Oct 022017

Hi guys. Wally here…along with Ernie. Now that the weather has changed and the temperatures are getting cooler, we’ve been seeking out warm, cozy napping spots. You can never have enough of them…right, Ernie?

You got that right, Wally. That’s why when we got the new Petmate® Jackson Galaxy™ Kitty Zip Mat to try out, I said to myself, “Cool! Another napping spot for us to fight over.”

C’mon, Ernie. We don’t fight over napping spots. Well, not much at least. But it is important to have lots of comfy spots available for us cats.

Petmate Jackson Galaxy Kitty Zip Mat graphic

Y’know, we’ve reviewed some of the other Jackson Galaxy cat products in the past and always found them to be great quality products designed around those things that come naturally to us cats…hunting, catching, killing, eating, grooming and sleeping.  Remember the Comfy Clamshell? That’s still a popular napping spot for us…so much so that sometimes we do fight over who gets to sleep on it. But now we have the Kitty Zip Mat so maybe there won’t be as many squabbles.

When opened, the Kitty Zip Mat is huge

The Kitty Zip Mat is a comfy and cozy mat that can be converted into a tunnel. As a mat, it measures 36 inches by 22 inches which, when lying flat, provides a whole lotta lounging space for a big mancat like me.

The Kitty Zip Mat is purrfect for making biscuits on

The fabric is plush and soft…great for biscuit-making. It’s reversible, too. The other side includes a layer of mylar fabric that reflects a cat’s own body heat and makes the mat self-warming. It’s machine washable so no worries if a hairball or two gets yakked on it.

The Kitty Zip Mat converts to a tunnel

The mat converts to a tunnel with the use of a heavy-duty zipper. As a tunnel, it provides us cats with a fun but comfy hiding spot…purrfect for getting away from it all. It appeals to our nature to burrow and hide, but it’s opened on both ends for an easy escape if needed.

We found that we used the Kitty Zip Mat mostly when it was a mat and not as a tunnel. We’re more loungers than hiders. Ernie even uses it as a mat when it’s converted to a tunnel. He’s kinda strange like that.

I'll use the Kitty Zip Mat any way I want

We give the Kitty Zip Mat paws up! It’s purrfect whether your cat is a lounger or a hider…or both. And y’know…we bet even small dogs would like it, too. Between the Kitty Zip Mat and the Comfy Clamshell, we’re all set to be warm and cozy during the cold winter months ahead. 

You can see all the Jackson Galaxy cat products on the Petmate website. And follow Petmate on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Would you like a Kitty Zip Mat? We bet you would. That’s good…because we’re giving one away! One of our lucky readers will win their very own Petmate® Jackson Galaxy™ Kitty Zip Mat. The giveaway is for those in the U.S. only. Just use the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. You have through October 9, 2017 enter. Void where prohibited. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours in which to claim the prize or else another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  We received the Petmate® Jackson Galaxy™ Kitty Zip Mat for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all. The Island Cats will always give a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.

  57 Responses to “Stay Warm and Cozy with the Petmate® Jackson Galaxy™ Kitty Zip Mat”

  1. We are both! We could really put this very cool Kitty Zip Mat to good use here in Chicago with winter coming up!

    • My cat is mainly a lounger now she’s 11 but when she was a kitten she was both. Love to win this for my cat so she can keep warm this Winter which will be in a few months. I hope I win cause it looks comfy.

  2. I think we would be more loungers too…since we are all big cats, the tunnel may be too small.

    • It’s opened on both ends and is pretty large…a big cat could fit in it comfortably.

  3. We all like to both lounge and hide around here, so this seems like the purrfect kind of mat to us! And you two are such adorable models for it, Wally and Ernie!

  4. wow, that looks awesome.

  5. We have three cats. The oldest, Moko, is definitely a lounger. Four-year-old Arata is a hider. Baby Kotoha, who just turned one this summer, is a little of each although I’d have to say a little more a lounger than hider. They’d love this!

  6. My cat is both a lounger and a hider! Usually she is a lounger when she and I are alone, then she hides when company comes over.

