In this Shark Lift Away review we’re going to show you why the Navigator Lift Away is unlike other bagless vacuum cleaners available on the market today. Its singularity comes, not only from its ‘right out of the box’ jam-packed features, but mainly due to its ‘transformer-like’ capability. Just like the robots from the movies, this super-compact, super-lightweight vacuum can transform from an upright vacuum into a completely portable, handheld vacuum, without losing any of its performance features. And this is achieved in just a few seconds. We were completely blown away by this feature. As soon as we took it out of the box, we saw that it was revolutionary.
We weighed the Shark Lift Away in its ‘normal’ full vacuum setup and it went very slightly over the 10lbs mark. This in itself is an excellent calling card, but when in the Lift Away mode this vacuum is so light that we literally carried it around with only one finger. After disconnecting it from the regular wheelbase, the Shark Lift Away turns into an all reaching, all cleaning machine that lets us have total control over where and what we clean. We found this feature to be extremely useful in real-life, day-to-day situations.
Shark Lift AwayJust like the tests we had done on its slightly larger brother, the Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum, we also threw everything at it save the kitchen sink… for three whole hours! Although in a smaller package, the Lift Away was said to have the same suction power as the regular Shark Navigator. It brags the same No Loss Suction Technology and so should perform at the same level… and it does just that. Dirt, dust, flour, small household debris and pet hair got sucked up with no problem and with no power loss. We tested it on hardwood and carpet flooring, plus the office sofa and the results were more than we’d expected from such a small vacuum cleaner. But the fact, in this case, is that size doesn’t matter… at all!
Besides having the same No Loss Suction Technology, the Shark lift Away also comes packed with lots of extra attachments for all the in-home cleaning needs. This includes the extra-long crevice tool that is great for reaching corners, cracks and into the tighter spots around the house. It also includes the, already famous, Turbo Brush that’s excellent for pet hair removal, even when deeply set into carpet flooring and sofas.
Another fantastic feature that comes directly from the regular Navigator (but bettered) is the swivel steering of the vacuum. The maneuverability on this machine is unparalleled in the industry. Our Shark Lift Away went around sharp turns, under tables, under sofas and between floor decorations with no extra effort whatsoever.
Shark Lift AwayBeing a bagless vacuum, this means that you will never have to replace vac-bags again, which in the medium-long run means real savings. Top that with life time filters and vacuum belt, and the savings are even greater.
This vacuum also comes announced as being the most well-isolated cleaner ever. Allegedly the whole machine is constructed to be a completely sealed system that traps 99.99% of the dirt and allergens, preventing them from being returned into our houses. The only way to test this out was to use flour and see if we could detect any of it coming out the other end. To the naked eye, we couldn’t see any flour coming out of the Shark Lift Away. So, whatever level that might, in effect, be coming out… it’s literally undetectable.
The only real compromise that we could detect on this Shark vacuum is regarding the dirt cup. This is smaller than on the regular Navigator, but is still large enough to let us clean the whole house in one go.
In this Shark Lift Away review we left the best for last. This vacuum may be revolutionary in terms of its ‘transformer’ ability, it might have the best suction power in the market, it might be able to retain 99.99% of the dust and allergens that are sucked up and may even be the most compact vacuum in its category, but… all this for under $200! For us, that’s undoubtedly the best feature… by far!
Shark Lift Away Product Features
- No Loss Suction Technology
- Lift-Away Portable Canister Mode
- Deep Cleaning
- Removes Pet Hair
- Completely Sealed System (Anti-Allergy Certified)
- Ultra-Light, Ultra-Compact and Ultra-Quiet
- Easy Glide Wheels With Swivel Steering
- Brush Roll Off For Bare Floor Cleaning
- Push-button Dirt Cup Emptying
- 5 Year Warranty
- Extra-long Crevice Tool
- Shark Lift Away | Product Specifications
- Model: NV351
- Dimensions: 11.4” x 12.4” x 45.2”
- Color: Purple
- Product Weight: 10 Pounds
- Shipping Weight: 18.8 pounds