Best Cat Carriers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 3, 2018
We all love travelling. But the same cannot be said about our four-legged friends. Which is why it is your job to reduce their level of discomfort on the trip. And with these cat carriers, you will be able to do just that. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Pet Weight Limit
Size and Weight
Material
Ventilation
Features
 
PROS

The anti-slip rim will allow your fluffy pal to get in and out of this basket without accidentally slipping and hurting itself in the process. A reliable locking system will prevent a cat or any other pet from leaving the carrier without your say-so. A convenient name tag area in front of the carrier could prove to be useful in a variety of different scenarios.

CONS

The plastic may crack if you hit the carrier against a solid surface. 

OUR VERDICT

If you're the kind of cat owner who likes to spoil their cat, you cannot go wrong with this Curver Carrier. It is easily the most stylish option on the market but we could also make the case that this is one of the better options for some of the more capricious and temperamental pets.

detailed parameters
Type

Basket (kennel)

Pet Weight Limit

Up to 6 Kg

Size and Weight

51 x 38 x 33 cm

0.29 Kg

Material

Plastic

Ventilation

Ventilation holes

Features

Anti-slip rim, Locking system, Special small opening for petting, Name tag area, Handle

PROS

The whole thing is made of high-density, 600 D oxford fabric and a metal frame (with 19 mm in diameter) that features reinforced corners. A composition like that means that the carrier will remain sturdy enough and will not distort under any regular circumstances. A top pouch and a removable side pouch can be used to store pet food, toys, all kinds of snacks, and other pet accessories.

CONS

Some zippers start to jam over time. 

OUR VERDICT

The soft-sided carrier from SONGMICS is one of the more versatile products. You can use it as a pet tent when you go camping, it is not half-bad when you go travelling by car, and it works perfectly fine in a household. So unless you're looking for some specific feature and it isn't here, you might want to give this model a shot.

detailed parameters
Type

Bag

Pet Weight Limit

Up to 7 Kg

Size and Weight

50 x 35 x 35 cm

2.26 Kg

Material

Oxford, fleece

Ventilation

Breathable from all sides

Features

Fleece mat, Round corners, Top pocket, Removable small bag, Two handles

PROS

A stroking flap will allow you to pet your furry friend without taking him out of the carrier. Since the whole thing stands on 4 castors, it will give your arms some rest over long distances and provide the model with a sturdy foundation. The model comes with a fastening device that you can fix to a seat belt in order to make car rides a tad safer.

CONS

Might be difficult to get the pet in there. 

OUR VERDICT

The Trixie 39811 is a lot of things but impractical and inconvenient aren't one of them. It isn't the most sophisticated cat carrier but it is quite good at what it does. If you do not care for fancy features that add questionable value, this model will definitely leave you satisfied.

detailed parameters
Type

Basket (kennel)

Pet Weight Limit

Up to 6 Kg

Size and Weight

47.4 x 32 x 32 cm

0.99 Kg

Material

Plastic

Ventilation

Vents from three sides for optimum air circulation

Features

Holder for car seat belt, Stroking flap, Handle, 4 legs

PROS

A 2-door design will make it much easier to get your often unruly pet in the kennel and just as easier to get him out of that kennel. The front door features four latches with a spring-loaded mechanism that allows for smooth opening. You can use the screws that come with the package to further secure the top and bottom together, thus adding some extra reinforcement.

CONS

The latches are difficult to open and close. 

OUR VERDICT

Despite the "basic" part of its name, the AmazonBasics 6009-S is anything but that. It might not seem like much but a couple of smart design solutions make a huge difference when it comes to promoting a less stressful travelling experience for you and your fluffy companion.

detailed parameters
Type

Basket (kennel)

Pet Weight Limit

Up to 7 Kg

Size and Weight

48.3 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm

1.42 Kg

Material

Plastic, steel

Ventilation

Plenty of ventilation on sides, top, and back of the crate

Features

Spring-loaded from latch for smooth opening, Two doors, Latches to open to the left or right for convenience, Handle

PROS

The size of this carrier conforms to under-seat dimensions of most airlines, so you can bring it with you to an aeroplane without worrying about how it will fit. The reversible design of the mat features warm fleece on one side and a cooling water polyester on the reverse. This way, you'll be able to make your pet just a bit more comfortable despite how hot or cold it is inside or outside.

CONS

The polyester mat tends to crumple. 

