The 50 Top-Rated Cat Carriers to Keep Your Favorite Feline Safe & Comfortable at Home and on the Road

If you plan on travelling with your cat, then you’ll need to find the right carrier for your feline friend. The size of your cat will be the biggest consideration when you’re choosing a cat carrier, but other factors will help you make your choice as well – if your cat has anxiety, if you’re travelling via car, train, or airplane, or how many cats you’re bringing along on your adventures. No matter the motivation or the limitations, we tried to think of it all.

Travelling with more than one pet? Does that pet happen to be a dog? If so, check out our review of The Best Dog Travel Bags.

We’ve rounded up 50 top-rated cat carriers designed to keep your furry friend safe, comfortable, and happy (well, as happy as a kitty can be in a carrier, that is). Our picks are listed below in alphabetical order for easy reference. Ratings information is based on Amazon reviews and is current at the time of this writing.

1. Airline Approved Soft Sided Pet Carrier by Mr. Peanut’s

Current Rating: 4.5

This cat carrier is approved for airline use under your seat and is lightweight – just under 3 pounds. So the heft of this carry-on will be based entirely on the weight of your cat, which may come in very handy if your kitty is svelte rather than plump.

Key Features:

  • 5 color choices
  • Airline approved under seat
  • Comes with removable fleece bed

Cost: Est. $40

2. Airline Cat Carrier Under Seat Travel Bag by Caldwell’s Pet Supply Co

Airline Cat Carrier Under Seat Travel Bag by Caldwell’s Pet Supply Co

Current Rating: 4.4

This soft cat carrier includes removable inserts which offer reinforcements to prevent the sides caving in on your cat during use. The puncture-resistant polyester will make sure that your cat doesn’t tear this carrier apart, even when he’s stressed during flight, and the two fleece pads included ensure you will have a replacement should something happen to the first.

Key Features:

  • Includes 2 fleece pads
  • Zippered feeding window for quick access
  • TSA approved for under seat requirements

Cost: Est. $25

3. Amazing Pink Pet Carrier by TailHouse: Stylish & Heavy-Duty, Airline Approved Luxury Travel Bag

Amazing Pink Pet Carrier by TailHouse stylish & Heavy-Duty Airline Approved Luxury Travel Bag

Current Rating: 4.5

This cat carrier has a lot of little features that really add up to make this a big convenience. The durable nylon construction is combined with a breathable mesh on each side and zippered openings on both ends. The zippers lock to prevent a surprise opening, and the bag comes with a pet collar leash to prevent escape.

Key Features:

  • Removable fleece bed included
  • Made with waterproof, durable nylon fabric
  • 1-year extended warranty

Cost: Est. $35

4. AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Pet Travel Carrier

AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Pet Travel Carrier

Current Rating: 4.4

This pet carrier comes in three sizes to make sure that your pet is covered for travel up to 22 pounds. You’ll need to double check with the airline measurements to be safe, but even the large should fit under the seat in most planes.

Key Features:

  • 3 size choices
  • Machine-washable fleece bed; spot clean bag
  • 2 openings: top and end

Cost: Est. $30

5. AmazonBasics Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel

AmazonBasics Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel

Current Rating: 4.2

This top-load hard case pet carrier is for your larger cat that just wouldn’t fit under the seat of an airplane no matter the carrier specifications. If you need to put your pet in the undercarriage of the plane or you simply need a solution for your everyday car and train travel, the hard case is your best bet. The top load feature will make getting kitty into and out of the carrier easier, but the front door will give you an alternative option and your cat a good view of the world.

Key Features:

  • 2 doors: top and front
  • Made of durable plastic and steel grated door
  • Includes screws for reinforcement

Cost: Est. $30

6. Bencmate – Soft Side Pet Carrier Travel Bag for Small Dogs and Cats Airline Approved Under Seat by Bencmate

Bencmate - Soft Side Pet Carrier Travel Bag for Small Dogs and Cats Airline Approved Under Seat by Bencmate

Current Rating: 4.8

This cat carrier has an opening on each side, one that opens completely to allow your cat to walk in and the other that will open halfway to allow you to feed or pet your kitty when he needs an extra bit of attention. It also features a side pocket with a zipper that allows you to store some of your cat’s items.

