Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Stick Vacuum demo and reviewCleaning my house became so much easier since I upgraded to a stick vacuum this spring. I never pull out a broom when I have my trusted Dyson V11 cordless stick vacuum hanging on the wall nearby. It has more than enough power, battery life, and space in the dust canister to take on my small home.

But what if your home is a bit larger, you’d like a longer clean time between charging, or you’d like your stick vacuum to pick up more with every swipe? The Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum is for you.

I’ve been vacuuming with the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum for a week and I love it. It’s a super-sized version of my own Dyson V11 stick vacuum and has all the same great features, but it has a 150% bigger dust canister, 25% larger high-torque cleaner head, and 2 batteries so you can swap them out and keep cleaning for up to 120 minutes.

Appearance and features of the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum

Dyson V11 Outsize Stick vacuum Review
Dyson V11 Outsize Stick vacuum Review

The Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum is a 3-speed stick vacuum with a built-in HEPA filter. It weighs 3.56 kg (7.84 lbs) so it’s very lightweight despite its size and power.

  • Runs for up to 120 minutes on two easily switchable lithium-ion batteries
  • The extra-large dust bin is 150% larger than a standard Dyson stick vacuum battery
  • Switch between three cleaning modes including Eco, Auto, and Boost
  • Easy-view LCD screen shows you mode, battery life, or if you have a maintenance issue like a clogged hose
  • High-torque XL cleaner head is 25% larger to cover more area, senses floor types, and directs the vacuum to adjust suction when needed
  • Batteries can be charged on a docking station you mount on wall or just by plugging it into any wall outlet
  • Advanced whole-machine HEPA filtration expels clean air and captures microscopic airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
  • Includes two chargers, two batteries, docking station, high-torque cleaner head, mini-motor head, extension hose, and flexi-crevice tool

Dyson V11 Outsize or Dyson V11 Absolute?

Testing the Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum

It is always amazing to test out a Dyson product, and after testing out the standard-sized Dyson V11 stick vacuum I had to buy one for myself. I’ve been using it for several months and I’ve loved the battery life, easy charging, and how effortlessly it cleans up my house from top to bottom.

With the Dyson V11 Outsize, you get everything that’s great about the Dyson V11, all wrapped up in a super-sized package.

Dyson V11 Outsize Review

The Dyson V11 Outsize is the stick vacuum that intelligently cleans

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to a stick vacuum but you’re worried about whether they had the suction and power of a standard corded vacuum, the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum will put those fears to rest.

I vacuumed everything from my carpets to hard floors to sucking up dust from my rafters and the Dyson V11 Outsize consistently maintained steady suction and had power to spare. It picked up everything from dirt, dust, pasta, small sticks, and even a few pieces of lego. Whatever I pushed the ultra-wide cleaner head over, it picked up.

Out of the 3 cleaning modes I relied on Auto the most, but the Dyson V11 Outsize will also monitor whatever you’re cleaning and adjust the mode to take on what’s in front of it. If I switched from hard floor to my very dusty entryway carpet, the cleaner head would take a second and then automatically switch from Eco to Auto.

Boost will pick up everything in its path, and you may want to use it all the time. You can switch modes yourself by tapping the button under the LCD screen on the vacuum. You’ll just have to keep in mind that the battery life will be less in Boost mode than in Auto or Eco. I rarely switch to Eco unless I’ve been cleaning for a while and I want to glide over a slightly dusty floor.

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Spare battery keeps you cleaning longer

The Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum has 2 batteries and 2 chargers. Unlike the standard Dyson V11, you don’t have to plug the entire cordless stick vacuum into the charger. You can take one of the chargers and thread it through the docking station so you can charge and store your stick vacuum right on the wall, or just take the battery off and plug it into any outlet to have on standby. It takes 4.5 hours to fully charge a dead battery.

