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Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

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Product overview

Product overview

Get a ladder that’s as strong and versatile as you are.

Atom Telescopic Ladders are the best space saving alternative to traditional extension ladders. Compact and easy to get around indoors, they’re perfect for cleaning windows, clearing out the gutters, pruning, painting, and any of those other hard to reach indoor chores.

At only 11.3kg this ladder is made from tough anodised aluminium, so it’s not going to rust or corrode over time. From a closed height of only 94cm it can extend to a giddy 3.8m and unlike a traditional ladder you only need to extend to what you need. This makes it much easier to position the ladder at exactly the right height for what you working on.

To extend the ladder simply step on the bottom rung and lift it up. To secure the rungs simply lock in the latches on each leg at the height you wish to work at and you’re ready to go. When you’re done, simply release the latches, and the ladder shrinks back down to size. It’s that easy.

With a built in strap and handles, the ladder is super easy to get around and is the perfect size to throw in the back of the car or the corner of the garage. It’s the simple choice for smaller homes, townhouses, apartments, mobile homes or any house without a roomy empty garage.

Safe and easy to use, this Atom Telescopic Ladder is going to make light work of hard to reach chores. Don’t mess around with imitations - Get up an Atom today!

• Telescoping design gives adjustable height
• Heavy duty aluminium construction
• High torsional rigidity and tensile strength
• Non-slip rung tread
• Non-slip feet
• Suitable for indoor and outdoor work
• 150kg duty rating
• Lightweight and compact
• AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 certified
• 1 Year Warranty

Closed: 94cm
Extended: 380cm
Width: 48cm
Weight: 11.3kg
Maximum load weight: 150kg
Distance between rungs: 30cm


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Customer questions

Questions and answers

3 votes
q: Can this be used as a fire escape ladder for a two storey town house? Can it be fixed in place and extended to reach the ground if necessary?
a: No this is beyond what it is designed for.
By Trade Tested on June 9, 2020
4 votes
q: 1) Do the latches lock in automatically when extending? 2) Does the ladder close slowly when lowering? Some release air from the tubes slowly. Does this one lower slowly?
a: Yes they lock automatically, no this lowers at normal speed.
By Trade Tested on July 31, 2019
2 votes
q: What is it made from and is there a weight limit that it can hold?
a: It's aluminium and had a 150kg duty rating.
By Trade Tested on April 15, 2020
1 vote
q: The ladder extends 3.8m. What is the useable height when rested against a structure that is 3.5m high and one wishes to climb off the ladder on to it?
a: We would recommend a taller ladder like the Atom Multi 22.
By Trade Tested on September 22, 2020
1 vote
q: Can it be adapted to be attached to a jetty and how?
a: You would need some kind of brackets, but in our opinion it wouldn't work very well - each section to be extended has it's own clips, so it would be very hard to operate reaching down from a jetty.
By Trade Tested on March 9, 2020
1 vote
q: Where is the Atom telescopic ladder made?
a: It's made in China.
By Trade Tested on February 9, 2020
0 votes
q: How deep is each rung ... ie ... what width am I standing on?
a: They're 30mm.
By Trade Tested on January 6, 2020
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
Frank Gisborne

Impressive ladder

7 days ago


Purchased for our motor home, packs up well and easy to use.

AMP Dunedin

Telescopic Ladder

29 days ago


Great for what I use it for, light and compact to move around customers properties. Fits inside wagon.

Rog Miramar

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

2 months ago


Excellent product - use it all the time.

K.T 0530 KAIPARA District

3.8 Telescopic ladder

3 months ago


What an excellent product. Well priced.

Judy Alexandra


3 months ago


Great solid little ladder. Easy to extend and retract and a great size for putting in the boot of the car or Ute deck.

Rgok001 Upper Hutt

Great ladder

4 months ago


Works perfectly as a stow away attic ladder!

Horace Rotorua

Good quality DIY ladder

4 months ago


Been using this a couple of times now and it is a good ladder. I'm nearly 50kg so this Telescopic ladder suits me well. Easy to move around and a space saver when tuck away. Just be careful when releasing the latches--make sure your fingers are below them.

Nedboy Auckland

Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

4 months ago


Heavier than I imagined it to be which makes it a bit cumbersome. Should have read the specs more carefully.

C.B Hawke's Bay

Very Handy tool.

4 months ago


This ladder is perfect for me in my job, allows you to reach those high areas without the hassle of having to carry bulky ladders, and when finished collapses down small enough to fit in the boot of my car.