OUR VERDICT

The Petsfit 002F2 isn't just a carrier that you can use to transport your pet from one place to the other. It is a portable home that will allow your furry friend to travel with comfort. And if your pet will feel comfortable on the road, so will you.

detailed parameters
Type

Bag

Pet Weight Limit

Up to 5 Kg

Size and Weight

41 x 25 x 27 cm

0.79 Kg

Material

Oxford, fleece, polyester, steel

Ventilation

Ventilation on three sides provides adequate airflow

Features

Fleece/cooling water polyester mat, Durable powder coated steel frame, Collapsible structure, Two handles

Curver 2068963

As Attractive as Your Fluffy Pal

Ask any cat person and they'll tell you that cats are beautiful, majestic creatures. Which is why they deserve an equally beautiful carrier. Well, beautiful might be a bit of a strong word, but we would certainly be willing to go as far as to call this anthracite one of the smaller stylish prospects on the market.

But, the attractive design aside, this is also not a half-bad option in terms of functionality. For instance, we would like to point out the seldom present anti-slip rim that will allow your fluffy pal to get in and out of this basket without accidentally slipping and hurting itself in the process. And if Fluffer's feeling like the time for it to leave has come but you do not happen to share its sentiment at the particular moment, there's a reliable locking system that will prevent the cat or any other pet from leaving their lovely cage without your say-so.

That said, you'd like to make it comfortable and reassure your pet that there's nothing ahead to be afraid of. So the people behind this large cat carrier have implemented a special small opening that will allow you to pet your cat without getting it out of the said carrier. Finally, the model comes equipped with a convenient name tag area that could prove to be useful in a variety of different scenarios.

So, if you're the kind of cat owner who likes to spoil their cat, Curver Carrier will prove to be the best cat carrier for you. It is easily the most stylish option on the market but we could also make the case that this is one of the better options for some of the more capricious and temperamental pets.

Review of Curver 2068963 Plastic Cat Carrier

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SONGMICS PDC50H

Different Strokes for Different Pets

A few things make the model from SONGMICS good enough to warrant an entry high up on our list. First, there's the material. The whole thing is made of high-density, 600 D oxford fabric and a metal frame (with 19 millimetres in diameter) that features reinforced corners. A composition like that implies that the carrier will remain sturdy enough and will not distort under just about any regular circumstances. Then, there's the inner fleece cushion that will make your pet feel at home even when it is a long way from that home. The carrier is made in a way that makes it breathable on all sides. Plus, the see-through design will allow your little companion to enjoy the view.

Aside from the breathable design, what makes this model safe for your pet are the round corners that will prevent it from injuring itself. But your pet was not the only one who the manufacturers had in mind when they were designing this product. For your personal convenience, they have included a couple of handles that can be turned into a padded shoulder strap, so you'll be able to carry your pal with more than enough comfort. And, a couple of things that will make both you and your pet more comfortable on the road are the top pouch and a removable side pouch. You can use both of them to store pet food, toys, all kinds of snacks, and other pet accessories.

In conclusion, the soft-sided carrier from SONGMICS is one of the more versatile products. You can use it as a pet tent when you go camping, it is not half-bad when you go travelling by car, and it works perfectly fine in a household. So unless you're looking for some specific feature and it isn't here, you might want to give this model a shot.

Review of SONGMICS PDC50H Portable Folding Fabric Pet Carrier

 

TRIXIE 39811

Allow Your Arms a Rest

The Trixie 39811 is one of the most affordable travel carriers on the pet market. Nevertheless, it is far more impressive than you would expect from such an inexpensive and seemingly mediocre model. A lot of thought has been put into the model's design and its the little things that make it a highly practical carrier. A good example of that is a convenient storage tray located on top of the kennel. It's not exactly a huge pouch but it will be able to fit a few pet accessories and that's all that you really want from it. Another smart design solution is a stroking flap that will allow you to pet your furry friend without taking it out of the carrier.

Since the whole thing stands on 4 castors, it will give your arm some rest over long distances and provide the model with a sturdy foundation. You will find plenty of vents on three of the four sides of this carrier, so you won't have to worry about airflow. The only part of the model's design that we didn't like is the relatively small and inconvenient entrance that might make it a bit difficult to get the pet in there. However, what we certainly did like is the anti-slip thermal blanket that will allow your pal to lie in there with enough comfort to survive the road. Finally, the product comes equipped with a fastening device that you can fix to a seat belt in order to make car rides a tad safer.

