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Pet Basket for Sally Schwinn, my bike – Cathy September 11, 2009

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I have lived in Southern California for the past seven years and I haven’t gotten bit by the beach bug until a few weeks ago. I now love love love going to the beach. We (Allan and I) were celebrating our 4-year anniversary (yeah!) and he planned this lovely beach day (complete with new matching bikes) that has made me want to spend my weekends no where else.

Me and Sally
Me and Sally en route from Santa Monica to Venice.
Allan & me on a night out.
Allan & me on a night out.

There’s one thing that was missing though – our cat Hiccup. So I got to thinking about finding a bike basket that can hold our lil’ one. These are the top two I want to test.

Snoozer Pet Bike Basket
Snoozer Pet Bike Basket $50-$65. Measurements are 13 L x 10” D x 9” H. This holds pets up to 14 lbs.

This one is adorable! It has lots of side pockets, a built-in rain poncho for your pup/kitty and folds flat. A con I’ve read about is that it tends to sway back and forth slightly and it only comes in gray and pink. 

Tagalong Pet Basket
Tagalong Pet Basket $50-$75. Dimensions are 13.5″L x 10″W x 10.5″H, and it weighs 6 lbs. For pets up to 13 lbs.

What’s nice about this one is that it comes with a removable overhead shade and also has some external pockets. It has an adjustable bracket that will fit on any bike – no matter the handlebar style. A con is that this only comes in silver.

It also comes in Wicker.
It also comes in Wicker. ~$75 Measures larger at 15”L x 11”W x 9.5”H and weighs 4 lbs. For pets up to 13 lbs.

After all the searching, we tested her in my plain jane white wire basket and she just kept jumping out. She’s not a fan of movement. She’s a super quiet cat and only riles up a meow of agony in the car, and apparently ok with jumping out of my bike basket if it means no more moving. I might try again later with something like the Snoozer that envelops her in so she feels more snug and safe. Until then, I hope these can help someone else’s pet basket search.