Sunday, July 17, 2011

KC & Kitties Review the KatKabin

Miss Faith Boomerang loves this KatKabin and does not want to leave!

The KatKabin was originally designed to provide a secure and comfortable place for your cat to use outdoors, sheltered from the elements.

Our KatKabin arrived in excellent shape!

KatKabin Dimensions  22" L x 16" W x 13" H
Door Opening 6.5" W x 7" H
Weight 10 pounds

Included: Insulating cushion with removeable washable cover and a clear front cover flap.
(The unit we received did not include a cushion, cover or door flap, so these are not reviewed)

Assembly Required: Insert the cushion and attach cat door.

Miss Boomerang checks out the interior while brofur Brutus Jr. admires the sleek, aerodynamic lines!

One of the first things you will notice is the sleek aerodynamic design. The oval sides allow the wind to move through without turning it over or blowing away.

Back view of KatKabin showing ventilation holes.

There are a series of ventilation holes on the upper back panel to allow air circulation. Strips of black plastic seal all seams and joints to make it weatherproof. It would offer a lot of protection outside in cold weather, particularly if you purchased the extra warmer and/or fleece pads that are available. And it appears to be well-ventilated for the warmer climates.

You can see the protective overhang in the front; 
this is where the clear plastic door would be installed if we had one

The entire unit is made from a high-grade fade resistant material that can withstand a wide range of temperatures. It has a slick shiny surface that gives is a modern look. It comes in gorgeous colors and is very lightweight. There is a front overhang to protect the door area.

Close up of the holes in the KatKabin's feet for attachment.

Four feet on the bottom lift it up off the ground, away from the heat or cold. There are also holes in the feet to secure the Kabin. This is a very good feature if you live in a windy area or are worried about it being stolen or moved.

We gave the KatKabin a six-tail salute (out of 6 cats). 

My cats really enjoyed the KatKabin. They actually left their cardboard boxes*!!!
I think it would make a great cat bed indoors, love the way it looks in a room.
Besides being so practical, it is a lot of fun, from the bright color to the fact that the entire unit looks like a big pink kitty cat, complete with ears, whiskers and paws. It looks neat indoors and provides a spacious hang out for the kitties. I auctioned this KatKabin to raise money for Wee Paws and am going to have a difficult time getting it away from my cats to ship tomorrow. It is going to a very special friend to rescued cats, so it will be well used.

Update: Zach just emailed and The Sherwood Bunch will be getting their very own KatKabin! Yay!

*As any true cat person knows, cats do not abandon their cardboard boxes on a whim! Congratulations, KatKabin!


Sparkle said...

Better than a cardboard box?! Whoa! You guys should have your own, if you have to give that one up.

Princess Jasmine said...

Wow, that looks amazing. I think mummy should look those up for us :)xx

The Monkeys said...

That looks like an awesome kabin! We love how comfy it looks.

Cat said...

Wow it looks fantastic!!! I really like the pink but I think I'd have to choose a more masculine colour for the boys - LOL :-)

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

A very thorough review. They are cute and glad your kitties liked it!

The Meezers or Billy said...

that looks great!

Miss Faith Boo?? Is there room enough in there for ME to snuggle you? ::BLUSHBLUSHBLUSH:: - Billy

Anonymous said...

I have been away from my computer for several days. I immediately checked on Mom and was delighted to hear she is better and her arm is not infected. Is Missy going to the vet? I was sad to hear she is still hissing and angry.
Marian in Houston

Brian said...

WOW, that's some review...and to actually leave the cardboard behind is darn impressive!

Kjelle Bus said...

What an PAWsome Catcabin !!!
Mommie just loved that pink color , but I think I would like it in blue :)

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a neat hideout. Would be great for the outside kittys!

Prancer Pie said...

Good review, kittehz! We luf the Kat Kabin and would like to haf one. I bet your mom gets you one too! Purrs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, that's nice you'll be getting your very own KatKabin now. What fun.

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

What a cool place for the Sherwood bunch to hang out in. So glad you are getting one for your own.

Mom Paula

lupie said...

Awesome Kabin!!!
Looks tough too! :)

MoMo said...

That looks totally pawsome!!!! I would LOVE to have one since I spend a lot of time outdoors.

meowmeowmans said...

That KatKabin is KOOL! :)