This easy-to-use 8-quart backpack vacuum only weights 10 pounds and comes loaded with tools and extra bags. This vacuum cleaner is ideal if you have hardwood or tile floors and offers HEPA filtration....more
This easy-to-use 8-quart backpack vacuum only weights 10 pounds and comes loaded with tools and extra bags. This vacuum cleaner is ideal for all floor types without changing the head saves the user if you have hard floor surfaces and offers HEPA filtration. This powerful little backpack vacuum has amazing suction, especially for a unit this small and maneuverable. Choose it when you need to clean awkward corners and stairs, or keep it on hand in a small workplace. The vacuum is easy to use for right- and left-handed people, and it's lightweight enough to wear for long periods when needed.
Pre-filter, insulated metal bottom
Motor: 12 amp
98 inches of water lift
Innovative GV Power Nozzle Brush allows you to quickly vacuum all floor surfaces (carpet, stairs, throw rugs,tile, hardwood and more).
Material: Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 15 inches high x 15 inches wide x 12 inches deep
I recieved my GV-8 vacuum about 2 months ago. It is the perfect vacuum for cleaning up remodeling dust. Especially hard wood floors, window sills, wood mouldings. We installed new doors and windows in an older home. After picking up the big trash, the GV-8 made short work of cleaning all the ledges, miter joints, and floors. Being a backpack unit made it quick and portable. And no loss of power with this unit. It is more powerful than my larger wheeled clumsy units. I was ready for the white glove inspection and proud to leave the worksite so spotless. Great product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. impressed with suction power and portability
How accurate was the on site description of the product? as described
I received the vacuum in a large box. Each part was bubble wrapped and it was not in it's original box. The vacuum had a few scratches that showed on the red exterior. I thought that it would get scratched up a little after use, so I accepted the damaged vacuum because I needed to get my house cleaned up before I had company coming. The package came with vacuum cleaner bags that were all stuffed into the box. While the bags looked new, they were waded up and did not come in a clean neat package. I am a little worried that I will not be able to reorder the HEPA bags because I could not find any into on where to order them in the vacuum directions. The directions were a poor quality photocopy of the manufacture's directions that contained no information on where to order the HEPA bags. The vacuum can be used without the bags but it would be too messy to use the vacuum without them. The hose fell off where it is attached to the vacuum and it happened every time after I got the vacuum adjusted on my back. I would have to take the backpack off, reattach the hose and put it back on. After the hose came undone for the fifth time, I realized that it needed to be glued back in place and is defective. I had to tape the hose on to get my house cleaned.
I love this little backpack. The hose needs to be stronger I have to replace it, the hose is a thin plastic and tore. This Vacuum is used for my business and is very heavy duty it sucks up just about everything it is way. The hose needs to be a solid hard plastic and it would be perfect I was going to purchase 4 for my business but now I will look for one with a stronger hose.
I really like the suction on this vac and the wide waist band with velcro. The turbo head does a great job on low pile carpets. Also like that lefties or righties can use the same vac. The floor head only has a small opening but manages to pick up most dirt. The bristles do get full of stuff though. Should have a short cord with plug to plug into an extension cord instead of long cord hard wired.
To be honest, I did not purchase this vacuum to be used as such. I purchased it for a costume idea. However, while I may not be using it for the vacuum purpose, I can still comment on it's weight and "wear" on the body. This product is not very heavy and can be comfortably worn for a few hours, plenty of time for an actual clean up job. As an added feature to help with this, the vacuum actually has a belt that goes about your waist with Velcro to help keep the full weight off your shoulders and provide extra support.
This same belt has a few slots to potentially hold some tools as well, such as pliers or screw driver (useful if you need to unscrew an access panel or such to clean inside something.)
Again, I am not using it as a standard vacuum, but I can say that it does sit comfortable and I would recommend this to someone who is interested in a back pack vacuum and doesn't want something overbearing.
Firstly, the cord is probably about 18 inches. It fits well and has great suction. I do feel some strain on the back when using, so you need to be in good shape to use. The size is good for me, I am only 5'2" and really like using it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. It seems well made
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
My vacuum does not turn on. Not sure what's up, but there is nothing wrong with the house electricity or the plug. The vacuum just won't switch on. How do I get it repaired.damacster on Sep 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us, damacster. You will be contacted by Customer Care. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 9, 2014
where can a shop for more bags when I run out the ones that comes with it?frannie65 on Apr 19, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question frannie65. Unfortunately, we do not carry the bags, please check with your local hardware store. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 30, 2014
is this recommended for commercial use? and do the 2 year warranty cover everything including shipping back and forthmillabbey on Apr 19, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi millabbey, unfortunately this item is not recommended for commercial use. The warranty provided may include shipping, this is to the discretion of the manufacturer based on a case by case basis. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on May 5, 2014
I read that the cord is only 3 feet long?! Do you mean the HOSE is 3 feet, because otherwise how could walk around the house and vacuum with a power cord that is only 3 feet long?catnutti on Feb 11, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I have no idea what this person is saying because I saw nothing that was only 3 feet long by way of a cord or hose.alisoninsonoma2014 on Feb 13, 2014
Hello catnutti, This vac has a 25 foot cord. The hose attachment is 7 ft., and the telescoping metal wand extends to nearly four feet. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 20, 2014
Thank you for contacting us rosetta25. Yes this does work good on pet hair. It has lots of power which is good for vacuuming pet hair.
You should also consider the Prolux Stealth at
because it has the electric power nozzle which will work a little better on pet hair.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 28, 2014
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