Diggs Revol Dog Crate
Revol is an attractive, collapsible dog crate that is easy to set up, transport, and store. Revol’s design, incorporates premium materials and ergonomic, easy-to-use doors.
If you’re looking for a crate with many functions, several out there fit the bill. Finding the best dog crate that fits your home, dog, and style is a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the world of crates. I’ve tested the Diggs Revol crate with my own dogs, and here are the results.
Diggs Revol Crate: A Review
The Diggs Revol crate is a great addition to any dog lover’s home and is one of the best dog crates I’ve used in some time. Its unique features and easy design make it perfect for any room in your house where your dog feels safest.
It’s made from durable plastic and has a unique design for both storage and use. The design is easy to put together with two people and can be put together with little trouble.
There’s also a puppy divider for those that have growing pups in the home and need to potty train, crate train, or simply be there as a safe spot for your dog.
I like the door mechanism, which is a simple squeeze-and-pull motion to allow your dog in or out. This is in comparison to traditional dog crates that have a twist-and-pull or flip-and-pull mechanism.
My dog Wedge is about 40 pounds and fits very well in the medium-sized crate. She wasn’t keen on it at first, but after a few days, she settled in and now goes straight to it for bed and naps.
Wedge can be a bit of a diva in trying new things in her routine. She did well with the crate, and we have had no issues so far with her going in for bedtime.
It’s a nice-looking crate, not a wire dog crate. If you place a blanket over it like we do (to make it more den-like), it’s an excellent addition to any room without being an eyesore.
There are others out there that are made of wood and other materials, some not being as durable as plastic. The Diggs Revol has a durable plastic that impressed me, and it’s not bad to look at.
Assembly was easy for both myself and my husband to put together. The locking panels, video for instructions, and how it fit together were great. I especially liked the video for instructions, making it easier to assemble.
The crate and its durability impressed me. Considering how Wedge likes to bang around in there to get comfortable, I can say it can take a beating.
We tried the Diggs Revol for about 3 weeks, and now that it’s become routine for Wedge to be in there at night; she will seek it out for naps during the day, too. Being an older lady, she likes her privacy.
Liam, our Saluki, seems to think it’s the best thing in the world, too. He doesn’t get crated because of some behavioral issues, but he will go in there if the door is open, and he can come and go as he pleases. He fits fairly well, though he’s 60 pounds and can’t completely stand up in it because of his height.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Crate
There are more than a few things you should consider before buying a crate. If you plan to use the crate for road trips or other means other than being in your home, please make sure you look up the proper way to use them for transportation.
If you’re just using it for basic crate training, then you’ll want to think about where to put it in your home that’s low traffic and where your dog will feel safe.
You’ll want to think about the size of the crate and size it correctly for your dog, so they have maximum comfort. Making sure they’re able to stand, sit, and lay down comfortably is rule number one about making sure they’re comfortable.
Look at the materials they made the crate of so you can ensure it’s sturdy and safe for your dog. You don’t want to leave your dog crated during the day, and they aren’t comfortable. That can cause frustration and often unacceptable or destructive behaviors, such as chewing on the crate. Keeping their safety in mind is number one on my list.
If you want to use the crate during the day while you’re gone, cover it with a blanket or something dark to give it a more den-like feel. This will help your dog be more comfortable while you’re away.
You’ll also want a crate that’s easy to clean and move around. While the Diggs Revol is heavy, it’s not as heavy as a majority of all-wire crates are. There are wheels on one side of the bottom to help move it around the house.
Features and Benefits
There are quite a few features and benefits I’ve found over the past few weeks of testing this crate out over my current crate with my two dogs. I have a few pros and cons I’ve noticed compared to traditional crates, and I share them with you below.
Remember that this is only my opinion after having used it for a few weeks. Some of the pros and cons I’ve found with it over the past few weeks are:
- Lightweight home crate and easy to move compared to ordinary dog crates
- Durable plastic exterior
- Variety of sizes to choose from (follow their dog crate sizing guide)
- Easy squeeze and open/close handle
- Easy assembly and put away (with two people)
- Top and side doors for easy access
- Puppy divider that’s easily installed
- Waterproof removable tray on the bottom for easy cleaning
- Collapsible dog crate
- Can be a pricey crate for some budgets
- Not water resistant save for the plastic pieces
- Can be awkward to move from room to room
- Is big for its size, so you might have trouble fitting it into a corner
- Depending on what your dog is used to, they may need a blanket over the crate to be comfortable
Other Customer Reviews
While researching the Diggs Revol crate, I found quite a few people loved it, though there are always going to be some that don’t. So, I’ve taken that into consideration.
Reviews on the Diggs Revol crate show there are more than a few positives that go with this crate than negatives. Several reviews mention that if you’re using this for a puppy, accidents can be difficult to clean up because of the many parts and grooves the crate has.
However, there are also those that rave and say it’s the best crate they’ve ever had, and they’d pay the price for it again and again for the quality of the product.
As mentioned above, my dogs love this crate (as long as it’s covered with a blanket); it’s easy on the eyes and fits perfectly in the corner of our bedroom. Compared to most traditional wire crates, it was a breeze to move through the house with just one person because of its wheels.
For someone like me who has back and knee issues, this was an appreciated addition.
Putting together the crate was pretty easy with the video guide. However, I have to say if you’re a person who doesn’t use the instructions, you might get a little frustrated. The video perfectly shows how easy it is to assemble and only takes a few minutes.
Breaking it down to move was a breeze for someone like me with those back and knee issues. Having that option was appreciated by both myself and my husband, as it would usually take the two of us to break down a wire crate and move it.
My dogs love it and have no issues with it. The oldest of the two enjoys it not only at night when she’s crated, but she also seeks it out for naps during the day and alone time. From their acceptance of it as a place to sleep and get that alone time, I’d have to say its owner and dog approved.
In this review, I found that the Diggs Revol crate is a brilliant choice for those that want style and functionality. Its durable construction, easy assembly, and design for assembling and breaking down make it a very useful and easy-to-use crate.
It’s great for puppies with the divider and can accommodate up to large dogs with its biggest crate size. There is a dog crate sizing guide to make it easier to find the size you need.
I really enjoyed this crate for its ease of cleaning, moving, breaking down, and putting it together. The fact that it looks nice and isn’t an eyesore is fantastic, and the simple squeeze and pull or shut handle makes it easy for anyone to use. If you’re interested in this crate, I highly recommend taking a peek at it to see if it will fit your home and needs.
Diggs Revol Dog Crate
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