Vax U88-AM-R Air³ Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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Product information

Please note: Partial assembly with screwdriver required.

The Vax U88-AM-R Air³ Reach is part of a range of ultra lightweight vacuum cleaners that don't compromise on powerful performance.

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. Its compact design means it takes up less storage space than standard upright models too.

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.

Featuring Air Motion technology for outstanding manoeuvrability. The dual axis allows you to twist and turn around your furniture with a flick of the wrist, for easier cleaning.

A longer reach hose and cord lets you clean the top of your stairs, while the machine is safely at the bottom. With a 2-in-1 crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool stored on board you are guaranteed easy cleaning all around your home. The TurboTool easily removes pet hair and is ideal for cleaning stairs, upholstery and car seats.

Cable length
H96 x W31 x D30cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Filtration Information Remove dust particles, mites - even unpleasant smells
Model name / number
Tools included
On board 2-in-1 tool - crevice, dusting and upholstery tools
Vacuum cleaner type
Upright Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As


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Vax U88-AM-R Air Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner Picks up dirt & dust well and manoeuvres ok - not what I would call brilliant. Wheels are cheap, plastic and squeak but the clip on the hose that hold the attachments is awful meaning they keep falling off. Overall a bit disappointed. 12 February 2014
Efficient and reliable Having a hairy cat, a messy child, an even messier husband and numerous dust/pollen related allergies means that it’s important for me to have a vacuum that picks up as much mess as possible – and as quickly as possible. I work from home, and I just don’t have the time to vacuum 3 or 4 times a day to stay on top of the mess. I have numerous different surfaces in my house; lino, laminate, wood floors, short pile carpets and wool rugs, so I need a vacuum that can handle them all with the minimum of fuss. Fortunately, the U88 has proved to be just what I need. The turbo brush for the carpets and rugs is very effective, and it picks up dust and pet hair from the hard floors with very little effort from me. The manoeuvrability of this vacuum is another massive point in its favour. I regularly suffer from sciatica, and having such a lightweight vacuum that’s easy to turn with the swivelling function has been a massive help. It was strange to get used to at first after so long using conventional vacuums, but now I don’t know how I managed without it. The power cord is more than ample, and the attached tools all do what they need to. The only thing I would like is for the extending cord and attachment to reach a little further for high ceilings, but all in all I’m very impressed with the U88 and would certainly recommend it. 10 September 2013
Nice and light to lift. I find it difficult to manoeuvre when changing from one direction to another, the cleaner turns but not the head, which is the very bit you need to turn. Not very well designed and using it is similar to trying to steer a wonky shopping trolley round a supermarket. 16 November 2012
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