Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: June 29, 2023 by Crystal Uys


We’ve long been fans of Sleepypod’s carriers. We reviewed the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed a couple of years ago, and we were delighted to get a chance to review Sleepypod’s other two models, the Sleepypod Air and the Sleepypod Atom.

Sleepypod Air


If you’ve ever had to research traveling by plane with your cat, you have most likely run into confusing size restrictions, depending on which airline you check with. The Sleepypod Air’s innovative design addresses this issue by providing size versatility through flexibility. The unique design allows the carrier to contract to fit under the seat during takeoff and landing. Once the plane is in the air, the carrier can easily be expanded so that your cat can have the largest possible space underneath the seat.

And of course, Sleepypod Air also maintains the same strict safety standards as all of Sleepypod’s carriers and was put through the same safety testing that continues to position Sleepypod among one of the safest pet product manufacturers on the market.

Sleepypod Atom


The Sleepypod Atom is a smaller, more compact carrier for every day living. In designing the Atom, Sleepypod took ideas from the Sleepypod Air and applied them to the smaller-sized Sleepypod Atom. Also suitable for air travel, the Atom fits comfortably below most airline seats. And of course, the Atom also maintains Sleepypod’s strict safety standards.

Allegra and Ruby check out the Sleepypod Atom

My take on the Sleepypod Air and Atom carriers

I consider all of Sleepypod’s carriers the best on the market in terms of design, safety and ease of use. I also like the beautiful design of all of their carriers. Leaving carriers out in parts of your home where your cats spend a lot of time, and making them part of their everyday environment will make life less stressful for cats when it’s time to get into the carrier. And if a carrier is pretty, it’s more likely to be left out in plain view.

The Sleepypod  Air and Atom come in several beautiful colors. For more information, and to purchase, please visit


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14 Comments on Sleepypod Air and Sleepypod Atom Review

  1. These carriers look very comfortable for the cats. This is helpful considering how stressful air travel can be. I thinks my cat would be very happy in this carrier.

  2. This looks like the best carrier ever! I have purchased all kinds of separate carriers and pods for kitty moves/vet visits, and this looks like the perfect one. When we moved long distance, the biggest concern was for the kitties’ safety. Am going to check out these carriers!

  3. This looks like a great carrier. I’d actually try it out. Beau currently hates his old one, so maybe a new change will make him happy!

  4. I haven’t traveled by air in a very long time and never took a pet with me. But if I did, this is the product I would definitely need to get.

  5. I am seriously interested in purchasing one or more of these carriers. But it annoys me that it is not possible to obtain a price without giving one’s address, which will surely lead to a flood of advertising.

    How much do those darn things cost?

    • Pricing is easily available on Sleepypod’s website, Lilo:

  6. I fly in my Sleepypod Atom carrier – in fact, I do most of my traveling in it! Since I am a small cat, it’s perfect for me, and it works for my human too, since it’s not too bulky.

  7. It seems like an amazing design. How can it contract and expand while the cats is in it? I’ll have to try thier website. Too bad they don’t offer a product to calm traumatized cats who don’t understand why one of thier people is suddenly gone. A family member is on vacation and the cats are nervous wrecks.

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