March 24, 2023 3 min read

When traveling with your pup, it's important to pick a dog crate or dog kennel that is compatible with your vehicle and is the right size for your dog. When utilizing the crate on lengthy car excursions, make sure your dog is at ease and comfortable. A great way to ensure that your pup is comfortable, is replacing or adding a HEST Dog Bedinside the dog crate. Memory foam dog beds are a great way to help lessen the impact of the bumps in the road as well as increase the comfort of a crate for those long car rides.

Here is a list of the 5 Best Dog Crates and Kennels that are perfect for travel. If you would like to see which HEST Dog Bed fits best inside your dog crate or dog kennel, here is a fit guide to help you.



One of the most common dog kennels for bird and/or hunt dog owners. The Gunner G1 kennel has a 5-star crash tested stamp of approval so you know your pup is safe inside. This kennel can easily be latched down in the back of the truck or SUV for travel. We have found that the small HEST Dog Bed can fit easily inside the G1 Intermediate to provide some additional comfort for your pup inside.



The MIM Safe Variocage Double is the leading choice for safely transporting your bird or hunting dogs. A movable center divider in the MIM Secure Variocage Double offers a number of modification choices to either suit another dog or give one lone dog extra room. To provide a larger dog more room, the central partition may be easily removed or relocated. MIM Safe Variocage Double comes in multiple sizes, so depending on which size you have, check out size guide here to see which HEST Dog Bed will fit. 



The Lucky Kennel is one of the most well-known Lucky Duck dog crates. This heavy-duty plastic crate includes a strong door with a reliable latch. Moreover, a ventilation system is included to keep your dog cool and cozy. The Lucky Kennel has been tested to meet the requirements of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for air travel, which is important if you plan on flying with your dog. It is available in several sizes to accommodate different breeds and is stackable for easy storage. We have found that the small HEST Dog Bed fits easily inside the Lucky Kennel Intermediate.



Impact Dog Crates manufactures a series of robust dog crates that are built to last. These crates are lightweight since they are made of premium aluminum. Impact Kennels can be used at home or on the go and are made to endure rigorous handling. The crates feature a secure, latching door that locks firmly in place to keep your dog safely inside. They also have built-in handles for easy transport and are available in a range of sizes to accommodate different breeds of dogs. Additionally, Impact Kennels offer several customization options, such as personalized nameplates and padlocks. Crash testing certification is one of Impact Kennels' most remarkable qualities. To make sure that their crates are durable and safe in the event of an accident, the company conducts crash tests. All models of Impact Kennels comply with IATA's (International Air Transport Association) standards for air travel.



A more affordable option compared to the other options above, the Ruff Land Kennels protect your pup during travel at half the price. The Ruff Land Kennel comes in multiple sizes for all types of dogs. We have found that the medium HEST Dog Bed fits snug inside the Ruff Land Intermediate kennel.