Anyone who has ever had a pet knows how much of a hassle it can be to take them around with you. And you are often left with no choice but to take them along. It’s difficult to find a caretaker you can trust if you’re leaving the house for a bit. Even for less severe cases, like wanting to take your pet on a camping trip, it’s a challenge to keep it under control until you reach the camping spot.
For cat owners, this is where some relief comes in. In the shape of backpack cat carriers. Much like baby harnesses these are backpacks you can carry your feline partner around in. Unlike harnesses though, these mostly comprise of a sort of small cage. Quite the helpful tools, we put together a Top 5 list for your ease. Below we’ll be discussing our top five picks for cat carrier backpacks, in the hopes you’ll find something you can use.
Available in some other color options as well, this spaceship shaped backpack is the perfect solution to your cat transportation needs. Not only does it look cool, its design ensures your kitty isn’t subjected to external harms while still being able to enjoy the scenery. Don’t worry though, the three holes at the bottom mean there will be plenty of oxygen inside.
The backpack is made of canvas as well as some acrylic. There is also a built-in lock so you can have peace of mind regarding your cat running away. The backpack only weighs 2.7lbs and can be worn on the back as well as the front. It can lift up to 14lbs and if your shoulders need a rest you can also carry the backpack from the strap handle on the top.
This backpack resembles the LEMONDA backpack listed above in many ways. It has the same dome shaped window and the same kind of three holes at the bottom for air circulation. However, this backpack comes with a free collapsible bowl for your cat. The inside of the backpack is covered in ‘Oxford cloth’, which is quite comfortable, and also has belts to strap your cat in.
The window also features a lock so it doesn’t come off accidentally. The shoulder straps are wide and comfortable to wear, and the option to carry it by the top strap handle is also available. This backpack also weighs slightly less than 3lbs and can support up to 13lbs of weight. Lastly, it features a mesh side pocket for bottles too.
This backpack has a very natural look and feel to it. It feels like a backpack and it feels like a cat basket. The inside is spacious and the whole exterior is mesh. This means that not only is it extremely comfortable for the cat regarding ventilation, it also allows the cat to have a pretty wide view of the surroundings. The bag has a soft mat interior and has zipped side pockets as well.
The front window on the top can be opened up if you want your cat to be able to stick its head out. There are buckled straps to keep your cat in place too. The bag is light and can be folded flat for easy storage. Though light, it can nevertheless hold up to 16lbs of weight inside it. And of course, the top handle option still remains.
Mr. Peanut’s backpack is a very good choice when looking for a pet carrier bag. It weighs only 2.4lbs and has comfortable linings of mesh on three of its four interior walls. The fleece bed inside can be removed for washing or for simply giving your pet a break. The zippers have buckles on them so they can be clasped together to avoid them opening.
There is a zipped side pocket for storage as well as a second side pocket and a waste bag holder. There is a fourth pocket as well, which is meant for holding water bottles. The backpack has been constructed keeping airline regulations in mind. It is also available in purple if platinum gray isn’t your cup of tea. The only downside to this bag is that it can only hold up to 10lbs.
Resembling the Mr. Peanut’s bag in a lot of ways but differing somewhat in the design, this backpack too has buckled zippers and airline regulation conformity. The sides of the bag have small circular mesh windows while the front is a larger mesh opening with zippers. It also has a leash tether to which you can tie your pet’s collar to while letting them pop their head out.
The Pawfect Pets bag has two removeable fleece pads and boasts thickly padded shoulder straps for easy lifting. The top is an openable mesh window too, for the aforementioned freedom of sticking one’s head out. The bag also comes with two side pockets for convenient storage. It can be folded into a compact size and the shoulder straps have a buckled chest strap as well for when you wear it on the front.
And that are our top five picks for cat carrier backpacks. Just be sure to measure and weigh your pet properly and compare it with the size and weight specifications before purchase and you should be golden. We’ve got more top five lists for backpacks as well. There’s one on the top 5 travel backpacks for 2021 and one on the top five backpack beach chairs. Both are excellent lists you should consult if you’re planning on getting any of those types of backpacks.