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"The Explorer" Cat Backpack

Sale price$59.99 Regular price$74.99

Why It Rocks

This cat backpack is a smaller version of our best-selling "The Fat Cat" Cat Backpack. It’s a great option for little kitties and their humans who might need less space. This colorful, breathable cat backpack is exactly the carrier your travel cat needs to explore the world. 

Designed to be equal parts cozy and secure for both you and your cat, “The Explorer” backpack includes:

  • Both the plastic bubble window and flat screen attachments for the front of the cat backpack. They lock in securely and can be switched at your leisure, or removed completely.
  • A clip and bungee that attaches to your cat’s harness, allowing them to safely “hang out” of the backpack’s front or top, without risk of them unexpectedly jumping out!
  • Strong mesh material that covers the top and sides of the cat backpack. It offers great breathability and is completely resistant to cat claws. No tears on our watch!
  • Air holes in the front that provide additional ventilation. Bonus: they are a great way to slip your kitty treats!
  • Adjustable chest and shoulder straps that allow you to fit the backpack perfectly to your body, and provide extra support for your fur baby’s weight.
  • Two spacious side pockets to hold water bottles, cat treats, keys, or anything else you might need!
  • A soft plush mat that sits at the base of the cat backpack. It’s removable, making it easier to clean!


Many of our cat backpack styles are airline approved. It depends on the airline. Learn more about that here.


Get a harness and leash for your furbaby, too!

Weight & Dimensions

Maximum Weight: 10lbs, 4.5 kg

Dimensions: 9.84 in || 25 cm x 12.2 in || 31 cm x 13.77in || 35 cm

Shipping Information

All orders ship with love from our warehouse in New York. Orders are fulfilled within 4-5 business days. U.S. orders usually arrive in 3-5 business days depending on your location. Because of COVID-19 it may take up to 5-7 business days.


International orders orders also ship from our New York warehouse. For international shipping information, please see our international FAQs.

Return & Exchange Policy

United States:
For the 48 contiguous United States, we offer free returns and exchanges within 30 days of receipt. 

See details here:


Looking to start an international return? 
For Outside the United States visit our International Returns Portal

"The Explorer" Cat Backpack
"The Explorer" Cat Backpack Sale price$59.99 Regular price$74.99

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

Just the right size and weight

Janice Young
Kitten Fun

I love this backpack and my kittens are so cute and happy when they are in it and get to go see the world safely.

Donna Dietz
Joey at breakfast!

It is so fun to take her for walks and include her in Sun Morning breakfast. Love this and lots of people comment!

MN Mom
So Far So Good

Bought it as a present for my daughter and it showed up pretty quick. Her cat whines at the door every time we take the dogs out. She tried walking him on a leash, but that's a fail. He seemed suspicious of the pack at first, but she lured him in with treats and now taken him for a few walks. He seems happy so far. I'm calling this a win.
I should add, quality of pack is excellent. I guess it sags a bit, but the cat isn't complaining. He's a pretty average size cat - no idea his actual weight. She's been walking it with the top closed. Sounds like that was an issue for some others. She's mentioned she feels the restraining leash inside feels flimsy, but she's not opening the top at this point, so it's NBD.

Edward Wyand
Jack (the cat's) rewiew

Based on Jack's(the cat) reaction, we have to say he was very happy. It was barely out of the box and Jack was inside the Backpack looking at his owner as if to say: I'm ready, lets go!