Hoover Windtunnel 3 High Performance Review

Harnessing the Wind: Hoover Windtunnel 3 High Performance Reviews

The Hoover name has been a household name for over 100 years. From their humble beginnings in a leather shop to becoming a world-wide cleaning empire, Hoover has proven that it is dedicated to making cleaning your house easier. Follow along as we see the legacy in action with the Hoover Windtunnel 3 High Performance reviews of the features of this upright vacuum.


The Hoover Windtunnel series of vacuums utilizes a specialized 3 channel suction to provide serious power to the brush head. The increased power created by the Windtunnel technology allows this line of vacuums to blast through the messes assailing your carpet. The Wind Tunnel 3 High Performance is specialized to tackle the toughest of dirt, and capture all of the tricky pet hair that lodges itself in the fibers of your carpet.


Bagless debris canister – the Windtunnel 3 features an easy to empty container to hold all the dust, dirt, and pet you suck up during cleaning. The canister includes a washable HEPA media filter that traps 99% of allergens and dust in the canister to prevent these pesky irritants from escaping into the air and aggravating your sinuses.

QuickPass Brush Roll – this brush roll is able to turn on and off for different floor types. When activated, the brush roll provides serious agitation and cleaning power to clean your dirtiest carpets quickly.

15-foot accessory reach – The extended reach of the accessory wand allows you to reach all the way up to the highest ceilings, fans, and curtains. The 40-foot power cord, and Pet Turbo tool give this vacuum the ability to reach all the areas of your house, including stairs and crevices.

The specialized Pivoting Dusting Tool adapts the accessory angle to clean the top side of fans and shelves that are usually hard to reach.

Hoover Windtunnel 3 High Performance Reviews

The Windtunnel 3 has some pretty impressive features on paper, but we wanted to put it to the test to see how this vacuum held up in a real-world environment. So, we set up our test floor with an array of dirt obstacles to put this vac through its paces.

Our first impression of the Windtunnel 3’s performance was the powerful and consistent suction. Across out test ground the “Multi-Cyclonic” power of the vacuum was able to grab almost everything we threw in front of it. We activated the brush roll, and found that the vacuum was able to pull up the dirt and hair we had ground deep into the carpet.

We loved the 40-foot cord that is standard with the vacuum as well. Our shop is pretty, and we were able to reach almost every corner. The 15-foot reach of the accessory tool, allowed us to reach the majority of our stair case. This is a major plus, because at 18 pounds this vacuum would be difficult to haul up and down an entire flight of stairs.

The real downside of the WindTunnel 3 High Performance is the pivoting dust brush. We understand the concept, but in practice we found that the head was difficult to use, since we couldn’t really see if the head was actually making solid contact with the top of our fan blades and cabinets.

Pros and Cons


  • Fabulous suction power
  • Great for pet hair and ground in dirt
  • Headlight illuminates dark corners
  • Impressive reach of 55 feet, including accessory hose
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty


  • Heavy, over 18 pounds
  • Dust gets caught in hinges of canister
  • Dusting tool is unimpressive


The Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance reviews result in an energetic thumbs for this vac. The weight and issues with the dusting tool are easily overcome due to the 40-foot power cord and 15-foot accessory tool reach. The suction power is impressive, and able to handle all of the pet hair and dirt you can throw at it.

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