[TOP 10] Best Backpack Sprayer For Your Garden Or Work

Best Backpack Sprayer For Garden Review 2019

Not got the time to lug around a jug of pesticides with your bare hands? Looking for convenience that can only come from carrying equipment on your back? After all, you need your hands to work and can’t just go back and forth between working and dragging your tools all over the place. Nobody has fun with that, and anyone who says otherwise is probably lying!

It’s okay, your secret is safe with us.

And we’ve got your fix here today.

Check out this top ten list of the best backpack sprayers!

What Is A Backpack Sprayer?

Backpack sprayers, as you may come to suspect already, are special spray tanks that can be worn on your back. Think about the backpacks you wore as a kid, or perhaps the backpacks your children currently wear to school. We wore them because they freed our hands and allowed us to improve our upper back strength as we went about our days. That’s basically what these sprayers do, only they do so much more!

It should be worth noting, however, that backpack sprayers are completely different from backpack blowers. Backpack blowers, such as leaf blowers that can be worn on your back, are not able to be filled with any substance and do not actually spray anything. They’re basically large hairdryers, really. This is not the same thing as a backpack sprayer and shouldn’t be mistaken for one another.

How Do They Work?

You ever seen the Ghostbusters movies? Well, think of their backpack blasters and that’s essentially how backpack sprayers work. You fill up the tank with a liquid of your choice, think water, bleach, herbicide, pesticide, fungicide, rust removal, etc. Then you lock up tank and put your arms through the backstraps, now wearing the full pack.

Depending on the sprayer, you may have the option to adjust the spray settings. This feature, admittedly, is a blessing for those of you with particular tasks that involve spraying fluids. If you want to pressure wash your patio, you can do that. If you want a mid-force spray for your rusty equipment, go for it. If you need a light sprinkle for your flowers, have at it!

If you want to absorb malevolent spirits, then you’re out of luck, unfortunately.

Backpack sprayers can do anything but bust ghosts.

[TOP 10] Best Backpack Sprayer For Your Garden 

Comparison Chart

Product

​Our Rating

Weight

Filling Capacity

Image

#1

Editor Choice

12 lbs.

4 GAL.

Field King Professional 190328 No Leak Pump Backpack Sprayer for Killing Weeds in Lawns and Gardens

#2

11 lbs.

4 GAL.

Chapin International 61500 Backpack Sprayer for Fertilizer, 4 gal

#3

9 lbs.

4 GAL.

Chapin International 61800 4Gal Backpack Sprayer, 4-Gallon, Translucent White

#4

14 lbs.

4 GAL.

4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer Wide Mouth With STEEL WAND and BRASS NOZZLE, BATTERY INCLUDED

#5

14 lbs.

4 GAL.

My 4 Sons 4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer With 0-60 PSI PRESSURE DIAL

#6

13 lbs.

4 GAL.

 Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer for Professionals Applying Herbicides

#7

10 lbs.

4 GAL.

Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer, 4 Gallon

#8

10 lbs.

4 GAL.

Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Tree and Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer with Stainless Steel Wand

#9

17 lbs.

4 GAL.

 Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak 4 Gallon Battery Operated Sprayer

#10

12 lbs.

4 GAL.

 Solo 425 4-Gallon Professional Piston Backpack Sprayer, Wide Pressure Range up to 90 psi
 John Deere 100 Series Lawn Tractor E130

Reviews

  1    Field King Professional 190328

Field King Professional 190328 No Leak Pump Backpack Sprayer for Killing Weeds in Lawns and Gardens

Our grand slam champion for our list today is none other than the Field King Professional 190328. Where to begin with this amazing sprayer? For one, it’s got the strongest pressure level of any other backpack sprayer on this list. While most models can only spray at pressures that peak at 90 PSI, this bad boy can fire off at a staggering 150 PSI!

The Field King Professional 190328 is also designed with a nifty ‘no leak’ feature, which is very helpful for those of you spraying chemicals that are known to be harmful to living beings. This also means that if your locking mechanism just so happens to mess up on you, this sprayer’s technology will ensure that you don’t unlawfully lose any of your liquids. And with four different spraying nozzles included with this purchase, how could you say no?

The title is in the name, folks.

There’s no wonder why the Field King Professional 190328 is considered the best backpack sprayer!

PROS

 - Pressure levels up to 150 PSI

 - Four different nozzles included

 - ‘No Leak’ design works very well

 - Can handle just about any kind of liquid

CONS

 - A little pricey

  2    Chapin International 61500

 Chapin International 61500 Backpack Sprayer for Fertilizer, 4 gal

Second place on our list of the top ten best backpack sprayers goes to the Chapin International 61500. We don’t know about you, but when we first saw this product, we thought it looked a little bit like a first aid kit. And looking back on that observation, we realize that we weren’t totally off! Allow us to explain it to you loyal readers!

The Chapin International 61500 has got an excellent reputation for being reliable and straight to the point. No extra bells and whistles are needed; just spray your lawn or garage or whatever else. If your yard is in disarray, this sprayer will fix it. If rust has got you weak, this baby will help mend your wounds--like a first aid kit.

