GTech released a new & improved version of their famous bagged, cordless vacuum…Is it better than the first one?
Let’s find out in this Gtech Pro 2 Review!
The Gtech Pro 2 is a cordless bagged vacuum cleaner that can be easily transformed into an upright or a handheld vacuum.
In addition, it also comes with a few accessories that make it an incredibly versatile cleaning tool for all your needs.
Let’s take a closer look at all of its features and see how it compares to the original version.
What I’ll Cover…
- Gtech Pro vs Gtech Pro 2
- Best features
- What’s in the box?
- Customer reviews
- Pros & Cons
- Alternative options
- Is it right for you?
Before we get stuck in…
Check out this video review I made of the GTech Pro 2:
OK, let’s get started…
At first glance, the Pro and Pro 2 models look very similar, with the battery, motor, and the bag all below the handle, connected to the suction head via the extension tube.
And while there are plenty of other similarities, like the 4 hour charge time and 40 minutes run time, there are some important areas where the new model outshines the first one.
Let’s check them out.
- Double extension tube – the extension tube on the first model was one unit, whereas there are two separate units on the Pro 2. This allows you more flexibility in choosing your length. So, for example, you’d use just one tube for vacuuming the car or use the double for reaching down below larger sofas.
- Larger powered brush head – this ensures you can vacuum your entire home much faster as you’ll cover more area with every sweep. The brush bar can be easily taken off to properly clean it from tangled hair.
- Picks up larger debris much more easily – in my previous review of the first model, I mentioned the big problem with the Gtech Pro, which is that it doesn’t pick up larger debris all that much. Luckily, the Pro 2 does a much better job even with one simple sweep.
- Sturdier design – straight out of the box, you can feel that the design is much more thought of in this model, and the whole vacuum feels much better as a whole.
Now that the comparison is out of the way, let’s take a look at all the other features of the Gtech Pro 2.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Large dirt capacity (1.5L bag)
- AirLOC technology
- Upgraded head unit
- Long run time (40 mins)
Large dirt capacity
So far, the main drawback of cordless vacuums was the small tank capacity, which meant you have to empty it often.
However, with the new bag design, G Tech have managed to increase the capacity to 1.5L.
So, you can finally finish up vacuuming your entire house without having to stop midway through to empty the tank.
And, furthermore, the filter bags are triple-layered, and that makes for a much more hygienic vacuuming.
The powered brush head I talked about earlier features Gtech’s unique AirLOC technology, which was designed to pick up at two stages.
First, when you vacuum forwards, it picks up larger debris, and then when you go backward, it sucks up all fine dirt, dust, and embedded hair.
If any hair builds up in the powered brush, which should be unlikely thanks to the clever design of the brush, you can easily cut it off with the hair removal tool that comes with the unit.
The Gtech Pro 2 comes with lots of accessories and attachments, which all add up to provide 11 different cleaning modes. Each of them offers a different cleaning performance and manoeuvrability, so you can easily reach all areas in your home that need vacuuming.
You can use the handheld model with the brush head to clean upholstery and stairs, with the dusting brush for vacuuming tricky shelves, and the crevice tool for reaching under your car seats. Truly amazing versatility!
Long run time
Recent advancements in lithium-ion technology have ensured all newer cordless vacuums can run for much longer, and the Gtech Pro 2 is no exception.
With a 22V lithium-ion battery, the Pro 2 has a run time of 40 minutes on Eco mode, and 20 minutes on Max mode.
To monitor the battery level, there’s a LED indicator with 4 strips showing how much charge is left.
You can charge the battery either directly on the machine or by taking it off very simply, so you can store the vacuum while the battery charges.
Here are the highlights…
- Upgraded parts and design
- 3-layer 1.5L filter bag
- Lightweight design at 2.8kg
- 11 different modes
- 2-year warranty
- Reputable English company
- 22v Li-ion battery
- Up to 40 minutes run time
What’s in The Box?
- Gtech Pro 2 Vacuum with one fitted bag and battery
- 2 Extension tubes
- Powered brush head
- Dusting brush
- Crevice tool
- 2 spare bags
- 1 scented cartridge fitted to the lid
- Hair removal tool
What are People Saying…?
With almost 400 5-star reviews online, it’s clear that the Gtech Pro 2 delivers on its promises. Users were mostly impressed by the incredible value this vacuum offers and how easy it is to use.
The maintenance is also pretty prevalent in all the positive reviews, with the triple-filtered bags really making a difference – just remove the bag, throw it away, and fit another one.
Let’s take a look at one positive review:
This is our second GTech Pro, I was so pleased with the earlier model I bought for work. We decided to get another one for the home. This latest model is an improvement to the earlier model. It feels more robust. Easy to use, lightweight, and well designed. Really please with it. – Richard B
What’s the Downside…?
It seems that some people with pets have had some problems with the suction power and the bag capacity.
There are a few reports of the Gtech Pro 2 not picking up every pet hair from carpets, as well as some complaints about the bag filling up after every vacuuming.
However, they were satisfied with the performance and repurposed the vacuum for other areas, and used a stronger vacuum for pet hair.
Great machine and it’s effective, but for a house with dogs the bag fills far too quickly, and not even all the pet hair is picked up. At the rate we are using them I think it will sit in the cupboard most of the time or we’ll have to use it in other areas.- Steve
- Triple-layered filter bag
- 40 minutes run time
- Versatile design
- Plenty of accessories
- Not suitable for pet owners
- Few reports of difficulties connecting the tubes
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you’re looking for a reliable vacuum cleaner that can be used instantly without plugging it in, the Gtech Pro 2 might be the right option for you. It eliminates the infamous dust cloud by using disposable triple-layered filter bags that can hold 1.5L of dirt and dust.
In comparison to Gtech’s first model, it’s got plenty of similar features, but has an overall better build and design, and improves in all the areas the first model was lacking. I’m talking about the better suction power for larger debris and the double extension tube.
The bottom line…
Overall, the GTech Pro 2 features plenty of improvements over the first model and provides a much better vacuuming experience. This is all thanks to the superior design and build quality, as well as the various attachments that turn this vacuum into a multi-purpose cleaning tool.
The bag system offers plenty of benefits over a dirt tank, with more hygienic disposal and a much larger capacity at 1.5L.