I love using this vacuum. Putting it on my back can initially feel awkward ( my son calls it the Ghostbusters vacuum) but then pushing it around the house is virtually painless and almost fun. Make sure you specify the cord length. Mine had some weird thing where the cord was only a few inches long and I had to call. They were very cooperative about taking a return but I wanted to keep it so I was sent an extension cord.
OK, so this vacuum is a bit heavier than I imagined but its not a major issue. The waist belt is great and offers support to your back so the weight is distributed properly so even person like me with major arthritis in their back can use it. My house is so much cleaner a lot faster!!! This thing has a multitude of attachments and every one of them is useful. I bought very long extension cord so I can do whole house without re-plugging it. The unit has an amazing suction and it gets everywhere. Love it and wish I bought it sooner. It only comes with one bag so get some additional ones.