The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is the most versatile, portable, powerful and affordable upright you'll ever own. Clean faster, easier and better than ever before with Navigator's No Loss of Suction Technology, lightweight detachable canister, swivel steering, and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology.
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95%of customersrecommend this product115 of 121reviews
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95%of customersrecommend this product115 of 121reviews
I was a little skeptical about the vac when I saw the infomercial but it really has lived up to it’s claims. Great suction, easily maneuvered and versatile. I have two Rottweiler’s, a Bull terrier and a cat and it was a constant battle to get all the pet hair up. This vac does the job. Its well worth the price and easy to use. I wish it had wider rollers, a 12 amp motor and a bigger waste container. It also needs a place to hold the attachments. I added a black mesh drawstring bag for the attachments. I would be willing to pay the additional costs for a little bigger more powerful machine. But this does the job.
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Review 2 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Just moved into our first home. Prior owners own two full-sized dogs (one Golden Retriever, don't know the other breed). After I paid a guy to come shampoo all the carpets, there was still a lot of dog hair and other stuff in the corners of every room and on the stairs, as well as throughout the entire carpet. Got online, read tons of reviews on many websites, and bought this vacuum yesterday from Home Depot. Just got done using it throughout the house and I'm so glad I got this vacuum. This product shows great results, and in very little effort and time. I've had a couple other vacuums, and am quite pleased with the overall performance of this one. PROS: -Lightweight -Versatile -Gets good range in 'hard to reach places' -Easy to use -Fairly compact size -Useful attachments -Quality of job done -Noise not super loud -HEPA filter and seals makes airborne dust and 'blowout' from the vacuum non-existent (my last vacuum blew dust all over the place) -Overall value compared to more expensive products CONS: -Torque of collapsible vacuum hosing is a bit strong, making setting down the compartment unit after detaching from the rolling base a bit cumbersome. Would be nice if the material of the hose had more 'give' and less torque to allow for more freedom of distance between the compartment unit and the end of the nozzle. This led to the compartment unit tending to fall over when left free-standing and only going about three feet away. NOTES: -This vacuum, like many others, has hooks for manually wrapping the power cord. It would have been handy if they'd included in the design an automatic power cord retraction wheel, as I've seen on others. This is not by any means a deal breaker. For myself, it would have made an already exceptional product even better. -Overall, great product for a great price! Gets the job done well and quickly, and the lightweight makes long and complex jobs much easier. The ability to go from carpets to hard floors is quite nice, and the range of the handle with the long attachments is impressive. I can reach the ceiling while sitting on the couch (spiders, beware!) BOTTOM LINE: Go get this vacuum! The quality and cost are great. I am certainly glad I bought it and definitely recommend it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, hepa filter, versatile
Cons: hose torque
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Review 3 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
A few months before I had bought another vacuum. I wasn't happy with that vacuum after spending alot of money. I have an indoor dog, and had to buy something hopefully better. I purchased the Shark, and I had no problem putting it together, and used the other vacuum for my own testing. The shark picked up so much missed hair on floor, I called my daughter and told her I wanted to sell this vacuum and become wealthy. I love so much about the Shark; lightweight, swivels, great suction, and easy to empty. I have never been so excited to vacuum my floors. Love it. I may give as upcoming presents for birthdays.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 4 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum is so easy to put together and use! I couldn't believe it! It beats my dyscon dc14 by 100%! If I could give this vacuum 10000 stars I would! I love it! I vacuumed my whole house 2 days ago with my dyson and it died on me. So I ordered the shark because it had 5 stars. I was thinking about getting a newer dyson but thought hmmmm 179 or 500...so I picked the shark! I vacuumed my whole house and picked up so much dirt it was insane! My dyson wasnt doing half the job that this little shark does! PLEASE GET THIS VACUUM IF YOU HAVE PETS OR ALLERGIES! ITS AMAZING!
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Review 5 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This is the first time I've ever felt the need to write a product review. I have three large dogs and the pet hair has been a constant battle. With hardwood in most of my house, I'd use both dust mop and broom (time consuming and inefficient) on the floors prior to wrestling with the heavy upright for my area rugs. Not so anymore! I am so impressed with the powerful suction on this vacuum and how lightweight it is. I'm now winning the battle of the fur, dust, dirt, etc. and find myself silently humming the Jaws soundtrack as I vacuum it all up.
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Review 6 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
When my husband and I were searching for a replacement vacuum for our dead bag Hoover, I began to research all the major brands, particularly Dyson, Hoover, and Shark. We were looking for a few specific features: suction power, durability, portability/weight, hard floor/carpet cleaning, the ability to clean a shag rug deeply, and, of course, cost.
