One way to make sure your pet stays comfy and safe during your travels is by using a pet carrier. The type of carrier you use can influence how calm your pet remains whether you're flying across the country or just making a quick trip to the groomers. Soft-sided carriers are a popular pick because they're less bulky and easier to store than hard-shell carriers. Here are some of the best soft-sided pet carriers we encountered during our extensive market research.
This soft-sided carrier conforms to the under-seat dimensions of most airlines, which is great if your pet will be accompanying you on your next vacation. It also features convenient carrying handles and a seatbelt strap for transporting your pet in the car. It has an adjustable shoulder strap for easier carrying and mesh panels that promote greater ventilation for your furry friend. The top and front zipper closures allow for the safe transport of pets up to 16 pounds (7.3 kg).
This soft pet carrier is designed for pets up to 16 pounds and features zippered doors on both the front and top of the carrier.
This carrier comes with a removable base insert that creates a solid surface for your pet to stand on, along with a removable and hand-washable cozy fleece pet bed. It also has an adjustable shoulder strap for easier carrying, and the back strap can fasten the carrier to your luggage. The mesh windows are designed to ventilate the carrier, and it fits the under-seat dimensions of most airlines so you don’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend behind.
This soft pet carrier is made for small dogs and cats. It features a removable base insert, a side pocket, and a padded center panel.
This carrier is made with a breathable mesh on four sides for optimal airflow. There are also smaller pockets to hide treats/food or toys. It’s airline-approved and comes with a trolley pocket, so you can attach it to your luggage. The bag includes a pet safety leash to prevent escape.
This carrier is the perfect size to comfortably hold your small pet while traveling. It has four mesh sides, making it incredibly breathable and keeping your pet cozy and comfortable.
This dog carrier is easy to clean with a soft cloth and can be washed by machine or hand. It has an internal leash that prevents your puppy from breaking out of the bag during travel. The front and rear pockets provide convenient storage of your pet’s treats, leash, bags, or anything else they might need on the go. A little card shows your contact information so people will know who to call should your carrier get misplaced.
Durable, easy to care for, and made to last, this carrier is perfect for pet parents on the go. The soft-sided design allows for for quick and easy transportation.
This portable pet carrier is made of durable polyester. It comes with a folding blue bowl and a soft cushion inside the bag. You can use it as a tote bag or shoulder bag thanks to the top handle and adjustable strap. The carrying handles are very comfortable to hold. A small pocket on the outside of the bag allows you to store treats and anything else you need for your pet.
The carrier bag is made of durable polyester material and is available in multiple colors. The mesh is breathable and maintains sufficient ventilation.