Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
A cat carrier is a must-have item on any travel with a pet. The cat must not be carried by hand, in an ordinary backpack or suitcase. This can cause her psychological and physical harm. To avoid this, we recommend using special carriers. But it is important to choose the right model so that the cat has enough space, is physically comfortable and psychologically comfortable. And so we have selected 8 of the best cat carriers in the form of bags and plastic containers for you. You just have to familiarize yourself with the criteria and make your choice.
- How to choose the best cat carrier
- Rating of the best carriers for cats
- Ranking of the best cat carriers
- Darell Zoo-M Classic 47x35x31 cm
- Melenni Standard Paws S 30x15x35 cm
- Triol Techno TB48, 50x30x26 cm
- Ibiyaya 34 cm x 30 cm x 58 cm
- Best plastic cat carriers
- Moderna Roadrunner 58x35x37 cm
- Triol 5105 67.5 x 51 x 47 cm
- SAVIC Trotter 3 61×40.5×39 cm
- MPS Avior, 57.5 x 39.5 x 40.5 cm
How to choose the best cat carrier
Choosing a pet carrier should be taken seriously. The health and comfort of the cat will depend on the purchased model. When choosing, we recommend relying on the following tips.
- Purchase a carrier that is the correct size. If you have a large cat, you don't need to put it in a kitten carrier simply because it's cheaper. Also, do not buy a kitten a model for growing up: too large a carrier will not be convenient for you or your pet. The animal should be comfortable inside – at least, you need to allow him to stand at full height, twirl around a little and stretch his paws. In addition to the cat, litter, bowls of food and water, and a tray for natural needs should be placed inside. This is especially true for long trips.
- Decide on the material to carry. We recommend choosing plastic or fabric models. Carrying bags made of fabric are suitable when you can control what is happening around the animal and you know for sure that nothing will affect it. That is, it is ideal for traveling by car or on foot. Moreover, such models retain heat well, and your pet will not freeze. Plastic carriers are tough, they are necessary when you need to protect the cat from the external environment. For example, if you check it in your luggage. However, plastic models require special covers, because they themselves will not be able to retain heat.
- Remember that your cat needs solid ground under its feet. So don't buy bags with a soft bottom that sags under the weight of the animal. Your pet will be very uncomfortable in such a model.
- Choose models with viewing windows or holes. It is important for a cat to control what is happening around him. If there are not enough options in the carrier to view, the animal will start to panic. It can rush, yell, and ultimately harm itself.
- Pay attention to the fasteners. It is important that the animal cannot get out of the carrier without the owner's permission. Therefore, give preference to models with a good lock. Important! Some cats can learn to open zippers, so we recommend that you provide them with small clasps.
- Do not buy carriers that are thin or brittle. A cat that senses danger can literally disassemble poor-quality carriers into molecules. Therefore, pay attention to every detail and its quality. The more violent your animal is, the stronger the carrier should be.
- Remember that the carrier is yours, not the cat's. Therefore, choose a model that is comfortable to use. Pay attention to the handles and weight of the device. If there are casters, then this is ideal (just remember that it is not worth carrying a carrier on bumpy roads). Consider if you can comfortably carry the combined carrier and cat mass.
These criteria should be enough to help you find the best carrier for your cat. And then your pet will be comfortable throughout the trip, and you will not worry about the safety of the animal.
Rating of the best carriers for cats
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Ranking of the best cat carriers||1||Darell Zoo-M Classic 47x35x31 cm||RUB 1,439|
|2||Melenni Standard Paws S 30x15x35 cm||RUB 2,890|
|3||Triol 'Techno', TB48, 50x30x26 cm||RUB 2,500|
|4||Ibiyaya 34 cm x 30 cm x 58 cm||RUB 6 388|
|Rating of the best plastic cat carriers||1||Moderna Roadrunner 58x35x37 cm||RUB 6 388|
|2||Triol 67.5 x 51 x 47 cm.5105||RUB 4,004|
|3||SAVIC Trotter 3 61×40.5×39 cm||2 375 rub.|
|4||MPS 'Avior', 57.5 x 39.5 x 40.5 cm||RUB 1,504|
Ranking of the best cat carriers
Darell Zoo-M Classic 47x35x31 cm
An interesting model with comfortable handles and dense fabric deservedly takes first place in the rating. Even a large cat will fit inside. The carrier is designed for frequent use – with it you can take the animal to the country at least every weekend. This bag will last a long time and faithfully due to durable nylon with a waterproof coating. The bottom is equipped with rubberized feet, which will increase stability and increase the service life. The bag can be folded down compactly when not needed.
