What a nice looking carrier! I was so impressed when I opened the box! One end opens all the way to put your pet into the carrier. The other end opens half way so that you can reach in and comfort or pet your pet. Both ends have saftey latches on the zippers to keep them from accidently unzipping and letting your pet escape. This folds pretty flat so it would fit into a suitcase after you reach your destination. When it opens, it has a fleece bottom that folds down for a comfortable ride for your furry friend. There is two handles for carrying, or a shoulder strap that un-attaches. I was quite impresssed with the quality and would expect to pay way more for one like this in a pet store. Great product!