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Evenflo Soft And Wide Gate Taupe & Chocolate

by Evenflo

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  • Gate expands from 38 to 60 inches, fitting into large openings.
  • Individual adjustments on all four bumpers allow gate to fit uneven entryways.
  • Easy to install, pressure-mounted, requires no hardware.
  • Easy to move - won't damage door frames.
  • Lightweight steel tubes with nylon and soft but strong mesh panel.
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight7.3 pounds
Product Dimensions35.2 x 6 x 2.2 inches
UPC032884137633
  
Additional Information
ASINB00067AEGC
Best Sellers Rank #80,912 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.9 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  
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Product Description

"Extra-Wide Soft Gate Easy to install pressure mounted, requires no hardware Easy to move - won't damage door frames Steel tubes with nylon and soft but strong mesh panel 27"" tall, expands from 38"" to 60"" wide - fits uneven openings and baseboards Model #526335 For use with children 6 to 24 months "

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Specially designed to fit varying doorway widths, the Soft and Wide Gate from Evenflo is a sturdy and reliable gate that helps protect babies from six to 24 months. This gate expands from 38 to 60 inches so it fits into even large openings with ease. Incredibly easy to install and move, this handy protective device is made of lightweight steel tubes with polyester and nylon and soft but strong mesh panels that won't damage door frames.

The Soft and Wide Gate offers:
  • Expandable design to fit openings up to 60 inches.
  • Lightweight steel tube construction for reliability.
  • Padded top rail for safety.
  • Easy set up.


Expandable from 38 to 60 inches to fit even large openings. View larger.
Quick and Easy Installation
The Soft and Wide Gate installs quickly and easily with no tools. Clear markings on the knobs ("ADJUST," "IN," "OUT") indicate how to contract the tubes. And the pressure mounting means zero to minimal alteration or damage to doorways. Once installed, the gate also smoothly uninstalls, an option that's great once baby has gone to bed for the night, or when you're traveling, either to play dates or on vacation.

Excellent for Light Traffic Areas and Irregular Doorways
The Soft and Wide Gate is an ideal choice for those homes with wide entries in light traffic areas, but it's flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of spaces. Because entryways vary in width from house to house, this gate features pressure-mounted rubber bumpers that adjust individually.

Additionally, with just a few twists of the rail, you can custom fit the Soft and Wide to match any opening. It also includes a padded top rail that provides a soft place for toddlers to pull themselves to a standing position. And parents are sure to appreciate the extra padding when they're climbing over the gate throughout the day. It can be cleaned with a damp sponge, or even machine-washed if necessary (cold water, gentle cycle). For added peace of mind, the Soft and Wide Gate comes with a 90 day limited warranty.

About Evenflo
For over 85 years, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant equipment and is now one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Evenflo began as a company that solely distributed baby care products. They have now expanded to manufacturing products, like car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards and activity centers, that meet all the needs of children from birth to the pre-school years.

Customer Reviews

This gate fits extra wide openings.
Mr. Todd M. Chandler
The gates are tall enough to hold him, but at 5'6" I can comfortably step over them even with my arms full.
C. Ray
This gate was very easy to put together and install.
Kel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Gilbreath on October 7, 2005
I bought this gate for a large entryway between my kitchen and family room. I liked that it did not require the installation of special hardware, which most of the other large-space gates did. When it arrived, I found it easy to assemble, and once I got the hang of the tension rods, it was very easy to put up. I also didn't have any problem taking it down at night when the baby was asleep; there are clear markings on the knobs indicating how to expand or contract the rods; a few twists and the gate came down.

The gate is about 27.5" high. As some other reviewers have mentioned, you do have to climb over this gate while it is in place. It does not have the open/close gate option of some of the newer systems out there. However, my husband and I are tall enough that this isn't a problem.

I like that the gate is versatile enough to move to any room in the house; when my son was old enough to venture around the house more, we took it out of the kitchen doorway and now use it to block our office, so that I can be in here writing this review while my son plays in the living room outside, and I don't have to worry about him climbing under my desk. I also love that the gate is easy to disassemble and travel with; we flew to see family in New Jersey in July and we brought the gate along, tucked into the same bag as the playpen.

