Best Dog Carrier Backpacks in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 29, 2018
Want to take your pet with you while you're out running errands but dragging them around on a leash seems impractical? Get a dog carrier backpack and keep your pet with you as you go about your daily life. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
WEIGHT CAPACITY
MATERIALS
COMFORT FOR PET
COMFORT FOR CARRIER
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The backpack has as many as three mesh windows (two of them are zipped) for excellent air circulation and easy access.

CONS

It would be great if the bag had an extra pocket for pet supplies. 

OUR VERDICT

The Petsfit carrier is an excellent option for hot summer days. It has three mesh windows to minimize the risk of overheating. The backpack is padded to be ultimately comfortable for pets and carriers. 

detailed parameters
WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 8 kg

MATERIALS

Durable nylon fabric, Mesh fabric

COMFORT FOR PET

Secure tether inside, Four mesh sides, Soft padding

COMFORT FOR CARRIER

Adjustable padded shoulder straps; Top, front, and bottom opening; Padded back, chest and waist straps; Top handle; Foldable design

DIMENSIONS

43 x 32 x 29 cm
1.6 kg

WARRANTY

30 days

PROS

The carrier has generous side pockets for leashes, whistles, snacks, treats, water and other pet necessities.

CONS

The quality of the base could be higher. 

OUR VERDICT

The Becko backpack will definitely impress you and your four-legged friend! It's ergonomically shaped, well ventilated and super safe. It has an interior rope with buckle to prevent your pet from escaping.

detailed parameters
WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 6.8 kg

MATERIALS

Polyester, Mesh fabric

COMFORT FOR PET

Interior rope with buckle, Mesh front panel, Mesh top opening, 2 side mesh panels, Soft pad

COMFORT FOR CARRIER

Adjustable mesh padded shoulder straps; Top opening; Dual side pockets; Detachable reinforcement plate; Foldable design

DIMENSIONS

44 x 35 x 28.5 cm
1.02 kg

WARRANTY

30 days

PROS

The 4-cm wide straps are extremely comfortable. They have great padding and will never cut into your back and shoulders.

CONS

Strapping a wriggly pet might be tricky at first. 

OUR VERDICT

In the NICREW sling-style carrier, your pup will be close to your chest, like a baby. It's extremely light and collapsible, so you can pack it into your rucksack or bike bag to have more adventures together with your pet.

detailed parameters
WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 9 kg (other sizes available)

MATERIALS

Strong nylon type fabric, Mesh fabric

COMFORT FOR PET

Inner collar, Self-fastening hook and loop closures, Mesh front and sides

COMFORT FOR CARRIER

Wide adjustable straps with added padding; Two side zippers 

DIMENSIONS

39.6 x 26.7 x 5.1 cm
0.25 kg

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

It has a head opening rather than a mesh top. So, your small dog will be able to enjoy trips to the fullest.

CONS

The bottom isn't very rigid. 

OUR VERDICT

Mangostyle offers you a stylish carrier for both cats and dogs. It's very well-designed and thoughtfully put together. Plus, it's airline approved and ideal for long-haul trips. Available in two colours and three sizes.

detailed parameters
WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 4.5 kg (other sizes available)

MATERIALS

Mesh fabric, Sponge, PVC material

COMFORT FOR PET

Elastic design in the adjustable neckline, Air mesh panels 

COMFORT FOR CARRIER

Adjustable padded shoulder straps; 2 side pockets; Top handle; Top opening

DIMENSIONS

42 x 38 x 21 cm
0.44 kg

WARRANTY

30 days

PROS

This bag for small dogs is made of durable water-resistant material and won't get soaked in the light rain. 

CONS

It can be worn on the front only.