At first, we settled on a cordless Hoover. It was super light and convenient not to have to plug in, but when we got it and I tried to vacuum, I quickly realized it did not have the suction or the power to clean my carpets as deeply as I liked. The bar would not spin on the shag, and I refused to just use suction on my busiest (and dirtiest rug), so we returned it, and I went back to the drawing board.
After comparing the Dyson and this Shark, I settled on the Shark for the superior reviews. BEST DECISION OF MY CLEANING LIFE. Yes, this vacuum is of more substantial weight. Yes, it has the ever-annoying cord. Do either of these issues bother me? No. The reason is simple. This vacuum is extremely powerful.
It cleaned my shag rug beautifully. Unlike the Hoover, the beater bar performed exactly as desired, fluffing my rug and sucking up all the kiddo's cracker crumbs, loose hair, and dog fluff. After one pass on my 5x7 rug, I had picked up half a canister! Gross. But underfoot, it felt like new.
This weekend I tried the detachable feature on my carpeted staircase (which had not been vacuumed in a woefully long period of time). I used the small attachment with the beater bar, and it fluffed and cleaned the downtrodden fibers admirably.
After cleaning the stairs and entire upstairs (three bedrooms, hallway, and--strangely--one carpeted bathroom), the canister was mostly full, so I'd say it has a decent capacity. I don't mind emptying it frequently because it is extremely easy to dump out without making too big a mess (just have that garbage bag ready). On standard carpets, it almost propels itself forward, and when you pull back, you feel the powerful suction. Even with all the long hairs I shed, it doesn't stop the beater bar. I still have to cut them away, but it doesn't impede the vacuuming while its ongoing. The maneuverability is just fine, not anywhere near as stiff and awkward as the Dyson commercials would have you believe.
This vacuum is about as noisy as any I've used, so it's not quiet but it also doesn't sound like a monster (my dog still hates it). The number of attachments is good, and I've used all but one so far. I particularly like the little motorized head--great for the stairs and our fuzzy couch. Only downside is there's no place on the machine itself to store it, but that's no big deal for me.
It cleaned my laminates fine, but it was best just using the handle for spot treatment. I use my Hoover steam mop for a final polish.
The truth is, this vacuum took the carpets that were original to the house in 1983 and fluffed and cleaned them to a stunning state. I was honestly flabbergasted. My husband walked around wiggling his toes in awe. Clean carpets make a clean house look even better, and for once in my life, I don't care that I have to vacuum. I will only purchase Sharks from now on!
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Good for All Surfaces, Strong Suction, Great Value, Easy to Empty Filter, Lots of Features, Self-Propelled, Nice Design
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Review 7 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This is our fourth vacuum in eight years,(this includes the central vac.). The central vac. 30 foot hose is a nuisance.The first HEPA filter vac.now stays in the basement, Heavy, loud & a major job to clean. Our third vac.(not a HEPA), is up stairs; It started leaking fine dust where the bag attaches, so we now have the Shark Navigator. We had fun testing all four vac's and the winner was Shark. The only negative is some times the dog and cat fur dose not fall out on it's own when dumping and stays stubbornly in the receptacle. We have used the Shark for three months and we like it a lot.
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Review 8 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Easy to assemble, easy to clean, great suction, easy to transition from carpet to hardwood. My only criticism is it's bottom heavy so it falls over a lot. I also wish the canister had a larger holding capacity.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Good for All Surfaces, Strong Suction, Easy to Empty Filter
Cons: Unbalanced, Appearance
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Review 9 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum sucks, literally. I love the ability to adjust suction, lift away parts, the mobility of the swivel, & light weight. I have a 6 month old daughter & it makes me happy to be able to make sure every little pebble is lifted from the ground, leaving a clean surface for her to play on. Cheerios on the ground, no problem, let me just run this vacuum in one hand, baby in the other. The only cons are (1) it blows warm air which can make vacuuming toasty (2) hair builds up on the roller & has to be cut constantly which is kind of gross. But really the pros outweigh the cons any day. The vaccum can lift away things you probably would never think of vaccuming (including a-tips!) & leaves the floor feeling amazing on your feet. I'm glad I chose the shark navigator lift away
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Review 10 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
In LOVE ! I'd like to say I used a different vacuum the night before , So I really didn't expect to see much difference. Boy was I WRONG . This vacc has opened my eyes A LOT . I went from vacuuming a couple of times here and there, to 3 time a week . I love seeing the difference in my home. I am a pet owner so this vacc is HIGHLY recc. to those who have pets. Did I mention how portable it is ? I can clean each step in my stairway , not only that but my WALLS !!!!!!!!!! Bottom line, WORTH EVERY PENNY . You WILL see a difference ! Think your homes clean ? Use a shark nav. lift away and the TRUTH will unfold !
