This was a good gate for the price. It's not permanent so you can move it to different rooms in the house pretty easily. Lightweight and made of wood so pretty durable. I liked how you can see through the gate if there's a baby right on the other side you can see what they are doing still. It's also great to keep smaller dogs in a room away from things you don't want them in. Bigger dogs can jump right over the gate if wanted but not smaller dogs or puppies. Durability Made out of wood so it doesn't seem like it will break as easy as a plastic one would. Ease of Use It takes a little bit to get to the right size for different size places to put it. It can be bulky in your hands and tends to fall over some if not holding it tight while you move the bar around. The metal clasp that goes down and attaches to the other bar of wood is kind of hard at first to get on, but the more you use it the easier it gets. Safety None of my kids ever got out of the gate, but I did have 1 try and climb over the top. He would put his toes in the little squares and climb up it.