In this article, we’ll break down the top inversion tables available whilst comparing them for price versus performance.
Before we get started with our video detailing the best inversion tables on the market, we have included links in the description for each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget range.
Starting off at number 1 we have the Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table.
Following on from previous Ironman Gravity models, this one is sturdier and far more comfortable.
Though it doesn’t fit into the budget range of inversion tables, it’s not on the more expensive side either.
And, you will get a lot of value for that money.
Of course, nothing is 100% perfect. The biggest drawback to this machine is the weight. It’s really rather heavy and the non-skid grips can make it difficult to move when packing it away.
Plus, you don’t save a huge amount of space when folding it.
However, it’s mostly all positive with this incredible inversion table.
Set-up, for example, should take about 60 minutes for 1 person,
and it will be a little faster with 2 people (which is certainly recommended when possible) From a standing position, the table inverts a full 180º and there are 3 adjustments for starting inversion angles with a tether strap for locking inversion angles securely.
To invert, all you need to do is lean back and slowly raise your arms over your head.
If you lean back too soon, be sure to adjust the height until you’ve hit the ideal center of gravity.
The squeak-less pivot bearings offer a smooth rotation, the vinyl side covers protect your fingers (you’ll need to use your hands as you rotate.
And then there’s the memory foam padding and removable lumbar pillow for extra comfort.
Safety handles make inversion and controlling the angle wonderfully easy. There are also vinyl side covers to protect your fingers.
Plus, there are wonderfully strong, non-skid, rubber floor stabilizers so you can feel secure while inverting.
There’s a wonderfully long handle on the foot clamp which makes securing your ankles a much more comfortable process.
There’s also a palm-activated ratchet ankle-locking system that means there’s almost no discomfort as you can adjust the cushions for ideal tightness.
At $200, this is certainly one of the more reasonably priced inversion boards. The lowest are under $100, and they start to become expensive around $400.
Sadly, the warranty isn’t anything special, you get a 1-year structural frame warranty, plus 90 days on other parts.
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At number 2 we have the Teeter EP-560 Inversion Table.
The first thing you’ll notice about this
Teeter inversion table is that assembly is super simple. It’s 90% pre-assembled and the instructions for the remaining bits are easy to follow.
You can set aside a mere 30 minutes before you climb onto it – and that’s including your individual adjustments.
While it does invert fully, it’s difficult to lock it into a full 90º inversion.
Luckily, there is a small pillow for head support when
not hanging completely upside down. (Yes, it’s adjustable.) And there are a small, but totally useful number of preset angles.
We know the flexible plastic doesn’t look totally appealing or comfortable, but the acupressure nodes and lumbar bridge accessories on this Teeter inversion table are adjustable, removable, and far more comfortable than they might appear at first.
There’s also a DVD with 5 different stretching and strengthening ositions if you’re keen on more than simple back pain relief.
Now, we know this is on the more expensive side of the inversion table spectrum, but if safety and ease of use are what matter to you, then you may want to extend your budget to fit this baby.
It has impressive safety certifications and you can fold it away in under a minute.
In case you’re wondering why we didn’t go with the 960 model, we must tell you that it was a difficult decision. Both models have
impressive safety features and carry the same 5-year warranty. In fact, they’re remarkably similar.
While there are small differences between the two Teeter inversion table models, we didn’t feel they justified the (roughly $100) higher price.
While the 960 offers a triple ankle lock system, the 560 is compatible with inversion boots.
The 960 works with the EZ angle tether strap and has preset 20º, 40º, and 60º angles.
The 560 uses an adjustable angle tether strap to reach more without as many presets.
If you think one of these differences is enough to move you, then check out the Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table.
It might be the right one for you, though many users don’t find the higher (standard) price tag to account for the differences.
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And for our last pick at number 3, we have the Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table.
This is a budget inversion table and probably should be judged only against other budget tables.
That said, this is really not a bad machine at all. And, there are some improvements from previous models – both on comfort and safety.
But, you shouldn’t expect lengthy lists of features when looking at the price of this machine.
There are some drawbacks, though some users are willing to forget them.
For a start, it doesn’t offer a full 90º inversion; you’ll get as far as 80º (and there are also 20º, 40º, and 60º angles you can lock into place).
That said, it works with a pin system rather than a strap system.
And the padded back and headrest will keep you comfortable while hanging out at these angles. Additionally, there aren’t any ankle locks; you’ll need to hold yourself in place, though the foam and molded cushioning make this as comfortable as possible.
Assembly should take about an hour and the instructions are clear. (Plus, there are pictures to make it even easier.) And it folds away quickly and easily as well.
Given that it weighs just 55 pounds, you should be able to pack it away on your own.
Overall, you can expect value for money with this machine, but you should move along if you’re uncomfortable working without ankle locks, need a full 90º, or prefer a range of features.
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