I don’t know if I’d be writing about the FatIvan Fold Up Door Chock if it wasn’t called FatIvan, but once the magnetic door holder’s brilliant name got my attention, I wasn’t sorry I stopped to have a further look. An alternative to a bulky wedge or angle iron, the FatIvan is an easy tool that hooks over any hinge to hold a door in its Open Sesame! position.
And despite its mother’s choice of moniker, the FatIvan is lightweight and folds completely flat when not in use, so you – be you a firefighter, a construction worker, or a mama lugging a ton of groceries into the house – can carry it around in a pocket or bag with little hassle.
And when it’s time to hold the door…holdthedoor!…holddoor!…hodor!…you won’t need to crouch or bend over (and invariable crack your head against something) to put the FatIvan chock in place.
FatIvan creators tout its construction for being strong and durable, but leaving doors and jambs damage-free during use and removal. Its embedded magnets provide additional support, plus allow you to latch the chock directly to a door hinge to keep it only partially open.