The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum. It's relatively lightweight, highly maneuverable, and has decent battery performance. It also delivers fantastic performance on bare floors and does a great job clearing debris on high-pile carpets. That said, it can sometimes struggle with clearing fine debris, like baking soda, on low-pile carpets, it lacks a brushroll on/off switch, and many parts need to be maintained regularly.
It's worth noting that there are two variants of this vacuum; they only really differ in color and included attachments. Further information is provided in the Differences Between Variants section of the review.
The Shark Vertex Pro is great for bare floors. It clears pet hair, small debris like rice, and bulky material like cereal with very little trouble. It's also lightweight and easy to maneuver, even in cluttered areas. Its bagless design and washable filters keep recurring costs low, and its battery performance is decent overall. That said, it does have quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.
The Shark Vertex Pro is a decent option for low-pile carpet. It clears pet hair without too much difficulty and sucks up a decent amount of larger debris like sand, but it struggles a little with finer material like baking soda. While it feels decently well-built overall, it does have some fairly fragile components, and many parts need regular cleaning. That said, it's easy to maneuver and should offer sufficient single charge battery life to clean a fairly large area, though this can vary in the real world.
The Shark Vertex Pro is a great choice for high-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair and large debris like sand with very little issue, though you may need to make another pass to clean finer debris like baking soda. It features a surface-type adjustment feature that enables it to maneuver effectively on high-pile carpets, but since it lacks an actual brushroll on/off switch, it can sometimes get caught on rug tassels. It also has quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.
The Shark Vertex Pro is excellent for dealing with pet hair. It does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair on a wide variety of surface types. It's also equipped with a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean. In addition, while its primary brushroll isn't removable, it's advertised to be self-cleaning, and you can pull its secondary soft roller out for easier cleaning. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a motorized turbo brush for easier debris removal on upholstered surfaces when using the vacuum in its handheld configuration.
The Shark Vertex Pro is excellent for cleaning stairs. Its lightweight plastic construction makes it easy to pick up and carry along long staircases, and it's easy to reconfigure into a handheld vacuum. Its cordless design ensures that you don't have to worry about tripping over a power cable. It also performs incredibly well on bare surfaces and does an excellent job clearing debris on high-pile carpet. While its overall performance on low-pile carpets is decent, it struggles somewhat with finer debris. It also lacks a motorized turbo brush that you can use with the vacuum in its handheld configuration.
The Shark Vertex Pro is a good choice for vacuuming the inside of your car. Its cordless design allows you to clean your car, even if you've parked far away from an electrical outlet. It also does a satisfactory job clearing debris on low-pile carpets, though you may need to make an extra pass or two to fully clean fine debris. It also lacks a turbo brush for easier cleaning of upholstered surfaces.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is available in two variants, though they differ only in color and use slightly different crevice tools. We tested the IZ662H model, and you can see its label here.
|Model Code||Tools Included||Color|
|IZ662H||Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, Pet Multi-Tool, Crevice tool||Black/Red|
|IZ682H||Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, Pet Multi-Tool, Crevice tool/Soft-bristle brush||Black/Black|
Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant, and we'll update our review.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is a versatile cordless stick/handheld vacuum. It's very similar in design to other vacuums in Shark's lineup, especially the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless but differs from the rest with the inclusion of an LED display that can show the vacuum's estimated remaining battery life, its suction power mode, and its surface-type setting. It performs fantastically well on bare floors and does an excellent job of cleaning high-pile carpets, though it struggles a little with fine debris on low-pile carpet.
If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations for the best cordless vacuums, the best cordless stick vacuums, and the best vacuums for long hair.
The Shark Stratos Cordless is a step up from the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight. The Stratos feels better built, weighs fractionally less, and delivers better overall cleaning performance. It also packs a wide variety of convenience features, including an effective automatic power adjustment feature, an odor-neutralizing system, and a self-cleaning floorhead that's a little better at trapping hair. On the other hand, the Vertex has an upholstery nozzle, which is better suited to cleaning furniture than the Stratos' attachments.
The Dyson V15 Detect is better than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight. The Dyson is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, comes with more tools and accessories, and clears more debris on bare floors, as well as low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the Shark feels more solidly built, has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, has a larger dustbin, and is easier to maneuver.
The Dyson V11 and Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight each have their advantages, meaning that one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, has a rack station and an onboard tool clip, and has a motorized turbo brush. It also does a better job of clearing debris on low-pile carpet. Conversely, the Shark performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet, is a little easier to maneuver thanks to its flexible wand, feels more sturdily built, has a larger dustbin, and charges faster while offering similar overall battery life.