  7. That sure does look comfy cozy guys!

  8. Chloe Jo would love this. She often seeks comfort from not feeling well. Thanks for this review. I hope she wins!

  9. GREAT PRODUCT, but what about mama’s knees? I think she may miss me…..

  10. We definitely have a lounger among our kittens. It’s cute watching him stretch out.

  11. Wow what a great mat. I love that you can use it as regular mat and also as tunnel. I can see my Goro enjoys using as tunnel – he loves to hide and ambush Niko! You are so adorable making biscuits with it, Wally 🙂

  12. This looks so cozy. I would love curling up in this.

  13. I think Princess and TJ are both loungers, though TJ likes to become a lumpy periodically.

  14. Great giveaway. Most of my cats are loungers, not hiders.

  15. Oh that looks like a great Mat. We would all love that.

  16. My cats loves to hide in my bed.

  17. We’re more loungers here too! This sounds like it’s really versatile, with a lot of neat features.

  18. Looks like a possibility. Have to check out the website. Thanks for the review.

  19. Oh heck yeah! Chucky would be on this mat in a heartbeat! Great giveaway, Ernie and Walls…thanks!

  20. Ernie wants to get the most use possible out of that! It looks like a very cozy mat no matter how you use it.
    Samantha does both lounging and hiding, depending on her mood. In fact, sometimes she hides so well we can’t even find her!

  21. Dat’s really cool . We fur sure would like dat. We’re both hiders and sprawlers, so we’d purrobably use it both ways. ‘course, dat’s ifin we won it. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  22. That looks super cozy! Mudpie would love to while away winter days in that. She’s more of a lounger.

  23. Ernie dood, we agree – its use is in the eye (or paws) of the beholder!

  24. The cats are definitely loungers: they’ve smushed their wool cat cave, so they can sleep on top of it.

  25. That looks perfect for cooler weather! You boys did a great job showing it off!

  26. Looks like you’re all sorted for the cooler days and your mat seems purrfect to lounge on. A few of us are burrowers and others are loungers and biscuit makers like you too. Thank you for that cool review, we can’t enter, but we have to check it out!

  27. My sister Sammi would have liked to tunnel into that one.

  28. Looks very purrfect for little kitties like us.

  29. Leonardo does some of both. he does like to hide and then stick out a paw to grab when you walk past.

  30. That looks like a warm and comfy mat, Ernie, so soft and handy too. COOL! Great review and Good Luck Pawkisses for all the entries 🙂 <3

  31. Our boys really like the Clamshell Bed so I’m sure this one is equally good.

  32. We have two cats and they are loungers, spreading out and looking cute wherever they please

  33. Hey there, Ernie … you handsome house panther!! ~Ellie Mae
    We really wanted to try the zip mat … and we won one elsewhere. I’m guessing Ellie especially will love it in both forms.

  34. Wow! We are wishing that we were kitties so we could lounge on that comfy hideout.

  35. Its hard to beat our waterbed…

  36. looks like the perfect thing to survive a canadian winter!!

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  38. So cozy. I want one for cuddles.

  39. I’m a lounger who will hide too. BTW, TW goofed when typing my email addy.

  40. i dont have a cat, but would love to donate to Safe Haven for cats. they would love it for one of the kitties/cats they rescue. my dogs would love it as well.

  41. Pipo is more of a lounger…though Angel Minko sure was good at hiding! Thanks for a chance to win one of those pawsome mat/tunnels.

  42. My kitty lounges like a dog!

  43. It looks so comfy! I just rescued a kitty and I know it would be well used! 🙂

  44. I have 2 — a kitten (almost 6 months) and an adult cat (2 years old) and they both are loungers and hiders. It just depends on what’s going on and what their mood is.

  45. Dang. That looks super duper comfy. So many ways to lounge on it, too! 🙂

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  47. My cat is a total hider when people are over but if it’s just us, she is a lounger!

  48. Does anyone know who put out the SuperPaws awards? If you do please let me know

  49. I’m a lounger. Candy and EK are hiders, especially EK. Sometimes we don’t see him a whole day cuz he’s hiding somewhere.

  50. I know Thunder would love this!

  51. We are not in the US but we would like to enter and, if we win, we would like the mat to go to Winnie’s Wish!

    The Chans

  52. Wow, that is the coolest bed! We’ve got loungers over here, but if the vacuum comes out, then we have a couple of hiders.

  53. My one cat is a hider because he’s difficult to locate in my house and my other is lounger he’s always on a comfy area! Haha!

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  55. I want to win this pet mat

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