack vacuum cleaner, but the designers of the Sierra Backpack can’t seem to make up their minds as to what category they should appropriately designate this vacuum cleaner. Weighing in at 12 pounds, it is fairly lightweight compared to most backpack mounted vacuum cleaners, but what is more interesting is that it can also be used as a regular floor type canister vacuum cleaner! To think that this vacuum is only powered by a 928 watt, 8.3 ampere, brush-less DC induction motor, that runs in a very conservative and silent manner, much more quieter that the average household vacuum cleaner.

Despite being a little bit smaller that the average vacuum cleaner, the  Sierra Backpack can still manage to produce a 95 cubic feet meter of airflow a minute and produce an equivalent of 92 inches of static lift (this is basically the equivalence of it’s efficiency in producing suction as measured by the distance in regards to inches). It’s specially designed stainless steel roller brush is the most prominent aspect of the vacuum itself, as the hose that is connected to the main vacuum body is equipped with a built in power connector that is used to operate the belt driven mechanism of the floor tool itself.

More than the mechanical aspect of the Sierra Backpack’s floor tool attachment is the belt that is used to operate the stainless steel roller brush, which was said that there was no need for it to be replaced. As I found out, the belt drive that they were using for the floor tool mechanism was manufactured by mixing rubber compounds with Kevlar fiber which clearly explains it’s strength. That is considered a major breakthrough considering that other manufacturer’s don’t exactly give much emphasis on some aspects like that. With regards to the vacuum hose itself, the  Sierra Backpack has already started to use an anti-static dissipating technology that reduces the magnetic effect of fabrics prior to vacuuming, as to loosen up any particulate that are hard to dislodge because of the magnetic effect of static electricity.

In light of it’s range in efficiently cleaning an area, the  Sierra Backpack has a long electrical chord that spans out to 50 feet from it’s main body. An average household vacuum cleaner usually has 20 to 30 feet of electrical wiring that is mostly a standard length for a power chord for most household vacuum cleaners. This easily gives the Sierra Backpack a 100 feet diameter cleaning radius that is more than enough to get to most of the hard to reach places like nooks and crannies. Another thing that I find amusing yet functional nevertheless is that the floor tool itself is equipped with …headlights?! No kidding, those designers at ProTeam really optimized their design of the Sierra Backpack, though it is a very practical and functional addition to it’s floor tool attachment which means that you can even keep on vacuuming your floors till the sun goes down. With a selling price of $592.99 and a 2 year warranty on labor and the motor itself, ProTeam took on it’s own initiative to even include a 1 year warranty on the power nozzle, the floor tool attachments and the hoses as well!