Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners 2018: 8 great portable cleaners


Key Features

  • 5.3kg bagged cylinder vacuum cleaner
  • 4-litre bag capacity
  • Available in blue and black
  • Review Price: £80

The Bosch GL30 Compact All Floor is the heaviest machine in this round-up, but it’s also the cheapest. It won’t break your back and it certainly won’t break the bank. Despite being lighter and more compact than usual, it still has a decent 4-litre capacity so you don’t have to change bags too often.

It has a variable power dial and and it cleans well for such a cheap machine. It doesn’t clean so well up to the edges of skirting boards, but it does better than some other cheap vacs and rival cordless machines. The one thing it lacks is a powered brush head, which means it’s no good for pet hair on carpets. You can buy a turbobrush to add to it, though.