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
Rated 4 out of 5
by Golucky Very Easy to Set Up, But not Perfectly Portable
OK LLBean...here is your challenge to make this the perfect crate. The external frame and the easy up/down design is fantastic. The problem comes when you try to get the very flimsy strap secured around the 'puptent' and then get it back into the carry bag. The strap is too short and has now become partially unstitched, the Velcro is too weak, and the hook it is slid through is very flimsy and slides out of place. I have given up on using the bag and strap and use an old belt to hold it together. I carry it by the frame as you would a suitcase by the handle. Awkward.
If you could come up with a better mechanism to secure and transport the puptent that was as fast and easy as the set up, you would have a true winner here.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTMshopper Dogs love the Stowaway Dog Kennel!
Our dogs love the Stowaway Dog Kennel! And so do we! We take a lot of weekend trips to mountains and coast. We always have to take our heavy, bulky dog crates with us when we travel with our two lab mix dogs. No more. We bought two of the kennels. They are so easy to pack and extremely easy to set up. They are very light weight yet sturdy. Very easy to pack in the car. Once you set them up they are so roomy for the dog. These are actually a little more roomy than their crates at home. Very nice features with zip flaps on top and front. They are made of heavy quality tent type material. Very convenient and well made!
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike1842 portable dog kennel
Large enough for a 120 lb. shepherd, construction is excellent, packs up in a convient carry bag, it is easy to set up and we are very happy with it. It could also work as an everyday kennel. Do get the base pad for it as our shepherd wasn't too comfortable with just a folded towel as a bed.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kennel2 Too small
Returned item as my. 50 pound 5 month old golden retriever did not fit in the kennel
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by InAgainOutAgain Stowaway Kennel
Very easy to use, nice and long which is great for fitting lengthy dogs. Its helpful that it can fold flat and fit behind a truck seat or fold up and go in the trunk of a car. Good ventilation and top opens for more if needed. Shoulder strap is nice bonus for bringing into field. The door could be a little bigger to allow easier in/out by dog. The strap that compacts the kennel when closed up is a little weak and has nearly come apart after half a dozen uses. Not a big issue though and the kennel is still fully functional and I see many many more uses in the future.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by adk4kodiak Great for Travel, Not just for Hunters
We bought this kennel as we have always had to bring an extra large traditional kennel with us to our family summer cottage. At home, our 94 pound lab enjoys the sofa at night (with our blessing); at the cottage, other family members do not feel that is the place for him to sleep. We figured we would give this kennel a "test drive" to make sure it will work.
Kodiak is crate trained and immediately went into the travel kennel with no hesitation. It is roomy and he actually enjoys just going in it to rest on his blanket as a change in nap locations. It is incredibly easy to set-up and to take down. The price is fabulous, and we love that it has no "pinch points" which other travel kennels tend to have. We were initially confused by the photo in the instructions, which depicts the door entry upside-down. Not sure what is up with that photo; the door opening zips so that it can be tied above the entrance. Excellent product!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Painterofadogs Dogpainter
Great crate have bought two easy to handl, light weight good color and best of all my dogs love to go inside and get cozy
January 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pechorin77 Great, but not strong enough
I really liked this crate. It's been perfect for traveling with my 7-month old vizsla: easy to set-up, store, and a good design and look. He was very comfortable in it and liked being in it for the past couple months.
However, this his past weekend he decided that he didn't want to stay in it and very quickly (less than 10 seconds) ripped the roof off at one of the corners and got out. Needless to say it's now useless. Not sure if there's anything that could be improved to alleviate this, but I wanted to put it out there that if your dog decides he wants out, the crate won't hold him.
I'm still giving it 3 stars because of how much I liked it prior to this event. And I'm sure it'll work perfectly for dogs that are happy staying in their crate all the time.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lefthandedfisherman there's no place like home, but this comes close.
this item is well built, stores in seconds, and our two dogs fell in love with it as soon as we got home and set it up.
then again, what did i expect? it came from ll bean.
December 11, 2013