Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV360: Best Upright Vacuum Review 2021
The Shark NV360, though not new, has been a familiar face on selling charts for the last couple of years. But with its reputation as a workhorse, highly capable and long-lasting, it’s not really that much of a surprise.
We’ll dive deep into all of the things that makes this blue Shark vacuum special in today’s Shark NV360 review.
Cleaning performance of the NV360 is a little bit backward. Normally, vacuum cleaners work better on bare floors than on carpeting. However, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away DLX vacuum cleaner (NV360) has been tested to work better on carpeting than bare surfaces. As a matter of fact, the thicker the carpet, the better the vacuum seems to be able to work.
In performance tests, the vacuum scores best on high-pile carpets and rugs. It can clean up virtually anything, but it will require you to conduct multiple passes. Performance is about the same on low-pile, but it takes a few more passes to get the same result.
Bare floor performance is mediocre. It can scoop up dirt and small debris just fine. Nonetheless, the vacuum visibly struggles when it comes to pet hair and large debris. They tend to either clog up the suction airway or the floorhead just glides over the debris rather than sucking them up
Considering its classic upright design, it’s totally expected for the vacuum to be a heavyweight. But regardless, the 14.3 pounds weight of the NV360 is hefty even for an upright. If you dislike lugging around a heavy vacuum, this may not be a very good choice.
But you don’t have to carry the full 14.3 pounds weight all the time. The NV360 has Shark’s unique Lift-Away technology, allowing you to detach the motor cluster from the rest of the vacuum. Basically, you can convert the NV360 from an upright into a canister vacuum anytime you want with the press of a button.
The vacuum has received a lot of flak due to its power cord. But to be fair, the 25 feet cord is sufficient for most households, even larger ones. Sure, many uprights boast cord length as long as 30 feet. Nonetheless, it’s rare that anyone would be able to use up all of the cord.
Dirt compartment is adequately large at 1.1 liters. You can clean for a few days without having to empty the cup. According to most Shark NV360 Reviews, the emptying process is relatively hygienic and simple.
Despite being an entry-level vacuum, the NV360 has HEPA filtering. This, combined with its efficiency against pet hair on carpeting, makes it an excellent pet hair vacuum for those with a lot of carpets and rugs around the house. For normal cleaning, the HEPA filter can also help with removing fine dust and allergen from the house’s atmosphere to make the whole family healthier, too.
There isn’t much to mention when it comes to accessories and attachments. You will only find three tools in the box: a crevice tool, a turbo dusting brush, and an upholstery tool. Though the line-up is quite limited, it’s understandable given the vacuum’s price range.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is doubtlessly a decent vacuum for the price. If you need a budget upright for your family, take it into consideration!