13 best ladders and stepladders

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

When you need to drill a hole high on a wall, replace a chandelier, or stretch a French ceiling, you need a height access device. Moving the table behind you is inconvenient and takes a long time. Therefore, ladders and ladders have been developed that are much lighter than improvised pieces of furniture, are maneuverable and allow you to climb to great heights. When choosing a device, you need to pay attention to their weight, length and form of installation, which is selected taking into account the place of operation and user parameters. We have prepared a rating of the best ladders and stepladders based on reviews and product characteristics. This will narrow down your search for inventory for specific tasks and make your selection easier.

Rating of the best ladders and stepladders

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best ladders 1 Eyfel Pro-Tect 1×7 216 cm RUB 4,945
2 Krause 126368 175 cm 6 270 RUB
3 Shtok 20007 200 cm RUB 11,500
4 ALUMET AM709 187 cm RUB 3,236
5 Krause 126535 105 cm RUB 7,787
6 Nika SM5 107 cm 5 732 RUB
Best sliding ladders 1 ALUMET 9312 866 cm RUB 10,880
2 Krause 013422 645 cm RUB 9,150
3 ALUMET 5209 420 cm RUB 3,561
4 Centaure 223207 340 cm RUB 2,898
Best articulated ladders 1 ALUMET T209 514 cm RUB 6,207
2 Krause 123534 360 cm 11 250 rub.
Best Telescopic Ladders 1 Shtok 20002 260 cm RUB 6,410

The best ladders

Stepladders are two-piece spaced structures. Steps can be on only one side, or on both at once. The step ladder is practical in that it does not need a vertical support for a secure installation – it has enough of its own four points to stand firmly on the floor and support the user's weight. There are stepladders with a horizontal platform at the top, which improves the convenience of the master for a long time. Here is a ranking of the best views for renovation, work and gardening.

Eyfel Pro-Tect 1×7 216 cm

Rating: 4.8

Eyfel Pro-Tect 1x7 216 cm

In the first place in the rating is a one-sided stepladder with seven crossbars. The total height is 2160 mm. The design is notable for the fact that it is made of fiberglass – plastic reinforced with fiberglass. This made it possible to reduce the weight of the ladder to 10.5 kg, as well as maintain high strength. It can withstand a user weighing up to 150 kg. To prevent the parting sides from moving apart, there are two folding metal strips, which are screwed to the body. This holds the structure much more securely than belts, which is what the masters like in the reviews. To maintain integrity under load, the ladder has four struts on the reciprocal side.

Our experts added the ladder to the rating because of its 216 cm length. This is the highest in the category. Such a rafter system is suitable for work even with ceilings of 4 m. Another step-ladder completely does not allow electricity to pass through and is optimal for installation on a metal base, which may be energized.

Advantages

  • there are small niches for self-tapping screws in a plastic casing;
  • does not slip on tiles;
  • dielectric structure will not allow the voltage to pass to the output to the ground;
  • so that the sides do not part, folding metal strips are provided.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • no horizontal platform;
  • difficult to transport this length;
  • weighs 10.5 kg.

Krause 126368 175 cm

Rating: 4.7

Krause 126368 175 cm

The second place in the rating is taken by a ladder from a German manufacturer. The model has eight steps and a tool tray. The latter has: small side slots and places for screwdrivers and keys, one large hole for installing a punch or screwdriver, as well as a hook for hooking a bucket. Pliers and other small things will fit inside the ladder tray. The working height is 175 cm, which allows, with an operator's height of 1.8 m, to work with raised arms at a height of almost 4 m.To prevent the legs from slipping when climbing, the steps are equipped with embossed protrusions, which customers like in reviews.

We ranked the ladder as one of the best thanks to the wide step at the top. Standing on it, the operator rests his knees on the horizontal bar, which provides a convenient position. In this position, you can work for a long time without discomfort. The ladder also has wide intermediate steps (80 mm), which help the user to quickly climb. The end of each lintel is covered with a plastic cap that protects others and furniture from damage to protruding parts.

Advantages

  • three anti-slip strips on the shelf;
  • rubber stops on the racks;
  • spacious tool tray;
  • reliable engagement of the ladder shelf with the lintel.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • only two jumpers on the counter part;
  • dimensions 252x54x11 cm are difficult to carry in a confined space.

Shtok 20007 200 cm

Rating: 4.6

Shtok 20007 200 cm

The third place in the rating was taken by a ladder from a Russian manufacturer, manufactured in China. This is a factory model made of aluminum. The maximum operator and tool weight is allowed up to 150 kg. Owners in the reviews like that the ladder has wide horizontal strips that increase the support area. The structure consists of racks included one in one. There are seven sections in total. During production, tests were carried out to test the ladder, which withstood 10,000 opening and folding cycles.

