|Features||Carry Bag, Collapsible, Ground Stakes...||Collapsible, Shoulder Strap, Foldable||Carry Bag, Collapsible||Carry Bag, Collapsible, Ground Stakes...||Carry Bag, Collapsible, Ground Stakes...|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds|
|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon, Mesh||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester, Mesh||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Polyester, Mesh|
|Tools Included||No Tools Required||No||No Tools Required||Yes||—|
|Small Pet Type||—||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Gerbil, Hamster, Mouse||—||—||—|
My intention in purchasing this playpen was to provide a safe place so my cat could get outside, take her in the car, short visits away when I can't get the sitter. She loves sitting by the screen door of my home and watching the squirrels and birds and people going by with their dogs. I even take her out on the enclosed patio with supervision. I was sure she would adjust to it immediatly. My 2 year old cat immediatly took right to it inside the house as soon as I set it up and likes watching her animal videos while resting in it and sleeps in it sometimes. She doesn't mind if I close both screen doors on it as long as she is inside the house. But, outside is another story. I have been sitting with her outside while keeping her in it, but so far she just wants out of it. I have only had it over a week, so in time I hope she will adapt to it outside. I suggest you put something inside of it to anchore it because my cat can move it across the room if she chooses to by just pushing the side. (Like a hamster ball.) A strong wind could carry it away outside. The play pen is made well with sturdy material but an aggressive determined pet could rip through the nylon netting if they had long teeth and nails. I like the design and construction of it and it is easy to put up and take down. I did not need instruction to set it up. It would clean nicely as well. My only complaint is that it smelled toxic as things often do when there new. I have set it outside for a few days and the smell is hardly noticeable now. I would recommend this playpen for a cat not a dog.
I have a few issues with this: 1) It was not easy to attach zippers and the bottom zipper does not fully close where zipper meets. Fortunately for cats, I don't think this will be an issue. 2) There is no way this is folding back up and going into the case and there are no directions on how to do this. 3) The bag is flimsy. Chewy please bring back the Pet Gear Travel Lite playpen!
I bought the second-largest version of this playpen in order to keep my two cats confined while electricians were working all over the house (basement to attic), leaving me no actual room where I could keep the cats behind a closed door. After a couple of days, I'm very satisfied with it for that purpose. It has enough space for a fairly large litter box, a cushion/bed big enough for both of them, a couple of toys, and a tray with their food/water dishes. I will say that if you use it indoors, think about putting a throw rug or something under it to back up the nylon "floor" in case of water spills or something else. My little hooligans spilled their water--the tray caught most of it, and thankfully the rest didn't seem to go through the floor of the playpen. Second, I wouldn't necessarily count on it to hold up to a frightened or highly energetic pet who is determined to scratch their way out of it or chew on it. I twisted bread ties around the zippers of the "doors" to help secure them a bit more.
We needed something to occasionally be able to put our dog into when we are on a camping trip...like a kennel but lightweight. This has totally fit that bill. Even though she's a high energy dog, she is calm inside spaces like this so doesn't chew, which is great.
My Schnauzer had knee surgery. Long recuperative time, most of it spent kenneled. This Playpen is perfect to keep her calm. I checked with the Vet who did the surgery and he heartily approved of the EliteField Playpen.
Rescue puppy 1 yr old needs to calm down occasionally and this is a safe place. He likes it and so do I. It is well made and easy to take places, fits nicely in the back of the suv too.
We have a new pup and this is a great portable pen that has lots of visibility for the pup, and the zip on mesh top keeps him from jumping out yet give him lots of air. It also looks nicer In a room than other pens. And the waterproof bottom is great for young Pups I’m case of accidents.
I ordered an EliteField playpen for my large cat to keep him from running away in my new house during a move when the doors will be kept open. He likes the very nice-looking pen, and because it is light and easy to move around, I plan to keep it on the porch where he can safely study the new neighborhood.
This playpen is so well made and has plenty of room to play or sleep in. Love that the top has netting.
The playpen is functional if you don't put it up and take it down, or you have storage space. I LOVED it at first. But I could not get it folded up. I even had my neighbor help. Putting it up and taking it down stresses the playpen. The metal supports are starting to come through the canvas in places, the top cover zipper broke, and it will not fold up to go back into the storage bag. Since I live in a small city apartment this was a crucial requirement. If you're planning to set this up in a yard or garage and never take it down or you have storage space to halfway fold it up, then this playpen is great for you! I would also recommend this product for dogs but not cats. Cats can climb to the top and collapse the playpen in on itself. Granted, I have hyper kittens in there - a chill older cat might be OK.