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Shark Vertex Pro Review

True Score

81
82
3

Experts

83
335

Consumers

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Product testers lauded the Shark Vertex Pro’s outstanding ability to clean high pile carpets and hard floors. They were also pleased with its maneuverability and appreciated its LED status screen. However, it has high maintenance requirements, a long charging duration, and struggles with fine debris on low pile rugs.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark Vertex Pro is an entry-level cordless vacuum released in 2020. It offers up to 60 minutes of runtime and a decent dirt compartment that can hold up to 0.7-liters of debris.

With a weight of only 8.95 pounds, it is easier to maneuver than some of the top-rated vacuum cleaners on the market, and with a noise output of only 69.8 decibels, it is quieter than another popular Shark variant that you can read about on our Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded review.

The Shark Vertex Pro also has a flexible wand that allows easy cleaning under furniture. For cleaning different surfaces, it ships with an anti-allergen dust brush, a crevice tool, and a combination upholstery tool/hard bristle brush pet multi-tool.

The Vertex Pro also has a HEPA anti-allergen filter to filter out 99.999% of allergens and an OK suction power rating of 0.98 kPa.

Best For

  • Allergies

  • Apartment

  • Cordless For Hardwood

  • Cordless For Pet Hair

  • Cordless Stick

  • Hardwood Floors

  • Hepa

  • Laminate Floors

  • Lightweight

  • Long Hair

  • Pet Hair

  • Rv

  • Shark

  • Stairs

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers praised the Shark Vertex Pro for how well suitable it was for cleaning hard floors and high pile carpets. The testing team at Rtings used it to pick up 97% and 100% of large and small debris and verified that it could clean up to 90% and 53% of large and small litter on high pile rugs.

Product reviewers from Digitweek were also impressed that it came with a display screen, which, as you’ll see on our Shark Wandvac System WS620 review, is missing on the WS620.

On this LED display screen, they could read the vacuum’s battery level, suction power mode, and the surface type setting. They also appreciated its maneuverability and its lightweight.

However, testers weren’t very impressed with its high maintenance requirements since many of its parts require constant cleaning. They also didn’t like that it struggled with cleaning fine debris on low pile carpet.

Reason to Buy

  • Has an anti-allergen HEPA filter
  • Low noise output
  • LED screen for status display
  • Large dirt canister
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver

Reason to Avoid

  • High maintenance requirements
  • Struggles with fine debris on low pile carpet
  • Long charge time

Shark Vertex Pro Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.25 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffUnknown
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width10"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet, Hardwoods
Cord LengthCord LengthUnknown
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight8.82 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)98.5
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)82.61
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99.66
Noise Level (dB)82.35

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Market Context

The Shark Vertex Pro is an entry-level cordless vacuum released in 2020. It offers up to 60 minutes of runtime and a decent dirt compartment…

The Shark Vertex Pro is an entry-level cordless vacuum released in 2020. It offers up to 60 minutes of runtime and a decent dirt compartment that can hold up to 0.7-liters of debris.

With a weight of only 8.95 pounds, it is easier to maneuver than some of the top-rated vacuum cleaners on the market, and with a noise output of only 69.8 decibels, it is quieter than another popular Shark variant that you can read about on our Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded review.

The Shark Vertex Pro also has a flexible wand that allows easy cleaning under furniture. For cleaning different surfaces, it ships with an anti-allergen dust brush, a crevice tool, and a combination upholstery tool/hard bristle brush pet multi-tool.

The Vertex Pro also has a HEPA anti-allergen filter to filter out 99.999% of allergens and an OK suction power rating of 0.98 kPa.

The Shark Vertex Pro has a longer battery life of up to 63 minutes compared to the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, which, as we’ve pointed…

The Shark Vertex Pro has a longer battery life of up to 63 minutes compared to the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, which, as we’ve pointed out in our Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless review, only lasts up to 38 minutes. The Vertex Pro also offers more suction power than the Lightweight Cordless. The Vertex Pro peaks at 0.98 kPa, while the Lightweight Cordless offers 0.51 kPa.

However, the Vertex Pro takes a lot longer to charge, averaging 209 minutes, while the Lightweight Cordless takes only 184 minutes.

The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a 0.7-liter dirt compartment, which is larger than the one on the Dyson V8, which has a 0.35-liter…

The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a 0.7-liter dirt compartment, which is larger than the one on the Dyson V8, which has a 0.35-liter capacity. The Vertex Pro also has a longer runtime, averaging 63 minutes compared to the V8, which can go for up to 41 minutes. Still, the V8 is easier to maneuver, as it weighs 5.58 pounds compared to the Vertex Pro, which weighs 8.95 pounds.

The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a larger 0.7-liter dirt bin compared to the Dyson V11 Animal, whose dirt bin has a capacity of…

The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a larger 0.7-liter dirt bin compared to the Dyson V11 Animal, whose dirt bin has a capacity of 0.45 liters. However, the Dyson 11 has a maximum battery life of 76 minutes, which is longer than the Vertex Pro’s 63-minute runtime.

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.25 gal

0.35 L

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

Unknown

No

Unknown

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

Unknown

Cleaning Path Width

10"

10.63"

9.8"

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet, Hardwoods

All floors, Carpet, Hard Floors

All floors

Cord Length

Unknown

Unknown

n/a

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

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Score Card

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Expert Score

82

*.75

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Customer Score

83

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True Score

81

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Shark Vertex Pro is great for bare floors. It clears pet hair, small debris… read more

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • Best Cordless Vacuum Guide
    79.65

    Category Trust Rating

    99
    Factoring in all the upgrades Shark put in the Vertex Pro, it’s a potential winner… read more

    By:

    Garrick Dee
  • Consumer Reports
    62.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    This cordless lithium ion Shark stick vacuum has a replaceable battery and converts to hand… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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