Very solid gate
August 7, 2013
This was the Munchkin gate I purchased, and got this model specifically to match the one already installed. There is a newer model from what I can tell out now as well. The gate functions great, and installation is not very difficult. The only negative is that this 2nd one is tight at the bottom, which does not allow it to fully close by itself. It still closes at the top, which is secure enough. That should tell you a lot about how solid this gate is.
I tried adjusting it several times but still cannot get the bottom just right and keep the correct gap at the top. The instructions are no help here as they are all visual and help with installation, but don't mention any adjustment. I am hoping it will break itself in given time.
Pros:Solid construction. Good locking mechanism. Easy install.
Cons:Adjustment after install is poor. Takes some practice to get good at opening. You may also want a stool or something to prop it open when not in use, or it will close by itself.
Best Uses:Doorways. I would recommend something lighter for stairs as this closes with force. For our stairs we purchased gates that were made to mount on bannisters.