This is a lightweight and easy to install walk-thru gate. I use it to keep the dogs out of the rest of the house. The mounts for the closing side are indented so the gate stays closed without having to lock it all the time and it's easy to slide open and closed.
I purchased this exact same gate 8 years ago when our first child was born. It is installed at the top of our stairs and is still there today, working perfectly. When it came time to purchase a bottom of stair gate for our new toddler, I went back to this gate since I knew it was good. I purchased the gate and when it arrived I was a bit disappointed. The gate from 8 years ago is much more sturdy. The wood is thicker (considerably), and the plastic is heavier. The slats on the old gate are round where the slats on this gate are rectangular and very thin. When I press on them in the middle (like a toddler would), I hear creaking of the wood almost like it's going to crack. When installed, the thinner, lighter plastic parts don't make for the same solid latching like the previous version does. Overall, I decided to keep it since it is for a bottom of stair application, but if it were for the top of stairs, I would have returned it and looked elsewhere. All in all, I wish KidCo would have maintained the quality from the old gate. It seems they've cut corners to save money on materials and it lead to a much lower quality product.
I purchased this for the bottom of our stairway to keep the cats out of the upstairs. It spans it perfectly and I only needed one of the two extensions. The returns on the pickets are small enough to keep the cats from walking through it. The height keeps them from jumping over it. Of course the gate makes it easy to pass through. It is sturdy and solid even without permanent mounting (included). I own a smaller version of this same gate with a cat door that I use in a separate area and love it.
Tall and very sturdy. Swings both ways, and stays open if desired. Clicks shut easily, and very simple to install. We have it on an opening with a pocket door, and can still shut the pocket door as needed to block the view of the gate! We did not use hardware for fixed mount, and it stays great without it, and no damage to the wood! We use this gate for a 60 lb. dog who jumps up and places his paws on the gate, and it never moves!! I would definetly recomend this gate!!
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