12 Cat Backpacks Reviews

The backpack is the second most important piece of cat exploring gear, right after the harness! There are so many options out there, and I personally have not had the opportunity to try them all. So I have asked some of Teddy’s friends to give their reviews on these backpacks. Thank you to everyone who provided their review!

Keep in mind that these reviews were provided by different people, and they may have different opinions or use the backpacks for different types of activities.

Note:
Before we get started I want to note that most of these backpacks come with an interior tether. I would NOT recommend to use the interior tether. It is possible for the cat to move around get strangled by the tether, and choke. It has happened to Teddy. If you are carrying them on your front, or have someone with you to periodically check in on the cat, that’s fine, but otherwise I would advise against using it.


List of backpacks from highest to lowest ratings

(click the links to jump to each section):

Backpack NameRatingReviewer
Petsfit Backpack10/10 @thegibsonchronicles
Lyracat Backpack9/10@roxy_thekitty
Morpilot Backpack 9/10 @thespicychai
“The Navigator” Backpack 9/10 @twocats_onetale
PetAmi Pet Carrier Backpack8.5/10@theadventuresofzyra
Fat Cat Backpack8.25/10@mac_fabcat
Kurgo K9 Rucksack8/10@roxy_thekitty
Kurgo G-Train7.5/10@greatgramsofgary
Ibiyaya Convertible Backpack7.5/10@thestinkymochi
Texsens Bubble Backpack7/10@gato.the.cato
PetAmi Deluxe7/10@wolf_the_catventurer
Bubble Backpack2/10 @wolf_the_catventurer

Petsfit Solid Bottom Backpack

Review provided by: @thegibsonchronicles

Gibson’s Note: For a more in depth and full review, you can visit Gibson’s Review.

  • Dimensions: 13″L x 11″W x 17″H
  • Weight: 3.24lbs / 1.47kg
  • Capacity: 16lbs / 7.25kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap, sternum strap & waist strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the bottom
  • Entry methods: Top entry, front entry
  • Pockets: Zippered side pockets
  • Airflow: Mesh on the front, top, and sides
  • Price: $70 (Available on Amazon.ca)

What you like:

  • Safe Space for Gibson: Because nothing ever bad has happened while Gibson rides on top of the backpack, he knows to retreat here in case of an emergency (let’s say, if a dog or even child launches at him or scares him). He is so confident on top of this backpack because it’s a familiar space that comes with us everywhere. 
  • Multifunctional: This backpack has been able to hold Gibson’s weight (of now 10.6 pounds) over 2 years of use and has not ruined one bit. He can ride on top or inside. Often when he’s inside, it’s due to the weather or him needing to feel safe. If he’s inside, it could also mean that we are exploring an overstimulating and new space and I would often carry him in front to keep an eye on his body language and comfortability of such an environment.
  • Durable: The only thing that’s damaged a bit is the perimeter of the top of the backpack. It’s kind of split open a bit but in no way affects the functionality of the backpack so this does not at all bug me. This could have been damaged due to Gibson riding on top, perhaps? Maybe his weight has caused the sides to kind of split open?
  • Comfortable for Humans: We’ve had some people say that backpacks, once their pet is inside or on top, have dug into their backs at the bottom. Honestly, we have never felt discomfort bringing Gibson and this backpack around with us.
  • Price Point: At only $70, seeing as this backpack has lasted us 2 years and counting, this is SO worth the money. It’s our most used piece of gear and in our eyes is necessary for cat exploring.

What you dislike:

  • Lack of Accessory Clips: There are no distinct clips to be able to clip on any accessories, such as poo bag holders, onto the backpack.
  • Weather Proofing: This bag could be improved if the company created a cover for the backpack for wet weather conditions (snow, rain) to keep Gibson dry. If we plan to head out in these conditions we often have to bring a towel to cover the top to aid in keeping him dry. Not the best or aesthetically pleasing solution but it works for shorter trips. We also bring an umbrella for rain which can help a bit. In colder weather conditions, we have found a solution through Roxy to keep warm. We use a fleece tunnel that fits perfectly in this backpack as a liner to keep Gibson warm. Again, it would be nice for the company to consider making a liner that fits the backpack perfectly (though the solution we’ve found is quite good).
  • Adhering the Top Mesh: When we have Gibson inside and the top open, it would be nice to have a velcro or clipped solution to hold back the mesh to keep it open.

