Made of black Aluminium 6063/T5. Folds down and locks in place with each step section. Expands in one smooth motion. Velcro nylon strap keeps the ladder in place when closed. Stores away in a protective, durable bag. Compact and sturdy. Can be used in conjunction with the Telescopic Ladder Rack Bracket - by Front Runner to securely stand against the Roof Rack when in use.