Outdoor Retractable Gates

When you're a parent, your children's safety always comes first and the same goes for pet owners. Even though youngsters are more vulnerable to accidents, that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to unleash their adventurous side out in the fresh air. This is where an outdoor retractable gate comes in handy. It can turn your outdoor space into a safe play zone and serve as a security barrier to block off access to unsafe areas, such as stairs. Unlike traditional baby gates, a retractable gate won't get in the way at all!

Retractable gates come in a myriad of designs but all of them include some sort of hardware mounting for durability and safety reasons. They're much easier to install than traditional gates since most models these days require attaching the gate assembly to the provided gate mounts. Moreover, some designs offer additional mounting kits, allowing you to use one gate in multiple areas of your home. In this case, a simple release will snap the gate in and out of the brackets to move it from one location to another.

These outdoor physical barriers vary greatly in size with some measuring up to 72 inches wide. The majority of retractable safety gates can expand to a maximum width of 48-55 inches and can stand at around 30 inches tall. For adventurous kids who love exploring outside, a taller gate such as a 34-35 inches one will provide more security. If you're planning on covering a large open space, an extra-wide gate will be your best bet.

In terms of ease of use, a retractable gate that offers a one-handed operation is always a preferable option for parents. That said, not all gates with one-handed use work the same. Those with a straightforward locking lever (push down to lock, pull up to unlock) are much easier to operate and perform better than other locking mechanisms. You may also find outdoor gates that feature a quiet operation which is particularly useful for covering your children's bedroom door at night.  

Almost all modern retractable gates are designed with a mesh structure since mesh is more versatile than other materials and can be used indoors and outdoors.

Ultimate Safety Gate
Ultimate Safety Gate
This retractable gate is almost unnoticeable when coiled up. When opened, it can cover gaps up to 59 inches. It measures 33.7 inches high, has a soft yet durable mesh design that’s water-, scratch-, and mildew-resistant, and features an easy one-hand opening mechanism. Plus, it’s portable and suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Perma Outdoor Retractable Baby Gate 33" Tall, Extends to 71" Wide, Gray
Durable and functional, this safety gate can withstand the rigors of the outdoors and is versatile enough to be used in the house. It can open up to 71 inches wide, making it a great choice for non-standard openings, and has a scratch-resistant mesh for pets. However, it’s only suitable for 6-24 month babies and pets that weigh 10-40 pounds.
64inch Doorway Gate Extra Tall & Extra Wide Outdoor Retractable Gate Extends Up to 71 in Wide and is 39.4 in Tall and Includes Components for Easy Installation Screws Catch Mounts Wall Spacer Shims
Extra tall and extra-wide, this outdoor retractable barrier measures 39.40 inches high and 71 inches wide when retracted. It can fit all types of irregular openings and includes a durable mesh that can effectively keep your children and pets away from off-limit areas. The mesh is also designed to withstand various weather conditions and pet scratches.
Baby Safety Gate, Minkind Extension Extra Wide Child Gate Indoor Outdoor Retractable Gate for Doorways, Stairs, Doors, 34.6" Tall, Extends up to 48" Wide, Black
Featuring a strong mesh that’s 34.6 inches tall and can widen up to 48 inches, this retractable gate is a useful addition for all homes with 6-24 month babies and small to medium-sized pets. The baby gate is fairly easy to set up and operate with its user-oriented latch, but it should only be installed on the left side.
Mesh Retractable Gates for Babies and Pets, PRObebi Safety Baby Gate for Indoor/Outdoor/Stairs/Doorways/Deck/Banisters (130cm/52 inch)
Unlike most retractable gates, this one can be pulled out in all directions and not just the standard left to right. It can fit any outdoor and indoor opening that’s 59 inches wide or less and features a latch that only requires one hand to open and close. This safety home solution also comes with two sets of mounting kits.
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