Outward Hound “Roll Along Pet Carrier & Backpack”

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Best suited for: Backpack, wheeled transport
Also works for: In-cabin airplane carrier
Quality: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

The Roll Along Pet Carrier both rolls and converts to a backpack. At 19Hx14Wx10D, it’s larger than the last Outward Hound carrier I reviewed, but it shares many of the same features, including enormous ventilation panels on the front and sides, and roomy pockets — big enough to carry your dog’s leash, poop bags and treats and still leave plenty of room for a wallet and keys.

This carrier handles its various tasks …

Super Pet “Take Me Home” and “Come Along Carrier”

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Best suited for: Travel crate, in-cabin airplane carrier (check airline restrictions on types of pets allowed onboard)
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

I just checked these two products out at my local Petco, and I wasn’t very impressed. The “Take Me Home” wire crate (with a plastic base) comes in three sizes: Small (6Hx10Lx5.75W), Medium (7.5Hx13Lx8W) and Large (10.3Hx16.5Lx10.4w). It includes an optional perch for birds, and has a wire handle. Each size can be slipped into a corresponding “Come Along Carrier,” which encloses the crate …

Snoozer “Pet Rider Bicycle Seat Lookout”

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Best suited for: Bike carrier
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★

Snoozer’s Pet Rider Bicycle Seat Lookout is a padded platform that straps onto the back of your bike. It’s large enough (10Hx18.5Lx16W) to fit a larger small dog — Chloe, for example, would fit comfortably in this carrier — or even two very small dogs. It’s fleece-lined and comfortable, and it has a leash clip to secure to your dog’s harness. However, I don’t like this carrier for two reasons: It positions your …

PetEgo “Pet Rolling Pack”

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Best suited for: Backpack
Also works for: Car carrier
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

I love PetEgo’s products, but I’m disappointed by this one. It has great features: It rolls, it has an optional internal divider that allows two (tiny) dogs to share it, it expands with a zipped gusset to provide substantial additional space. It converts to a backpack. It has lots of mesh ventilation panels. These are all excellent things, and when you add in PetEgo’s quality design and workmanship, you’ve got a great carrier. At 9.5Hx21Lx15W, however,  it’s just too …

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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