Key Features:

  • 3 color options
  • Made of lightweight, waterproof materials
  • Opening on each end

Cost: Est. $20

7. dbestproducts – Pet Smart Cart Carrier, Small, Cheetah, soft sided collapsible

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Current Rating: 5.0

This cat carrier has mesh panels along both sides and an opening at the end, allowing you to keep an eye on your feline friend without having to stop and open any zippers or doors. It’s made with a durable polyester that is waterproof, and both the handle and arm strap are padded for your comfort.

Key Features:

  • Choose from 3 prints and 3 sizes
  • Folds flat for storage
  • Waterproof design

Cost: Est. $25

8. Deboc Portable Pet Small Dog Cat Sided Carrier Travel Tote Shoulder Bag Cage Kennel

 Deboc Portable Pet Small Dog Cat Sided Carrier Travel Tote Shoulder Bag Cage Kennel

Current Rating: n/a

There may not be any reviews on this yet, but the features make it well worth a look. This cat tote is a hybrid between a soft-sided and hard crate-type carrier. The smooth sides of the center are lined with air vents to make sure your cat can breathe easily, and the side opens to turn the carrier into a lounging house while on your vacation.

Key Features:

  • Includes comfort pad
  • Folds flat in 4 peices
  • Opens on side and end

Cost: Est. $20

9. ECBUY Portable Pet Carrier Dog Cat Pet Carrier Airline Approved Under Seat Travel Pet Carrier for Small Dogs Soft Sided Pet Carrier Large for Cats

ECBUY Portable Pet Carrier Dog Cat Pet Carrier Airline Approved Under Seat Travel Pet Carrier for Small Dogs Soft Sided Pet Carrier Large for Cats

Current Rating: 4.3

This soft cat carrier is made of a durable fabric with plenty of integrated mesh for optimal air flow. On each of the four sides of this tote is a zipper that allows you at least partial access to your cat. The end opening is the large door to make it easy to get kitty in and out, and there are also smaller pockets to sneak in a comforting pet or treats.

Key Features:

  • 6 color choices
  • Includes removable fleece pad
  • Mesh pouch on end and side pocket

Cost: Est. $20

10. EliteField Soft Sided Pet Carrier

 

EliteField Soft Sided Pet Carrier

Current Rating: 4.3

This may seem like another soft-sided cat carrier, but it has a few added perks that you’re sure to love. The biggest is definitely the fact that the removable fleece padding has an inserted hard support board to provide your kitty with extra support on a bumpy trip. And after said trip, you can remove that fleece cover, wash it, and it’s good as new. It also has buckle loops that allow you to secure it in your car via the seat belt. This is definitely the kind of carrier you’ll want to bring to take your cat on a road trip.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Airline approved
  • 3-year warranty

Cost: Est. $25

11. ExPAWlorer – Airline Pet Travel Carrier Soft-Sided for Cats and Small Dogs

 ExPAWlorer - Airline Pet Travel Carrier Soft-Sided for Cats and Small Dogs

Current Rating: 5.0

This pet carrier is made to fit under the seat in most airplanes (but check with your airline to be sure) and comfortable in the seat next to you in a car or bus. The removable, machine-washable fleece pad is a comfortable addition your cat will appreciate (even if she doesn’t express that very well during a stressful trip). The zippers can be operated from the outside only, so your Houdini cat will be safe inside.

Key Features:

  • 2 size choices
  • Max capacity 18 lbs
  • Includes collapsible water bowl

Cost: Est. $25

12. Favorite Car Travel Vet Visit Airline Approved Pet Carrier

Favorite Car Travel Vet Visit Airline Approved Pet Carrier

Current Rating: 3.8

This is a great cat carrier for cats who are in need of a more sturdy ride; particularly if you’re going to try to protect them from the stresses that can come with the ability to see all the action happening in the outside world. The four sided air vents may allow your cat more visibility than you’d like, but the rigid sides will help kitty to feel secure, and the quick latching system will make assembly a breeze for you.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Quick-latch style for easy assembly
  • Max capacity 20 lbs

Cost: Est. $20

13. Favorite Dog Cat Rabbit Two Door Top Load Car Travel Vet Visit Pet Carrier

 Favorite Dog Cat Rabbit Two Door Top Load Car Travel Vet Visit Pet Carrier

Current Rating: 4.2

This is a classic pet carrier with a happy design spin that will leave you and your cat well pleased. Because pulling your cat out of the side of these crates is always a struggle, the manufacturer solved this problem by making this otherwise standard crate a top-loading one. This means that getting your cat out of this is as simple as it ordinarily is to pick him up.

