The Top 5 Things to Look for When Buying an Inversion Table

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It is our aim to demystify the world of inversion tables for you in a quick, honest and to the point approach. This article will assist you when you’re purchasing your table. If you’re completely new to the world of inversion then click here. If you’re searching for the benefits/drawbacks of inversion therapy, click here.

Sturdiness / Durability 

This is the most important factor to consider when buying an inversion table. Customers often get drawn in by the promises of portability, or a company boasting about how their product can be folded away (almost all inversion tables can be). The point is, inversion tables are heavy and big – and if you have one you more than likely don’t have the back for lifting and bending.

Instead of focusing on portability, focus on getting a model that you can rely on to last. You want a model that can support you with ease. Remember – you’re going to be leaning all the way back on this, and in many cases turning upside down. This isn’t easy if you’r worrying about the table collapsing or wobbling.


Most people use inversion tables to help ease some form of joint ailment. Using a table that isn’t comfortable could do more harm than good. Some tables are made of poorer quality material, and some have an awkward design. You’ll probably be using your table about 3 times a day, so it is worth paying a bit extra to get a padded table from a reliable brand.


Brand name

The problem, is obviously the price. In almost all cases we would advise going for a recognised brand name or even a more luxurious brand name where possible. They are top of the market for a reason – the tables are more innovative, they are more reliable, and the customer service is better.

If you can afford it, you will be much happier with a Teeter hang ups table, or an Ironman. Some Ironman tables aren’t that expensive – check out the IFT 1000.

Smoothness of Inversion

This is another trait that tends to come along with brand name, comfort and sturdiness. Be aware of what other customers say about the actual inversion. The quality of some budget tables tends to decrease over time, and the inversion can be jerky and rough.

Paying a little extra for a smooth inversion pays dividends; no matter how much your table helps you, you won’t use it if the inversion is awkward and unpredictable. If you’re unsure, again, the safest thing to do is go for a reliable brand name. Where possible however, test the table out, or contact somebody who owns the table.


Many of the top brands in recent years have begun to differentiate themselves from the market with little extras to add some luxury. Ironman’s IFT series comes with infrared heating technology – the bed heats up to further ease your pain. Similarly with Teeter, you can purchase a cover to do this, or a “lumbar pillow” to place greater pressure on your

In order to assess this, have a look at what “customers also bought,” when viewing the table on Amazon, or also have a look out for any special features mentioned in our reviews, or in the specs of a table. You can also see which brands offer a warranty – something of massive importance when buying a product of such size and expense.


Most of the features you should be looking for are linked together, for example the best tables will have all of these. If you’re shopping on a budget, choose what is most important to you – focus not on add-ons but on durability and comfort. If you don’t intend to use your table that much or you’re buying a budget table to test it out, go for smoothness of inversion and add-ons.

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