Granted, some who have purchased this backpack sprayer have stated that their on/off switch wasn’t the best, as it sometimes ignored their commands. From what we gather, this isn’t a problem with every single sprayer. But if its a known defect in some, you might want to keep an eye out for that. Otherwise, give this sprayer a try!

PROS

 - Pressure level of 40 to 60 PSI

 - 20 inch wand

 - Wide mouth

 - Nearly 25 ft. spray distance horizontally and vertically

- Very light, Very affordable

CONS

 - Some users have reported their model having a faulty on/off switch

  3    Chapin International 61800

Chapin International 61800 4Gal Backpack Sprayer, 4-Gallon, Translucent White

 At number three, we’ve got another chapin backpack sprayer for you lovely readers. The Chapin International 61800 is special in that it’s one of the few sprayers on this list to have a complex, but efficient filtering system built into it. It takes three stages to completely filter your fluids, which may be a turn off for those who are always in a rush to finish their chores. But in our opinion, this is a much better system than the sprayers who “instantly” filter your liquids.

Think about it for a moment, if you will. Nine times out of ten, when a product’s marketing team tells you that it does something instantly, it really doesn’t. It may be very quick, sure...but not instant. Not only that, but quick doesn’t always mean thorough. In fact, it rarely does! Why not take the extra few minutes to ensure your fluids are completely filtered?

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Three stage filtering system

 - Comfort poly grip

 - Comfortable backstraps

- Wide mouth, Very light

CONS

 - Instructions may be tricky to follow

  4    My 4 Sons Backpack Sprayer (W/ STEEL WAND AND BRASS NOZZLE)

4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer Wide Mouth With STEEL WAND and BRASS NOZZLE, BATTERY INCLUDED

  Before we talk about this backpack sprayer, allow us to first mention that My 4 Sons show up on this list twice, back to back. The sprayers are very similar to each other, however this sprayer has a few things that are better than the number five entrant on this list. For one, this sprayer is more affordable than the other My 4 Sons backpack sprayer. Granted, both products are a little pricey...but this one is a bit more reasonable.

While the other product comes with more stuff than this one does, this My 4 Sons backpack sprayer is much simpler to use. You honestly don’t need a bunch of equipment to make a backpack sprayer work. After all, you can still make sure of the super powerful battery without going up a level. Our philosophy here? If you can have your icing cake without the extra layer of icing, do it!

PROS

 - Comes with steel wand and brass nozzle

 - Comfortable backstraps

 - Battery quick change door

 - Can spray 200 gallons before needing to replace the battery

- Super durable, Attachment friendly

CONS

 - Expensive

  5    My 4 Sons Backpack Sprayer (W/ 0-60 PSI PRESSURE DIAL)

 My 4 Sons 4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer With 0-60 PSI PRESSURE DIAL, ADJUSTABLE BRASS NOZZLE

 And here is the second My 4 Sons backpack sprayer to grace our top ten list. As you’ll notice, this sprayer is very close to the last entrant. However, there are two notable differences. For one, this model is a little more expensive than the previous entry. Secondly, this product comes with a few extra odds and ends, such as a pressure dial, adjustable brass nozzle, and a stainless steel wand.

Some may find these accessories to be very essential, but they aren’t really if you have no need for them.

Pros: Comes with pressure dial and adjustable brass nozzle and stainless steel wand, Comfortable backstraps, Battery quick change door, Can spray 200 gallons before needing to replace the battery, Super durable, Attachment friendly

Cons: Expensive

PROS

 - Comes with pressure dial and adjustable brass nozzle and stainless steel wand

 - Comfortable backstraps

 - Battery quick change door

 - Can spray 200 gallons before needing to replace the battery

- Super durable, Attachment friendly

CONS

 - Expensive

  6    Field King Max 190348

 Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer for Professionals Applying Herbicides

Oh look, another field king backpack sprayer to grace our top ten list of the best backpack sprayers! The Field King Max 190348, much like the Field King Professional 190328, is an incredible sprayer for anyone to consider purchasing. It has many of the same perks as the number one entrant, making it a stronger contender, indeed. However, there is one thing holding it back on this list.

Unlike the number one entrant on this list, the Field King Max 190348 has an issue with clattering parts inside the tank. Upon further investigation, there doesn’t seem to be a glaring issue that causes the noise. There’s no loose parts, though the sound itself is still very unsettling. So be wary if you purchase this model.

PROS

 - Pressure levels up to 150 PSI

 - Four different nozzles included

 - ‘No Leak’ design works very well

 - Sprays very well

- Can handle just about any kind of liquid

CONS

 - A little pricey

 - Some models have a loud rattling noise inside the tank

  7    Roundup 190314

 Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer, 4 Gallon

If you’re looking for an affordable option in spraying your yard or area of work, we present the Roundup 190314. Despite the low cost for this lovely backpack sprayer, it comes with its own set of bells and whistles for you to play with. For starters, it comes with three different nozzles that you can switch in or out. As you may suspect, each nozzle comes its own spray style. Which spray style you should use is ultimately up to you!