Key Features:

  • 2 color options
  • 2 doors: top load and side grate
  • Rigid plastic construction with metal gate

Cost: Est. $35

14. Favorite Top Load Portable Pet Small Animal Carrier Outdoor Short Trip Travel Vet Visit

Favorite Top Load Portable Pet Small Animal Carrier Outdoor Short Trip Travel Vet Visit

Current Rating: 4.4

This crate has a double handle that will allow you to carry your cat like you do a basket in the grocery store. And like a basket in a grocery store, seeing the contents is as easy as just looking down – because this lid is a clear plastic that gives you maximum visibility, so you can keep a close eye on your favorite feline during your trip.

Key Features:

  • 2-handled top for easy balance
  • Transparent lid for visibility
  • Easy assembly with 4 simple locks along sides and 2 latches along top

Cost: Est. $18

15. Ferplast Atlas 10 Cat and Dog Carrier

Ferplast Atlas 10 Cat and Dog Carrier

Current Rating: 4.1

This is probably the design you had in mind when you visualize a cat carrier. It’s a classic for a reason: it works. The vents along each of the three sides and the metal grated door allow you cat plenty of air circulation, and the simple four latches make for an easy assembly. And for under $20, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Ergonomic handle along top
  • Durable plastic construction with plastic coated metal gate

Cost: Est. $20

16. Fypo Expandable Carrier Crate for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and More

Fypo Expandable Carrier Crate for Dogs Cats Rabbits Small Puppies Soft Sided With Removable Fleece

Current Rating: 4.6

This cat carrier offers several usage and carrying options. You can expand this soft-sided tote to give your cat room to stretch, and that will be of great importance if you’re taking a long road trip and want to make your furry friend as comfortable as possible. While carrying him, you can wear this tote over your shoulder, carry it with your hands, wear it on your arm or across your body, and with all the side pouches and pockets, you’ll be able to store all his treats and possessions.

Key Features:

  • Thick mesh windows for air flow and durability
  • Secure bag to car with shoulder strap or loops and seat belt
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $40

17. Giantex Astronaut Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Travel Bag Space Capsule Backpack Breathable

Giantex Astronaut Pet Cat Dog Puppy Carrier Travel Bag Space Capsule Backpack Breathable

Current Rating: 4.3

This cat carrier may have started out in the designing phase as a joke – astronaut kitty – but the functionality and practicality has long since made it much more than comedic relief. Yes, the visual of your cat’s head poking up and looking through the space ship-looking port hole is funny, but that doesn’t change that this is a carrier you can wear as a backpack. You can go through your travel without the extra pain of lugging around a pet carrier. It’s just a backpack that happens to meow occasionally. Just be sure not to sit own with this backpack on, or kitty may unsheathe her claws.

Key Features:

  • 4 color choices
  • 12 air holes, mesh sides for air flow
  • Sturdy front and soft sided back for both your and cat comfort

Cost: Est. $40

18. HIPPIH Pet Carrier for Dogs & Cats Comfort Airline Approved Travel Tote Soft Sided Bag

HIPPIH Pet Carrier for Dogs & Cats Comfort Airline Approved Travel Tote Soft Sided Bag

Current Rating: 4.1

This pet carrier has two openings: a door and a top-loading strip that allows you to place your kitty inside or remove him with ease. The carrier itself is a soft-sided tote that has mesh on one side and provides shade on the three other sides. This may not be ideal for long trips, but if your cat has anxiety, keeping them a bit more protected from what’s outside the carrier may help keep him calm.

