This is a review of the AmazonBasic Black Soft-Sided Fabric Pet Carrier, made and provided by Amazon we are intriuged to see how it fairs as a pet carrier for our cat.
The AmazonBasics pet carrier is an all soft carrier, made from a thick durable polyester material. It comes flat packed with a base insert, fleece pet bed and an adjustable shoulder strap. It assembles pretty quickly and uses a spring wire frame to hold it upright.
For your cat to get into the carrier you there are two entrances one at the front which is via a zipped openning and another at the top which has double zips.
This provides a stress free scenario when trying to get your cat into the carrier as they can be gently placed in as well as the double zips providing extra security that it is not opened. The design is of the carrier is well thought of with mesh on all four sides providing lots of ventilation and your cat having full view of its surroundings as you travel.
The carrier can also be secured to the back seat using the seat belt to go through the handles on the top as well as the adjustable shoulder strap that can go over a head rest on the back seat and be tightened for extra safety. The carrier is lightweight and very portable both when in use by carrying with the shoulder strap or when deconstructed again to be flat packed, making it very easy to store away. If you are also off via air travel is easy to store the smallest pet carrier with your cat inside under a seat on a plane.
Overall I would say we were very impressed with the Amazon Basics pet carrier.
Pros & Cons
- Sleek black design
- Comes with fleece bedding that is fully machine washable
- Three different sizes allow to accommodate from small to large breeds as long as the right size chosen
- Shoulder strap allows for hands free carrying
- Mesh ventilation on all four sides of carrier
- Your cat can see you
- You can keep an eye on your cat
- Easy to fold away when not in use
- Comes with 1 year warranty
- Next day delivery available for Amazon Prime
- Is not ideal for pets that like to chew things alot as may easily chew through the carrier mesh.
- Small space for sizes given, ,make sure to get the correct sizing, I would aim the slightly larger size for your pet
- If you have a large breed cat look for a specifically large breed carrier as the large may be too small
Conclusion & where to buy
If your cat is large or is likely to chew there way out of a situation then look elsewhere. Other than that the AmazonBasics pet carrier is a well designed, well made carrier and is great value for money for transporting many types of cat breeds in a cosy, comfortable and easily secured setting within your car.