This is an important clarification! I bought the OEM barrier, put my then-12-year-old Lab back there while I went into a store (windows down, parked in shade in early Spring, btw), and when I came out, he was sitting in the front seat lookin' at me like, "what?" For a size reference, see attached picture.I'm not a dog owner, but there are various threads about this. There's a Subaru "compartment separator," but from what I've read here, it's only good for big dogs. Here are a couple of links:
Phew! That's a good-sized puppy you've got there! If he can get through the gap, it must be bigger than I thought....For a size reference, see attached picture.
There are significant gaps on the sides to allow for proper activation of the side curtain airbags...
That looks like a really nice barrier, but are you not concerned about side curtain airbags not fully deploying in an accident? Perhaps I'm being overly cautious, but I just couldn't accept that.
It's a really good question and I did think about it. I'm not near my car right now, but when looking at it in the past, it seemed like the panels that would pop off for the curtain airbags weren't being touched by the barrier.That looks like a really nice barrier, but are you not concerned about side curtain airbags not fully deploying in an accident? Perhaps I'm being overly cautious, but I just couldn't accept that.
Thanks for the update and I hadn't actually seen their marketing around it not interfering with the airbags. That makes me feel a lot better.Don't want to steal this thread, but this seems to be the best place for this post.
The more I look at that Travall barrier, the more interesting it looks. Not for a dog, since I don’t have one, but just for some extra protection from loose stuff if I ever needed it. Alas, I can’t really justify spending $200 for something I might not use at this point. I was looking for some posts with pictures of the installed product and (re)discovered that they are in the links in my first post in this thread. DOH! Forgot about that.
As far as airbag deployment goes, the company says that their barriers are specifically designed not to interfere with any airbag deployment. They have a Youtube marketing video stating this at:
I guess it still comes down to whether or not you trust their claims. Since they have a barrier designed for SJ Foresters, I suspect they are "probably" correct.
I'm not trying to push this product as I have no experience with it. It just looks like a potentially useful thing.