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

Shark Rocket HV301, HV302, and HV305 are convertible, lightweight, corded bagless vacuum cleaners. 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 tasks well, and come at very affordable prices. In large(r) homes and apartments, they are excellent cleaning tools for quick cleanups when required.

Updated: March 4, 2023.

Shark Rocket HV301, HV302 and HV305 Stick Vacuums Features and Specifications

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

  • HV300 - Shark Rocket Swivel Ultralight Swivel Vacuum (HV300)
  • 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 also a few sub-variants of these models, and they all differ in minor details, including available cleaning attachments and color.

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

Note: Over time, the list of available cleaning attachments may change.

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

The most popular models are HV301, HV302, and HV305. Technical specifications and features of these models 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
5" 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 for the most up-to-date offers and prices. Also, we have really tried to verify the 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, and thanks to their lightweight design and swivel steering, they are easy to maneuver around objects and other obstacles on the floor.

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

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

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

The main cleaning nozzle comes with a rotating brush, which has its own controls. This allows the unit 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 to get removed off the cleaned surface.

A rotating brush is not a "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 to 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 the manual/instructions that came with your vacuum.

Shark Rocket HV301, HV302 and HV305 Available Attachments

  • Crevice Tool: Models HV301 and HV302 come with a 12" (~30.5 cm) long crevice tool, while HV305 comes with an 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. The 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 a 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, the wall mount helps the user to keep the unit close by for cleaning in emergencies.
  • Accessory Bag is used for storing available cleaning attachments.

If required, other accessories and cleaning tools may be ordered later.

Shark Rocket HV301 vs. Shark HZ3002 Stratos vs. Shark IZ462H Vertex

Shark Rocket HV301, HV302, HV305, and similar HV30* models are relatively older Shark vacuums that are still very popular due to their acceptable price, good suction, long warranty period (5-year limited), long list of cleaning attachments, and similar.

But how do they compare with newer Shark vacuums?

The following comparison chart lists Shark Rocket HV301, Shark HZ3002 Stratos, and Shark IZ462H Vertex vacuum cleaners.

Note: Shark HV301 and HZ3002 are corded models, while Shark IZ462H is a cordless unit.

Model Shark Rocket HV301 Shark HZ3002 Stratos Shark IZ462H Vertex
Photo shark hv301 table shark hz3002 stratos 1 shark iz462h vertex duoclean 1
Weight 7.6 pounds (~3.44 kg) 8.68 pounds (~3.93 kg) 9.04 pounds (~4.1 kg)
Motor 500W 600W 25.2V (Cordless)
Recommended Surface Cleaning Types Carpets, Bare Floors Carpets, Bare Floors Carpets, Bare Floors
Cord Length 30 feet (9.1 m) 30 feet (9.1 m) Cordless
HEPA Filtration No (Foam and Felt) Yes Yes
Anti-Allergen Complete Seal No Yes Yes
Dirt Bin 0.42 quarts (~0.4 liters) 0.78 quarts (~0.75 liters) 0.34 quarts (~0.32 liters)
DuoClean No Yes Yes
PowerFins No Yes Yes
HairPro No Yes No
Vertex No No Yes
Self-Cleaning Brushroll No Yes Yes
Odor Neutralizer Technology No Yes No
MultiFLEX Wand No No Yes
LED Headlights No Yes Yes
Crevice Tool Yes Yes Yes
Upholstery Tool No Yes No
Pet Hair Tool Yes No No
Pet Multi-Tool No No Yes
Dusting Brush Yes No No 
Anti-Alergen Dusting Brush No No Yes
Dust Away Hard Floor Attachment Yes No No 
HairPro Pet Power Brush No Yes No 
Wall Mount Yes No No 
Accessory Bag Yes No No 
Warranty 5-year limited 5-year limited 5-year limited
Amazon Link Shark Rocket HV301 Shark HZ3002 Stratos Shark IZ462H Vertex

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As one can see, newer Shark vacuums feature a longer list of available cleaning technologies, greatly improving the suction, hair vacuuming, air filtration, etc., and at the same time, simplifying maintenance. However, the list of available cleaning tools in newer Shark vacuums is shorter to keep the prices under control.

So, if You are looking for a budget-friendly corded vacuum cleaner, consider Shark HV301 or HV302, and if You don't mind paying a little bit extra, go for corded Shark HZ3002 Stratos or cordless Shark IZ462H Vertex.

Note: if You are looking for a top-of-the-line cordless vacuum cleaner, consider Shark IZ862H Stratos (Amazon link opens in the new window), which features all the newest Shark cleaning technologies, including DuoClean, PowerFins, HairPro, Clean Sense IQ, Odor Neutralizer, etc. It also has a very nice price tag, but in the long run, such vacuums save time and effort and are good investments in the long run.

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

Shark Rocket HV30* models are being phased out in favor of newer Shark vacuums, but they are still very popular.

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

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