Shark Rocket HV380, HV381 and HV382 DuoClean Ultralight Upright Vacuums
Shark Rocket HV380, HV381 and HV382 are ultralight, corded, convertible upright/stick and handheld vacuum cleaners. They come with DuoClean and several other Shark's cleaning technologies that improve and speed up cleaning.
Main difference between these models is in available cleaning attachments, color and of course, their price.
Updated: December 12, 2018.
Shark's 'DuoClean Technology' provides 'Triple Particle Cleaning' for various floor types, including bare floors, carpets, area rugs etc, by removing both surface and deeply embedded, small and large particles.
'Triple Particle Cleaning' means cleaning of the small, large and stuck-on particles and is done using two different brushrolls (hence the name 'DuoClean') combined with strong suction.
DuoClean technology includes two different brushrolls: first velvet brushroll pulls in large particles, while the bristle brush removes fine dirt. Depending on the floor type, their combined action helps remove stuck-on dirt off bare floors and deeply embedded dirt from high-pile carpets and thick rugs.
Following table lists main features, specifications and available attachments of these three models:
|Model||Shark Rocket HV380 DuoClean||Shark Rocket HV381 DuoClean||Shark Rocket HV382 DuoClean|
|Upright Mode Weight||~10 pounds (4.5 kg)|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||46.5 x 9.8 x 10.2 inches (118.1 x 24.9 x 25.9 cm)|
|Handheld Mode Weight||3.5 pounds (~1.6 kg)|
|Power Cord Length||30 feet (~9.1 m)|
|Filters||3 Washable Mechanical Filters|
|Dirt Cup Capacity||1 liter|
|LED Headlights||Yes (2x)|
|12" Crevice Tool||Yes||No||No|
|On-Board Tool Clip||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Under Appliance Wand||No||Yes||Yes|
|Duster Crevice Tool||No||Yes||Yes|
|TruePet Mini Motorized Brush||No||No||Yes|
|Amazon Link||Shark Rocket DuoClean HV380||Shark Rocket DuoClean HV381||Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382|
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Shark Rocket DuoClean HV380, HV381 and HV382 are very light units. In the upright/stick vacuum cleaner mode they weigh just under 10 pounds (4.5 kg). There are of course lighter units on the market, but thanks to the design, most of the mass rests on the floor itself, allowing the user to clean almost effortlessly.
In the handheld mode, these units weigh around 3.5 pounds (~1.6 kg).
Air filtration is very good, but these units are not true HEPA vacuum cleaners. Air filters are pre-motor foam, pre-motor felt and post-motor air filter. They are washable and should last for a long time.
Note: never operate your vacuum cleaner without filters installed. Also, never assemble the unit with wet/moist filters. Although these are rather simple units to use, it is highly recommended to thoroughly read the instructions/manual before the first use.
Power cord is 30 feet (~9.1 m) long, allowing these units to clean large area using just a single wall socket. Thanks to the improved design, dirt cup is increased 2x when compared with older Shark Rocket vacuums.
Shark Rocket HV380, HV381 and HV382 come with 600 W motor. Motor is strong enough to provide plenty of suction and in combination with DuoClean technology does excellent cleaning job on various surfaces - these vacuums can be used as the main vacuums even in larger homes and apartments.
Two sets of the LED lights enable the cleaning even in low light conditions, for example, under the beds, around the furniture, in the corners etc. LED lights are positioned in the nozzle and in the hand vacuum itself.
Shark Rocket DuoClean Attachments
Main difference between these models is in available attachments. Here is the list of the available attachments according to the Shark's official website.
12" Crevice Tool is designed for cleaning tight and narrow spaces, gaps, along the edges, in the corners and other hard-to-reach surfaces. Its length is 12 inches (30.5 cm) and it comes only with Shark HV380 model.
Upholstery Tool is used for cleaning upholstery, furniture and other similar surfaces. It is not 'aggressive' cleaning tool and can be used even on the sensitive surfaces, with a caution.
Upholstery tool comes with HV380 and HV382 vacuums.
Dusting Brush is used for cleaning the dust off various surfaces. As the bristles glide over the surface, they agitate the dust and other small particles, which are then vacuumed into the unit by strong air flow.
Dusting brush comes with Shark HV380 and HV382 vacuums.
On-Board Tool Clip help the user to keep two most used cleaning attachments onboard the unit's wand.
When the unit is in handheld mode, On-Board Tool Clip remains on the wand or it can be removed.
On-Board Tool Clip comes with all three units.
Wall Mount allows the user to store the unit and to have it near by when need it. This is very important especially in emergencies, and many people with pets and kids use the Wall mount to store the unit.
Wall Mount comes with all three models.
Under Appliance Wand is special telescopic cleaning tool, suitable for cleaning really hard-to-reach areas like under the appliances (hence the name), furniture, beds and similar.
Although main DuoClean nozzle is very good for cleaning under the beds and similar objects, Under Appliance Wand is much thinner and has 36" (~91 cm) reach.
Note: if you never used this tool, don't be surprised with the amount and type of dirt that it pulls out during the first cleaning.
Under Appliance Wand comes with Shark HV381 and HV382 models.
Pet Multi-Tool is 2-in-1 combination cleaning tool. It is designed to remove dust and other debris from various surfaces, pick up large piles of debris, and what is very important for pet owners, to remove pet hair from upholstery, curtains and other delicate fabrics and surfaces.
Pet Multi-Tool comes only with Shark HV381.
Duster Crevice Tool is dusting brush and crevice tool combined in one cleaning tool.
Dusting brush is used for cleaning dust and other small dirt and particles from elevated surfaces, while crevice tool is used for cleaning hard to reach and narrow areas like edges, corners, between bed cushions or car seats and similar.
Duster Crevice Tool comes with HV381 and HV382 vacuums.
TruePet Mini Motorized Brush is motorized cleaning tool designed for removing pet and human hair, lint, fibers and other deeply embedded dirt from upholstery, stairs, bookshelves, car interiors, etc.
TruePet Mini Motorized Brush is not maintenance free tool - one has to periodically clean it from entangled hair and fibers, which can be done quickly.
TruePet Mini Motorized Brush comes only with Shark HV382 vacuum.
Accessory Bag is used for storing cleaning attachments and it comes with HV381 and HV382 models. If you own HV380 vacuum and you decide to acquire more cleaning attachments, Accessory Bag is highly recommended, too.
Shark HV380 vs HV381 vs HV382 - Which One Is The Best?
As the upright/stick vacuum cleaner with the main DuoClean cleaning nozzle, these three units are practically the same.
However, Shark Rocket HV382 DuoClean comes with the largest set of the cleaning accessories and also, it costs more than Shark HV380 or HV381.
All cleaning tools can be purchased later from online shops and with fast delivery (typical delivery time of 24-48h for continental states) one can have it when and if required.
Thus, if you don't need all tools that come with HV381 and HV382, Shark Rocket HV380 will be just fine even as the main vacuum cleaner.
On the other hand, when purchased separately, cleaning tools cost more and if you have different surfaces to clean (typical household), HV381 or HV382 models are highly recommended, especially Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382 model - it is the most expensive model of all these three vacuums, but also comes with the largest cleaning tools set.