Rated 5 out of 5 by LUNA14 Easy, lightweight, sturdy
The only negative reviews for this product are from people who aren't using it correctly. Pop-up crates like this are NOT appropriate for crate training a dog. If your dog is crate trained, this is a great option for traveling, classes/events like nosework or agility where dogs are often asked to stay off the floor when it's not their turn, and maybe even camping if your dog likes their own space!
The crate itself seems well made, it is very easy to set-up/break-down, and is much easier to haul around than foldable wire crates. The bottom doesn't have much padding, but I stuck a crate liner in the bottom and the crate still closes up just fine with the liner inside.
To adjust the dogs to the soft crates, we left them set up in the living room with all doors open (so it was like another dog bed) - both dogs were quick to take interest and made themselves comfortable in the crates. Now it's easy to pop the crate up at agility and let that be the dogs' "safe space" where they can be comfortable and relaxed as they rest between runs!
May 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matho Great quality
I love this crate. Very easy set up/ take down. Screen window sides and back and front mesh for good ventilation (my dog is very hot natured). Top and front zipper openings. The screen mesh, zippers, and canvas are of good quality.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KateC My dog's favorite time out spot
My large chihuahua enjoys time alone but not solitude, so having this soft crate set up in the living room is perfect for him. I often find him sitting inside watching me to see what I'm up to. This behavior reminds me of my late cat who liked to keep an eye on things from a shelf or an open closet. I know this will be so easy to travel with, much easier to fold down and restore than the metal cage type crate.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oregon Great collapsible great; easy to fold & stow.
Going to lots of dog events just got easier with this Firstrax Sof-Crate. I was using a heavy wire crate for one of my Border Collies & another brand softcrate for my other Border Collie, but got tired of hauling the wire crate from event to event. I ordered a "large" for my dog. This Sof-Crate is well ventilated, easy to put up & disassemble. My dog likes the cozy feel too, but he has plenty of room to lay very comfortably without being cramped for space (super important to me...and him). I will be ordering another one for my other BC. Wish they came in more colors, but for the price it doesn't bother me they are only green.
May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamdenCatteryKennel GREAT!
Sturdy and very easy to put together/fold away- I love it!
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TankNRuppa This is the best product out there
Having two service Morkies one 4 lbs the other 6 lbs it is hard ti find a carrier that is the perfect size and durable. This is perfect for us. I can use it in the car as a carseat with the top flap open and use it as a carrier in public places. I use this product a lot when we are out and about in places that have buggies like walmart or krogers. The smallest size allows my babies to have plenty of room in it together and it fits perfectly in the top of the buggy like baby carriers. I just open the top and the rest their paws out of it so they can see everyone we pass.
May 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bubba1 Good quality and price
Looked at several brands of soft-sided crates. This one is well made, light weight, easy to open and close. The price is very good for the quality. The only down side is that I wish all 4 sides zipped open and closed. I can only fit it in my SUV in one direction and still have access to the dogs. Would be nice if I could turn the crate in the other direction.
May 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by gtracy Tough, light to carry, easy assembly
My aussie broke through the zipper on our pop up crate at a agility workshop. This crate was recommended..Great investment. It is easy to fold up and store in the car. Easy for me to carry from car to training facility...Stable enough that she cant flip it around on the floor as she did with the pop up . The mesh windows are good but need some sort of shade you can roll down on the inside to protect mesh. She starts pawing at the mesh windows when she gets excited...need to do a at home fix to cover this one flaw.
May 5, 2016