Kobi Pet Carrier - Soft Sided - Airline Approved, Mocha, Regular
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I was able to mitigate this by snugly fitting an arch, formed from 1/2 inch PEX tubing, inside each end of the Kobi. This worked pretty well as long as the length expander was not opened. But my pet is 21 inches nose-to-butt, and even the extra length was not quite enough for her to stretch out. Furthermore, the Kobi does not carry well using the shoulder strap when the extender is opened.
Regarding the weak magnetic snaps that others have mentioned, this was not a serious problem for me. All but one of these had adequate retention if carefully fitted to its mate. It helps to use both hands for this, one on each snap member, so the alignment is precise. Realistically though, the magnetic snaps are only used is to retain the mesh covers. I don't see much need to cover the mesh at all, and doing so compromises ventilation.
I really wanted to keep the Kobi, but I had to return it for a defective mechanical snap that fastens the top mesh cover to a carry handle. So I decided to replace it with a Petsfit Comfort Expandable model. This model is not of the Kobi build quality, but it is adequate and provides more room; especially height.
My Kobi was the Regular size. The manufacturer also mentions a Large size, but I could not find any sellers of this model.Read more ›
The downside is that the magnets don't hold the shade and the bag is a bit on the heavy side. I only wish it was lighter since I have to carry for it for a long time while travelling.
The length extender is a good function but when we extended the length, my Kobi doesn't hold its shape. PERIOD. Luckily, my dog doesn't need to use the function so I'm good with this.
I would recommend everyone to buy the largest one they provided even tho it might be a bit bigger than what airlines approve. We can squeeze the bag under the seat anyway.
Leave the carrier out for a couple day before introducing your dog to the bag so the smell from the bag is gone. My dog sniffed around for a bit after she jumped right into the bag and played in there. She seems to love it. :)
My dog info: 6 lb with 10" body lenth and abt 10" shoulder height.
Hope this info is helpful
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, unless you are toting your pet everywhere and are hardcore about traveling with them, it's hard to tell whether this carrier will stand the test of time. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by MM
This is sturdy, roomy and easy to carry. Our dog is a 14 lb. Maltipoo and she fits perfectly in the carrier. I also use it to carry our elderly cat to the vet. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Sonya Williams
I was so certain I'd like this product that I actually ordered two. But the carrier come flat and never seems to stand up right. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Michael Tarazi