This stick vacuum is absolutly the best stick vacuum that I have ever used.i would recommend this vacuum cleaner to anyone, and this thing picks up pet hair like none other. It Maneuverability This vacuum is light weight easy to carry and very easy to push and pull across the carpet you are cleaning, and hard floor is easier than ever. Ease of Maintenance This vacuum is easy to maintain, because even though the filter is within the dust bin of the vacuum cleaner it does not get that dirty very often. This vacuum has a easy empty dust bin and cyclonic filter make this vacuum ver easy to maintain. The filter does not get very dirty because the cyclonic bin spins the dust constantly keeping it away from the filter, and when the filter does get dirty just lightly tap it out and go back to vacuuming. Suction Performance I tell you what I have never had a stick vacuum with the suction power of the stick vacuum. You can see the suction power of this vacuum while you are cleaning as the dirt enters the dust cup it is thrown into a cyclone in within the dust bin and no matter how full it gets it does not loose suction and the cyclone is still active.