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NaceCare HVR 200 Henry Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jul 06, 2020 at 08:23 am
NaceCare HVR 200 Henry Picture
8.4
Bare Floor
7.8
Low-Pile Carpet
8.1
High-Pile Carpet
7.5
Pets
8.2
Stairs
7.6
Cars
5.9
Workshop
Vacuum Type
Canister
Bagless
No
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No
Wet Compatible
No

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a mid-range bagged canister vacuum with a simple, sturdy design intended for household and light-duty commercial cleaning. While it doesn't offer the same range of convenience features as some flagship models like the SEBO Airbelt D4, it does have a reasonably potent suction motor ensuring good debris pickup performance, even with a relatively basic straight-suction floorhead. It also uses high-capacity dirtbags that won't need replacing very often.

Our Verdict

8.4 Bare Floor

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is great for use on bare floors. It sucks up small and large debris with ease, even as its high-capacity dirtbag fills up with debris. Its relatively compact size and front caster wheels result in impressive maneuverability, while its long power cord ensures you don't have to swap outlets when cleaning larger rooms. The vacuum is extremely easy to maintain and incurs low recurring costs.

Pros
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Excellent solid debris pickup performance on bare floors.
  • Extremely easy to maintain.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
7.8 Low-Pile Carpet

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is very good for low-pile carpet. It performs well on this surface as it sucks up most hair but struggles a bit with fine and large debris. It has a suction adjustment slider on its wand and retractable bristles for improved surface contact on low-pile carpet. It uses high-capacity dirtbags that won't need replacing very often, resulting in low recurring costs.

Pros
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Cleans most hair on carpet.
  • Extremely easy to maintain.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
8.1 High-Pile Carpet

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a great option for cleaning high-pile carpet. While it can be a little hard to move around on its high-suction mode, it's still pretty effective in sucking up pet hair and various kinds of debris in this setting. It's also extremely easy to maintain and very well-built.

Pros
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Cleans most hair on carpet.
  • Extremely easy to maintain.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not the best at sucking up hair on high-pile carpet.
7.5 Pets

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a good vacuum if you have pets. While it has a bit of a hard time dealing with pet hair on bare floors, it can easily handle this kind of debris on carpets. Its two-stage filtration system, comprised of a high-capacity Hepa-Flo dirtbag and a separate filter, also results in strong air filtration performance. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any pet-specific tools like a turbo brush.

Pros
  • Cleans most hair on carpet.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Limited included tools.
  • Not the best at sucking up hair on high-pile carpet.
8.2 Stairs

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a great option for stair cleaning. While it's on the heavier side and can be a hassle to carry up and down staircases, it's also pretty compact, meaning you can position it on a stairstep without too much difficulty. It also has a long power cord and hose, so you don't have to worry about running out of cord length as you clean. That said, its selection of tools is somewhat limited.

Pros
  • Excellent solid debris pickup performance on bare floors.
  • Long range.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Canister is heavy to carry around.
7.6 Cars

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is decent for cleaning cars. Its long power cord and hose make it easier to clean all parts of your car's interior without having to swap power outlets or use an extension cord. It delivers satisfactory performance on low-pile carpet and comes with a crevice tool to help clean those hard-to-reach places in the car, though there's no air-driven turbo brush for cleaning fabric surfaces like cloth seats or floormats.

Pros
  • Long range.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Canister is heavy to carry around.
  • Limited included tools.
5.9 Workshop

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is ill-suited for workshop cleaning, but this isn't what it's designed for. While it has no trouble handling bulky household debris and feels very robust, it can't handle liquid messes.

Pros
  • Excellent solid debris pickup performance on bare floors.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • 8.4 Bare Floor
  • 7.8 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 8.1 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.5 Pets
  • 8.2 Stairs
  • 7.6 Cars
  • 5.9 Workshop
  1. Updated Oct 28, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  2. Updated Aug 15, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which includes a broad range of new testing procedures to measure stain and water-clearing performance, suction power, crevice-cleaning performance, noise levels, and air filtration performance. We've also updated our debris and pet hair-pickup performance tests as well as our method of scoring user maintenance requirements, recurring costs, dirt compartment sizing, and suitability for the 'Workshop' usage section.
  3. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated Jun 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  5. Updated Jul 06, 2020: Updated the scoring for build quality.
  6. Updated Jul 06, 2020: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is only available as a single variant.

