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Vax X5 Bagless Upright Vacuum

Vax X5 Bagless Upright Vacuum
alaScore 69

61 reviews

Jan, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Vax X5 Bagless Upright Vacuum. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

design, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Vax X5 Bagless Upright Vacuum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Vax X5 Bagless Upright Vacuum from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on Reviewers really like the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

design, usability, size

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vax X5 Bagless Upright VacuumVax Bagless Upright Vacuum with Vax Max System - X5Vax Bagless Upright Vacuum with Vax Max System- X5

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Works well but overall poor design


This vacuum has great potential, however really falls short. When you start using it, you can not believe the power that it has. It really impresses from the beginning. After the first room, there will be a ton of dirt in the bagless part of the ...

Nice chord

Poor filtering system

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Worst Vacuum I Ever Had


Nice Air Freshner

Does not have suction, does not pick up dog hair


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Want to burn up $300?


Nice design. The dirt cup is easy to empty. Loved the scented filters.

Poor suction! Clogs often. Burns up & smells BAD, which counteracts the great scented filters!

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Does Not Suck! I'll stick with my old vacuum.


I bought the Vax X5 Bagless exactly 1 year and 2 days ago at Best Buy (glad that I bought the 4 year performance warranty). The excuse to buy it was that my 5 (or 6) year old WindTunnel Upright had a broken wheel; I didn't feel like carrying it up and ...

Looks stylish, convenient retractable cord, great smelling scented secondary HEPA filters (available).

Messy dirt cup, POOR SUCTION, hard surfaces-USELESS, Did I mention IT DOES NOT SUCK?!!!!!!!!!

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Worst vacuum I ever used


This vacuum moves the dirt around on the carpet, but does not pick it up.

Hard-pressed to think of any, since it does not do the main thing a vacuum is supposed to do.

Very weak suction.

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I was a believer...for about 9-10 months.


Retractable cord, scented exhaust filters, easy to use.

Will lose suction in time.

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There's no vacuum in Vax.


Attractive design. Handy attachments. The retractable hand wand is a nice touch.

Failed to meet advertised performance. After a year it fails to lift dirt.

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Does a great job


Had an expensive, Riccar 8850 and thought it did a good job.

Deep cleans carpets. Lifetime Hepa filter is great. You can see how much dirt and 'stuff' is removed. Easily cleaned. Retractable cord is quite long.

Powerful motor is noisy. Tube for 'cleaning wand' is a 'pain'. Attachments do not stay 'attached'! That flexible connector (for the small upholstery and stair cleaner) is a joke and could use Viagra.

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This vacuum sucks, a good way!


Remember when you had to buy bags for vacuums? Remember forgetting which type and model# of bag you needed while standing in front of the vacuum section at your local store? Remember wondering when you last changed your bag? Or better yet wondering how...

Nifty button placementcarpet to floor capabilitywand extension, retractable cordpet hair tool

see "room for improvement" below.

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VAX really does suck more than a Dyson!!!


Great suction, great mobility, great attachments, lightweight.

Ugly orange/gray color scheme (but some may like that!)


Product Specifications

Vax was invented to change the way you vacuum. Using a design philosophy we call NEXT CLEAN, Vax has combined proven cleaning effectiveness with user-focused engineering, so you can clean more with less strain and bending. That's deep cleaning at a higher level. The X5 also includes the Vax Max system: an air-powered hand-held Turbo Tool to make removing pet hair and lint from upholstery and stairs easy; a Flex-n-Hold Nozzle to reach around corners and into tight spaces; and 4 seasonal-scented exhaust chamber filters.