Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate features
- Extra wide to fit a variety of openings
- Neutral styling: complements a variety of home decors
- Non-marring rubber bumpers: helps prevent damage to your home
- No tools required: makes for quick and easy installation
- Machine washable
- Neutral styling is complements a variety of home decors
- Non-marring rubber bumpers which helps prevent damage to your home
Q:What is the maximum door width this fits?
range is 38″ to 60″
Q:Will this gate withstand a child pushing and pulling on it?
Our child pushes and pulls on it and it stays fine.
She does get her fingers through the mesh and has made a few tiny holes though!
Q:Can it be adjusted to different lengths on top and bottom? I have base boards at the bottom of the doorway between my living and dining rooms.
Yes, because it’s tension rods on top and bottom. All you’ll need to do is to set (twist) the top and bottom to fit.
Q:Rather than step over it, would it be easy to detach and then re-attach after you walk through?
I do that occasionally, but for me it’s just easier to step over it. I suppose it would also depend on how snuggly you need it to fit. We use it to keep our dogs out of the kitchen, and they don’t really challenge it. If you have a baby who is trying to pull himself up by grabbing it, I think you would want it to fit more snuggly than we keep ours.
Q:How is the fabric adjustable on this gate? In the photo, it seems that the fabric has set dimensions.
The fabric basically bunches up as you make it smaller or stretches as you make it wider.
Q:HOW WELL WILL IT LOOK IN A 43 INCH OPENING
It should look very nice. It’s a great gate, it keeps our Pugs out of the dining room but easy to step over.
Q:Can the vertical bars be moved farther away from the doorway? I’d like my cat to be able to squeeze through the gate and just keep the dog out.
The vertical bars are stationary and cannot be adjusted away from the doorway.
Q:the opening that I want to use this for is exactly 60 inches – will there be enough tension to keep it up? Anyone using it for a 60 inch doorway?
Yes. My casement door openings are 60 inches & these work great..
Q:What color is the design? In one picture it looks black….tan in another.
Brownish tan and white.
Q:Is this gate sturdy? My 8 month old is pulling up on everything, it looks it could be pushed down easily…
It is definitely sturdy. My 10 month old stands on the bottom bar and tries to pull himself up to climb over the top bar. You do have to make it a little more tight, but it isn’t difficult to do. The knobs twist easily and there are rubber stoppers on the ends that stick fairly well to drywall and the door.
I also bought that gate that wraps around on Amazon also. It the gate that 3 feet tall you can pen the children in with toys and works well around both stair cases then needed.. I also got that on Amazon
Q:how can you open this? i see no door
I don’t open it, I just step over it. The top twists open like a shower curtain rod does.
Q:is this gate 35″ high?
No, it’s 27″ high.
Q:Can you use the Y connectors with it? I have spindles, so not sure how I would connect.
It wouldn’t be secure with spindles unless you had some method of hooking tight around them. I’m not familiar with Y connectors. Hopefully somebody can give you a better answer that will work and not mar the spindles.
Q:Hi. What is the material? Is it soft if a child lands on it?
The material is a soft mesh netting, although it might cause a bit of chafing. The rods might cause a bruise if they land directly on the bottom rod, but then a lot of falls can cause bruising. The rod has more give to it than a hard floor.
Q:Can this be mounted firmly at the top of a stair?
No not at the top of the stairs . Instructions are very specific.
Q:How do you take the fabric off for cleaning? It says it’s machine washable but I can’t figure out how to get the fabric off the bars.
It slides off of the bars
Q:Is there a MINIMUM width of an opening that this will work with? Mine is 42″
I’m sure there is a minimum because the spring tension bars can only be minimized as much as the length of the rods themselves but I think 42″ would be fine. Maybe somebody else can field it before I leave work. If not, I will measure when I get home and get back to you.
Q:Has anyone used this with small feisty dogs? I have a dachshund and I’m wondering if he would bite through it. Any first hand experiences or ideas?
We have Pugs and because they can see through it, they bark but don’t “fight” it.
can not say for sure as mine is 54-55″, and extra 5-6″ would make a difference.
Q:is this a gate that opens and closes like a door or more like one panel
Q:What is the height of this product?
I just measured the one that I own and I am getting 27 inches top to bottom from bar to bar. Hope this helps
Q:Is the width adjustable to accommodate a base board on the bottom but not on top? Top width needed is 42.5″ but baseboard on bottom width is 41.5″.
Yes, adjustment for top and bottom bars is independent to each other. My son is now 21 month old and this gate is still holding up well. You won’t be disappointed.
Q:Can the long rod be folded? I need to transport it – will it fit into a 25′ suitcase?
No it cannot be folded.
Q:is this pressure mounted gate?
Yes it is.
Q:What’s the difference between this Evenflo gate and the other one that Amazon has? Is this a newer model?
No idea. I couldn’t tell either- my guess was newer/older model. This gate is great for us either way- we’re very happy with how well it’s holding up against a 1yo & 3yo.