Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright Vacuum review

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If you are looking for an easy way to keep your home clean without exerting yourself into submission, the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum may be your new best friend. This versatile and convertible vacuum weighs in at a semi-lightweight 8 lb. It provides plenty of cleaning capacity for floors, stairs, furniture, and even your ceilings.

This review will help provide the information you need, so you can make the best buying decision possible. Read on to see how this vacuum stacks up, compared to other upright vacuums.

​Product Specs

Vacuum Type:

Corded Upright Vacuum

Motor Size:

4.2 amps

Cord Length:

​25 ft


7.6 lbs


Dusting Brush, 5" Crevice Tool, Upholstery Tool, Accessory Bag, Hard Floor Hero, Car Detail Kit

Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum

The key to the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum is its sheer compact size and lower than typical weight. Weighing in at 8 lbs., this vacuum is easier to move around than most uprights as you clean. You’ll have no problem getting from room-to-room with this vacuum as it is relatively easy to carry, convert, and move.

As stated in many other Shark Rocket Ultralight Vacuum reviews, this vacuum can convert right into a hand vacuum. This allows you to get into the nitty-gritty when cleaning those hard-to-reach spots. It features an extendable wand which allows you to get up high and a smaller nozzle head vacuum for surface cleaning. A 25 ft. cord gives you ​good access to your home before having to move the plug to a new power source.

Swivel steering makes it easier than ever to move this vacuum around. You can literally stand in one spot and direct it exactly where you need cleaning, reducing your footwork as you vacuum.

You can also take the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum from hard floors to carpet with a single switch of a button. This allows you to seamlessly move from the living room to the kitchen without having to stop to adjust the cleaning height.


Powering the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum is a semi-powerful 4.2-amp motor that provides plenty of suction. You’ll enjoy one-pass cleaning in most instances as this vacuum has the power to clean dirt and dust on contact.

Using a two-speed brush roll, the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum is able to get down deep into your carpet while also cleaning your tile or hardwood floors. It is gentle enough to be used on delicate flooring surfaces, yet powerful enough that you won’t have to spend a lot of time going over surfaces to truly get them clean.

Dirt and dust are collected in a removable dust canister. It has a capacity of 0.118 gals. but is large enough to clean more than one room at a time. A washable filter is also included, but it isn’t designed to reduce allergens.


Plenty of accessory options come with the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum. You’ll make good use of the dusting brush and crevice tool. The upholstery tool keeps your furniture and window treatments clean. And, the hard floor hero helps get into those hard-to-reach spots on your solid surface areas. All of the accessories fit in the handy accessory bag for convenient storing.

The Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright vacuum provides a card detail kit

In addition, the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum features a car detail kit that provides everything you need to keep your car’s interior clean. You also have options when it comes to storing the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum, as it can be wall-mounted or stored upright.


As listed in other Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright reviews, the price of the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum ​hovers around the ​average price range. The modern and flexible nature of this vacuum makes it an ideal purchase. You and any homeowner would do well adding this vacuum to your cleaning supplies. 

Plus, it is backed by a five-year warranty. This gives you just another reason to consider this vacuum for your home’s cleaning needs.

What We Like

There are a number of things we like about the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum. The fact that it offers strong suction power in a compact design is appealing. It is fairly easy to take this vacuum all over your home. It is also easy to clean areas outside your home, like your car.

We also found in other Shark Rocket Ultra Light Upright Vacuum reviews, the number of accessories this vacuum offers was highly regarded. We also agree you can’t go wrong with the large assortment of accessory tools the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum comes with. These give you plenty of cleaning capabilities for every surface in your home.

The price of the ​Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum is also a strong point. It is averagely priced and affordable for the options and power it provides. We think this vacuum is a good value for the money and a smart investment.


  • Strong suction power
  • Lightweight
  • Plenty of accessories
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What We Don't Like

While we were pleasantly pleased with all the Shark Rocket Ultra–Light Upright Vacuum can do and offers, we did find some drawbacks to the machine. ​

We wish this vacuum came with a larger capacity dirt canister that didn’t need to be emptied quite as frequently. Although it is a convenient size to help to keep the weight of the vacuum down. 

A HEPA filter would also add to the capabilities of the device, but the filter it comes with is durable and cleanable.


  • Small cleaning capacity
  • No HEPA Filter

Final Thoughts

​Simply put, ​we're in love with the ​Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum. Other Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright reviews also agree. 

We love this vacuum so much that it ​makes our list for best corded stick vacuum on the market as a Top 5 finisher.

You’ll get plenty of use out of this vacuum when cleaning your home and enjoy the flexibility it offers as a hand vac and upright model.

​Why Buy?

With its lightweight build, strong suction power, and affordable price, the Shark Rocket is a house must-have.

About the Author Allen Michael

Allen Michael is the Founder and Editor of Home Viable, a website that he started to provide readers with tips on home efficiency and automation. He draws on his engineering background combined with his family-of-four experiences for his articles.

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