OUR VERDICT

This front carrier can help you both get active! It's an excellent choice for those who tend to carry lots of stuff on every trip, since it has additional strap pocket, internal harness attachment, and D-ring with carabiner clip.

detailed parameters
WEIGHT CAPACITY

Up to 9 kg

MATERIALS

Water resistant fabric, Mesh fabric

COMFORT FOR PET

Padded bottom and back interior, Internal harness attachment

COMFORT FOR CARRIER

Adjustable padded shoulder straps; Waist strap; Front zipped pocket; Strap carabiner clip 

DIMENSIONS

36 x 30 x 21 cm
0.6 kg

WARRANTY

30 days

Petsfit DCC1539ZC0608J

Excellent Ventilation

It doesn't matter whether you want to take your furry friends on a hiking tour, visit a vet, or carry them along when running errands around the city, the Petsfit carrier will fit the bill. It can keep your pet in a comfortable position while not depriving him or her of observing the world around. The trick is that the carrier has as many as three large mesh windows on the top and both sides. All of them can be opened for easy getting in or out of the carrier. Also, they allow your buddy to enjoy the view without feeling cramped inside a cage. And needless to say, mesh sides ensure excellent ventilation during any of your trips. It's safe to say that this design solution makes this backpack an optimal option for hot summer days.

The backpack is made of environmentally-friendly EVA material which keeps the shape fairly well. The carrier feels sturdy and high-quality. It seems that it's going to endure lots of adventures to come. The padded straps can evenly distribute weight across your back, preventing any kind of strain. When not in use, it can be packed flat for neat storage. The only slight downside is that it has only one small pocket for animal goods. It would be awesome if it had carbine attachments or larger outer compartments for pet-related things or a human's water bottle. In all, we can say that it's probably the best dog backpack carrier for hiking. It's ultra comfy and ultra lightweight.

Review of Petsfit DCC1539ZC0608J Dogs Carriers Backpack

 

Becko Large & Strengthening

For Every Trip

Becko offers you a very practical and sturdy bag allowing your buddies to accompany you during all kinds of trips out. It boasts an airline compliant dimensions (44x35x28.5cm) and can be taken to the cabin of a train of an aeroplane. Manufactured from a durable polyester material, it's very lightweight yet sturdy enough to withstand scratching and deformation. This bag features padding panels for extra softness, so your pets will feel cosy and enjoy a nice nap. The interior is completely wipeable/washable with some detergent and a sponge. If you wish, you can remove the bottom cover for even easier cleaning. The only gripe is that the base (inside the cover) is just a piece of plywood and requires gentle care.

For extra protection, the bag has a special rope with buckle inside that can keep your small friends stationary and prevent them from jumping out. It's a nice safety feature for owners of hyperactive pets. And the pet owners will also like the fact that they can open the top anytime to stroke and calm down their small companions.

Like other high-end carriers, this one has a generous amount of mesh. Mesh windows allow more air in and out, thus ensuring your pet breathe freely. As a good design touch, the bag has large mesh side pockets for storing leashes, whistles, snacks, treats, water and other pet necessities. You'll be definitely impressed, and so will your pets!

Review of Becko Large & Strengthening Expandable Foldable Pet Carrier

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NICREW PT0014

Anywhere and Anytime

The NICREW carrier is a unique, hands-free sling for small dogs. It'll allow you to carry your dog just anywhere and anytime. And though it has a bit unusual legs-out design, we guarantee your pup will feel comfortable being as close to your chest as possible. Don’t think that the carrier might be too tight for your furry friend, since it's made of very soft and breathable mesh that has soft rims. Your dog will sit in it totally relaxed, looking at the world at a bit different perspective.

This sling-style dog carrier is quite easy to get on, even if you have never used similar products before. It has zips going all the way down on either side, so you can open the carrier out flat on the floor. Though, strapping a wriggly pet might be a bit difficult at the first time. You should stand your pet on the bottom with his/her back feet in the leg holes. Then, turn the side that will go on your back over the pup's back, and pull the other side up under your pup's tummy. Zip up and you're done. The sliding straps are extra wide/extra padded and sit well on the shoulders, thus, you won't feel discomfort either. The carrier itself weighs just 250 g, and you can wear it at your front or at the back.