Key Features:

  • 2 size options
  • Top-loading latch for added security
  • Includes removable fleece bed

Cost: Est. $20

19. HUANXU – Pet Carrier Dog Cat Soft Sided Airline Approved Small Puppy Travel Bag

HUANXU - Pet Carrier Dog Cat Soft Sided Airline Approved Small Puppy Travel Bag

Current Rating: 4.1

This cat carrier is meant for your very small cat, with a maximum capacity of only 8 pounds. If your little one is indeed little, this will save you any extra space and weight that you simply don’t need. It includes a discreet zippered pouch along the side will allow you to place any items you want to hide a bit – like your hotel reservation printouts.

Key Features:

  • 4 color choices
  • Fits beneath airplane seat
  • Durable waterproof material

Cost: Est. $20

20. iPrimo – Dog and Cat Hands Free Carrier Sling – Reversible Carrier Bag Papoose

 iPrimo - Dog and Cat Hands Free Carrier Sling - Reversible Carrier Bag Papoose

Current Rating: 4.5

This is a great out and about carrier for your cat – especially if she loves to cuddle. This is more of a carrier for while you walk or possibly take the bus than it is anything else. An airline wouldn’t allow you to hold your cat in this, but if you’re going to be taking her out and about with you around town, this is a great option!

Key Features:

  • 4 style choices
  • Reversible for 2 patterns
  • Wear your pet rather than carry her

Cost: Est. $15

21. IRIS Deluxe Pet Travel Carriers

IRIS Deluxe Pet Travel Carriers

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a crate that is designed for air travel. If your cat won’t comfortably fit in the carriers that store under the seats, this is probably the kind of thing you’ll want. The airlines sometimes require the crates have extra-secure latches and escape-proof features, and this one has the space for screws or zip ties. Check with your airline before you leave to make sure you have everything covered.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Max capacity 25 lbs
  • Includes removable food and water tray

Cost: Est. $40

22. Jespet – Airline Approved Comfort 18 Inch Soft Sided Pet Travel Carrier Pet Portable Bag Home

Jespet - Airline Approved Comfort 18 Inch Soft Sided Pet Travel Carrier Pet Portable Bag Home

Current Rating: 3.9

This soft-sided carrier will easily deconstruct, with just the zipper being undone. The closed and rigid zipper is what keeps this tote open and roomy for your cat, and with a soft handle on top and a removable shoulder strap you can carry your kitty with you on your travels with no problem.

Key Features:

  • Made with durable nylon
  • Inside leash tag for added security
  • Money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $20

23. Kathsun – Breathable Double Shouder Dog Cat Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Carrier front Head out dog Carrier for Biking, Hiking, Trip, Shopping

Kathsun - Breathable Double Shouder Dog Cat Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Carrier front Head out dog Carrier for Biking Hiking Trip Shopping

Current Rating: n/a

While this carrier is a better bet for a cat that’s generally calm for travel, it’s a great choice for chill, well-behaved felines. The opening for your cat’s head is completely open and you can bungee it closed more or less, but a determined cat will likely be able to get out. When you wear this “backpack” you should probably wear it on your front to help your kitty feel safe.

Key Features:

  • 4 color choices
  • 2 size choices
  • Open hole for kitty’s head

Cost: Est. $20

24. Kooltail – Pet Travel Carrier Airline Approved with Fleece Mat for Cats Portable Bag

Kooltail - Pet Travel Carrier Airline Approved with Fleece Mat for Cats Puppy Dog Portable Bag

Current Rating: 3.9

This soft pet carrier has a removable fleece pad and is made of a waterproof cloth that contains windows of mesh for air ventilation and visibility. Be sure to check your sizes, because the small is only 14″ long by 10″ wide so it will only hold a smaller cat. And when not in use, this tote will fold flat so you won’t have to worry about storing it.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 2 size options
  • Opens on both ends

Cost: Est. $20

25. KQRNS Airline Approved Pet Carrier

KQRNS - Cat Carrier KQRNS Airline Approved Pet Carrier for Medium Cat Travel Carrier Soft Sided

Current Rating: 4.5

This cat-carrying tote is a great option if you plan on traveling with your furry friend frequently because it has a lot of little comforts that will make the experience go more smoothly. Lockable zippers will give you the extra comfort that your cat will be secure in his travel home. And the side has a clear ID tag holder, so your bag and your baby will always be identifiable as yours.

