Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate review

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
User rating
£32.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

This good-looking safety gate uses non-drilled wall plugs and features a very handy auto locking system to keep your toddler even safer
Ease of fitting
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease of use
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Pros: Adjustable temporary fixtures, automatic close feature, fairly straightforward to set up
Cons: Can be stiff to open when affixed to wall too tightly
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If you want to curtail your toddler’s roaming but keep your walls hole-free, then the Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate should make the top of your shopping list. With a patented auto-close locking system, this safety gate actually closes itself, even if left a open just a fraction.

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The Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate can be customised to suit almost any size stair or doorway, and even works in Nana’s 100-year-old house. As a barrier – for preventing my toddler Arielle from getting to the death-trap spiral staircase and the world’s most evil-tempered cat – this safety gate is sturdy and can take quite a lot of pushing and shoving.

The patented automatic shut and lock function is also great for forgetful people, ahem! And the other big selling point of the Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate is that a reversible cam enables it to open either way, which is especially useful when it’s used in doorways.

The Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate comes in three widths (standard, narrow, extra narrow), plus there are extensions supplied for larger openings. If you’ve got a staircase with newel posts, ‘Y’ spindles are available to help you fit the gate around them.

What we love

The Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate doesn’t involve any drilling into Nana’s wall, which is a relief, as it’s already falling down. It also means it’s ideal for families that are renting. Each hand wheel turns a spindle with a wall cup on the end until the correct tension is achieved. Once fitted it does seem sturdy, even on a slightly uneven staircase.

The auto-close system is really quite clever, and is useful for a busy household where there are people passing through all the time.

What to watch out for

I would probably find any safety gate slightly problematic to assemble and this is certainly no exception. Handing over the job to a mechanically-minded individual is what I’d recommend.

The other thing to watch out for is not to be over-zealous when you screw in the wall cups, as this tends to make the gate difficult to open and close.

Who is the Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate best for?

Couples who are renting and or grandma’s house

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MadeForMums verdict

The Clippasafe Advanced Auto-Close Gate is an attractive safety gate with non-drilled wall plugs and a fab automatic locking system. Go easy when you’re screwing in those wall cups and you shouldn’t have any problem opening and closing it.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Clippasafe
Model Advanced Auto-Close Gate
Price £32.99

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions H:104cm W:75cm–82cm
Size of gap it fits 75-82

Features

Fixing mechanism Pressure pads
Made from Painted metal
Features
  • Available in standard (75-82cm), narrow (68.5-75.5cm) and extra narrow (61-67.5cm) sizes
  • Patented automatic locking system, where gate opens either way and if fitted correctly simply clicks back into place

Accessories

Optional extras 7.2cm, 14.4cm, 36cm and 79.3cm gate extensions