The Hagen Catit Design Cabrio Multi-Functional Cat Carrier System is a travel carrier for cats that made of hard plastic and also has a clear plastic door. The carrier is designed so that you can open it on the top to access the kitty or you can open the front door of the carrier to access the pet inside.
Our vet called it "the space ship" and mentioned another client of theirs has one. She said it wasn't her favorite carrier as a vet, but that she liked it just fine. I would have to agree - it's not my favorite, but I did like it.
And, of course, just because it's not my favorite pet carrier, doesn't mean someone else wouldn't love it. I do like that it opens from the top as well as the side - with it opening from the top, it allows the vet to have access to your kitty more quickly.
It comes with a little food dish (the diner) that is removable. I can't see myself ever using it - but it's nice that it is removable, not only for washing, but also in case you don't want to use it.
It comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
I LOVED the shoulder strap - made my life easier when carrying two carriers.
I wouldn't trust this carrier in the cargo section of an airplane - the plastic front door is what concerns me the most with that scenario. However, when someone like me is using it for just car travel, the plastic front door is fine as I'm not going to mistreat the carrier.
If you have a kitty that likes to claw at the metal door, then the plastic door might be the solution for you. The clips on the top have to be perfectly lined up or the top cover won't close. You'll see what I mean, if you watch the review video below.
When I posted about doing the review for this carrier, some readers mentioned that they have it and love it. That their cats like sleeping in them:
"I've now got 3 of these for my lot. Really roomy & most importantly very sturdy. They are heavy with a large Raggie loaded but have a shoulder strap that helps. Safety & cat comfort are no 1 for me & these are brill. Loads of my Raggie parent friends have them too"
"I have two of these carriers, one each for my boys. They love and feel so comfortable in them, I will find them sleeping in them at home. Easy to open from the top, when visiting the vet."'
"We have this carrier for our Ragdolls and really like it!"
It measures 10.7 x 16 x 21 inches. It's lightweight - weighing about 9 lbs.
Buy the Catit Design Cabrio Carrier on Amazon. You can also order replacement pars for the diner tray, the diner door, the front door assembly and other parts on Amazon - since the replacement parts come in different colors you could also design one with different colors that were fun.
Here is our arrival video:
Here is our final review video:
We received the Hagen Catit Design Cabrio Multi-Functional Cat Carrier System for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product did not influence this post.