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Cat Backpacks That Taylor Swift Would Approve Of

From futuristic space capsules to sportswear-style performance pieces

by Caitlin Stall-Paquet
31 October 2023
Cat sitting inside of a cat backpack
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You can thank Taylor Swift for singlehandedly starting the cat backpack trend. Of all the memorable scenes in her Netflix film Miss Americana, cat mums will never forget watching her board a private jet with her Scottish fold Olivia Benson ensconced in a leather backpack, glaring at the cameraman from a spacesuit-style bubble porthole. Carriers have competition.

If your cat doesn’t or can’t go outside on its own for whatever reason, but you often see them staring longingly out the window on a sunny day, then a breathable backpack is an option to consider (especially if the idea of trying to take them out on a lead brings both you and your cat out in hives).

Not only are cat backpacks safe (as long as you zip them up), most cats are actually happy to get inside them because squishing themselves into small spaces is kind of their thing. Just make sure it’s properly ventilated. And get them used to it at home – by leaving it out for them to crawl into on their own volition – before packing them up and heading out on a hike.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

Caitlin Stall-Paquet

Caitlin Stall-Paquet is a writer and editor who collaborates with Elle Canada, The Walrus, Xtra, and The Globe and Mail. She lives in Montreal with her husband and cat, Jeff. Follow her on Instagram @caitlinstallp.

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