Shark Navigator NV22L – The Best Upright Vacuum Reviews

Today we are having a look at the Shark Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, yet another excellent model with an average price tag. Just like the other Shark products that we’ve reviewed, the NV22L deals exceptionally well with pet hair and works well on multiple types of flooring. The average price tag makes it available to a very large audience, automatically raising its popularity trough the roof. Of course, the price isn’t the only deciding factor in our reviews, but it certainly gives it some bonus points.

Technological Details

The Shark Navigator NV22L offers powerful suction and the ability to deal with multiple types of flooring. It performs best on bare flooring, hardwood floors and carpets. The model is equipped with rubber wheels that assure that you won’t have a problem maneuvering around the chairs, tables or other pieces of furniture in your home. Its power cord is 30 feet long, granting a cleaning radius that is superior to most low priced and a big part of the middle priced models. This, when combined with the 12 feet long, flexible hose, grants even longer reach, making sure that you will never run into troubles that are typical for models with shorter cables. The Shark Navigator NV22L is also one of the best upright vacuum choices for pet owners, looking for a cheaper solution. It combines great maneuverability and powerful suction with a very accessible and realistic price tag.

Cleaning Accessories

The Shark Navigator NV22L comes with a rather standard tool set, consisting of a stretchy hose, a dusting brush, 2 crevice tools, and a turbo power brush. Even though these are some pretty basic tools, the model can make great use of all of them, making your home shine once again. The hose grants you great reach, the crevice tools can clean even the most awkward of corners and the turbo brush has the ability to deal with any type of pet hair.


The main upsides of the model are its suction power as well as its ability to deal with multiple types of flooring and pet hair. Its reach is superior to most of the competitors as well, making it great at dealing with larger spaces. All in all you have a model that is more than worthy of being featured in our best upright vacuum cleaner series.

Suction Power – The motor is powerful enough to provide excellent suction, leaving no trace of dust or pet hair in its wake. There aren’t many model that can compete with it, especially in the low or medium class.

Great For Multiple Floor Types – The vacuum excels at hardwood floor cleaning, bare floor cleaning and carpet cleaning . This when coupled with its superior reach, makes is very valuable for people who have big homes.

Great For Pet Hair – Its power output allows it to easily deal with all types of pet hair in a flash. This is by far one of the best upright vacuum cleaner choices for pet owners at the moment, with its awesome price to power ratio.


The biggest problem that the model faces is the awkward sound, produced by the pet hair attachment. And since this is one of the main reasons for people to purchase it, it is kind of big.

Noisy Brush – The turbo brush makes a noise that many people find annoying and that’s a very big downside, considering that you would most likely be using it a lot.

Plastic Parts – Yet another vacuum that suffers critique because of its plastic parts. This is only down to personal taste, as there are many people out there who dislike the cheap look it gives the model. This does not affect the vacuum’s performance of durability in any way.


The Shark Navigator Upright Bagless NV22L gets an 8.5 out of 10. This is due to its one big downside – the noisy turbo brush. If you are not someone who minds the vacuuming noises, or you plan on cleaning at a time when there is nobody to disturb, you can ignore our score and think of it as a 9.5 out of 10. The model has two main downsides, and both are down to personal preference. Some people can ignore them, but the majority can’t.

However in the end of the day, the positives outweigh the negatives by far, guaranteeing the model a place in our best upright vacuum review list. It offers superior suction power, reach and maneuverability as well as the ability to deal with multiple types of flooring and pet hair. We would generally recommend this model as the perfect choice for any pet owner, especially if your home is rather large.

  • Powerful Suction
  • Great For Pet Hair
  • Does well on multiple types of flooring
  • Turbo Brush Is Noisy
  • Plastic Parts
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