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Dexas Popware Single Elevated Pet Bowl - Large, Collapsible
Overstock. Bring dinner or a drink to go with this collapsible Dexas Popware single elevated pet bowl! The convenient design folds flat -- legs included -- when not in use, and the easy-clean silicone bowl holds 32 fl.oz. of water/4 cups of food.
Average Rating based on 6 reviews 2.833333 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiphip from Michigan on Tuesday, May 3, 2016The leg broke the first time I used it, they are difficult to move up and down. The collapsible bowl part works well. We kept the bowl even though the legs no longer collapse.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bodhi from North Carolina on Monday, April 4, 2016We have a collapsible dish for our dog already, but he's picky about eating so low to the ground. So I'm excited about this one! Packs well and the little legs bring it off the floor for him.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by tlkb from Michigan on Monday, March 28, 2016Just the right height and easy to clean
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Heather from Oregon on Wednesday, March 16, 2016Bought these to feed a lab and a Boston terrier mix. Wanted something that wouldn't slide around on the floor. These work good.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by JustPlainWill from Raleigh, NC on Thursday, February 18, 20162 of the 4 bowls I ordered arrived with an obvious manufacturing defect in the latch mechanism of at least one leg assembly (the plastic "box" that enclosed the latch mechanism was visibly warped, perhaps because it had been assembled before the part was fully cooled or the item had been exposed to excessive heat during storage). On one of those two bowls, the latch mechanism housing popped off the first time I tried to open one the legs.
Upon closer examination (now that I could see inside the latch mechanism), I found two obvious design flaws:
(1) The plastic "ramp" that is supposed to guide the spring-loaded pop-up latch button between the open and closed positions has a tall, square corner that is just too aggressive--that's why the legs are so difficult to open and close, and why so many of them break. If the manufacturer had used a smooth ramp with no corners (or at least a lower, well-rounded corner), the mechanism would have worked a lot better.
(2) The spring for the pop-up latch button is far stronger than what this application needs. If the ramp had been designed right, this would have been survivable, but if a more appropriately-sized spring had been used, even the mis-designed ramp might have been workable.
A comment on the size: Despite the complaints about the dish's being too small, I found the size large dish to be larger than the metal dishes we currently use, and perfectly adequate for feeding/watering a medium-to-large dog (just not for a Great Dane or Newfie, etc.). After all, it is supposed to be a portable product.
I may try to live with the two bowls that weren't defective, and see if I can "break in" the leg latch mechanisms over time, but I'm still mulling that over. It's a risk, as the latch or a leg may break before the latch breaks in. That said, the removable bowls look well-made and are collapsible and I got these for half off, so I may keep them just for the bowls.
Bottom line: So close, and yet ultimately spoiled by two poor (and minor) design decisions.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by loveshorses from nm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015I bought two of these for my big dogs, but I was very disappointed in the size. I ordered size large, and they are tiny! The dogs can't even get their mouths in it!