Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Standard Brush Roll Review



Imagine having a full power vacuum cleaner and a portable one with the same performance. Now, you can have both with the Shark Navigator Lift-away. It practically transforms into a portable vacuum cleaner with a push of a button. Remove the hose and “lift” the tank so you can carry it around to clean narrower spaces. Hence, the name. But what makes this vacuum cleaner exceptional, aside from that innovative design, is what Shark calls – the Never Lose Suction Technology.

According to this patented system, it means that there will be no clogs since 99% of the dirt is pulled away from the filter while cleaning so you will have continuous suction power all throughout. It is among moderately priced vacuum cleaners; a little more expensive than standard types. Lets take a look at these features and see if it is worth the price.

Important Features and Specs

So what is this Never Lose Suction technology exactly? One common problem with vacuum cleaners is that it clogs over time. And after cleaning maybe a few rooms, it just doesn’t perform the same anymore unless you clean it first. What the manufacturers have done for this machine is to ensure that most of the dirt is pulled away from the filter so that the suction power stays the same the whole time.

Majority of customers agree that it does. It received a generous rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in Amazon and they noticed that the dust tank or canister filled up really fast despite its size. Meaning, it cleaned out a lot of dirt that had probably been stuck there for a while. It also has a fresh look in aluminium and white, and the large clear canister which makes it look very professional.

The upper body moves sideways nicely, with an easy grip handle on top. It is very lightweight, weighing only 15 pounds, with dimensions of 15.4″ x 11.6″ x 27″ Width, Depth, and Height (WDH).It features swivel steering for better maneuverability and a 30 feet cord length so it is easy for you to walk around.When you want to navigate through tight spaces,simply lift the extra large capacity dust tank and use the Dust Away bare floor attachment. It also comes with 2 microfiber pads for cleaning particles you cant see.

This (removable) extra large canister or dust cup indicates that the cleaner is bagless. Instead of using filter bags, the dirt goes directly to the canister using cyclonic technology where the dust is separated from liquid and air. Detach the canister and flip out the bottom door to the trash for easy cleaning.

If you have pets, you would be glad to know that it also comes with pet attachments that easily lift pet hair and other dirt your pets might bring in on carpeted stairs, upholstery and other surfaces. In addition to that, it features anti-allergen complete seal so the particles don’t come back to the air you breathe.


  • Super lightweight
  • Doesn’t scratch laminated floors; just make sure to turn the beater bar off when cleaning hard floors
  • Powerful suction
  • Easy to assemble
  • Bagless
  • Swivel steering


  • Hose is too short
  • Lacks a light for navigating through dark spaces
  • The body doesn’t stand steady when the cord is being moved around; sometimes falls on the floor

Who Should Buy

The Navigator Lift-Away from Shark is perfect for those who want a really powerful Vacuum cleaner and have different types of flooring in their home because of its many useful attachments. It is ideal for small apartments to medium sized houses. If you have pets, this is a great choice for you especially if you have upholstery.

You can use the pet attachments and turbo brush to clean off the inevitable pet hair on your furniture. If you’re worried about particles that might trigger allergies for someone in your home while your cleaning, this model ensures that the allergens are trapped using its complete seal and HEPA. If you have lots of narrow spaces, you’ll find it easy to navigate with its swivel steering and portable option. It is lightweight and is perfect for cleaning all types of surfaces, from bare floors, rugs, and thick carpets.


The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright, Standard Brush Roll is sure to make your life easier with its portable feature and innovative design. It boasts of a powerful suction for thorough cleaning and cyclonic system for easier maintenance. It is easy to use and especially convenient to maneuver with its swivel steering.

Pet owners will find the pet attachments useful for cleaning pet hair. It also comes with turbo brush, bare floor attachment, and microfiber pads for all your cleaning needs. It could use some minor improvements. But for its price, the Lift-Away is a real win compared to similar Vacuum cleaners that are more expensive.