Vax Air³ Reach U88-AM-R Review

Vax Air³ Reach U88-AM-R Review

You have no idea how over the moon I was when I was approached by Vax to see if I would like to review the Air³ Reach U88-AM-R vacuum cleaner! You see I have this cylinder cleaner which is about as old as I am and although it does pick up the dust, it doesn’t smell that great so I was really in need of a new one! So when this landed on my doorstep I really couldn’t believe how lucky I was!

Air³ Reach U88-AM-R

Air³ Reach U88-AM-R

SO what do I love about this vacuum then?

  • It is incredibly light!  Weighing just 5.5kg in use!
  • It is so easy to use and manoeuvre!
  • It is really powerful!
  • It has a REALLY long hose on it so I don’t have to carry the vacuum up the stairs when I’m doing the stairs, it just stands at the bottom and I can reach the top with ease!
  • The cord is really long so I never have to worry about where I’m going to plug it in!
  • Adjustable height handle
  • Very easy to use and understand

Outstanding manoeuvrability.

and the not so good?

  • Unlike my other vacuum it doesn’t hold all the tools onboard. This means they will get lost at some point and I have to find somewhere to store them!
  • I like having a long cord but I find it getting in my way all the time, maybe I’ll get used to this but at the moment it’s annoying me!

The back!

The good really does out way the bad and I am loving have a shiny new vacuum; I can’t believe how easy it is to manoeuvre around and under tables, chairs etc and it also vacuums right up to the walls and other edges too which is brilliant! After having an older vacuum which uses a bag I am astounded at how much dirt is picked up in just one use! Or maybe I just have extremely dirty floors ;) Makes me feel better though knowing it is picking up so much mess!

Full size capacity – 1.5 litre dust containerSlim and lightweight, but with a full size capacity dust container.

Multi-cyclonic technology – Constant, powerful suctionMultiple cyclones separate dirt from the air, so the suction is always as powerful as the first time you used it.

Air Motion Technology – Outstanding manoeuvrability, The dual-axis allows you to twist and turn around your furniture with a flick of the wrist, for easier cleaning.

Powerful performance – 200 air watts, All the cleaning power of a conventional upright, so there’s no compromise in performance.

Lightweight – Only 5.5kg in use; weighs a third less than conventional uprights, so it’s easy to carry upstairs and from room to room.

Longer reach hose and cord – For high stairs and large rooms, A longer reach  hose and power cord let you clean to the top of your stairs, leaving the machine safely at the bottom.

Homes with Pets – Removes pet hair, Its TurboTool easily removes pet hair and is ideal for cleaning stairs, upholstery and car seats.

6 year guarantee – For total peace of mind,  A market leading 6 year Vax guarantee gives you complete peace of mind.

We are very impressed and would definitely recommend :)


  1. Ooh justpopped to look at the price its a bit dearer then a little henry may have to get saving!
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  2. I am just starting my home makeover and am in need of a new hoover fancied a Henry but this one looks fab! I’d love the longer cord for not having to carry upstairs. My floors will be worse thean your i’m sure!

  3. Looks good, my Mom always liked her Vax xx
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