Traveling in Safety, Comfort, and Style – A Sleepypod Review
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sleepypod. We received a Sleepypod in exchange for our honest review, but this did not influence our opinions at all. We only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Sleepypod is not responsible for the content of this post.
When traveling with my cats, there are two things that are most important to me – their safety, and their comfort. As we travel with Sophie frequently, we have a pretty good idea of what works well for her – we know what we need to bring with us, and we know what we need to do to be sure everything runs smoothly and safely. The one aspect of travel with her that has yet to be perfected is the actual car ride. She cries constantly while riding in the car, and she usually ends up pooping in her carrier about 20 minutes in to the trip. Wobbly cat + nervous pooping + car ride = MESS!
I’ve been searching for the solution to this problem for so long, and I am happy to say that I’ve finally found it in Sleepypod! Sleepypod is versatile mobile pet bed – it serves as a bed, a carrier, and a car seat, all in one!
One of the neatest aspects of the Sleepypod is that it comes apart. The dome top of the Sleepypod unzips from the base, and the base can then be used as a pet bed. This allows the pets to get comfortable with the carrier, as they are able to sleep in it and utilize it every day. The base also has plush bedding that lines the inside for ultimate comfort. When it’s time for a wash, the bedding can then be unzipped from the base and thrown in the washing machine!
I believe that one of the reasons Sophie gets so nervous when riding in the car is that her field of vision is limited. She wants so badly to be held and touched, and this just isn’t possible when she’s in a carrier. However, with the Sleepypod’s mesh dome, she is able to see everything. The dome top also has a zipper down the center, which allows for easy access. If she starts getting nervous, I can easily reach in and give her a comforting pet.
Now to the best part – the safety aspects. The Sleepypod can easily be strapped in to a car with a seat belt, thanks to the straps along the base and the dome top. Once the Sleepypod is strapped in, that baby isn’t going anywhere.
Sophie is comfortable and safely secure in her Sleepypod
The Sleepypod has also been crash tested using the same tests as child safety restraints. The following video demonstrates how well a Sleepypod holds up in a crash.
Comfort and safety, Sleepypod has it all. I have been more than impressed and can’t wait to give our Sleepypod the ultimate travel test – a five hour car ride with Sophie to the BlogPaws Conference. Thanks to Sleepypod, Sophie and I will be traveling in safety, comfort, and style from here on out!