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Dyson V7 Animal Review

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Critics praised the Dyson V7 Animal, recommending for hard floors and low-pile carpets. They were happy with its HEPA filter and portable design. Check out our Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet review if you need an even more lightweight model.

However, researchers were displeased by its low battery life and lack of soft roller brush.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dyson V7 Animal is a mid-range 2021-model cordless stick vacuum cleaner that promises good performance on bare surfaces. It has a powerful removable brush roll and HEPA filter, which will appeal to pet owners.

This device comes with a crevice tool and a number of other attachments, providing versatility. With a remarkably lightweight design and rechargeable battery, this device supports use on stairs and in vehicles.

Explore our complete Dyson V7 Animal review and see how it measures up against the most popular vacuum cleaners on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Experts hailed the Dyson V7 Animal, recommending it for bare surfaces and low-pile carpets. They were happy with its 0.48 kPA suction power, even though the Dyson Outsize Absolute+ offers more suction.

Testers observed above-average performance on hard floors, recording a large debris removal rate of 64%. However, it’s on low-pile carpets where this vacuum truly shines, boasting a large debris removal rate of 87% during tests.

Product Review analysts praised its maneuverability and lightweight 5-lb construction. It features a decent 0.54L dirt cup. However, if you need a bigger dirt compartment, check out the 0.76L Dyson V11 Animal.

The washable HEPA filter, which removes 99.97% of microscopic particles as small as to 0.3 microns, proved effective against allergens. Researchers at Which? hailed its removable brush roll, and sound tests revealed a normal 72.1 dBA noise rating.

However, it lacks a soft roller brush, limiting its usefulness on deep carpets. Additionally, its runtime of just 30 minutes in the Max mode was deemed low by experts.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great suction power
  • Excellent dirt pickup on low-pile carpets
  • HEPA filter
  • Remarkably lightweight design
  • Removable brush roll

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor battery life
  • Struggles with large particles on hard floors
  • Lacks soft brush

Dyson V7 Animal Specs

BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.14 gal
Brush Roll Shut-OffBrush Roll Shut-OffNo
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsYes
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width9.8"
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Cord LengthCord LengthCordless
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeWashable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight5.3 lbs
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeStick Vacuums
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageNo

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)0
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)0
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)0
Noise Level (dB)0

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Market Context

The Dyson V7 Animal is a mid-range 2021-model cordless stick vacuum cleaner that promises good performance on bare surfaces. It has a powerful removable brush…

The Dyson V7 Animal is a mid-range 2021-model cordless stick vacuum cleaner that promises good performance on bare surfaces. It has a powerful removable brush roll and HEPA filter, which will appeal to pet owners.

This device comes with a crevice tool and a number of other attachments, providing versatility. With a remarkably lightweight design and rechargeable battery, this device supports use on stairs and in vehicles.

Explore our complete Dyson V7 Animal review and see how it measures up against the most popular vacuum cleaners on the market today.

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The Shark IZ201UKT comes with a second battery and a dual charging dock, which are not available on the Dyson V7 Animal. Dyson V6 Animal features a smaller 0.4L dirt cup compared to the 0.54L dirt compartment of its predecessor, the Dyson V6 Animal.

Bagless

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.14 gal

Brush Roll Shut-Off

No

Carpet Height Adjustments

Yes

Cleaning Path Width

9.8"

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Cord Length

Cordless

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Trusted Reviews
    96.27

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    A great, lightweight cleaner that is an ideal complement to a larger vacuum, the Dyson… Read More

    By:

    Richard Stevenson
  • Which?
    77.06

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Dyson re-released the V7 range in 2020 with a new filtration system and a ‘Reach… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Best Buy Blog
    65.33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    There’s no downside to choosing a Dyson vacuum, and the Dyson V7 Animal definitely lives… Read More

    By:

    Shelly Wutke
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.78

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    On the whole, the Dyson V7 is a well-designed cordless vacuum cleaner that’s fit for… Read More

    By:

    Jonathan Bray

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