The Hoover UH70120 is one of the best vacuums for soft carpet, according to Carpet Source. The Dirt Devil UD70115, Oreck Magnesium and Oreck Quest Pro are also effective.
The Hoover UH70120, also called the T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright, is a 16 1/2-pound dual-filter vacuum. It features a 27-foot retractable cord, 8-foot hose attachment and a protective bumper. This vacuum has five height settings.
The Dirt Devil UD70115, also called the Quick Power Upright, is a bagless cyclonic vacuum. It features a removable debris canister, reusable filter, 23-foot power cord and a collapsible handle. This vacuum comes with a brush, crevice attachments and a rigid hose extension.