Gardiner Pure Water Backpack V3 - 22 Litre review

Jarvis Window Cleaner – We personal use this water fed pole system on our commercial window cleaning and domestic window cleaning in Surrey UK. 
Is the Gardiner Pure Water Backpack V3 worth the money? Should you purchase one?
Yes! However…

By Matthew Jarvis

If you have not tried this backpack before or any backpack system for that matter, you will be surprised how good they are and how the backpack is an essential item for any WFP window cleaner out there. The Gardiner Pure Water backpack is one of the best, if not the best backpack I have come across. For the following reasons we have used this system in Surrey, Middlesex and in London cleaning windows.

“There have been some complaints on Facebook about their customer service, stock and delivery time during the pandemic but I personally think it is to be expecting.”

If you use a backpack as a backup for your van WFP system then it needs to be reliable. The Gardiner Pure Water Backpack is certainly reliable! It has never let me down. For years I have owned one and will always be in the van. We use the backpack every day we work, commercial cleaning. We have work in London that we need a reliable portable water fed pole system.


For example, we clean a hotel in London that has an outside courtyard and roof areas that the only way to clean the windows would be to have a backpack system.


The Gardiner backpack has been really reliable and if you do need to make a repair or replace the battery. It is easy to do so. The small pump is powerful enough to reach over 60ft high as shown in the image below.

The Gardiner backpack battery is able to work for 2 days without requiring any charge! That’s just what you need.

We always charge it after a work day but it is good to know that that little lightweight battery will last 2 days! It’s also robust, however this happened to me on the second day I worked with the backpack. The flow control nob broke off. I feel that the pervious version of the Gardiner backpack had a better flow control set up.

For that reason, I would mark this backpack down in my review. The version before had a stronger flow control nob which was located in the middle and safe from damage.

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It is lightweight and easy to use. It is versatile, you can situate it in your van and run a reel. Or you can strap it to a trolley and use it as a WFP trolley system. You do not have to wear it on your back!!! It will weigh over 30kg when full.

​Out of 85 window cleaners in the UK, 70 would say Gardiner are their go to manufacturers for water fed poles. 


​The Gardiner pole system brand has been very successful in the UK. They were in the right place at the right time and saw a need for our window cleaning industry.


Gardiner pole systems are a manufacturing company for window cleaners by window cleaners. The philosophy is simple, to supply good quality products at reasonable prices for the average window cleaner and they have stayed with that philosophy

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