SturdiProducts “SturdiTote”

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

I saw one of these in person for the first time yesterday, and it’s a very nice bag. It’s made as well as Chloe’s beloved SturdiBag, but it’s an unusual form factor for a pet carrier — taller than it is wide (13Hx12Lx12W). It has lots of mesh ventilation panels, including one that encircles the bag at just the height your sitting pet’s eyes would be — and your pet would be likely …

SturdiProducts “SturdiBag”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small and Cube sizes; Large size with warning), car carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier
Quality: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

We bought SturdiProducts’ large-sized SturdiBag in the belief that it was just barely acceptable to most airlines. We now know that it’s too big (12Hx18Lx12W). On the bright side, its support struts are very flexible, so it does, in fact, fit under every seat we’ve encountered (and Otto the cat and Chloe the dog have both been fine — the carrier has a lot of headroom).

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