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.

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Retractable Safety Gate
Retractable Safety Gate

This gate features a Clip On/Clip Off system, making it simple to remove and reposition into a second set of fittings in a different location. The gate is fully operational with just one hand—ideal for when you’ve got your hands full but need to move about your home. Once open, the gate retracts completely out of the way for quick and easy pass through.

Randa Guard Me Retractable Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Randa Guard Me Retractable Wall Mounted Pet Gate

The Guard Me Retractable Gate is an easy way to keep your pets out of the kitchen and laundry room, and away from stairs. The pet safety gate folds upon itself to take up less space, and it becomes nearly invisible when not extended. Installing this dog gate is easy with included hardware. Made with safety in mind, no bars or trip bar are present on this retractable pet gate, making it safe for pets like puppies and cats who might try to squeeze through the bars on other gates. This adjustable dog gate can be mounted inside or outside door frames.

Safety Barrier Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Safety Barrier Wall Mounted Pet Gate

The retractable safety barrier gate is designed to keep pets contained in specific areas by preventing them from escaping. This extra-strength gate can be installed between doorways, staircases, hallways, decks, and patios to provide added security while keeping your pets safe.

Guard Me Auto Retractable Safety Gate
Guard Me Auto Retractable Safety Gate

Guard Me is an innovative new award-winning baby gate. It fits narrow and wide openings, mounts inside and outside, and folds back automatically. The fittings are easy to install, and an installation video can be found at www.babydan.com or the instructions can be scanned using a smartphone.

Retractable Fit Mesh BabySafety Gate
Retractable Fit Mesh BabySafety Gate

The Retractable Fit Mesh Gate from Toddleroo by North States is a retractable baby gate that can be mounted on either inside or outside of a door frame, or two walls that are not directly across from each other. The space between the walls will not be a problem for this extra-wide gate, which can accommodate openings up to 55”. To open the gate, simply unlock and pull the vertical rod to stretch the mesh gate across the opening. When closing it, simply set it into its latching brackets until the green indicator appears. For everyday use, unlock the swivel latch and retract the gate fully back into its housing. To move it entirely out of the way, simply release the entire gate from its mounting brackets for easy portability.

Diamond Mesh Safety Gate
Diamond Mesh Safety Gate

The Toddleroo by North States® Diamond Mesh Gate makes playtime safer in the blink of an eye. Right out of the box, it can be installed in seconds and no tools are needed. The sturdy frame surrounds rigid diamond mesh panels that adjust to fit openings 26.5 to 42 inches wide and 23 inches high. Proudly made in the USA.

Huxley Wooden Free Standing Pet Gate
Huxley Wooden Free Standing Pet Gate

This pet gate can help you contain your furry friend in one room and keep them from destroying furniture or knocking things over while you're away. The four panels with hinges fold up easily for storage when not in use, and two support legs allow the gate to stand freely without damaging your walls. Plus, neutral colors mean it won't clash with your decor!

Griffen Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Griffen Wall Mounted Pet Gate

The versatile pet gate, constructed of all steel, is a chew-proof way to protect your home and pet. The sturdy walk-through door makes passing through the gate easy and convenient, and the convenient retractable door bolt allows you to customize the size of the opening for customized protection.

Jenner 3 Panel 36 Inch Freestanding Foldable Pet Gate,wooden Free Standing Pet Gate For Dogs
Jenner 3 Panel 36 Inch Freestanding Foldable Pet Gate,wooden Free Standing Pet Gate For Dogs

The Freestanding Foldable Wooden Pet Gate is a versatile option for corralling and keeping your new puppy or kitten from exploring too much of the house. The piece features an accordion-like hinged design that lets you fold it to fit nearly any doorway or hallway. The pet gate is made from tough wood with durable metal hinges. The included support feet add stability to the dog door while protecting your floor from scratches. Wide slats provide a secure barrier without your pet feeling like they're completely cut off from the home.

Renn Free Standing Pet Gate
Renn Free Standing Pet Gate

The Freestanding Pet Gate by Deco 79 is a three-panel folding gate that keeps your pet away from areas of the home. This freestanding piece features two support legs that keep it sturdy. The neutral finish and open slats enable this versatile design to blend seamlessly with your existing decor.

Garden Mesh Gate Fence Door Wall Safety Privacy Border
Garden Mesh Gate Fence Door Wall Safety Privacy Border

The modern garden gate is a practical barrier that separates the outside world from your own garden. It is manufactured from steel which goes through heating, bending, and shaping to the desired shape. This gate comes with a bolt hinge for quick lock and mounting posts for easy installation. There are three matching keys enabling the gate to be locked well. The modern garden gate combines strength, stability, and corrosion resistance!

30" Tall Adjustable Auto Close Safety Gate with 3 Panels
30" Tall Adjustable Auto Close Safety Gate with 3 Panels

30" Tall Auto Close Safety Gate. This safety gate is designed for wide spaces, angled openings, hallways, doorways, the bottom of stairs or barriers, backyards and indoor areas. The gate can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. It is constructed from high-quality steel and ABS. With a new ergonomic design and a dual-lock technique for the handle, as well as a dual-action design to help pressurize the gate, this safety gate allows for one-hand operation which can free your hands when you are holding the little one. Great for home use and travel!

Aluminum Deck Gate Kit
Aluminum Deck Gate Kit

The Deckorators Aluminum Deck Gate is a great way to keep your children and pets contained on your deck or porch. The opening of the gate should not exceed 48 inches. You attach the gate to existing rail posts using the hinge and latch posts provided in the kit. The round balusters are also included with this kit. The finish is smooth satin powder-coat in black, white, or brown.

Rocky Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Rocky Wall Mounted Pet Gate

Tucker Murphy® Pet Rocky Expandable Wall Mounted Pet Gate is suitable for openings from 35.4" to 87". It can be extended infinitely with extensions (sold separately). The gate was tested by an independent lab to ensure maximum strength and safety for your pet.

Free Standing Pet Gate
Free Standing Pet Gate

The PetZoom Pet Gate can be used to confine your dog or puppy while you are away from home. The gate features four panels, two of which fold out into a wide "Z" shape for use in front of doorways, entryways, hallways and staircases. The gate is free standing and folds down flat when not in use. Constructed from a durable MDF board and finished with a rich espresso finish, the gate will complement any decor while keeping your pet safe and secure.

Wooden Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Wooden Wall Mounted Pet Gate

These handmade baby/pet gates are available for customization. Hardware is not included. The gates can be painted, stained or left unfinished.

Multidan Extending Safety Gate
Multidan Extending Safety Gate

The Multidan Extending Wooden Baby Gate provides safety while allowing easy access to stairways and other areas.

Safety Gate
Safety Gate

SummerWood’s birch-stained baby gate for banisters and stairways is an attractive security barrier for your child. The classic gray accents and added safety features make this gate perfect for banisters in the family room or living room, as well as stairway railings in hallways or bedrooms. This 33” tall baby gate opens easily with one hand, allowing you to use both hands to carry a bag of groceries or a toddler. A directional doorstop adds extra protection at the bottom of stairs, keeping your child from falling down the stairs when you open the top half of the gate. With SummerWood’s patented mounting system, you can install this baby gate in seconds without any tools!

Pet Gate
Pet Gate

This folding pet gate is lightweight, easy to move and store, and convenient for indoor use. It also comes with a modern look that adds character to any room. Its functionality makes it a great option for pet owners who wish to limit access to certain areas of their home. The gate can be easily set up without the use of tools or installation.

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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