We’ve all seen videos on America’s Funniest Home Videos of idiots falling off ladders. This is a national pastime. But unfortunately these falls can be eliminated completely with the right gear. So don’t be the next Youtube sensation falling into arose bush, check out our pick for the most durable step ladder on the marker: The Little Giant Adjustable Step Ladder.
Little Giant has made a name for itself in making pro-level ladders available to the general public. This lightweight ladder system can reach between 6 and 10 feet up and can even be used on uneven surfaces or stairs. It includes a really well thought out workstation at the top with hand rails to make sure you are secure while you are at the top step. The steps themselves are thicker than usual step ladders, allowing your feet to have a wider surface area to grip. But the real magic here is the 300 pound Type IA aluminum that the ladder is constructed from. This makes for an incredibly sturdy and durable ladder. Both ends of the ladder are adjustable so you can easily set this up in almost any scenario.
On Amazon this ladder is one of their most highly reviewed units, with 219 reviews and a solid 4.5 star rating. It is our pick for the best and most “buy it for life” BIFL step ladder available.
Little Giant Ladders, Velocity, M13, 13 Ft, Multi-Position Ladder, Aluminum, Type 1A, 300 lbs Weight Rating, (15413-001)
- Dimensions - Max A-frame height: 5'1'' | Max Extension Height: 11' | Max scaffolding height: 3' | Max workbench height: 3' | Min A-frame Height: 3'1'' | Min Extension Height: 7' | Storage Depth: 8" | Storage height: 3'7" | Width at base: 24" | Weight: 25 lbs
- The Velocity also includes several innovative new features such as the dual-pin hinge and the easy-to-use rock, locks for quick adjustment
- The Velocity can be used in many unique configurations as an a-frame, extension, staircase and 90-Degree ladder, and with Velocity trestle brackets (sold separately) to form a trestle-and-plank scaffolding system
- The Velocity's wide-flared legs and aerospace-grade aluminum construction provide an unmatched feeling of safety and stability
- Weight capacity: 300-lbs