In the front wall there is a viewing / ventilation window covered with a grid. It is not too large, so especially restless cats may be uncomfortable. But the carrier is equipped with four pockets at once: three flat for documents and small items and one voluminous one, where a small bowl, diaper or food bag can easily fit.
- Two types of handles: on the shoulder and in the palm.
- Large pocket for various little things and documents.
- Durable waterproof nylon – rain or cat embarrassment is no longer scary.
- Small viewing window for the animal – little view and little ventilation.
Melenni Standard Paws S 30x15x35 cm
Carrier in the form of a backpack with a hole for the head of the cat. Even the most curious pets will not worry in it. The backpack has got a fun color and comfortable shoulder straps. The main advantage (and at the same time disadvantage) of the model is a special viewing hole. The cat can stick its head into it and study the situation, but it can also get out of the carrier. Therefore, it is better not to leave your backpack unattended, even for a minute. The hole size can be adjusted to keep your pet safe.
The carrier will fit medium and small cats. For large pets, the backpack is no longer suitable, they will be cramped and uncomfortable. The model is ideal for hiking, but it is better not to climb into public transport during rush hour – the cat can be crushed in the crowd. Remember that this carrier is not suitable for restless and cowardly animals. The cat can jump out of the backpack and run away.
- It is comfortable to carry on the shoulders – you will not feel the weight of the animal.
- A full view of what is happening around for the cat – so transportation is easier.
- Shy or restless animals can escape through the hole.
Triol Techno TB48, 50x30x26 cm
Quite a large carrier with large openings for viewing and ventilation. In it, even a restless beast will imagine what is happening around him. The carrier will fit a cat of almost any size. The bag is sewn on a metal frame. Therefore, it will allow you to protect the cat from blows and unnecessary worries. Despite this, the model is quite compact – it is easy to fold it several times so that it does not take up much space.
The carrier is made of non-marking and moisture-resistant polyester. Therefore, it will last a long time, even if your pet likes to pick things up with its claws. Thanks to the large ventilation windows, the interior of the model is light and comfortable. The cat will not panic in a confined space and will be able to look outside. The carrier has a large flat pocket in which it is convenient to store a veterinary passport and other documents.
- Large viewing windows – the cat will be easier and calmer.
- Strong metal frame – the bag will not crumple, and nothing will harm the animal.
- No shoulder strap – carrying a bag in your hands can be uncomfortable.
Ibiyaya 34 cm x 30 cm x 58 cm
This is not just a carrier, but a whole cart for transporting animals. Even a large cat will fit in the model. Conveniently, the carrier has three forms at once: a backpack, a trolley and a shoulder bag. You can use whichever is more convenient for you. The trolley bag is suitable for those owners who are lazy or find it difficult to carry the carrier in their hands. A backpack is suitable for hiking, while a classic bag is suitable for travel or travel.
The carrier is made of thick and durable material. The zipper at the entrance is additionally protected with Velcro. The walls of the model have several viewing windows and ventilation holes. Therefore, the cat will not suffocate and will not be afraid of an enclosed space without a view. There is a large pocket for storing documents or toys. There are four stable wheels on the bottom (but remember – an uneven road will be unpleasant for a cat, it can even harm). On the back there are rubber feet, which will allow you to put the bag on any surface without damage.
- Converts to backpack, shoulder bag and trolley.
- Large and convenient pocket for storing small items and documents.