Justin Central Otago


5 months ago


Portable and works a treat

Jill Putaruru

Ideal DIY ladder

5 months ago


The perfect DIY ladder for indoors or outdoors. Very easy to move around. It extends in no time and collapses back down easily. Remember to keep your fingers out of the way when collapsing it. I have been using it regularly since I bought it and I'm very happy with it. It arrived in good time and in good order.

Tinker Cambridge

Atom Telescopic Ladder

6 months ago


Very happy with this product

Pete Beachlands

A Must for Certain Applications

7 months ago


I like that this ladder is compact taking up next to no room when retracted. This compactness also makes it convenient to carry - with one straight arm - into tight spaces in my home such as the roof space which is accessible only via a closet. The high quality materials and construction of this ladder point to a price that could be understandably a lot more than what I have paid for. There are two latches per rung and care has to be taken to both engage them and disengage them properly. This is the only concern I have with this ladder.

Jenny Napier


7 months ago


This ladder is a great design as it starts off small and then by pulling more and more rungs up it extends to whatever height you want up to 3.8 metres. It's a simple design and easy to lock in the rungs then unlock them. Because it packs down to a size, it's also easy to store away. I'd highly recommend you buy one of these. Did I mention its very strong and sturdy too.

Parker Southland

Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

8 months ago


Great ladder. Telescopes down to a size that is easy to store.

Tanya Nelson

Strong and Quick

8 months ago


Super strong and very quick to set up and take down. Actually fun. Love the extension mechanism but when collapsing it you have to be careful not to pinch your fingers. Very stable

Rikki Williams Dunedin

Handy and compact

8 months ago


Just what I need for my job

Kippy Dunedin

Awesome ladder

9 months ago


Perfect ladder for my needs. Shown it off to many tradies. Definitely recommend.

Jill Masterton

Extendable Ladder

9 months ago


Great product from Trade Tested

Lynne Northland

Atom Telescopic Ladder

10 months ago


Awesome product. Safe and easy to use.

Kev England Auckland

Surprisingly durable and high quality

10 months ago


I bought this ladder about 2 years ago to access the roof of our house bus. Functionally, I was impressed from the start. It's easy to use, easy to store away and feels secure. However, there are so many moving parts, I be was sure it was going to be one of those items that break just after the warranty period is over....I was wrong! It has lasted for 2 years of constant use and shows no signs of giving up. It's a well made, well thought out item, and it's low price is not an indicator of low quality. Highly recommended.

Jah zen Auckland

great product

11 months ago


So handy for home. Space saving and great for the attic or cleaning gutters.

Andy Southland

Very handy ladder

11 months ago


We use this product lots it's small enough to fit in small places and heights This is our second one and the last one lasted years

Stomper Auckland

Cool ladder

11 months ago



1234 Wellington

Telescopic Ladder

11 months ago


Light and easy to get around

Ian Katikati

Compact and strong ladder

about 1 year ago


This product is ideal for people travelling with caravans or motorhomes as it is strong, compact, easy to erect, packs easily and is essential for safe access to check and clean solar panels or roof of higher vehicle.

Pgotocol Okato

A great ladder

about 1 year ago


Impressed with the ladder. Easy to extend and lower

Grant Marlborough


about 1 year ago


great product, much lighter than other options, easy to use

James Waimari Beach

Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

about 1 year ago


Brilliant ladder for work. Light & and small & compacted when stored. Quick to set up. sturdy and strong for my business.

Dee Nelson


about 1 year ago


Great ladder, light and easy to use. So glad I bought it.

Ebb Carterton

Atom telescopic ladder

about 1 year ago


Excellent and strong construction

Nixdepz Wellington

Great Compact Ladder

about 1 year ago


Easy to operate and very compact to store away. Sturdy and well made.

Milan Auckland

telescopic ladder

about 1 year ago


fantastic product. Its a must buy.

Marg Taranaki

Atom Telescope Ladder 3.8

about 1 year ago


Light to carry, well made. Very happy

Pip Wellington


about 1 year ago


Overall very convenient ladder. Can be on the heavy side .

RussD Wellington

Telescopic ladder

about 1 year ago


A very robust and compact piece of kit. Highly recommended.

Chrissy Wellington

Telescopic ladder

about 1 year ago


Great ladder easy to use and folds up to fit in any vehicle.

Batty Auckland

Atom telescopic lsdder

about 1 year ago


Lightweight and easy to move around. Great for taking in the car. Not as sturdy as the A frame type ladders

Veteran44 Wellington

Every one should have one!

about 1 year ago


A few weeks ago, I bought the subject ladder on-line. The process was easy, the purchase price was excellent, the delivery was prompt and the product of high quality and did 'what it said on the tin'. Already, I have supervised my Wife using the device safely, on several occasions, with minimum interactions. Highly recommended!

