Pet Gear World Traveler wheeled carrier

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

As you know, I’ve long been searching for a good wheeled dog carrier that will work for in-cabin plane travel. I own one — the Creature Leisure Pet Pilot XL — but it’s just a hair too small for Chloe. I was excited, therefore, when a reader asked me what I thought of Pet Gear’s “World Traveler” carrier: It sounded like it was about the right size, and it had wheels. I…

Outward Hound “Roll Along Pet Carrier & Backpack”

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 pretty well.…

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…

Snoozer “Roll Around Travel Pet Carrier”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small size only)
Also works for: Backpack, car carrier, travel bed
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
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…

Tutto “Pet on Wheels”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small size only)
Also works for: Travel bed
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★

This is a rolling carrier that can be collapsed (when not in use) to 3.5″ wide. It comes in three sizes: Small (13Hx17Lx9W), Medium (13Hx20Lx9W), and Large (15Hx22Lx11W). It has large ventilation panels on three sides (the fourth side has a large storage pocket), each with privacy panels. It’s very maneuverable, and it’s strong enough that you can stack your other luggage on top if need be. With the ventilation and privacy panels…

Teafco Argo “Tally-Ho Wheeled Pet Carrier”

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

Teafco’s Argo line of pet carriers is well-designed and beautifully made. That said, I’m just baffled by the Tally-Ho Wheeled Pet Carrier. It’s meant to be both a pet carrier and an overnight bag. Your pet goes in a “roomy pet compartment” on the bottom, and your clothing goes into “a small duffle bag sized compartment” on top. The whole bag is sized to “fit in most airplanes’ overhead compartments.” Um, what?? I can believe that the bag fits…

PetEgo “Pet Rolling Pack”

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…

Pet Gear “I Go2″ line of pet carriers

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Weekender, Traveler, Escort, Day Tripper, Sport only)
Also works for: Car carrier, over the shoulder carrier
Quality: Unknown
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

Pet Gear offers a line of I GO2 rolling carriers that convert to backpacks. The bags all have straps on the back through which a safety belt can be fastened, so they will work as car carriers too. The manufacturer would like you to unzip the main window and regard the carrier as a car seat as well, but in that case only the small…

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…

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…