Date: August 30, 2016.
Shark Navigator DLX (NV70) and Shark Navigator Professional (NV80) vacuum cleaners are upright, bagless vacuum cleaners that come with excellent air filtration, large dirt bin capacity, very useful cleaning tools and additional cleaning hose for extended reach.
Date: August 30, 2016.
Shark NV70 and NV80 vacuum cleaners look very similar, and they have similar specifications and features like: Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology with HEPA filtration, large dirt bit which opens on the bottom, swivel steering, additional hose for extra reach, never loses suction technology, pet cleaning tools, etc.
However, there are some differences, too: Shark NV80 comes with 2 cleaning wands (one with the handle and an extra wand without handle – check photos above), while Shark NV70 model comes ‘only’ with the wand without handle. Also, included Pet Power Brushes are different, with NV80’s Pet Power Brush being slightly wider.
Colors are different, too.
Features and specifications of both models are given in the following table:
|Model||Shark Navigator DLX (NV70)||Shark Navigator Professional (NV80)|
|Dirt Bin Capacity||2.4 quarts (2.27 l)||2.4 quarts (2.27l)|
|Cleaning Path Width||9.25 inches (~23.5 cm)||9.25 inches (~23.5 cm)|
|Power||1200 W – 10 Amps||1200 W – 10 Amps|
|Weight||18.6 lbs (~8.4 kg)||18.6 lbs (~8.4 kg)|
|Cord Length||25 ft (~7.6 m) or 30 ft (~9.1 m)||30 ft (~9.1 m)|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||11.5×9.5×47 inches (~29x24x119 cm)||12.2×11.4×45.6 inches (~31x29x116 cm)|
|Cleaning Tools||Pet Hair Brush, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool||Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Wide Upholstery Tool, 16-inch Extension Tube|
|Amazon Link||Shark Navigator DLX (NV70)||Shark Navigator Professional (NV80)|
Note: Amazon links open in the new window, so feel free to check them for more reviews and recommendations. Also, we have really tried to verify every single piece of information in this table, however, some data varies even on the Shark official site. Before buying, be sure to verify actual data of your model, since they can change over time without prior notice.Both models feature ‘Swivel Steering’ and soft rubber wheels making them very maneuverable around obstacles. For cleaning hard to reach areas, vacuum cleaner swivels back and down, enabling the cleaning head to move and clean under the furniture. If that is not enough, both models come with stretch hose, with NV80 having additional 16 inches (40.6 cm) additional extension tube, making both models (and especially NV80) suitable for cleaning elevated surfaces.
Shark NV70 and NV80 don’t have automatic cord rewind system. Cord length of the NV70 is either 25 or 30 feet, while NV80’s cord is 30 feet long.
These vacuums consume around 10 Amps during operation. Thea re a 2 motor systems – one motor for creating suction and second motor for motorized brush roll. Second motor can be switched off for cleaning bare floors.
The power switch is located near the top of the dust bin and it has three settings: off, unit on with brush roller off, and unit on with brush roller on. With brush roller on, units will pick various hairs easily from carpets and rugs and clean them thoroughly. Although the dirt bin is large, it should be regularly cleaned to avoid build-up of odors and bacteria. Also, brush roller picks hair very well, but some hair get stuck to it – be sure to check the roller every few cleanings, if you have pets or inmates with longer hair.
Vacuums are sealed, with air filtration being based on two filters in front of the motor and one filter being behind the motor (relative to the air flow). Both units are true HEPA vacuum cleaners, which is very important for people with asthma and allergies.
Long story short – excellent and affordable HEPA upright bagless vacuum cleaners. If you think over canister and upright vacuum cleaners, keep in mind that these uprights also have vacuum hoses (NV80 even has additional wand extension) for cleaning corners, tight places, stairs and similar, hard to reach areas.