This post is sponsored by Marsboy. We received a complimentary Cat Carrier for our honest review.  We only share news and products we feel are relevant to our readers, because you matter to us. The opinions here are 100% our own and we are responsible for the content of this post. Oh, and Sienna really likes the carrier too. 

The Marsboy Pet Carrier

You always need another pet carrier – right? Especially in a multicat household! So, we were pleased to be asked to create a cat product review for this Marsboy model  why? Because it is different to the carriers we have at home. A carrier with a zip open viewing window!

We wondered about its size and suitability for carrying a cat comfortably, but were pleasantly surprised by how spacious and lightweight it is. Although this is primarily considered a small dog carrier, we know several cat buddies who travel by air to visit friends, or attend cat shows so think it is worth your consideration.

 ** This is a functional and well-made carrier for anyone needing quality on a modest budget **

For us, this is the perfect trip to the vet carrier; compact, with a ‘window’ option on one end to allow us smaller build cats to look around while waiting for our vet appointment. We find the engaged and actively interested adult and senior family members approve – the important thing is the correct cat fits into the carrier for your trip! [See our photo montage below for a great idea of the scale of the carrier.]

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Aunty Sienna, slim build tortie our model for the review.

NOTE As this model is the small version, we strongly recommend you measure your cat’s height and width to ensure a stress free and comfortable kitty fit. Our Aunty Sienna, is of slim build and was a decent fit for this model. Having seen and handled the carrier ourselfes, we think slim cats, kittens, or what are sometimes called ‘teacup’ breeds, like Chihuahuas, will fit nicely into it with room to snuggle down for a ride.  

If you have active, wriggly, cats we found from a recent vet visit experience (see montage below) that such cats will be able to escape via the window – only use the window if you know your cat is placid enough not to use it as an escape route.  

** Would you want to travel in a cramped car? Ensure your pet has a comfortable trip in the correct sized carrier **

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Aunty Sienna, our slim build tortie sits comfortably in the carrier.

Useful stuff You Should Know about the Marsboy Pet Carrier.

  • This carrier is ‘Airline Approved’ for ‘under the seat’ travel if you are going to fly. We are unlikely to, but know several buddies who make a regular trip to cat shows, do family visits; or visit hospitals as therapy cats; like our buddies Yanni (FB) or Summer Samba.
  • The carrier has a pocket on the top to store a few treats for when you are in transit, and for a few small essentials like pet wipes or catnip mice.
  • For human convenience, there is a sliding pad on the long shoulder strap, and a wap around carrier for the shorter webbing handles. Both mean you should be able to use the carrier comfortably. You can carry it a hand bag, or a cross-body bag to leave your paws hands free.
  • Thanks to our buddy Speedy the bunny, we have been reminded that, yes, rabbits could be transported very well in the carrier.
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Sienna makes her exit from the fully zip openside.There are net covered openings on three sides for visibility.
  • When set down, one end of the carrier unzips as a small ‘window’. A nice idea we thought – allowing a curious kitty to look around. If you have an active cat who does not regularly use a carrier – use the window with care, do not leave your cat unsupervised. The other end opens completely, allowing a cat to step freely out.
  • What is the carrier made of? The material looks and feels durable, it’s called ‘Oxford cloth’ which is a waterproof and lightweight. The inside base removes for washing. While nothing stays ‘perfect’ forever, the fabric does seem solid enough for vet check ups and the occasional flight adventure! (Note:- Oxford cloth is a long-time staple of the garment and manufacturing industry that is machine washable, easy to maintain, and tends to hold its shape – ed)
  • The Marsboy Portable Pet Carrier comes with a 12 month warranty, and, we are told by Topbrandbox that “If you meet any trouble with the product, please don’t hesitate to contact us!”  This is reassuring to note from a manufacturer of pet equipment. 

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Pet Carrier Specification (Imperial & Metric conversions) :

The picture above gives you a good at-a-glance idea of the dimensions but here’s the skinny on exactly what to expect if you order the carrier:-

Size: 17″L x 8″W x 12″H / 43L x 20W x 30 H cms.
Color: Green + Black
Material: Oxford cloth + mesh + PE plate, the bottom is hard PE board
Carrying strap length: about 23″/ 56.5 cms
Strap length: about 30″-47″/ 76/119 cms  (adjustable)
Recommended Pet Weight: up to 8.5 lbs / 3.5 kgs  This model is for the slim and lighter weight pet.

Where can I buy the Marsboy Pet Carrier?

Top Brand Box USA link is here and if you want to check their web site, try this link or they can be reached on Facebook here.
Amazon UK have a link to the carrier here. [Affiliate link]

Shipping is available worldwide for the appropriate shipping cost. Get in touch with Top Box FB and Web!

Miranda, and Sienna (Kitty model)
and our ginger visitor for the action shots!
The Marsboy Cat Carrier Team

 

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38 Comments

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    Erin the cat Princess

    September 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Ooh that sounds interesting, I do like the idea of soft carriers over the hard ones, especially for small trips. Thank you for sharing a great review…. purrs ERin

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    Brian

    September 9, 2016 at 1:14 am

    We like the soft carries best too and these do look nice!

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    Three Chatty Cats

    September 9, 2016 at 1:49 am

    We also have soft-sided carriers, and this one looks like a good one!

