Load-tested straps for easy installation
After assembling the unit, setting it up is pretty easy. Just use the straps to anchor it to your vehicle and you are good to go. The straps themselves are also load tested to ensure that the crate remains as steady as possible in the event of an accident to avoid having your doggy thrown around in cases of rolling crashes.
Accessories like leash hooks and a water bowl
Finally, we liked the little bonus details like the leash hooks and the water bowl. The leash hooks offer the benefit of additional support in the event of rough road trips as you can attach your harness or collar to the crate for stability.
Set-backs; but not deal breakers
Despite all these wonderful things that can be said about the Variocage safety crate, there are a few setbacks that I experienced using it. Fortunately, they are minor inconveniences that in the grand scheme will not necessarily affect your experience with it. Either way, it is important to know so you are fully prepared to make an informed decision. So without further ado, here are some of the minor cons.
Assembly can be difficult
From my own personal experience and those of many reviewers that have used the product, the Variocage 4X4 North America is not the easiest crate to assemble. The crate comes disassembled and with quite the assortment of parts. The package features an instruction manual that is meant to help offer guidance on the assembly process.
Despite the details and pictures, it is not the easiest manual to follow which makes setting up more complicated. Fortunately, there are numerous resources out there like this video that will definitely help make your life easier and allow you to start enjoying your crate as soon as possible.