We’ve seen a ton of ladders on the market recently, from little giants to finger-crunching foldable kinds, but the telescoping ladder caught our eye as a great improvement over the folding ladders most folks keep in and around the house.
The ladder works just like an old-fashioned telescope, with each rung scoping out and locking in place after it’s extended. They come in lengths from 10′ to 12-1/2′ and can support up to 225 pounds — not great if you’re stout of build, but still very serviceable around the house. One con we can see right off is that you have to unlock each rung when putting it away, but we think the small footprint and fold-down might make up for it.
What do you think? Is the time of the telescoping ladder upon us, or are more conventional, less expensive methods still around for a reason? Let us know in comments.
Street pricing starts at around $130.