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The 4 Best Cordless Stick Vacuums - Summer 2022 Reviews

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Best Cordless Stick Vacuums

Cordless stick vacuums are helpful tools when you need something lightweight and portable. Since they don't have a power cord, you don't have to worry about range or managing the cable when you finish cleaning. They're also easier to carry up and down stairs or into different rooms than traditional upright or canister vacuums. Some people may even prefer how they feel in hand as they can be lighter to maneuver around the room. That said, they come with disadvantages related to their battery performance. If you don't mind the charge time or their short active battery life, they can be a suitable addition to any home.

We've tested over 115 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best stick vacuums with a cordless design to buy. These picks were selected not only on their performance on different surfaces but also their feature set, battery life, and price. For more buying recommendations, check out our articles for the best cordless vacuums, the best cordless vacuums for pet hair, and the best vacuums for high-pile carpet.


  1. Best Cordless Stick Vacuum

    The Dyson V15 Detect is the best cordless stick vacuum we've tested. It delivers superb overall performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpets, though it's worth noting that this vacuum's strong suction force can make it hard to push around on some rugs. It can automatically adjust its suction power depending on the surface type you're cleaning. It also has a dirt sensor that measures and counts the size of debris sucked into the vacuum, which should be helpful if you want to know about the presence of fine particles in your home. While this vacuum supplies upwards of 70 minutes of battery life in its most energy-efficient mode, its runtime drops to a little under 10 minutes when using it in its 'Boost' mode. It also feels a little fragile in places, which is disappointing for a vacuum at this price point.

    If you're looking for a cordless stick vacuum that feels sturdier, you could also consider the Miele Triflex HX1, which has a unique design that allows you to use it as a stick, handheld, or cordless vacuum. If you're looking for a high-end cordless vacuum with two batteries, the Samsung Bespoke Jet is also worth a look. The Samsung also comes with a 'Clean Station' accessory that allows you to empty its dustbin without generating a plume of dust, though it has a bulky floorhead that makes it harder to maneuver than the Dyson.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Cordless Stick Vacuum

    The best cordless stick vacuum for bare floors that we've tested is the Samsung Jet 90 Complete. This cordless stick vacuum comes with two floorheads, one for carpets that uses a bristled brushroll and another with a soft, fluffy brushroll for improved debris pickup on bare floors and in shallow cracks and crevices. It features a five-stage filtration system to help capture fine allergens. You can also buy a dedicated mopping floorhead to help clear away stains like caked-on mud or dirt on bare floors. Battery performance is also decent, with a maximum battery life of roughly one hour when using it in its most energy-efficient mode. However, you can drain its battery in as little as 10 minutes when used continuously in its high-power 'MAX' mode, and it only comes with a single battery pack.

    If you're looking to spend less on a cordless stick vacuum, the Samsung Jet 70 Pet is also worth a look. It has a smaller 1800 mAh battery than the Samsung Jet 90, yielding a shorter overall battery life, and lacks a telescopic wand or a secondary soft-roller floorhead. However, it's notably less expensive and delivers similar overall performance on a variety of surfaces. Alternatively, if you don't mind spending just as much but want a vacuum that comes with a second battery, the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is also a good option, though it does have a smaller dustbin.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Cordless Stick Vacuum

    The best budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum we've tested is the Wyze Cordless Vacuum. This vacuum delivers excellent overall performance on low and high-pile carpet. It does a very good job on bare floors, though very bulky debris can get caught at the entry to its dustbin. Unusually for a vacuum at this price point, it offers HEPA filtration and has an LED touchscreen display that lets you change its suction power mode or monitor its battery life. It's also very lightweight and easy to maneuver. It can be easily reconfigured into a handheld vacuum to help clear debris in tight corners and comes with a combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle dusting brush and a crevice tool. No turbo brush is in the box, but you can purchase this attachment from the manufacturer.

    If you're looking for a budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum that comes with a turbo brush included in the box, you could also look at the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. Not only does it feature an additional attachment, but it also doesn't struggle with bulky debris and charges faster while offering a longer battery life. However, it's harder to maneuver than the Wyze, has a smaller dirt compartment, and has more parts that need regular cleaning.

    See our review

  4. Best Lightweight Stick Vacuum

    If you're looking for a cordless stick vacuum that's lightweight and easy to carry around, the Dyson Omni-Glide is worth a look. It has a uniquely-designed floorhead with twin rotating soft rollers and four caster wheels, allowing you to easily pivot the vacuum in tight corners and maneuver it around in tight spaces. It weighs considerably less than many other cordless stick vacuums, even other Dyson models like the Dyson V8 Animal. It does a great job dealing with small debris and pet hair on bare floors, though bulky debris tends to get trapped at its suction inlet. It also isn't designed for use on carpeted floors. Its battery life isn't especially long either, as you can only expect a maximum of 30 minutes of runtime in its least-powerful suction mode.