Charmin Waikato

Good Ladders

about 1 year ago


Overall good ladders. Only minor difficulty is that they are a bit heavy.

Dave Whakatane

Great ladder!

about 1 year ago


Perfect - great quality - strong, robust and the best point is its compactness when stacked down.

Gary Turner Otago

Telescopic ladders

about 1 year ago


This is a very safe solid versatile unit that we use a lot, easy to put in the boot of a car if needed and excellent service and delivery from this Company

Marcel Auckland

Telescopic ladder

about 1 year ago


A good buy! Most impressed with the overall quality and robust features. Quick delivery too. Keep it up.

Charmin Waikato

Fantastic Ladders

about 1 year ago


Our staff have been very happy with these ladders. At most, a little on the heavy side, but nothing they can't manage. No other faults can be found.

Skippy Christchurch

Atom Telescopic Ladder

about 1 year ago


I have used the above product on several different occasions now on a variety of heights needed and found it ideal for smaller jobs easy to setup and storage afterwords

BarkNDuck Auckland

Great Product

about 1 year ago


Ticks all my boxes.

Alan Auckland


over 2 years ago


The product is all that it is advertised as would highly recommend anyone looking at practically

SiFix Auckland

Best all round ladder for Business

over 2 years ago


Best ladder I've ever owned and as a handyman its in daily use

Stur Waikato

great product

over 2 years ago


Great product works well

Solarman Wellington

Great space saver

over 2 years ago


Fits in my vehicle with ease.

Beauty Waikato


over 2 years ago


Found ladder to be light and compact but unfortunately the rounded base lends itself to sliding on concrete if it is not positioned close to the vertical as possible

Poppa Southland


over 2 years ago


Easy to use and takes up little room

Chris Manawatu

Compact easy to use ladder

over 2 years ago


This ladder is great. Easy to store and take around. The selection of height options allows you to use in tricky or tight spaces.

Mike Northland

Atom telescopic ladder.

over 2 years ago


Great wee ladder. Easy to cart around . Found being adjustable it can be extended up under soffits. Very stable too..

Rossco Bay of Plenty


over 3 years ago


Ladder is fantastic and well made. Thanks Ross

Scan Wellington

Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

over 3 years ago


The Ladder is great. It takes up very little space in my van. As an option for a second ladder this fits the bill. A little heavy but I can live with that. Cape Palliser

Better than I expected

over 3 years ago


This ladder is super practical and easy to use. It is a lot heavier than I expected - which really helps to keep it stable. Having the ability to use it as a short ladder - then extend so I can easily get to the top of our 25k litre water tank - is a super good bonus. And it's easy to transport around in the car (try that with a normal huge ladder!) Only downside - store it upside down if it gets caught in the rain - this will let all the water drain out of the 'steps' - saving you from getting things wet when you next move it around. Definitely work the coin !

Di Waikato


over 3 years ago


Compact and very useful....easy for me to manage.

Robin Hawkes Bay

Atom Telescopic Ladder 3.8m

over 3 years ago


It is great we mainly got it as a fire escape ladder from the 2nd story. We did test it out with the grand kids and they wanted us to leave it up all the time. A great design for our requirements

Lawrence Canterbury

Atom 3.8 telescopic ladder

over 3 years ago


An excellent product, sturdy and easy to carry around especially into tight places. Well worth the money and Trade Tested are the best to deal with.

Noodles TASMAN


over 3 years ago


Great Ladder, easy to carry & store.

Lorrie Wellington

Amazing ladder

over 4 years ago


What a great ladder, so easy to use, compact and portable. I love this ladder, just wish I had bought it years ago it makes work around that house so nuch easier, I'm so pleased

WDM Wellington

Telscopic Ladder

over 4 years ago


We bought this ladder as an escape ladder from a low balcony. it's the perfect height for our purposes, it's heavy for what it is, but not so heavy that it's difficult to maneuver around. I was surprised it flexed as much, but overall happy with this purchase.

Dan Wellington

Great product

over 4 years ago


This is a great product and is extremely important to my business due to the compact nature and easy use. The only thing holding it back is a rubber cap for the top of the ladder to stop it marking walls. 

Vince Gardner Geradine

Compact and versatile

over 4 years ago


Great ladder, folds down and stores with ease and strong as!!

