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8 Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners

Andy Vandervell


Gtech AirRam Mk2 7

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Reviewed by Ced Yuen

11 October 2016

Gtech AirRam

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Key Features

  • 3.5kg cordless upright vacuum cleaner
  • 40-minute battery life
  • Low-profile design
  • Review Price: £200

The Gtech AirRam is a popular example of a new breed of cordless vacuums. The convenience of a cordless is important, but the fact that the Gtech AirRam weighs just 3.5kg is another reason it's so popular. Most of the weight is low down, too, making it very easy to carry and move around.

It work doesn't like most vacuum cleaners and doesn't clean quite as well as a result, but it's still a useful cleaner that's great as a lighter, easier-to-use backup to your main cleaner. It's the machine you get out for quick spot cleans.

It has no attachments, though, so you'll need something else to do the stairs and other tricky areas.

Our Score:


e. black

January 10, 2017, 9:21 pm

a little surprised that the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light vacuum (hv302) wasn't included in this comparison as well?. we have the full sized dyson but for Christmas wanted a lighter vacuum so picked up the shark. nothing wrong with our dyson, just a bit cumbersome to haul all over the house.

we didn't expect much from the shark thinking it would work on par with other ultra-light models we've had in the past. boy were we wrong. not only did it cost a lot less but it works in my opinion nearly as good as the big dyson.

the surprising power from the small motor is something only made possibly by recent tech innovations, rare earth elements, stronger magnets,..amazing how much things have advanced over the course of just a few years. the only thing going for the larger dyson as opposed to the much smaller shark is the size of the dust bucket.

so the shark is something to consider when looking. fyi we got her shark on cyber monday so it cost even less, a little over a hundred bucks for the corded version.

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