Shark Navigator NV42 is a lightweight yet powerful upright deluxe vacuum that is built with innovative features such as never-loses-suction technology and swivel steering. The vacuum is easy to handle and the dirt collection cup is quite large, ensuring you clean without frequent interruptions for emptying. The vacuum features a brush roll on/off option for use on bare floor and carpet.
The wand is extra long and it combines with the hose to provide 10 feet of cleaning. The Deluxe navigator has several attachments such as a swivel brush, pet hair tool, and a few crevice tools. The brush tool for pet hair is effective on stairs, sofas and chairs, which are three areas where it is difficult to remove pet hair from.
The 1200 watt bagless upright vacuum has two power settings, namely medium and high, that help in cleaning thick carpets and other hard to reach areas. The suction is equally good on all types of floors including laminate, kitchen tiles, shaggy or thick carpets clearing away dirt, debris and dandruff swiftly. The suction power is adequate enough to pick up human and pet hair effectively. The suction power is further enhanced by the turbo nozzle for pet hair and brush attachments with swivel features.
The vacuum is reasonably light in weight at 15 pounds. This feature coupled with the stretch hose of 12 feet and power cord of 25 feet help in efficient cleaning without having to disconnect and reconnect the power cord when moving from one room to another. The cleaning path of 11 inch also makes cleaning done in a shorter span. And the allergen filters present ensure you breathe in allergen-free air. The various attachments, large dust cup and high power suction help in a hassle-free cleaning (read our buyers guide).
Customers find the Shark Navigator deluxe vacuum a powerful machine, as it easily cleans both hard wood floors and carpets. The cyclonic suction power of the 10 amps motor provides great suction, enabling quick and effective cleaning. The well designed crevice tools and brushes increase the suction power. The long power cord and suction hose also help in increasing the effectiveness of the vacuum.
Some viewers had problems with the hose attachment detaching from the base but this is an occasional occurrence only. With plenty of other features that ensure a convenient, efficient and thorough cleaning the drawback seems to be negligible.
I would recommend it with confidence for its fuss-free usability features and robust suction that takes care of almost all vacuuming needs in the home. The quiet operation is a big advantage for apartment dwellers.
This is an ideal product for large and medium sized homes. If you are looking for an upright model that is not too expensive and is great for pet hair removal this is a good choice. It picks up pet hair from upholstery and carpets, so it helps a lot if you have family members suffering from allergies or asthma.
If you are looking for an easy to handle, less bulky upright that can clean stairs as well as it does the floors, this is not a good choice. The bulky body and lack of storage facilities for attachments in the vacuum make it cumbersome to use this vacuum.
If you are frustrated with the short hoses in upright vacuums, the Shark Navigator NV42 is a great choice as it comes with a 12 foot long flexible hose and a power cord that extends up to 25 feet. The various attachments, never-lose-suction technology, swivel steering and large dirt cup with good filter system make this vacuum a very effective upright model that meets all the major criteria that people look for in an upright vacuum.