Key Features:

  • Side pocket for cat treats and accessories
  • Removable fleece pad
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Cost: Est. $35

26. MG Collection Stylish 2 Tone Quilted Soft Sided Travel Dog and Cat Pet Carrier Tote Hand Bag

MG Collection Stylish 2 Tone Quilted Soft Sided Travel Dog and Cat Pet Carrier Tote Hand Bag

Current Rating: 4.2

This cat carrier is the posh version of a lot of its peers. It is simple in design but sleek in style, but the style isn’t all this bag has to offer. Its construction is reinforced with eight grommet holes that will offer your pet plenty of air, but also the top rolls back to reveal a full mesh ceiling for your cat. But should he need some sense deprivation to ease his stress, pulling the curtain back over the top will prevent him from seeing as many outside stressors without inhibiting his breathing.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 2 exterior side pockets
  • Interior spring-clip leash

Cost: Est. $30

27. Necoichi – Portable Ultra Light Cat Carrier with Double Zipper Closure

Necoichi - Portable Ultra Light Cat Carrier with Double Zipper Closure

Current Rating: 4.2

You can get this cat carrier with or without the padded bed, but either way this is ultra lightweight and better-suited for short jaunts. It folds flat, so it may be a great idea to pack this in your luggage if you’re flying with your cat and offering this as her bed in your hotel. Or if you’re just on a short weekend trip a short road trip away, this is a good choice.

Key Features:

  • Max capacity 18 lbs
  • Sturdy fabric is machine washable
  • See through mesh on all sides for maximum visibility

Cost: Est. $10

28. Necoichi Foldable Ultra Light Cat Carrier with Safety Net

Necoichi Foldable Ultra Light Cat Carrier with Safety Net Black

Current Rating: 3.8

This cat carrier comes with a safety net, which may seem incredibly odd to you, but some cats have an anxiety that can’t be tamed by more traditional means. And if you’ve ever had a panicky cat, you know you’d try just about anything – and the added security of being snug in the bag does seem to help some cats.

Key Features:

  • Includes safety net
  • Max capacity 13 lbs
  • Top curtain rolls up to reveal mesh

Cost: Est. $20

29. One for Pets – Cat Show House Portable Dog Kennel (Shelter)

One for Pets - Cat Show House Portable Dog Kennel Shelter Red Cream Tan

Current Rating:  4.5

If you’re traveling via your own vehicle with several cats, this is absolutely the cat carrier for you. This can essentially be the clown car of cat transportation, holding as many cats as will comfortably fit. The center divider can be removed to create one open space or kept to divide cats who aren’t inclined to snuggle up together. Pads and hammocks are sold separately.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • Mesh and transparent plastic doors
  • Side pockets for treats and accessories

Cost: Est. $110

30. OxGord – Paws & Pals Airline Approved Pet Carriers

OxGord - Paws & Pals Airline Approved Pet Carriers

Current Rating: 3.8

This is a great cat carrier for vet checkups and grooming appointments and will hold up to 22 pounds of furry feline. The mesh windows that cover all four sides of this tote are perfect for checking on your cat and for letting him keep tabs on what’s going on at all times.

Key Features:

  • 10 color choices
  • Includes removable fleece bed
  • Machine washable (remove bottom)

Cost: Est. $25

31. Paw Essentials 19″ inch Dog and Cat Pet Carrier and Travel Crate (Coffee)

Paw Essentials 19 inch Dog and Cat Pet Carrier and Travel Crate Coffee

Current Rating: 5.0

This crate is good for air travel because most airlines will require you to secure pet carriers with additional pins or zip ties, and this crate has the space for those. It even comes with screws specifically meant for this purpose. The rigid sides will protect your cat and may allow her to feel more at ease when traveling.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Security pins and latches
  • Ventilation holes along all four sides

Cost: Est. $30

32. Pet Magasin – Hard Cover Pet Carrier – Collapsable Pet Travel Kennel for Cats

Pet Magasin - Hard Cover Pet Carrier - Collapsable Pet Travel Kennel for Cats

Current Rating:  4.5

This hard/soft-case hybrid is a well-ventilated means of travel for your cat. The air holes are along the entirety of the carrier, and the door itself is completely mesh which allows both air and visibility. The zipper features its own lock, which will give you the peace of mind that your cat will not escape if you take your eye off him for a moment.