The Dyson V8 and the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight are both cordless stick vacuums that offer similar performance. The Shark is a little lighter and easier to maneuver and has a larger dirt compartment. It also performs a bit better on high-pile carpets. That said, the Dyson comes with more accessories and tools and performs better on low-pile carpets.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is slightly better than the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, though both vacuums are very similar overall. The Vertex Pro has a longer battery life, better performance on high-pile carpet, and an LED display that shows current suction power and surface type settings.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 is a little better than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight. The Dyson weighs a lot less, is easier to maintain, takes up less room when not in use, charges faster, and comes with a wider assortment of attachments. That said, the Shark feels sturdier, has a larger dustbin, and comes with a flexible wand that makes it easier to clean under tables and chairs.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight and Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away are differently-designed vacuums with different advantages, though they also share a couple of similarities. Both use Shark's DuoClean floorhead design, which combines a soft roller with a non-removable multi-fin brushroll that's quite difficult to clean. They also share very similar IQ displays, which allow you to monitor battery life as well as the current suction and surface setting. Battery life is also quite similar. The upright Powered Lift-Away has a larger dustbin, incurs lower recurring costs, is more effective on carpeted floors, and does a better job dealing with pet hair on furniture. The Lightweight is lighter, more maneuverable thanks to its flexible wand, and is marginally quieter.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is better than the Shark Cordless Pet Plus. The Vertex has a higher-capacity battery, which results in a much longer runtime, an LED display to inform you of the battery's charge level and the selected surface and suction modes, and exerts a stronger suction force. Unlike the Cordless Pet Plus, it also has a dual-roller floorhead that allows for superior crack-cleaning performance and a flexible wand, making it a lot easier to clean under most tables and chairs.
The Shark Rocket Pet Pro is better for more use cases than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight, though the two vacuums are very similar in overall performance. The Rocket is lighter and performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet. It also recharges significantly faster, though the Vertex has much longer battery life. The Vertex also performs better on high-pile carpet and has a larger dustbin.
The Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded and Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight are differently-designed vacuums with different uses. The UltraLight is a corded stick vacuum, so you don't need to worry about running out of charge partway through a cleaning session. It also comes with a miniature turbo brush and delivers better performance on low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Vertex Pro has a cordless design that makes it easier to clean areas far from any electrical outlets. The Vertex Pro also clears more debris on bare floors and high-pile carpet, has a larger dustbin, and comes with a flexible wand that makes it easier to clean under tables and chairs without needing to crouch over very deeply.
The Shark APEX Upright and Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight are differently-designed vacuums that serve different purposes. The APEX is a corded upright vacuum with a virtually indefinite runtime and superior performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Vertex Pro is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that's much easier to maneuver in tight spaces and can be used to clean areas far from any electrical outlets. It also clears more debris on high-pile carpet.
The Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a better stick vacuum for quick cleaning jobs, while the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight offers superior deep-cleaning capability. The Tineco weighs a lot less, making it easier to deploy, and comes with a wider assortment of attachments. It comes with two floorheads, one with a soft roller for bare floors and the other with a bristled roller for carpets. Meanwhile, the Shark has a universal dual-brushroll floorhead, which isn't quite as effective as either single brushroll floorhead on either surface. The sturdier-feeling Shark has a much bigger dirt compartment that won't need emptying as often and lasts longer on a single charge.
The Shark APEX UpLight and Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight are differently designed vacuums that suit different needs. The UpLight is a corded stick/handheld vacuum with a virtually indefinite runtime. It's a little heavier than the Pro and isn't as maneuverable, but it does perform better on low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Pro is a cordless vacuum with a practically unlimited range and better high-pile carpet performance.
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is slightly better than the Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight. The Samsung takes less time to recharge, comes with a miniature turbo brush, and clears more debris on low and high-pile carpet. It also comes with two swappable brushrolls for its floorhead, one for bare floors and the other for carpets. However, the Shark is fitted with a larger dustbin, has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning, feels slightly better built, and comes with a flexible wand that makes it easier to clean under chairs and tables without needing to crouch too deeply. Unlike the Samsung, you can't swap out its floorhead's primary brushroll, but it does have two surface settings that allow you to change the rotational speed of the brushroll.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X. The Shark feels better-built, is easier to maintain, has a much larger dustbin, uses a removable, replaceable battery, is easier to maneuver, and clears more debris on carpeted floors. Meanwhile, the Tineco charges faster, has a slightly longer maximum runtime, weighs notably less, and comes with a turbo brush.
The Dyson Outsize and Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight each have advantages, meaning one might suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a much larger dustbin, and comes with two batteries, allowing you to keep one charged while using the other, resulting in a much longer maximum runtime. The Dyson also has a wider assortment of attachments, including a miniature turbo brush. However, the Shark clears more debris on high-pile carpet, is considerably easier to maneuver, feels better-built, and has fewer parts that need regular cleaning.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is a little better than the Roborock H7. The Shark feels more solidly built, has a larger dirt compartment, uses a removable, replaceable battery, delivers better performance on bare floors, and has a flexible wand that makes it easier to clean under tables and chairs. It also exerts a stronger suction force at its floorhead and does a better job of sucking up debris in cracks and crevices. Meanwhile, you can use the Roborock as a bagged vacuum, allowing for cleaner debris disposal. It also weighs less, comes with more tools, and has a longer maximum battery life while taking less time to recharge.