The stepladder is included in the rating by our experts due to its compactness during storage and transportation. When folded, it has a height of 0.68 m, which is achieved by short telescopic legs. When unfolded, the step-ladder extends up to 100 cm, which makes it easy to work with outstretched arms, at a height of up to 3 m.This is the best option for frequent transportation in a car of a repair team or for storing inventory in an apartment, in a closet.

Advantages

  • quick disassembly;
  • telescopic ladder design;
  • working height 3 m;
  • folded 0.68 m.

disadvantages

  • step ladder weight 10 kg;
  • the width of the steps is only 35 mm;
  • high price;
  • pinches fingers while folding.

ALUMET AM709 187 cm

Rating: 4.5

ALUMET AM709 187 cm

The fourth place in the rating belongs to the stepladder produced in Russia. The structure is made of aluminum and is reliably protected from corrosion. The profile thickness is 1 mm. The stepladder has eight wide steps and the ninth, in the form of a shelf. To prevent the operator from falling due to loss of balance, a metal arc is provided for the stop. Three horizontal bridges are responsible for the rigidity of the second parting side, preserving the integrity of the metal structure. The divergence of the legs is prevented by two straps at the bottom. Buyers in the reviews love that with a step ladder length of 187 cm and a working height of 3.9 m, its weight is 7.1 kg, which is better than other participants in this rating category.

The stepladder got into the rating of the best due to the presence of nine steps. It is convenient for users with a height of 1.6-1.7 m, and in general increases the safety during operation during climbing. The steps are 80 mm wide, allowing them to stand firmly. This model is optimal for indoor painting.

Advantages

  • the stepladder has a safety arc;
  • wide platform;
  • caps on the racks prevent slipping;
  • does not corrode.

disadvantages

  • no anti-slip coating on the shelf;
  • there is no tray for tools;
  • bulky for transportation (267×56 cm);
  • a belt keeping the legs from diverging is attached with rivets.

Krause 126535 105 cm

Rating: 4.4

Krause 126535 105 cm

The fifth place in the rating was awarded again to a ladder from a German company. This time, the product is distinguished by five steps with a special width of 100 mm, which most TOP-13 participants do not have. Users in the reviews pay attention to the ease of climbing and a stable position of the legs at any level. The height of the platform from the floor is 105 cm, which allows work to be carried out at a level of up to 3 m. When folded, the step-ladder takes 1830x480x130 mm and weighs 4.9 kg. To prevent the operator from falling, each step is embossed and the horizontal platform is trimmed with rubber strips.

Our experts liked the stepladder as a universal tray, for which it got into the rating of the best. The safety bar has a frame made of rigid steel wire. A tray from the kit is put on it, containing a drill, screwdrivers, pliers and self-tapping screws. A feature of the stepladder is the ability to dismantle the tray if it is not needed, or to install a rectangular bucket instead of it, which exactly fits the size of the frame. This is practical when cleaning windows or painting with a brush.

Advantages

  • high-strength polyformaldehyde ladder hinges;
  • lifting capacity up to 150 kg;
  • the width of each step is 10 cm;
  • capacious universal tray.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • working height of 3 m loses to other models;
  • the safety tape is riveted.

Nika SM5 107 cm 5

Rating: 4.2

 NIKA SM5 107 CM 5

A ladder from the Russian manufacturer Nika completes the rating category. The model contains four steps and a platform with a height of 107 cm. There is a safety arch for knee support. A spacious tray is mounted in it, which buyers like in reviews with the presence of two compartments for small things, five holes for pliers and screwdrivers, as well as two slots for fixing the plugs of electrical equipment. The step-ladder is made of a steel profile, therefore it weighs 6.4 kg, which is slightly more than aluminum products. But the steps in the stepladder are welded by welding, and not fixed with rivets, so the rigidity of the structure is higher.

We added the ladder to the rating due to its affordable price, which is 5-10 times cheaper than similar products. Despite the budget, the stepladder is distinguished by anti-slip pads on the platform and metal hinges, which even more expensive models do not have. This option is suitable for repairing in your apartment or harvesting from high branches in the country.

Advantages

  • the best price in the category;
  • convenient tray;
  • stable location;
  • the steps are welded to improve reliability.

disadvantages

  • weighs 6.4 kg;
  • the profile has a section of 0.8 mm;
  • corrodes over time if operated in a humid environment;
  • narrow steps – legs get tired.