Between the 2 batteries, you’ll be able to clean up to 120 minutes without stopping. I don’t think I’ve ever cleaned for 120 minutes at a time, but I did a big clean to test the battery life on this vacuum. I had it run on Eco mode unless it switched to Auto mode, and I ran it for 50 minutes before it said I had 2 minutes of battery life left. I cleaned all the floors, my rafters and light fixtures, and the interior of my car.

Even when the battery is almost dead, you don’t lose suction on this stick vacuum. It keeps picking up everything in its path.

Dyson V11 Outsize larger high-torque cleaner head

Larger torque head cleans up

The Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum lives up to the ‘outsize’ name in every way. The 150% bigger dustbin is amazing when you’re cleaning because you don’t have to stop to empty it as often, and I am in love with the wider cleaner head. It’s so large it covers a huge section of my kitchen floor when I’m vacuuming, and that reduces the amount of time I spend cleaning.

Dyson V11 Outsize Mini Motor Head

Dyson attachments give you flexibility

There are several attachments included with the Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum that make it incredibly easy to clean your home. While I love the larger high-torque powerhead, the smaller mini-power head is great for cleaning cars, stairs, and your couch.

You can attach the extension hose when you’re reaching up to clean ceilings, and I used it on my 12-foot ceilings with no problem at all. The flexi-crevice tool is a standard with vacuum cleaners, and it’s a great way to reach into cracks to pick up whatever is hiding.

The docking station holds all of the attachments neatly on the wall, so you can just slide our Dyson V11 Outsize onto the station to store and charge it.

Dyson V11 Outsize Stick attachments

Point and shoot dust bin emptying

When you do have to empty the bin on the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum, it’s a really easy process. You just remove the stick, pull the lever at the bottom of bin, and it empties into your trash. Occasionally you may have to reach inside to remove a small piece of debris that’s stuck, but generally, the entire contents of the dust bin will empty into your trash bag.

To minimize any flying dust when you empty the bin I recommend holding a plastic bag around it when you open it up. That way you can empty it, tie up the bag, and no dust hits the air at all.

Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum cleaner

The Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum has a whole machine HEPA filtration system. If you live with someone who has dust allergies you know how much sneezing can happen after you vacuum with a standard vacuum. With the Dyson V11 Outsize, the air it expels is cleaner than the air it intakes. It can capture dust, dander, and other microscopic airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. When I used the Dyson V11 Outsize around my dust-allergic husband, he never sneezed once.

When you need to clean the filter you can remove it and give it a rinse. Don’t put the filter back in the vacuum until it’s completely dry. You can also remove and rinse out the dust bin and the flexi-crevice tool.

Outsize your cleanup with the Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum

The Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum offers you more of everything you need to clean your home. Compared to the Dyson V11 Absolute, which on its own is a great vacuum, it has a larger dust bin, larger cleaning head, and extra battery to make cleaning faster and more efficient.

While 60 minutes of run time is more than enough for me, that extra battery means you can clean for as long as you like. It’s a lightweight vacuum too, so you can easily lift it into the rafters if you want to grab your dust strings or take it in the car and clean up the floors.

If I hadn’t already bought the Dyson V11 stick vacuum this past spring, I would definitely be bringing home the Dyson V11 Outsize cordless stick vacuum. It’s built for large houses and long clean times.

You can find your own Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum on Best Buy right now.


  1. I love my 2 dysons that I currently have. 1 Big Ball canister vac, and one handheld vac. They are great for all types of floor and even great for cleaning the car.
    My biggest excitement of the new Dyson V11 is the larger capacity for the Battery as well as the second battery! Cleaning without a “break” to charge the vacuum will be a HUGE time saver!

  2. I absolutely love that it has a LCD screen that lets you know details in real time. The long battery life is definitely convenient, as we are always vacuuming with 5 cats. I also love that it adapts to different floor types. We have both hardwood and carpet throughout our entire house. This vacuum is literally the vacuum of my dreams. Thank you so much for the chance!

