Yesterday I posted about the new Makita X2 Backpack vacuum, and today Amazon has a Hoover Commercial backpack vacuum on sale as one of its deals of the day. Weird coincidence, but an opportunity to put the Makita vac in perspective.
This deal ends 1/19/17 at 3am ET, unless supplies run out sooner.
(We first posted about this deal on 7/7/2016, and updated it on 1/18/2017. The 7/7/16 price was $205, the 1/18/17 deal price is $200.)
The Hoover C2401 vacuum has a HEPA filter, 6.4 quart capacity dust canister, 60″ hose, and comes with 2pc 38″ extension wands, a crevice tool, a floor nozzle, dusting brush, and upholstery tool.
The power cord is 48 feet long.
Hoover kept the wait under 10 lbs (9.2 lbs), but ridiculously says this about the weight:
As one year-old toddlers often weigh less than 10 lbs., so does the C2401 backpack vacuum!
Umm… no. Newborns weigh that much in their first few months. Some babies weigh more than that at birth! 20-something pounds is about right for an ~1 year old.
Still, less than 10 lbs for a backpack vac seems to be the common target.
Hoover says that this vac has a quick change cord, but I’m not quite sure what that means. They talk about switching outlets, but in that regard are there power plugs that are not quick change?
48 feet seems like a whole lot of range, which is good. Well, if you want to be roped to an outlet.
Compared to the Makita brushless backpack vac, this one is corded, not cordless, less expensive, and with greater collection volume. It’s also HEPA-rated.
Deal-wise, the sale pricing looks decent, but I really just thought this was a good opportunity to examine the features and specs of another backpack vac to put the Makita vac to better context.
On paper, the 48-foot power cord, which probably doesn’t count towards the 9.2 lb weight, judging by the 21 lb quoted shipping weight, seems like a nice long cord to be leashed by.
A quick browse turned up numerous other backpack vacs, with the Makita still being the only cordless one I could find.
With the Makita, heavy cleanup might require more frequent canister dumps, but you’re not tethered to the wall as with a corded vac.
I’ve been thinking about it more, and backpack vacs seem like great ideas in tight spaces and mixed environments. Think buses, homes with lots of stairs, commercial spaces with racks and other floor fixtures.
Sale Price: $200
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Deal ends 1/19/2017 at 3am ET unless supplies run out sooner.