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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 Buying Guide, Contributor

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 upright vacuum is still as popular as the day it was announced years ago. Its popularity is understandable considering the highly affordable price tag and decent performance that comes with the vacuum.

If you are planning to get yourself one of these, here are all of the things that you should know before placing down your order.

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How is the Performance? What Kind of Floor Does it Work Best On?

The Shark vacuum NV360’s performance is the thing that has kept the upright vacuum popular after all these years.

Right off the bat, our tests showed that the vacuum is especially good on carpeting. On low-pile and high-pile carpets, the vacuum can eliminate all traces of dirt and dust. After several sweeps, the NV360 also picked up the majority of debris and pet hair from the carpet pile, too.

This is quite surprising, considering the fact that carpet-cleaning is mostly something that only premium vacuums do well.

Although the vacuum’s performance is not as good on the bare floors, it is decent enough. The NV360 bagless vacuum is capable of dealing with dust and dirt rather well. However, it often has trouble picking up pet hair as well as large bits of debris.

Therefore, we recommend this blue Shark vacuum mostly to people whose house has a lot of carpeting (area carpet, for example). Meanwhile, there are many better alternatives if you’re looking for a bare floor vacuum.

Is it Comfortable to Use?

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 upright vacuum is, admittedly, not the most user-friendly vacuum out there. Due to its bulky and heavy design, many people find it difficult to use the vacuum for long periods of time. That is according to Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe NV360 reviews that we read.

Shark attempted to alleviate this issue somewhat by giving the vacuum a rather ergonomic design. It can do a decent job at easing out the pressure on the user’s wrist and reducing fatigue. Nonetheless, for people who have arthritis, it can be achy after a couple of minutes. This has been reported in a few Shark Navigator NV360 reviews.

Therefore, if you have any condition at all that is going to make using a heavy vacuum a problem, it’s best that you find an alternative to the NV360.

How Is Maneuverability? Does It Have a Large Cleaning Range?

The maneuverability of the vacuum is considered to be decent. The vacuum has wheels at the bottom that can help the machine roll quite smoothly across the floor. You can also traverse carpeting with the vacuum easily.

Range, however, is another matter entirely. One of the few flaws that we could find about this vacuum is its limited range compared to many other upright vacuums in the same price range.

Most uprights have a 30-foot power cord as standard, whereas the NV360 only comes with a 25-foot power cord. This limits the range of the vacuum significantly. For those with large homes or spaces to clean, you may even need to use an extension cord to widen the vacuum’s cleaning radius.

What Is the Lift-Away Canister?

The most notable feature of the Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe NV360 upright vacuum is the “Lift-Away canister”

All of the vacuum’s important components like the motor, the 1-dry quart dust cup, and air filtering system are packaged inside of a detachable canister. Whenever you want, you can press the button and “lift away” the canister and use it separately.

The canister weighs significantly less than the full vacuum (7 pounds compared to the full vacuum’s 14 pounds frame). Additionally, the extra mobility is appreciated by most users according to customers’ Shark NV360 reviews.

You can leverage the lower weight and better mobility to perform cleaning tasks that are either very difficult or impossible to do with an upright vacuum. For example, you can clean your ceiling and cramped spaces such as the car. Both of which are things that you really can’t count on your full upright to do.

This is a feature that, so far, we have only seen on Shark Navigator line-up. No other brand has this sort of feature.

HEPA Filtration and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology

If you have allergies, this next thing about the NV360 will please you. The vacuum comes with a very robust filtering system for an entry-level upright vacuum.

First, you have three pieces of filters. The first two filters, one made from foam and the other made from a felt-like material, are called “conventional” filters. They are called conventional because their designs are fairly simple and you can find them in quite literally every vacuum cleaner on the market.

Though filtering efficiency is not high, the two filters can do a fairly good job at separating large dust particles and allergens such as pollen. Even pet hair will also be trapped by the two filters.

Anything particles smaller than the two conventional filters can handle are going to be dealt with by the HEPA filter. It is the third and final filter in the vacuum’s filtering system.

A HEPA filter is quite literally the most efficient air filtering system that you can purchase on the market. In order for a filter to have the “HEPA” or “High-Efficiency Particulate Air” designation, it must be able to filter out 99.97% of particles smaller than 0.3 microns.

This gives a HEPA filter the ability to take out the smallest of particles from microscopic, fine dust to airborne bacteria. It is because of this reason that HEPA filters are often used in hospitals to cleanse the air.

Not just HEPA filtering, but the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 also comes with Shark’s patented Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology. The vacuum’s body is designed so as to be completely airtight. Nothing from the inside can leak through and contaminate your house. This feature will give you a better peace of mind if you have allergies.


With all that said, we hope this buying guide has given you all of the info that you need to make an informed purchasing decision. The Shark vacuum NV360 is an excellent upright for the price and we are certain that you will be happy with it.