All in all, the Trixie 39811 is a lot of things but inconvenient isn't one of them. It isn't the most sophisticated cat carrier but it is quite good at what it does. If you do not care for fancy features that add questionable value, this model will definitely leave you satisfied.

Review of TRIXIE 39811 Traveller Capri I Pet Carrier

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AmazonBasics 6009-S

Not Quite Basic

Amazon, again with the deceiving title. They call this line of products basic but we would say that they are anything but that. If it is indeed basic, why do we seldom see the 2-door design being incorporated in other models? Because they could certainly use it. With a system like that, it is much easier to get your often unruly pet in the kennel and just as easier to get it out of that kennel. By the way, aside from the usual handle, the top door comes equipped with latches that will allow you to open the door to the left or the right, further adding some extra convenience points to the already rather practical model.

As for the front door, it features four latches with a spring-loaded mechanism that allows for smooth opening. They also serve as a safety measure since you can use those latches to snap the top and the bottom of the cat carrier together. And since you can never have too much safety, the folks at Amazon have made it possible to use the screws that come with the package to further secure the top and bottom together, thus adding some extra reinforcement. Speaking of which, the whole thing, other than the steel-wire front door, is made of durable plastic, so the carrier itself will easily be able to survive the rough and tumble of the road. But do not worry, despite the rugged design, the model features plenty of ventilation on each side, top, and the back of the kennel, so your pet will have more than enough literal breathing room.

Again, despite the "basic" part of its name, the AmazonBasics 6009-S is anything but that. It might not seem like much but a couple of smart design solutions make a huge difference when it comes to promoting a less stressful travelling experience for you and your fluffy companion.

Review of AmazonBasics 6009-S Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel

 

Petsfit 002F2

A Portable Home for Mister Whiskers

If what you're looking for isn't just a means of transportation for your pet but an actual portable home where it will feel at ease, we would recommend going with this lightweight cat carrier from Petsfit. As the name of the company suggests, featuring 41 x 25 x 27 centimetres in overall dimensions, this model will fit your pet to a tee, as long as the pet in question is your average-sized cat, a smaller dog, or a rabbit. Furthermore, the size of this carrier conforms to under-seat dimensions of most airlines, so you can bring it with you to an aeroplane without worrying about how it will fit. What we liked most about the model is the surprisingly sophisticated mat. Its reversible design features warm fleece on one side and a cooling water polyester on the reverse. This way, you'll be able to make your pet just a bit more comfortable despite how hot or cold it is inside or outside.

The foldable structure of this cat carrier will make it easy for you to find some storage space for it. But despite that folding structure, the model is surprisingly durable, featuring a powder-coated steel frame that should allow this bag to gracefully live through the undoubtedly tough road ahead of it. Mesh windows on three of the sides ensure perfectly adequate airflow. On top of that, they also provide Sir Fluffles with the ability to view the outside world.

To rephrase our earlier point, the Petsfit 002F2 isn't just a carrier that you can use to transport your pet from one place to the other. It is a portable home that will allow your furry friend to travel with comfort. And if your pet will feel comfortable on the road, so will you.

Review of Petsfit 002F2 Lightweight Fabric Pet Carrier with Fleece Mat

 

What Is a Cat Carrier?

Despite the occasional shenanigans and all the mischief that they often create, we all love our pets. And you could make the case that they love us in return, in their own slightly twisted way. But they most certainly do not love to travel. And though there's nothing you can do to change their mind, you could certainly make them feel a lot less inconvenienced by the road. That is where a cat carrier comes in. Despite the name, the majority of cat carriers could fit a small dog, a rabbit, and a number of other pets. The "cat" part just mostly stems from the size of these carriers that the people design in accordance with your average cat's size. Now, there are a lot of different products on the market and they might seem quite similar. But there's actually a lot of differences between each model. Aside from the material and the overall design, you should pay attention to the often numerous number of features as they will determine how comfortable your pet will be, how easy and comfortable will it be for you to carry the said pet, how safe will he be on the road, and how difficult will it be to store the whole thing away. Take all of these details into account and you should be able to make the right choice.

Given that you're looking for cat carriers, we will assume that you're a cat person. And if that is indeed the case, you might want to check out our reviews of cat trees and cat houses.

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Publish Date: 2018-09-04 14:52:46