- The cat will shake and rock if you carry the bag on a bumpy road.
Best plastic cat carriers
Moderna Roadrunner 58x35x37 cm
Classic plastic carrier with a sturdy metal mesh door. This is exactly (or very similar) that we have all seen in films. A medium sized cat will fit inside. The nice thing is that the carrier has a lot of openings for viewing and ventilation. There are no bowls or other accessories included, but you can buy them.
The carrying container is made of thick plastic. Therefore, you don't have to worry about your cat getting hurt in the cargo hold of the plane or in the trunk. The door is made of durable metal mesh. The lock firmly fixes it, and without human intervention, it is impossible to open the carrier in any case. There is a comfortable handle on the top of the case. The only thing that can be inconvenient is the round shape of the container. Therefore, it will be problematic to combine it with other luggage if, for example, you are taking a cat in the trunk to another city.
- Rugged, sturdy, reliable carry for any journey.
- Lots of holes for ventilation and visibility.
- Round shape of the body – inconvenient to combine with other luggage.
Triol 5105 67.5 x 51 x 47 cm
An impressive carrier for large cats. It will fit an animal of any size without discomfort. Unless there will be a lot of space for small cats and kittens. The carrier received three ventilation grilles – one on the back of plastic and two on the sides with metal protection. The door is also made of a metal lattice and has a reliable lock that meets all security standards. The set already includes a small over-the-door bowl for water.
The carrier body is made of durable plastic. The lid has a convenient and sturdy handle for transportation. A serious advantage of this model will be the presence of wheels on the bottom. Therefore, you can not carry a heavy cat in your arms along with the carrier, but roll it along. The only thing is that there is no long handle for such a purpose – you will have to invent it yourself.
- Large size – fits any cat.
- Wheels on the bottom – you can not carry it in your hands, but roll it.
- No long handle for rolling carrying.
SAVIC Trotter 3 61×40.5×39 cm
Another large cat carrier designed for any type of transport. The dimensions will allow you to populate a cat of any size without compromising its comfort. The maximum load is striking – an animal weighing up to 10 kilograms can be placed inside! For other models of the rating, this figure does not exceed 8 kilograms, which excludes some large and heavy cat breeds.
The assumed load automatically determines the reliability of the components. Thick plastic walls and a sturdy metal door can withstand the onslaught of the most violent animal. The only bad thing is that the ventilation holes are small and small. The cat can get dark and scary in such a carrier, so it is better to choose it for calm animals. But the container has a comfortable handle, it is pleasant to hold it in hand. There is no drinker or other accessories included, so you need to take care of them yourself.
- Large size – fits any cat.
- Maximum load – you can carry an animal weighing up to 10 kilograms.
- Small ventilation holes.
- There are no casters, so it can be difficult to carry large cats.
MPS Avior, 57.5 x 39.5 x 40.5 cm
This model has earned a place in the ranking of the best for a reason. In addition to high-quality performance and convenience, it pleases with a beautiful design. Therefore, the carrier will delight those who prefer to buy not only functional, but also stylish things. The shape of the model is somewhat reminiscent of a knight's helmet. The door acts as a visor, as if looking up. What is convenient – you can put the cat inside from above, and not drive it from the side. Moreover, it provides a better view of the animal and good ventilation.
The plastic walls are very thick. The grill on the door is also made of plastic, not metal, as usual. There are holes in the case for attaching the carrier with seat belts. So you don't have to worry about the safety of your pet during a long journey in the car. However, a non-standard shape can be not only an advantage, but also a disadvantage. Just like the leader in the rating of plastic carriers, this model can be uncomfortable with tightly packed luggage. In addition, the plastic grill on the door can break, unlike the metal one. The model and shape of the drinker must be selected individually – not every one is suitable for such a transport.
- Custom design and beautiful appearance.
- Seat belt holders – keep your cat safe in the car.
- A non-standard shape can be inconvenient with a large amount of luggage.
- The plastic domed door can be damaged in transit.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.