Very nice and sturdy replacement for fold down crates. Missing part was quickly replaced. Would've preferred the latches that are on collapsible crates.
So I will say that I love this crate, it is much stronger than a regular wire crate and there are no sharp wire ends for my boy to scrape his nose on, the holes in the sides are smaller as well which means he is less able to grab onto things outside the crate. Out of the box the metal sides seamed a little flimsy but once bolted together the finished product is quite sturdy. Set up is difficult and I did need the help of another person and while some tools are provided it was much easier when I went and got a real wrench from my tool box. The one thing I was unhappy with is that some of the edges/corners on the top of the crate arrived bent out of place and had I not have had the tools to bend them back it would have made it impossible to set it up and bolt together as a result of the damage. I know I could have probably called customer service and returned it for an undamaged one but needed the crate for the next day so opted to fix it myself instead. All in all I love the crate and my dog even loves the crate so I am happy, though would maybe recommend adding some extra padding for shipping.
Impact Hybrid Dog Crate
My almost 1 year old rescue (coon hound, maybe walker) is a tall, slender and lean gal, that one day decided she didnt want to be crated while we were away. She was HOUDINI, no joke. She broke bars on a regular crate, and managed to slide out the pan, and one day, the crate was standing upright. She was clever and determined. It was very stressful because she began to destroy things when she escaped, not to mention minor injuries (brush burns). For her safety and our sanity, I stumbled across High Impact Dog Crates. I did some research, read reviews, and searched Amazon for something comparable and less expensive. I didn't have much luck on Amazon, so I committed to the Hybrid Impact Dog Crate. To our amazement, this crate works. She has not escaped! Nor has she tore her bedding apart. We were shocked. This by far has been the best investment for us! I highly recommend!!!
Best crate I have ever purchased.