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

We would definitely buy another Petsfit backpack if this one were to break somehow. We’ve fallen in love with it and can see no other product out there that can function in the ways that we use it. The most important thing for us for this to be improved is weather proofing – it would just open a lot more doors to adventures ahead!

Comfort rating for human: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Comfort rating for cat: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Overall Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Teddy’s Rating: I would personally rate this backpack 6/10 comfort for humans, 10/10 comfort for cats, and 8/10 overall. I love this backpack for everyday activities but is terrible for hikes due to lack of weight distribution and lack of pocket space.

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Lyracat Backpack

Review provided by @roxythe_kitty

  • Dimensions: 12″L x 6″W x 18″H
  • Weight: 3lbs / 1.36kg
  • Capacity: not specified
  • Straps: shoulder strap, sternum strap, waist strap
  • Interior Tether: opening at the top 
  • Entry methods: Top entry, front entry
  • Pockets: Bottle holder pockets on both sides, hip belt pockets, zipped pocket on the front, iPad sleeve
  • Airflow: mesh on the front and top (if flap is open)
  • Price: $180USD / $226 CAD (Available from lyracat.com)

What you like:

  • This backpack was designed by a cat owner. It is light weight and and easy to wear either front or rear facing and it has a waist strap for people needing extra support. The waist strap can also be tucked out of the way if you don’t want to use it.
  • The top can be zipped with the mesh cover and act as a ledge for cats that like to ride on top.
  • The bottom can be raised up using two tether straps that you access from the front zippered compartment – this works really well with Roxy. The bottom is not solid/firm and this may bother some cats – we put a rolled up towel in the front zippered compartment which makes the bottom firm for her
  • Roxy can sit, lay down or stand up in this pack and she can look over our shoulder 
  • The top is convertible – you can zip in the mesh top (or completely remove it), there is also a mesh cinch top that can be zipped on and there is also a rain cover that can be attached (we haven’t tried the cinch top or the rain cover yet)
  • The thin fabric and mesh makes it well ventilated and the bottom pocket works well to put something heated in for winter warmth

What you dislike:

  • I could imagine that larger cats (Roxy is very petite and only 7 lbs) might find it difficult to turn around or lay down in the pack
  • The top folds over on itself if Roxy drapes herself facing backwards – there is no structure or support to hold the pack in its shape

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • We have just gotten this pack and used it a few times – Roxy got used to it right away and seems to really like it.  
  • I imagine it will work really well for bicycle riding 

Comfort rating for human: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Comfort rating for cat: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

The lack of structure and non firm bottom deduct a point – it’s not a big issue for us, but not sure about long term wear.

Overall Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

So far it works better than our old top loading backpack which is still Roxy’s favourite.

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Morpilot Backpack

Review provided by Eshita (@thespicychai).

  • Dimensions: 13″L x 10.6″W x 15.3″H
  • Weight: 3.3lbs / 1.51kg
  • Capacity: 16lbs / 7.25kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap, chest strap, waist strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the top
  • Entry methods: Top entry, side entry
  • Pockets: Zippered pocket on the front
  • Airflow: Large mesh panels on the sides, top, and front
  • Price: $35.99 USD (Available from amazon.com)

What you like: 

  • Two adjustable straps: chest and waist for added comfort and security.
  • Spacious & fits most airline carrier guidelines.
  • Sun protection flap (to cover Chai from the sun).
  • Multiple points of entry.
  • Multiple mesh windows to give your cat viewpoints.
  • Low cost.

What you dislike:

  • Only 1 big pocket. Would’ve liked a place to hold a water bottle.
  • It’s a little bulky given the box style so it takes up quite a lot of space (in the car, carrying it). 

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • Overall it’s a decent quality backpack and useful for most adventures! Good value for the price we paid. Able to fit quite a lot in the pocket for both the human and cat. Treats, medicine, AirPods, keys Etc. 
  • This is Chai’s favorite place. He does not want to get outside of it even when I try to take him out!