Most impressive about this product is the built in gaskets. The Roundup 190314’s viton gaskets are there to assist you when chemical back-up seems inevitable. When the build-up gets too high, the gaskets shut off the sprayer automatically before any sort of leakage can occur. This not only saves you, but it saves the area you’re working in.

After all, chemicals scarcely leave no traces!

PROS

 - Comfort poly grip

 - Comes with three different nozzles with their own spray style

 - Affordable

 - Viton gaskets used to facilitate shut-off and protect user from chemical exposure

- Comfortable backstraps, Very light

CONS

 - Some users have reported slow spray speeds

  8    Chapin 61900

Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Tree and Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer with Stainless Steel Wand

Another entry from the impressive line of chapin backpack sprayers, the Chapin 61900 doesn’t fail to show off the very qualities that make its brand practically untouchable (in a good way, of course!). For one, this sprayer is one of the lighter backpacks on our list, weighing it only at 10 lbs. Yes, that weight may increase with whatever substance you need, but it won’t increase too much. Plus the straps are comfortable, so the weight won’t matter much in the end!

The Chapin 61900 comes built with a three stage filtering system, cleaning the fluid you’re spraying before it even exits the nozzle. And with the large mouth on the end of its wand--as well as the 25 ft. reach--your purified liquids will do you well if you’re needing to cover more area within your job. This is may not be helpful if you only need to spray a small area, we realize. But it’s easy to manage if you’re careful!

PROS

 - Very light

 - Three stage filtering system

 - Large mouth

 - Nearly 25 ft. spray distance horizontally and vertically

- Pressure level of 40 to 60 PSI

CONS

 - A little pricey

  9    Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak

 Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak 4 Gallon Battery Operated Sprayer

Take a look at this beauty!

The Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak is one of the more innovative options bestowed upon our list of the top ten best backpack sprayers. How is it innovative, you ask? How can a sprayer ranking in 9th place sweep one off their feet? Well, we’ll tell you why!

First of all, the Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak can spray nonstop for 10 straight hours before shutting down. That’s insane, considering most sprayers can only last half that time. Granted, we don’t believe you’re going to be spending ten completely uninterrupted hours using this sprayer...but it’s nice to know what it’s capable of, nonetheless! And when your battery is out, it will charge right back up within 9 hours.

Secondly, the Hudson 13854 Never Pump Bak-Pak has four different spray settings. These are all handy in picking the particular spray type you need for certain jobs. For instance, jobs that involve pesticides don’t require you to spray it like a water hose. Just a light spritz is all you need.

With all this in mind, we think the price is justifiable with this backpack sprayer!

PROS

 - Four different spray settings

 - Can spray for 10 hours before needing to charge the battery

 - Battery charges completely in 9 hours

 - Strong poly tank

- Wand is 20 inches

CONS

 - Expensive

  10    Solo 425

 Solo 425 4-Gallon Professional Piston Backpack Sprayer, Wide Pressure Range up to 90 psi

The Solo 425 is an impressive backpack sprayer, to say the least. Despite not being the most comfortable sprayer to wear on your back due to the straps, this baby can still get the job done with little trouble. With standard pressure levels up to 90 PSI, you’re guaranteed to make fast work of nuisances such as unwanted weeds, bugs, mold, algae, rust, or whatever else may be burdening you. Comfort aside, functionality is key!

It’s also worth mentioning that the locking mechanism on the Solo 425 works very well. Some backpack sprayers have an issue where the pack doesn’t lock up as tightly as it should. This is particularly bad if you’ve got toxic chemicals stored in your sprayer because it may leak. You don’t want that, and neither does this backpack sprayer!

Pros: Pressure levels up to 90 PSI, Sprays very well, Locking mechanism works like a charm, Can handle just about any kind of liquid

Cons: A little pricey, Straps aren’t very comfortable

PROS

 - Pressure levels up to 90 PSI

 - Sprays very well

 - Locking mechanism works like a charm

 - Can handle just about any kind of liquid

CONS

 - A little pricey

 - Straps aren’t very comfortable

Concluding Thoughts

Your hands can rest now, ladies and gentlemen!

When you’ve lost your love and patience for handheld sprayers, backpack sprayers have got your back (pun intended). While other types of sprayers--think pump or hose end--are pleasant in their own right, they don’t quite live up to the charm promised by these babies. Backpack sprayers are specifically designed to bring comfort and convenience to users. And boy do they deliver!

Despite all the amazing sprayers on display on this list, the Field King Professional 190328 proves to be the biggest powerhouse of each backpack sprayer we’ve mentioned. With pressure levels that can go up to 150 PSI, no other entrant can top the power and force. Not to mention the amazing ‘no leak’ design that is verified to work! With all these perks in mind, you can’t do wrong with the Field King Professional 190328!

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