    If you're looking for a cordless stick vacuum that can be used on all surfaces and has a longer runtime, you could also look at the Simplicity S65S, though this model is notably heavier than the Omni-glide. Conversely, if you're looking for something even more lightweight, the Dyson Micro 1.5kg is one of the lightest cordless vacuums we've tested, though it's currently quite hard to find.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dyson V7 Animal: The Dyson V7 Animal has an impressive performance on carpets, but it doesn't perform as well as the Dyson V15 Detect on any surface type. However, it's a bit more portable and easier to maintain. See our review
  • Dyson V8 Animal: The Dyson V8 Animal is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that doesn't perform as well as the Dyson V15 Detect on any surface type, but it still has a fantastic performance on bare floors and does a good job on carpets as well. While it doesn't have a surface-type adjustment feature, it's less expensive and has less demanding maintenance needs. See our review
  • Dyson V11 Animal: The Dyson V11 Animal is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum. Although it has a very good overall performance, it doesn't perform as well as the Dyson V15 Detect on any surface type. See our review
  • Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute: The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute has many tools and brushes and offers fantastic performance on bare floors. The Samsung Jet 90 Complete charges a little faster and does a better job dealing with debris in shallow cracks and crevices. See our review
  • LG CordZero A9 Ultimate: The LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is a cordless stick vacuum with an outstanding performance on bare floors. It has more demanding maintenance requirements than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete but comes with an extra battery. See our review
  • Shark Vertex Pro: The Shark Vertex Pro is a versatile cordless stick handheld vacuum with a larger dustbin than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete and features an LED screen displaying suction and surface modes. It doesn't do as well on bare floors. See our review
  • JASHEN V16: The JASHEN V16 is a budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum that delivers superb pet hair cleaning performance and has a floorhead with two swappable brushrolls, one for bare floors and the other for carpets. However, it doesn't perform as well as the Wyze Cordless Vacuum on any surface type. See our review
  • Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H: The Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex is a cordless stick vacuum that delivers outstanding performance on bare floors. However, its main brushroll isn't removable, making it hard to cut away any tangled hair. See our review
  • Dyson Micro 1.5kg: The Dyson Micro 1.5kg is a remarkably lightweight cordless stick vacuum that weighs even less than the Dyson Omni-Glide, but its availability is currently quite limited. See our review
  • Tineco PURE ONE X Tango: The Tineco PURE ONE X Tango is a budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum that outperforms the Wyze Cordless Vacuum on bare floors and has longer battery life. However, it has more parts that need regular cleaning and has a non-removable battery pack. See our review
  • Samsung Jet 70 Pet: The Samsung Jet 70 Pet is a great budget-friendly alternative to the Samsung Jet 90 that delivers similar overall performance on a variety of surfaces. However, it has a shorter battery life and lacks a telescopic wand or a secondary soft-roller floorhead. See our review
  • Samsung Bespoke Jet: The Samsung Bespoke Jet is a premium cordless stick vacuum with a 'Clean Station' accessory that allows you to empty its dustbin without generating a plume of dust. Its bulky twin-brushroll floorhead makes it harder to maneuver than most other cordless stick vacuums. See our review
  • Miele Triflex HX1: The Miele Triflex HX1 is a high-end cordless vacuum that can be used as a stick, upright, or handheld vacuum. It feels better built than the Dyson V15 Detect and has a similar surface-detection system, but it also doesn't last as long on a charge and has a smaller dustbin. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 25, 2022: Article rewrite to better align with user needs and expectations. Recategorized Dyson V15 Detect as 'Best Cordless Stick Vacuum'. Recategorized Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Midrange Cordless Stick Vacuum'. Added Dyson Omni-Glide to recommendations as new 'Best Lightweight Stick Vacuum' category pick. Added Dyson Micro 1.5kg, Tineco PURE ONE X Tango, Samsung Jet 70 Pet, Samsung Bespoke Jet, and Miele Triflex HX1 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Apr 25, 2022: Article restructuring to align with test bench update. Replaced Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex with Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Cordless Stick Vacuum For Bare Floors' category pick. Replaced Simplicity S65S with Samsung Jet 70 Pet as 'Cheaper Alternative' category pick. Added Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex to Notable Mentions.

  3. Mar 17, 2022: Ensured all main picks are still available and represent the best option for user needs and expectations.

  4. Feb 17, 2022: Verified that all main picks are still available and represent the best fit for user needs and expectations.

  5. Jan 20, 2022: Verified that all main picks are still available and represent the best option for their current category. Removed Roborock H6 Adapt from Notable Mentions due to current availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are based on what we think are currently the best stick vacuums for most people to buy. We don't just base our results on overall performance, but also factors like availability, price, and reader feedback.

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of cordless stick vacuums. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no vacuum is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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