If you’re a pet owner, you know there are or will be times when your pet must travel. It may be to another country or it may simply be to the vets for a checkup. Or perhaps your pet might go out with you while you run your daily errands. Either way, you might find yourself carrying multiple products for its convenience; a carrier, a blanket, food and some toys. Many carriers are heavy and cumbersome and you end up grappling with them and they also take up so much space.
I love my pets and I want them to be uber comfortable when they travel. Recently I was introduced to the Sherpa Pet Tote and I quite like it. It’s really nice to see more thought is being put into creating innovative products for animals.
The Sherpa Tote is a multi-purpose carrier that is incredibly lightweight. It offers the convenience of transporting your pet as a carrier and the pleasure of a blanket as it can be unzipped at the four corners in the blink of an eye. It’s made out of a quilted fabric and has a cute animal print pattern on the inside. It has a faux lambskin floor, which offers softness and warmth for your pet. There’s a nice little peek-a-boo window with a privacy flap that your pet can check out the world with; the flap rolls up and is held in place with velcro.
The top of the carrier is a mesh sunroof that unzips on both sides and rolls up on one end and is held in place with a velcro secure strip so it’s not in the way. There are also two grommet holes on each side of the carrier for extra ventilation. There is also a zipper pocket on one side that could be used for pet food, treats or toys. The straps as well as the carrier are sturdy and well put together; the seams and design stitches are straight and flawless. I really like this carrier and the liner are completely machine washable.
It comes in two colors Black/Zebra & Brown/Leopard and comes in two sizes: Small 14″L x 6″W x 9″H – up to 6 lbs. & Medium 16″L x 8″W x 11″H – up to 12 lbs. The Sherpa Pet Tote’s are perfect for smaller animals that weigh 12lbs or under. I was sent a small carrier and I have fairly big cats. I found the small size was not large enough for them and it didn’t provide enough wiggle room, so a medium size would definitely be better. I also found that the folded corners took up a fair amount of room on the inside of the carrier. It would be great if there was a way to tuck these fabric corners to one side so the animal has more room. There is plenty of room, however, when you unzip the tote and a nice blanket is available for your pets to stretch out on. I really like the size; more than one cat can sleep on it.
The Sherpa is chic and quite trendy and blends in with all the other high fashion bags. It’s really hard to tell you’re carrying a pet in the bag; perhaps you can sneak a pet into someplace it shouldn’t be … like a hospital room to cheer someone up! This tote would also be ideal for traveling on the plane. Pet owners will have their pets on their lap for the whole flight, and having a lightweight carrier is most appreciated. I think the Sherpa is a really nice product and would be handy for any pet owner.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.