The Xtend & Climb telescoping ladder compacts and stores in a bag that is a very manageable 30 inches (76 cm) by 19 inches (48 cm) by 3 inches (7.5 cm) and 25 pounds (11.3 kg) then miraculously transforms to a stable 12.5 feet (3.8 metre) ladder with a duty rating of 225 pounds (100 kilograms). Because Xtend & Climb opens and locks by the foot, you only need to open as many steps as you need. This makes the ladder ideal for inside work or outside work under the eaves. A traditional extension ladder is always going to be at least 8 feet long, making inside work difficult. Traditional extension ladders also frequently need to extend past the work height for the locking mechanism to work properly. The Xtend & Climb ladder locks into place at exactly the height it needs to reach and can be opened from the top or bottom.
Source: xtendandclimb.co.ukAdded: 30 June 2006