I bought this featherweight vacuum when my big vacuum stopped working. I fiddled around with it for a while before I gave up and decided to get the Bissel. I wanted something that would pick up my cat's hair and be light at the same time. I have carpal tunnel in my hands so heavier vacuums are hard to maneuver.
This Bissel is definitely lightweight. It is not very strong though. It has three small holes that gently suck up whatever is on the carpet. My carpet is a bit old and thin. I still have to run the vacuum over the same place over and over to get any dirt cleaned up. It is much better for my linoleum floors. Given the chance, I don't think I would buy this again, but for the price, I didn't expect it to be mind blowingly awesome. It's a good in a pinch vacuum, but I will definitely be pursuing a new, stronger vacuum soon.