Hoover Linx Extreme Recline Stick Vacuum

Last updated: September 27, 2022

A lightweight but effective cleaner, the Hoover Linx delivers plenty of suction for its low price. It boasts a respectable battery life and has a foam filter that can be cleaned in under a minute. It works best on bare floors, but has a good dust cap capacity to hold debris from multiple cleanings.

We looked at the top Stick Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stick Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: A foam filter that can be cleaned in under a minute and a solid battery life are just a few of the highlights of this vacuum.

In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the Hoover Linx Extreme Recline Stick Vacuum placed 11th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Transform everyday cleaning with this sleek, versatile stick vacuum that delivers upright performance* with Fade Free** Lithium-Ion battery power. It’s the only stick vacuum with Hoover WindTunnel technology and cyclonic filtration. Now you can clean-up without ever having to search for an outlet.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Lightweight but surprisingly powerful. Battery life is extremely good, especially if you don't use the brush.
It’s one of the most effective cleaners among budget-priced cordless vacs, and it has a respectable 16-minute run time. The foam filter is reusable, clogs and tangles are easy to clear, and the machine doesn’t need much general maintenance. Like its competitors at this price, it’s effective only at cleaning bare floors and maybe sweeping up some surface-level crumbs and hair from short rugs.
The Hoover LiNX Cordless has a relatively large dust cup so you don't have to empty it too often.
The $179.99 Hoover Platinum Collection Linx cordless stick vacuum impressed us with its strong performance. Even Dyson's $499.99 DC59 fell short in comparison.
Only weighs 7.25 pounds which light for a stick vac this tall. It does operate fade free for most of the charge cycle around 87 – 90% then it slowly dies down.
Ease of transition from hard floors to rugs or carpeting. Powerful suction
The maintenance is a breeze. I get rid of the dirt and wash the filters in under a minute. Works great, sounds great and I consider myself fortunate to own it.
The cordless, bagless Hoover Linx is ultra light and ultra easy to use. It cleans hard floors, carpets and rugs easily. All the controls are right by the top of the handle, so all you have to do is make sure your battery is charged up and you can get cleaning.
Convenient, decent battery life.

What reviewers didn't like

Skimpy on accessories.
The lack of a swiveling head makes it hard to access some spots.
This model doesn't come with brush attachments or any other special features -- it's just a stick vacuum. It also doesn’t have as much character as Dyson's colorful DC59.
Though it can reach areas below furniture, it doesn’t go very far because of the diameter of the dirt cup – one consumer gave a detailed review on how far it would go – it will go under the first 9 inches if there is at least 2-1/2” of clearance.
Didn’t work on pet hair and eventually lost suction.
Don’t buy it if you have a pet. The hair gets stuck in the brush-roll and you have to remove it with your own hands.
You have to wash the filter every time you empty the dirt cup and emptying the dirt cup is messy.
Average at cleaning, harder to use.
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