Are soft Portable Dog Crates any good?

EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate, Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home, Multiple Sizes and Colors Available

Are soft portable dog crates any good? Yes they are !

Nylon Foldable Dog Crates are a great solution when you go on holiday with your dog, this can be a longer holiday or a weekend away. The advantage of a Nylon Crate is of course that they are lightweight, foldable and take up almost no space when traveling to your holiday destination.

For example, we always take our Nylon Dog Crate with us for our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Stippy, because it has a number of advantages. First of all, our dog always has his own place! We always make sure that we take some of his toys with us and we can easily place them in the Crate. We also take his blanket or soft basket with us, it fits exactly in the Nylon Dog Crate and gives our dog even more the impression that he is with us and feeling home and safe.

Another advantage is that the Nylon Foldable Dog Crate are  always lockable with a zipper, the advantage is that, for example, if you want to go out for a dinner and do some shopping… the dog does not necessarily have to go with you and he can easily remain in the Nylon Dog Crate until you are back again.

The Nylon Dog Crates are now also very strong in material, almost impossible to break and is in our opinion a super solution if you go on a trip where the dog is allowed!

There are a few things to keep in mind if you want to buy a Nylon Dog Crate:

  • Try to buy a good quality Nylon Dog Crate with good zippers , as an important part of the crate, they must be well fitted and of solid quality.
  • Make sure that both ends can be unzipped if possible and that both end of the crate can be opened.
  • Provide adequate ventilation options for your dog, so enough openings.
  • Provide sufficient storage compartments, more and more Nylon Foldable Dog Crate have storage compartments.
  • Make sure the material of the Crate itself is waterproof – resistant, if the dog has an accident than I can clean it up a bit easier.
  • Make sure that the Crate is properly adjusted to the size of the dog, a Crate that is too small is a bad experience for the dog, it should always be a comfortable place for your dog.
  • If necessary, make sure that there is enough space for the toys and water or food bowls, rather buy a Crate that is too big than a Crate that is too small.

It’s not advised to use Nylon Dog Crates as Travel-Crate, this is not as safe as a Quality Travel Crate.

Please have a look for more information on a quality “Travel” Crate in this post.

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Here my top 4 Nylon, Foldable Dog Crate:


  •  Multiple dimensions available – Size: 42″ long x 28″ wide x 32″ high; 2″ wider and 4″ higher than most other brand 42″ soft crates, so the EliteField soft crate makes your dog feel more spacious; fully assembled; set-up and fold-down in seconds, no tools needed
  • The crate frame is made of strong steel tube; the crate cover is made of high quality durable 600D fabric and hex mesh fabric; a well ventilated, stylish, lightweight and durable crate
  • Three mesh doors (on the top, front, and side) for convenience and for sunlight and breathability; two accessory pockets on the top and side; removable and washable cover and bed
  • Free carrying bag and fleece bed included; a handle and hand carrying straps on the crate, hand carrying straps and adjustable padded shoulder strap on the carrying bag allow for many carrying options; folded crate with just 3″ height for easy transport and storage
  • 2 Year Warranty from EliteField, a New York-based Pet Product Manufacturer. The “EliteField” brand is ranked #1 under Amazon’s “Soft Dog Crate” category. This can be seen through searching for “Soft Dog Crate” on Amazon. Product Quality Guarantee, 100% Money-Back Guarantee, Customer Satisfaction Guarantee (See important information in “Product Description” section below)
  • Soft-sided carrier crate for pets that collapses down easily for storage
  • Made with durable polyester and PVC material
  • Well-ventilated with multiple screened panels for your pet to look out of
  • Includes plush fleece-covered pet bed for comfort while on the road
  • Accessory pockets on the top and sides for storing treats, toys, and more
  • Top handle and shoulder strap for dynamic carrying options
  • For crate trained medium/large dogs up to 70 pounds indoor or car travel use. Dimension: 36″L X 24’W X 22.5″H ; Weight: 9.3 lbs; Folding dimension: 36″L X 24″H X 2.4″W
  • Leak-proof and easy to clean: comes with waterproof bottom protect your floor and car from an accident; The cover is removable and washable
  • Easy assemble and washable : double doors, 1 top access and 1 screen on side
  • Foldable , Portable and easy assemble: set up and fold down flat within 45 seconds, no tool required
  • Car Trunk Available: could be placed in the trunk of SUV to travel or camping. Rounded Corners Protect Auto Interior
  • ALL-IN-ONE FOLDABLE DOG CRATE – If you’re looking to buy a foldable dog crate that combines all the functionality with a touch of class & innovation, ZAMPA Pet Crate is the perfect choice – All-in-One dog crate for indoor, outdoor, training & travel purposes – Refer to the size chart for size details
  • QUALITY: Durable, Well-Ventilated Pet Crate For Indoor Or Outdoor Use
  • NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Pops up in seconds, no assembly needed, folds Flat, lightweight easy to carry,for your convenience we made a video for instructions how to fold
  • WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ZAMPA: Crate, , Carrying case, and a commitment from our customer service team, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service and BARK, we will make it right.
  • GIFT: This carrier is a remarkable gift idea for anyone you know. They will be delighted BUY IT TODAY Check below for special offers

For more information and options for Dog Crates and Benches you can have a look here.

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About us

Hi, welcome to my blog about the amazing breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever!

My name is Eline van Stiphout and I live in The Netherlands. Together with my husband Arthur and our sweet Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Stippy, the three of us love to travel and go on outdoor adventures. 

Currently, I’m a professional, fully licensed dog walker since 2017. I gave up my stressful fulltime office job to follow my dream which is working and walking with dogs.


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