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Post# 407181   3/25/2019 at 13:47 (375 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I just used a Hyla water based vacuum ( aka Rainbow copy) this weekend and this is my impression.

I'm not impressed.

The main unit came unhooked while carrying it up the stairs and spilt some dirty water....the hinge just released it seems as did the hose to the main unit..., I didn't figure out a way to shorten the wand, though it is extended which is very cool I think, the way that you can with other canisters....connect the wand to the powerhead which would have helped tremendously cleaning the stairs, there was a short in the power nozzle which I tried to show with photos...turning on and off intermittently at certain angles, and overall, didn't feel the same build quality was there compared to the Rainbow. It also didn't clean as effectively....I could see what WASN'T being picked up...taking several passes to eventually get....and its edge cleaning wasn't good at all. The 'separator' did not appear to be removable...if it was even actually a separator.

Granted, this could be a 'bad one' in regards to the short in the power nozzle....and it was my first time to use it ....and w/o instruction...though I went online to learn how ....just in was much different than my Rainbows. But, it did pick up stuff.....yes the water was very dirty ( more a reflection of the owners of this house not vacuuming much ( they are elderly). Is it a better deal than a brand new Rainbow for the money? probably b/c they are stupidly high always buy used Rainbows!!!!!

Summary: Likes: extendable wand, ability to pick up spilt liquids, basin is big... the handle feels good and substantial.

Negatives: doesn't seem as durable, doesn't pick up as well, its more difficult to plug in the wire from the hose to the main unit b/c a 'door' has be held open to insert the plug,

just an opinion,

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Post# 407205 , Reply# 1   3/26/2019 at 08:42 (375 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Well, in its defense, it IS an old machine.

I have the newest model Hyla with direct connect hose (no wire). It has the lifetime, brushless motor (digital) and is very quiet.

Post# 407344 , Reply# 2   3/29/2019 at 12:26 (371 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        
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I have to Edit my Video on this . But to Sum it up I really like the Hyla.
I would call it a "German Rainbow " I think it has a lot of improvements over most of Rainbow vacuums.
The wessel-werk nozzle and separator just to name a few .

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Post# 407349 , Reply# 3   3/29/2019 at 15:35 (371 days old) by electro (Indiana)        
Hyla Impressions

I had one of the newer Hyla's.
I thought it was ok but there were several features I DID NOT like:
(1) electric hose was TOO SHORT
(2) Did not like the power nozzle as it did not have a rug guard and damaged the edge of the carpet and had a tendency to kick off
(3) I thought the power nozzle was too aggressive on my rug
(4) I did not like the wand. I much preferred the 2 piece Rainbow electric wand set up-when using the Hyla wand in the short set up, it was heavy.
(5) Because it held more water, it was heavier to handle and lift
(6) Did not like the cord wrap. I preferred the Rainbow which I can just loop the cord and drop it on the hooks
(7) Mine had 2 hoses-one for the power nozzle and a second non-electric hose
I did not care for the change over.
(8) Preferred the Rainbow floor brush
(9) Did not like the tools stored on the edge of the roller cart as they tended to catch on things and fall off

On the plus side, while the dealer was in town, they gave good service and the water pan was easy to empty. It came with a beautiful instruction book.
Overall it was an ok product but not as easy to use or as advanced as the Rainbow.

Post# 407353 , Reply# 4   3/29/2019 at 16:56 (371 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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Iím glad to hear of some other opinions on this vac,

Post# 407435 , Reply# 5   3/31/2019 at 23:46 (369 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I don't have experience with hyla but there cheaper rainbows. I bought one flipped it. I bought a second one keeping t. I recently acquired blue version I want to use but I'm trying to sale it for a hefty profit.
I have vacuumed a few times with rainbow and just amazed once you understand how to use it it's impressive.
My mother in law has allergies so I use rainbow out k up dog hair as we have 100 lb lab indoor pet. So hair everywhere. I opted for vacuum I'm keeping a Wessell werk power nozzle.
Holy cow it has power. We had damp smell in bedroom used this 3 times and carpets look new and it just smells clean.
So I'd buy a used 2 speed rainbow there worth the money.

Post# 407453 , Reply# 6   4/1/2019 at 09:40 (369 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

I have a Hyla GST which is the model before the current one with the brushless motor, that's the main difference, it's a good machine, cleans very well but if someone was looking for a water vac I would suggest a Sirena or a Quantum, cleans just as well at a cheaper price.

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