Is gardiners backpack the best???

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  1. Reach For The Glass

    Reach For The Glass Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys

    Need to order a backpack. Never used one so will be my first. I was going towards gardiners.

    Anyone care to agree or disagree. Or point in other directions.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Water Genie. Holds the same water and comes with a detachable trolley about £78
     
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    Will you be using the backpack all day everyday or is it just for the odd job here and there?


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    All day. Well that's 2 days a week for me
     
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    I've not used the water genie one but I use the Gardiner backpack all day every day, five days a week.

    I was put off by the wheels on the water genie and decided to mount my Gardiner backpack on a sack truck with puncture proof tyres. The water genie wheels don't seem like they take much abuse.


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  6. Reach For The Glass

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    Cheers adam.


    To be honest I'm not overly fussed about it being a trolley or mounted on a trolley. I plan on whipping it out the van and dumping it on the spot.

    I'm talking build quality, performance, price and reliability.
     
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    I can't comment on using the water genie but I'd always lean towards the Gardiner one if I was buying another one. Their customer service is excellent and Alex is often on here if you have any problems or questions.


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    Water Genie back pack is perfectly robust, the trolley wheels do have quite a bit of room for improvement and I would not 'abuse' them in all honesty.
     
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    Are there specs the same pretty much? I'm worried to go away from gardiners as it seems a trusted brand.

    I'm just starting out so no equipment really and last thing I want to be doing is re buying in 6 months.

    Maybe I'll start a thread on my equipment I'm getting then people can say yay or nay.
     
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    Out of interest, how do they stand up to the day to day stuff like up and down kerbs and steps? They also look like they'd sink into customers grass.


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