Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum reviews


Does it pick-up pet hair? The SV1106 is bagless with a washable filter, these features save you money on vacuum bags and replacement filters over a long period of time. It is optimized for both carpet and hard floors, and provides premium pet hair pickup throughout the home. Reveal more in Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum reviews.

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In the box

The Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 is battery powered and comes with a battery fitted inside the unit. The vacuum charging dock is included when you purchase the SV1106 too.

Pros & Cons


  • Dual-action design
  • Lightweight
  • Swivel head
  • Washable filters
  • Bagless dust bin
  • Swivel steering is easy on the wrists
  • Easy empty dust cup
  • Cordless


  • No attachments
  • Short battery life
  • Long charge times

Specs – Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum

  • 14.4 volt nickel metal hydride battery
  • Cleaning path 10″
  • Overall length 46″
  • Battery indicator Yes (LED)
  • Attachments None
  • Charger Charging base with adapter
  • Charging time 4 to 7 hours
  • Swivelling head makes this easy to maneuver
  • Large easy to empty dirt cup
  • Needs around 4 to 7 hours to recharge
  • 2 speed settings for carpet and bare floor
  • Lightweight at only 7 pounds
  • Battery life 12 minutes (on carpet)
  • 17 minutes (on bare floor)
  • Net weight (with battery, wand and floor attachment) 7.5 pounds
  • Filter type Washable foam and mesh filter

Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum reviews


Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 is relatively lightweight, so moving it around your home doesn’t feel like a workout. Tilt the vacuum cleaner’s body back and it turns on the rotating brush bar. Then, it’s as simple as pushing the vacuum cleaner around. Thanks to its 3.4kg weight, this cleaner is easy to push around.


Shark has used a two filtration system in this cordless vacuum cleaner.- a mesh filter located on the top of the dust cup and a form filter at the bottom. These work very well together and will do a good job of keeping what goes in the canister inside it. Dust is the worst when you are vacuuming.


It does also have a series of LED lights on the head which can highlight things like pet hair and bits of food the kids thought they could hide under the front of the sofa. The swivel head is so precise and easy to maneuver that it fits snugly around tight furniture and sharp corners. 

Dust cup

The Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 has a relatively big 0.16 gallon (0.64-quart) unit. This can be removed from the vacuum’s body, and both ends can be opened up for easy emptying and cleaning. 


The Freestyle SV1106 offers 2 speed settings. This is an excellent feature as it allows you to match the speed and suction to the type of dirt and debris you are cleaning. As you can imagine, dirt and small dust particles and larger bits of food spillages all require a different setting for optimal cleanliness. The Freestyle’s cleaning path is a wide 10 inches, which covers a lot of ground.

Battery life

In Carpet mode, the Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 will last for up to 12 minutes; in Bare Floor mode it will last for around 17 minutes. This isn’t a huge amount of time for cleaning, particularly when it takes four to seven hours to recharge the cleaner fully. 

Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum Performance reviews

The Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 is super-easy to use. There’s a single button that you tap with your foot to turn on the cleaner in Carpet mode. Tap it again to switch to Bare Floor mode, and then again to turn it off.

Massive amounts of long and short hair (human or animal) can be picked up using the SV1106. The hairs do not get tangled up in the brushes, nor do they clog up the tubes, making for a smooth and glitch-free experience.

The Navigator Freestyle did a decent job cleaning up debris along the edge of a wall, collecting all of the material that we laid out, though it took a few more passes to achieve this than the top-performing models in our test.

Shark SV1106 Navigator Freestyle upright bagless cordless stick vacuum Customer reviews

Perfect for small apartments and homes

I needed a new vacuum, or vacuum-like product when I moved into a small apartment. The first time I ordered the Shark, it came in a beat-up box with half the parts missing. I returned it and Best Buy sent me a replacement that was complete. I had it assembled in about 10 minutes and that includes wrestling with plastic and styrofoam packaging. I left it to charge over night and it worked great the following morning. I haven’t had any problems since. The cheap plastic construction makes it nice and light weight. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for households with heavy-duty vacuuming needs or high-activity households where it might get knocked around a bit. It is perfect for me in a small place with light use.

By RayanneB at Best Buy

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Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner

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Max Clean Mode uses 12 rows of rotating dual, dirt-lifter power brushes to remove deep, embedded stains, dirt and odors. If you’re looking for a quick yet powerful clean, Express Clean Mode delivers dry carpets in 30 minutes or less. The lightweight design (less than 18 pounds) and low-profile foot makes it easy to maneuver around and under furniture.

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