Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Compact, stylish body” in their review of this vacuum cleaner but they only gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 1 stars. Trustedreviews.com wrote “What is the Dyson DC49? The Dyson DC49 is the company's latest compact cylinder vacuum cleaner” in their Dyson DC49 review. Trustedreviews.com also said “The Dyson DC49 is quiet, compact and a something of a joy to use” in their review.
Three Dyson DC49 reviewers who bought the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Psychologically, one of the hardest things about vacuuming your home is usually the very thought of dragging a big heavy machine down corridors”. Doug said on Amazon “I was fed up dragging my heavy Dyson upright up” in his review of the Dyson DC49 and rated the product 7 stars. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “Sold in uk by Philips UK at Argos only) still knocks spots of Dysons, though the Philips is quite heavy - The Philips it is so rebustly built” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.
Three Dyson DC49 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Doug he said “This model is so lightweight and easy to handle” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Doug also said “Lightweight, well equipped” in his review. Doug also wrote “* Lightweight * Easy to carry upstairs * Excellent Suction * Very effective at dusting” in his review.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Sunparanoid Mum wrote three years ago “Really easy to push and has great suction! Easy to carry and great on stairs as it can either be carried” in their Dyson DC49 review.