Sherpa “Sport Wheels Pet Carrier”

Best suited for: Wheeled transport
Also works for: Backpack
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is a fairly well-made product, and part of the attractive Sherpa Sport product line, but I can’t understand why someone would need it. It includes a padded and ventilated compartment for your dog, and a storage compartment above for, presumably, toys, treats, etc. It has a (fairly rickety) extendible handle and can be wheeled around; it also has (acceptably comfortable) backpack straps and a pad that can be flipped to cover the wheels for backpacking…

Sherpa “Tote Around Town”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier, stealth transport
Also works for: In-cabin airplane carrier (with warning, see below)
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is one of the better Sherpa bags I’ve seen. I still don’t love the fabric or the fake leather, but the overall effect is attractive and practical. It comes in two sizes: Small (10Hx15Lx7.5W) and Medium (13Hx17Lx8W). I saw it in black; it also comes in pink and brown, and a couple of tweed patterns. It has a nice faux sheepskin pad inside — I…

Sherpa “Hobo Sling”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: In-cabin airplane carrier (with warning, see below)
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

I just checked this carrier out at my local Petco, and for once I don’t hate the fabric. The body of the purse is well-made and fairly appealing (I saw the red and black version; it also comes in pink and brown). There is a comfortable, removable faux sheepskin pad inside, as well as one of the two very small pockets the designers have provided. There are two…

Sherpa “All in One Backpack”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier, backpack
Quality: ★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

“All in One” refers to the designers’ suggestion that this carrier can function as a purse, a shoulder bag or a backpack. It comes in one size (12Hx17Lx9W) but four color options. It has a faux sheepskin liner, large mesh ventilation panels, and a couple of good-sized pockets (and another small one). It has only a D-ring inside, not a clip on a lanyard to clip your dog to. The shoulder

Sherpa “Ultimate Pet Carrier”

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

Sherpa makes several lines of pet carriers. So far, I’ve looked at the “Ultimate Pet Carrier” and the “Ultimate Bag on Wheels.” The Ultimate Pet Carrier comes in Small, Medium and Large; the Ultimate Bag on Wheels only comes in Medium and Large. Both bags have built-in straps through which a seatbelt can be passed, allowing the bags to work well as car carriers.

The Small…