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The first and only pet carrier with a patented no-escape Direct Reach hatch. Peace of mind for you and your pet.
The first and only pet carrier with a patented no-escape Direct Reach hatch. Peace of mind for you and your pet.
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Hatch Pet Carrier for Cats and Dogs

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The first and only pet carrier with the patented Direct Reach no-escape pet access feature – Hatch is changing the way pets travel! The Hatch pet carrier lets you quickly and comfortably access the interior of the bag without having to unzip anything! Now you can comfort your pet in any setting.

The Hatch Pet Carrier is unlike any carrier on the market today. In addition to its Direct Reach hatch, its water resistant, military grade ballistic nylon (Cordura® 1680d) exterior provides rain and wind protection, as well as unsurpassed scuff and tear resistance. Durable, claw-resistant mesh covers most of three sides, creating breathability and two-way visibility, while still providing your pet with a feeling of privacy and security. The elegant Hatch Pet Carrier can be carried by hand or over your shoulder, buckled safely into your car seat, or secured onto your roll-aboard luggage at the airport. Our stylish carry-on airline-approved pet carrier meets the requirements of most major airlines.

Your cat in a carrier ---> Your cat in a Hatch! 

Happy travelers!
Happy travelers!

Features: 

  • Patented Direct Reach hatch (see below for additional details)
  • Custom molded EVA base 
  • Custom padded shoulder strap
  • Interior Luxury Pet Bed is removable and machine washable
  • Entire front panel and both ends open for easy pet loading
  • Large zipper pockets on both sides
  • Ballistic 1680d Cordura® nylon exterior
  • Large open air mesh windows on side and ends for excellent ventilation
  • Seat belt straps for safe car rides
  • Roll-aboard luggage handle strap
  • Packs flat for easy packing and storage
  • Dimensions: 13” high, 19” long, 11” wide
  • Top can be compressed down to 11″ high when needed
  • Suggested maximum pet weight: 13-15 lbs.
Hatch's Patented Direct Reach Feature

 Hatch Luxury Pet Bed

Hatch's Benefits

Design Process

(Concepts and designs are patent protected / patents pending)
From concept to reality
From concept to reality

Timeline

The bag you see in the video is our pre-production prototype. Our manufacturing facility is all ready to hit the go-button on our first full production run as soon as we hand over a (really big) check!

We are closely managing the development process and anticipate shipping to our backers in April 2016.

About Us

Jon had a great idea and patented it, but needed help bringing it to market. Anjali loved Jon’s idea, and had worked on several product launches. Kismet? Together we make a great team!

Jon has a soft heart and a true love of animals. In fact, he's an active animal rescuer who has placed many dogs and cats into loving homes. Jon lives with his dog Lily and two cat brothers, William and David.

Anjali has two cats she loves as if they were her children, a husband (her Rock!), and two beautiful nieces. She enjoys tackling business challenges and working on product launches that promise innovation and positive impacts on human or animal lives. 

Design by Jed Crystal 

To bring our vision to life, we partnered with award-winning industrial designer, Jed Crystal. Jed's experience designing high quality travel bags, outdoor gear, *and* pet products made him a perfect match for our team. So together, we focused on creating a beautiful, modern, and high quality product. We think the result speaks for itself!

Jed is a veteran of Mophie, Samsonite, and Case Logic and has his own pet product line, Hepper. The Hatch Pet Carrier will also be available at www.hepper.com after a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign.

Jed Crystal, Super-Designer
Jed Crystal, Super-Designer

Key Contributors, in alphabetical order (we couldn't have come so far without you!)

  • Brittany Ann Cool, Food and Product Photographer (Hatch model)
  • Tamar Arslanian (pet consultant)
  • Rob Detzner, Mechanical Engineer, G-10 Engineering (portal system design)
  • Mark Harnett (website analytics and ad targeting wizard)
  • Nina Liu (graphic design)
  • Michael James Murray, Freelance Cinematographer | Editor (Hatch video production and editing)
  • Albert Nguyen (illustrator and Hatch cartoon creator)
  • Matt Renna, Queen City Dry Goods (product prototype development)
  • Justin Reynolds, Oroide Consulting (website design)
Kittens in our video

In the Press

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Product Images

Back View
Back View
Side View
Side View
Handle Close-Up
Handle Close-Up
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
Seat Belt Strap and Front Pocket
Seat Belt Strap and Front Pocket
Loading a Pet
Loading a Pet
A trip on the subway
A trip on the subway
At the vet's office
At the vet's office
Train Station
Train Station
Taking a walk
Taking a walk

Risks and challenges

We don't anticipate many risks or challenges to this project, since the prototype has already been created and we have a well-established relationship with a reliable manufacturer that’s ready to begin production. However, we know that developing and delivering a product is a complicated process that always runs the risk of encountering unexpected issues and delays (CNN Money reported that 84% of Kickstarter's top projects shipped late!). So we have set what we consider to be very conservative delivery dates and are confident we’ll hit them.

We’ll be providing our backers with frequent updates, so there won’t be any surprises!

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    ENDORSE THE IDEA! Show the pet industry you support ideas that make pet travel more enjoyable for pets and pet parents alike! BONUS: Submit a picture to get your favorite cat or dog on the Hatch website's Pet Wall of Fame!

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    Hatch T-shirt
    Wear your support for the revolution in pet travel! Snazzy logo over the chest, everyone will know where your heart is at!

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    Pledge $109 or more About $109

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be one of the first 100 to claim your Hatch and lock in this special price!
    27% off expected Retail Price

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL EXTENDED! We're so grateful for the initial positive response from the Kickstarter community, we wanted to extend this special to more of you!

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    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    HATCH PET CARRIER
    Custom padded shoulder strap included (not shown in pictures)
    Metal logo design plate included (not shown in pictures)
    14% off expected Retail Price

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    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    GIVE A HATCH PET CARRIER "GIFT CARD" FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Carrier arrives April 2016)
    Receive a beautiful Hatch Pet Carrier brochure (by mail or download a pdf) and
    (1) Hatch Pet Carrier Includes a custom padded shoulder strap included (not shown in pictures)
    Metal logo design plate included (not shown in pictures)
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    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    HATCH HOLIDAY GIFT PACKAGE
    Order by 12/1 and receive a “Pre-package” by 12/12, just in time for holiday gift-giving!
    Includes (1) Hatch T-shirt (choose size/style)
    (1) Beautiful Hatch gift card describing what they'll be receiving
    A gift wrap option
    (1) Hatch™ Pet Carrier (Shipped in April 2016)

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    Pledge $249 or more About $249

    (2) HATCH PET CARRIERS
    Custom padded shoulder strap included (not shown in pictures)
    Metal logo design plate included (not shown in pictures)
    17% off expected Retail Price

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    Pledge $349 or more About $349

    (3) HATCH PET CARRIERS
    Custom padded shoulder strap included (not shown in pictures)
    Metal logo design plate included (not shown in pictures)
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    Pledge $549 or more About $549

    (5) HATCH PET CARRIERS
    Custom padded shoulder strap included (not shown in pictures)
    Metal logo design plate included (not shown in pictures)
    27% off expected Retail Price

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Funding period

- (45 days)