Key Features:

  • Waterproof hard bottom and top cover
  • Shock reduction pad for maximum comfort
  • Soft midsection folds for easy storage

Cost: Est. $35

33. Pet Magasin – Luxury Soft-Sided Cat Carrier

Pet Magasin - Luxury Soft-Sided Cat Carrier [Airline TSA Approved]-

Current Rating: 4.5

This cat carrier is meant for your smaller pets and is airline-approved to store under your seat. It’s a lightweight bag that will keep the weight dependent almost entirely on your cat, as the bag itself is only 2.2 pounds. It features an inner belt to clip your cat’s collar to and a mesh side pouch in which you can store your cat’s accessories.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Made with waterproof material
  • 2-year warranty

Cost: Est. $25

34. Pet Smart Cart, Small, Cheetah, Rolling Carrier

Pet Smart Cart Small Cheetah Rolling Carrier with wheels soft sided collapsible Folding Travel Bag Dog Cat Airline Approved Tote Luggage backpack

Current Rating: 3.9

Unlike most of its peers, this cat carrier is on wheels and has a long extended handle so you won’t need to carry this across the airport – roll it instead. And that alone makes it worth a good look, particularly for those who tend to be bogged down with lots of luggage. The top also has a handle for those times you do need to carry it, and there are two pockets on the sides. It collapses to four inches flat for compact storage, and the soft microfiber bedding will keep your pet ultra comfortable.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 3 size options
  • Wheels make it easily transported

Cost: Est. $50

35. PetLuv Soothing “Happy Cat” Premium Soft Sided Cat Carrier & Travel Crate

PetLuv Soothing Happy Cat Premium Soft Sided Cat Carrier & Travel Crate w Locking Zippers Comfy Plush Nap Pillow

Current Rating: 4.8

This is perfect to try out if you don’t know how your cat will handle travel. There are four panels that can open to give you access to your pet, and each of them feature two layers of protection: mesh and full curtain. So if your calm cat isn’t bothered by anything and would never take off on you, keep all sides open and just let him use this as his bed that travels with you. If your curious cat handles outside stressors fairly well, you may want to keep the mesh down and curtains up. And if your nervous Nellie can’t stand the over-stimulation of travel, then shut those curtains tight and let him feel secure in his own little world.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 2 size options
  • 4 access panels with 3 stages of privacy

Cost: Est. $70

36. Petmate – Aspen Pet Pet Porter Plastic Kennel

Petmate - Aspen Pet Pet Porter Plastic Kennel

Current Rating: 4.0

This rigid pet carrier comes in a wide range of sizes and is for all species of pets up to 90 pounds. But if you have a 90 pound cat there’s a pretty good chance you’re looking at some sort of wild cat breed and probably won’t be travelling on an airplane with it, anyways. The larger carriers contain a seat belt slot to help secure your cat in place, and all sizes contain a thorough ventilation with several holes on each side.

Key Features:

  • 10 color choices
  • 8 size choices
  • Made with durable plastic and a metal gate

Cost: Est. $30

37. Petmate Two Door Top Load Kennel

Petmate Two Door Top Load Kennel

Current Rating: 4.5

This rigid crate has a lot of features that make it a convenient choice; in fact, it’s currently labeled as “Amazon’s Choice for cat carriers.” You won’t have to worry about whether you’ll have to drag your cat out of this carrier because it has a top door that will allow you to simply open it up and pick up your cat. And depending on your cat’s size, this crate style is available at 19 inches or 24 inches high.