Comfort for human: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

Comfort for cat: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Overall rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

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Review provided by @twocats_onetale

  • Dimensions: 15″L x 11.4″W x 17.7″H
  • Weight: 3lbs / 1.36kg
  • Capacity: 25lbs / 11.5kg for cats
  • Straps: shoulder strap, sternum strap, waist strap
  • Interior Tether: two at the top 
  • Entry methods: Top entry, front entry
  • Pockets: Two mesh bottle holders on one side, zippered pocket on the other side
  • Airflow: mesh on the sides, front, and top
  • Price: $149.99USD / $181.10 CAD (Available from yourcatbackpack.com)

What you like:

Our favorite part about the bag is the dual entry points. With two cats, its so nice to be able to lay the bag down horizontally with the wide front opening facing up so they both have room to lay and look around together. Even if we travel with different backpacks, they like to chill together when we arrive at a destination. Its also really nice how effortlessly they’re able to walk in and out of the huge front opening. The most convenient part from a human usage standpoint is probably the hooks that wrap around the rolled up mesh when the entry points are open to hold it up. The hook and loop it goes through doesn’t require any clipping you can just slide it through with one hand, great when you’re multi-tasking

What you dislike:

Over time, the stiff foldable pieces on the inside of the bag that pop into place to hold its structure have stopped staying tucked in where they should be, causing a slight droop as we continue to wear it. This could be attributed to the two cat, single backpack walks we’ve gone on before accepting that they were getting a little too heavy for that. Ultimately, its a big bag which makes sense if its going to carry one, and in our case sometimes two cats but the taller and broader of the two humans in our house tend to wear it more comfortably for a longer period of time. 

Comfort rating for human: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Comfort rating for cat: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★

Overall Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

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PetAmi Pet Carrier Backpack

Review provided by Zyra (@theadventuresofzyra)

  • Dimensions: 12.5″L x 10.2″W x 16.3″H
  • Weight: 3.9lbs / 1.77kg
  • Capacity: unknown
  • Straps: shoulder strap, sternum strap, waist strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the top
  • Entry methods: Top entry, front entry, side entry on both sides
  • Pockets: Elastic mesh pockets on both sides, velcro pocket on the front
  • Airflow: Mesh panels on the sides, front, and top
  • Price: $59.13 + fees CAD (Available from amazon.ca)

What you like: 

  • LOVE the strength of the backpack, is able to hold two cats inside or double decker (one inside and one on top). Does not fold or cave in due to internal supports in the wall. It is able to hold a cat even while it is on the ground without being supported by a person. 
  • Really enjoy the size and square shape of the top, when closed it is easily able to hold a full sized cat and make the shoulder-cat experience a lot easier and more comfortable for both parties
  • The removable bedding allows for easy cleaning after adventures/vet trips
  • Lightweight, easy for people of all sizes to wear especially with all of the adjustment options 
  • A good number of pockets 
  • Unique features: The front opening can be folded down and slid under the bedding. This allows for open transportation without a front door which is good for a variety of cat adventuring situations
  • 7 cute colour options! 
  • Price is fabulous 
  • Has a built in location for an ID tag, convenient for travelling and identification
  • The straps across the front help alleviate weight and pressure on your back. They also allow you to slip your leash through and lock-in for a hands-free walking experience 
  • Comes with a PetAmi folding water/food bowl that fits easily in the pocket or clips onto your gear with a carabiner 
  • Zippers have a locking function for extra security and safety, preventing the zipper from opening when you weren’t intending it to.

What you dislike:

  • Does not come with a rain cap to cover the mesh roof in the event that it rains. Considering all sides are mesh, this is something that you need to be aware of if there is a chance of rain. Similar issue in the winter with snow/wind. 
  •  The base of the bag can dig into your back.
  • Although the pocket space is alright, it would be nice to have a water bottle or water bladder holder 

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • To prevent the base from digging into your back: Flip the back edge of the sherpa bedding down so it covers the backside of the base, problem solved.  
  • In case of rain: We usually  keep a light raincoat in the backpack that we use to cover up the backpack to keep Zyra dry if needed. 
  • I would almost consider this backpack seasonal (not made for winter). Since ALL sides are mesh that’s a huge advantage in the summer, but means it’s quite cool in the winter. We line with blankets and a small heating pad but have considered getting a backpack just for our winter adventures. Maybe this is just a Canadian problem 🙂 

Comfort for human: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Comfort for cat: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Overall rating: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆  

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Fat Cat Backpack

Review provided by Geraldine and Mac (@mac_fabcat).

