The Stair Barrier Banister to Banister | Multiple Fabric Options

As low as $179.99

The official home of The Stair Barrier, our unique stair gates for banisters were invented by the co-founder of The Better Options Company. 

Our baby and pet gates are hand-crafted in the USA, rigorously safety-tested, and designed to complement your home’s décor. Please see details below to determine what size Stair Barrier you need.

The Stair Barrier Banister to Banister Installation Manual - View

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PLEASE confirm your width before purchasing:

The Stair Barriers' gates for banisters measure 32" high. For widths smaller than 36" or over 52" we offer made-to-order custom gates. Click here if you need a solution for staircases with walls on both sides (Wall to Wall.)

Instructions on measuring to determine gate size are available here.


  • Requires no drilling for installation
  • Rolls neatly to one side for stair access and requires unbuckling of 3 dual-sided release buckles on one side
  • Can be installed on an angle
  • Does not require two flat surfaces for installation
  • Lightweight and portable for play dates and travel
  • Adaptable to volute/curved banisters and all banister shapes
  • Available in outdoor black canvas (see outdoor fabrics)


SAFETY IS OUR 1ST PRIORITY! Internal plastic struts and heavy-duty webbing prevent our gates from being pulled down or lifted up. Stair Barriers are rigorously tested and meet the General and Performance Requirements of ASTM F1004, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures.

EASY TO INSTALL! Banister to Banister gates install in minutes without tools and includes an easy to understand installation manual.

SIMPLE TO USE! There’s no trick to opening the gate and no bar at the bottom to trip over when the gate is open. To open, unbuckle three dual-release buckles on one side and roll the gate neatly to the other side. 

MULTIPLE INSTALL METHODS! Stair Barriers be installed on an angle and do not require two flat surfaces for installation. Our unique straps and buckle system enable our gates to be adaptable to volute/curved banisters and all banister shapes. To get the tightest fit across your stairs, attach the buckles to banisters, spindles, multiple spindles or a combination of both.  

VERSTAILE USE! Useful as a safety gate, baby and toddler gate, pet gate (both large and small dogs), or both! Whether you have a curious toddler or a playful puppy, The Stair Barrier keeps them safe. With a Stair Barrier installed, they can’t go up or down the stairs or hurt themselves trying.

SAFE & STYLISH! Constructed with Class 1 upholstery grade fabrics, Stair Barriers are handcrafted in the USA and designed to strike the perfect balance between stylish elegance and functional safety.