Best Backpack Sprayers

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 15, 2019
Sick and tired of spending hours watering your plants using a garden hose? Not a fan of using water cans while fertilizing trees? Then we recommend buying a backpack sprayer that will keep you out of trouble! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
MAXIMUM PRESSURE
SPRAY STREAM
COMPATIBLE WITH
TANK
AUTONOMOUS MODE
PACKAGE
USABILITY
WEIGHT
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The construction is fitted with capacious pockets for removable nozzles and other small things. There is also an extra battery compartment that can be purchased separately. 

CONS

The measuring mark sticker is not very durable. 

OUR VERDICT
Regardless of your garden size, this backpack sprayer will do the job quickly and hassle-free. No physical effort is required to achieve maximum efficiency.
detailed parameters
TYPE

Battery-operated

MAXIMUM PRESSURE

60 PSI

SPRAY STREAM
≈ 25 feet
COMPATIBLE WITH

Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers

TANK

4-gallon tank

AUTONOMOUS MODE

Sprays for 8 hours on a single battery charge, includes AC charger that completely charges battery in 8 hours

PACKAGE

Fine Mist, Cone Spray, Fan Spray, Double Cone spray, Adjustable spray

USABILITY

Filter keeps debris out of the tank, Battery life indicator lights, Large Wide Mouth opening, Adjustable steel wand with curved tip, Triple thick shoulder pads, Organizer pockets for wands and accessories, Quick change battery compartment

WEIGHT

~13 lbs

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The stainless-steel wand comes with high-quality seals and gaskets from Viton. They can bear high pressure and won't need to be replaced for a long time.

CONS

Some users point out the low quality of the waist belt clip. 

OUR VERDICT

The Field King Max is an improved model from a famous brand that boasts a 21" stainless steel wand with chemical resistant poly lining and has an added harness with back pad and lumbar support.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Pump

MAXIMUM PRESSURE

150 PSI

SPRAY STREAM

Up to 30 ft.

COMPATIBLE WITH

Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers

TANK

4-gallon tank

AUTONOMOUS MODE

No

PACKAGE

Brass adjustable nozzle, Wide flat fan nozzle, Narrow flat fan nozzle, Foaming nozzle

USABILITY

Built-in agitator, Superior shut-off, Filtration basket, Wand storage, Built-in carry handle, Padded ballistic nylon harness with adjustable chest clip and lumbar support, High-quality seals and gaskets

WEIGHT

12.8 lbs

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The well-thought out construction of the Chapin backpack sprayer assures its efficiency and durability.

CONS
Thin shoulder straps without padded parts might cause inconvenience.
OUR VERDICT

Lightweight construction and high-quality performance will let you spray your yard/garden fast with minimum effort.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Battery-operated

MAXIMUM PRESSURE

35-40 PSI

SPRAY STREAM

Vertical - 23 feet
Horizontal - 35 feet

COMPATIBLE WITH

Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers

TANK

4-gallon tank

AUTONOMOUS MODE

Sprays for 1.75 hours on a single battery charge, Up to 50 gallons

PACKAGE
Battery charger, 2 nozzles
USABILITY
Deluxe padded straps, 48" reinforced hose, Chest strap
WEIGHT
12 lbs
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS

Simplicity in use and a high pressure range makes the Field King backpack sprayer pretty effective.

CONS

Pump type might complicate use.

OUR VERDICT
If gardening is your hobby, this relatively inexpensive but quite effective tool can simplify treatment of your garden.
detailed parameters
TYPE

Pump

MAXIMUM PRESSURE

150 PSI

SPRAY STREAM
≈ 25-30 feet
COMPATIBLE WITH

Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers

TANK

4-gallon tank

AUTONOMOUS MODE
No
PACKAGE
Brass adjustable nozzle, 2 flat fan nozzles, Foaming nozzle
USABILITY

Superior shut-off, Filtration basket, Wand storage, Built-in carry handle

WEIGHT
12.8 lbs
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS

The lock-on feature will spare you from the necessity of holding the button, which will lower fatigue during use. And a removable in-line filter simplifies the maintenance.

CONS

The quality of the plastic wand could be better.

OUR VERDICT

If you own a small garden and seek an affordable sprayer to take care of it, we recommend purchasing this model. It is affordable, fits 4 gallons of liquid and has a 15 ft spray stream. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Pump

MAXIMUM PRESSURE

90 PSI

SPRAY STREAM

10 - 15 ft.

