Top critical review
Good features and value, but has a structural weakness
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 17, 2018
About the tallest gate available, positive closing with latches top and bottom, most dogs will not be able to force this open. Opens both ways, which is unusual. The motion to open is to pull a little latch (easy) and lift the gate (against a pretty strong spring), I have no real problem opening it but my wife and kids do though it got easier with familiarization. Despite positive features, about the lowest price for a metal gate so that's good. However, mine broke after about 6 months. That strong spring against which you lift the gate to open it is in the upper hinge, and it's in a plastic barrel. Because the motion to open the gate involves torque against this hinge, the base of the barrel broke off. There is no way to repair it. With the hinge broken, you can still close the gate but when you lift it to open the whole gate ends up in your hands. The company sent me a new one no problem, all I had to provide them was a receipt. The replacement lasted two years before breaking the same way. Nevertheless, I'm ordering another one because in operation this is the best gate for me - two way operation, quite tall, and positive closing against my dog's best efforts to rip it open.