Petnation Port-a-Crate E2 Review

For a dog home that can be used both indoors and outdoors the Petnation Port-a-Crate is a solid option.  It’s a soft sided carrier that is durable, tough, portable, as well as affordable.  When it comes to soft sided carriers all bases are covered. There are a few things that are always brought up when it comes to soft sided dog crates. One is the durability of the material. If you want to know how the E2 compares in categories like that then keep reading…

Sizes and Description

This portable crate by Petnation is a great option for any pets up to 70 pounds.  It comes in many different sizes from 16inch all the way to 36inch.  It’s lightweight and portable so you can take your dog with you wherever you please.  You can even put straps on the top and carry it around like a bag.  So portable is probably an understatement.

It is made up of an inner steel frame and a strong woven mesh fabric on the outside.  The steel frame is extremely strong and can handle quite a bit of abuse, even from rowdier dogs.  The mesh fabric is quite strong as well and waterproof so you don’t have to deal with that wet dog smell.

The zippers are heavy duty and made to last which is necessary with all the use this carrier will surely get.   Rounded corners make sure that your dog doesn’t get cut or scratched for extra safety.

Since it is a soft sided and doesn’t have a removable metal bottom it’s recommended for dogs that are somewhat crate trained, as it might be a little harder to clean than other types.  The mesh of this product comes in a tan color and a blend of brown for the windows, bottom and doors.  We think it looks pretty good and can even hide the odd dirt stain quite well!

There are two doors on this product.  One on the front and another on the roof, which enables your dog to come and go quite often which they will obviously love.  Price wise this product is very affordable and of great value for a soft sided option.

Positive Points

  • Variety of sizes available for all kinds of dogs.
  • High quality and very easy to travel with.
  • Strong steel frame and durable mesh can take a lot of abuse.
  • Can be used both indoors and outdoors no problem.
  • Very affordable option for a soft crate.
  • Easy to setup and take down in seconds without using any tools.

Negative Points

  • The fabric is a little bit harder to clean if your pet has an accident.
  • Dogs that love to chew may be able to get through the fabric with time.
  • Hyper canines might not like to be in a dark crate closed off to the outside world.

Final Verdict

When looking for a soft sided carrier this is a very good choice.  It has all the good qualities that one can possibly hope for like: portability, easy assembly, affordability and the ability to be used both indoors and outdoors.  People that have more hyper or anxious dogs might be better off looking at other top rated dog crates though, so that their pet can see out easier.