There’s nothing quite like the feeling of biking down the perfect hill or a nice relaxing jaunt through the neighborhood on your favorite 12 speed. In those moments, you feel completely alive. Your dog wants to feel the same way, and we know just how to help!
In this list of reviews, we go over the best dog bike baskets of 2020. Why enjoy those windswept moments alone when you could have your best friend with you?
The bike basket market isn’t easy to navigate, so we did the groundwork for you. So, strap on a helmet and get ready for our list of the best dog bike baskets of 2020!
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites in 2021
|Best Overall||BARKBAY Pet Carrier||
|Best Value||Petall Foldable Detachable||
|Premium Choice||Travelin K9 Pilot MAX||
The 9 Best Dog Bike Baskets
1. BARKBAY Dog Bicycle Basket – Best Overall
With the Barkbay pet carrier, you are getting much more than just a bike basket, which is why we have it as our top pick. This puppy transportation device works wonderfully on your bike, and once removed, it can also be used as a shoulder bag or as a backpack.
So, as a bike basket, how does this product hold up? This can be used in one of two different ways. Either you can put up the mesh top that cinches around the dog’s body, securely holding them in place, or you can totally trust your pup and have no top at all. Either way, the mesh construction of the basket will allow your dog to feel the breeze as you bike along. The mesh top is not needed for safety — you will be able to clip your dog to a harness provided inside.
The interior is made of sheepskin, and the floor is removable for easier cleaning. The basket also comes with side pockets so you can carry all your favorite things, along with your pet’s favorite things. Don’t forget the treats!
Sometimes this item is shipped with some of the pieces missing, but the customer service staff is quick and friendly and will get you what’s missing in no time.
2. Petall Dog Bicycle Carrier – Best Value
Made for being on the go, this dog bike basket is easy to quickly install, so you can hit the trail with your dog as soon as the mood strikes. This basket isn’t as big as our top pick, so it is recommended for dogs 10 pounds or under.
Instead of supported walls, this is just fabric hanging from a frame. The fabric is all-weather, though, so if you and your dog get caught out in the elements, you won’t have to worry about this product being destroyed.
Your dog’s safety is the main priority, and this basket passes with flying colors. The drawstring allows you to cinch your pet into the basket, making sure that even if they panic, they aren’t going to jump out. The drawstring can also act as a thunder jacket, calming your pet down. The side of this basket comes with pockets so you can store all your items and your dog’s items for the long trek ahead.
The only issue with this basket is that it doesn’t come with instructions on how to put it together. Fortunately, it is simple enough that most people can figure it out. Even with that little hiccup, we think of this as the best dog bike basket for the money.
If you want to go for the aesthetic of an actual basket, than this product just might be for you. The classic look of this dog bike basket only adds to the cuteness of your dog sitting in it. Fortunately, the mesh air vents will keep your super cute passenger super cool!
Made for smaller breeds, this product is 16×13 and is only an additional five pounds added to your bike. The steel frame comes with rubber bushing to ensure safety, and the basket also has a reflective strip, so if you are biking at night, anyone will be able to see you and your dog. To make sure your pet does not escape, there is a latch inside the basket to hook a leash to.
There is plenty of pocket space in this basket as well. Two drink holders mean that there is enough H20 for two, and the side pockets ensure that you can bring more than just the necessities on your trip. Need to pack extra treats? We know a certain someone won’t be complaining! Not only will your dog enjoy the ride, but they won’t bump around during it. Because of the design of this basket, bumps and bangs are mitigated, and your dog’s ride will be as smooth as the wind.
Some users have complained that the construction of this product leaves them feeling nervous about its durability, but we have seen no evidence that these fears would come to pass.
4. PetSafe 62331 Dog Bicycle Basket
Made with resin wicker, this water-resistant bag can carry a dog of up to 15 pounds comfortably for a trip around the park. The resin wicker literally wicks the water away, adding a nice level of durability to this basket. The inside is lined with faux sheepskin to give your dog an extra soft feel, but it’s still breathable so they can feel the rushing air.
This is the first basket on our list that looks like a traditional basket, and besides being cute, it is also safe — you can attach the leash of your dog to a hook inside the basket. The sheepskin lining is simple to remove, which makes for easy cleaning in case of accidents.
This is another product where the construction might feel like it’s lacking in sturdiness, but user history has shown that there isn’t anything to be worried about. If you think that your dog may be too big for this product, it comes with an extra support bracket for dogs over 10 pounds.