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Review 11 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
After watching infomercials and seeing 5-star reviews online, by chance I found the Shark on HomeDepot.com at a competitive price--so I ordered it. I LOVE IT and am tossing out all 3 of my heavy awkward expensive namebrand uprights. Pros: The Shark has amazing one-pass suction, rolls & turns easily, is a snap to empty or change floor settings, and makes history of pet hair. It's easy to assemble and even has a pressure ring to decrease suction! Cons: You have to empty often the first time it's used since it pulls so much more dirt out of carpets; and the lift off unit is a little heavier for me than the "one finger" hold they show, but it is easy to change attachments and configurations. My daughter is buying one, too. It's the best vacuum at any price I've ever had--so vacuuming isn't a dreaded chore any more. I do 4,000 s.f. of wood/carpet/tile in a breeze. Also own the steam Shark and portable, and they're great cleaning tools, too.
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Review 12 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
I decided to purchase after my Wind Tunnel Hoover "bagged" vacuum quit and I read reviews here on different type of vacuums. I landed back on this one especially since reviews such as: "The very best vacuum I have ever bought in my 68 years" Receiving it from my local store was excellent front desk service from Tanya at the Evans, GA store (even helped me get it into my cart and ran outside to my vehicle to give me an extra receipt / real TLC)! Once I got it home, I was able to put it together quickly without instruction. The "On" Rocker Switch goes to the middle for bare floor and again without reading instruction, it took me a moment or two to figure out the second "On" setting was all the way back meant the carpet / beater bar which came on. Just had to rock it all the way back for that. Wow! It picked up dog hair and more just great! I have to admit, it was a total surprise how much this vacuum cleaner picked up! Wow! I was incredible impressed by it. After I vacuumed a room, I was able to empty the canister and also, rinse it's rubber sponge filter for the next room. I love that you can clean its guts out to get the dust out and the suction is just EXCELLENT! I have a feeling this very lightweight vacuum cleaner will be working for a while......... just THAT feeling. Very pleasantly surprised and the BEST VACUUM in 68 years review was indeed correct! BTW, we also use the Dyson Pet Vacuum Cleaner (another location to help out) and this Navigator Vacuum does just as well of a job if not better than the Dyson except this vacuum is much easier to pick up to go up and down stairs, plus its easier on your purse than a Dyson, too. Incredibly surprised........ Have to give it a !!! 5 STARS !!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Looks Great, Good for All Surfaces, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter
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Review 13 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
I have a Dyson 24 animal that I believed was the best vacuum in the world,until the Shark Navigator lift away. It really out did my Dyson. I had just used my Dyson and when my navigator came, I thought it would be a great test to see if the navigator picked up anything. Was I surprised at how much was in the canister. My carpets look like new. It picks up dog hair much better than My Dyson. I can't say enough about it. The cord is shorter than Dyson,but it doesn't tangle like the Dyson. You have to empty the canister more often,but all the clips and buttons are easier to use than the Dyson. I can now take the lift-away more easily out to the garage to vacuum my car. It is just terrific. Thanks for a great product.
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Review 14 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
My vacuum history: Oreck (does okay, but leaves lots behind and I have never used that dumb iron they sent me); Roomba (did a fantastic job, but they just didn't live long [I had 2]); packing tape (I hook rugs and crochet so lots of little pieces of thread on the carpet - Oreck ignored them or just moved them around); the Swifter counterpart to packing tape (went through pads like crazy - packing tape was cheaper); ShopVac (for when I needed to do a deep cleaning as it would pick up everything, but it's loud and messy). My 3 schnauzers and I live in the country and we spend a lot of time in our yard - we are continually tracking the outside inside. I have been lusting after the supposed gold-standard, a Dyson, for a while now. But, $400+ for a vaccum cleaner?? Nevertheless, I'd actually been saving for one.
Then, I started reading about the Shark. The more I read, the better it sounded, so I took a leap of faith and bought one. I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PERFORMANCE! Impossible to vacuum little threads? Gone with one swipe! Easy button to adjust from carpet to bare floor! Swiveling head (take that, Dyson)! No bags (take that, Oreck) and easy to empty canister. After just one pass on what appeared to be a reasonably clean carpet, the canister was brown, brown, brown - yikes! The canister and attachments easily lifts off for access to wall corners, furniture cushions and hiking up and down stairs (in my case, a carpeted modified corkscrew). Shark does it all.
The bottom line is this: forget the hype and forget all of the fancy stuff - this thing DELIVERS! I sound like a crazy person getting so excited about a vacuum cleaner. But, the way I feel is this: we all have to vacuum/clean our floors at home and likely all of us view it as a chore. With the Shark, you can do an area once - and not have to stand there pushing and pulling over and over again trying to get it clean. One swipe with the Shark is all you need. And all this for under $200.00.
