Kurgo Backseat Barrier
Not worth the time or money
This contraption does not come with any install instructions. I did manage to put it up in my small four door car….but my large dog was able to jump over and crawl under to get into the front seat.
Once it is in place it is not easy to take down so if you want to transport people….they need to wait for it to be taken down or sit in the back partitioned off from the from sit. Not very practical
Finally in order to keep the barrier from sagging you need to pull tight on the elastic straps….in the Texas heat the elastic breaks down and fails. The stress on the straps causes the steams to burst. In either case the the barrier is no longer effective.
March 29, 2011
Good for smaller dogs
I have a 14 pound peke-a-poo and a 40 pound brittany spaniel. It works wonders for the smaller one, but not for medium and larger dogs. I have an older chevy lumina and I DO NOT want the brittany in the front seat due to his shedding. However, if I step away from the car, he will jump in the front seat over the barrier. I am afraid he is going to break it. I am so sick of him doing it too, especially when there are 2 people in the front seat. Overall it works while driving with a medium dog, but not if you were to run into a store!
March 22, 2010
I bought this three months ago to keep my 40 pound cattle dog and two 20 pound mutts in the back of my new Hyundai Santa Fe. No problems installing in, but my intended use of this product was with the seats in the back folded down. This does allow my pets to jump over it into the front seat if they want, although they mostly learned to stay in the back. During a 3,000 mile road trip over the Holidays, it mostly worked pretty well. Pros: easy to put up and doesn't obstruct your view like a floor to ceiling barrier would. Cons: in the configuration I used it for, my dogs were easily able to jump over it. Also, after three months of use, the metal stay that holds it upright broke through the fabric, so it is now a hazard and I have to throw it away. I will probably replace it with a tubular barrier.
Overall, it did the trick, but I think it should have lasted longer. If you are going to use it with your backseats in place (i.e. NOT folded down like I do) it will probably work just fine.
January 18, 2010
The product is easy to install. I would not recommend it if your seats have a sealed bottom, yhere is no where to connect the bottom straps. Also, the barrier blocks the rear a/c vents and blocks use of pockets on the back of the seats. It is hard to keep tightened because our seats are adjustable and are not always set at the same position. The barrier does work wonderfully as far as keeping my dogs from jumping into the front seat. I have a Q7 and would not recommend this product for this vehicle.
September 3, 2009