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Shark Navigator Review - Navigator Upright Vacuum Verses Dyson Vac

Updated on July 13, 2012

Shark Navigator Vacuum

The Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner is quickly advancing on competitors in its class. It is even challenging the leader of the industry, Dyson. This is because the Shark Navigator is using the same patented "no loss of suction" technology as the Dyson for a fraction of the price. The Navigator is not only more affordable but it is also lightweight, only weighing about 15 pounds. It is a compact vacuum cleaner designed with the same full-sized features of an upright vacuum at half the size. The Navigator uses Shark Infinity Technology which supplies cyclonic cleaning power with twin motors, one motor controls suction and the other controls the brush bar. Conveniently both motors are powered through one switch.

The Shark Navigator uses bagless technology, easy maneuverability and efficiency with superior suction and on board tools. It can be used on floors with deep carpets and also can be used to clean bare floors because it has the option of turning the brush roll on or off. The Navigator is also powerful when it comes to removing pet hair and it comes with an attachable power turbo brush making it easy to vacuum furniture. It is a popular infomercial item and it is continuing to gain support as user reviews pour in. It's rating 4 out of 5 in almost all consumer reviews.

The Shark Navigator vacuum is easy to maintain. It requires no bags and the lifetime filters just need to be rinsed twice a year. By having these options you are also saving money by not having to purchase the bags or filters which can be rather pricey.


Pros and Cons


  • light weight
  • affordable
  • no loss of suction
  • does not require bags
  • easy to empty
  • easy to maintain
  • removes pet hair
  • comes with pet hair removal attachments
  • easy to carry
  • compact size, easy to store when not in use
  • easily moves from carpet to bare floors


  • not very sturdy, while using attachments it tends to fall over
  • the dirt container is not too big, you may have to empty it more often

Main Shark Navigator Features

  • Upright bagless design
  • Lifetime washable HEPA filters
  • Lifetime belt
  • Rubberized easy-glide wheels
  • On-board tools which include; rotating pet hairbrush, crevice tool, and dusting brush
  • Ergonomically designed hand grip
  • Weight is less than 20 pounds
  • Price is less than $199
  • Warranty is 5 years


My Opinion

I have been very satisfied with the cleaning results of my Shark Navigator. It removes the pet hair with ease. I was a bit sceptical about the "never loses suction" technology because I have never owned a vacuum that worked as great as the first time after the first time. Each time I use the Navigator it cleans with the same suction and power as when I first plugged it in. The pet hair attachable power turbo brush works well on my furniture, I also find it useful in vacuuming the stairs or under furniture I do not wish to move. The Navigator is lightweight and easily carried with one hand. The dirt container is easy to remove making it a breeze to empty.

These are just my opinions from my personal use of the Shark Navigator. You can purchase one for yourself from their website or from another company who carries their products. I actually bought mine from Walmart paying slightly less than the TV price. I just wanted to share my opinions especially for those of you who may have had difficulties in finding a quality vacuum cleaner.


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      Gail 6 years ago

      Just got one at Costco for $139.99. Love it so far! Cleans very well, easy to use, lots of attachments. I agree that it does tip over easily when using the hose and attachments. Crossing my fingers it holds out for a while! I usually have to replace my vacuum every 2 years.

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      Brad 6 years ago

      I have had mine for over 6 months now and it does work great. I could get 3 of these for the price of 1 Dyson. So who cares if it don't last as long. The light weight is a plus also. Has not broke yet so I have not had the chance to use the 5 year warranty.

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      Lynn 6 years ago

      I bought the vac and it came 6 weeks later. But it does do a great job on my wood floors so i'm pretty happy with it.

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      speedy 6 years ago

      Yes, totally agree...just bought mine at Canadian tire for $150.00...very happy with it!!! :))

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      artemus 6 years ago

      Just bought this vacuum at Canadian Tire for $149.99. I've never sent a review before, but had to on this one! The suction is so powerful it "walks" its way across the carpet by itself (no need to push!), and one thing nobody mentions is how incredibly quiet it is. It sucked up 5 dogs' worth of hair from a carpet I just vacuumed the day before with my old vacuum and filled the dust cup! I can't recommend this vacuum enough.

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      Greg Gorgeous 1 6 years ago

      I'm thinking Bed Bath and Beyond and using their 20% off coupon but the TV Offer Direct Offers the Steam Mop a $70.00 retail value at No extra charge except the Shipping and Handling.

      When the Steam Mop is factored into the deal would I be better off buying direct???? Also the attachments come with the Direct TV Purchase, are these included in their entirety at Bed Bath and Beyond????

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      Joshua 6 years ago

      Shark liftaway when using the attactment u can unhook it from the vaccum bt have the holder with u

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      Jill Kostowskie 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      richard--Thanks for the comment. You are does tend to fall over easily, even when not in use. I store mine in a corner. When I am using the attachment hose I make sure it is up against something or I hold onto it. Also the more you use it and get use to it you can better manage the attachment hose without it tipping over.

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      richard 7 years ago

      just bought vacuum. seems good, but falls over very easily. no stability

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      Jill Kostowskie 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      o_irish--Thanks for sharing this great deal. I bought mine at Walmart and paid the full $159. Now others can take advantage of the 20% off.

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      o_irish 7 years ago

      This vacuum can be purchased at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $159.-- however, if you use their 20% off coupon, you save an additional $31.-- Pretty good deal, when comparing to the infomercial and their website price. FYI.

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      Jill Kostowskie 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      SteveoMc--How in the world would you get a bowling ball stuck in the sewer pipe?:) lol

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      SteveoMc 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      OMG I need one of those right now. Same suck as a dyson? I have a bowling ball stuck in the sewer pipe, will it pull that out? LOL Thanks for the info.