AKH Christchurch

Space saver

over 4 years ago


Good quality and very practical

Blacklabel Auckland


over 4 years ago


I love the telescopic action as I can fit it behind the drivers seat of my car to take it anywhere for the day and it also has great stability

Blackie New Plymouth

Atom Telescopic Ladder

over 4 years ago


If you have a motor home you need one of these they are very good, but can be use as well around the house.

Peter Auckland

Good Portable Solution

over 4 years ago


I bought this for a place that doesn't have much storage space. It fits easily into the closet and is useful for all sorts of household jobs.

Morrie Marlborough

Handy ladder

over 4 years ago


Very compact for transporting and easy to use. Care needs to be taken when lowering to keep your fingers out of the road

Handy girl. Taupo NEW ZEALAND

Every house needs this

over 4 years ago


Fabulous, Strong and compact to fit in a small car . Best ladder.

Ledzep Auckland

Super compact and strong

over 4 years ago


Great ladder, appears to be well built, and takes up very little room to store, and no need for a roof rack if taking it somewhere. Add to that, that it is quick and easy to extend to whatever height you need, and you have a very handy item.

John Auckland

liteweight & compact

over 4 years ago


The fact that it reduces down in size means it's easy to store.

Merl Manawatu

So convenient

over 4 years ago


Having a ladder that can compact down to fit easily in the back of my hatchback is worth it's weight in gold. It takes seconds to deploy and although there's a bit of movement in the sections it's rock solid when there's weight on it. Minimal storage space also is very handy.

Big John Auckland

A Quality, practical, essential and effective, must have, ladder.

over 4 years ago


I have used these ladders when inspecting property with fellow Surveyors and Valuers and now own one. Sturdy, stable, small mass to high extension and easily kept in the car boot using minimal space. Great value. BJ

RobJS Wellington

The Mighty Atom

over 4 years ago


Just like a superhero this diminutive ladder packs a punch. It's small, fitting across the width of my car boot, but it's made like an All Black - tough, solid and not to be messed with. It's like an All Black in other ways too - it's versatile and not in the least bit cheap and nasty - quality all the way through. Just taking it out of the box I was impressed how solid it was. Highly recommended if you want a workhorse that's as cheap to keep and compact as a pony!

Rodney Auckland

Great value for money

over 4 years ago


I purchased this because I was tired of wrestling with folding ladders, it exceeds my expectations and is by far the best ladder I have purchased.

Hori Bay of Plenty

Great product

over 4 years ago


Compact and so easy to store and use.

Nick M Hastings

Fits in the boot no roof rack required

over 4 years ago


I Bought this for my motor home to clean the roof fitted solar panels Folds up small for the boot. Easy to use. Not too heavy :)

Fugey Wellington

Atom is the bomb!

over 4 years ago


Great ladder.  Does everything it claimed.  We have limited storage but its compact size makes it easy to fit in the cupboard + fits easily in the car

Hightower Marlborough

Awesome Ladder

over 4 years ago


Just what I needed.... Have normal ladders but they are too big/cumbersome to use inside the house, this one just pick the size you want

Bryan Christchurch

Atom Telescopic Ladder - perfect for our needs

over 4 years ago


Excellent ladder. Easy to store. Perfect for our needs, especially for getting up to our attic through access in storage cabinet.

Cogsy69 Waikato

Awesome Features

over 4 years ago


I inspect insulation in multiple ceilings daily. This is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment as it can be utilised for manholes in cupboards right through to high ceilings. A great ladder that fits in the boot of my car.

Bucketofpinot Bay of Plenty

Great idea

over 4 years ago


Have had one in the past but even the thief saw its advantages. Finally back on the market; so got 2 just in case.

Stuart Nelson

Atom telescopic ladder

over 4 years ago


This is a handy ladder, Fits in the ute, no roof rack required.

SJPONeill Central Plateau

Great, especially indoors

over 4 years ago


I bought one of these because I needed a long but lightweight ladder that I could lay on my roof to get to the chimney flue (very steep pitch!). It worked great for that - the lightweight and adjustable length made it very easily to manoeuvre around at the top of the first ladder (to get me up to the roof). Since then I have used it a lot for reno and maintenance jobs: the light weight and adjustable length plus the ease with which the length can be adjusted make it excellent for those jobs where you are up and down and shifting about a lot, especially inside where it would be difficult to manoeuvre a traditional ladder of the same extended length. Collapsed it easily fits in the boot of any car. The only thing that I take a bit more care of with this ladder is that I keep the angle a little steeper than I might with a 'normal' ladder so that my weight rests more ont he feet and less on the joints.

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