The sling carrier is completely foldable and great for putting into a backpack or your bike bag. It's available in S, M, L, and X-large sizes to fit breeds from 0 to 9 kg. Don't worry - your puppy will take to this sling fairly quickly. And you too!

Review of NICREW PT0014 Legs Out Front-facing Dog Carrier Backpack

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Mangostyle MMUS2016006

Ideal for Outdoor Trips

The Mangostyle comes up with a comfy and stylish carrier for both cats and small dogs, which is, by the way, airline approved and ideal for long-haul trips. The carrier is very well-designed and thoughtfully put together. The back and sides are reinforced with EPE foam padding to let your furry friend enjoy trips to the fullest. Though, take note that the PVC coated base isn't very rigid and might be prone to deformation. On the positive, the bottom has a removable cover for easy cleanups. We also particularly liked that the interior has a secure rope with buckle to enable your pet sliding all around and prevent it from hurting itself.

On the top, this transporter has a wide hole allowing your pet to look through and enjoy the views. If your four-legged companion tends to panic in tight spaces, the opening won't let it feel trapped or shut in. And there is a drawstring around the head hole ensuring your pet won't jump out. It's worth mentioning that you can carry your pet both rear facing and front facing. The adjustable straps are fairly comfortable for the wearer in any position. As a nice extra, the bag has handy little pockets (one is zipped) for toys, snacks, and other doggy essentials, as well as your phone or wallet. The carrier is available in two colour options and three sizes to suit different breeds.

Review of Mangostyle MMUS2016006 Pet Carrier Backpack

 

K9 Pursuits PJ1410

Take Everything with You

Have you got a therapy pup? Maybe an elderly dog that's very restrictive walking? Or a rowdy small dog? It's not the reason to deprive yourself of enjoyable trips together. And the K9-Pursuits pup-pocket is just the right carrier to help you with that. Designed for dogs up to 9kg, it's super comfy with the padded internal bottom and back. The sides are made of mesh material to ensure excellent air circulation and enhance visibility. Just as any good dog carrier should, this one has an extra-large opening for your pup to look through. To be even more precise, the bag has no top. At all! Just a big hole with a drawstring that you can tighten up as you wish.

The only minor flaw is that you can wear this backpack on your chest only. However, if you own an anxious doggy, it's the only optimal position. You'll be able to put your hands in and calm your pet down should he/she need it

We really liked the fact that this carrier is made of a water-resistant material. So, you can be sure that it can endure even a light rain. The material is also fairly good at keeping heat out, allowing your dog to stay cool in sweltering days. For additional visibility at night, the bag has reflective accents. Other extra frills include internal harness attachment, additional strap mesh pocket, integrated zip up front pocket, and D-ring with carabiner clip for stowing pet items. With so many add-ons, it's an excellent choice for those who tend to carry lots of trifles even on short walks around the neighbourhood.

Review of K9 Pursuits PJ1410 Pup-Pocket Front Mounted Dog Carrier

 

What Is a Dog Carrier Backpack?

Lead a busy life and can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pet all alone for the whole day? You don’t really have to! Just buy one of these small dog carrier backpacks for front or back and take your doggy with you! These lightweight products can be hung on your back or front and usually have a small window for the furry buddy to look through and enjoy the city. Of course, your pet’s comfort comes first so the inside is padded for maximum softness and cosiness. But don’t think that the backpack is designed solely for the doggy! Most of the time they’ll have a few extra pockets, both for the dog’s toys or food as well as for your accessories.

We do recommend getting these backpacks both if you have a therapy dog or just a beloved pet as having your buddy with you can be helpful for bonding. The psychological and behavioural benefits might just improve your buddy’s overall health.

Once you let your dog out of the carrier, you'll need to somehow control it. And the best way to do so is to get a reliable dog leash.

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Publish Date: 2018-08-30 14:02:37