from Smoky Mountains of North Carolina,
I purchased an identical product from a "pet store" to keep my dog from running away and paid twice the price. I needed a second gate for the upstairs deck / stairway and thought this might be okay figuring it was a knockoff. I was pleased and surprised that, except for the branded labels, it was the exact same gate. GREAT value.
Use this for dogs, not kids, and it works great! We have 5 dogs ranging in size from 7 - 70 lbs. I specifically wanted a gate that we could operate hands-free and this one does just that. It does take a fair amount of force to step down to release the latch, but if you have little kids that should be a bonus - they will NOT be able to undo the gate.
It is noisy when unlatching, so be prepared to wake someone up in the middle of the night if you get up and want to go through the gate without stepping over. For this reason, I disabled the middle magnet mechanism since we don't use the gate for safety, only containment. The top magnets are great at keeping the gate closed without use of the middle ones. It is also truly self-closing and swings shut behind you.
Wish the gate was wider without having to use the extensions, but they work just fine. As far as looks, it is a good-looking gate - a much more attractive design than standard dog gates.
Don't know how this holds up to being pu...
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