This gate was not quite the quality product that I had been hoping for. We bought this swing gate to keep the dogs from the carpeted area of our home. Unfortunately, it has been a nightmare. It is very difficult to open, and sometimes the lock sticks. Im disappointed in this purchase.
This is the 3rd baby gate I have purchased from Overstock.com. They are used mainly to keep my pets from certain rooms in the house. They work very well for my needs. I have bought other brands before, but they either broke or were not able to do the job.
This gate was fairly easy to install. It isn't quite as sturdy as others in the same price range. The latch mechanism is very difficult to operate.
- How accurate was the sizing? Sizing was fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Overall quality is fair
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Great gate for our toddler and dog. Well worth the price- great value! Purchased two of these gates.
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great movement and quality wood
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The gate itself is fine, but the latching mechanism is of very poor quality. You have to push very hard, and line your hands up in an awkward way to get the latch tor release. They advertise a one-handed release but I have to use both hands and struggle with it to get it to open. I use the gate to keep the dogs out of the laundry room where the cat food is. There is absolutely no way this gate would work at the top of the stairs, to allow an adult to go through while holding a baby.
I bought this gate to keep my 11-month-old, mild-mannered pit bull mix out of the basement when I didn't want him in there. The gate is easy to install and good looking enough, but the latch is a little difficult to operate. If you're carrying a child in your arms like in the picture, I image a great deal of difficulty with the latch. Also, this doesn't seem to be the sturdiest thing for rough-and-tumble kids or dogs. All things considered and for the price, it works great for what I need it for.
This is a functional gate and once installed, it managed to hold the kids out. However, if you leave it unlocked, the kids will hang off it and rip the hinges out. I also didn't like the hooks that the gate latches on to. I wish there was a latch to hold the gate length in place as well.
I purchased this gate because it's supposed to be "ideal for top of stairs" and the price was great. I received the gate quickly (thank you Overstock!) and installed it immediately. The slats of the gate are very thin. My 14 month son grabbed hold to explore it & the slats bent under just a little pressure. It reminded me of a cartoon gorilla bending steel bars. That's a big enough problem for me, but the "one-handed" locking mechanism is extremely difficult to unlatch. I was unable to open the gate while holding my son. I am not comfortable with this gate on my stairs and will return it.