Flexible. Light. Cool.
If scaling life’s ladder seems sufficiently precarious, the Telesteps aluminum model is a safe and flexible bet for less onerous household climbs.
Weighing 23 pounds and measuring 30 inches when closed, the ladder can be stored and moved easily, and it expands in one-foot increments to a full length of 12 1/2 feet.
Reinforced with aluminum rings, Telesteps has a duty rating of 225 pounds and meets all ANSI type II and OSHA requirements. It sells for $229 at internetfloors.com.
-- Andrew Myers