The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is advertised as the affordable alternative to a Dyson vacuum cleaner. It offers many of the same claims as Dyson: bagless cleanup, no loss of suction, swivel steering and anti-allergen technology. But where a Dyson can cost up to $500, you can get a Shark Navigator Lift-Away for about $200. This vacuum also features a detachable canister, allowing you to more easily use it on stairs or in cars.
Reviews for the Shark Navigator Lift-Away are overwhelmingly positive. Owners find that it delivers on every claim it makes, and pet owners are especially happy with how easily it picks up hair and fur. They frequently comment on how much smaller and more lightweight the Shark Navigator Lift-Away is compared to other vacuums, but how that doesn't seem to detract from its suction power. Of the small handful of less than glowing reviews, the most common complaints are that the power cord and attachment hose aren't long enough, and some find that the dirt cup is too small and has to be emptied frequently. Many also complain that the vacuum has a tendency to tip over.
Owners posting reviews to Walmart.com find the Shark Navigator Lift-Away effective and easy, but a few warn that it's not ideal for cleaning throw rugs, since the suction pulls up lighter rugs. Amazon.com reviewers also have many positive comments about the vacuum's ease of use, with some commenting on how quiet it is for such a powerful cleaner. Similarly, reviews on QVC.com and BedBathAndBeyond.com are extremely positive, and a few former Dyson owners even say that the Shark Navigator Lift-Away is the better option of the two.
More than 200 customers share their thoughts about the Shark Navigator Lift-Away here, and over 95 percent give it a positive review. Most find that it has great suction and is an ideal solution for those with pets to clean up after. A few reviewers warn that the vacuum isn't ideal for throw rugs, as it's difficult to roll onto it from regular flooring and the suction is a bit too much for flimsy rugs. Many cite its smaller size as being a great asset, as it makes fitting into hard-to-reach spaces easier. A small percentage of negative reviews say that the attachments are a bit awkward to use, the power cord is too short and the dirt cup needs emptying too often.
Review: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum, Contributors to Walmart.com
Of the more than 120 reviews at Amazon.com, only six give the Shark Navigator Lift-Away less than a 3-star rating. Most users are impressed with how lightweight and easily maneuverable the vacuum is, but without sacrificing any suction power. Several reviewers also comment on how much quieter it is when compared to other vacuums. The most common complaints are that the power cord and attachment hose aren't long enough, and a small handful of users find the dirt cup a bit tricky to empty.
Review: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum, Contributors to Amazon.com
Over 90 percent of the more than 50 reviewers posting reviews to BedBathAndBeyond.com would recommend the Shark Navigator Lift-Away. Some of the frequently repeated accolades are that the vacuum is lightweight, has great suction and is especially adept at picking up pet hair from floors and furniture. A few customers who previously owned Dyson vacuums find the Shark Navigator Lift-Away to be comparable, and some even say it's better than their Dyson due to its lighter weight. The few negative reviewers find that the dirt cup is too small, causing it to frequently need emptying, and that the attachment hose is too short, making vacuuming tall surfaces and ceilings difficult. Another common issue is the vacuum's tendency to tip over easily.
Review: Shark Navigator Lift-Away Upright Vacuum, Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com
Over 90 percent of more than 150 reviewers recommend the Shark Navigator Lift-Away. Most users find the vacuum lightweight and easy to maneuver, making vacuuming stairs a much easier chore to tackle. Pet owners are especially happy with the vacuum, saying that it easily sucks up animal hair from any surface. Some find that the suction power can be a bit too much on certain surfaces and advise to adjust the vacuum settings depending on what you are cleaning. A few unhappy customers complain of the attachment hose and power cord being too short.
Review: Shark Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuum with Accessories, Contributors to QVC.com