I bought this pet carrier about a year ago to replace a hard plastic carrier that we had been using. I love the mesh windows in this pet carrier. It lets me see inside the carrier to judge the condition of my cat, and I'm sure that my cat enjoys being able to see out more. I also like the weight of this carrier. My cat weights nine pounds and the carrier is light enough that I can carry it in one hand. The carrier is also easy to clean and easy to store. There is a removable fleece pad that I know my cat likes sitting on and it washes up nicely. This carrier can also be taken on flights. It is airline approved as a travel bag. I really like that you can use a seat belt with this carrier in the car. It has lots of zippered pockets and pouches if you need to take along treats or collars. The carrier comes in different colors. I have the hot pink one! This is a great carrier that should last a long, long time.