Vax U88-AM-B Air³ Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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Please note: Partial assembly with screwdriver required.

The Vax U88-AM-B Air³ is the lightest, full size multi-cyclonic upright vacuum cleaner. With the turn of the wrist, the U88-AM-B Air³ is easily manoeuvred around furniture in one motion. Weighing less than 5kg, it has all the cleaning power and capacity of a full size multi-cyclonic upright in a compact and lightweight package. This makes it easy to carry from room to room and use with the minimum of effort, without losing anything in performance.

Powerful multi-cyclonic force is used to separate dirt from the air path so it collects in the container - not the filter - and your filters don’t get blocked. Clean filters ensure the suction of the machine is always as powerful as the first time you use it for consistently good dust pick-up. Constant powerful suction makes cleaning quicker too.

A 2L dust container provides full size capacity, perfect for any family home and a 2-in-1 crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool is stored on board for easy cleaning all around your home.

Cable length
H96 x W31 x D30cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Filtration Information Remove dust particles, mites - even unpleasant smells
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Vacuum cleaner type
Upright Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Next or named day delivery


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Q & As

Vax U88-AM-B Air³ Upright Vacuum Cleaner 4.3 5 15 15
Vax AM-B Air 3 review Bought to replace another upright. Much lighter, easy to carry where needed, with see through cover to "brushes" at front to see if any trapped items, and terrific suction. Carpets are 2 years old and very clean but this picks up as if nearly new carpet. On 3 weeks or so use, would totally recommend for ease, weight, performance and price. Comes with 6 year warranty to cap it off. 16 September 2014
Very user friendly ! Very effective suction. Wonderful to have a light weight, easy to carry Vacuum cleaner as have plenty of stairs to deal with. 10 September 2014
Will be returning I've had this product for a month and at first I was impressed but now its hardly picking anything up unless I use the hose with the attachment. There's plenty of suction through the hose but this is not transferred when using the hoover normally. Putting your hand underneath you can't feel any suction its no wonder its not even picking up bits of fluff. I will be returning this and getting a different brand. 30 August 2014
Look at the price ... ... then look at the competition. I’ve been using mine for over a month and am well satisfied that I’m getting value for money. Yes, you’ll see plenty of niggles mentioned amongst the reviews across the internet and I can sympathise a bit with several of them. But for basic, careful non-heavy-handed usage in a two-bedroom flat this Vax is absolutely fine – suction impressive, light weight and ease of manoeuvrability fantastic. Overall design I’d say was really quite clever and user-friendly. Am not too worried about the plasticky feel as I’m a light-handed user and in any case there’s a 6 year guarantee (plus of course John Lewis' excellent customer service). Small reservations: • The rotating brushes tend to leave short-term ‘mowed lawn’ tramline like markings on low-pile carpet (though at least that shows it’s doing its job) • There doesn’t seem to be any way to fixate the Vax’s position so that it can be pushed straight ahead (like the old-style ‘hoovers’) only rather than ‘wander’ from side to side a bit (that’s the manoeuvrability aspect of course, but availability of an ‘opt-out’ button would occasionally be very useful). • The join of the connecting channel between the removable dust container and the air input/outlet doesn’t seem quite as tightly flushed as I’d expect. There might be small amount of air/suction loss from the slight gap. This might be due to me not pushing tightly enough together when replacing but I’ll monitor and make use of guarantee if necessary. No affect on good performance as yet. 30 June 2014
Excellent Very light and easy to use compared to my previous hoover. 04 June 2014
Great Vacuun Cleaner. I am very happy with this vacuum cleaner, it is both very light and powerful. I do like the swizzeling action as well. Good value for money. I only wish that there was a way to control the suction as it is very strong. 29 April 2014
a bit like a toy whilst this model is powerful and light to use, I'm not at all happy with the purchase. The wheels fall off regularly, the hose is far too short and when vacuuming stairs the hose can only stretch two stairs at a time so you have to carry it with you. Again because the hose it far too short, cleaning corners and edges means you have to bend down constantly. I had hoped I would get use to this model but after 4 months and an aching back, I'm already looking to replace it 17 November 2013
Very good product The Vax air is a very good vacum. It is very powerfull and clean really well. It is much lighter than other vacums i have had. The only thing i have found difficult are the tools the pipeing is a little to short which means at times i have had to pick it up to be able to reach high corners. Otherwise very good. 05 November 2013
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