Rated 4 out of 5Â by Headspin An ingenious design.
Due to the terrible weather recently, I haven't yet had a chance to use this ladder in a realistic situation, therefore my review is very limited in its scope. (90% of the user instruction leaflet is about safety in use, and why not to use it in unsuitable conditions!)
I have, however, opened it out into each of the various configurations possible, and am very impressed with its ingenuity and versatility. It is easy to operate and doesn't take long to get the hang of doing this.
Before buying, the one thing I was a little worried about was whether the hinges had a really reliable locking system, as this is rather essential! I was relieved to find that my worries were unfounded. Once opened up to either the step-ladder or long straight ladder configuration, the automatic locks on the hinges spring into place very securely, giving one full confidence that it will not either spread or bend in the middle, respectively. Also, a very deliberate act on the user's part is necessary to unlock each hinge - it could not happen accidentally, in my opinion.
As many others have commented, it is also very robustly built, not flimsy and wobbly like my previous aluminium step-ladder. Yes, this does make it heavier than some, but I would rather cope with the weight than have an unsteady ladder.
Finally, its ingenious design which combines both folding and sliding actions does make it amazingly compact for storage and transportation. I'm looking forward to using it when the weather improves!
3 Feb 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Slackman Great Ladder
I picked up this ladder in the December sale at a great price. I've now used it for several days of work doing various jobs as a small step ladder, a large step ladder and an extension ladder. I've also used it at uneven height on steps and it has performed great, it's so solid !!!!!
Numerous reviewers have mentioned that it is heavy and... yes, it is BUT if it were lighter, I feel sure that I would be reporting that it's flimsy and bends when you're on it. I'm amazed at the strength that it appears to have, which gives you a great feeling of safety.
It's also very wide at the top & bottom which makes it very stable and height adjustment is very positive.
It fits easily in a car, which makes transporting a doddle without messing about with roof racks :o)
All in all, a very good product, if you need a ladder that can do various operations then get out your wallet and buy this one !!! you won't regret it !!!
14 Jan 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by watashi Clever design & very versatile
The way the ladder can be adjusted for height is very clever, and it makes getting into my loft very easy indeed!
Better still, both sides of the ladder can be adjusted separately so it can be used on stairs.
17 Dec 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Brummy1 Bulky
Good height, flexible but rather bulky to move around and too wide for most stairs usage.l
16 Dec 2015