Once installed, this product receives glowing reviews, but you may have issues getting this onto your bike in the first place.
5. Snoozer 850-SBB Bike Basket
The clever design allows for this basket to be shipped flat and then stored flat when you aren’t using it. The edges of this basket are made of super soft material, so your dog can rest against the padding. Below the padded siding are pockets where you can put all the things you might need for your trip that day. All the inner padding is removable and made of microfibers so you can just wipe it clean.
Aside from already being made from waterproof material, this basket comes with a handy rain jacket to keep your pet dry should the weather make a turn for the worse.
This basket isn’t great for all bikes, unfortunately. In fact, it’s only best for casual bikes. Other types require you to really strap this basket in, and when you do, it gets in the way of gears, brakes, etc.
6. Petsfit Safety Dog Bike Basket
Similar to our top pick, this is a neat dog basket for your bike where your dog is sealed in with a mesh top. You won’t have to worry about safety while your dog can just enjoy the ride. While the top offers a great deal of room for flexibility, the bottom is firm and rigid, giving your dog the idea that they are in a tiny room all to themselves.
The mat on the bottom is dual layered for extra comfort. One side is nylon and breathable for the summer, while the other side is plush and traps in heat for more comfort during the winter.
This basket is also a carrier in disguise, and all it takes for the marvelous transformation is removing it from your bike. Two carrying straps make further transportation that much easier.
With all that said, you might be wondering why this basket is sitting at number six on our list. The reason is safety: The hook that straps your dog in can be a bit defective at times.
7. Jack and Dixie 2-in-1 Pet Bike Basket
This basket comes with a great deal of storage, so you will be able to bring a water bottle and treats, as well as your dog’s favorite toys. The storage space for your dog themselves is also worth noting! This basket and carrier is made for dogs of up to 15 pounds and houses them quite well.
Like most baskets, there is a hook and latch for attaching your dog to make sure that they do not escape. The safety leash is fully adjustable. As mentioned, this basket also doubles as a carrier, allowing you to throw this over your shoulder and continue your journey with your pet on foot.
Sadly, this isn’t a self-sustained product for the most part. You’ll probably need to buy an extra rack to help hold up this basket. Once you do that, it is one of the better baskets on the list, but we can’t put it any higher than number seven because of that.
8. ANZOME Bike Baskets
Made to be totally removable and foldable, this basket comes with a quick-release handlebar mount, making removing it a snap. It’s also meant to be used as a basket once you get to your destination — though not for your dog. Once you park your bike, you can use this for all your picnicking needs.
This dog basket is waterproof, so to clean it, just soak it with water. This might be the easiest bike basket on the list to clean.
So, why is this item all the way down at number eight? Because this basket really shouldn’t be used for dogs. Even with smaller dogs, they’ll be able to wriggle around and rip this thing.
9. AORYVIC Wicker Dog Basket
This is a wicker basket, with a wire frame on top. It’s cute! So, why is it at number nine? To be frank, this basket isn’t safe at all. It doesn’t attach to your bike well, and the belted-down cage on the front will do nothing if you have a pet who wants to get out. On top of that, the cage doesn’t really allow for a great experience for your dog.
When it comes to finding the right basket for your dog to ride in, you want your dog to have a good time, but more importantly, you want to make sure that the product is safe. There are plenty of ways to ride around with your dog, but making sure your best friend doesn’t get injured is paramount. When shopping for a dog bike basket, look up its reputation and then make sure that it fits your bike.
With so many good options out there, we did our best to narrow the field for you. Safety was our number-one focus, followed by functionality. Were we able to help you decide? Whether you went with our top pick, Barkbay, or chose the value option, Petall, we are confident that you will be thrilled with your purchase. We are glad to provide these reviews as a resource, and thank you so much for reading!
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites in 2021
- The 9 Best Dog Bike Baskets
- 1. BARKBAY Dog Bicycle Basket – Best Overall
- 2. Petall Dog Bicycle Carrier – Best Value
- 3. Travelin K9 Dog Bicycle Basket – Premium Choice
- 4. PetSafe 62331 Dog Bicycle Basket
- 5. Snoozer 850-SBB Bike Basket
- 6. Petsfit Safety Dog Bike Basket
- 7. Jack and Dixie 2-in-1 Pet Bike Basket
- 8. ANZOME Bike Baskets
- 9. AORYVIC Wicker Dog Basket
- Buyer’s Guide