Kurgo Explorer Airline-Approved Dog Carrier Bag, Black, Large

By Kurgo
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
$94.06 (-5%)Chewy Price
$98.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • The dog carrier is ideal for dogs up to 20 lbs.
  • Made from waterproof, dirt-proof, Armorsole material, which stands up to the messiness that sometimes accompanies travel.
  • A convenient exterior carabiner secures carrier to vehicle seatbelt system, providing extra safety for your pup.
  • Zippered storage pockets are paw-fect for tucking away essentials or extra accessories.
  • Interior swivel tether easily attaches to your dog’s harness for additional security.

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About Kurgo Gear

Go Together

Dogs are so important to our lives – they’re not just pets, but those with whom we share life’s adventures together. Whether you’re summiting a mountain or walking your local trails, every excursion is better when shared with your furry sidekick. Kurgo’s goal is to create gear that makes venturing outdoors with your pup easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Guaranteed To Go The Distance

Kurgo stands behind the quality and durability of our products with a lifetime warranty.

Go Confidently With Kurgo

Kurgo uses high-quality, durable, outdoor-inspired materials that stand up to nature and to all the miles you go with your dog.


Built for dogs on the go. Kurgo constructs every harness to be both strong and comfortable.

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Seat Protection

Kurgo offers smart solutions for protecting your vehicle from wear and tear when you travel with your dog.

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Outdoor Gear

Dogs naturally love to explore outdoors, so Kurgo builds gear to make every adventure more comfortable and accessible.

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Built for pets who want to adventure, but still need a lift!

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About Kurgo Gear

Kurgo believes that your dog deserves to go everywhere you go, safely and comfortably. Way back in the early 2000s, before dog travel gear was a thing, Kurgo set out to solve a problem: how to keep the family dog from jumping in the front seat of the car. After lots of brainstorming and prototypes, their Backseat Barrier was born. Twenty plus years later, they’re still finding new ways for you and your dog to go together in confidence.

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

Can my Jack Russell fit in this carrier?

I am confused because in the description it says that it can carry a dog up to 20lbs then in the chart it is 12lbs, so even though it is for "large breeds" it is only good for a dog up to 12lbs?
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2021
At this time, this Large carrier is suitable for dogs up to 20-pounds.

Does the carrier have a firm bottom so bag does not sag when dog in bag?
Answer by ChewyMar 01, 2021
This bag includes a waterproof bottom with a removable liner that provides support for your pup.

How does this secure the dog? Can a puppy jump out of it?
Answer by ChewyJan 25, 2021
This carrier features an interior swivel tether that easily attaches to your dog’s harness for additional security.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
5 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

5 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By hazel on Nov 5, 2022

function and aesthetically pleasing

I got the carrier because of the ratings and because most carriers are ugly to me. I think this one is so cool. I like the grey and am tempted but I got the red/blue one and it’s great. I’ve used it for a few 6-8 hour flights and my 7 lb tiny chihuahua has had no issues and the quality is the carrier itself is wonderful. The only thing i wish is that i had figured out how to carry it through the airport more easily because when it’s on my body like a purse, my walking makes the carrier bounce on my hip, which is likely not fun for my dog but she doesn’t seem more grumpy for it. Even with that, I hope to have it a very long time (or to alternate it with the grey when i inevitably buy it). If they ever come out with one on wheels that is airline approved, I would throw my money at them because, again, quality but I love the look of it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Eddie on Jan 30, 2023

Sturdy and nice quality.

It’s a very nice bag, I really like that the inside has a leash so that you can clip it to your dogs harness which ensures that your dog cannot jump out from the bag.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cheryllpbl on Aug 13, 2022

Love This Bag

This bag was just what I was looking for. I love that my dog can have his head out while he’s in it. I would not want to use it for an airline trip unless the dog was under 10 lbs. one of the best features is the nice solid molded bottom, that is washable with a cloth.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Celia on Jan 17, 2022
Top 500 Contributor

Really great carrier

I previously purchased the smaller size of this Kurgo carrier for my yorkie puppy. It is a really great carrier and now that my puppy is larger I purchased the larger size. Pros: sturdy bottom, no sagging, no leaking, inner hook to attach to dog’s collar, plush mat that lines the bottom of the carrier and can be laundered. When I first picked up my puppy I placed a potty pad underneath the plush mat just in case since we were flying. There is a detachable shoulder strap but I’ve never used it. The handles work fine for me. The top zips all the way open so my dog can get in and out easily. There’s plenty of air ventilation. I keep a couple of small toys inside the carrier to keep him occupied. I take my dog inside his carrier to stores and restaurants with me. It’s gotten a lot of use and still looks good. Very durable carrier. Cons: Wish the outside zip pocket could be expanded to hold more stuff. If I put his leash inside the pocket, that is all that will fit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Buddy on Aug 22, 2021

Great carrier

Buddy Loves to go places in it He feels safe The product is well made