Shark Rocket HV302 Review

Shark Rocket HV302 Overview

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright HV302 is one of many upright vacuum cleaners on the market. This one though is slim, lightweight and easy to use, sleek but still able to handle any floor type from hard floors to different carpeting and rugs. It is not the cheapest option available if you want a light upright cleaner but this comes with some extra options and great suction that makes it worth taking a closer look. It can be used on upholstery, to clean cobwebs from your ceiling, on pet hair too. Its swivel steering means you can reach further and have better navigation and control as you clean, and the rubber grip makes it comfortable to use.

Shark Rocket HV302

So what else is interesting about the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright?

  • 2 speed brush roll – Being able to change the speed of the brush roll with the flick of a switch means you can control the spin and the noise depending on what you are using the vacuum for. The first setting is good for when you want to a quick but quiet dusting on furniture and on hard floors. The second speed is better for rugs and carpet cleaning. You cannot though turn off the brush roll.
  • Lengthy extension cord – This Shark vacuum cleaner has a cord that is 30 inches long which is a very good length, about 10 inches longer than most rivals in fact. This means you can reach areas without having to switch power outlets and can take on stairs without having to move the plug halfway up (or down). This can save you time in your cleaning as well as making the job physically easier.
  • Filters that can be washed – While the filters are not HEPA quality so not the best for those with allergies, they are washable and easy to maintain. After two uses just take them out, rinse and dry then put it back in.
  • Handheld option – There is the option of using the handheld function which is great for stairs, quick cleans or reaching tricky corners.
  • Easy to store – it can be kept anywhere you want to keep it and it has a wall mounting hook.
  • Bagless – Just like the Navigator Swivel from Shark, The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright HV302 is bagless and has a dust cup with a 0.118 gallons capacity. It is easy to take out, empty and rinse then put back in. There is no need to remember to buy bags or have that added cost ongoing.
  • Various accessories – In an accessory bag you get a dust away brush, crevice tool and pet upholstery tool. You get a handy bag to contain them and each tool is useful. The dust away brush has a microfiber pad that is reusable and it has a wide mouth. The pet tool is great for cleaning pet hair off the carpets and couch. The crevice tool is 12 inches and is perfect for reaching between furniture and between appliances. It is also useful for car cleaning though there is a separate car cleaning kit you get too. It has miniature attachments to clean the car and reach into crevices and is easy to store in the car until you need to use it.
  • Sturdy cleaning wand – The HV302 has a sturdy cleaning wand so you can reach places that are high and into corners and nooks where dust collects. Just take off the base of the cleaner, attach one of the suction heads supplied and then do what you need to do.
  • Great warranty – The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright has a 5 year limited warranty so if something happens you can either return it and get a refund or replacement.

Summary

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright HV302 is a great option for people wanting a bagless upright but needing something that is light and easy to maneuver. However it is important to mention that it is more designed for people with hard floors in most places and then a small amount of carpeting and rugs, rather than for a large all carpeted house.