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Shark NV22L 'Navigator' Upright Vacuum

Shark NV22L 'Navigator' Upright Vacuum
alaScore 84

97 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, whereas the size and design get less positive comments.

value for money, usability

design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Shark NV22L 'Navigator' Upright Vacuum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Worst Hose Design Ever


I would not recommend this model to anyone who wants to use the hose portion. I bought this model because it boasts a 12' hose. The anti-tip hook uses most of that so you can really use a few feet. The wheels on mine starting squeaking badly after a...

It does have good suction and vacuum well

Very poor hose design. Hose is coiled very tightly and will pinch your fingers quickly. You cannot use all 12' of hose. Anti-tip hook does not work. The hose constantly pops out and falls over. I have bruises on my back and hips from it falling over on...

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Great vacuum when you have a dog with bad hair issues and dont want to spend $600.

This vacuum does very well, i have a dog that sheds and most vacuums will not pick up the dog hair. This one worked well and is just as good as the $600 vacuums out there

The attachments do not stay on the vacuum. When i want to vacuum the coach it gets a little awkward

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Excellent Vacuum


This is a fine example of why you don't need to spend an arm and leg to get a fine vacuum that "never loses suction." In over a year I've punished this thing time and time again and it's never lost suction - so what are people paying hundreds of...

This vacuum has handled everything I've thrown at it and hasn't broken a sweat. From laminate floor to thick pile carpet to microfiber couches - it's been perfect. Very mobile and lightweight, easy to toss around the house in an afternoon and furious...

If anything, it could have come with a pole extension for the hose to reach higher places, but that's not something everyone would use, so it's understandable


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It is amazing how much dog hair this little vac picks up as well as the normal dirt.And is so lite to use.I liked it so much that I also own 2 of the model NV22L. Have one for up stairs and one for down stairs for I have osteo arthritis and this is the...


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Perfect vacuum for me


Spent a lot of time looking at different vacuums and looking in store as well. Ended up going with this one and we couldn't be happier. It is not SUPER lightweight...but the wife is 95 pounds and has no problem pushing it around and lifting upstairs...

Lightweight ; Visually appealing ; Tube for attachment feels/looks high quality ; Easy to empty ; Strong for price

None so far

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The Shark is mans best friend


Just a fantastic vacuum. Can't say I've ever been impressed by a vacuum before but the Shark is just an awesome piece of engineering. This thing packs a punch - don't let the small size and lightweight aspects fool you. The suction power is impressive...

lightweight ; high quality ; elegant design ; cyclonic technology ; high suction force ; small footprint ; super easy matenence ; simple dust removal ; unbeatable performance for the price

a little loud when the brushes are spinning (but even so still quiter than most vaccums I've used)

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Updated review


Correction to my previous review. In my prior review I was very unhappy with the return policies based on their website. The Shark website is actually misleading - but in a good way. The restrictions and policies listed are terrible - my primary issue...

Website undercuts their real repair policy. They should update it because it sounds bad

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6 Stars


When enough people learn about the Shark, the rest of the vacuum manufacturers will be out of business.

Light ; Highly maneuverable ; Quiet - even the cat doesn't mind it ; Powerful - Does a superb job of cleaning ; In short, it is the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of all the other vacuum cleaners on the market


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Awesome Vac & 7 YEAR Warranty!


After shampooing my carpets I realized that my vac was NOT pulling up my cats hair. I was walking on 2 carpets. The one the apt. came with and one my cat laid down. I was VERY skeptical about getting a TV infomercial brand product. But after reading...

7 Year Warranty ; It Sucks Bigtime! (In a good way) ; Actually gets my cats hair ; Reminds me of the Kirby Demo I had once where they vacuum with your vac then use the theirs to show you how horrible yours is. This thing gets your carpet CLEAN

The part that holds the dirt could be a bit bigger. But maybe the current configuration works best for it, I don't know. But really, I'm doing my best to come up with a con. This thing is great

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Amazing Vacuum


I am a 27 year old guy who bought this as a Mother's Day gift, men are supposed to get excited over sports...not vacuums, but I can't help it with such a great item.

Picks up things my last didn't, brush shuts itself off if something gets caught in it...which is very good for me since I have a cheap carpet where strands sometimes get pulled up. Shark could get away with selling this for over $400, that's how good...

Somewhat small cup, but even in my house where I have 5 cats and a dog, I can do two rooms before needing to empty it