ST. LOUIS — RIDGID introduces its first backpack vacuum for fast, mobile cleanup of large dry messes. The lightweight RIDGID 6 Quart NXT Dry Backpack Vac offers users powerful suction and performance during cleaning, while also increasing the flexibility to reach into high and low places as well as tight and hard-to-reach spaces.

The 11.6-pound RIDGID NXT Dry Backpack Vac is an ideal cleaning solution for residential and construction settings, allowing users to vacuum a wide range of messes, from heavy debris such as sawdust and wood chips to general dirt and debris. With a RIDGID backpack, users can better access spaces in the garage, basement and attic or clean carpets, ceilings, moldings, vents and more during home pre-closings, installation work and post-construction cleanup. A backpack design eliminates the need to drag a vacuum over the floor, preventing floor damage, making it the perfect tool for remodeling projects, home sellers and movers.

“The RIDGID 6 Quart NXT Dry Backpack Vac elevates end-of-the-job cleanup, picking up more types of dry messes faster for a cleaner, more finished look in less time,” said Jake Crowley, vice president of sales, wet/dry vacuums for Emerson. “With its backpack design and Full Lifetime Warranty, the vac seamlessly complements other RIDGID products already used on the job.”

 Two extension wands help extend the overall reach, the crevice tool gets into tight spaces and the dusting brush loosens stubborn dirt. Insert the carpet brush into the master floor tool for carpeted surface areas or insert the floor brush into the master floor tool for hard surface cleaning. In addition to the accessories, a versatile 4-foot hose, a 20-foot cord, and cloth and dry filters are included. The NXT Dry Backpack Vac also fits all RIDGID 1-7/8-inch accessories so you can further customize it to your project and need.

An adjustable harness easily manages and distributes weight for a customized fit, allowing an effortless, comfortable clean. Its built-in accessory harness storage and power switch at the hip are made for on-the-go use.

The RIDGID NXT Dry Backpack Vac is the latest in a complete line of wet and dry vacs from RIDGID. Each vac is designed and engineered for best-in-class power, performance and durability. These products come backed with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

The RIDGID NXT Dry Backpack Vac is available for purchase at The Home Depot or online at The RIDGID NXT line also features 3, 6, 9, 12, 14 and 16-gallon models.

To learn more about the complete line of RIDGID NXT Wet/Dry Vacs visit, or call 1-800-4RIDGID.