Stylish, sturdy, convertible, and decently priced, the Richell Convertible Pet Playpen is a go-to product for any dog owner seeking a high-quality safe confinement zone for their dogs. Indeed, this model is a hybrid that can effortlessly morph from dog playpen to dog gate.
The materials used by Richell to build this convertible dog playpen are mold and mildew resistant, which makes it the perfect playpen for both indoor and outdoor situations.
We’ve also reviewed a few other of the best dog playpens in a very popular article of ours. The Richell playpens are definitely amongst the top products in terms of value for money invested.
What Is a Convertible Playpen?
The whole selling point of this playpen is that it’s convertible; but what does it mean to be a convertible pet playpen? The Richell Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Pet Playpen can, within seconds, change its configuration from pet playpen to a high room divider or dog gate. There is a locked walk-through door that opens in and out when you release the pin and pull the cap.
A lot of people use it as a room divider indoors and an actual playpen outdoors, for example. It saves you from buying another product and it’s doing both jobs very well. Additionally, thanks to its great quality of manufacturing, you don’t even have to worry about dogs making the panels fall or collapse. Each panel is heavy, and the interlock system makes sure they remain tightly secured together.
Add Panels To Enlarge The Area
When you’re buying the Richell Convertible Pet Playpen, you have three options:
- 4-Panel Playpen — small and low, ideal for toy breeds
- 4-Panel 36in Height — small and high, ideal for medium breeds
- 6-Panel 36in Height — spacious and high, ideal for larger breeds
Regardless of the size, you will choose, you can always use it as a playpen, a room divider, or a dog gate. Just pick the right size to prevent your dog from jumping above while you are out doing your groceries. Dog owners will appreciate the vertical direction of the panel bars preventing athletic dogs from climbing up and reaching the other side of the playpen.
The packaged weight for the 6-Panel Playpen is roughly 53 pounds or 25 kilograms; so it is indeed a heavy product.
A very good playpen for small and medium dogs, but only recommended to larger breeds if they tend to naturally stay calm. An agitated big dog could manage to knock a panel down if it’s set up as a room divider. The fact that you cannot attach it to the ground makes it a little less safe for outdoor use.
The door locking system is very simple to use but some dog owners reported that their dogs managed to outsmart Richell, and opened it. Are these dogs geniuses or is the locking system too easily accessible for dogs? These reports are somewhat anecdotal and not regular occurrences.
Verdict on the Richell Convertible Pet Playpen
A functional and very stylish sturdy convertible playpen and dog gate in the same product. It comes with a high price directly resulting from the quality of manufacturing and the very smart design features such as the vertical bars making sure dogs can’t climb out. Because of its versatility, the Richell Convertible Pet Playpen allows you to utilize it as a confinement zone as well as a room divider.