Ladders are formed by two parallel frames joined by intermittent rungs for climbing up or down. Ladders are either rigid type or rope type ladders. Generally rope type ladders are hung from the rooftops and rigid ladders are supported with walls. The ladder is a common tool, which is found everywhere in the houses, offices, and at outdoor works. Portability is the main problem with ladders due to their fixed structure. The ladders should be versatile in use, durable, flexible, and easy to assemble. Here is list of some easily foldable, portable, and collapsible ladders.
1. Telescoping Ladder
These ladders are named as Telescopic Ladders because of their cylindrical telescopic structure. This ladder can be expanded or collapsed to a suitable height and locked for security. You can retract them to a very small size and can carry by hand or can place it in the boot of your car. It is a very robust ladder and can carry loads up to 1000 Kg. It is ergonomically designed for easy adjustment with smooth operation and an integrated handle bar for easy handling. It consists of non-slip end caps to avoid skidding and no-pinch closure system for easy locking after adjusting the height. It costs very less when compared to its versatile usage and are ANSI/OSHA rated.
2. Collapsible ladder is portable enough to be carried just anywhere
This collapsible ladder is designed by Itay Laniado, an Israeli designer. It is made of wood and there are no metal parts in its structure. It can be dismantled easily and carried by an integrated strong nylon strap. The strap is passed through the holes of the two parallel main frames and forms two steps after tightening with a ratchet for reducing the weight. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
3. Compact Folding Ladder for Home Use
These compact folding ladders are good for household purposes and they are completely foldable to a mere size of 3.5″ x 4.5″. They are light in weight and are made by aluminum alloy. You can keep it in any corner of your room as they look like a rod after disassembling.
4. Foldable ladder for inflatable boat
An inflatable boat is a boat made of flexible tubes containing pressurized gas. These foldable ladders for inflatable boat are designed to facilitate an easy entry and exit from an inflatable boat or RIB (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat). The main ladder is in two parts and is attached to its frame which is supported by the inflatable boat. Inner part is attached to the frame, while, the other is dangling in the air to avoid the contact with the inflatable tubes for avoiding bursting. Assembling and disassembling is very easy.
5. Handy collapsible ladder is skid-resistant
This is a miniature model of collapsible telescoping ladder and can be extendable up to 12.5′ and collapsible to a mere size of 2.5′. It is robust in nature, made from aluminum alloy, and is very less in weight (below 25 lb). Its auto locking system is provided by spring loaded stainless steel bolts, which are attached to the rungs. The skid resistance is provided by the molded conical feet and bumpers. The Rungs are in round shape and are specially designed for easy climbing.
6. Folding Ladder
These are designed particularly for marine purpose. These are multipurpose ladders and are useful for swimming, diving, going to another floors, etc. They can be mounted permanently and folded as one of the boat equipment. These are available in different sizes and designs. The frame is tube shaped and made up of aluminum alloy and the rungs are of non-slippery design.
7. Loft Folding Ladders MidMade LUX
These are designed for lofts and are luxurious in design. They are made either by aluminum alloy are wood. They are designed to match the ceiling structure and are easily foldable and hide behind the ceiling when not in use.
8. Collapsible Ladder
These are prominently required while repairing a gutter or roof. These are also foldable to very small sizes and come with security latches for safety concern. These are suitable for domestic or indoor usage.
9. Aluminum folding ladder
They are made up of aluminum alloy and are less in weight without any compromise on the durability. It can be used for any type of work. It can be used inside a house and is easily foldable and portable.
10. Attic folding ladders
These are designed for lofts or attics and are made by timber or aluminum alloy. The timber attic ladders create a safety feeling and maneuver softly even though they are heavy. Aluminum ladders are strong and light in weight but are disliked by some people due to the fear factor for safety.