"We reviewed several new carriers for our Editors' Choice Awards, and the Sleepypod Air stood out for thoughtful design features," says Ernie Slone, editor of Dog Fancy magazine, the world's most widely read dog magazine. "The breathable mesh makes it comfortable for pets, but also easy to conform to differing airline under-seat storage requirements. The carrier is easy to secure to rolling luggage, and hidden straps also make it a snap to fasten to car seatbelts, adding a measure of safety. Each year Dog Fancy, the world's most widely read dog magazine, culls through the year's top new products to select the best dog gear for our Editors' Choice Awards."
On selecting its award for favorite products of 2010, Cat Fancy reported, "Cat Fancy editors went through oodles of products to bring [readers] some favorites from the past year."
Sleepypod Air is a revolutionary carrier that redefines in-cabin pet travel by solving the size restriction dilemma. A patent-pending design enables Sleepypod Air to contract in size to fit in the space below a range of airline seats during the restricted times of takeoff and landing; once the plane is in the air, Sleepypod Air can be expanded to allow a pet the largest possible space below an airline seat.
Key Features and Options:
• Compresses from 22 inches in length to 19 or 16 inches in length
• Seatbelt straps on both sides allow Sleepypod Air to be safely secured in a car seat
• Top and ends open for easy access
• Trolley pocket to secure Sleepypod Air onto other luggage
• Large zipper pockets on both sides for essential travel items
• Removable and washable ultra plush bedding
• Easy-clean exterior
A pocket below Sleepypod Air's bedding can hold a separately sold electrical Warmer Pad to help keep a pet extra cozy. The Warmer Pad, designed to maintain a temperature of 102 F, plugs into a household electric outlet or an auto electric outlet. The Warmer Pad is sold separately as part of the Sleepypod Mini Warmer Kit.
More information: Sleepypod Air. A video demonstration of key features and options can be viewed at http://sleepypod.com/videos.