This is a well constructed piece of hardware. The latch mechanism is sound and easy to use. A nice feature is the caster included so that the gate does not swing freely and put strain on the support. Also the fact that there is no rail along the bottom is a great safety feature ensuring much less danger of tripping. My only criticism is that if this gate is to be installed in a location in which it will be opened and closed often, it really needs to be installed permanently with the hinge support screwed into a wall. Initially, I installed this gate in a heavy use passageway and over a period of several weeks, the gate required more and more frequent manual repositioning to straighten the gate and reconnect the velcro. The idea that pressure only installation might provide the option of repositioning in another opening appealed to me. But now that I have committed to the location and put a couple of anchors with screws into the wall for a more secure installation, I could not be happier with the gate.