We see the words “Denier 600 fabric” on many of the dog and cat strollers on the market, but what does that mean?
Denier, nylon and polyester, is a unit of measuring the weight of a thinly spun fiber. It tells us how durable the material is, and also the fineness of natural and synthetic fiber filaments and yarns. The higher the Denier number the thicker and tighter the weave of the fabric, while a lower Denier indicates a finer, more loosely woven, fabric.
So if you were buying a neck scarf then you would look for a lower Denier number because loosely spun fibers tend to make the scarf softer to the touch. However, you might want an outdoor tent, or a piece of luggage with a higher Denier number because the tighter weave makes it more durable.
For pet strollers, a higher Denier number means the fabric can be easily spot cleaned with a wet rag, and that it is more resistant to tears from pet claws. Dirty paw prints are likely to end up on the inside of your stroller compartment and it’s convenient to quickly wipe the stains after use.
You can choose a pet stroller that will carry multiple pets based on the weight that the stroller can hold or the size of the compartment. If you are taking your pets short distances then cabin size may not be of concern, but you might want your pets to be more comfortable during a long journey.
Larger strollers that carry pets 100-150lbs include the Pet Gear Roadster and Expedition, Solvit Houndabout large stroller, and the DoggyRide Novel and Original. They have plenty of room for multiple pets to ride any distance or length of time.
The medium-sized strollers that carry between 50 and 75 lbs include the PetZip Happy Trailer, the Kittywalk Double Decker, 5th Avenue, Original, Royale and Emerald SUV, the Pet Gear AT3 and Jogger and the Solvit Hound About medium stroller.
Smaller strollers that carry 45 pounds or less include the Petzip Walkie, Urban Vogue, 3 in 1 and sport strollers, Pet Gear Special Edition, Sportster and Happy Trails. The small strollers can easily accommodate two pets, but don’t go by weight limit alone.
Another factor to consider is whether the stroller has a safety tether, or more than one tether to clip onto your pet’s leash or collar. The tether is a feature that is important to some people because it will keep your pet centered in case of sudden stops, starts, or turns. A safety tether also allows you to keep the windows open without worrying about the escape of your pet. Some strollers have more than one safety tether, like the PetZip Happy Trailer, which has 3 tether clips, and the PetZip Monogram, which has 2 tether clips.
All of the above listed pet strollers can be found by visiting: http://www.PerfectPetStroller.com
The ultimate pet travel stroller system comes to us from PetEgo. PetEgo was created in 2004 as a combination of three companies: United Pets, La Cinopelca and EGR. They are located in Chicago, IL and manufacture all things pet: travel products, sleeping items, strollers, apparel, leashes and more!
Pet Ego makes several truly classy pet strollers, and the Quadro Stroller System is one example. It begins with the lightweight aluminum stroller frame, then you add on the other components. The dimensions of this easily maneuverable stroller are: 29” H x 32” W x 36” D. With one hand you can swiftly make your way through narrow aisles or crowded streets. The Quadro is meant to carry one or two Pod ILove carriers or Pod ILove baskets and a maximum of 15 pounds. If you choose to use two carriers, be sure to evenly distribute the weight of your pet and/or purchases between them.
The Pod ILove carrier is a versatile stroller and bike carrier, car seat and shoulder carrier. The Pod ILove basket can be connected to the stroller or bike, or used as a shoulder carrier. The Quadro stroller frame comes with one frame clip and any additional clips can be purchased separately. These clips securely attach the Pod ILove basket and/or carrier to the stroller frame. There is a separate bicycle connection that allows you to attach the basket or carrier to the handle bars of just about any bicycle.