If you are a cat owner that likes to travel, having a travel litter box for your pet is essential. It can prevent accidents and might even help the cat feel more comfortable while traveling. However, finding the right one for your pet can be difficult with so many brands available. We’ve chosen several brands to review for you so you can see the difference between them. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each, and we’ve even included a short buyer’s guide where we discuss what you should look for if you continue to shop. Keep reading while we discuss size, depth, durability, and more to help you make an informed purchase.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites of 2023
|Best Overall||Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box||
|Best Value||IRIS Travel Litter Pan||
|Premium Choice||Petsfit Fabric Cat Litter Pan||
|Pet Fit for Life Collapsible Litter Pan||
|Petpeppy Portable Cat Litter Pan||
The 7 Best Travel Litterboxes
1. Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box – Best Overall
|Dimensions:||15 x 11 x 5.1 inches|
The Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box is our pick as the best overall travel litterbox. It’s a little over 5 inches deep, so it will hold at least two inches of litter, and it has a waterproof liner, so you won’t need to worry about urine. When you finish, you can hose it down to keep it clean, and it folds up flat and snaps shut for easy storage when you are not using it.
The Necoichi is a fantastic litterbox that we enjoyed using, and the only problem we could mention is that it was a little small. Some larger cats might hang over the side while it’s using it.
2. IRIS Travel Cat Litter Pan – Best Value
|Dimensions:||5 x 15.5 x 3.94 inches|
The IRIS Travel Cat Litter Pan is our pick as the best travel litterbox for the money. It’s round, so it’s easy to sit in some places. It has a zipper top to prevent any waste from spilling as you transport it and soft handles that make carrying it easy and comfortable. The canvas material is attractive and durable.
The downside to the IRIS Travel Litter Pan is it’s short, so you can’t put much litter in it. Some cats will scratch to the bottom, and they can tear the canvas if it happens too frequently.
3. Petsfit Fabric Foldable Cat Litter Box – Premium Choice
|Dimensions:||7 x 12 x 4.7 inches|
The Petsfit Fabric Portable/Foldable Cat Litter Box is our premium choice travel litterbox. It’s almost five inches deep, so you can put it several inches of litter which should help prevent your cat from digging to the bottom and damaging the fabric. It’s waterproof, so you won’t need to worry about leaks, and it’s collapsible, so it’s easy to store.
The downside to the Petsfit Fabric is that it might be too small for some larger cats to use.
4. Pet Fit for Life Collapsible Cat Litter Box
|Dimensions:||16 x 12 x 5 inches|
|Material:||Nylon and fabric|
The Pet Fit For Life Collapsible Portable Cat Litter Box is our pick as the best travel litterbox for kittens. At five inches deep, it’s one of the deepest on this list, so it will hold plenty of litter, and it’s completely waterproof, so you won’t need to worry about spills. It also folds up for easy storage when you are not using it.
The downside to the Pet Fit For Life is that it might be a little too small for some larger cats, like many other travel boxes, and it’s quite expensive.
5. Petpeppy.com Portable Cat Litter Carrier
|Dimensions:||8 x 6 x 2.5 inches|
The Petpeppy.com Portable Cat Litter Carrier is an attractive black portable litter box that folds up so small it can almost fit in your pocket. The nylon canvas material is durable and waterproof, so you won’t have any accidents, and the top zips closed to keep litter and waste inside until you can dispose of it. There are also storage compartments on the side for storing treats, toys, and other essentials for your trip.
The downside to the Petpeppy.com is that at only 2.5 inches, it’s quite shallow, and many cats will kick litter over the sides. The overall size is also quite small, so it may not be suitable for all cats.
6. Portable Cat Litter Box for Traveling with Medium Cats
|Dimensions:||16 x 12 x 4.5 inches|
The Portable Cat Litter Box for Traveling with Medium Cats and Kitties is an extremely lightweight portable litterbox at only 1.7 pounds, and it has an attractive suitcase appearance, so you won’t be embarrassed to take it with you. The lid zips shut you you won’t spill the contents while transporting it, and it folds up for easy storage when you finish using it.
We like the appearance of the Portable Cat Litter Box, but it isn’t without its problems. This brand allows urine to seep into the stitches, which can lead to a permanent odor, so we highly recommend using disposable liners to prevent it from happening. Another problem we had was that it was hard to refold once you opened it.
7. Petleader Collapsible Portable Cat Litter Box Black
|Dimensions:||7 x 11 x 11 inches|
|Material:||Oxford material, PVC lining|
The Petleader Collapsible Portable Cat Litter Box Black is another attractive design that most people wouldn’t even recognize as a litter box due to its resemblance to a duffle bag. It’s one of the largest bags on this list at more than 17 inches wide and 11-inches tall, and it also has side pockets for storing treats and other cat-related objects.
The biggest downside to this brand is that the material is extremely flimsy and is started to ag down after only a few uses. We also had difficulty using the zippers as they didn’t move smoothly and frequently got stuck.
Buyer’s Guide: Selecting The Best Travel Litter Box
When choosing your next travel litter box, one of the most important things is the size. You need something large enough that your cat can use comfortably but small enough to fit in your vehicle. Unfortunately, you will both need to compromise a little more often than not, but you should find something that works. We listed the size of each brand in our reviews, and we recommend you do the same if you continue to shop and choose the largest one available.
Depth is actually part of size, but we wanted to mention it separately because it will affect how much litter you can put in the box. It will also affect how easy it is for your cats to kick litter out of the box. We highly recommend choosing a box at least four inches deep, and we pointed out any on our list that didn’t quite measure up.
Another thing to consider when choosing a travel litterbox is the type of material used in the construction. Most portable brands use nylon material because it’s durable and waterproof. Brands that incorporate PVC and polyurethane can also help increase the durability of your travel box while making it more resistant to leaks.
We recommend choosing a foldable travel litter box, so it’s easy to store away between trips. Folded boxes are less likely to get filled with objects that can compromise the liner.
Many brands provide the user with side pockets that you can use for extra storage space, and while not essential, they can come in quite handy, so we tried to point out any brands that had them in our reviews.
When choosing your next travel litter box, we highly recommend our choice for the best overall. The Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box is a good size and uses polyurethane to create a waterproof litterbox that looks amazing. You can wash it down with a hose, and it folds up and snaps shut for easy storage. Another smart choice is our pick for the best value. The IRIS Travel Litter Pan has a PVC-coated interior for the ultimate in waterproofing, and it has a closable zipper lid that will prevent the contents from spilling before you can clean it out.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over this short guide, and it has helped answer your questions. If we have helped improve your vacations, please share this guide to the best travel litter box on Facebook and Twitter.
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