COMPATIBLE WITH

Herbicides, Pesticides, Fertilizers

TANK

4-gallon tank

AUTONOMOUS MODE

No

PACKAGE

Poly adjustable nozzle, High volume fan nozzle, Low volume fan nozzle

USABILITY

Wand storage, Built-in carry handle, Adjustable padded straps with a waist belt and built-in lumbar support, High-quality seals and gaskets

WEIGHT

~10 lbs

WARRANTY

5 years

My 4 Sons Spray Pistol

Quick Charge and Continuous Work

Want to protect your plants from pests? We recommend purchasing a gardening assistant that will make this task a breeze. One such model that delivers very decent performance is the My 4 Sons Spray Pistol.

One of the best things about this backpack sprayer is that it is battery operated and rechargeable, so it basically will do the entire job for you. With such a device, you won’t feel any fatigue in your arms since you don’t have to pump or hold the button to make the sprayer work. The Lithium battery fully charges in about 8 hours and provides you with 6 to 8 hours of continuous work on a single charge. And the battery life indicator will let you control the charge all the time.

The maximum spraying pressure is 60 PSI which is not too high for such an appliance, however, it doesn’t affect the performance of the sprayer. The length of the spray steam is 25 feet, so this device will suit those who have gardens of large and average size.

Review of My 4 Sons Spray Pistol Adapter Accessory

Various Attachments

This weed sprayer comes with a stainless steel wand that has a curved tip. A set of additional nozzles that come included in the set will diversify the ways you can use the My 4 Sons backpack sprayer. You get Fine Mist, Cone Spray, Fan Spray, Double Cone spray and Adjustable spray nozzles. The smart construction of the device offers you capacious pockets for removable nozzles and other small things. There is also an extra battery compartment that can be purchased separately.

This model has only one flaw that we could find. There is a sticker with measuring marks on the front side of the unit, but unfortunately, it is not very durable and it may come off over time. If you want it to last longer, we recommend keeping the body of the appliance dry.

My 4 Sons Spray Pistol Adapter Accessory in the use

Easy-to-Fill

The capacity of the water tank is about 4 gallons. It is compatible with herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Thanks to the smart design of the lid, it is easy to refill when needed. It also comes with a filter that keeps small debris out of the tank.

The weight of the appliance is approximately 13 lbs with the overall dimensions of 23 x 8 x 16 inches, but it doesn’t feel heavy or bulky during use. To make wearing this backpack sprayer even more comfortable, the manufacturer added triple-thick XXL shoulder pads.

To sum up, even if you have a large garden, the My 4 Sons Backpack Sprayer will help you protect it in a quick and hassle-free way. This weed sprayer with versatile nozzles will please you with its impeccable performance.

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MY 4 SONS M4 Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer Instructions
 

Field King Max 190348

High-Quality Seals

With the Field King Max Backpack Sprayer, the maintenance of your garden will become a breeze. It may not be fully automatic and battery-operated, yet we still consider this model worthy of your attention.

Performance-wise, this weed sprayer is one of the most powerful options on our list. This pump device has a maximum pressure of 150 PSI and offers a spray that reaches a long distance (up to 30 feet). If you have a big garden, with this device you will be able to spray even the most remote hard-to-reach areas. It also boasts an advanced non-leak mechanism. Since it is suitable for spraying herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, you can have no worries that you may spill any harmful chemicals.

The set of this model includes a stainless-steel wand. It comes with high-quality seals and gaskets from the well-known Viton company. They can bear high pressure and won't need to be replaced for a long time. Users point out the wearability of this model and they really like that it is not prone to tears or breaks. Plus, thanks to the 1-year warranty, you can count on the lasting performance from this appliance.

Review of Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer

Adjustable Shoulder Straps

Moving on to the exterior, it has a plastic body with shoulder straps. They are adjustable for the most comfortable wearing experience. It also comes with a waist belt, however, some users are not very pleased with its quality. Yet, since the device will still firmly sit on your shoulders, this minor disadvantage shouldn’t make a big difference to you.

The dimensions of this backpack sprayer are pretty average 15 x 22.5 x 9.5 inches, with a modest weight of 12 pounds. The liquid tank can accommodate 4 gallons of liquid. We believe you won't feel too much fatigue after wearing this sprayer and taking care of your garden. To make the use even more convenient, the manufacturer added a built-in carry handle and wand storage.

Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer in the use

For Versatile Spraying

As for the package settings, this handheld appliance comes with 4 wand nozzles: brass adjustable nozzle, wide flat fan nozzle, narrow flat fan nozzle and foaming nozzle. They will help you get different spraying patterns and angles for the best results.

