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Shark Stratos Ultralight Review

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The Shark Stratos Ultralight offers reliable bare floor, pet hair, and carpet cleaning for its mid-range price, but some strong alternatives exist, with more suction power and larger dirt compartments for faster cleaning sessions.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark Stratos UltraLight is a mid-range vacuum cleaner launched in 2022 with a self-cleaning brush roll that makes it very effective when picking up pet hair, and it also ships with an anti-allergen HEPA filter to trap up to 99.9% of dust and allergens. While the HEPA filter is pretty common among the highest-rated vacuum cleaners, the Stratos UltraLight has an odor-neutralizing feature that makes it quite unique. Its dirt compartment also holds up to 0.3 liters of debris, and weighing only 9.17 pounds, the vacuum cleaner is quite portable.

The Shark Stratos UltraLight can also be used as a handheld vacuum. Its assortment of attachments includes a brushroll, turbo brush, crevice tool, and an upholstery tool.

Best For

  • Allergies

  • Apartment

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Hepa

  • Laminate Floors

  • Lightweight

  • Long Hair

  • Multi Surface

  • Pet Hair

  • Rv

  • Shark

  • Stairs

  • Tile Floors

  • Upright

  • Vinyl Plank Floors

Consensus

our Verdict

While decently well-built, the Shark Stratos UltraLight has a low suction power rating of 0.42 kPa and a relatively small 0.3-liter dirt compartment requiring frequent emptying. It is also corded, but its power cord is quite long, giving a total range of up to 33.2 ft. The vacuum cleaner can clean up to 97.5% of debris off bare floors and 82.2% of the same from carpets. Its pet hair cleaning performance is also impressive, as it eliminates 99.3% of pet hair from surfaces, ranking it in the top 10% of tested cleaners in its category.

With a noise output of around 76.8 dB, the Stratos UltraLight is among the loudest on our certified tested list. It also has illuminating headlights when cleaning up cracks and crevices, but it ships with a limited range of attachments. Unfortunately, its 0.42 kPa suction power rating is relatively low, but this is pretty common among mid-range vacuums.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good bare floor cleaning performance
    • The Shark Stratos eradicates up to 97.5% of debris from bare floors, giving it a top 10% ranking compared to other alternatives in its category.

  • Decent carpet cleaning performance
    • The Shark Stratos UltraLight cleans up to 82.25% of debris from carpets, which earns it a top 30% ranking compared to other alternatives in its category.

  • Great pet hair performance
    • The Shark Stratos Ultralight’s ability to pick up up to 99.3% of pet hair makes it a great pick for users who own pets. It also places it among the top 10% of vacuums that are ideal for pet cleaning.

Reason to Avoid

  • Below average suction power rating
    • The Shark Stratos UltraLight has a below-average 0.42 kPa suction power rating.

Shark Stratos Ultralight Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.2 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffNo
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsNo
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width8.25"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord Length30 ft
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCorded
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight8.6 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)97.5
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)82.25
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99.33
Noise Level (dB)76.8

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Shark Stratos UltraLight is a mid-range vacuum cleaner launched in 2022 with a self-cleaning brush roll that makes it very effective when picking up…

The Shark Stratos UltraLight is a mid-range vacuum cleaner launched in 2022 with a self-cleaning brush roll that makes it very effective when picking up pet hair, and it also ships with an anti-allergen HEPA filter to trap up to 99.9% of dust and allergens. While the HEPA filter is pretty common among the highest-rated vacuum cleaners, the Stratos UltraLight has an odor-neutralizing feature that makes it quite unique. Its dirt compartment also holds up to 0.3 liters of debris, and weighing only 9.17 pounds, the vacuum cleaner is quite portable.

The Shark Stratos UltraLight can also be used as a handheld vacuum. Its assortment of attachments includes a brushroll, turbo brush, crevice tool, and an upholstery tool.

The Stratos Cordless has a larger dirt compartment compared to the Stratos UltraLigh. Also worth noting is that the Stratos UltraLight is corded while the…

The Stratos Cordless has a larger dirt compartment compared to the Stratos UltraLigh. Also worth noting is that the Stratos UltraLight is corded while the Stratos Cordless is not, and lastly, the Shark Stratos Cordless is more powerful. However, these stick vacuums may not be ideal for those who prefer autonomous cleaning. For such, check out our Roomba E5 vs. 675 roundup.

The Shark Stratos UltraLight has a lower suction power rating compared to the Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded, and it also comes with an odor-neutralizing system,…

The Shark Stratos UltraLight has a lower suction power rating compared to the Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded, and it also comes with an odor-neutralizing system, which is absent on the Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded. However, the Stratos UltraLight has a smaller dirt compartment compared to the Vertex UltraLight. Overall, the Vertex UltraLight Corded is the better, though more expensive pick, as it is more powerful and has a larger dirt compartment. Both are stick vacuums, so if you want to see how they compare to upright vacuums, you should look at our stick vs. upright vacuum roundup.

The Samsung Jet 75 has a larger dirt compartment compared to the Stratos UltraLight, but the Stratos UltraLight has headlights, while the Samsung Jet 75…

The Samsung Jet 75 has a larger dirt compartment compared to the Stratos UltraLight, but the Stratos UltraLight has headlights, while the Samsung Jet 75 does not. Also worth noting is that the Jet 75 ships with many more cleaning attachments than the Stratos UltraLight, and its suction power rating is also higher. If you so wish, you can find out more about the Jet 75 in our Samsung Jet 75 review, but if you’d rather use a canister vacuum, then our Sebo Airbelt D4 review might be worth your time.

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.2 gal

0.18 gal

0.3 gal

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

No

Unknown

No

No

Carpet Height Adjustments

No

Yes

No

No

Cleaning Path Width

8.25"

10"

8.11"

9.8"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

All floors

Carpet, Hardwoods

All floors

Cord Length

30 ft

Cordless

30 ft

Cordless

Corded/Cordless

Corded

Cordless

Corded

Cordless

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Score Card

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