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Products Review - Sleepypod Atom Pet Carrier

Needed a pet carrier for Amber, we were looking for something small and easy to carry. Had went to many pet shops to search for a suitable pet carrier, either it was too small and uncomfortable or too overpriced. Saw one unknown brand at pet lovers selling for $90 plus, it looked presentable but inside was quite badly produced.

Finally we saw this on the internet, Sleepypod Pet Carrier, they had won numerous award for their first carrier and now they made one for small dogs and cats. We had the chance to look inside at the quality and size, at first i was afraid that Amber would not fit in when she grows into an adult but judging at the weight of up to 3.5kg for dogs, we decided to give it a go! Even if Amber grows up to over 3.5 kg and couldn't fit in we thought it should be about time we changed to a new carrier.

Amber checking out the carrier

Inside was spacious, especially the width. Amber do not have to worry about getting too fat because the width was 2 times her size! There was also a platform cushion with sponge zipped inside, it was good because if there were any accidents we could just unzip the cushion and wash it. The bag entrance for dog's head to peep out was also made nicely, we could unzip it slightly and fold it in so that Amber's head can come out without feeling uncomfortable. Most carriers would have the dog's neck touching the zip but Sleepypod Atom's design managed to prevent that.

Entrance for dog's head to peep

The bag itself was made to be unzipped all the way behind so that one can easily put their dog inside if the main entrance was too small, there was also a plastic leash built inside to hook it onto Amber's collar so that she won't fall off if she attempt to jump out. However i felt that the built-in-leash could have been made better, i would have expected a stainless steel material instead of plastic. 

As for the owner's perspective of the bag, i loved that there are 2 pockets at the sides of the bag, i could slot in things that i have to bring for Amber eg. left side for food/treats and right side for toiletries. For the comfort of the carrier, i find that the strap that is to be sling-ed onto my shoulders could be made better, it seemed stressful on the shoulders after carrying for a long period of time. The bag itself already has some weight, 1.5 kg plus Amber's 2.5kg with some other items could add up to around 4kg, with the cheaply made strap it just made things harder. However, i can say that the bag itself is very durable, even with 5kg dog inside it won't be a problem due to how they connect the bottom of the strap to the bag. For the see through area, there is a front and back, where i can cover 1 side of the hole with a black plastic board provided and Amber could watch from the other side. It was made well for countries that doesn't encourage pets on places like public transport and shopping malls, i could easily cover the back with the black plastic board and place my hand in front so that other people will not suspect. Not to mention that there is a slot for fastening the buckle on cars, it is also airplane approved. There are 5 colors to choose from which looked really nice, 3 bright and vibrant colors, 2 simple ones.

hmm, which one?

This is a good investment on a high quality carrier for small dogs. We do hope that one day Sleepypod could come up with something that is not only small like Sleepypod Atom, but also comfortable for carrying.


Review Rating: 8.5/10
quality: the quality of the product, the materials used, the durability
design: the look of the product, the shape, colors and style
innovation: ease of use, the uniqueness of the product, the size, comfort

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  1. Hi, may I check, if the sleepypod atom still fits amber now? What's her weight now? How did you introduce the bag to Amber? I'm also considering getting one for my toy poodle, he's already 1.8kg at coming 3 months this sat. Thanks for all the awesome reviews and tips! I've been following and a lot of information had been real useful!

    1. Hi Xiao Hui,

      Yes it still fits Amber now, her weight is 3kg :)

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