Dyson V11 Outsize – supersize me!

Dyson V11 Outsize
100% human

The Dyson V11 Outsize is the latest in the V11 stick vac series – it has a 150% bigger bin, a 25% wider head and the killer feature missing from previous iterations – a click-in rechargeable battery!

We love the standard V11 Dyson reviewed in April last year because it intelligently addresses the issue of time remaining via a simple LCD readout. And that it cleans so well constantly adjusting power to the surface you are cleaning. Well, the Dyson V11 Outsize has improved on that!

But the biggest issue for us was that once the battery was exhausted (from 10-45 minutes depending on the floor covering and power settings), it took about four hours to recharge. For that reason, we gave it top marks for smaller apartments/townhouses but the LG A9 Master got the tick for whole-of-Aussie-home-cleaning because it had two batteries.

Enter the Dyson V11 Outsize click-in battery!

Now to keep the price in check (as the Aussie dollar head south to .60↓ USD the Dyson V11 Outsize only comes with one. A spare battery costs $199 but before you gasp – it is an intelligent battery with the charging circuitry in it so all you need to do it plug it into the Dyson wall charger. No separate charger required.

Dyson V11 Outsize
Yes, it is a Dyson on steroids – love that click-in battery!

And I venture (subject to testing in a review shortly) that 99% of larger homes will only need one battery anyway. The significance of the click-in battery is that you can replace it in a few years as Lithium-Ion battery gradually lose charge capacity. You can keep your beautifully engineered V11 for a lot longer.

And Dyson has also updated the V11 Absolute Extra 2020 model to a click-in battery too.

Suction power and filtration

The V11 Outsize and the new V11 Absolute Extra 2020 have 220AW (air watts) power versus the V11 2019 at 185 AW.

The Dyson Hyperdymium 125,000 RPM motor and 18 Dyson cyclones generate forces of more than 79,000g to fling microscopic particles – such as pollen, dust and bacteria – into the bin. The machine’s fully-sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

25% Wider head – XL version

A 32cm wider head means less time spent vacuuming. But the direct-drive head is intelligent to adjusting suction for hard or soft surfaces – Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) – just what is needed.

Dyson V11 Outsize
Wider head means less cleaning time

150% bigger dust bin

Yes, we fill the bill on the standard V11, so a larger 1.9L bin is welcome. Unlike many other vacs, this does not lose suction as the bin fills.

Emptying is easy with the slide down bin – keeps your hand clean.

Dyson V11 Outsize
V11 Absolute Extra (L) and V11 Outsize (R)

LCD readout

The LCD screen shows current performance, including selected power mode and remaining runtime, giving the user more control over their clean. The display also reminds the user when to clean filters for optimum performance and informs them of any blockages and how to clear them.

Dyson V11 Outsize


The V11 2020 is about 3kg, and the V11 Outsize is about 3.5kg (plus any extension wand and cleaning accessories). We have not reviewed it yet but that ‘extra pound of butter’ should be manageable as Dyson has a patented wrist grip that keeps it straighter causing less fatigue.


Like previous V11 all you need to do is hand wash the HEPA filter after a few runs and let it dry for 24 hours. These devices should give a good 10-15 years use (that are that well designed), so the click-in battery is a step forward.

Price/Availability V11-series

Absolute Extra 2020 in Blue $1199
Absolute Extra 2020 in Copper
(Dyson Online only)
Outsize in Red $1299
Outside in Gold
(Dyson online only)
Spare battery $199
Floor stand $149

All come with six accessories including the multi-purpose powerhead, single battery and charger. If you have a previous Dyson V-series vacuum their accessories will likely fit as well.

Available form 19 March from Dyson online and retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Good Guys, Bing Lee, David Jones, Harvey Norman and many more.

Warranty: 2-years

GadgetGuy’s take – Dyson V11 Outsize just removed the single impediment to being category king

The click-in battery is the game-changer – more runtime and longer unit life. And the Absolute Extra 2020 model is still the best for apartments and townhouses.

Let’s not argue price – you can either afford it or not.

Godfreys has stick vacs from $100, but they are bloody rubbish. Even if you spend $500, you still get a cheap Asian made, noisy, low suction vac that will not do the whole-of-house. If Godfreys convinces you to spend nearly ten times that you start to get powerheads with cheap plastic brushes. So, a couple of hundred dollars more to get this intelligence and design is worth it.

Once you try a Dyson cordless V11 stick vac, you won’t go back. Well, at least his nearly 6000 engineers and a total of 14000 staff hope so!