On-trend regardless of the season? A fashion-statement backpack. Whether you're on your way to class or taking a stroll around your neighborhood, a backpack always comes in handy to carry all the essentials—including your cat.
Cat carrier backpacks are a safe, stylish and easy way to transport your cat to and from work, school, vacation, outdoor adventures or a vet appointment. And with about 60 percent of pet parents admitting to taking their pet with them when traveling, a cat backpack is practically a must-have.
We’ve curated a list of hottest cat carrier backpacks in the season’s hottest styles. From Barbiecore to bubble backpacks, these cat carriers are sure to turn heads.
Taylor Swift-Inspired: Bubble Cat Backpacks
Cat bubble backpacks are a hot item this year. Who are we kidding? They’re irresistible every year.
Not only are they extremely cute for cat lovers to wear, but furry friends love the birds-eye view just as much.
Pet Fit For Life Cat Carrier Backpack ($50)
The Pet Fit For Life Cat Carrier Backpack is made with plenty of breathable mesh to help your cat stay comfy during your travels.
This expandable cat backpack is an excellent choice for the cat who needs a larger space to lie in, thanks to its ability to adjust from 11 inches to 27 inches by unzipping and unfolding the rear compartment.
Instachew Trekpod App Enabled Cat Carrier ($68)
Instachew Trekpod might be the coolest ‘pack of them all (literally!). It features two fans that you can control via the Instachew Infinity app. Plus, it has a tinted window that allows your pet to enjoy the view while being protected and shaded from the sun.
Sherpa’s Bubble View Window Cat Travel Backpack ($79)
Oh hai, black, gothy backpack.
Also ranking in our top picks for cat bubble backpacks is the Sherpa’s Airline-Approved Bubble View Window Cat Travel Backpack.
Best for cats of all sizes, this travel backpack is made with ventilation holes and zippers for extra safety and security.
With a machine washable liner for easy cleaning, this cat carrier can last through many trips.
Pretty in Pink: Barbiecore Cat Backpacks
Barbiecore, or hot pink fashion, was all the rage in 2022 and continues to be popular this year, thanks to the upcoming “Barbie” film.
A few of our favorites pink backpacks boast some convenient, super-functional features.
PetAmi Deluxe Backpack ($40)
Made for feline friends on the go, this high-quality pet backpack carrier has plenty of ventilation to keep your cat cool.
Its safety features also include a reinforced structure that helps prevent the backpack from collapsing, especially during long journeys by train or plane.
While this is one of the best cat backpacks available for medium-sized cats, it can also be used for cats up to 18 pounds. (
Pet Gear I-GO2 Escort Cat Backpack & Rolling Carrier ($60)
Great for all types of travel, this backpack has it all: extra storage, extra space for your cat in the main compartment and wheels! And if you like the style of the bag but don't particularly like pink, no problem. It's also available in black and green.
A Hot Mesh: Cat Backpacks with Mesh Windows
Ibiyaya New Denim Fun Lightweight Pet Backpack ($70)
Ibiyaya's denim backpack not only offers a comfortable ride, great views and superb ventilation for your pet, but it also looks great with its blue and orange colorblocking design.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Collapsible Backpack Carrier ($80)
For a pet carrier backpack that matches just about any outfit (on you or your cat), look no further than Kenneth Cole Reaction's collapsible backpack.
Boasting mesh windows, gold zippers, padded shoulder straps and a removable, washable mat, this cat backpack lends itself well to hikes or long walks through airports, especially during extensive travel days.
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