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Shark Ion W1 Wandvac Review

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Reviewers lauded the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC and recommended it for cleaning up messes on carpets and hard floors. They were astounded by its portable design and excellent suction power.

This vacuum also proved effective with pet hair. However, analysts were disappointed with its very small dust compartment and poor battery life.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark ION W1 WANDVAC is a basic portable handheld vacuum cleaner first released in 2018, promising great cleaning power for messes on carpets, upholstery, and hard floors.

Featured on our list of industry-leading vacuum cleaners, this device delivers incredible suction power to clear up messes in rooms, stairs, and vehicles. This vacuum comes with an anti-allergy HEPA filter that traps up to 99.97% of allergens and small particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Explore the features of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC vacuum below and check out our Shark ION Robot R77 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top critics were impressed by the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC handheld vacuum, recommending it for spot cleaning. Weighing just 1.37 lbs, this vacuum impressed reviewers at The Spruce.

However, if you need a bigger stick model for whole-home cleaning, see our Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H review. The WANDVAC delivered mixed results in performance tests, removing just 43% of the large debris on bare floors and 70% on low-pile carpets.

It also doesn’t remove wet messes. See our Ryobi 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry review for a wet-cleaning model. Testers hailed its 5.78 kPa suction power and 77.8 dBA noise level.

However, Tech Radar critics were disappointed by the extremely small 0.07L dust compartment. Consider the Shark ION P50 Upright review if you need a bigger 0.6L dust bucket.

During air quality tests, this HEPA filter-equipped model controlled small particles flawlessly. However, analysts were disappointed by its low 8-minute maximum battery life. Check out our Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless review, which runs for 38 minutes.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Simple maintenance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Extremely lightweight design
  • Outstanding performance on carpets and bare floors
  • Great with pet hair

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor battery life
  • Very small dust chamber
  • Large debris gets stuck in the dirt compartment
  • Doesn’t come with a turbo brush

Shark Ion W1 Wandvac Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.08 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width3.35"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord LengthUnknown
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeCloth
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight1.4 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeHandheld vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

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Market Context

The Shark ION W1 WANDVAC is a basic portable handheld vacuum cleaner first released in 2018, promising great cleaning power for messes on carpets, upholstery,…

The Shark ION W1 WANDVAC is a basic portable handheld vacuum cleaner first released in 2018, promising great cleaning power for messes on carpets, upholstery, and hard floors.

Featured on our list of industry-leading vacuum cleaners, this device delivers incredible suction power to clear up messes in rooms, stairs, and vehicles. This vacuum comes with an anti-allergy HEPA filter that traps up to 99.97% of allergens and small particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Explore the features of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC vacuum below and check out our Shark ION Robot R77 review if you prefer a robot vacuum.

The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ has a much bigger 0.4L dirt compartment than the 0.07L dust cup of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC (this review)….

The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ has a much bigger 0.4L dirt compartment than the 0.07L dust cup of the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC (this review). Learn more about the Pet Pro+ in our Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ review. Also, unlike the ION W1 vacuum, the Pet Pro+ comes with a turbo brush.

While the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC has an anti-allergenic HEPA filter, the Bissell AeroSlim doesn’t have such a filter. However, compared to the Shark vacuum’s…

While the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC has an anti-allergenic HEPA filter, the Bissell AeroSlim doesn’t have such a filter. However, compared to the Shark vacuum’s 8-minute runtime, the Bissell boasts a better 13-minute battery life.

The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L performs better on bare surfaces (100% large particle removal rate) than the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC (43% large particle removal rate)….

The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L performs better on bare surfaces (100% large particle removal rate) than the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC (43% large particle removal rate). However, the Shark vacuum has a HEPA filter, unlike the dustbuster.

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.08 gal

0.1 gal

0.03 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

Unknown

No

Cleaning Path Width

3.35"

2.5"

3"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

All floors

All floors

Cord Length

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

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Expert Score

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True Score

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