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 2 out of 5 by Josiewss Great design, terrible chemical odor
First, the pros: well designed for ventilation, extremely easy to put up, and very light weight to carry in the 36" size we bought.
1.Following the manufacturer's sizing instructions by measuring our dog got us a crate at least one size too big.
2.But far worse, the crate fabric has a VERY strong chemical odor. We let it air out on the porch for 36 hours, and while it is somewhat better, it still smells so much I can't imagine shutting our puppy in it. Or having the crate in our camper or bedroom. It is made in China. There is no information on the manufacturer's website about fabric treatment.
July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by skyysmom Excellent crate <3
This is a fabulous crate! It looks great in the den and is so easy to set up and light weight enough to carry for travel. Folds up pretty flat, even if it is big. (I have the extra large, 42") I can fit inside it and my 12 year old son gets in it with the dog. Roomy and cool and does not have the cage feel to it. I have had no problems with my four month old Golden puppy chewing or tearing it, or even trying to get out for that matter. Very happy with this purchase!
July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSDfan So convient
I had always been a bit hesitant to buying a soft crate, because I wasn't sure if I would trust a dog in them. After years of lugging a heavy plastic or wire crate while traveling to dog shows, I decided to try one. My dog is crate trained and she loved the crate. She made herself right at home. Now I would never leave a dog in a soft crate unattended, but I loved the ease of set up and how light it was to carry from car to hotel room to show sites. I had researched other brands ratings and decided I liked how well this product was made. I loved the ability to open the crate from either the side or front. I also liked that fact it is simply a crate. I don't need all the extra pockets some have. Yes overall a very nice crate.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoRV1 Fantastic travel cage, easy to carry and set up. Very sturdy!
We traveled with our 9 month old Standard Poodle in a RV for the first time. The cage was very roomy and perfect for the trip.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Professor Perfect!
I looked for the perfect crate for my new car in all the area stores. None were as nice as this one. My dog was not crate trained, but she took to it eventually with some treats and short trips to her favorite destinations. We left it assembled and open for days before confining her in it. Never push. High quality, thoughtful touches with the velcro to hold up the unzipped doors. The top hatch opens so my dog can look out and sit up (but not jump out because the crate comes within a few inches of the headliner). Thoughtful collapsing mechanism is easy and fast for inserting and removing the crate through tight doorways, so much better than competing crates.
The measure of success: recently during a thunder storm, my dog ran to the crate for security and comfort.
Get the MidWest Quiet Time Fleece Blue Paw Print Pet Bed and Crate Mat to go with it.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarieC Firstrax Krate
This is our second Firstrax crate...we downsized from a large to a medium. We had the large for 12 yrs! Our only issue was a misalignment of the zipper causing the zipper to come open...easily fixed when realigning the zipper. Hope to have this one as long!! Great value for the money. I recommend this krate, especially for travel!
July 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MartyL Excellent quality and features
I wanted a soft 42" crate to replace one I kept in my minivan. This crate fits my needs perfectly. It can be set up and folded flat so easily. I was pleased with my last crate but this one is even better. I have two 70# Labs. Many times they will both get in the crate together!
July 16, 2016