  • Dimensions: 15″L x 11.4″W x 17.7″H
  • Weight: 2lbs / 0.9kg
  • Capacity: 25lbs / 11.5kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap, chest strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the top
  • Entry methods: Top entry, front entry if you remove the bubble (but could be a squeeze for larger cats this way)
  • Pockets: 2 large mesh side pockets
  • Airflow: Mesh on top and sides, 3 open holes at the front
  • Price: $119.99 USD (Available from yourcatbackpack.com)

What you like: 

  • The size and comfort for the cat. Mac is an average sized domestic kitty and loves the space when in the pack. It allows her to curl up for a nap at the bottom comfortably.
  • It is multifunctional for use in various settings.
  • The top entry is wide and allows Mac to climb in and out with layers on in winter or a life jacket when kayaking.
  • The chest clip comes in handy for longer outings to help support weight.
  • The removable inside mat is flat and sturdy and stays flat when Mac is inside.
  • The bubble looks cool and spacey but actually takes quite a bit more room. Mac actually prefers it off so she can poke her head out. The bubble can be replaced by a screen (provided); we carry the screen in one of the side pockets.
  • The adjustable straps are a good fit for either of Mac’s humans to carry.

What you dislike:

  • No storage for human stuff at all; the mesh pockets capacity is relatively small and not secured with zippers so if you lean over or forward (to let cat hop on or out) things might fall out; (if you take water, snacks, basic first aid and spares or clothing for the cat, that’s all the room you have for).
  • Gets uncomfortable for the human when carrying it for a long time; the lower back padding bends inward so the hard bottom of the pack rubs and can make clothing ride upward.
  • Not comfortable wearing up front for solo adventures with the top opened;
  • The version I have doesn’t have extra clips or D-rings to add more storage;
  • This is okay for us because Mac rides on shoulders, but for those who like to ride on top of the pack, the top of this one when zipped up is no flat and the sides would flop with a kitty on top; more suitable for hanging over the side

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • We always have the top and front opened unless Mac needs to be secured in (which rarely happens). We don’t use the tether as Mac is always on a harness and leash.
  • Ordering from Canada, the backpack was shipped direct from China to us, did not come from the US – this was a few years ago. (Note: Your Cat Backpack has contacted us to let us know that this is an older model and the backpacks are now shipped from Queens, NY)
  • What we’ve used the backpack for: walk to the Vet office, car rides, walks in town, hikes, camping, kayaking.

Comfort for human: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Comfort for cat: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

Overall rating: 8.25/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

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Kurgo K9 Rucksack

Review provided by @roxythe_kitty

  • Dimensions: 12″L x 6″W x 18″H
  • Weight: 3lbs / 1.36kg
  • Capacity: 25lbs / 11.3kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the bottom 
  • Entry methods: Top entry
  • Pockets: Small sleeve at the front, interior laptop sleeve, back ipad pocket
  • Airflow: small pleather panels on the side, mesh on the top if flap is open
  • Price: $129.99 USD (Available from kurgo.com) / $151.99 CAD (Available from homesalive.ca)

What you like: 

  • It is more narrow than most top entry backpacks, so sits snug to the body and for a human with a bad back
  • This is much more comfy- plenty of room for Roxy to sit, lay down and turn around (she is a petite cat – 7 lbs)
  • Good ventilation with the top open or mesh zipped closed and less mesh around the outside which makes it easier to winterize (stay warm in colder temps)
  • Looks nice – we always get compliments on how cool the pack looks (not our main reason for getting it)
  • Easy to jump in and out- can easily be worn front facing 
  • Really well made – we’ve been using it for almost 2 yrs and it still looks new
  • Holds its shape well (doesn’t collapse or fold in on itself)

What you dislike:

  • No waist strap, so we don’t use it for long hikes – only urban adventures
  • Front part is cut low and when we wear it on our back Roxy likes to look over our shoulder – at first  I worried about her leaning back and falling out – now she doesn’t look over our shoulder in this pack – sometimes this frustrates Roxy and she will jump out

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • We haven’t tried it for bike riding yet, but with its streamlined shape I think it will work well
  • For cats that like to ride on top of the pack – this one likely won’t work well as there isn’t a ledge or shelf when the top is zipped up.

Comfort for human: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

(deducting points for no waist strap)

Comfort for cat: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

(deducting points because she can’t look over our shoulder like other top entry packs allow)

Overall rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

it works really well for urban adventures.

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Kurgo G-Train Carrier Backpack

Review provided by: @greatgramsofgary

Gary’s note: “Disclosure: After pushing far past the design limits of our first G-Train and having the shoulder straps break, Kurgo did send us a free pack. However that has not influenced our review in any way.”

