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SherpaŽ Original Bag DeluxeŽ

SherpaŽ Original Bag DeluxeŽ
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Code: SHERPA55
Price: $64.99

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The first to fly, defining pet travel since 1990
  • Suitable for cats and small dogs
  • Durable quilted nylon construction
  • Mesh panels for ventilation
  • Front and top entry (U - shaped top zipper opening)
  • Seat belt safety strap slips over handles of a roll-aboard luggage or wheelies; also secures bag to a seatbelt
  • Two convenient zippered pockets
  • Adjustable shoulder strap (doubles as a leash) - folds flat for storage
  • Inside leash ring
  • Washable faux lambskin liner reinforced bottom and handles
  • Officially approved by the major airlines!
  • Fits comfortably under cabin seat

Color: black


Size For pets up to Dimensions
Small 8 lbs (7.25 kg), 13" (41cm) L x 8" (25cm) H 15" L x 8.5" H x 10" W
Medium 16 lbs (7.25 kg), 16" (41cm) L x 10" (25cm) H 17" L x 10.5" H x 11" W
Large 22 lbs (9.97 kg), 18" (46cm) L x 11" (28cm) H 19" L x 11.5" H x 11.75" W

Sizing Help
Your pet’s measurements are very important for safe, comfortable travel.
For a proper fit, carefully measure and weigh your pet.

Length: is from the nape of the neck (where the collar falls) to the base of the tail.

Height: is from the floor to the shoulder.

Weight: should not exceed maximum weight.

Safety & Security for Your Pet
Travel tips for happy excursions together.
1. Before using your Sherpa bag, let your pet get to know its new space. This is a moving environment and should be a pleasant experience for you and your pet. Put some favorite treats or toys in the bag and slowly move your pet around your home until it feels comfortable.
2. Never leave an unattended pet in a zipped up bag.
3. Traveling by plane, ask about special regulations regarding pets in-cabin when making a reservation. A current health certificate (within 7 to 10 days), including inoculations, is essential. To prevent airsickness, no food should be offered within 6 hours of departure, no water within 2 hours of flight time. Your pet should remain in the carrier from the time you enter the terminal until you exit the destination terminal.
4. In a car, position the tote in the center of the back seat with the safety belt through the shoulder straps.
5. Always carry extra liners and other clean up materials.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the right Sherpa Bag for my pet?

All cats must use at least the medium bag. The small bag is only for the teeniest teacup breeds of dog. The medium will accommodate most small dogs under 16 lbs. and the large approximately 16 to 22 lbs. The exact fit will depend on the shape and dimensions of your pet. (Sherpa , our namesake Lhasa Apso, weighs 15 lbs., stands 10" high at the shoulder and measures 16" from the nape of the neck to the base of the tail. She travels comfortably in a medium bag.)

Sherpa Bags conform to fit underneath seat dimensions. One pet in a closed Sherpa Bag per traveler.


Which airlines will allow me to travel with a pet in a Sherpa bag?
The Sherpa Bag is officially approved on Alaska, American, Delta, United, and US Air. When you make your flight reservations, don't forget to reserve for your pet as well! There is generally a small charge for in-cabin travel for a pet. (The US Air Shuttle and Delta Shuttle allow pets to travel for free.)

How can I get my pet accustomed to the Sherpa bag?
We advise you to introduce your pet to the bag well before your trip. Leave the bag open with a favorite toy inside; make sure you praise and reward your pet each time he or she ventures into the bag. Familiarization is key. Your pet should learn to associate the bag with a pleasant experience (not with a trip to the vet!).

How comfortable will my pet be in the bag?
Cats and dogs feel secure in the bag, as they tend to seek out small, cozy spaces when they find themselves in unfamiliar situations. Most Sherpa bags provide a special opening so that you can slip a hand into the bag to reassure your pet. But remember: the Sherpa bag is a traveling den for your pet, not a mobile home!

Are there specific things I need to know and do in order to take my pet in-cabin in the Sherpa bag?
Make sure you have your pet's ticket along with your own at check-in and security, and, to be safe, don't forget to bring his or her health portfolio, including records of vaccination and a recent certificate from the vet (no more than 7-10 days old). To travel by plane, your pet must be able to stand up and turn around comfortably in the bag. Airlines also require an absorbent liner in the bag: you may use an old towel, a favorite blanket, or one of our soft, cozy, faux lambskin liners. If you are using a bag with flaps, make sure one flap is always left open for ventilation. If the bag is a little too large for your pet, place a pillow and/or toy in it. Airlines changed their policies about pets on board in order to accommodate those of us who want to travel with our small companions. We urge you, however, to keep a low profile when flying. Taking your pet on the plane is a privilege, not a right! Don't take your pet out of the bag during the flight. If you are traveling with a dog, walk him or her before entering the terminal. Don't feed your pet during the flight or for several hours before.

Can two cats share a bag on the plane?
Many airlines limit the number of animals in every cabin. Although some bags could physically hold two small pets, it would be safest to check with your airline how many animals they will permit on board.

How can I clean my Sherpa bag?
All Sherpa bags are designed to be virtually maintenance-free. To clean your bag, dip it in warm soapy water; then air dry. Or simply wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash. (Removable faux lambskin liners may be machine-washed and line-dried.)


For your convenience, you can click on the Airline names we've listed below for specific information including carrier size restrictions when traveling by air with your pet.

Alaska Airlines/ Horizon Air

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

United Airlines

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