Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 27 reviews
26 of 27 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Mixed Feelings--install carefully -
Product looks great, but the thumb screws are impossible to use effectively. They require a talented contortion finger artist to get them to work properly. Go to the hardware store and replace them with more appropriate wingnuts/screws. I don't think that I should have to do that, however, with a new purchase. In addition, my medium size lab figured out how to work her way through the bars because the screws did not stay tight. The "feet" are very hard to manipulate into place. There was some damage to my interior where the pressure bars met the ceiling. When it's all said and done, I wish this barrier was easier to install and perform properly--I love the esthetics of the product and the design.
Close to perfect dog barrier -
By: drm326 from Chicago IL
Looked better than other similar products on line, when the product arrived I was not disappointed! Solid construction, hightly adjustibility (actually fits in my Subaru wagon upside down better than right side up), no rattles and looks good too. The one thing that could be better is the thumbscrew bolts used to tighten the adjustible legs... there is no way anyone with anything short of bionic fingers could get the thumbscrews tight enough to secure the adjustable legs from sliding. As a result the barrier has a tendancy to work loose when bumped. Easily fixed though... I went to the hardware store and purchased a couple 6mm set screws to replace the thumb screws it came with. Using an allen wrench I can easily tighten the set screws enough to secure the adjustable legs. Keeping the allen wrench handy in the car makes for easy removal, reinstallation and adjustment. I'd suggest the manufacturer upgrade the thumb screw assemblies to something more securable by hand to take this product from good to excellent!
It's nice and light. Handsome. Adjusts to fit pretty easily. However, it is fixed into place by pressing between the ceiling and the floor. One first extends the legs and tightens thumbscrews to hold the legs at length. Then one turns a threaded fitting at the bottom to really apply enough pressure to keep it in place. The problem is: the thumbscrews don't hold. A few bumps in the road and the legs start to collapse and the whole thing falls down. The thumbscrews have a plastic knob molded over a steel bolt. When you attempt to put enough torque on the thumbscrews to hold, the plastic knob rounds off against the steel and simply spins. Go to your hardware store and buy 2 metric bolts with the same thread count and throw away the thumbscrews. Other reviewers here have suggested using zip ties to their head rests.
Exactly what we needed -
By: linsaldana from Columbis, SC
We took our time looking for a good dog barrier for our SUV. This is exactly what we were looking for! It was easy to install and in addition to working great it also looks good. It keeps our 70 pound boxer happily behind the seat and he can no longer use the top of the back seats for his head rest! Thank you for an excellent product!
Fits a saloon car as well -
By: from Florida
Bought this for a 98 Deville (not an SUV), and use bungee cords around the front headrests to hold it in place. The slider horizontal bars slide out and fit well.
Best Dog Barrier I've owned -
By: Fada from Miami, FL
This barrier is sturdy, adjustable, and best of all, does not rattle or loosen over time. One of my dogs has been able to get around or through every other barrier I've bought, even a very expensive model made by Volvo for their wagons, but this one stops her cold.
Metal dog barrier -
By: JustinS from Chicago, IL
All in all the barrier is a great product the only thing I would change is the handles that you tighten to adjust the suction rods from the floor of the vehicle to the roof of the vehicle slip and you don't get a good tight fit so I attached a bungie cord to each of the head rest to secure a tighter fit.
Super Buy -
By: Roadrnr821 from Avon, OH
What a great product--minimal assembly, fair price, and it really does the job! I have a rambunctious golden retriever who pushed against the bars, tried to bite them, and even rubbed over them. Although the pressure rods from floor to ceiling were not always tight due to her activity, it still held her behind the front seats and she had enough contact with us to get a scartch or two behind her ears--just enough to keep her happy. I did also put a bungee cord around the unit and my headrests to secure even moreso. We are ordering another one for my husband's jeep. This fit my Impala with no problem. Love it!!
Good Barricade -
By: bgcm3 from TEXAS
Only complaint is the possibility of the pups getting through the top or bottom (depending on orientation of barricade). Other than that, no changes would be suggested for the design
life saver -
My chocolate lab puppy hated to be left home alone, so I would bring him along with me in a crate, which I installed in the back of my Honda SUV. Then that just didn't work out any more because he got way too big, and I didn't know what to do. Letting him roam around the car just wasn't safe. He would try to crawl into my lap, and stop at nothing. He is almost 60 lbs., and even a "seatbelt" wouldn't have worked. I am 74 years old, a widow, and this gate was a cinch to install. Now we're both happy.