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By The Cleaning Lady


I was very excited to try Prolux’s Bagless Backpack Vacuum because I had never tried a backpack vacuum before and was very intrigued. I know a lot of cleaning professionals use commercial backpack vacuums because of the versatility but Prolux boasted this particle model as residential. So the box came in the mail and I immediately went to work!

Features of the Prolux 2.0 Bagless Backpack Vacuum

According to their website, Prolux lists these features:

  • Lightweight and comfortable – Coming in at 9 pounds, the vacuum is very lightweight. Custom designed padded straps make it comfortable to carry.
  • New Patented Bagless Tech –  While bagless technology has been around for a while, Prolux claims 2.0 technology with 40% more efficiency than previous bagless tech. “Vortex Chamber” & self cleaning filter keeps fine dust away from the filter which prevents clogs.
  • Filtration – 3-Stage Filtration technology so dirt stays in your vacuum and out of your home
  • Canister – 0.64L Dust Receptacle Capacity.
  • Power – Prolux lists 125+ CFM of power, which is quite high. For comparison, Dyson stick vacuums run 30 CFM.
  • Optional Power Nozzle Kit – Optional Prolux electric power nozzle kit. This kit comes with telescopic wand, electric hose and power nozzle loaded with features. You have to buy this separately.
  • 5 Year Warranty

Does it work?

To say I was a little disappointed was an understatement. There is a lot wrong design-wise with this particular vacuum. But first, the good stuff.


  • It is lightweight so it does not put too much strain on your back
  • The suction is good
  • It comes with a lot of attachments to get different kinds of floors, upholsteries and nooks and crannies


  • The power button is in the back and is hard to reach
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  • The hose attachment bangs into your head when you bend over
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  • The motor on the back blows hot air on your back
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  • The 30ft. cord plus the long hose makes for a tangled mess sometimes and can be a trip hazard

Alternatives to the Prolux Backpack Vacuum

While I have not tried any other backpack vacuums, I have tried a lot of regular vacuums.

  • Bissell Cleanview Swivel – This is my personal vacuum and I love it! It is one fourth of the price of the Prolux and it has great suction power and lots of attachments (Amazon, $118).
  • Kirby – Kirby Vacuums have been around for over a century and some of the best vacuums on the market. People all over recount getting Kirby’s as a wedding present in the 1950s and 60s and they still have, and use them, today. (, $1800 to $2000+)
  • Bissell Crosswave Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac – This is a great product that can cut your time cleaning floors in half. It not only vacuums but it washes your floors as well. Check out my Bissell Crosswave review here.

Video Review of Prolux 2.0 Bagless Backpack Vacuum:


While I was very excited to try this vacuum, it was a bit disappointing. There is a cordless version HERE that may be better for you. For more information on Prolux and product videos click here.

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