  • Dimensions: 13″L x 10″W x 21″H
  • Weight: 3lbs / 1.36kg
  • Capacity: 25lbs / 11.3kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap, load lifter straps, hip belt, sternum strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the bottom
  • Entry methods: Front entry
  • Pockets: side mesh pockets, large zipped compartment
  • Airflow: Mesh on the front and sides
  • Price: $169.99 CAD (Available on homesalive.ca)

What you like: 

  • The Kurgo G-Train is the backpack I’ve found strikes the best balance between having space for your cat as well as carrying capacity for your own hiking gear. Many of the hikes that Gary and I do are quite long and It’s important for me to be able to carry enough things to be properly prepared. On most trips I have food, extra layers, an inReach, small survival kit, a first aid kit, water, as well as snacks for Gary, his goggles and often a jacket for him. Some days it gets a bit squishy for him in the bag, especially in winter when I need to carry a lot of extra layers but generally everything fits pretty well.
  • I am even able to strap Gary’s raft and paddle to the bag, though this does push it far beyond what it was designed for. I think the pack is rated to carry 25lbs. With Gary, the raft, and my hiking stuff, it’s probably closer to 40lbs. This did take a toll on the pack as some of the stitching on the straps ripped on our first pack.
  • Gary likes the pack as well. While he mostly rides on top these days, when the trail gets challenging or if I’m trying to go quickly he will ride in the pet compartment. He finds it very cozy and climbs right in when I put the pack down on the ground and open it up. 
  • Overall, I would say the G-Train is able to be used as a backpack for serious adventures while still providing a cozy spot for your cat to hang out in.

What you dislike:

  • I’m going to preface this by saying Gary and I are not the intended users of this pack. Many of our hikes are 20+ km long and have more than 1000m of elevation gain, not exactly what Kurgo likely had in mind when they designed the G-Train, nor is it the sort of adventure most people will be using it for. 
  • That being said, I find the pack very uncomfortable to carry over long distances. Short hikes, with light loads are fine, but carrying it on longer hikes isn’t pleasant. The reason for this is that it lacks a functional waist belt. I think a thicker, padded belt would make this pack significantly more comfortable to carry long distances. 
  • Another issue is that compared to most regular backpacks, the bag is pretty heavy. This adds to the discomfort of carrying it over time. For a day hike, the G-Train and Gary together weigh significantly more than my backcountry skiing or mountaineering packs, which carry a lot more gear (in fairness, Gary makes a big difference there as well). 
  • I also don’t love that the cargo compartment expands so much into the cat carrying compartment. As I mentioned, especially in winter the cat compartment can get a bit squishy. Thankfully Gary doesn’t mind being wedged into a tight space like that and finds it fairly cozy. 

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • One last thing, which is neither a like or dislike is that the inside of the pack can get a bit warm. This is super useful in the winter as Gary can go in the bag to warm up if needed, but is something to be aware of if you’re going on warmer hikes in the summer. Just keep an eye on your pet to make sure they’re not overheating. 

Comfort for human: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Short hikes <10km
4/10 ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Long hikes >10km

Comfort for cat: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ Gary loves it

Overall rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Would recommend it for anyone looking to go on longer hikes with their cat. You just have to accept that it’s going to be more comfortable for the cat than for you.

Teddy’s Rating: I would personally rate this 9/10 comfort for humans, 5/10 comfort for cats, 7.5/10 overall. I use this backpack exclusively for hikes and it is much more comfortable for me than for Teddy. He is very squished inside and he does not get in unless he has given up on protesting.

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Ibiyaya 5 in 1 EVA Pet Carrier

Review provided by Mochi (@thestinkymochi)

  • Dimensions: 13.4″L x 11.8″W x 19.7″H
  • Weight: 2.97lbs / 1.8kg backpack only
  • Capacity: 17.6lbs / 8kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap
  • 5 in 1: can be used as a stroller, a backpack, a carrier (collapsible and detachable), a trolley, and a car safety seat
  • Interior Tether: none
  • Entry methods: Front entry
  • Pockets: zippered pocket on the front
  • Airflow: Mesh on both sides and front
  • Price: Around $100CAD at the time of purchase. Currently $179 USD (available on ibiyaya-usa.com)

What you like: 

  • Good airflow and pretty spacious
  • Multi-functional as a stroller or trolley
  • Great bag for the cat to chill in when you lay it down horizontally

What you dislike:

  • Uncomfortable as a backpack
  • If you’re using as a backpack, you need to put a towel or something at the bottom to cover up the air holes at the bottom otherwise the cats paws might get stuck
  • Not alot of space for the cat to ride out on top of the backpack

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • It’s a good quality bag. It can be converted from stroller or trolley to a backpack pretty quickly. Also, it says it can be used as a car seat although I never figured out how to secure it with the seat belt. 

