The Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer is an excellent general purpose backpack sprayer at a surprisingly low price. It is a great choice for lawn and garden fertilizers and pesticide, cleaning, sealing and more. You can pay more for a fancier model, but we really like the Roundup 190314 for the money.
Have you ever been disappointed or even surprised to find out a particular brand or line actually belongs to another more prominent company? For example ESPN and now other media companies belonging to the Walt Disney corporation. Gap and the Banana Republic. Sometimes brands don’t really make an effort to hide their brotherhood and actually embrace it. Neither way of doing business can be classified as wrong or right. What is sometimes strange though is that some brother brands sell the same type of products. Making them each other’s competition. Not only that but their products are basically the same exact thing except under a different name.
Usually, they do this to fade out recently bought company or take advantage of one brand’s popularity. In this particular case, we found out that Roundup Backpack sprayers are made by the same manufacturer as Field King sprayers are. Not only that, but they are one and the same product.
We are talking about the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer in particular. This sprayer is strangely familiar to others made for Field King. The tank and overall pump systems are very similar as well as all of the attachments and seals. The good news is that you are bound to find a lot of spare parts out there.
One of the best features on this sprayer is the weight. At 10 pounds it is one of the best options out there as a sprayer with a 4-gallon tank. Naturally the more you fill it, the heavier it becomes, but the low base weight really helps.
The Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer comes with 3 nozzles to make this a versatile sprayer. The nozzles include poly adjustable, high volume fan, and low volume fan. This selection is perfect for a variety of tasks such as fertilizing your lawn and garden, pesticides, cleaning, sealing and more.
A 21-inch wand comes standard on the Roundup 190314 backpack sprayer, it is heavy duty and corrosion resistant, one of the better wand options out there.
The Roundup 190314 backpack sprayer has decent overall performance which can spray with a power of up to 90 psi. This is right up there to what most other sprayers are getting to these days, though some like the Field King 190350 Backpack Sprayer can go as high as 160 psi.
Add-on features for the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer, such as the pressure regulator as well as more nozzle varieties can be purchased from the manufacturer as well. As we've said before, one of the best assets to buying one of these sprayers is that there is a variety of add-ons you can purchase as well as spare parts. An excellent example of this is the TeeJet nozzles which we'll write more about in an upcoming article.
Reviews for the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer are excellent overall! Amazon actually has it as one of its top recommendations. It has 34% fewer returns than other similar products. Also, 85% of its ratings are in the 4 and 5 stars.
We think branding actually really helps the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer. Roundup has grown to be one of the household name brands when it comes to weed killers. The fact that they branded the sprayer with the same name helps them out quite a bit.
We have noticed a few complaints about shoulder strap quality. The Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer includes basic shoulder straps which are reasonably comfortable, but not the best we've seen. Considering the price for this model we're not seeing this as a significant problem. You could always upgrade the shoulder straps if you have any issues with the included straps. You could also extend the shoulder strap life a little by not leaving them wet and in the sun to dry. This typically causes greater wear and tear on them. Instead, let them dry in the shade and keep your sprayer where it is not battered by the elements and sun all the time.
We liked the overall performance on the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer. It is definitely a sprayer that is going to get the job done at an affordable price.
We liked the wand, in particular. It is sturdy and corrosion resistant. The 21-Inch length ensures you won't be hunched over while you work and you can reach into tight spaces. These Roundup sprayers seem to have some of the better wands out there.
The comfort level is pretty high. The straps durability may be in question, but when new it is indeed a comfortable tool to walk around with. The Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer is light-weight at 10 lbs but as expected with any backpack sprayer, the more you fill it, the heavier it gets.
As of right now, we like the price as well. This is a fantastic backpack sprayer at this price point that you can use for many different tasks. The Roundup 190314 is inexpensive and works well as it comes, but it is great that you can upgrade it with add-ons like different nozzles and better shoulder straps if you want.
Durability is still a bit of an issue with the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer, at least with the shoulder straps. We've seen better quality nozzles on other backpack sprayers as well, but the nozzles included function well, and you can always upgrade later if you need to.
I give it 4 stars!
The Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer is a definite buy if you're looking for an inexpensive general purpose sprayer. There are some higher-end models out there, like the Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer, but you will pay for it!
Depending on your needs the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer may not be right for you. If you're just starting your research, please check out our backpack sprayer guide. We also have a buying guide to help you find the best backpack sprayer for you.