September 17, 2013
Had such high hopes for this gate that I was planning to outfit our whole house in them. I chose it above many others because the bannister kit was specifically designed to work with it, not just tacked on by me as an afterthought, and I figured this would make the whole system more reliable. What a disappointment! The gate is extremely heavy and sturdy, more so than any other I've seen ... but this means the bannister kit, installed 100 percent according to the instructions, is so weighed down (we have a 32" opening over stairs, so weren't able to use the foot attachment included for extra-wide openings) that even with the bannister straps tightened correctly, the adhesive didn't hold and the whole apparatus slid down the post within a day of installation. A super dangerous choice for the top of stairs. Look elsewhere!