The gate expands to 5 feet, but it can only retract to about 38 inches. However, you can adjust the top and bottom tension bars to different widths, which I liked because the bottom rests against my trim and the top on the wall, so there is some variation in width there.

I have found that if you set the gate up with too much tension, it will pull the paint off of your walls, so this is the biggest problem in my opinion.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By PediatricianMom on October 6, 2005
This gate is a pressure-mounted gate designed specifically for "light traffic" (that's what it says on the box!). It's not meant for the top of stairs. It doesn't have a latch or door that you can open and close. But it's a great gate to block off an area that has a wide opening. There are no other pressure mounted gates on the market that fit this wide of a space (up to 60 inches). The next widest pressure mounted gate covers just under 48 inches and that one was difficult to install. This one I had installed in less than 5 minutes, and it's quite secure. The gate is low enough that an average height Mom or Dad can step right over it, so the lack of a door doesn't bother me at all. (I'm 5'4" and have no problems swinging my leg over it). And to top it off, the price is reasonable.

If you have a narrower space and want a pressure-mounted gate with a door/latch, I recommend the Hands-Free Gate for The First Years. I've had it for over 3 years now and use it mulitple times a day without any problems. It's maximum width is 34 inches.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jessica M. Soyster on November 7, 2005
I have been reading the reviews on this gate and I have noticed the people, that say they don't like the gaste, apparently seem to have missed the mark. So I will talk about the simple fixes to some of the problems.

1. One reviewer said that it was hard to turn the bars! Huh? I think I know what she was doing...puting the gate in place and then turning the bars--that is difficult! But this is what I do, and I say it works well. I turn the bars until they are about 3\4 inch longer that the wall, and then compress the gate with my hands (okay this may take some muscle) and install the gate. With that much tension my nine year old has a hard time moving it. My three year can't at all! He has even ran into and not knocked it over. I do have one installed at the top and the bottom of my stairs--because no one can move it!

2. Another popular complaint is having to step over it. My fourteen year old, and 5 foot wife have no problem stepping over it. My nine year-when that is a bonus that he can't get over it! It is not tall and easy to step over. I can't see that as being a problem at all! And don't wory cats and athletics dogs can clear the gates--sometimes to our dismay though--no dogs in the kitchen please!

3. Leaving marks on the wall! Yeah that does happen and it sucks, but check this out! Try baby powder for gloss paint or tissue paper (like the tissue papaer for gift boxes) for flat paint--no sticking paint then! Plastic wrap also works.

Okay so those are the gripes that I read about. Now let me tell you about the ways that I use it. I have two four way intersections in my house (at the kitchen/laundry room/hallway/diningroom hallway, and dining roomhallway. dinning room/backyard door areas/breakfast nook)--I wish I could draw it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Allyson N. Schick on December 16, 2005
I'm not really sure what I expected from this gate, but I can tell you this - it's just ok. Maybe mine is defective or something, because everyone else seems to love it. Who knows. But just in case you care, here are the reasons why I'm not madly in love with it:

-It falls down. Yes, sometimes we will be sitting in the living room and nobody is near it, and it just falls down on it's own. We returned the first one we had because it did this and we thought something was wrong with it. We've checked and double checked and it's adjusted and mounted properly. I think it's because the wall we have it on is brick and it just doesn't stick to it properly, but what do I know?

-After it falls down a few times, it needs to be readjusted, which takes forever. The directions claim it only needs to be adjusted the first time. Whatever!

-The little protector knobby things fall off when you take it down.

But then again, the manufacturer says it's for a light traffic area, and we take it down at night and put it back up every morning (not counting the two or three times a day it falls down), so maybe that doesn't fit the definition of light traffic?

But like someone else said, this is the only gate this size that is pressure mounted, and it's relatively inexpensive in comparison, plus it serves it's purpose well enough for us so I guess it was worth the money.
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