The Sleepypod Air Cat Carrier is a cat carrier for airline travel. This portable cat carrier fits under seats on planes so you can travel with your kitty.
The Sleepypod Air Cat Carrier is a revolutionary cat carrier. It can make traveling with your companion animals stress and worry-free. This soft structured cat carrier meets airline under seat requirements so that you can travel with your cat and don’t have to worry about her in storage, or home alone. This duffel bag cat carrier holds cats up to 17.5 pounds and small dogs up to 15 pounds. It folds, has large zippered pockets to carry any pet travel necessities right along with your pet, and a pass-through pocket with a telescoping handle to make it a rolling cat travel carrier. The top and both ends of this cat carrying bag open, and are made with a breathable dark mesh material to keep your kitty comfortable and safe while traveling. The carrier weighs about 4 pounds, with bedding in it. This would be a great product for people who travel often, for people who have service animals, as a gift for a pet lover, and for people who have trouble carrying their pet carrying cage. This bag does take a bit of set up when you take it out of the box, and before you put your cat inside, to get the seams and sides in their proper positions.
Did you know that the majority of pet travel carriers on the market would kill your cat instantly if you got into a car crash? I didn't really understand that little bit of information until I was on the phone with a PR rep for a cat manufacturer asking her if we could do a giveaway for a pet travel carrier. She told me that we could, but that we would have to be "careful" about the terminology used, i.e., pet travel carrier vs. pet carrier, due to the fact that the carrier had not passed critical crash testing guidelines. WHOA.
All of a sudden my interest in companies that make pet travel carriers that were not only useful, but also safe for our pets became a lot more important.
In 2016, Sleepypod announced that the Center for Pet Safety awarded top honors to every Sleepypod pet carrier in the research and advocacy organization’s new carrier certification program. 5 Star Crash Test Ratings were awarded to the Sleepypod with PPRS Handilock, the Sleepypod Mini with PPRS Handilock, and the Sleepypod Atom. The Sleepypod Air pet carrier earned a 4 Star Crash Test Rating.
The Center for Pet Safety’s Certification Program is the first formal crash test rating system for carriers and other pet safety restraint products. Manufacturer participation in the program is voluntary for the purpose of obtaining independent evaluation. The test protocol, which is a result of the 2015 Carrier Crashworthiness Study conducted by Center for Pet Safety and sponsored by Subaru of America, outlines a consistent test methodology and evaluation program to ensure pet carriers offer crash protection. Additional information about the Center for Pet Safety and its Certification Program may be found at http://www.centerforpetsafety.org/manufacturers/cps-certification/.
“Sleepypod carriers have transformed how pet owners travel with their pets,” says lead product designer and Sleepypod co-founder, Michael Leung. “As more pet owners take their pets with them on vacation, errands, and to work, Sleepypod carriers offer ease of use, maximum comfort, and proven safety when traveling in cars.”