Overall, I place the Boss SmartVac among the top competing vacumes on the market. By that I mean, ALL features must be Gold, Silver, or Bronze...nothing less. What I couldn't be more happy about is the one feature I had to have in gold, I got! If you want as much as a vacume can do, sucked out of your carpet, get this one. I live on a pretty strict budget, but this time, I sure hit a bulls eye.