"The Fat Cat" Cat Backpack - For Larger Cats

A safe, durable, and comfortable cat carrier for everything from trips to the vet to hikes in the park.
$119.00 USD $159.00 USD
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Why Choose "The Fat Cat" Cat Backpack, Our Customer-Favorite

Are you sick of leaving your cat at home alone as much as you do? Want to spend more quality time with your fur babies? Maybe you're hoping to train your kitty to love the outdoors? Or do you need a convenient carrier for every-day errands with your cat or trips to the vet?


"The Fat Cat" Cat Backpack can help you spend more quality time with your cat beyond the great indoors - giving your cat the enrichment and stimulation they need in a safe way so they can live a long and happy life.


Here at Travel Cat, we believe every kitty deserves a life full of fun & adventure. That's why we created our line of Travel Cat gear to include felines of all sizes - from the little floofs, to those who are "big boned". Adventure should be a pawsibility for all cat parents and their kitties, to embrace the wild side & get outdoors together.


What you've stumbled upon - a site and community filled with people who do more with their cats - is a small but mighty and growing community. The Travel Cat community is filled with cat parents who realize exploring with your cat - getting in the sights and smells outside of the house - is rewarding, healthy, and benefiticial for both human and feline.


Having high-quality gear is the most important factor when looking to spend bonding time outside of the house with your cat. We design our products with your cat's comfort and safety as top priority, along with your convenience and comfort as the cat parent, of course! 


This sturdy, well-ventilated, breathable, and versatile cat bubble backpack will be a safe space for adventures with your cat, big & small - whether that's walks around the block, road trips, hiking at National Parks, flying across the country, or anything in between. 

Feature Highlights

“The Fat Cat" cat backpack is our international best-seller! It holds the most weight of any cat backpack on the market — up to 25 lbs of cat.


Our breathable cat backpack with a bubble window is great for larger "big boned" cats, 2 medium sized cats (yes, you can use it for two cats), or lots of kittens.


It comes with a bubble window & screen attachment that you can swap out at your convenience! 


All of our styles have a clip and bungee for you to attach a leash so your cat can "hang out" of the backpack.


Many of our cat backpack styles, including "The Fat Cat," are airline approvedLearn more about that here.


Your order is packed and shipped with love from our warehouse in New York.

Complete Features List

  • Clip inside to attach a leash
  • Bubble attachment
  • Screen attachment
  • Side pockets on both sides
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Adjustable chest strap
  • Strong mesh sides and top (no cat has broken through yet!)
  • Air holes in the front (seriously, we wouldn't sell something your fur babies couldn't breathe in)
  • Mat, removable

Dimensions & Weight

Maximum Weight: Cats: 25lbs, Dogs: 17.6lbs || 11.5kg, 8kg

Dimensions: 15 x 11.4 x 17.7 IN || 38 x 29 x 45 CM

Bag itself weights about 2lbs || .9kg

Shipping Information

All orders ship with love from our warehouse in New York. Orders are fulfilled within 1-5 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:
We offer free returns and exchanges within 10 days of receipt. For returns, we offer store credit. This is for 48 contiguous states, does not include Alaska & Hawaii.


For Outside the United States:
We accept returns and exchanges within 10 days of receipt. Shipping must be paid for by the customer. For returns we offer store credit.


Start your return or exchange here:




Customer Reviews

Based on 328 reviews
Jorge Puentes

The colors and the quality is great! It also comes with papers giving you tips on how to train your cat to use it. It also came with a toy that my cat strangely loves (He usually plays with anything but cat toys). Great purchase.

Linda B.
Life-enhancing for my chihuahua and me!

This sturdy, easy-in/easy-out backpack allows me to take my little dog on short bike rides that formerly required me to use my car. Its attractive design doesn’t draw attention to the fact that there’s an animal inside, so I can bring him into the supermarket and other places that traditionally do not welcome pets. The side pockets hold a small bag of his treats, his small water dish and my own water bottle. Truly has enhanced my quality of life as a dog-owner.

Darla Craiglow

Stray x Travel Cat Backpack - Limited-Edition

K Ocon
We love it, Bourbon loves it.

Makes trips to the vet and walks outside fun and comfortable for our 9lb cat, Bourbon. She isn’t always the outdoorsy type, but the configuration of the backpack seems to keep her calm and curious rather than nervous. When its not in use she likes to play in it. Pro-tip: I mostly wear it front-facing so I can keep eyes on her and she can see whats ahead. Its equally comfortable worn either way, and the pockets are really nice to have. She has plenty of space, so it would be great for a larger cat too. The instructions on introducing your cat to the backpack were really useful and effective too.

Elizabeth S
So fun!

This limited edition collaboration backpack is so fun! My kitten loves it; and it’s the perfect way to keep him safe while hiking. He loved the backpack immediately when we first tested it out, around the house, too.

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