Small Dog Outdoor Adventures with the Wrapsit Crate

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If you’re anything like me, it takes more time and effort to pack for the dog than for yourself. And he always has more stuff than I do. Anything to reduce the amount of things I have to lug around is super welcome.

We went to a lure coursing trial over the weekend. I packed a book, snacks and water for me. Mr. N’s packing list was more extensive (treats, toys, towels, rain coat, fleeces, water etc) and filled two bags. I normally bring a soft carrier for him as well but on this trip, I brought the Wrapsit instead which meant I had one less (bulky) thing to carry.

This post was sponsored by Wrapsit. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 
The Wrapsit is a 5 cubic foot soft slipcover that goes on a folding quad chair and acts as a fully enclosed crate and/or storage area. The four sides are mesh allowing for ventilation and the pet to look out. And there’s a shoulder strap that serves as a lead. Installation is quick and easy, you put a few velcro straps together and attach some clips.
Lure coursing is a high arousal sport and many of the dogs were screaming and lunging towards the lure like maniacs while waiting for their turn. Mr. N does not approve of this behavior. He will shake from excitement but generally he’s quietly intense while waiting for his turn. And while he’s running.

Photo by Polis Photography.

In the absence of a plastic bag to chase, a couple of the dogs were eyeing Mr. N in a “you look like a fluffy bunny and I want to eat you” way. He decided to pop into the Wrapsit of his own volition a couple of times to get away. 

His favorite feature is probably the waterproof base as it rains here the majority of the year and rain is always a risk at outdoor trials. The rest of us might get wet but he’ll stay dry. If your dog is a texture snob like Mr. N, I would bring a towel or something else to put on the floor of the crate as it is not padded.

As for me, I like the pockets (storage space) and that you can just fold it up with the chair and it becomes the carrying case complete with padded handle. No repacking. 
Several people at the trial asked me about the crate and lamented the fact that their dogs were too big to go under the seat.  Wrapsit recommends it for dogs under 16 inches. Mr. N is small but leggy (11.5 inches) and he had no trouble popping in and popping out.

 The chair that I used is on the smaller side. Mr. N found it roomy enough but bigger dogs may want more space. Wrapsit adjusts to fit most popular size chairs up to 22 inches in length and 18 inches in height and the company suggests chairs close to the limit for maximum space and full functionality. 

Keep in mind this is a soft crate with velcro fasteners and it will not prevent a determined dog from getting out. I would not use this unsupervised or with dogs that are bad with crating. Mr. N is OK with soft crates as long as I am right there with him. 
If you have a small dog who goes with you on outdoor adventures, I highly recommend the Wrapsit. Your dog will have a safe space wherever you go. It’s lightweight and convenient and one less thing to carry!


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  1. Beth

    October 8, 2016 3:08 am

    Barley always has a ton of gear to bring wherever we go, too! Even though she's much bigger than Mr. N, I bet she could still make herself fit–she curls up underneath some lamps and an end table when she wants to hide (and she can fit through the impossibly small cat door in our gate), so she can turn herself into a tiny ball, but I'd hate to be sitting in the chair when she decided she had enough 😉

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  2. Hindy Pearson

    October 8, 2016 1:20 pm

    It is absolutely brilliant, I love it! First time I've ever seen such a thing, and can already thing of a number of ways when it would come in handy. Too bad Mr. N doesn't come with it, he's too cute for words.

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  3. Jane H

    October 9, 2016 1:56 am

    This wrapsit is awesome! Lure coursing sounds like lots of fun, I'm sure Mr N appreciates a comfy spot to rest after his course ❤

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  4. AliR

    October 9, 2016 6:06 pm

    They absolutely need to make this for big dogs! None of my dogs would fit in this but I can't tell you how much I want one of these (or three)! I might have to develop one of my own 😉

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  5. Christine Caplan

    October 9, 2016 9:01 pm

    This action shot of N on the Lure course is my FAV pic!!! What fun he has – how did he do? The Wrapsit looks like a great product for dog sports and I have a bunch of doxie friends that would benefit from having one vs. having to always have their dog in a crate in a car…

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  6. Cathy Armato

    October 10, 2016 12:48 am

    What a cool product! I love that it provides great shade for the dog under the seat in addition to all the other features. I entered the contest but there's no way to say I already follow you on Twitter?
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  7. Robin Mudge

    October 10, 2016 6:38 am

    Wrapsit is so cool! We have one, but with the chaos that ensued this summer, we didn't end up going out and doing any of the things we had planned where I could have used it. Boo! I hope that next spring/summer I get an opportunity to use it because I think Manna and Dexter would really like to get out and get some air with me. It looks like Mr. N really enjoyed it!
    -Purrs from your friends at http://www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  8. Club-Doggie

    October 10, 2016 7:04 pm

    I have this in blue and LOVE it! My two chihuahuas love it too. We use it every weekend at agility competitions. It's the only kennel they've ever put themselves in instead of me having to put them in!

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  9. FidoseofReality

    October 12, 2016 3:22 am

    Such a good idea. Mr N looks oh so cute as always but this is also oh so functional. I know a lot of folks who would love this. Makes a good holiday gift for the dog lover, too.

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