Rated 5 out of 5 by LosAngelesChivas High Quality-Practical
This kennel allows my Labrador to sleep in my bedroom each night.
He can't chew his way out, he's tried.
It is strong yet light enough to travel.
I recently bought another one because I gave my old one to my sister to use for her Chihuahuas.
Highly recommend it.
January 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by cleptogrey Zipper broke 2nd time door was opened.
Customer service at the Yonkers LLBEAN store is tops! They were very patient and let me bring my hound in to try the crate. The crate is a little dark- not like the metal crates that my dogs love are used to. But with a little play and bribery my dog went in. I purchased the Sotwaway Kennel for our upcoming camping trips so my 78# greyhound won't sleep on top of me. The next morning I set it up with a soft thick blanket and dog treat inside. The legs on the crate are not even, A blanket under it so it wouldn't rock. Yes, my dog went in again to take his treats. I zippered it, the zipper felt a little funky at the bottom. Unzipped it and let my dog out. Left it open for him to go in and out and get used to the smaller area(he's used to a 30" crate). Low and behold, I went to move it and zip it and noticed the zipper was broken!
It's going back tomorrow- 2 zips and the zipper is broken?
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDChicky Awesome Kennel
Love it!! Was recommended to me from a friend - I have a large metal one that I would lug around. This kennel is GREAT! The nylon is very thick but light. It folds up to a great size when not in use. As soon as I set it up, my 70# lab ran in and wouldn't get out. He loved it. The zip closures are great - I love that you can leave the top open if you want. I recommend a mat for the bottom though - just to help keep it clean.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TinSch Great Crate
Ordered crate and it arrived one day early. VERY easy to assemble, put up and then take down. Folds up to a small rectangle box or flat design - your choice. Fairly light to carry around. It is a great crate and one that I needed for indoor dog shows. Many folks at the show liked it and then they too purchased one from L.L. Bean.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by merritt Too narrow for 77 pound German Shepherd Dog
I disagree with the description that says this crate fits large dogs. It is too narrow for my 77 pound German Shepherd dog. If she lays on her side in it, her legs are scrunched up. So, she doesn't like to stay in it more than an hour. If you have a smaller dog, this is an excellent packable crate. Sturdy, easy to set up and pack up. If it were 8 inches wider, it would work for us.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ravensong Great product /reasonable price
I camp ,vacation,and compete with my dogs. I have had various soft crates for the past 30 years . This seems to be constructed of very sturdy material. Sets up and down easier than any I have owned. I have some concerns about the lock open mechanism being tampered wth but even on the wild chance this happened I do not see a danger. Too bad it does not come in smaller sizes but it is plenty big enough for even a 90 pound dog.
December 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanFaithful12 Great design!
Easily packed and unpacked. Holds up to a puppy scratching at the sides very well. Can't wait to take it on the road with us and our pup!
November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoreS Great addition
We live on a large farm and have several guardian livestock dogs for the sheep. We have one in particular who instead of bonding to the sheep, is in charge of our chickens we have for our own personal use. She sleeps on our front porch as our home is too warm for her breed. In addition, her job is to keep the chickens safe from the hawks, owls and coyotes to name a few so she needs to be outside. She has a memory foam, orthopedic dog bed but no shelter overhead other than the porch. Anyway, she is 100 lbs currently, with another year to fill out. She recently stopped fitting into the super small door on the chicken house so we added this on the porch. She hangs out inside and loves it! She has a fuzzy blanket, and the pad you suggested to go with it and we are all very happy with the purchase. Extremely easy to put up and take down. I put a quilted pad over the mesh on the sides to limit the air flow and it's all good. She's snug as a bug in a rug...We would recommend this product.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ajsmom26 I love it !!!!!!!!!
I couldn't give this 5 stars since we haven't tried it while traveling . However, my dog is crated when we leave for work and she seems quite comfortable in her pop up crate!!!!! I have left it set up,so she gets used to it and she loves it !!! By the way she is a 3y/o pit who fits comfortably !!
September 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by KayakKrazi Stitching gave after a few uses
We bought this kennel to travel cross country camping. We only used it a few times because we have a service dog and he is usually with us. After a few uses the stitching in the upper right corner gave and the roof separated from the lower portion. I was surprised it gave out so quickly considering the price. Simply put the stitching was not strong enough and I think this would have happened whether there was a dog in it or not. I would not recommend this to anyone considering this happened with a very mellow dog after a few uses.
July 28, 2014