  3. Wow I don’t even know where to start….I’ve dreamt of being a Dyson owner for years but life happens and needless to say I’m currently struggling to clean floors with a small stick vac that was bought when my trusty old faithful from the 90’s decided that sucking was no longer it’s strong suit! Now I spend more time than I care to admit with the vacuum that I’ve aptly named “Sticky” when in truth it would be faster for me to suck up the dust particles with a straw! My favourite part about this dyson is that it cleans 2x as much and that battery life is impressive!!!

  4. The High-torque XL cleaner head and that it senses floor types. I have a very old Dyson Stick vac that I loved, but the battery only lasts a few minutes and I can’t find that older style of battery anymore, so getting a new one is definitely something I would look forward too!

  5. The battery life is a great feature and my son is a messy kid this will be a life saver for me as I forget to charge things all the time

  6. The feature I like the most is the extra battery! It would be great to be able to vacuum the whole house in one shot. Bravo Dyson!!

  7. Love the amazing features on this new Dyson V11 Outsize including:
    1. The 2 batteries which can give you up to 120 minutes of cleaning.
    2. LCD Screen

  8. I like the High-torque XL cleaner head and Dyson DLS (Dynamic Load Sensor) technology which senses and intelligently adapts to different floor types in auto mode for the right level of power. We have a mix of carpeted and hardwood floor areas in our home for which we vacuum against, having the device to sense the type of vacuum area and automatically change sunction power would make its operation a lot easier.

  9. I love the XL cleaning head…that means more coverage and quicker cleaner with a quicker finish time…sweet!!! Our small home with a beloved cat would love this very much.

  10. There are a few things I really like about this version- the 2 batteries that last a combined 120 minutes is fantastic- and I really like the LED read out and the new/extra attachments

  11. The life of the battery in the V11 Outsize is a real positive for me. Having a second battery means you could go for 2 hours 40 minutes if needed. I hear it has more power than my central vac and would be so easy to do stairs. The larger bin is also a positive, as dog and cat hair build up pretty quickly.

  12. Love the features on this new Dyson V11 Outsize including the 2 batteries which can give you up to 120 minutes of cleaning and the LCD screen

  13. I love that the Dyson V11 Outsize has two batteries. I also love the fact that it has numerous attachments that make it extra versatile. The HEPA filtration system Is also something that sounds like a dream. I’ve always wanted a Dyson stick vacuum. I just told my husband our next vacuum would be a stick vacuum. Thanks for the chance to finally own one.

  14. My favourite feature of the Dyson V11 is the large canister and the multiple different attachments that you get with it! Makes it super versatile for cleaning my car, house, etc!

  15. The easy-view LCD screen shows you mode, battery life, or if you have a maintenance issue like a clogged hose is a really neat feature.

  16. The two batteries for the 120 hrs of potential clean time. Sometimes when you’re in the mood to clean up, you just keep going until the task is finished. You never know when you need that much juice.

  17. Having a hepa filter and a bigger dust catcher capacity would sure help keep my house clean, dog hair and dust would be vacuumed away!

  18. I have never owned a Dyson vacuum but have always heard great things about them; I have never had a stick vacuum either. So many great features — I think my favourite feature is that’s is powerful!

  19. I already have a Dyson which I love but would love the Dyson V11 for 2 reasons:
    1) LCD screen lets you monitor real time performance such as remaining run time down to the second and
    2) it has 2 batteries to deliver up to 120 minutes of runtime on a single charge
    Thanks for the contest!

  20. Great review! I like the 2 batteries so longer cleaning time for bigger homes. Also impressed with the 3 cleaning modes, it’s lightweight and has the smaller mini-power head which is great for cleaning cars, stairs, and couch!

  21. I love everything that I’m reading, the larger canister and Extra battery but the best thing I’m excited about is the advanced HEPA filter system. Have a kid with lots of allergies so this would be a great to have.


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