Best sliding ladders

Sliding ladders have a similar design to stepladders, but differ in the ability to move one of the sides up. This is achieved through the presence of a third section or a collapsible hinge and guides that allow you to detach the side and feed it up. By design, these are the most versatile devices, since they can be used both when resting on the wall, and in self-installation. In height, they surpass the performance of stepladders. Products in this category are used for harvesting from trees or during the renovation of halls with high ceilings. They are also suitable for exterior decoration of the building.

ALUMET 9312 866 cm

Rating: 4.9

ALUMET 9312 866 cm

The first place in the category of rating of sliding stairs is taken by a product from the already familiar Russian company Alumet. The model is made of aluminum and does not corrode. The metal structure consists of three parts, each of which contains 12 jumpers. This increases the overall rigidity of the frame and the ease of use. The device can be climbed from either side, depending on the working situation. The third part of the ladder extends upward and is fixed with special hooks. To maintain integrity, the joint is provided with wide guides. Buyers in the reviews like that the jumpers are not riveted to the posts, but embedded in them. This increases the reliability and durability of the product.

The experts put the product in the rating due to the high working height of 8.66 m. This is possible due to the location of the upper bar at the level of 6.06 m. Thanks to this, the model is suitable for cleaning blind windows from the street side, even at the height of the third floor. Even at the stairs, the width between the posts is 480 mm. This figure outperforms other commodities and makes climbing easier.

Advantages

  • powerful horizontal beam;
  • two-piece lugs on racks;
  • long service life;
  • the steps are cut into the racks.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • weight 26.3 kg;
  • dimensions 353×48 cm are difficult to transport;
  • requires a lot of storage space.

Krause 013422 645 cm

Rating: 4.8

Krause 013422 645 cm

The second place in the rating is occupied by a universal model that can be transformed into a side or floor ladder. The third section can be pulled forward and provides access to a height of 7.25m. Owners in reviews love that it can be completely detached when not needed, which makes it easier to move to a new location. Withstands operator model weighing up to 150 kg. All steps are provided with projections to prevent the feet from slipping. In total, the device contains 11 lintels and one powerful horizontal beam.

Our experts liked the staircase made of a profile with a section of 1.25 mm. This increases the strength of the frame and contributes to a long service life. The third section is equipped with self-locking hooks that can be easily fixed at the desired height. Thanks to this, adjustment does not take much time, and operation is completely safe. We recommend to pay attention to this product in the rating for repairmen or advertising workers (installing posters on billboards, etc.), since the model is completely suitable for professional activities.

Advantages

  • easy height adjustment;
  • thick aluminum profile;
  • jumpers embedded in the racks;
  • self-gripping hooks.

disadvantages

  • narrow steps 28 mm;
  • weight 18 kg;
  • staircase width is 430 mm;
  • folded dimensions 3.1×0.47 m.

ALUMET 5209 420 cm

Rating: 4.7

ALUMET 5209 420 cm

The third place in the rating was awarded to a sliding ladder from a Russian company. At first glance, it looks like an ordinary stepladder with nine steps on each side. But the hinge connecting both sides can be disassembled, and then the step-ladder turns into two independent parts. One of them is superimposed on the other and is fed up. Side guides prevent sideways movement. Hooks are used below, rearranged in increments of each step. In the step-ladder configuration, the legs are not allowed to part with the limiting straps. In the sliding state, the ladder is suitable for work at heights up to 5.2 m.

The product was included in the rating as the highest quality and most convenient among household models. Unlike professional equipment, this ladder weighs 8 kg, so it is easier to move it to the place of use. The locks are cast from a special alloy, so they reliably fix the second half and prevent slipping. Despite the affordable price, there is a self-locking system.

Advantages

  • all jumpers are inserted into the posts and flared;
  • durable aluminum profile;
  • wide traverse 0.8 m;
  • anti-slip stops.

disadvantages

  • folded length 2.5 m;
  • the width of the steps is 25 mm, from which the legs quickly get tired.

Centaure 223207 340 cm

Rating: 4.6

Centaure 223207 340 cm

The product from a French company closes this rating category. Despite the overseas production, the goods are sold at an affordable price. The staircase consists of two parts with 7 steps each. When used as a stepladder, the working height is 3 m, and if you push the device upwards, the indicator will be 4.4 m.At the same time, the aluminum ladder weighs no more than 7.8 kg, which is liked by the owners in the reviews. The long traverse ensures a stable position during full-length spreading. To prevent the sides from separating, the manufacturer provided the product with two safety belts.

The ladder was rated as the best in terms of stability on any surface. Its ends are equipped with two-component caps – the outer part of the part is made of plastic, and the bottom, in contact with the floor, is made of rubber with a deep tread. This prevents slipping on both tiles and laminates. The inner mount of the second section is provided with shoes to ensure that both parts are firmly held and the upper side does not fidget under the operator's weight.

