Rhodium Series Soft Sided Pet Carrier by Mr. Peanut's, 19.5LX11WX11"H Luxury Travel Tote with Premium Self Locking Zippers & Plush Faux Fleece Bedding with a Sturdy Plywood Base
What's the Difference?
I enjoy when buyers ask me this question. Having designed and sold multi thousands of pet carriers and hearing every issue and concern I can answer this here as best I can. I know it's hard when shopping online. All of the pet carriers you see look similar and its hard to compare materials, features and the "look and feel" as one can easily do in person, but here is my summary of what to look for in a pet carrier and what is most important to know or ask, so look for these key features in all brands and compare -
Zippers - These are one of my pet peeves as the zipper quality can turn a fantastic carrier into a loser very fast. When the zipper breaks at the airport or even in your car your carrier of choice becomes basically worthless. Make sure the brand you are looking at includes hi quality zippers from a reputable zipper brand. My totes are all designed with only premium brand zippers, and I improve and upgrade them often as new and better versions come along including the automatic self locking zippers which cannot be opened from inside that are used on this tote. It's much better than the old style clasps.
Carrier Structure - Soft Sided Pet Carriers by definition are frameless and are mostly only supported by thin steel wire running along the edges and sides of the tote. Keep in mind when you look over images in a listing on any product those will be taken to show off the product in the best possible way, and are often edited to improve the look of the product image. It is very hard to see differences in materials and structure in a product image, but all of my totes are designed with a very strong waterproof nylon material that is also used in the manufacture of military grade parachutes. The materials used help to avoid the sagging, wrinkled look and give the totes additional structure.
Pet Safety & Comfort - Lastly, but the most important feature. The pet tote you choose should have locking zippers and very strong mesh. They should have a leash tether to insure your pet can be secured while stressed during travels. They should have well designed and secure carrying straps. They should have a comfortable bedding pad. All of Mr. Peanut's tote designs include all of these and more. I also add a thick and plush faux fleece pad with a 1/4" plywood base for your pet's comfort and to give a strong, stable base to keep the tote from "sinking" under the weight of your pet.
I am constantly updating and improving all of the various tote series with each successive generation. I am never satisfied so I am always improving features of each model with each production run. All of my totes are hand sewn to my specifications by contracted factories. Mr. Peanut’s is a USA based, family run business located in Henderson, Nevada and a proud sponsor of the Pay a Shelter Pet Forward program.
Michael @ Mr. Peanut’s
Many Copy the Design, None Copy the Quality
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PET - I always recommend to measure your pet while comfortably laying down as this is the typical position during flight time. Keep in mind all of my airline approved totes are designed with pet safety and comfort as the priority, and then by airline under seat requirements, so sizing is limited by that criteria.
Mr. Peanut's Rhodium Series Pet Carrier Features:
Premium Brand Automatic Self Locking Zippers (Cannot be Opened from Inside)
Recommended for Pets Up to 16-18lbs
Airline Capable 19.5" Length x 11" Width x 11" Height, best fit for pets approximately 18" in length while laying down. The pliable frameless design allows the tote to fit under the 8.5" airline seat as required.
Weighs only 2.7lbs
Open Air Large Mesh Windows on Three Sides
Fabric Privacy Cover with Zippered Pulley
Zippered Pocket for Storing Treats, Papers, Meds and Other Essentials
Padded Heavy Duty Shoulder Strap and Hand Carry Handle
Removable Faux Fleece Pet Bed with 1/4" Plywood Base Insert for Additional Support (Recommended Hand Wash or Dry Clean)
Washable Composite Nylon Soft-Sided Pet Carrier
Name Tag Holder
End as Well as Top Loading for Easy Pet Entry and Exit
Included Leash Tether
Safety Seat Belt Attachment
Thick Metal Strap Connectors for Extra Safety
Mr. Peanut's Cool Logo Storage Pouch Included
1 Collapsible Silicone Bowl includedFREEwhen purchased from Mr. Peanut's Direct Sales