Sleepypod Air FAQ

Is it suitable for airline travel?

Yes, Sleepypod Air is suitable for in-cabin use on most airlines. Since each airline and airplane is a little different, Sleepypod always recommends contacting the airline prior to travel, just to make sure all pet restrictions and requirements are met.

How do I reduce the size?

Sides fold up on either end while the top presses down. Please note that Sleepypod Air does not hold the reduced shape in a freestanding position. It is designed to release from the reduced size unless restricted by the space available so your pet can enjoy as much space as possible.

Can Sleepypod Air be used in the front seat?

Sleepypod recommends buckling your pet into the rear seat, just like you would a child under 95 pounds, to better ensure safety.

Can more than one pet use the carrier at a time?

Pets can share the carrier at home, but Sleepypod cannot recommend more than one pet per carrier during travel due to the number of variables involved. Please note that it might reduce safety.

When do I use the safety tether?

Sleepypod recommends using the safety tether only during public transit to keep your pet from escaping the carrier. The safety tether feature should not be used for car travel. 

Is it necessary to replace your pet's safety restraint after a car accident? 

Just like a human seatbelt in a car accident, the material will stretch. Just a little bit of extra slack can reduce its effectiveness. 

Will Sleepypod replace my pet's safety restraint after a car accident?

Yes, view the details of Sleepypod's Crash Replacement Program.

Does the carrier have to be zipped closed all the way?

During car travel your pet should be fully enclosed to ensure safety.

How do I wash the exterior?

Wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth. Mild detergent can be used, if needed. Spot test in an inconspicuous location first.

How do I wash the liner?

Machine wash on gentle cycle in cold water. Hang to dry.

How do I wash the foam insert?

Wipe down with a damp cloth. If needed, hand wash in cold water with mild detergent. Hang to dry. Ensure foam has dried fully before continuing use.

What material is the exterior?

  • Luggage grade ballistic nylon that is tear and stain resistant
  • Polyester rip-stop mesh
  • Metal zippers with rubber pulls

What material is the bedding?

Bedding is made of polyester and nylon plush