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Shark Vertex Ultralight Corded Review

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The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded pleased testers with how easy it was to maneuver and its performance on bare floors. Reviewers liked that it had an LED display and LED floor lighting.

They were, however, disappointed with its missing HEPA filter, its low suction force, and its inability to handle fine debris on low pile rugs.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded is a mid-tier stick vacuum cleaner announced in 2020. It has a standard 0.4-liter dirt compartment and excellent maneuverability thanks to its 9.61-pound weight.

Its 78.3-decibel noise level is as low as some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. It is equipped with a foam filter, pre, and post-motor filter to filter out allergens, and a rotating head that allows it to clean around obstacles.

It also has two floor settings for users to choose, where there’s “Bare Floor” and “Carpet.” It does not have a battery like the Shark Vertex Pro, but its 29.53-ft cord is long enough to provide a good range of movement when cleaning.

Have a look at our Shark Vertex Pro review to see what else the two have in common.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded was praised by testers for its ability to clean bare floors and pet hair. Testing results from Rtings showed that the vacuum cleaner picked 93% and 100% of large and small debris on hard floors, respectively.

They also liked that it could eliminate 94% of pet hair from bare floors, 100% of animal fur from low pile rugs, and 97% of pet dander from high pile carpets.

Product testers from Real Homes also liked that it has LED floor lights for illumination.

However, reviewers didn’t like its lack of a HEPA filter, which t the Simplicity S65S has. (Check out our Simplicity S65S review for more details).

They also didn’t appreciate the constant user maintenance that many of its parts would require and its poor handling of fine debris on low pile carpet.

Its 0.42 kPa suction force was also low compared to the 150-watt suction power rating that we quoted in our Panasonic New Hybrid Vacuum review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Easy maneuverability
  • Great for bare floor cleaning
  • Low noise output
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Outstanding for pet hair cleaning

Reason to Avoid

  • Low suction force
  • No HEPA filter
  • Poor handling of small debris

Shark Vertex Ultralight Corded Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.3 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffNo
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsNo
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width8.11"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet, Hardwoods
Cord LengthCord Length30 ft
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCorded
Filter TypeFilter TypeOther
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight9 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

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Shark Vertex Ultralight Corded Review

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Market Context

The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded is a mid-tier stick vacuum cleaner announced in 2020. It has a standard 0.4-liter dirt compartment and excellent maneuverability thanks…

The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded is a mid-tier stick vacuum cleaner announced in 2020. It has a standard 0.4-liter dirt compartment and excellent maneuverability thanks to its 9.61-pound weight.

Its 78.3-decibel noise level is as low as some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. It is equipped with a foam filter, pre, and post-motor filter to filter out allergens, and a rotating head that allows it to clean around obstacles.

It also has two floor settings for users to choose, where there’s “Bare Floor” and “Carpet.” It does not have a battery like the Shark Vertex Pro, but its 29.53-ft cord is long enough to provide a good range of movement when cleaning.

Have a look at our Shark Vertex Pro review to see what else the two have in common.

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Bagless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.3 gal

0.13 gal

0.2 gal

0.2 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

No

Unknown

No

No

Carpet Height Adjustments

No

Unknown

Unknown

Yes

Cleaning Path Width

8.11"

8.35"

9"

10"

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet, Hardwoods

All floors

All floors

All floors

Cord Length

30 ft

Unknown

30 ft

Cordless

Corded/Cordless

Corded

Cordless

Corded

Cordless

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Score Card

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Expert Score

64

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Customer Score

66

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True Score

63

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  • Rtings
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    Category Trust Rating

    72
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