When traveling with your pet on those cold winter days, it is important to make sure they will stay warm. Since most pets will travel in hard plastic kennels, there are plenty of insulated kennel covers.
The covers vary in size for different size pets and kennels and also include other features since as air vents and pockets for pet supplies.
We have picked a few of what we think are the best insulated kennel covers that will fit most pet owners’ needs.
Mud River Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover Review
Sizes vary from medium 32”x23”x25” to extra-large 40”x28.5”x30” and will fit most kennels.
Mud River has a good heavy-duty two-ply poly exterior shell with a MicroLite3 Insulation which increases the interior temperature by 30 to 40 degrees.
Some other features on the Mud River Dixie Insulated Kennel Cover also include rubber mesh windows and removable window flaps. The window flaps create a visor above the window and also makes a rain flap to help keep the rain out of the kennel.
There are many storage pockets and compartments all around the kennel cover to make sure all of your supplies are handy with your pet.
Mud River even put a non-skid industrial rubber bottom on the kennel cover to prevent sliding on smooth surfaces. Dual top carrying handles makes transporting the kennel easy.
With its easy clean-up, all you have to do is hose or spray off the Mud River Dixie Kennel Cover and lay it out to dry. This is not machine washable or dryable.
ArcticShield Insulated Kennel Cover Review
Fitted with Arctic Shield technology, the Onyx Outdoor Muddy Waters Flooded Field Kennel Cover is sure to keep your pet warm in any cold temperature. This also ensures protection from wind, rain, and snow to your pet.
Side windows allow air flow by folding up and are secured with toggles and elastic loops while the main zippered door will roll up as well.
Carrying your pet around is easy with sturdy top carry handles.
While other kennel covers have a bottom, the Onyx Outdoor kennel does not which makes it slightly easier to put on and take off the kennel. There are three adjustable straps that keep this kennel cover tight this is different than most kennel cover brands out there on the market. If you are looking for a fully sealed kennel cover on all sides, this may be a downfall to what you are expecting.
Ducks Unlimited Insulated Kennel Cover Review
Starting with the insulation, the Ducks Unlimited features a heavy-duty two-ply exterior shell with MicroLite 3 insulation. Keeping your pets warm and dry is what this shell will do.
There are also four D-rings to help tie the kennel down as well as dual top carry handles to make carrying the kennel easy. It also has a non-skid rubber bottom to prevent slipping on slippery surfaces.
Multiple storage pockets for supplies and accessories keep all your pets needs within easy reach.
Many sizes are available for a wide array of kennels. Medium measures 32”x23”x25”, large 37”x26”x26”, extended large 37”x26”x28.5” and extra-large 40”x28.5”x30”.
Removable window flaps allow for air through the mesh to give your pet fresh air when you want too. When you open the windows, the flaps create a visor to keep rain away from the kennel.
Keeping the windows closed will allow the temperature to increase 30 to 40 degrees inside the fully insulated kennel.
Like the Mud River Kennel, just spray off with a hose or cleaner and let air dry and you will see a clean insulated dog kennel. Do not put the cover in a washer or dryer as it is not recommended.
One of the most positive things about Ducks Unlimited items is that each time you purchase an officially licensed product, a portion of the proceeds benefit wetlands conservation.
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There are four D-rings on the corners to provide an easy tie down with cushioned heavy-duty handles for easy carrying.
Numerous zippered pouches keep your pet supplies easily at hand when you need them. This also keeps precipitation from entering into the pouches and potentially ruining pet supplies.
Removable flaps lift up on each side and the front to allow air flow when you want it. The flaps roll right up and there are mesh screens to prevent bugs from getting in.
A cool Realtree camo design is printed on the outside to help blend in while hunting.
There are two sizes, large or extra-large and they will fit on most kennel brands.
Insulated Kennel Cover Buying Guide – How to find the best insulated kennel cover for your needs.
Insulation: If you are looking for a kennel to keep your pet warm while traveling or hunting, your most important feature will be the insulation provided by each cover. You should look for information that states how warm it will be inside the kennel.
Waterproof: You want to make sure your pet stays warm so keeping the pet dry is another important feature. Make sure your cover is waterproof and can repel water.
Style Cover: There are two main types of covers available. The better of the two styles include an insulated base which fully encapsulates the entire kennel not allowing much air to penetrate it. The second style cover just covers the four sides and top, with straps across the bottom. This will allow cold air to penetrate from the bottom up, be aware of this while buying and keep in mind the lowest temperatures in your area.