Looking for a lightweight vacuum cleaner? The Bissell Air Ram could be the right choice. This is a bagless, cordless, upright vacuum that weighs under 8 lbs and is designed for bare floors, carpet and area rugs. You can read more in our review.
Looking for a pet hair vacuum? You may want to read our review of the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser (model 1650A). This unit sports a tangle-free brushroll, odor eliminating filter, handheld pet turbobrush and several more pet-friendly features. It retails for about $250 and is definitely worth a look if you have a furry friend or two in the house.