Comfort for human: 5/10 ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ If using as a backpack
10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ If using as a stroller

Comfort for cat: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Overall rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack

Review provided by: @gato.the.cato

  • Dimensions: 13.4″L x 10.2″W x 16.9″H
  • Weight: 4.4lbs / 2kg
  • Capacity: 13lbs / 5.9 kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the top
  • Entry methods: Front entry, side entry on both sides
  • Pockets: None
  • Airflow: Holes on both sides and front, mesh on both sides
  • Price: $60-70 (Available on Amazon.ca)

What you like: 

  • This backpack was a great starter bag for Gato as a beginner adventure cat. 
  • It has a fun style that we got countless compliments on. 
  • It was not too expensive compared to other cat backpacks on the market. 
  • It came with a collapsible water bowl and carabiner which was very handy when adventuring in the summer. 
  • I like that this backpack has a water bottle pocket on the side. 
  • It is sturdy and has a soft bottom piece for cat to lay on

What you dislike:

  • It was hot for the human to wear on hot days
  • It doesn’t have any pockets 
  • Difficult for cat to ride on top (which they love)

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • I bought a cooling pad to have at the bottom so Gato could cool down on hot days
  • I ended up upgrading my bag to the petsfit backpack as it solved many of the cons I had with the texsens bag.

Comfort for human: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Comfort for cat: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Overall rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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PetAmi Deluxe Pet Carrier Backpack

Review provided by Wolf and Karine (@wolf_the_catventurer)

  • Dimensions: 12.5″L x 10.2″W x 16.3″H
  • Weight: 3.6lbs / 1.65kg
  • Capacity: unknown
  • Straps: shoulder strap, chest strap, waist strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the top
  • Entry methods: Front entry, side entry on both sides
  • Pockets: Elastic mesh pockets on both sides, zippered pocket on the front
  • Airflow: Mesh on both sides and front
  • Price: $59.13 + fees CAD (Available from amazon.ca)

What you like: 

  • Folds easily for storage. Great for plane rides as it fits easily under the seat in front (as requested by Air Canada and I assume most airlines), good airflow, lightweight, lots of pockets for storing small items.
  • Leash included to tie cat so she doesn’t jump out if the small window is open.
  • Love the window so wolf can poke her head out to observe everything and she doesn’t have to stand up to do so, she can be lying down and have her head out! 
  • It was the perfect backpack when Wolf was little! 

What you dislike:

  • Not the most comfortable especially for long hikes/walks.
  • Not very sturdy.
  • Not very big (perfect when Wolf was a kitten but now it’s a bit tight for her)

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

  • Not the most comfortable especially for long hikes/walks. Not very sturdy. Not very big (perfect when Wolf was a kitten but now it’s a bit tight for her) 

Comfort for human: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Comfort for cat: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

(unless your cat is bigger than 8 pounds, then they will be uncomfortable) 

Overall rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

(perfect for kittens and smaller cats) 

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Clear Bubble Backpack

Review provided by Wolf and Karine (@wolf_the_catventurer)

  • Dimensions: 14.2″L x 11″W x 17.3″H
  • Weight: unknown
  • Capacity: 13lbs / 5.9kg
  • Straps: shoulder strap
  • Interior Tether: one at the bottom
  • Entry methods: Tiny opening at the back, and the main clear plastic unzips
  • Pockets: None
  • Airflow: Small holes on front and sides, small mesh panels
  • Price: Similar backpack $46.99 CAD (Available from amazon.ca)

What you like: 

I thought it would be great so Wolf can see everything while feeling safe. I like that there is a leash inside to make sure Wolf doesn’t try to escape when I unzip the bag.

What you dislike:

It is very uncomfortable for the human as there are no waist straps or chest straps. It also gets extremely hot in there, especially on sunny days, even when it feels cold for us because there is not enough air flow. Wolf was panting on a spring day when it was only about 15 degrees Celsius outside. It is also incredibly small. It was ok when Wolf was a kitten but now there is no use for it. 

Any other comments or tips for using this backpack:

Do not buy. There are so many better backpacks out there! 

Comfort for human: 2/10 ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Comfort for cat: 2/10 ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Overall rating: 2/10 ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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