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Too small and hot
on October 4, 2012
This bag is much smaller than the dimensions listed when you are measuring the interior space. It is more like 14 x 5 x 10, and that's being generous to measure half way to the bottom of the bag. It is even smaller at the top. If you dog gets in and immediately lies down maybe the bottom of the bag will be the dimensions that count, but mine doesn't want to lie down, she wants to stand, and then it is much too narrow to zip up. And she's small, only 10 pounds.
The issues are that 1) the bag tapers from bottom to top, and 2) the bag is very thick. There is over an inch, maybe two, that is the thickness of the bag, so the dimensions they give measuring from the outside at the widest part of the bag are just way off from what your dog will actually experience.
Another issue with the thickness is, the bag had my girl panting after just 10 minutes. It is really warm. Now if I had just brought her back from the groomer on a cold cold day, that would be great. But most of the time I'm running around with her on my arm is a warmer day. On a cold day she would rather just stay home in her crate in the cozy house, and I'd rather get to and fro and home again as quickly as possible myself, without lugging a dog around.
The bag is attractive and a quality construction it would appear, but I'm unlikely to get much use out of it. My dog kept trying to get out of the thing, and only that I'd clipper her harness in at the bottom kept her there long enough to be able to eventually get her up onto my arm and zipped in up to her neck so that she couldn't hop out again. I don't really blame her. This will be solely for the trip home from the groomer in the winter months.
As a small side note, would it have killed them to affix the strap pad to one of the straps instead of just providing this loose sleeve you have to keep with the bag and hold both straps, dog weighing on your arm, while also getting the thing velcro'd closed? If it was attached it would be a one hand job. Taking it off is the same issue. You've got to manage the dog and the strap pad in order to unzip everything.