"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 $159
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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 308 reviews
My cat likes her mobile throne

I got this backpack for my cat. A small black lady I got from a shelter here in Germany.
She was a bit weirded out at first as it was new and smelled funny. Also the first trip I took was during rain. She stayed dry in the bag.

The clip in is to high up for my small cat to sit comfortably in the backpack. I will have to get an extension for that. But as this bag is marketed for BIG cats I do not mind.

She likes to pop out of the bag to look and sniff the air. But will duck down into the dark depths of the bag if anything spooks her.
Or she will watch the world through the "glas" window and tilt her head in it to look.
I have to wear the backpack at my front to be able to manage her when she wants to stand up as she will scream in the backpack on my back if she isn't pleased :'D
So I feel like she likes this backpack.

Also I will have to add a blanket or pillow as it feels like she is being thrown around a bit in the backpack when I walk. Again: I have a very small cat. I do not blame the product for that.

Small cat means:
She has maybe 4kg and wears an XS harness for puppies as that was the only one small enough to fit her :'D

Tacticat approved!

I bought this bag to take my cat AlexCat on a multi state move. It not only was fantastic, he loved it! I've tried many other bags, he's harness trained but, some situations require a carrier and he's hated every one Ive gotten the past 12 years. This one he adored I posted so many pictures on his Instagram @alexcattacticat

Nicole Rosas

"The Fat Cat" Cat Backpack - For Larger Cats

Raven Pazera
Love it!

My fur babies love their walks and always stick their heads out the dome window ❤️

The best way to have our cat with us

Really comfortable to carry and our Spoofy feels great inside!

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