The comfort step has an ANSI rating of 250lbs. The open and close handle eliminates finger pinching. It has wide sturdy anti slip steps. The flared legs add stability and increase confidence when on the top step. Just 16" wide (18" at the widest point, bottom of legs) and just 3 inch deep when closed. Closed the product is 48" tall and weighs just 13lbs. First step is just 6" off the floor.