This is a very safe ladder to own and use.
And Not Too Heavy! They are Safe!
On more than one occasion I have been working in a persons house and when I stated, Be right back I have to go get my ladder, sometimes they would reply, "I have one right here you can use." After taking a look at the "Light-Weight" and dangerously flimsy thing they called a ladder I would (without insulting them) say, thanks but the company does not allow us to use other equipment so I have to use mine. So, ignore those that are saying this is a heavy ladder. AT 22.5 lbs, it is not! It is made to hold without folding, crashing, or otherwise malfunctioning up to 300 lbs. It is built more like an industrial use ladder and of course that is going to weigh in more than the flimsy deathtraps that many have in their house. Think about it some, if you are going to be getting yourself off the ground by several feet, the added safety more than out weighs the small amount of added weight of the ladder. I own another model that is 5'8" and it ways in about 5 lbs more. My 5' 4" 110 lb wife manages it just fine. When we first got it she did say it weighed more than she thought it would. I asked her to fold it open and step up on it. She did and said, "yeah, I like this much better." Heck, her pocket book probably ways as much as the ladder. lol Truthfully, a bag of groceries with canned goods in it could easily out weigh this ladder. So if you can get the groceries from your cat to inside your home, you can manage this ladder. Anyway, this is an excellently made product that can get the job done and save you a trip to the emergency room at the same time. If you are using one of those thin 8 lb wonders, get rid of it before you get hurt and get something that is safe.
This is a good price on a very well made ladder that will last you for years. It is about $50 less than what I paid for mine but as I said, mine is one model and size up from this. After owning and using a "little giant". Recognize they are close to industrial strength and some extra weight should be expected. They do weigh more than their cheaply made and dangerous counterparts. So a true statement would be, they weigh more than commonly found cheap ladders but are far safer and while they do have some heft, they are very manageable.
I would buy again in a heartbeat.