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Shark Ion F80 Review

True Score

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51
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Experts

52
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Consumers

Expert Rankings

The Shark ION F80 delighted reviewers with its impressive maneuverability and long run time. They also liked how well it could clean hard floors. However, it has a limited selection of attachment tools and takes very long to charge. Product reviewers also did not appreciate its lack of a HEPA filter.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced in 2018, the Shark ION F80 is a mid-tier stick vacuum that is very easy to carry around, courtesy of its 8.38-pound weight.

It has a 77-minute battery life that is good enough for cleaning small to medium size spaces and a flexible wand that offers better maneuverability than some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market.

Its build quality is also quite good, and with a noise output of 69.8 decibels when cleaning bare floors, it is almost at par with a lot of other Shark vacuum variants, as you’ll see in our Shark ION P50 Upright review.

The F80’s 0.28-liter dirt compartment is not very large so it might need frequent emptying after use. Check out our Shark Apex UpLight review for more info on a model that has a larger 0.7-liter dirt canister.

Consensus

our Verdict

Expert testers praised the Shark ION F80 for its outstanding maneuverability and performance on bare floors. Reviewers from Rtings were pleased that its wand was extendable, allowing them to clean below furniture during their tests.

They also liked that it could pick up 100% of large and small debris on bare floors. If you have a look at our Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S review, you’ll notice that the F80 performs much better than the AV9111S on low pile carpet, picking up 77% and 68% of large and small debris.

Critics from Vacuums Guide were also impressed with its battery life, as they could clean for up to 1 hour and 20 minutes. This is much longer than the 63-minute runtime that we compared it to in our Shark Cordless Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away vacuum review.

However, the F80’s limited array of tools was disappointing to some critics, and its long 420-minute charge time was also not impressive. Reviewers also lamented its lack of a HEPA filter.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Long run time
  • Great for cleaning bare floors
  • Good build quality
  • Low noise output

Reason to Avoid

  • No HEPA filter
  • Long charge time
  • Limited array of attachment tools

Shark Ion F80 Specs

BaglessBaglessNo
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.1 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsAutomatic
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width8.6"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet
Cord LengthCord LengthUnknown
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeOther
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicNo
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight8.6 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageUnknown

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99.75
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)63.75
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)89.33
Noise Level (dB)75.2

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Market Context

Announced in 2018, the Shark ION F80 is a mid-tier stick vacuum that is very easy to carry around, courtesy of its 8.38-pound weight. It has…

Announced in 2018, the Shark ION F80 is a mid-tier stick vacuum that is very easy to carry around, courtesy of its 8.38-pound weight.

It has a 77-minute battery life that is good enough for cleaning small to medium size spaces and a flexible wand that offers better maneuverability than some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market.

Its build quality is also quite good, and with a noise output of 69.8 decibels when cleaning bare floors, it is almost at par with a lot of other Shark vacuum variants, as you’ll see in our Shark ION P50 Upright review.

The F80’s 0.28-liter dirt compartment is not very large so it might need frequent emptying after use. Check out our Shark Apex UpLight review for more info on a model that has a larger 0.7-liter dirt canister.

The Shark ION F80 has a small 0.28-liter dirt compartment compared to the Shark IZ163H, which, as you’ll see in our Shark Rocket Pet Pro…

The Shark ION F80 has a small 0.28-liter dirt compartment compared to the Shark IZ163H, which, as you’ll see in our Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H review, has a larger 0.5-liter dirt canister.

It also has a higher suction rating of 0.33 kPa, which is more than the 0.27 kPa offered by the Shark Pet Pro. However, the F80’s battery lasts longer, with a runtime of 77 minutes compared to the Shark Rocket Pet Pro’s 42 minutes.

The Shark ION F80’s 0.28-liter dirt canister may not be able to hold as much as the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute’s 0.45-liter dirt compartment, but…

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Bagless

No

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.1 gal

0.1 gal

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

Automatic

Unknown

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

8.6"

10.6"

9.8"

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet

All floors

All floors

Cord Length

Unknown

n/a

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

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Expert Score

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*.75

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True Score

50

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Shark ION F80 is excellent to use on bare floors. It cleans up any… Read More

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • Consumer Reports
    62.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Shark ION F80 Cord-Free MultiFLEX IF282 is part of the Vacuum Cleaners test program… Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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