Pidan Touring Pet Service with Habitat Growth: Take your cat anyplace safely


Indiegogo staffers are placing crowdfunded merchandise to the take a look at in our new sequence of sincere opinions. On this version, our very personal electronic mail advertising and marketing and lifecycle strategist Karisa Hunt and their cats tried out Pidan’s Touring Pet Service with Habitat Growth, which is dwell now on Indiegogo. Does it dwell as much as the hype? Learn on as we put it to the take a look at!

I’ve discovered myself within the place of getting three cats however solely two cat carriers. That is not often an issue, as vet visits are normally a one-cat-at-a-time prospect because of how busy my vet is, however final month, I managed to get appointments for all of them on the similar time. I borrowed a 3rd service from a buddy, however I’ve been looking out for third service ever since.

I wasn’t anticipating to search out something like Pidan’s Touring Pet Service with Habitat Growth, however after I noticed it, I knew I needed to strive it out. Bacon Bits was an out of doors kitty earlier than he got here to me, and typically he tries to make a break for it after I’m bringing in groceries. This service folds out to be a complete kitty playpen, so I’d have the ability to convey him outdoors to expertise all his favourite sights and sounds with out worrying about him getting unfastened and operating off. Plus, I’d have a backpack-style service, which suggests I’d have a hand left for every of the opposite carriers ought to I have to get all of them to the vet on the similar time once more.


The service ships in a flat field, and I’ll be sincere: after I pulled it out the primary time, I used to be involved about getting any cat inside it, not to mention my greatest boy. Fortunately, I quickly discovered that it folds out right into a respectably-sized playpen.

Top-down view of the Pidan carrier expanded to full size. It's almost two feet long by one foot wide.
These tiles are a sq. foot every. It’s massive.]

There’s a diagram that exhibits learn how to fold the entire thing up, and it’s pretty straightforward to comply with. Even when it wasn’t, although, it’s fairly intuitive–when you have a look at the images on the marketing campaign web page and preserve tugging at folded-up mesh, you’ll have the ability to get it popped into form pretty shortly.

It was a bit of trickier to transform it from the full-sized playpen into the service backpack. It’s not tough, however you do need to know which half folds the place with the intention to efficiently fold it into form as an alternative of collapsing it again down once more.


The playpen is a superb measurement, and the cats like being in it–I didn’t need to put them inside as a result of they had been curious as quickly as I put it down.

An orange cat sitting inside a mesh carrier, looking at the camera with big green eyes.
Bacon Bits claiming his new territory.

And actually, I didn’t have to fret in regards to the measurement–two of them slot in there on the similar time.

It’s virtually a kitty rental in there.

The perfect discovery was that you may swap it from the prolonged format to the backpack (and vice versa) with out taking the cat out. So long as the cat is within the backpack half, the playpen half folds up and zippers into what turns into the padded half that sits in opposition to your again. No worrying about Bacon Bits getting any recent concepts whereas I used to be changing his journey pack!

A large orange cat with his paw on the outside of a cat carrier while a smaller orange-and-white cat sits inside it.
Hey, buddy… you’re in a backpack!

The backpack is padded on the shoulder straps, too, so it’s snug to put on… assuming your cat doesn’t double as a bowling ball. Think about carrying a backpack that weighs about twenty kilos and has the power to maneuver with out warning and also you’ll get the image of making an attempt to make use of this with Bacon Bits.

A woman, facing away from the camera, is wearing a large backpack-cat carrier combo. There is a small orange-and-white cat inside the carrier, though he is hard to see.
This photograph was taken with Tater Tot inside, for human again security causes.

We discovered it best to have a form of “loading zone” to place the backpack on, too–I used to be involved that the cat would transfer whereas we had been making an attempt to get it on, and we’d both drop it or fall and land on it. Nonetheless, we found out fairly shortly that placing the cat within the service, then placing the service on the couch, then slipping your arms in and standing up works fairly neatly.

The litter field

To be sincere, I don’t see myself ever utilizing the litter field for its meant objective.

I perceive why it’s included. In the event you’re taking your cat out, you need them to have the ability to do their enterprise with out scooping it off a garden, and cats would relatively use one thing they’re extra conversant in anyway. Nonetheless, the field is made of material, and I can’t work out learn how to successfully clear it after it’s been used. There aren’t any liners, and it’s an odd form and measurement, so something I put in there would both be too massive or too small. I’d personally relatively use a cardboard field with disposable litter, the place I can simply toss the entire thing on the finish of the day.

In excellent news, although, the cats have determined that it makes an ideal mattress, so it’s not going to waste.

A large orange cat sits in a dark fabric box. A smaller orange-and-white cat is sniffing at the side of the box.
All the pieces is a possible cat mattress when you’re a cat.


This works nice as a service! I’ve left it open to its full measurement in my lounge, and the cats suppose it’s fairly neat–they play and sleep in it on a regular basis. I’m certain it might be nice to make use of outdoor as effectively, however the climate the place I dwell hasn’t been heat and dry sufficient to strive that out simply but. I additionally like that it’s a backpack, now that I’ve found out a protected method to get it on and off–it offers me a simple method to carry all three cats on the similar time, since I’ve one on my again and a hand free for the opposite two carriers.

I’d simply keep away from the litter field if I had been you.

To be taught extra, take a look at the marketing campaign for Pidan’s Touring Pet Service with Habitat Growth, now dwell on Indiegogo.


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