Key Features:

  • 4 color choices
  • 2 size choices
  • Top load and front gate door

Cost: Est. $40

38. PetPeppy – Premium Airline Approved Expandable Pet Carrier by Pet Peppy

PetPeppy - Premium Airline Approved Expandable Pet Carrier by Pet Peppy- TWO SIDE Expansion Designed for Cats Dogs KittensPuppies - Extra Spacious Soft Sided Carrier

Current Rating: 4.4

This pet carrier expands when traveling more casually to give your cat more room to stretch out. The folded down sides create approximately three times the footprint and give your pet a fun little covered porch for a spacious travel home. The cozy mat is included and machine-washable, and the side features a convenient pouch in which you can store treats or toys.

Key Features:

  • Water bowl included
  • Side strap to secure to a rolling suitcase
  • Clip inside latches onto collar for extra safety

Cost: Est. $35

39. PetsHome Waterproof Premium Leather Pet Travel Portable Bag Carrier

PetsHome - Dog Carrier Pet Carrier PetsHome Waterproof Premium Leather Pet Travel Portable Bag Carrier for Cat and Small Dog Home& Outdoor

Current Rating: 4.4

This carrier is ideal for your little pets who go everywhere with you. Inside is a fixed leash that you can secure your pet to via his collar, and the side contains a small pocket that you can store items in securely with its zipper. Each mesh “window” can be covered by unrolling a curtain and making sure your cat is blissfully unaware of the action happening outside during travel.

Key Features:

  • 27 style and color choices
  • 3 size options
  • Made of PU leather and durable mesh

Cost: Est. $55

40. Pettom Roll Around 4-in-1 Pet Carrier Travel Backpack

Pettom Roll Around 4-in-1 Pet Carrier Travel Backpack

Current Rating: 3.9

This carrier closely resembles a standard piece of luggage with its wheels and extendable handles, but this can also be worn as a backpack just as easily. The front opens at the top and at the bottom, making access to your cat easy, and the nylon net of the mesh will make ventilation efficient as well.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 10-lb max capacity
  • Attached leash to keep cat secure

Cost: Est. $45

41. QZBAOSHU – Hard Sided Pet Carriers Pet Houses Cats or Dogs Out Portable Cages

QZBAOSHU - Hard Sided Pet Carriers Pet Houses Cats or Dogs Out Portable Cages

Current Rating: 5.0

This cat carrier has air holes along the sides and the door is mesh, so your pet will have plenty of ventilation. When not in use, you can zip the hard bottom and top together with the softer sides folded and enclosed inside, making storage a breeze. And the removable shoulder strap and top handle will allow you diversity in your carry.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • 2-way zipper, top and bottom
  • Folds flat for storage

Cost: Est. $30

42. Sherpa Deluxe Pet Carriers

Sherpa Deluxe Pet Carriers

Current Rating: 4.5

This carrier comes in three sizes which gives you a range of capacities, up to a maximum of 22 pounds, so it’s very likely you’ll be able to find the best fit for your kitties. Mesh windows cover both sides and the side door, while the other side is covered with a zippered pocket that is perfect for storing your kitty’s accessories. Although you will still want to check, this is approved for use under most airline seats.

Key Features:

  • 5 color choices
  • Top and side entry
  • Seat belt straps to secure in car

Cost: Est. $40

43. Sherpa Element Duffle Pet Carrier, Small

Sherpa Element Duffle Pet Carrier Small

Current Rating: 4.3

This carrier features a patented spring wire frame that will allow you to push the sides down several inches to make fitting it under an airline seat possible. In doing this, the manufacture has made this a much more comfortable carrier to bring on the plane for you and your cat. The side pocket is small but will fit a few of your cats essentials, and the leather ID tag will make sure your bag is always identified as yours.

Key Features:

  • 3 size options
  • Leather accents for additional durability
  • 16-lb max capacity

Cost: Est. $35

43. Soyan Deluxe Pet Travel Carrier, Soft Side, Suitable for Cats and Small Dogs

Soyan Deluxe Pet Travel Carrier Soft Side Suitable for Cats and Small Dogs Comes with Shoulder Strap

Current Rating: 4.6

This cat carrier is a great option for your cat on the go. And you can feel extra secure in this choice because the zippered entrance has a lock on the zipper to prevent escapes. The side pouch has no zipper, which will allow you easy and fast access to the treats and toys you place inside.

