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  • Chapin 20002

  • Scotts 190567 Professional Sprayer

  • Chapin 63924

  • Solo 475-B Backpack Sprayer

  • Chapin 61900

  • Solo 418-2L Farm & Landscape One-Hand Sprayer

Chapin 20002

The Chapin 2-gallon hand-pump sprayer is your standard model that most homeowners should have. It’s meant for spot-treating across a large area or broadly treating a small area. As the name suggests, you create pressure by manually pumping air into the tank with the handle.

You can find this type of sprayer at any garden or home improvement store, though quality can vary. Chapin makes high-quality sprayers, so this should hold up. If you only occasionally need to spot treat some weeds, this is a good choice. If you’re laying down treatments over an entire area though, we recommend one of the larger backpack options.

Pros

  • Simple pump operation

  • Lightweight

  • 2 gallon capacity

Cons

  • Too small for big lawns

  • Requires lots of manual pumps

Scotts 190567 Professional Sprayer

The Scotts battery-powered Pump Zero is just like other hand-pump sprayers, but it uses a battery-powered pump so you don’t have to keep manually creating pressure. That makes spraying much simpler, though at two gallons this still doesn’t have the large capacity of bigger 4-gallon backpack options.

If you know you only need a 2-gallon sprayer but don’t want (or can’t) deal with the physical toll of creating manual pressure the entire time, then this is a good alternative. It costs more than an all-manual option, but your arms will thank you.

Pros

  • Battery power

  • 2 gallon capacity

  • 3-in-1 nozzle

Cons

  • Fancier than necessary

  • Requires charging

  • Single PSI setting

Chapin 63924

The Chapin 4-gallon backpack sprayer is battery-powered, giving you a sprayer that is easier to haul around, less of a pain to use, and has more capacity so you can cover a larger area in less time. While a backpack sprayer may seem like overkill for most homeowners, you’ll save hours compared to manually hauling a pump half the size and manually creating the pressure yourself.

The battery in question is a 24-volt rechargeable, which Chapin claims provides 2 hours of continuous spraying, or just under 15 full loads. If you’ve got more than 10,000 square feet of lawn or routinely put down liquid pre-emergent on your entire space, a sprayer like this is a lifesaver.

Pros

  • Easy to carry

  • Large capacity

  • Battery power means no pumping

Cons

  • Heavy when full

  • Narrow PSI range

Solo 475-B Backpack Sprayer

Solo is one of the best-known names in commercial lawn and garden equipment, but this 4-gallon backpack sprayer is perfect for a DIY homeowner that wants something a bit beyond the basic 2-gallon spray tanks.

This model doesn’t feature a battery, instead you do need to create your own pressure. Unlike the smaller manual tanks, you do so with a lever that attaches to either side of the tank, so you can continuously pump with either your left or right hand while you are working. This makes it simpler to keep the pressure relatively stable until the tank is empty, instead of having to take it off and re-pump it.

This particular model relies on primarily acrylic and nylon materials, but it should resist rusting as long as you take care of it and clean it after each use.

Pros

  • Easy to carry

  • 4-gallon capacity

  • Swappable pump handle

Cons

  • Heavy when full

  • Pressure varies

  • Manual pumping

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Chapin 61900

The Chapin 4-gallon Tree and Turf Pro commercial backpack sprayer is similar to other backpack sprayers we’ve looked at, though it does have a few notable changes. This model also uses a side-mounted lever for creating pressure, though it’s only on one side. It also features a handle on top for easily carrying it, and a pressure gauge built into the wand so you can see how much pressure you’re working with.

Otherwise, this is just like the other 4-gallon backpack sprayers on the market, so you get a lot of extra capacity for covering large lawns without needing to refill quite as often.

Pros

  • Stainless steel wand

  • 4-gallon capacity

  • Easy to carry

Cons

  • Manual pump

  • Shut-off valve requires lots of pumping

Solo 418-2L Farm & Landscape One-Hand Sprayer

The Solo 2-Liter One-Hand Pressure Sprayer pretty much lays it out there in the name: it’s a smaller 2-liter sprayer designed for one-handed use and limited applications. Especially when you’re working in a small garden or greenhouse, you just don’t need a full 2 gallons of solution.

As we’ve covered already, Solo’s whole gig is sprayers so this is well-made and built to last. Reviewers were particularly impressed with the trigger lock, which lets you pump the pressure up and just start spraying without having to constantly hold a trigger down to use it. It’s just a great all-around small sprayer.

Pros

  • Ideal for small applications

  • Lightweight

  • Single-hand use

Cons

  • Small capacity

  • Pricey for size

  • Minimal control

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TJ Donegan

TJ Donegan

Executive Editor

@TJDonegan

TJ is the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com. He is a Massachusetts native and has covered electronics, cameras, TVs, smartphones, parenting, and more for Reviewed. He is from the self-styled "Cranberry Capitol of the World," which is, in fact, a real thing.

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