Im going back today to look at the year of mfr. I did some research on the backpack and do think Id like to go with a bigger one. AND HERES THE REASON::::: cleaning the lawn. Plain and simple. If all I was going to use it for was drives and walks, I would buy it. I am not the kind of guy who likes to be on and off a lawn in 10 minutes. But it would be nice to have the xtra powers to blow leaves. As far as having a handheld for a backup and small job, I always have and always will busines or no business.