Lightweight, fantastic battery life and a build quality that feels best in class. Can the 2021 Shark Anti Hair Wrap stick vacuum cleaner cope with two dogs and a cat who regard hair shedding as an Olympic sport?
The 2021 model of the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum Cleaner provided us with a great opportunity to make a direct comparison its competition in the class of cordless vacuum cleaners that are specifically designed with pet hair in mind.
We're more than familiar with Shark's anti-hair wrap technology, but the 2021 model is both cordless and more lightweight than the previous Shark vacuum we reviewed (and loved).
2021 Shark Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum Set Up
Out of the box from time to use is a crucial element of our vacuum reviews here at K9 Magazine. We all lead busy lives and even if we didn't, spending time setting up cleaning tools is nobody's idea of fun, so we give good marks to vacuum cleaners that are easy and quick to set up.
This particular vacuum is the quickest from out of the box to in use we've ever tested. Simple as that.
The build quality is such that all the components fit together with a satisfying 'clunk' sound. Not possible to make any mistakes. Unpacked, put together, in use all under 6 minutes. It really couldn't be any simpler.
Of all the vacuums we've tested in this particular space (cordless, lightweight, convenient, pet hair specialist) - the 2021 Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum has the most pleasing build quality.
On some vacuum cleaners we've had to prise open the joints that hold the machine together or certain elements feel like they are less well made than they could be.
The Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum (2021 model) has no such drawbacks. The fixtures and parts feel solid and everything clicks together beautifully.
Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum (2021 model) Battery Life
Battery life is an area where cordless vacuums mirror other battery powered tech. In the early days, we'd find ourselves absolutely loving the freedom of no wires on a vacuum cleaner.
But - and it's a big one - we'd also be racing around the house trying to get the cleaning done before the battery ran out of juice. This is no longer the case.
This particular Shark model came fully charged and I've cleaned our entire house with it 5 separate times and there is STILL battery power left. Cordless vacuum batteries have come a long way over the past 10 years.
This model has the best cordless vacuum cleaner battery life we've tested so far. The battery indicator is also very prominent on the head of the machine and, I'll be honest, I had assumed it wasn't working the first time I used the machine because it didn't budge after a good few minutes of solid use.
The model offers 60 minutes run time and the battery can be charged on or off the machine for added convenience.
Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum Performance
A solid build, a quick set up, a high performance battery are all well and good, but if the vacuum cleaning abilities of the machine aren't up to scratch, you basically have an elegant, well built noise machine.
Fortunately, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum (2021 model) powers through the toughest, most embedded dog and cat hair as well as any model we've tested.
It's lightweight and the manufacturer claims it offers 50% more suction in ECO Power Mode, with non-motorised tool. We tested it in all modes to try and establish the difference each mode had on battery life and suction power. In each mode, this model worked admirably.
The high suction mode made light work of embedded pet hair in a deep pile rug and the ECO Power Mode was perfectly functional for getting a good carpet clean on what I like to describe as "a quick whizz round".
You know a quick whizz round? The one where you don't really want to 'do the vacuuming' but you do want to feel like you've made an effort.
The 2021 Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum has three performance levels and I found level 2 to be the optimum setting for getting good results on a 3 pet household with fairly deep pile carpets throughout.
From the manufacturer:
PowerFins pick up more dirt in one pass¹. Two motorised brush-rolls work together in Shark’s signature DuoClean floorhead, gliding across all floor types with no need to stop and change floorhead.
Now enhanced with PowerFins – this innovative design digs deep into carpets to agitate dirt and directly engages hard floors for a deep clean. The soft front brush-roll draws in debris and lifts stuck-on dust from hard floors.
Anti Hair Wrap Technology
Tired of removing tangled hair from your brush-roll? Anti Hair Wrap Technology actively separates and removes hair as you clean, helping to leave the bristle brush-roll tangle-free. Perfect for long, short and pet hair.
Is The 2021 Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum Good On Pet Hair?
Yes, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum (2021 model) is extremely effective in cleaning up pet hair.
In fact the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum (2021 model) has established that the more modern cordless vacuums are now getting very close to the same performance levels are some of the corded models.
You can easily have this vacuum as your one and only household vacuum cleaner and will never feel like you're missing the power and performance of a heavier corded model.
We have two large dogs and one cat in this house, so pet hairs are a constant. Having used the 2021 Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum for over 6 weeks, we'd have no hesitation in recommending it for its abilities to clean pet hairs.
Is The Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Vacuum 2021 Model Good Value For Money?
At the time of publication you can purchase this vacuum cleaner from prices ranging from £249 to £299. This price point is in keeping with the competitors in its class.
As regular readers will know, we like to update our vacuum cleaner reviews regularly after certain time periods (6 months, 12 months, 2 years).
So the true test of a vacuum cleaner's value for money will come when judging performance standards after sustained use over a period of time. In terms of performance from the machine as new though, the pricing is good value.
At the time of publication (Sept 2021), this model is the no 1 best seller in Amazon's stick vacuum category and has an overall product score of 4 1/2 stars out of nearly 7 and 1/2 thousand reviews.
That is as solid an indicator as you will get that the customers who use this vacuum are very pleased with it.Buy Now »
Ease of Use
Value For Money
Cordless vacuum cleaners have come a long way in a short time. They now offer power and performance that can easily match many corded models, battery life is now strong enough to offer several house cleans on one charge. Most importantly, the convenience and lightweight nature of a modern, cordless stick vacuum that actually does tackle pet hair effectively makes the chore of vacuuming that little bit less of a grind. The 2021 model of the Shark Anti Hair Wrap stick vacuum offers the best of all worlds. Well built, great battery, easy to assemble and - most importantly - it really does get the job done on those stubborn pet hairs.