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    Random Felines

    September 9, 2016 at 2:49 am

    that looks pretty interesting….

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    speedyrabbit

    September 9, 2016 at 5:23 am

    That looks like a great carrier that could be good for using with Speedy,xx Rachel Speedy’s Mum

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      Dash Kitten

      September 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

      You are right, Speedy I will add rabbits to our post. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Summer

    September 9, 2016 at 5:27 am

    This looks like a really awesome carrier! And thanks so much for the mention!

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    The Swiss Cats

    September 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Great review ! Pixie likes soft carries too. Purrs

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    The Island Cats

    September 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

    That looks like a really nice, well made carrier.

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    Noodle

    September 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    That’s a great kitty carrier!
    Have a super Thursday…

    Noodle and crew

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    Valerie Desmet

    September 9, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    These look great!! I always prefer the fabric carriers!!

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    Beth Patterson

    September 10, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I think that most pets would really appreciate the extra viewing screens. I think oxford cloth would also keep the carrier from being too hot inside!

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    Sherri

    September 10, 2016 at 3:46 am

    This is something I might try because there’s a 12 month guarantee. My last cat (who passed away in June) would claw through any mesh within minutes. I couldn’t find a carrier that could contain her. I once returned a carrier the day after I bought it. She had ripped through it in 10 minutes – in the car.

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    Princely Paws

    September 10, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Wow this looks really snug and what’s best is that it’s light weight and you can take your cat along with you all over without having a sore shoulder

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    Robbi Hess

    September 10, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I’ve been on the look out for a carrier for my new Devon Rex as he travels with me all of the time. I am not in love with the carrier I have been using because it’s too flimsy. I need to check this one out!

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    Nichole

    September 10, 2016 at 6:33 am

    That sure looks like a nice carrier. I love the green color too – makes it stand out! Cute kitty!

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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

    September 10, 2016 at 7:59 am

    That looks like a very nice carrier! We like that there are places to look out, especially.

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    Tenacious Little Terrier

    September 10, 2016 at 8:07 am

    It looks nice and sturdy. Being waterproof is a plus here in rainy Oregon!

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    Lola The Rescued Cat

    September 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

    That looks like a comfy carrier. We could always use an extra around here.

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    mommakatandherbearcat

    September 10, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This would totally be an upgrade … unless I find a way to “pimp” the ride I already have 😉 ~Bear Cat

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    Pawesome Cats

    September 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    It seems like a versatile and easy-to-carry cat carrier, those plastic crates can be a bit awkward sometimes. I love the lime green colour too.

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    Ruth Epstein

    September 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love the soft ones as they are lighter and easier to carry, this looks like a really great one

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    TonksTail

    September 11, 2016 at 4:36 am

    We are VERY fond of soft-sided carriers, too!

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    The Daily Pip

    September 11, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Looks like a great carrier – though our two kitties are kind of wiggly and might escape as you point out. We also have a rabbit who is pretty calm so might take Speedy’s advice and give this a try for her.

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    The DIY Dog Mom

    September 11, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Great review! I think these soft ones are nice for smaller animals!

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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    September 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

    You know if they make a version for marmie boys? You know, one for cats a ‘tad’ heavier than 8.5 pounds? purrs

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    Tonya Wilhelm

    September 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    That looks like a very comfortable cat carrier. I love that it is so open and colorful. Thanks for the great review.

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    Carol Bryant

    September 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    That carrier looks a lot more functional and better for the cat’s overall experience than the plastic carriers I see folks bringing to the vet. What a great all around review!

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    Robin

    September 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    This is a really cool carrier! I like the window option too. Some cats feel more in control of their environment when they can poke their face out of the carrier. I am going to make a note of this carrier because I will need to get him a new carrier if he keeps growing the way he has been! I’ve wanted something that is a little easier for me to carry too. This one looks great.

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    Sweet Purrfections

    September 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    This looks like a great carrier. We wouldn’t be able to open the window even a little bit because Truffle is known to escape!

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    Annette @PetsAreFound

    September 13, 2016 at 2:48 am

    What an excellent product, and it sounds like great value for money. I especially love the photo of Sienna ‘making her exit’ … very sweet x

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    FiveSibesMom

    September 13, 2016 at 3:17 am

    What a great pet carrier! Thanks for the review. And might I add, Aunty Sienna is a beautiful model!

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    Cathy Armato

    September 13, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Great review of this carrier, it looks really nice & I love the green color you show here, stylish! The optional use of the window is a nice touch.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    Jenna Hughson

    September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I actually really love this carrier! Great review!

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      Dash Kitten

      September 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you Jenna, it’s practical and also a great budget buy.

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        Dash Kitten

        September 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

        II shall pass on a message from you. Thank you!

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    Amber

    September 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I would love to get this carrier for Misha and Tippy, but Misha can literally tear right through the mesh when she’s stressed. We almost didn’t have a carrier by the time we got to the vet. She’s crazy strong! I will say, however, that this was a great review. 🙂 If I didn’t have The Hulk for a cat, I’d definitely get one of these.

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      Dash Kitten

      September 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Amber, in that case then I would suggest a more robust carrier! This is a perfect lightweight carrier for a small cat or dog but a ‘fighter’ might make sure it didn’t last too long.

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