So, if like me, you've been struggling with your old vacuum, researching all of the newer models trying to decide which to select and how much to spend, Shark Navigator is your answer. Now, let me get back to my vacuuming!
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Review 15 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
How many of us have watched and laughed at the hundreds of infomercials on TV that are selling utter garbage? These 30 minute commecials mostly are out there to convince us to buy stuff we don't need and don't work and in many cases simply rip us off.
So, when I saw Mark Rosen hawking the Shark Navigator Lift-Away, the skeptic-meter was pinging 99%.
The laugh is then to go and read the horrible reviews, the BBB D or F grades and all the other terrible things about their products or how badly they've been scammed.
Here's the problem. I read the reviews, that were virtually all incredible, almost too incredible to believe. Could Shark really have a staff of shills writing hundreds of fake reviews? Of course they could, and my skeptic-meter was positive this was the case.
Except sites like HomeDepot and "W-M" are usually pretty good about weeding the fakes out. Now, it's bad, because it seems I want to buy this vacuum, knowing full well it's simply got to be informercial garbage.
We needed a vacuum, two black dogs create enough fur to build a new dog every month and it's tough to clean the stairs. We have had many vacuums that promised to get all the pet hair, but most didn't work well or were so heavy it was a chore to do.
The Shark Nav Lift-Away seemed to fit all the problems. Yet, come on, it's an Infomercial Vacuum, all logic dictates it's junk.
Solution! It's sold in stores and most retailers don't stock junk since they offer full refunds and taking back thousands of junk vacuums doesn't seem like a good plan. So, off we went to the HD up the street, armed with a few giftcards, and a few items I've been sitting on waiting to return, and we came home with our new Lift-Away. We figured, junk, it goes back in the box, get our money back and we forget about it.
So, after setting it up (less than 5 minutes, spent mostly unboxing) we put it to the test on the rug in the living room.
First thing I noticed was how hard it was to make it move, the darn thing had so much suction it was hard to move. Wife read the instructions and said "try turning the brush motor on", duh.. Holy cow, it was now working correctly.
Pet hair was litterally being plowed thru, and in 1 minute or so, we'd filled the container. Took 5 containers to get the rug clean! It was quite amazing how much fur got sucked up by this thing. And just an FYI, we'd vacuumed less than a week ago, so it's not like this was months worth of fur, just a few days. If it sounds like a pain emptying the container so much, it's not a huge problem, and like most bag-less vac's this one doesn't have a huge container, but it really is adequate. For furry jobs, just keep the trash can near by..!
Moved on to the stairs, and the flooring, and by now, we realized this thing was as good as all the reviews.
One of the things I noticed was that when you turn it on you don't get that initial burst of 'smelly vacuum dust', when all the dust get blown out of the motor, maybe it'll happen when it ages, maybe not.
The Shark seems well made and it does what it is supposed to do, and does it well. It's easy to empty the dust-bin, although i suppose it could be a tad bigger, the hose isn't super long, although I suspect the shorter hose contributes to it's super suction power and the important part is it really does work well. Taking the head unit off is simple and makes doing the stairs easy.
The end of the story is the box is sitting at the curb waiting for the trash truck, we're happy with it and giving one of our old vacuums to my daughter.
This may well be the only product i've ever purchased after seeing an informercial about it. And certainly one of the very few items that actually live up to the hype of those commecials.
The bottom line, the Lift-Away is light, reasonably quiet, and incredibly poweful. At prices that are way less than those other 'never lose suction' units. I've never used those, at the price, never really could convince myself to actually buy one. But the Nav LA is affordable and well worth the price!
Need a new vacuum, then this may well be the one you want. You just have to buy your own, I'm keeping mine!
Maybe a year from now, i'll be singing a different tune, but for now, I'll call the Shark Nav Lift-Away a 5 star winner.
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Review 19 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Everything on this vacuum is so simple and easy. It can go from a floor vacuum to handheld with one simple push of button. Easy to empty and great suction. Easily comes apart to clean filter and canister.
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Performs Well, Good for All Surfaces, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter, Nice Design
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Review 20 for Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This is a great vacuum. It was easy to put together. The suction is great and it's light weight. The removable canister is easy and great. I will say that the canister is small and you have to empty often but I don't mind at all because the vacuum is worth it. I haven't used the accessories yet but I'm sure I'll like them. It turns very easy also. It's very quiet. I do recommend this vacuum.
Pros: Cleans Edges/Corners Well, Easy to Use, Performs Well, Quiet, Strong Suction, Great Value, Good Size & Lightweight, Easy to Empty Filter