Bosch Athlet BCH625KTGB Vaccum Review

The Bosch BCH625KTGB Athlet features a pretty impressive specification on paper – a 25v battery, 60 minutes run time and a charge time of approximately 4 hours. At just 3kg in weight, it’s feather light yet still powerful enough to suck up to 27 liters of air per second when in turbo mode.

Bosch BCH625KTGB Review

Very light to the touch, at around 3kg, with a super fast charge time and impressive battery life of approximately an hour. Decent build quality too. The only issue we have with the BCH625KTGB is the price – not that it doesn’t offer good value for money, just that it may be too large an amount to invest in a hoover for some consumers.

Our Bosch BCH625KTGB Vacuum Review

At Vacuum Reviews we’ve looked at vacuums of all shapes and sizes to suit all budgets, from cheaper entry level hoovers to high end vacuum cleaners.  Here we have one of the more expensive models, for those of you where money is less of an issue compared to performance.  The Bosch BCH625KTGB Athlet is a stunning rechargeable vacuum cleaner, that offers exceptional battery life, very good performance from within it’s beautifully designed lightweight chassis.  Weighing in at just 3kg, it offers a huge 60 minutes worth of vacuuming time from a single charge.  It gets better – unlike many other rechargeable hoovers, the Athlet is very quick to regain full power, with a quick charge of three hours providing approximately 80% of battery life.

To hold, the BCH625KTGB is very comfortable on the hand, with a soft ergonomic hand grip cushioning beautifully.  The aforementioned low weight makes using the Bosch vacuum cleaner even easier, being simply to pick up and move between rooms and floors.  In terms of noise, it’s very quiet indeed, with a claimed 72dB output which should appease any user with whom sound is an issue.  Similarly emptying this vacuum is easy, with a simple method of detaching and emptying the dust container, which holds 0.9 liters.  Battery life depends on which power settings you use, and there are three to choose from, with the most powerful being a turbo mode which sucks up everything in it’s path.  If you’re worried about suction levels from a lightweight battery operated vacuum cleaner, then trust us – with the BCH625KTGB Athlet, you need not be concerned.  We’ve tested in on a variety of flooring and each time it handled it with ease.  The swivelling and pivoting head makes vacuuming in awkward spaces easy, and in effect means that you twist and turn less, and let the vacuum do the work for you instead.  Top marks to Bosch for this handy feature.

The design drew many compliments from out test team – if you’re investing such an amount of money in a vacuum cleaner, then you’d expect it to look good and perform well.  With no complaints on the performance, the stylish modern white design appealed to all of our testers.  Build quality is exceptional, as you would expect from a manufacturer such as Bosch, with a wealth of experience in creating sturdy and reliable appliances.  In short, the BCH625KTGB does have a high end price, but features a performance to match, and if you can afford one, you simply won’t regret it.  It makes a boring and tiresome job of vacuuming that little bit faster, easier and more enjoyable.

Our Verdict for the Bosch BCH625KTGB Vacuum Cleaner

Sleek, modern looking, packed full of technology and high performing, the Bosch BCH625KTGB is pretty much the ultimate battery powered rechargeable hoover.  The battery life is very impressive indeed, and despite the lightweight design it offers a stunning amount of suction which coped with whatever we threw at it.  Overall the Bosch Athlet may not be for everyone, simply as the price tag is quite high, with not all consumers being able to justify investing that much in a vacuum cleaner.  Those that can however, will not regret this purchase.


  • A usage time of up to an hour / 60 minutes – more than enough for the vast majority of users.
  • Three different power levels included with the Bosch BCH625KTGB including a high power turbo setting when needed
  • 25.2 volt battery with Lithium-Ion technology
  • Bagless design with built in sensor, to save money and the environment
  • Power brush suitable for all flooring types, with a flexible joint near the nozzle for cleaning in awkward to reach or access areas, such as underneath furniture
  • Also included is an accessory kit, featuring the hose, a comfortable shoulder strap for transportation, and crevice and upholstery nozzles for cleaning specialist areas
  • Powerful yet lightweight design, weighing just 3kg
  • The Bosch BCH625KTGB Athlet vacuums up to 27 litres per second, with a unique dust separation system.
  • Slight pricier, but provides additional features than it’s sister model – the Bosch BCH61840GB
  • Upright design, which stands on it’s own, with a user friendly design in terms of ergonomics and usage
  • folds flat to access under beds and furniture
  • Sensor tracks performance and adjusts suction to suit the present conditions for optimum cleaning power and performance
  • Easy to clean the vacuum head for simple maintenance
  • Just 72dB when in use, it’s perfect for those who don’t like a loud vacuum cleaner
  • Handle features a soft touch design to be comfortable on hands
  • Famous Bosch reliability – built to last
  • Fast to charge – 3 hours provides an 80% charged battery

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Bosch Athlet BCH625KTGB Measurements? 

The Athlet is approximately 1160mm high, 285mm wide and 185mm in depth.

How much does the Athlet weigh?

The hoover itself weighs around 3kg.

Will it keep charging once the battery is full?

No, the charger will turn itself off once the hoover has finished charging.

Will this work for homes with pets?

Yes, it does work for picking up pet hair though you will most likely need to use the motorized brush and/or the turbo setting.

Is this good for cleaning the stairs?

Yes, although most people find it better to use the main head rather than the attachments.