Key Features:

  • Removable shoulder strap and double handles
  • Includes removable fleece pad
  • Several mesh windows along with a large mesh covered entry

Cost: Est. $25

45. SportPet Designs Foldable Travel Cat Carrier – Front Door Plastic Collapsible Carrier

SportPet Designs Foldable Travel Cat Carrier - Front Door Plastic Collapsible Carrier

Current Rating: 4.5

The SportsPet design is perfect for transporting a cat because the unique door design is at an angle, making your pet’s entry and exit a breeze. This model folds flat and makes for maximum portability and incredibly versatile storage. The maximum weight capacity of this carrier is 25 pounds, so it’s very likely that any household cat will be able to use this comfortably. This is not designed for airline travel and will not fit under the seat, but for car or train travel this is a great choice.

Key Features:

  • Sliders lock for safe and easy assembly
  • Bed included for $4 more
  • 14.25″ H x 18.5″ W x 15.25″ D

Cost: Est. $30

46. SportsPet Designs – Collapsible Cat Carrier Plastic Cat & Dog Cage Portable Pet Products

SportsPet Designs - Collapsible Cat Carrier Plastic Cat & Dog Cage Portable Pet Products

Current Rating: 4.0

This is the smaller size of the newly popular and unique SportsPet angled design that will allow your cat a comfortable exit and entry into a carrier. This is wonderfully lightweight and it will still hold your pet up to 25 pounds and fold to a flat four inches to store and transport easily.

Key Features:

  • 3 color choices
  • Made of high-quality and extra-durable materials
  • 17.9″ x 14″ x 12.8″

Cost: Est. $40

47. Sturdibag – Extra Large Flexible Height Pet Carrier

Sturdibag - Extra Large Flexible Height Pet Carrier

Current Rating: 4.3

This cat carrier will hold a maximum of 50 pounds so, depending on your cats’ size and need for personal space, you could theoretically carry more than one cat in it. This bag is definitely too big for airline travel, but it does offer a flexible height that may offer some wiggle room should you want to test it – most reviewers say that they’ve had phenomenal success with doing so. But again, please check before you book.

Key Features:

  • 10 color choices
  • Privacy curtains for each mesh window
  • Made with 600 denier polyester for lightweight construction

Cost: Est. $90

48. Suncast – Portable Pet Crate for Small and Medium

Suncast - Portable Pet Crate for Small and Medium Dogs

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a funny little flip in expectations. Unlike most of its competitors, this cat carrier doesn’t have all plastic sides and a metal grated door. Instead, it offers just the opposite: a plastic door and metal wire sides. The top features a small storage container that will allow you to store your travel day’s worth of cat food or treats, and it includes a combination food and water bowl.

Key Features:

  • 2 size options
  • Includes water/food bowl
  • Heavy-duty plastic and metal construction

Cost: Est. $40

49. Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack Pet Carriers for Cats and Dogs

Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack Pet Carriers for Cats and Dogs

Current Rating: 4.3

This durable backpack-style cat carrier can be worn in comfort because of its adjustable and padded straps. The semi-sphere window will allow your cat to view the outside world safely without you needing to worry about escape and the mesh windows and 12 air holes ensure your pet an effective ventilation.

Key Features:

  • 8 color choices
  • 12.99″L x 9.05″W x 15.74″H
  • Opens on both sides

Cost: Est. $60

50. Wopet – Fashion Pet Carrier

Wopet - Fashion Pet Dog Carrier PU Leather Dog Carriers Luxury Cat Travel Carrying Handbag for Outdoor Travel Walking Hiking

Current Rating: 4.2

This is a great travel bag if you plan on taking your furry friend with you everywhere. It can be a big help to animals who want to peek their heads out and are trustworthy enough to not bolt if they see something starting or tempting. And durable imitation leather construction makes this bag easy to wipe clean – and keeps the price reasonable, too.

Key Features:

  • Zippered pocket on the end
  • 2 mesh windows; 1 curtain
  • Leopard print interior

Cost: Est. $35

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