What we also like is that the wand comes with a lock that spares your hand from fatigue. It also features a removable filter that prevents clogging.

The Field King Max is an improved model from a famous brand that boasts a 21" stainless steel wand with chemical resistant poly lining and has an added harness with back pad and lumbar support. Purchase it, and you will be able to take care of your garden with ease.

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Chapin 63985

A Reliable Solution

Every gardener would agree that the handling of plants is often tiring. Besides regular watering and removal of weeds, plants need fertilization to get missing nutrients and protection against pests. And that’s what you were expected to do all by yourself before the appearance of the backpack sprayer from Chapin International Inc and Black & Decker, two leading manufacturers in the production of lawn and garden equipment. It’s not surprising that this sprayer can generate a 25-feet water jet which is long enough to hit tall trees and penetrate thick bushes. The pressure yield at 40 PSI is also impressive and adds to the overall professional-grade performance.

A lot of users point out that this model is very durable and resistant to wear. It comes with a 1-year warranty, but in case any breaks appear, replacement parts are available as well.

Review of Chapin 63985 Backpack Sprayer

Efficiency Factor

Probably, efficiency is what we all first pay attention to when looking for a tool or home appliance. With every user in mind, the Chapin 63985 was designed to deliver top-notch performance without much effort, given that it can be run in autonomous mode for up to 2 hours. That might seem minor until you find out how many gallons of liquid it can spray on your plants - about 50 gallons! And we bet you wouldn't really need to use more than that in your yard watering trees or plants. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before first use.

The other thing that we really like about this appliance is that this weed sprayer comes with a 48-inch clear reinforced hose that allows you to use the wand freely. You also get 3 replaceable nozzles included in the set.

Chapin 63985 Backpack Sprayer in the use

Comfortable to Wear and Use

As opposed to many rival models, the Chapin 63985 backpack sprayer is rather lightweight (only about 12 pounds) and firmly rests on the back thanks to the deluxe padded straps and chest strap. They are adjustable along the length to ensure a good fit and create a feeling of comfort during prolonged use. However, we would like to warn you that those parts of the shoulder strap that don’t have a pad may feel a bit uncomfortable against your body.

The device has a metal frame and sits securely on it when you put it down. It also has a wide opening on the top of the body, which makes this unit easy to fill.

So, as you can see, the Chapin 63985 Backpack Sprayer can become a worthy investment. Thanks to its lightweight construction and high-quality performance, you will be able to spray your yard or garden fast with minimum effort.

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Chapin 63985 Backpack Sprayer
 

Field King 190328

Maximum Results with Minimum Efforts

The Field King 190328 Professional backpack sprayer is a pump model that will suit those who need an efficient yet reasonably-priced sprayer for their yard or garden. The working principle of pump backpack sprayers lies in manual handling of the pressure. You might presume pump sprayers aren't as effective as those powered by batteries, but it's not exactly so. Let's consider the advantages of these sprayers a bit closer and you might find out something you haven't known about them yet:

  • Pump sprayers are cheaper as they don’t require any complex technologies and their production is pretty easy and quick.
  • Simple design stands for durability - the fewer details the sprayer has, the fewer chances they’ll fall apart one day. Besides, they don’t weigh as much as battery-powered sprayers and are more comfortable for prolonged use.
  • The Field King Professional pump backpack sprayer boasts the highest pressure of 150 PSI and the highest rate among its peers.
  • Pump backpack sprayers don’t limit you in time and can be used for as long as you need without charging. The only thing that may stop you is your own fatigue.
Review of Field King 190328 No Leak Pump

Genius Lies in Simplicity

Apart from pretty good specifications, we would also like you to pay attention to the usability features of the Field King Professional backpack sprayer. They are crucial as they influence the efficiency of this appliance. 4 nozzles aimed at different spray modes will allow you to choose the necessary one according to your needs. This tank sprayer is also compatible with TeeJet nozzles, though you’ll need to buy them separately. The manufacturer has also made this backpack sprayer easy to maintain and carry. There is a handle that helps to move it around. It is also foldable, which simplifies storage. Wand storage is available as well.

Speaking of the wand, this model has a stainless steel one. It has a professional shut off that offers a comfortable grip.

Field King 190328 No Leak Pump in the use

Comfy Harness

Last but not least, we would like to talk about the straps. Like all the other backpack sprayers, this model comes with a harness and an adjustable chest strap. But what makes them stand out is that they are made of breathable nylon, so you won’t feel too hot even after wearing the device for a long time. The harness ensures good support for your back and chest for the more comfortable wearing experience.

