In this review, we’re going to be looking at the Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Vacuum NV42, and the unique features that it offers. By the time you’re finished reading this review, you’ll know whether or not this is the upright vacuum for you!

Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Vacuum NV42 Review

With a weight of just fifteen-pounds, this is a fairly lightweight upright vacuum. Most upright vacuums weigh more than that, but, along with that, most upright vacuums have a larger frame than this upright vacuum.

It’s this lack of heft and bulk that serves as one of the most definitive features of this upright vacuum.

Due to the lack of weight, moving this upright vacuum around is easy. You can just hold it by the handle, and push it across whatever surface you are vacuuming. And, if you need to pick it up so that you can move it somewhere else, you can easily do that.

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Same goes for storing it, which is quite easy due to the small size of this vacuum cleaner.

While this isn’t a cordless vacuum, it does have a long power-cord. The power cord is twenty-five-feet, in length, and this allows you to vacuum in larger spaces without any problems. But, for extremely large spaces where there aren’t very many outlets, you might need to use an extension cord.

Of course, while the mobility of this vacuum does lend itself to plenty of convenience and efficiency, it’s certainly not the most important trait. Instead, the most important trait of this vacuum cleaner is the performance that it offers.

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When it comes to vacuuming performance, this upright vacuum is one of the best vacuum cleaners that you can purchase, due to the insane amount of suction power that it’s equipped with.

When you’re moving the vacuum across your floors, everything that happens to be in its path is vacuumed up quickly. It doesn’t matter if you’re vacuuming on a hardwood floor, or a thick rug; this vacuum cleaner is more than well-equipped for those surfaces.

In fact, it’s so powerful that there will be times when you’ll have problems lifting the vacuum up and moving it to other spaces. When that happens, you’ll need to use the suction release valve. This is a small valve that stops the suction, making it easier for you to then move the vacuum towards where it’s needed.

The suction power that this vacuum cleaner offers is its most definitive trait. If you are cleaning on hard floors that are layered with dirt and grime, then this vacuum cleaner can handle it. If you are cleaning on a thick rug that is full of dog and cat hair, then this vacuum cleaner can handle it. And, it can vacuum on just about any other surface, no matter how thick or dirty, as well.

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To aid in the vacuuming process, you have some extra cleaning tools that you’re able to use. These are things like a crevice tool, a longer crevice tool, a dusting brush, as well as a pet hair power brush.

Using those tools, you’re able to vacuum in tight and narrow crevices that the vacuum cleaner isn’t normally able to reach. You’re also able to brush and vacuum up dust on surfaces such as walls and chairs, using the dusting brush. With the pet hair power brush, you have the ability to remove pet hair from small and tight areas, where there is a lot of pet hair.

Everything you vacuum up flows straight into a dust tank. This dust tank is capable of holding 2.6-quarts of dirt, dust, and debris. But, right before the dirt, dust, and debris that you’ve vacuumed flows into that dust tank, it passes through a filtration system.

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If there is a flaw that this vacuum has, it’s the fact that this filtration system isn’t as good as it could be. While it does work well at breaking down what’s been vacuumed and ensuring that it stays within the vacuum, you will need to clean the filter after almost every vacuuming session. This can become an inconvenience rather quickly.


Ultimately, the Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Vacuum NV42 is a genuinely excellent upright vacuum! It offers an exceptional amount of suction power, which makes vacuuming on any surface a nearly effortless task. Plus, the vacuum is lightweight and easy-to-use, which adds a great deal of convenience to the entire vacuuming process!

Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Vacuum NV42 Review