A powerful vacuum with bagless technology. The Hoover Wind Tunnell II, has many features such as a Real-Time tool system with Tag-Along grip, a self-cleaning HEPA filter, pet hair cleaning tool, adjustable height handle, brilliant headlight, telescoping quick release wand and super stretch hose for 12' of cleaning reach, automatic brush roll shutoff and a lifetime belt. Clean more efficiently in less time with a Hoover vaccum.
Patented WindTunnel II Technology, forces the rotating brushes and airflow to work in harmony. It lifts and traps the dirt, so it won't scatter back into your carpet. Dirt stays in the vacuum, not on your floor
Real-Time tool system with Tag-Along grip makes tool use easy with a handle that instantly converts to telescopic wand and Tag-Along grip to guide the cleaner
Self-cleaning HEPA filter cleans itself every 6 seconds to maintain cleaning power. You never have to touch or replace the filter
Pet hair cleaning tool -- powerful suction and rotating brushes easily clean stairs and upholstery. Adjustable handle height -- easy for people of all heights to use comfortably
Telescoping quick-release wand and super-stretch hose combine for 12' of cleaning reach
Awesome vacuuming ability, but flimsy construction I purchased this Hepa bagless vacuum b/c my daughter is starting to develop indoor environmental allergies and I wanted to make my home as allergy-free as possible for her. I actually used my old vacuum, an Oreck (1995 model), to vacuum the living room, and then followed up with this one, and it sucked up a ton of stuff - fuzz, dust, who knows what else, that the Oreck missed. So I'm sold on the cleaning ability.
But this is the second Windtunnel I've had where one of the plastic pieces broke. In the first one, the lever that you depress with your foot to make the vacuum operate snapped off after about a year. My husband was using it, and yes he may have a lead foot, but STILL. You'd think Hoover could invest a couple more dollars to make the foot pedal a bit sturdier.
On this vacuum, a useless plastic piece on the top of the handle snapped off when I was maneuvering the vacuum. The useless plastic piece, like a cap on the handle, was maybe 2 inches wide, but was supported by two flimsy plastic pegs that the force of my hand apparently broke off. This is just plain annoying in a $240 vacuum.
So, as much as I love the cleaning ability and feel oh so gratified every time I empty the canister about all the junk I am sparing my daughter from sitting in, breathing, etc..., I will probably purchase a Dyson for my next cleaner. I've heard those are indestructible.