Creature Leisure “Carry Den”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane use (Medium size only), car carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier
Quality: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

In an earlier post, I reviewed Creature Leisure’s Carry Den XT, which has backpack straps. The regular Carry Den, however, is also an excellent product. It is as well-made and well-designed as its XT cousin, but it has only handles and a shoulder strap for carrying.

The Medium size (9Hx17Lx10W) is pretty close to the major airlines’ maximums, and would likely work very well for in-cabin use. The…

Creature Leisure “Pet Pilot XL”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier
Also works for: Car carrier
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

Our Pet Pilot XL arrived yesterday, and I think we may have found the rolling airplane carrier we’ve been looking for. In its normal configuration (9Hx19Lx14W), the carrier exceeds the airlines’ maximum sizes, but it’s just barely workable nevertheless (please note that it lies horizontally in the under-seat space). The 19″ dimension is rigid, so the under-seat space must be at least 19″ wide. The sides and top do flex a bit, so I’m not worried about those…

Creature Leisure “Carry Den XT”

Best suited for: Short-term backpack, in-cabin airplane carrier (Medium size only)
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

Creature Leisure’s Carry Den XT is an interesting crossover carrier for a small dog — it has handles and a shoulder strap, but it also has backpack straps that tuck away in its side pocket when they’re not in use.

Creature Leisure makes good-quality products, and this is another one. It can be collapsed for storage (the two bars and padded liner tray that give it structure…

Creature Leisure “Den”

Best suited for: Hotel or vacation rental crate
Also works for: Everyday crate, if your dog doesn’t scrape to escape
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

We own three of these Dens, two medium ones (for travel and for a vacation home) and a large one (for everyday use at home). The Den comes in three sizes: Small (17Hx22.5Lx15.5W), Medium (24Hx29.5Lx22W), and Large (30Hx38Lx28.5W). We like the Den because, assembled, it is sturdy and solid; and it collapses with the simplest of approaches — the four aluminum poles that provide structure at…