Fat Ivan Fold Up Door Chock
The FatIvan® is a fold up door chock made of plastic with a steel hook that fits over most door hinges to keep a door open wide.
I have had the FatIvan® in my turnout gear for 6-8 months now. I have used it numerous times on the job and have found the tool to hold up well and work in every application I have grabbed it. Some might add this to their helmet and carry it in their helmet band, I am not a big fan of carrying stuff on my helmet. I keep it in my gear with other more simple wooden chocks and it has become a regularly used tool in my arsenal.
Probably the largest benefit of the FatIvan® is that when it is deployed on a hinge cannot be bumped loose. It seats on the hinge allowing for firefighters to enter and exit without worry of knocking the FatIvan® loose like we might with other items used to hold doors open.
Some people have compared the FatIvan® to regular wooden wedges, they aren’t the same thing. The FatIvan® is lightweight (5 oz.), and made of strong, durable, engineered plastic and steel. The FatIvan® folds up and simply unfolds to hook over a hinge. It can be unfolded easily with a gloved hand.
I have used wooden wedges to hold doors open for years. I have left many on the scene and forgotten them. Hopefully I won’t leave the FatIvan® on scene as wooden wedges are a bit cheaper. However, the FatIvan® is a little more tangible than throw away wooden chocks making it harder to forget.
The FatIvan® works on most types of hinged doors. It holds the door open wide enabling you to get through the doorway easily. It may not work on doors that don’t open to 90 degrees.
The FatIvan® retails for $14.95 and comes in yellow, black, white, and pink.
From the site:
- 100% Corrosion resistant chock
- Compact 4” x 2” x 1” design
- Strong, durable, engineered plastic & steel
- Lightweight, only 5 oz.
- Extra hand for holding doors open
- Folds up for pocket or purse
- No need to bend-over, ever
- No damage to door or jamb
- Hook completely contained within the tool
FatIvan® is the World’s Only Fold Up Door Chock! A perfect tool for Emergency Services, Commerical, Residential, Industrial, Hotel/Motel and all deliveries. FatIvan’s® safe, secure design never slips off hinge or comes out accidentally.