SHERPA Forma Frame Dog & Cat Carrier Bag, Black, X-Large -

Sherpa Forma Frame Dog & Cat Carrier Bag, Black, X-Large

By Sherpa
Rated 4.2273 out of 5 stars
$99.09Chewy Price
$260.57Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Stand-alone carrier to keep your furry friend safe and secure while you travel.
  • Features a comfortable quilted liner for your paw-tner to rest on with windows for ventilation.
  • Uses existing latch and car seat tether systems.
  • Includes seat belt-style straps for extra strength and protection.
  • Crash tested for the safety of your companion.

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About Sherpa Pet Carriers

Original Deluxe Pet Carrier

The Original Deluxe Pet Carrier is an airline-approved carrier that lets your pet travel comfortably whether you are on the go, in your car, or taking a walk. It is easy to use and durable enough to keep your pet contained and protected.

Guaranteed on Board

Sherpa worked with major airlines to make a carrier that is GuaranteedOnBoard. Sherpa’s G.O.B. program provides you with all the information you will need for future travels with your pet and added assurance that your carrier will be allowed to fly.

Fits Under Most Airline Seats

The spring-wire frame allows the rear side of the carrier to be pushed down several inches so that it can fit under most airline seats in compliance with airline requirements and FAA regulations. This makes the carrier in-cabin-friendly and airline-approved for most airlines.

About Sherpa

In 1989, Sherpa introduced their first soft-sided carriers so pets could fly in-cabin. Today, they continue to innovate to make traveling secure and comfortable for every pet – every day and on every trip. Whether you’re going around the block, across town or on a flight around the world, Sherpa products will help you travel with peace of mind.

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Questions & Answers

16 Customer Questions

the weight restriction does not change based on on changing the size of the carrier. Is the weight limit really 16 lbs. regardless of if buying the medium or XL?
Answer by ChewyOct 09, 2019
The Medium carrier is suitable for pets up to 16 pounds and the X-Large is suitable for pets up to 35 pounds.

Will this squish down (slightly collapsible)to fit under most airline seats? What is the weight of the carrier alone?
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2019
The medium size carrier is Guaranteed On Board American, United and Air Canada. The X-Large size is too large for in-cabin. The carrier does push down by un-velcroing and collapsing the frame on one end of the carrier to allow that end to be pushed down. The Medium carrier is approximately 3.66 pounds and the X-Large carrier is approximately 6.68 pounds.

Hi - how much does the carrier weigh?
Answer by ChewyDec 03, 2019
The medium carrier weighs 3.66-pounds and the x-large weighs 6.68-pounds.

Is the Isofix latch system included, and are the backpack strapes included?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2019
This carrier features seat belt-style straps to easily install with your vehicle's existing latch and car seat tether systems, and includes a shoulder strap. Backpack straps are not provided with this product.

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Rated 4.2273 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catdad on Aug 2, 2022

Really like alot

I really like this carrier alot. I have used it once, so far. I like how it hooks on to the seat mounts. I had a little trouble unhooking it from the seat. The problem was me. I recently had thumb surgery, so that was abit of the challenge. That was a challenge on my part, because I don't have alot of strength in my hand and also had a brace on my hand and wrist. The product is great. Attaches to the seat very easily and securely. CARRIER IS 5 STARS, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Oct 6, 2022

My dog is a chewer!

My puppy was able to tear a pretty significant hole in this carrier unfortunately. I had it for about a month before this happened

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BobG on Apr 4, 2022

Great portable carrier

Very flexible, but also very sturdy carrier. We have a large cat in length and weight (24 pounds). Plenty of room and ample window screens. When not traveling our cat has made the carrier his cat cave. Great purchase!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By lkzg on Dec 31, 2021

Weird and not easy to use.

We are so disappointed in this carrier.1- the straps do not work correctly so that you can attach it to the handle of your suitcase. 2- the car seat attachments flap and bang every time you carry it. I wanted it for plane travel and do not recall anything about these annoying metal clasps clanking about when I read the description. 3- there are two metal brackets, one on each end on the inside that are very hard to put up and they hold the carrier ends up so that the dog has room but when you put it under the plane seat, they can collapse onto the dog! Overall, while it seems well made, it is highly inconvenient and annoying to use. I do not recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elaine on Apr 24, 2022

She loves her carrier

This carrier is excellent quality and very dependable. My kitten, scout, uses it as her bedroom.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Trish on Dec 9, 2021

Well made!

I took a star off as this was intended for my 15 pound Shih Tzu. No way! It does fit my 7 pound cat wonderfully and she is extremely attached to it. It has become her little den in my office. The seatbelt hooks are super convenient and safe and this carrier will be an emergency transport for kitty when needed. Caring it around is a little awkward as the seatbelt hooks dangle when not hooked to the car. Overall, very nice and well-made.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RCCC on Apr 29, 2021

This is a Quality Carrier

I also owned a smaller Sherpa carrier that is still working fine but a little small and doesn't secure well in the truck. This is a high quality carrier and as long as your vehicle has a tether type system for the clips to attach to it will be safe as can be.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CanvasKennel on Apr 23, 2021

A handle and a strap.

Opens at both ends for ease of putting your pet inside. Opens on the side for the comfort of your pet. There are clip hooks on the bottom that hook onto an airline seat for the safety of your pet. Worth the money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TobyMom on Dec 1, 2020

Well Designed Dog Carrier

I use this carrier in the car. It was simple to securely install and is easy to use. Using hook and loop tape, I easily attached a folding windshield guard to control the sun entering the carrier from either end and to secure the pad that sits on the bottom.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lifesaver on Oct 3, 2020

Saved my 6 kittens lives

If it weren't for this carrier and I was using a traditional hard one my foster kittens would be dead. I got into a really bad head on collision accident, both cars were totaled and my sternum was cracked. But because I had them in this carrier thank goodness all of them were okay. and of course immediately following the accident I took them to the vet instead of going to the ER so I knew they were okay. If you want total assurance that your pet is going to be safe get this carrier, I can't recommend it enough. Also get the recommended cushion pad for the bottom I imagine that helped the impact.