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a mid-range bagged canister vacuum. It's a highly compelling alternative to the Miele Classic C1, as it uses significantly larger dirtbags, has a longer range, and feels better-built. That said, it's also much heavier and has a less powerful suction motor, resulting in inferior deep-cleaning performance on carpets and in cracks and crevices.

Also see our recommendations for the best vacuums, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best vacuums for pet hair.

Miele Classic C1

The Miele Classic C1 is a better canister vacuum overall than the NaceCare HVR 200 Henry. While both vacuums are easy to maintain, the Miele is lighter and it stores away a bit better. It also delivers marginally better performance on all surfaces, and it has an easier time with pet hair. However, the NaceCare feels a little more robust, has a longer range, and incurs lower recurring costs due to its larger dirtbags.

Miele Complete C3

The Miele Complete C3 is a better overall canister vacuum than the NaceCare HVR 200 Henry. The Miele has a better performance on all surface types, especially on carpet, and it's more maneuverable. The Miele also has a HEPA filter and is easier to store. However, the NaceCare uses larger dirtbags and a more durable filter, resulting in lower recurring costs. The NaceCare also has a longer power cord hose, and it comes with a hard bristle brush.

SEBO Airbelt D4

The SEBO Airbelt D4 is better than the NaceCare HVR 200 Henry. The SEBO is easier to store, has a longer operating range, has a more advanced three-stage filtration system, weighs a little less, and delivers better performance on bare floors and carpets. Meanwhile, the NaceCare uses even larger dirtbags that don't need to be replaced as often and is a little more maneuverable.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360. The NaceCare feels better built, it's easier to maintain and maneuver, and it has a larger dirt compartment. It also has a longer range than the Shark and its performance on bare floors is significantly better too. However, the Shark is much better for low and high-pile carpet. It can also be used in a handheld configuration and it has virtually no recurring costs.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry and Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit are differently-designed vacuums with different use cases. The NaceCare is a bagged canister vacuum primarily designed for home cleaning. It's easier to maintain, clears more debris on high-pile carpet, and comes with a wider assortment of tools and accessories. Conversely, the Milwaukee is a backpack/handheld vacuum with a cordless design meant for cleaning workshops and construction sites. Its cordless design allows you to clean far from any electrical outlets. It also has a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean, incurs lower recurring costs, and clears more debris on bare floors and high-pile carpet.

Eureka Mighty Mite

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is better than the Eureka Mighty Mite, but the latter is still a great budget-friendly option. The Eureka is substantially smaller and lighter, and has an even easier-to-maintain design. It also has a relatively powerful suction motor for a vacuum at this price point, though it doesn't offer the same level of deep-cleaning performance as the more potent NaceCare. However, the NaceCare feels much better built, features a cord retraction mechanism, has a much longer range, and uses bigger dirtbag that hold a lot more debris. It comes with a few more brushes and tools too.

BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better canister vacuum than the BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister. The NaceCare is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a far bigger dirt compartment. It also has a longer power cord and struggles less with bulky material. Meanwhile, the BISSELL is lighter and easier to carry.

Airsign HEPA Vacuum

The Airsign HEPA Vacuum and NaceCare HVR 200 Henry are both canister vacuums that have advantages and disadvantages, meaning one might suit you better than the other, depending on your exact requirements. The Airsign is a better option for pet owners thanks to its onboard HEPA filter and superior hair-pickup performance. It's also easier to maintain, takes up less room, and weighs less. That said, the better-built NaceCare is a superior option for cleaning bigger areas, thanks to its much longer power cord and use of considerably larger dirtbags.

Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is better than the Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister, though the Eureka is still a good choice if you want something cheap. The Eureka is bagless, resulting in minimal recurring costs, and is substantially lighter and smaller. It also has an easier time dealing with pet hair on bare floors. However, the NaceCare has a more potent suction motor, resulting in superior deep-cleaning performance on high-pile carpet and in cracks and crevices. It also feels much better-built, is more maneuverable, comes with more tools and brushes, and has a substantially longer range.

