The 6 Best Outdoor Safety Gates

Updated March 30, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

6 Best Outdoor Safety Gates
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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. One of the most challenging parts of child-proofing a home is the outdoor spaces that may not be safe for little ones. These safety gates are specially designed to weather the elements and to let you go wherever you want while preventing your child from getting into trouble. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best outdoor safety gate on Amazon.

6. Gaterol Active Lite

The Gaterol Active Lite is available in black and white for a classic look, or bright pink and blue if your prefer to brighten up your outdoor space. At 36 inches tall, it is difficult for a little one to try to climb or look over.
  • stays in place when kids shake it
  • loud when opening and closing
  • tough to expand and retract
Brand Gaterol
Model pending
Weight 3.1 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Summer Infant Walk-Thru

The Summer Infant Walk-Thru simply needs to be pressure-mounted to an entryway, meaning you don't need to be a professional handyman to set it up. If you take pride in your landscaping then you'll appreciate the decorative panels.
  • backed by a one-year warranty
  • won't harm your walls
  • only swings in one direction
Brand Summer-Infant
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. North States 4934

The North States 4934 can adjust to openings that are 72 inches wide, so it can quarantine your little one in large outdoor spaces that don't have doorways. It is not specifically designed for outside use, but many users report it lasting a long time when used outdoors.
  • attractive arched design
  • door opens on the left and right
  • you may trip on the floor bar
Brand Supergate
Model 4934
Weight 21 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Cardinal Gates SS-30OD

The Cardinal Gates SS-30OD will blend into your wooden deck or stairway nicely and resists rust, so you can leave it out in the rain. With bend-resistant aluminum bars and durable stainless steel hardware, this gate can withstand years of use.
  • simple one-handed opening mechanism
  • can be mounted at a 30-degree angle
  • fits 42- to 53-inch openings
Brand Cardinal Gates
Model SS-30OD
Weight 8.4 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. Little Llama Retractable

Child-proofing a home isn't budget-friendly, but at least the Little Llama Retractable is. Its white color won't detract from your decor, and its unique turn-dial lock is easy for grownups to open but difficult for children to tamper with.
  • stands up well to a pet's scratching
  • includes mounting hardware
  • mesh is partially transparent
Brand Little Llama
Model Gate1-White
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Stair Barrier Bannister-to-Bannister

Possibly one of the safest gates for curious children, the Stair Barrier Bannister-to-Bannister doesn't have any wiring or bars for a child to stick their hands through and get stuck in. In fact, it is soft, so if a child pushes it over, it won't cause much damage.
  • made from a tear-resistant fabric
  • easy to set up and take down
  • rolls up for compact storage
Brand The Stair Barrier
Model BBIO-1015
Weight 3.7 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 30, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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