"This product does not have a long shelf life!" star star_border star_border star_border star_border The product performs adequately in removing small amounts of debris. However I have noticed that the filter is beginning to break down and it appears that it will not last very much longer and the vac will become unusable. Mr Alistair Campbell - 01 February 2012 support_agent A note from the team Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry that the vac hasn't lived up to your expectations. I’ll be in touch shortly to help.