Cats on the go need a comfy place to rest their weary paws at the end of the day. We tested the Gen7 Traveler Portable Pet Bed to see if it would pass the finicky feline test.
Traveling with your cat? Worried about how you’re going to pack things like pet beds, toys, and treats? Well, with products like the Traveler from Gen7Pets, pet parents are finding it a lot easier to keep their kitties content and comfortable on the go.
I received a Gen7 Traveler Portable Pet Bed in the color Heather Navy for review, so I let my lil’ buddy, Logan, test it out to get an idea of whether or not this is a product that felines would go for.
An Instant Hit!
I was a little skeptical at first that Logan would go for this pet bed. It starts off folded up, and it has an adjustable shoulder strap to make it super convenient to carry while you’re traveling with your pet. Open the three small strips of Velcro to transform it into a bed with high sides and a cushioned interior that’s plush and soft (the sides are sturdy so it maintains its shape, which is a nice feature).
Once I opened the pet bed and placed it on the floor, Logan was immediately interested. He’s used to sleeping in cozy cat beds, so this probably looked familiar and inviting to him right away. He sniffed it a bit and then jumped right in. Before long, he was kneading and lying down in total relaxation mode, maybe because it’s shaped like a square, and cats like sitting in squares because it makes them feel safe.
Logan is a pretty big kitty, but this bed accommodates him with some room to spare. When it’s open, it measures 25.5”L x 6.5”H x 16”W, so two smaller kitties might even be able to snuggle together. When folded, the bed measures 11.5”L x 6.5”H x 16.5”W.
It’s been a week since I introduced this bed to Logan, and I’ve kept it open around the house where he likes to hang out. He still goes in it to sleep, groom himself, or just observe what’s going on around him, looking totally adorable. It has officially become his go-to bed where he spends a lot of time, so we’re both pleased with the Gen7 Traveler.
For Travel…or Not
Logan doesn’t travel, but if we do ever take to the road someday, this is definitely a product that I’m going to bring with me. It’ll be a little piece of home, with familiar scents, that he can use to feel at ease in a new environment, and I’ll be able to store treats and toys in the zippered pockets on either side of the bed. Plus, the fleece pad inside is washable, and the outer fabric is durable, smooth, and easy to clean.
Overall, the Gen7 Traveler Portable Pet Bed is one of many high quality products that make traveling with cats easier, but it will also work perfectly for small dogs as well. Whether you’re heading out in an RV or planning on staying in a pet-friendly hotel, this bed folds up nicely, it’s lightweight, and it’s easy to carry. Then, when you aren’t traveling, you can use it like any other cat bed, with the added convenience of folding and storing it so that it’s out of the way whenever you need it to be. Logan and I give it 5 stars.
Lisa Selvaggio is a writer who has volunteered in animal rescue, caring for cats of all ages and learning their many quirks. She is certified in clinical pet nutrition, and enjoys helping pet parents give their fur babies the best care possible. Read more of her work online at LSA Writing Services.