Vax U90-MA-R Air Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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Please note: Partial assembly with screwdriver required.

Boasting full height stair cleaning - a total cleaning reach of 15 metres - the Vax U90-MA-R Air Reach is the lightest, full size multi-cyclonic upright vacuum cleaner in the world.

Weighing just over 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.

The Air Reach’s brushbar can be set for cleaning either carpets or hard floors and an LED performance indicator quickly alerts you of any blockages. Its handle can be adjusted to 8 different heights and it has a 3-in-1 crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool stored on board for easy cleaning all around your home.

Cable length
H102 x W30.5 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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Vax U90-MA-R Air Reach Upright Vacuum Cleaner 4.3 5 125 125
Great bit of kit Bought this to replace our Dyson which gave several years of devoted service but gave out in the end! Attracted to this Vax model as it is much lighter and more compact. It arrived promptly and was easy to assemble and was up and running in a few minutes, feels a bit flimsy at first use but after several weeks use, I think this is a great piece of kit. (The hose has to be swapped over to use the attachments which isn't obvious from the instructions). The 1200 watt motor has great suction and with a 6 year guarantee I would thoroughly recommend this Vax model 09 September 2014
Lightwieght, powerful & easy to use I am very pleased with this vacuum cleaner. It is really lightweight but with powerful suction. The brush has a "hammer head" shape which makes edging & getting into corners easy. It really is edge to edge. The accessories are simple to attach & there is a choice of lengths with the wand/handle. Emptying is easy & clean; push a button & the bottom of the cylinder flaps open, even cleaning the filters is simple. A massive improvement on my previous models. It also comes with a 6 year manufacturers guarentee ( register on-line) 21 August 2014
Just as it says on the tin! Brilliant. Very lightweight and useful long cord and pipe. The only negative would be nowhere to put the attachment but this is a minor inconvenience. The 'bag' holds much more than you initially think it will. Glides over carpets and hard floors well and it's very quick and easy to change from one to the other with a click of a switch. Would def recommend this vacuum cleaner. 19 August 2014
Mother's little helper! Just what we needed. We leave this vacuum upstairs, so there is no excuse for the kids not to clean their bedrooms. it is lightweight and does a great job. 19 August 2014
A great product Very versatile. Picks up really well especially those bits that tend to be difficult. Nice and light to handle. Great to have a long cord. Can plug in at the bottom of the stairs and no need to unplug as it reaches in all of the bedrooms. Definitely recommend this product. Already have and they have bought it. 13 August 2014
Just broken I got this vacuum as a wedding present. Even though it is light it is quite difficult to control. Well it has been getting noisier and making a squeaking noise and yesterday the hose has completely become detached . I can only hope the 6 year guarantee covers this! It also says it picks up dog hair. Well it does but wraps itself all around it and emptying either from the top or bottom is a pain as you have to put your hand in. Loved it at the start loath it now. 03 August 2014
Excellent buy! I use two vacuum cleaners at a time - one upstairs and one downstairs - and seem to wear out vacuum cleaners every 18m-2yrs, so I have a fair amount of experience of different brands and features. This is definitely one of my favourite purchases to date. The Vax has excellent suction and cleans hard floors and carpets equally well; the 'booster' button which makes the brushes rotate really lifts the pile. The tools are all great but I would recommend adding the plastic nozzle to the end of the metal tube when using it as without it, it is possible to lightly 'score' paintwork if you are a little heavy-handed and run it directly along edges. The 10m cord is brilliant and gives greater freedom of range than many other vacuum cleaners. The cylinder and collection bucket is easy to empty and re-fit; it just needs to be lined up appropriately. The only drawback I have found, and something I wasn't aware of prior to purchase, is that the connection point for the suction hose to the extension tubing is at the base of the cleaner - which isn't great if you have back problems. However, this can be easily remedied by simply placing the Vax on the stairs to raise it; something which is possible because the vacuum cleaner is so light. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Vax cleaner. It is lightweight, manoeuvrable and fun to use. The price tag also makes it one of least expensive but most effective vacuum cleaners I have ever owned. I will be purchasing another one when I wear out the vacuum cleaner I use upstairs! 03 August 2014
Broke down after first usage We purchased this Vax product in April 2014 attracted by the characteristics, price and JL 6 years warranty. It broke down after the first usage. John Lewis refunded us but it was very annoying as we had to take it back to the shop. I would highly recommend not to purchase this product. 15 July 2014
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