To sum up, the Field King 190328 is a very decent option to invest in. If gardening is your hobby, this relatively inexpensive but quite effective tool will become irreplaceable for you.

Detailed review of Field King 190328 No Leak Pump

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Field King S2 4 Gal. Backpack Sprayer
 

Roundup 190314

Decent Wand

If you seek an affordable and simple backpack sprayer for your garden, we would like to bring the following model to your attention. The Roundup Backpack Sprayer is a device with a pumping system that makes spraying your garden almost effortless.

This tank sprayer is compatible with weed killers, fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides. With its help, you will be able to grow not only the best crop but also get the nicest lawn and yard. This device comes with a heavy-duty poly wand that has a comfortable grip. It boasts high-quality seals and gaskets that ensure there will be no leaks near the handle. It is especially important when you work with chemicals. The lock-on feature will spare you from the necessity of holding the button, which will lower your fatigue. Yet, we still have to admit that the quality of the poly wand is still a bit poor compared to metal ones.

Review of Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer

Good Lumbar Support

Some users also like that this model comes with an in-line filter. It is removable, and it lowers the risk of clogging and makes cleaning the device much easier.

The number of sprayer heads included in the set is not too large. The poly adjustable nozzle allows you to have a fine mist spray instead of a stream. The high volume fan nozzle is suitable for working throughout large areas and the low volume fan nozzle works best if you need to spray a small precise area.

This model from Roundup comes with padded straps and a waist belt. The smart construction ensures good lumbar support. On top of the unit, you can find wand storage and a built-in handle, which makes this unit easily portable even if you don’t want to wear it as a backpack.

Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer in the use

Lightweight Body

The capacity of the tank is average - 4 gallons. The overall dimensions of the unit are 9 x 15 x 22 inches and it has a pretty modest weight of 10 pounds, so it shouldn’t be hard for you to wear it even for a long time.

And last but not least, we would like to mention the appealing price of this product. This backpack sprayer boasts very good technical specs, but its counterparts with the same performance have much higher prices. And as a nice addition, you get a 5-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

If you own a small garden and seek an affordable sprayer to take care of it, we recommend purchasing the Roundup Backpack Sprayer. It is affordable, capacious and has pretty decent performance for the money.

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What Is a Backpack Sprayer?

If you’re a professional or amateur gardener, you know that taking care of plants isn’t an easy task. Besides simple watering, plants need to be protected against weeds, bugs, pests and other hazards. That’s why people have invented a backpack sprayer. Being an effective appliance for plants protection, it doesn’t cause any discomfort or inconvenience while in use. All you need to get down to work is to take a sprayer on your back and pull its trigger. With this garden equipment at hand, you’ll keep your yard, garden or even field well-groomed and healthy.

As a gardener, you’ll probably be interested in tillers and cultivators, reel lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, smart sprinklers.

Best Backpack Sprayers

What Features to Compare

Best For

The first thing you should decide on before buying a backpack sprayer is its purpose of use. If you know why you need a sprayer, you’ll definitely be able to choose the one to meet your requirements. Depending on your aims, you may need different tank volume, tank material, and nozzles. Tank volume determines the size of the area you can process in one go. Knowing the material the tank's been made of, you'll see what kinds of substance can be filled in it and consequently, what jobs you'd be able to perform. The number and types of nozzles show the variety of possible ways of a sprayer's application.

Performance

Performance of backpack sprayers is essential since it can tell you directly how much work you'd be able to do within a certain period of time. Let's look a bit into details. The pressure (measured in PSI) ought to be pretty high to assure effective work and generate powerful water jets to penetrate confined places and hit larger areas. Also, performance should be considered together with the power source, for if you seek a tool that would run long, it's important that it doesn't take ages to get charged and lasts for at least 10-15 hours on a single charge. There are also pump sprayers that require manual handling. They're a bit more tricky in use. Unlike battery-powered backpack sprayers, they'd need you constantly pushing a pressure handle to keep the water flow spraying. Still, they are very much popular. Unless you don't need to fertilize plantations of fruit and vegetables, they'll do just all right.

Usability

It’s also quite important that a backpack sprayer is convenient to carry, doesn’t strain your back or shoulders and easily adjustable along the length for ultimate weight distribution. If taking it on your back is tiresome and you feel exhausted after several minutes of use, it won’t make you happy alas. That’s why you better consider the weight and the fittings of backpack sprayers before buy.

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