RYOBI 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry and RYOBI 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry target different uses. The NaceCare is a household-oriented corded canister vacuum better suited for cleaning larger areas. It's also slightly better-built and comes with two extra brush attachments. Conversely, the RYOBI is a handheld shop vacuum with a cordless design that allows you to clean far from any electrical outlets. Its strong suction also lets it do a better job sucking up debris on most surface types, and you can use it to clear liquid messes.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better canister vacuum for tackling debris on bare floors than the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball. The NaceCare has a better build quality, it's slightly easier to maintain, and its dirt compartment can hold much more debris. It also has a larger range, and its performance on bare floors is excellent. However, the Dyson comes with more tools and brushes, which makes it slightly more versatile for home-use. 

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Canister

Overall, the NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has excellent build quality. It's mainly made out of dense, high-grade plastic, except for the wand and bottom of the head, which are both made of aluminum. Unfortunately, the wand doesn't have a handle, but the head has a simple, well-built design.

The crank used to wind back the power cord is somewhat difficult to rotate. On the upside, the whole vacuum is easy to assemble, with well-explained instructions listed in the user manual.

9.0
Design
User Maintenance

The NaceCare HVR 200 is easy to maintain.

  • Dirtbag: The dirtbag is located under the pre-motor filter and can be lifted free pretty easily. Unlike the dirtbags used in some other vacuum models, the Hepa-Flo bags used in this vacuum don't have a self-sealing flap to prevent dust from escaping when removing it, so you should be careful when taking out a filled bag to avoid releasing a cloud of dust.
  • Pre-motor filter:You can access the filter by simply pulling off the top cover, which is a little heavy, and then simply lifted free. No maintenance procedure is listed by the manufacturer, but you can brush away any stuck-on dirt.
  • Floorhead: You can remove the floorhead by simply fulling it free of the wand. If you want a more thorough clean, you can separate the floorhead from the wand adapter by pulling out the retaining pin. Some pet hair can get tangled within the bristles, but it can be cleared away pretty easily.

8.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number 604015
Filter Part Number 604165
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry incurs low recurring costs.

  • NVM-1CH Dirtbag: You should replace the dirtbag once it's filled. You can purchase a 10-pack of replacement bags here

6.7
Design
Storing
Height
57.09" (145.0 cm)
Width
13.78" (35.0 cm)
Depth
23.62" (60.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is decently easy to store. It isn't that much bigger than most other canister vacuums, but its wand doesn't collapse, resulting in a large vertical footprint. While you can retract its power cord, you have to wind it back using a stiff manual crank that can be hard to rotate, unlike the Airsign HEPA Vacuum, which has a power cord that retracts automatically at the press of a button.

8.0
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
No
Volume
1.48 gal (5.60 L)
Full Indicator
No
Bag Included
2

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry's NVM-1CH dirtbags have an impressively large capacity. They're even larger than the bags used by the SEBO Airbelt D4, which already has a substantial debris capacity. Unfortunately, the vacuum doesn't have a fill status indicator.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum canister
  • Wand (in three parts)
  • Hose
  • 2x dirtbags
  • 1x Filter
  • Main head
  • Dusting brush
  • Upholstery tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Bristle extension for upholstery tool
  • Adapter for tools to attach to wand
  • User guide
  • Plastic smiley face sticker for canister

9.0
Design
Range
Cordless
No
Cord Length
31.17 ft (9.5 m)
Hose Length
11.81 ft (3.60 m)
Minimum Wand Length
4.07 ft (1.24 m)
Maximum Wand Length
4.59 ft (1.40 m)
Total Range
46.42 ft (14.15 m)

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has a remarkably long range. While its power cord isn't quite as long as the SEBO Airbelt D4, its hose is longer, making it a little easier to clean some hard-to-reach areas.

