Shark Rocket HV301, HV302, and HV305 Ultra-Light Upright Vacuums

Shark Rocket HV30* are convertible, lightweight, corded bagless vacuum cleaner. They can be used as ultra-light upright vacuums and as strong, corded handheld vacuums. These models are suitable as main vacuums in smaller homes and apartments, can do their cleaning job well and they come at very affordable prices. In large(r) homes and apartments they are excellent cleaning tools for quick cleanups when required.

shark hv300 1Shark Rocket HV30* series consist of several models, including:

HV300 - Shark Rocket Swivel Ultralight Swivel Vacuum (HV300, image on the right)

HV301 - Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV301)

HV302 - Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV302)

HV303 - Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV303)

HV305 - Shark HV305 Rocket Ultralight Portable Upright Vacuum Cleaner w/ Car Detail Kit

HV310 - Shark Rocket Deluxe Bagless Vacuum (HV310)

There are aslo few sub-variants of these models and they all differ in minor details, including available cleaning attachments and the color.

All Shark Rocket 30* vacuums come with the handheld vacuum, motorized floor brush, extension wand, wall mount, dusting brush, pet hair tool and crevice tool, enabling the units to keep home clean from the floor to the ceiling.

If required, more cleaning attachments can be ordered later, just be sure to check if the attachment fits your vacuum model.

Most popular models are HV302 and HV301, with HV305 and others being close by. Technical specifications and features are given in the following table:

Model Shark Rocket HV301 Shark Rocket HV302 Shark Rocket HV305
Photo shark hv301 table shark hv302 table shark hv305 table
Weight 7.6 pounds (~3.44 kg) 7.6 pounds (~3.44 kg) 7.6 pounds (~3.44 kg)
Motor 500 W 500 W  500 W
Recommended Surface Cleaning Types Carpets, Bare Floors Carpets, Bare Floors  Carpets, Bare Floors 
Swivel Steering Yes Yes  Yes
Cord Length 30 feet (9.1 m) 30 feet (9.1 m) 30 feet (9.1 m)
Filtration Washable Filters  Washable Filters Washable Filters
Suction Control No No No
12" Crevice Tool Yes Yes Yes (18")
Pet Hair Tool Yes Yes Yes
Dusting Brush Yes Yes Yes
Car Detail Kit No Yes Yes
Dust Away Hard Floor Attachment Yes Yes Yes
Wall Mount Yes Yes Yes
Accessory Bag Yes Yes  Yes
Amazon Link Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV301) Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV302) Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV305)

Note: Amazon links open in the new windows, feel free to check them. Also, we have really tried to verify data in the table, but available attachments vary over time. If the vacuums are found on sale, they can include even more cleaning attachments.

Shark Rocket HV30* convertible uprights are designed to be easy to use and maintain.

They weigh 7.6 pounds are thanks to lightweight design and swivel steering, they are easy to maneuver around the objects and other obstacles on the floor.

Power cord is 30 feet long and provides great cleaning range using just one wall power socket. Shark Rocket HV30* vacuums don't come with power cord automatic rewind system - power cord is wrapped around cord hooks on the side of the vacuum.

Units are powered with 500 W electric motor (~4.5 Amps), providing plenty of suction.

shark hv310 tableNote: Models HV300 and HV310 (image on the right) have somewhat shorter power cord - 27 feet (~8.2 m) and thus shorter cleaning range. Nonetheless, it is still respectable power cord length for vacuums in this class.

Main cleaning nozzle comes with rotating brush, which has controls of its own. This allows the unit to be able to clean bare floors and low- and medium-pile carpets. High pile carpets and thick area rugs can be vacuumed as well, but the dirt embedded really deep requires several passes of the main cleaning nozzle in order to get removed off the cleaned surface.

Rotating brush is not 'tangle-free design' and must be cleaned periodically.

Air filtration is good, but these are not true HEPA vacuums. Mechanical filters include foam and felt filters - both filters are washable.

Note: never return the filters into the unit until they are thoroughly dry. Also, never use your vacuum without air filters in their place. Just to be sure about exact maintenance procedures, check manual/instructions that came with your vacuum.

Shark Rocket HV301, HV302 and HV305 Available Attachments

Crevice Tool: Models HV301 and HV302 come with 12" (~30.5 cm) long crevice tool, while HV305 comes with 18" (~45.7 cm) crevice tool. Crevice tool is used for cleaning tight and narrow spaces, along the edges, in the corners, between car seats and other often hard-to-reach areas.

Pet Hair Tool: Pet hair tool is used to clean pet hair, dust and other dirt from curtains, upholstery, stairs and similar surfaces. Main cleaning nozzle is often used to clean stairs, but it can be clumsy due to its dimensions.

Dusting Brush: dusting brush is used for cleaning debris and dust from all surfaces, including tables, bookshelves, windowsills etc. As the brush passes over the surface, its fibers agitate dust, which is then vacuumed into the vacuum cleaner.

Car Detail Kit comes with HV302 and HV305 and is used for cleaning not only car interiors, but also for cleaning sensitive and sometimes hard-to-clean areas that are often inaccessible for standard cleaning tools.

Dust Away Hard Floor Attachment is used for fine cleaning of flat, hard floor surfaces. It uses special washable microfiber pad for picking up both large debris and fine dust.

Wall Mount helps the user to store the unit on the wall, requiring no more storage space. Also, wall mount helps the user to keep the unit close by for cleaning in the emergencies.

Accessory Bag is used to store available cleaning attachments.


Long Story Short: Shark Rocket HV30* are affordable and very capable, convertible 2-in-1 vacuums. They can be used as corded, bagless upright vacuums and as handheld vacuums, helping the user to keep the home clean.

For the best offers, check Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV301) and Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright (HV302) Amazon links (links open in the new windows).