Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small size only)
Also works for: Backpack, car carrier, travel bed
Overall rating: ★★★★★
I’m always excited about a rolling pet carrier, and this one has some nice features. It also converts to a backpack, it has lots of mesh ventilation panels (though no privacy panels), and it has straps through which a car’s seatbelt can be fastened. It has a couple of good-sized pockets on either side, and it’s well-padded on the side that will rest on the floor of an airplane cabin (which is also the side that holds the two uncomfortable channels for the telescoping handle).
That said, only the Small size (8Hx17.5Lx12W) will work as an in-cabin airplane carrier. The Medium (11Hx20Lx14W) and Large (12.25Hx23Lx15.5W) sizes are both too long to work as in-cabin carriers — they’re way over the airlines’ maximum sizes, and the carrier frame is rigid in the length dimension, so there’s no wiggle room. The Small size would work, but only for the smallest pets — the manufacturer recommends it for pets less than 7 lbs.
[8/14/11 I just took a JetBlue flight next to a family that was using two Snoozer Roll Around Carriers to transport their two Boston Terriers. They had them in medium-sized Roll Arounds, and as you can see in this picture, the top of the carrier stuck way out. They had them under their two children’s feet, so comfort wasn’t an issue, but I can’t think why the flight attendants didn’t fuss.]