6.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
18.08 lbs (8.20 kg)
Weight In Hand
1.83 lbs (0.83 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is fairly portable. It's heavy compared to smaller bagged canister vacuums like the Eureka Mighty Mite and is consequently much more of a hassle to carry around. Still, it does have a built-in carrying handle to make it easier to bring from room to room. Consider the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Kit if you're looking for a vacuum that you can carry around on your back.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No
Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
No
Head Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has relatively few quality-of-life features. It has a suction control valve that allows you to quickly modulate suction power on different surfaces, and its straight suction floorhead has bristles that can be extended or retracted depending on whether you're cleaning bare floors or carpet.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
No
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
No
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
Yes
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry comes with a few different tools. There's a dedicated upholstery tool for cleaning furniture with a clip-on hard-bristle brush for dislodging stuck-on dirt and debris. You can also use the soft-bristle brush for cleaning delicate surfaces. You'll have to attach the included tool adapter to use these accessories, so be careful not to lose it.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No
Performance
9.4
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used Default, Head Position "bristle extended"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 98%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 98%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 98%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 98%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 99%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 98%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry delivers superb performance on bare floors. It easily clears small debris like rice and bulkier debris like cereal, with no significant loss in suction performance as its dirtbag fills up with debris.

7.0
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used Default, Head Position "bristle retracted"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 64%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 64%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 64%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 64%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 64%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 65%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 65%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 65%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 65%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 65%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has decent low-pile carpet performance. It's pretty effective in dealing with fine debris like baking soda but has a harder time collecting larger material like sand on this surface type.

7.8
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used Default, Suction Control "Closed", Head Position "bristle retracted"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 67%
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 60%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 60%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 60%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 60%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) 60%
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has very good performance on this surface type, with a few caveats. When used with the suction control valve closed, it can clear away a good amount of fine and large debris but becomes somewhat hard to push around. If you want better maneuverability on carpeting, you can open up its suction control valve, but this has a pretty significant negative impact on debris pickup performance.

7.7
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
75%
Low-Pile Carpet
95%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has good pet hair cleaning performance for the most part. It easily clears away hair on low and high-pile carpet, but unfortunately, pet hair can get caught in the floorhead's bristles when they're extended to avoid scratching bare floors. Consider the SEBO Airbelt D4 if you're looking for a bagged canister vacuum that struggles less with pet hair on bare floors.

7.7
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
7.1 inHโ‚‚O (1.77 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum Default, Head Position "bristle retracted" (Suction Control closed)
Normal Suction
2.9 inHโ‚‚O (0.72 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal Default, Head Position "bristle extended" (Suction Control closed)
Hose Diameter
1.4" (3.5 cm)

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has good suction power. While it doesn't exert a whole lot of suction force with its suction control valve open, it offers a lot more power with it closed, allowing it to clear away debris embedded in cracks and crevices or carpet fibers. Still, its 680 W motor doesn't offer the same power level as the 1200 W unit used by the pricier Miele Complete C3, leading to an inferior deep-cleaning performance on high-pile carpet.

8.5
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
72.5 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
69.1 dBA

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is pretty quiet. You might have to speak a little louder than usual to be heard if the vacuum is running in the same room as you, but it isn't very disruptive if you use it in an enclosed room.

8.0
Performance
Maneuverability

This vacuum has great overall maneuverability. The long wand and rotating head allow for good movement around objects, but the canister must be moved manually once in a while since it could get stuck behind bigger objects, like furniture. The long hose allows you to reach far underneath couches and tables, but it's hard to keep the head pushed against the floor. The head tilts back on its wheels and loses contact with the floor, making it harder to clean. With the included tools, it's easy to clean on furniture, but you'll need to attach the tool adapter to the end of the wand since none of the tools fit directly on the wand. Unfortunately, cleaning rugs might pose a problem, as even on low setting, rugs can get stuck in its floorhead. On the upside, it's easy to avoid hazards like power cords lying around.

8.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry does a great job handling pet hair on fabric surfaces when used with its upholstery tool. Closing the suction control valve allows for significantly better pet hair pickup performance, and you'll probably clear away most pet hair on your first go around. The tool doesn't have a lint strip at the back of its suction inlet, which would help it catch a few more short strands.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has good air filtration performance. Its HepaFlo dirtbag and pre-motor filter are effective in sealing in allergens. That said, only the smaller, less powerful 160-series currently offers a specific variant tailored for those who suffer from allergies: the Henry Allergy HVA 160 comes with a separate HEPA filter that the manufacturer advertises to help filter out 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter.

9.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry does a fantastic job of handling debris in cracks with its floorhead bristles extended and the suction control valve closed. While its suction motor isn't as powerful as the one found in the Miele Complete C3, it still manages to do a similarly good job lifting away lightweight debris left within deep crevices.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry has terrible stain-cleaning performance.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No
0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No

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