Shark ION F80 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum reviews

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Shark ION F80 features Shark’s most advanced technologies in a cordless design to replace a full-size upright unit.

Last update: 16th February 2019

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Shark ION F80 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum (or Shark Ion IF281) is the upgraded version of Shark Ion IF201, Shark most recent cordless stick. With this refresh, Shark Ion F80 has incorporated most advanced features such as multiflex technology for reaching under furniture, Duoclean brushroll and it can run up to 80 minutes. This is a great new because now you can clean more without waiting for the batteries recharged.

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Let’s review Shark Ion F80 cordless vacuum and compared with other cordless models to see its benefits.

Main benefits of Shark Ion F80

Longer run time

Leading cordless stick vacuum on the market (Dyson V10 cyclone) can run for up to 60 minutes, which is now beaten by Shark Ion F80. With 2 batteries, this model allows you to clean up to 80 minutes when using as a handheld model.

You should notice that when using on carpets it will require more energy (for LED light, boosting suction,…) therefore the runtime can be shorter.

Most advanced brushroll for cleaning both pet hair and fine dust.

Duoclean technologies are Shark most successful design. Vacuums with duoclean technologies feature both a hard bristle and a soft roller on the same unit. This style of brushroll can actively remove embedded pet hairs on carpets and rugs, and at the same time deliver great performance when picking powders on bare floors.

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You can convert Shark Ion F80 into a handheld cordless vacuum model for cleaning ceiling, curtain, upholstery.

Other considerations of Shark Ion F80

It does not have HEPA filtration

Shark Ion F80 uses pre-foam, felt filters and post-motor filters to capture the dust and debris. It does not have the sealed allergen system too. Therefore if you have asthma, you should consider another model called Shark ION P50 (IC162).

It does not have dirt release pressing button like Dyson

While cleaning performance of Shark Ion F80 is undeniable, you still have to use hand to pull out the blockage. Whereas with a Dyson model, you can just press a button and it’s clean.

It has a small dustbin

While running time is improved up to 80 minutes, the dustbin of Shark Ion F80 is just about 0.3 dry quart.

Specifications of Shark Ion F80

  • Weight: 8.7 lbs.
  • Dimensions 13.4 x 10.2 x 46 inches
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Accessories of Shark Ion F80
    • 2 ION Power Pack Batteries
    • ION Power Pack Charging Cable
    • 8″ Crevice Tool
    • Upholstery Tool
    • ION Power Pack Charging Dock

Besides these tools, you can order other accessories for more customization. This model fits with other Shark Ion cordless attachments like 12’’ crevice tool, 18’’ flexi tool, dusting brush, pet- multi-tool, anti-allergen dusting brush, upholstery tool, home, and car detail kits and so on.

Pros and cons of Shark Ion F80

  • Clean both carpets and hard floors very well
  • A lot of attachment can be used
  • 80 minutes run time for ongoing cleaning tasks
  • Small dust bin
  • Expensive
  • No HEPA

Compare Shark Ion F80 with other cordless units

You can compare this model with other new cordless models from Shark brand like Shark Ion X40, Shark Ion PC50, and Shark Ion X30 in the below table.

 Shark ION F80 Cord-Free MultiFLEX Cordless Stick Vacuum (IF281)Shark ION X40 Cord-Free Ultra-Light Cordless Stick Vacuum (IR141)Shark ION P50 Cordless Powered Lift-Away (IC162)Shark ION X30 Ultra-Light Cordless Stick Vacuum (IR101)
Runtime & PowerUp to 80 minutes using 2 batteries in ION Power Mode.Up to 40 minutes in ION Power ModeUp to 50 minutes in ION Power ModeUp to 30 minutes in ION Power Mode.
DuoClean Technologyyesyesyesno
MultiFLEX Technologyyesnonono
Powered-Lift Away Technologynonoyesno
Anti-Allergen Complete Sealnonoyesno
Converts to a hand vacuumyesyesyesyes
Dust Cup (Quarts)
Weight (Pounds)8.78.712.037.2


Shark Ion F80 is a new model with many advantages, however, users still feel that the brand could improve the battery weight to reduce the total weight of the machine, so when using as a handheld unit it will be less fatigue. On an overall, Shark Ion F80 is a nice option, suitable for daily cleaning with less maintenance.

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