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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2013
To be honest I didn't have any option but to go for a BabyDan model gate as they seem to be the ONLY brand which offer a slightly narrower width fitting compared to every other I looked at.
I have come to realise my doorway in question must be an awkward size, which is 73 1/2 cm, the standard width on every gate I have looked at (which believe me was lots and has took me ages!) is 75 cm so I was delighted when I came across this one which states it fits gaps from 73 1/2. (you can get and I did look at narrow fit gates but due to their design they would close the walk through gap down by way too much).
The problem I have is Yes it does fit the gap spot on however the opening/lock handle mechanism is really tricky to open with two hands let alone one! and the lock/handle also looks/feels a little flimsy so not sure if this will last long, but luckily for us this is only used for a dog gate/barrier for a small dog when required so it will be left open most of the time. My advice is if you have the standard width opening and don't need to worry about the gap then look at something else instead such as LINDAM which I have used for years on other doorways and have never had a problem with.