Sleepypod Air

Sleepypod Air

As low as $199.99
First Class Legroom
Sleepypod Air provides the largest amount of space for in-cabin air travel. An innovative design enables it to contract in size to fit in the space below a range of airline seats during the restricted times of takeoff and landing. Once the plane is in the air, it can be expanded to give a pet extra space to stretch out.

For added versatility, Sleepypod Air can be used as a car seat. In the event of a collision or hard stop, Sleepypod Air’s PPRS technology prevents a pet from being ejected while helping to reduce the damaging forces on the pet. Rigorous testing includes the same dynamic crash testing that ensures the performance of child safety restraints. It was tested at U.S. , Canadian , and E.U. child safety standards.

Independently tested and certified by the Center for Pet Safety for pets up to 18 pounds. Pets differ in size and shape, just like humans. Check Sleepypod’s sizing guide for more information.

Ultra Plush bedding ensures a cozy pet den at home and on the road. Use Sleepypod Air as a cozy napping space before transitioning to a carrier, car seat, or pet bed away from home. Your pet will travel with less fear and anxiety because it will be traveling in a familiar space.

Eligible for replacement through Sleepypod’s Crash Replacement Program.


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  • Compresses to suit a variety of space restrictions
  • Hook and loop closures secure the mesh panel for use as a cozy pet den at home and on the road
  • Top or side entry
  • Mesh panels positioned enable ample airflow and facilitate visibility on three sides
  • Durable rip-stop mesh resists chewing or clawing
  • Removable, Ultra Plush bedding is machine-washable
  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • A trolley pocket secures Sleepypod Air onto rolling luggage
  • Removable privacy panel blocks visual stressors when traveling
  • Large zipper pockets on two sides hold essential travel items
  • Luggage-grade, ballistic nylon exterior
  • Water-repellent interior liner
  • Safety tether eliminates quick pet escapes when at the vet’s office or traveling
  • A stable base prevents the pet from sagging when carried
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap with comfort padding
  • Padded carry handle
  • Ergonomic zipper pulls
  • Safety tether to eliminate quick pet escapes when opening the carrier
  • Pocket below bedding designed to hold an optional electrical Warmer Pad to help keep a pet warmer in cooler environments (see optional accessories)

Washing instructions:
  • Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth
  • Vacuum pet fur from Ultra Plush bedding
  • Separate Ultra Plush from foam padding, machine wash Ultra Plush on a cold, gentle cycle
Carrier dimensions: 16 to 22 (long) x 10.5 (wide) x 10.5 (tall) inches
Interior dimensions: 15 to 21 (long) x 9.5 (wide) x 9.5 (tall) inches
Carrier weight: 4 pounds
Recommended for pets 18 pounds or less

Instructional Video
Pet Travel Safety Begins With Training
How to Use a Safety Tether With A Pet Carrier
How can crash test pets keep humans safer when riding in cars?
Sleepypod Air crash test at U.S. Child Safety Seat Standard FMVSS 213
Sleepypod Air crash test at Canada Child Safety Seat Standard CMVSS 213
Sleepypod Air crash test at European Union Child Safety Seat Standard ECE R44
Sleepypod Air POV crash test

Certified and crash tested by the Center for Pet Safety

A plug-in Warmer pad slips below the standard Ultra Plush bedding to help keep a pet warm in cooler climates.
Frequent travelers will benefit from the S-Clip that acts like a bookmark

Is it suitable for airline travel?
Yes, Sleepypod Air is suitable for in-cabin use on most airlines. Since each airline and airplane is a little different, Sleepypod always recommends contacting the airline prior to travel, just to make sure all pet restrictions and requirements are met.

How do I reduce the size?
Sides fold up on either end while the top presses down. Please note that Sleepypod Air does not hold the reduced shape in a freestanding position. It is designed to release from the reduced size unless restricted by the space available so your pet can enjoy as much space as possible.

Can Sleepypod Air be used in the front seat?
Sleepypod recommends buckling your pet into the rear seat, just like you would a child under 95 pounds, to better ensure safety.

Can more than one pet use the carrier at a time?
Pets can share the carrier at home

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Awards & Honors

Sleepypod Awards and Honors
Cat Fancy "Editors’ Choice"
Center for Pet Safety "4 Star Safety Rating"
Dog Fancy "Editors’ Choice"
Fear Free Preferred Product
Modern Cat "Staff Pick"
Modern Dog "Staff Pick"
Pet Business "Industry Recognition Award"
TICA Seal of Excellence