Review: Catit Cabrio Carrier

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While the carrier may not be your cat’s favorite place, it is an important part of your cat’s life, and it can be vital in an emergency.  And it’s up to you to convince your cat that spending time in the carrier feels good. Unfortunately, for most cats, the only time they’re in a carrier is when they have to go to the veterinarian, so the association with carriers is often a negative and stressful one.

The best way to get your cat used to the carrier is to make it part of your every day environment – and you’re more likely to do that if a carrier is also pleasing to the human eye.

The Catit Cabrio is a comfortable and spacious carrier with a lot of clever design features. Its unique 360° accessible design makes it easy to place your cat inside.

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Catit Cabrio features

  • Unique 360° accessible design with single-hand locking mechanism
  • Strong integrated carrying handle
  • Detachable carrying strap
  • Anti-slip bottom with collection gutter for urine accidents or spilled cat food
  • Optimal air flow to keep your cat comfortable
  • Multi-functional door includes slide-out bowl to offer food and water without having to open the carrier
  • Loops for optional padlocks
  • Measures MAX. 35 cm (13.75 in) MAX
  • Weighs approximately 9 pounds
  • Available in three colors
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Will Mom be able to put this together?

Putting the Catit Cabrio to the test

The carrier arrived in several different pieces, and I admit to having a little bit of trouble with assembly (if you’ve read me for any length of time, you know that this is not unusual for me!) The instructions featured images only, and my writer brain needs words when it comes to directions! However, once I found the assembly video, it only took me a couple of minutes to put it together.

Allegra didn’t hesitate to walk right into the carrier. She was a little more hesitant about going in when I opened the top, but curiosity took over rather quickly.

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I like that the carrier is large enough for her to comfortably stand up and turn around. At barely 9 pounds, she’s a small cat, but even though it’s a bit hard to see in the photos, there was plenty of extra room, so this carrier would work well for larger cats.

My take on the Catit Cabrio

This carrier is heavy and sturdy, something I like in a hard carrier. The wide front door and the ability to open the top will facilitate getting reluctant cats in and out of the carrier (but remember, it’s always best to get your cat used to the carrier so getting her into it doesn’t become an ordeal for both of you!)

Between the innovative design and the pleasing appearance, this is a solid and well-made carrier.

For more information and to purchase, please visit Catit.com.

FTC Disclosure: I received this carrier t no charge. I also received a fee to feature this carrier. Receiving the free products and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion, or, as the case may be, Allegra’s unbiased opinion.

15 Comments on Review: Catit Cabrio Carrier

  1. Janet
    April 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (8 months ago)

    I’m wondering how secure the closures are, and how many there are. Is it possible that they could accidentally be bumped open? Currently we have the hard case carriers with the spring-release closure (the metal “pins” insert through holes). We travel with 2 of our cats, and I wouldn’t want any of the “doors” to inadvertently pop open. Other than that, it looks like a great carrier.

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  2. Cheri Collins
    April 9, 2020 at 5:02 pm (8 months ago)

    I’m using soft sided carriers because the open at the top as well as the front. This one doesn’t look like it does. I had a cat who had started life feral and needed, for his first several trip to the vet, to be sedated before he could be handled (by someone other than myself). Opening the top meant he could get an injection before coming out of the carrier. Now I have a senior cat who is anxious when traveling, but when I can open the top of the carrier just enough to stroke the top of her head, it makes all the difference.

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    • Ingrid
      April 9, 2020 at 5:33 pm (8 months ago)

      This carrier opens at the front and at the top, Cheri.

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  3. june bullied
    April 7, 2020 at 1:46 pm (8 months ago)

    i bought this carrier years ago and love it.

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  4. Ingrid
    April 7, 2020 at 11:53 am (8 months ago)

    Correction: this carrier weighs about 9 pounds – my apologies for the earlier error!

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  5. Janine
    April 7, 2020 at 7:38 am (8 months ago)

    This sounds like a really nice carrier, but the weight would concern me. I don’t know if I could carry a 25 lb carrier, with one of my big girls in it, from my car to the clinic.

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    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2020 at 11:54 am (8 months ago)

      That was a mistake on my part, Janine. It weighs about nine pounds.

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  6. Sally Goodman
    April 7, 2020 at 6:50 am (8 months ago)

    I have two and love them. They are on the heavy side, though, so need to bear that in mind when carrying for any distance. In the car, the seat belt will loop through the handle, which is useful.

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  7. Sandra Ing
    April 7, 2020 at 4:52 am (8 months ago)

    I purchased two of these in the UK for my cats last year and so far they have proved to be a good purchase. My cats don’t seem to fear these as much as the ‘shopping bag’ type of carrier which collapses around them. They were always terrified of going into these. One thing I would say is that my husband has strengthened the carrying handle part with plastic ties as I was always apprehensive that the two sides of the handle would part company. This has worked a treat and the baskets are now completely secure.

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    • Sally Goodman
      April 7, 2020 at 6:51 am (8 months ago)

      Good idea about strengthening the handle, thanks for the tip!

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  8. Diane Baumer
    April 7, 2020 at 1:59 am (8 months ago)

    Did I read correctly that this weighs 25lbs? I love the carrier, but that seems really heavy.

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    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2020 at 5:41 am (8 months ago)

      It is very sturdy and heavy.

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    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2020 at 11:54 am (8 months ago)

      That was my mistake, Diane. It weighs about nine pounds! I’m so sorry.

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  9. Summer
    April 7, 2020 at 1:44 am (8 months ago)

    This looks like a good travel carrier! I hope I need one at some point in the not terribly distant future.

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    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2020 at 5:41 am (8 months ago)

      This lockdown must be so hard for you, Summer! I know you’re missed at all the places you visit.

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