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Shark Stratos Cordless Review

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The Shark Stratos Cordless vacuum’s large dirt bin, excellent cleaning on hard floors and carpet, plus long run time make it a good value, despite its high price. However, its limited attachments are disappointing.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark Stratos Cordless was launched in 2022 as a top-shelf vacuum cleaner with a 0.65-liter dirt compartment and a self-cleaning brushroll designed to avoid entanglement when picking up pet hair. It boasts proprietary Clean Sense IQ technology, where its infrared sensor detects unseen dirt and increases suction power for increased cleaning efficiency.

This kind of technology is not as common, even among the best vacuum cleaners on the market. The Shark Stratos Cordless also has a runtime of up to 63 minutes. It also has a HEPA filter for trapping up to 99.9% of dust and allergens, and since it is cordless, it is also much easier to maneuver.

Best For

  • Allergies

  • Apartment

  • Carpets

  • Cordless

  • Cordless For Hardwood

  • Cordless For Pet Hair

  • Cordless Stick

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Hepa

  • High Pile Carpet

  • Laminate Floors

  • Lightweight

  • Long Hair

  • Multi Surface

  • Pet Hair

  • Rv

  • Shag Carpet

  • Shark

  • Stairs

  • Tile Floors

  • Vinyl Plank Floors

Consensus

our Verdict

The Shark Stratos Cordless Vacuum cleaner offers impressive suction abilities with a 0.96 kPa suction force. This allows it to reliably clear up to 98.8% of debris from bare floors and 89.2% from carpets. It can also pick up 100% of pet hair, and this cleaning performance earns it a top 20% ranking in our certified, tested list. Through its Clean Sense IQ technology, the vacuum cleaner can also increase suction power based on the dirt around the region being cleaned. Its 0.65-liter dirt compartment is also large enough to add convenience.

The vacuum cleaner is also easy to maneuver because of its light 8.73-pound weight and cordless nature. Its flexible wand also makes cleaning under seats easy, but no brushroll height adjustment feature exists. It has a run time of about 61 minutes, but its limited attachment selection makes cleaning upholstery inconvenient.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Impressive suction power
    • The Shark Stratos Cordless has impressive suction performance, courtesy of its 0.96 kPa suction power rating. It also features proprietary Clean Sense IQ technology for advanced dirt detection and automatic regulation of its suction force.

  • Great bare floor performance
    • The Shark Stratos Cordless is able to clear up 98.8% of debris from bare floors, placing it in the top 10% of tested vacuums in its category.

  • Great Carpet cleaning performance
    • The Shark Stratos Cordless picks up 89.2% of debris from carpets, and this impressive performance places it in the top 10% of vacuums tested vacuums.

  • Excellent pet hair cleaning performance
    • The Shark Stratos Cordless is able to pick up 100% of pet hair, making it perfect for pet owners. It is among the top 5% of vacuums in its category that can clear up pet hair efficiently.

Reason to Avoid

  • Attachments are very limited
    • The Shark Stratos only includes two attachments – a Duster Crevice Tool and an Anti-allergen Brush.

Shark Stratos Cordless Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.18 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsYes
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width10"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord LengthCordless
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight8.9 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)98.825
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)89.275
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)100
Noise Level (dB)76.65

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Market Context

The Shark Stratos Cordless was launched in 2022 as a top-shelf vacuum cleaner with a 0.65-liter dirt compartment and a self-cleaning brushroll designed to avoid…

The Shark Stratos Cordless was launched in 2022 as a top-shelf vacuum cleaner with a 0.65-liter dirt compartment and a self-cleaning brushroll designed to avoid entanglement when picking up pet hair. It boasts proprietary Clean Sense IQ technology, where its infrared sensor detects unseen dirt and increases suction power for increased cleaning efficiency.

This kind of technology is not as common, even among the best vacuum cleaners on the market. The Shark Stratos Cordless also has a runtime of up to 63 minutes. It also has a HEPA filter for trapping up to 99.9% of dust and allergens, and since it is cordless, it is also much easier to maneuver.

The Shark Stratos Cordless vacuum cleaner has a slightly smaller dirt compartment compared to the Shark Cordless Pro. The two vacuum cleaners also have varying…

The Shark Stratos Cordless vacuum cleaner has a slightly smaller dirt compartment compared to the Shark Cordless Pro. The two vacuum cleaners also have varying runtimes, with the Stratos Cordless lasting longer. The Stratos Cordless also takes longer to get to a full charge, but the Cordless Pro remains the better pick for cleaning larger rooms. Take a look at what else the Shark Cordless Pro has to offer in our Shark Cordless Pro IZ562H review.

The Shark Stratos Cordless has a lower suction power rating than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight, making the latter more effective when cleaning. Also, while…

The Shark Stratos Cordless has a lower suction power rating than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight, making the latter more effective when cleaning. Also, while the Shark Stratos Cordless has a larger dirt compartment, the Shark Vertex Pro has a wider array of attachments, making it the more expensive pick Also worth noting is that the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is less noisy on bare floors.

The Shark Stratos Cordless boasts a larger dirt compartment compared to the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, but the Shark Stratos takes much longer to recharge….

The Shark Stratos Cordless boasts a larger dirt compartment compared to the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, but the Shark Stratos takes much longer to recharge. The Samsung Jet 90 also offers more suction power, making its higher price point justifiable to some. Here’s our Samsung Jet 90 Complete review for a more in-depth look into what else it offers.

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.18 gal

0.25 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

Yes

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

10"

10"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Carpet, Hardwoods

Cord Length

Cordless

Unknown

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Shark Stratos Cordless is great for bare floors. It easily clears away pet hair… Read More

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
    83.26

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    The Shark Stratos cordless vacuum is a hefty and powerful machine. It also comes with… Read More

    By:

    Nigel Russco
  • Techgear Lab
    95.29

    Category Trust Rating

    87
    The Shark Stratos Cordless model is bridging the gap between stick vacuums and upright vacuums…. Read More

    By:

    Jessica Riconscente
  • Modern Castle
    97.33

    Category Trust Rating

    98
    The Shark Stratos Cordless IZ862H is powerful, easy to use, and has a long runtime…. Read More

    By:

    Derek Hales
  • Techradar
    73.11

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    The Shark Stratos Cordless with Clean Sense IQ IZ862H is designed to tackle the common… Read More

    By:

    Alex Temblador
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.78

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro IZ400UKT is a dream of a… Read More

    By:

    Andy Shaw