4pets Caree small pet carrier, black series
4pets Caree is a really smart looking and easy to use travel home for cats and small dogs. Perhaps most importantly, it's been crash-tested and approved by the German TÜV.
It fits to any car seat, using the seat belt (pets to 15kg), but, if your car has ISOFIX latching points, it makes sense to add the ISOFIX accessory (pets to 8kg) because this makes it really fast and easy to fit and remove the Caree.
Caree will be a snug refuge for a pet, in the car or when staying away from home, e.g. in a hotel room.
The 4pets Caree is designed for cats and dogs up to 15kg (33lbs), and is fixed to the vehicle seat with a seatbelt, or (with an accessory, listed below) to any pair of ISOFIX latch points. The maximum approved weight for use with the ISOFIX system is 8kg (17.6lbs)
It's designed for safety - it's passed TÜV's crash-testing regime - but also for ease of use, and for stylish good looks. It's a soft look, gentle on vehicle upholstery, not a hard metal or a hard plastic look. The rear of Caree is made from a tough quilted fabric - to cut down on the weight, for a softer look, for warmth, and so that it will mould to the shape of the seat back.
There's a door on each side, opened by pulling a tab, and closed by pressing it lightly until it clicks shut - so you have one hand for opening and the other is ready to grab your pet by its collar.
Having two side doors means that you can place a Caree on either side of the back seat, or fix it on the front passenger seat and open a door from the driver's seat or via the passenger door.
The bed looks wonderfully cosy! It's well padded with a foam mattress that should be removed before it's washed - hand washing only, to 40 degrees centigrade. Replacement beds are available - both colour options are shown in the list below. The bed includes a padded front flap, which clips to the front of the Caree so it won't sag - this is for impact protection, but it also gves the pet some privacy and shade, which will help it to snuggle in and sleep. The 'safety cell' features of Caree are well disguised - the overall impression of Caree is that it's soft and warm.
You can fit Caree using a seat belt - the horizontal part of the seat belt is held in the base of the Caree by a hinged plate - but if you have ISOFIX latching points we recommend that you buy the ISOFIX accessory, especially if you expect to fit and remove the Caree regularly. The ISOFIX system is so easy to use, and clever for its simplicity: Clip into two ISOFIX points and, from the front, pull the straps to move the Caree back into the seat. To remove the Caree, pull the Caree forward to reveal the ISOFIX latches (there are quick release catches at the front of the Caree) and then press a button on each ISOFIX latch to remove it.
There are three colour options - Black (this one), Smoked Pearl and Cool Grey
Designed, developed and manufactured in Switzerland
All materials used are non-toxic and meet e.g. REACH standards
The testing regime included safety tests at temperatures well below freezing
External dimensions: 47.2cm wide x 46.5cm high x 57cm deep
Approximate internal measurements : 38-43cm wide (tapers towards the back of the cage) x 43cm high x 48cm deep / long
4pets is a Swiss brand which gives its name to a range of innovative pet travel products, all made at Romanshorn in Switzerland, on the edge of Lake Constance. All their products are designed for safety, ease of use and good looks. As well as Caree their products include the PRO range of crash-tested car cages for dogs, and the EasySteps ramp to help dogs into the car, especially young and old dogs.
|Standard UK delivery (usually 3-5 working days)||£6.50||Delivery to UK Mainland addresses – Monday to Friday excluding public holidays|
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