SturdiBag Pet Carrier

SturdiBag Pet Carrier for Dogs, Cats and other Pets

Airline approved pet carrier

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SturdiBag pet carrier made by SturdiProducts is the perfect carrier to take your dog or cat on an airplane. It is airline approved and lighter than most other carriers which is important since all airlines have a weight restriction for pets traveling in the cabin. The airlines will most likely weigh your dog or cat in the carrier at the counter, so the lighter the pet carrier, the better. A lighter pet carrier is also easier for you to carry! Read some pet carrier testimonials about this great traveling pet carrier. Read a product testimonial from a flight attendant. 

In addition, the SturdiBag pet carrier is very durable. The mesh panels on the top and side of the bag are sturdier for cat's claws while still providing adequate ventilation to the animal.

In addition, the SturdiBag pet carrier is very durable. The mesh panels on the top and side of the bag are sturdier for cat's claws while still providing adequate ventilation to the animal.

The SturdiBag carrier is weather proof, has a well-secured washable pillow, toy storage pocket and leather hand-grip. It's available in red, and blue jay and evergreen colors.

Here is the best part. This is how this remarkable pet carrier works - the bag has flexible fiberglass ribbing (the kind used in camping tents) that allows the carrier to "squish" down enough for you to get it under the seat during takeoff and landing without collapsing on your pet. Then, during your flight, just pull it out and it pops up like a little tent, to give your pet extra room.

This is a wonderful carrier, resembling a miniature camping tent. While it is truly sturdy as the name implies, it is also lightweight - a real plus when traveling, showing, or even taking a cat or dog to the vet. It is easy to maneuver around the confines of the Boeing 727 passenger cabin. With either the shoulder strap or the handle, the occupied carrier can be easely lifted to avoid bumping passengers.

underairlineseat150x91.gifThe zippers are easy to close with one hand. Two mesh windows on top of the carrier and on the two end panels offer plenty of ventilation. When closed, the carrier is pretty much weatherproof. The zippered floor panel contains a durable foam-core floor that can be removed and replaced; it can also hold a heat or ice pack if necessary. That same compartment is roomy enough to store show curtains or a towel or two, and a small end pocket would be nice for treats, or a small bit of food or some paper towels. 

This carrier has won multiple Choice Awards with both Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy magazines as well as recommendations from Schools of Veterinary Medicine. It is widely used by pet breeders and those in the show industry who travel with their pets often. All sizes conform to the rules for carry on baggage, however, we ask that you contact your airline for under seat clearances if your dog or cat requires the extra large size carrier. You will need around 20" in WIDTH under the seat in front of you.  

Here are some of the great features of this bag:

  • Flexible interior ribbing
  • Tear-proof and water resistant material
  • Feather light construction
  • Adjustable 4-point padded shoulder strap & leather hand grip (a WONDERFULLY PADDED shoulder strap)
  • Retractable privacy flaps on all mesh windows
  • Seatbelt safety straps
  • Machine washable interior fleece pad secured by Velcro®
SMALL 2 lbs 7 oz 18"L x 10"H x 10"W $74.95
LARGE 2 lbs 10 oz 18"L x 12"H x 12"W $84.95
EXTRA LARGE 3 lbs 2 oz 20"L x 16"H x 12"W $94.95

Flight Attendant Testimonial:
Dear Sirs, As a flight attendant for a major air carrier, I have the fortune to be able to fly all over the country to dog shows. I tried every type of on-board dog carrier on the market. My garage is lined with various brands of bags I’ve attempted to use on the airplane. Then, I happened upon the Sturdi Products pet carrier. Nothing compares to my SturdiBag! Because of the flexible rod construction, it molds and conforms to the under seat space on the airplane and gives my dog the maximum available space without collapsing on him. I’ve had my SturdiBag under the seat of every type of aircraft my company owns, from wide-body super jets to small turbo-prop commuter planes, and I’ve never had a problem with it fitting under the seat. The venting windows on the top, front, and back of the bag give my dog great cross-ventilation and I can close the flaps instantly with the Velcro fasteners when I need to there is even a zipper pocket on the back where I stow the dog’s leash so I’m not rifling through my purse to find it when it’s time to let the dog out. I absolutely swear by my SturdiBag. As a matter of fact I love it so much, I bought two! When I see passengers on the airplane struggling with those soft-sided carriers that collapse on top of the dog, or the hard-sided plastic crates that confine the dog, I tell them to check out the Sturdibag. Thanks for making a great product! Best regards, Cara Ann Smothers Keller, Texas

Be sure to order the correct size pet carrier. Measure your pet from the tip of the nose to the base (not tip) of the tail and from the top of the head to the ground. Compare these measurements to the chart above. Airlines require that dogs and cats must be able to stand up in the carrier.

If you have any questions, please contact us toll free at 877-241-0184 or email us at prior to placing your order.

Return/Exchange Policy For Carriers - Due to State Health Laws, we will not accept the return of any carriers after a pet has been inside the carrier – No exceptions. See our return policy.