Advantages

  • active stabilizer on the rear section;
  • 14 steps;
  • grooves that prevent the legs from sliding;
  • safety girths between sections.

disadvantages

  • take a long time to disassemble from a step-ladder position to a retractable one;
  • the belts absorb dirt from the shoe as they are attached to the lintels;
  • slats 25 mm wide are inconvenient for long standing.

Best articulated ladders

Articulated ladders are distinguished by the presence of a non-collapsible hinge that connects the sections. Due to this, the design is more durable and reliable. The peculiarity of the hinge is that it rotates 180 degrees, so the products of this category can be used as stepladders and ladders. The length of the model doubles or more, depending on the number of sections. There are articulated models for one, two and three warehouses. There is a traverse on each side to provide a secure support on the floor, since there are no seat belts in such products.

ALUMET T209 514 cm

Rating: 4.9

ALUMET T209 514 cm

The first place in the rating in the category of hinged ladders was taken by a domestic model with two sections of 2.59 m each. On the sides there are 9 steps with a raised surface, which prevents the user's sole from slipping. The hinge is designed in such a way that it rotates the frame 180 degrees, but does not go further, so the structure is stable for use as an extension ladder. To prevent the operator from swinging, the manufacturer has provided a traverse, 800 mm long, which is bolted to two stands. It prevents lateral falls and increases the footprint. The product is constructed entirely of aluminum, so it does not rust or needs painting.

Our experts drew attention to the support points of the stairs, made with a special shape, for which the product was ranked among the best. Rubber lugs on the traverses have a pronounced semicircular shape, allowing the sides to be installed at an angle of up to 45 degrees to each other. Another advantage of the ladder is the unfolded working length of up to 5.2 m.

Advantages

  • stable traverse, 800 mm wide;
  • special shape of rubber tips;
  • hinges without backlash;
  • cut-in jumpers.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • no safety belts;
  • weight is almost 12 kg;
  • long folded

Krause 123534 360 cm

Rating: 4.8

Krause 123534 360 cm

This staircase from a German brand contains two sections with six steps each. The length when folded reaches 1.8 m, and when unfolded is 3.55 m. This allows you to work from it at a height of 2700 mm in the position of a ladder, and reach the point of 4400 mm if you put it against the wall. The ladder is 370 mm wide and can be positioned in tight spaces. To prevent the operator from swinging, the model was equipped with a transverse beam. The product weighs 8.5 kg. The inside of one of the racks contains detailed instructions on how to install, which, according to buyers in the reviews, is understandable even for a beginner.

This staircase is praised in reviews for reliable locks, with which our experts agree. German developers have equipped the model with clamps that block unauthorized divergence of the sides. To change the opening angle of the sections, you must release the lock. Unlocking is done with one hand, so the increased reliability does not affect installation speed.

Advantages

  • reliable fastening of crossbars by flaring method;
  • horizontal profile has lugs for better contact with the sole;
  • quick installation in any position (like a stepladder and like a ladder);
  • reliable hinge locks.

disadvantages

  • traverse only on one side;
  • high price;
  • folded 180x37x14 cm.

Best Telescopic Ladders

In telescopic ladders, a tubular hollow structure of the legs is used, which allows segments to enter one another. This ensures compact dimensions of the product and low weight. But unlike stepladders, telescopic ladders need support in the form of a solid wall, pillar or tree trunk. This is a great option for an electrician maintaining a large office building or a mobile repair team.

Shtok 20002 260 cm

Rating: 4.9

Shtok 20002 260 cm

This rating category consists of one model made of duralumin. Primary plastic is used as spacers between warehouses. The legs are equipped with anti-slip rubber ends. The model consists of two telescopic stands with nine steps. When folded, the dimensions of the product are 710×460 mm. In the unfolded version, the structure unfolds up to 2.6 m. At the same time, its weight is quite light – 7.4 kg. Buyers in reviews praise the product for wide steps of 75 mm, on which it is convenient to stand for 30-40 minutes. The ladder is 460 mm wide, making it easy to climb to the top with a full bucket of water.

Our experts have added the telescopic ladder to the rating due to the high build quality. The thickness of the metal in the round profile reaches 1.5 mm, which is superior to that of other models. The set also includes a fabric cover that allows you to gently carry the ladder on your shoulder and not frighten people in transport with the device.

Advantages

  • wide steps of 75 mm;
  • withstands a load of up to 150 kg;
  • designed for 10,000 folding cycles;
  • soft fold due to untreated plastic spacers.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • you can only work in an attached way;
  • may pinch your fingers when folding.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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