BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen Review
The BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen is a heavy-duty pet playpen that can be used indoors and outdoors to protect your pets and keep them within an enclosed area. At 40” high, it provides ample height protection from active dogs, and the sturdy material keeps pets well-within the boundaries you want them to stay within, even for larger dogs.
The pen fold down flat for stress-free storage and portability, making it easy to use anywhere you tak
e your pets. The BestPet Playpen is simple to put together in different variations based on your pets’ needs, and you can connect additional pens together to create rectangular or octagonal shapes to adjust to any area you need to fit the playpen in.
Constructed of rust-resistant galvanized steel and colored black, the BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen features 40” high and 31” wide panels and comes with eight panels to configure to your space needs. The pen features one gate for easy access in and out of the playpen for both you and your pet.
First and foremost, this playpen gets the job done. If you’re looking for a sturdy playpen that will keep your dogs contained in a designated area, this does exactly that, and does it well. Whether your dog is small or large, the sturdy structure of this playpen will keep them within the playpen.
Even dog-owners with larger breeds noted that this product did a great job of keeping their dog contained, both indoors and outdoors. The height also makes it difficult for even the most high-jumping dogs to clear the top of the pen, so you can rest assured that your dog will stay where you want it to.
Set Up and Break Down
The setup and breakdown for this playpen is very simple and easy, making it a breeze to use it as a portable playpen wherever you take your dogs. No tools are needed to set this up, so assembly is not an issue. Since the playpen collapses, it’s also easy to store in small spaces when not in use.
The BestPet Playpen is flexibility in its setup, and can be configured in a way that fits within the space you have. The eight panels can be all used to create a variety of shapes to fit the space you have to work with, or you can use fewer of the panels to block off an area or create a smaller space for smaller dogs that don’t need as much space.
This makes it easy and effective as a playpen for all different types of pets and spaces. Additionally, if you do need more space for multiple pets or larger areas, you can purchase multiple units and add them together to create a larger playpen.
Indoor and Outdoor Use
The hinges on the frame of the playpen are made to anchor into the ground, which makes it an easy option for outdoor use as well as indoor use. The sturdy material ensures the playpen stands strong indoors, even with active pets that may jump around on the panels.
When outdoors, you can use the stakes on the hinges to anchor the playpen firmly to the ground and ensure that the pen doesn’t move around with dogs playing in it.
Compared to others on the market, the BestPet Playpen is affordable and a great-quality product for the money. It is a sturdy product that gets the job done in keeping pets within designated areas, and is well-worth the money if you’re on the market for an affordable pet playpen.
Weighing in at over 50 pounds, the BestPet Playpen can be heavy for some people to make this a super portable option. Given the sturdiness of the product and based on the fact that it’s made of steel, it’s understandable that the pen will be a bit on the heavy side.
So while it does get the job done, it’s not an easy playpen to carry around everywhere and transport frequently, unlike other lighter-weight options on the market.
Some people have complained about the size of the door, although most people should have no problem going in and out through the gate. The door isn’t extremely large, presumably to keep pets from trying to make a run for the door while people are going in and out of the pen, which may make it difficult for some people to move in and out of the pen with ease.
This is a personal preference and something you’ll have to test out to see what works for you.
Because of the composition of the material of this playpen, many people have complained about the easy rusting on the product. While it is intended for both indoor and outdoor use, it is probably best not to leave it outdoors for extended periods of time given the rust factor.
The rust not only creates an unattractive look, it also causes the hinges to become more difficult to work with to open and close the door or break down and set up down the line.
The BestPet Playpen may cause scratches on indoor floors, depending on the type of flooring you have and how active your pets are. Of course, those with rambunctious pets who cause extensive movement of the metal will be more prone to having scratched floors.
However, this is an easy fix – you can easily put a cheap rubber mat underneath the pen to prevent this from happening.
The gaps created in between each piece on the metal frame can cause a dangerous situation for certain dogs if not monitored carefully. Those with dogs who try to climb up the pen or “dig” through the bottom of the pen have complained of their dogs’ paws getting stuck in the gaps of the metal frame.
While this is an issue that very much depends on the activity of the dog, it’s something to be aware of to ensure this doesn’t cause harm to your pet.
No Color Options
A minor drawback, but this product only comes in black, so you have no choice in what the look of the playpen is. Black is what you get.
The BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen is a good option for those looking for an affordable pet playpen that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It gets the job done in keeping pets within designated areas, and the flexibility it provides for different configurations makes it easy to use in a variety of settings.
While there are a few drawbacks and a few watch-outs to look for to ensure your pet stays safe, the playpen is a functional product and a good buy for the money.
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