The Shark Vertex Pro is decently well-built. It's similarly designed to the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, with a mainly plastic body, a soft-finish grip, and wheels edged with a plastic strip. However, it differs with the addition of an LED display that shows the estimated remaining battery life, the current suction power setting, and the surface-type setting when its wand and flexible wand are attached. It feels fairly sturdy for the most part, but its clear plastic dirt compartment is a little flimsy and could break if you were to drop it.
The vacuum itself is very easy to assemble or reconfigure, as its included tools and accessories clip to the wand or vacuum body with easy-clip mechanisms.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight has a few parts that need regular cleaning.
All parts that can be washed or rinsed under water must be left to dry for at least 24 hours before you can reinstall them.
The Shark Vertex Pro incurs very low recurring costs.
While the user manual recommends replacing these parts regularly, these components aren't given part names and don't have specific service intervals. Therefore, we can only estimate their lifespan relative to parts in similar Shark vacuums.
The Shark Vertex Pro is reasonably easy to store. Like some variants of the Shark Rocket Pet Pro, its MultiFLEX wand folds in half to reduce its vertical footprint. Unfortunately, there isn't any onboard storage or a rack station to place any of the included tools and accessories.
The Shark Vertex Pro has a decent dirt compartment. It's larger than the dustbin of alternatives like the Tineco PURE ONE X and has a max fill line to give you a clear indication of how much room is left.
The IZ682H variant comes with all of the above attachments, along with:
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is a cordless vacuum, so its range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room left in its dustbin.
The Shark Vertex Pro is a portable vacuum. It's a little heavier than alternatives like the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power, but it still feels very light in the hand. There's a built-in carrying handle to make picking it up a little bit easier too.
The Shark Vertex Pro delivers decent battery performance. When the vacuum is set to its most powerful 'Boost' suction mode with its wand and vacuum head attached and set to 'Carpet' mode, the vacuum supplies little over 10 minutes of runtime. Using it as a hand vacuum in its most energy-efficient 'ECO' mode increases its runtime to roughly an hour, which lines up with the manufacturer's advertised battery life. That said, it's worth noting that battery life can vary in the real world. The LED 'IQ Display' on the vacuum's body provides you with an estimate of the remaining battery life, so you shouldn't run out of charge unexpectedly.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight has a couple of quality-of-life features. A button on the vacuum handle changes the surface type mode for the main head. 'Hard Floor Mode' spins the brushroll slowly for cleaning on bare floors and small area rugs, while 'Carpet Mode' increases the rotational speed of the brushroll for cleaning carpets. There are also three suction power modes: 'ECO', 'Deep Clean', and 'Boost'. An LED display screen shows you the vacuum's remaining battery life, suction power mode, and, when the wand and floor head are attached, the surface-type setting. There's a headlight on the front of the vacuum head that can help you see when vacuuming darker areas. However, unlike the newer Shark Stratos Cordless, it can't automatically adjust its suction power setting.
The Shark Vertex Pro has a couple of tools and brushes. It's similarly equipped to the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, with an angled Anti-Allergen Dust Brush that you can use for cleaning ceiling fans, a crevice tool, and a combination upholstery tool/hard bristle brush Pet Multi-Tool. The IZ682H variant comes with the same tools, the sole exception to that being a differently-designed crevice tool that comes with a slide-on soft-bristle brush.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight delivers incredible performance on bare floors. It easily sucks up pet hair as well as small debris like rice and bulky material like cereal. Suction performance also remains consistent as its dirt compartment fills up.
The Shark Vertex Pro offers satisfactory performance on low-pile carpet. It has no trouble sucking up pet hair and clears a fair amount of larger debris like sand. That said, you may need to make a couple of extra passes to clean up finer debris like baking soda on this surface type.
The Shark Vertex Pro is excellent for cleaning high-pile carpet. It clears pet hair and larger debris like sand without too much trouble. It sucks up a decent amount of finer material like baking soda, though you still may need to make an extra pass to clear it all.
The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is impressively maneuverable. Unlike the bulkier upright Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away, it has a flexible wand that allows you to clean under tables and couches without crouching over too deeply. Its lightweight construction and pivoting head make it easy to maneuver in between obstacles too. It's also easy to reconfigure into a handheld vacuum and attach any one of the included accessories. However, since there isn't a brushroll on/off switch, it can occasionally get stuck on rugs and some tassels.