Product Round Up: Carriers Carried Away
October 1, 2013
Whether near or far, more animals than ever are traveling with their human counterparts, and these noteworthy carriers can become a pet’s home away from home.

 

 

 

 

The Aviator Pet Carrier, from Pet Gear (petgearinc.com), is a three-in-one pet carrier, car seat and bed designed to meet the high demands of traveling with pets. The padded design holds its shape and gives pets plenty of room. It has an interior adjustable tether that keeps pets secure, and two seatbelt loops help secure the carrier in cars. Its mesh sides and end panels provide excellent airflow. The top is removable, converting into a cozy sleeping area.

 

 

 

 

Quaker Pet Group’s Sherpa Park Tote (sherpapet.com) is a convenient and discreet pet carrier that unfolds instantly into a blanket for lounging on the grass at the park. It is lined with cozy faux lambskin and features a side window with a privacy flap. Its zippered top allows easy access for top entry. The carrier is machine washable and comes in small and medium sizes for pets up to 6 or 12 lbs. The Sherpa Park Tote comes in brown with a leopard-print interior and black with zebra-print interior. 

 

 

 

 

The Outback Messenger, from Bark-n-Bag (barknbag.com) has three fur-friendly mesh panels for ventilation and a removable tether. It offers a lot of organization with three zippered pockets. The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap and magnetic snap closure. It is made for pets up to 10 lbs., 12 in. (long nape to tail) and 8 in. (high nape to floor). It is available in navy/saddle and black.

 

 

 

 

Sleepypod’s Air carrier (sleepypod.com) features a patent-pending design that enables it to contract in size to fit in the space below a range of airline seats during the restricted times of takeoff and landing. Once the plane is in the air, it can be expanded to allow a pet the largest possible space below an airline seat. The carrier also features seatbelt straps on two sides, transforming into a safe car seat. Removable and machine-washable ultra plush bedding ensures a comfy pet bed away from home. It also features a secure and durable mesh panel positioned on three sides for better ventilation, a removable privacy panel, and top and side entries. Its sturdy, easy-to-clean exterior is made of luggage-grade ballistic nylon, and its trolley pocket secures it to other luggage. It is recommended for dogs 17.5 lb. and under, and comes in Jet Black, Chocolate Brown, Strawberry Red, Orange Dream and Glacier Silver.

 

 

 

 

Petmate (petmate.com) has introduced the Navigator and Compass carriers. Both assemble quickly using the Slide ‘N Snap assembly feature and offer ventilation on the front, rear, top and bottom. The Navigator features superior visibility; a large entry way for easy access; a dual turn-dial door latch that enables the door to open left or right; a Grow with Me wire divider; and Microban antimicrobial protection. It comes in six sizes and is ideal for pets up to 90 lbs. The Compass has a large entry way for easy access and a dual turn-dial door latch that enables the door to open left or right. Five sizes are available, and it is ideal for pets up to 70 lbs.  

 

 

 

 

Marchioro USA (marchiorousa.com) is the manufacturer of high-quality pet carriers. Located in Castlenova, Italy, Marchioro operates multiple manufacturing facilities in Italy. It produces sleek, stylish carriers that offer functional benefits, elegant styles and affordable pricing. Marchioro offers seven sizes and six styles of carriers, including the Cayman, Aran and Skipper carriers.