Inversion Table Buyer's Guide

What to think about before you buy an inversion table .

What’s the best inversion table?  We get this question a lot, and it’s very difficult to give an answer because of the way it is phrased.  I think what people should be asking themselves instead is “What’s the best inversion table for me?”

There are many inversion tables on the market today.  Prices can range anywhere from around $100 to well into the thousands.  It was hard for us to decide on which one to buy.  There were a lot of factors that went into making our decision.  Take some of the following into consideration before investing in your own inversion table.


How serious are you about using an inversion table?

As you can probably already tell, we absolutely love our inversion table and use it regularly.  Inversion tables really do provide a lot of benefits.  But you need to think about how often you plan on using it.  If you aren’t serious about using an inversion table, it will end up being a waste of money and a waste of space.

Speaking of space, how much space do you have in your home?

Most inversion tables are made to fold for easier storage.  Even then they still require a decent amount of space to store.  And once you put yours together, you will agree that taking apart your inversion table for storage is most likely not an option.  If you plan on storing your inversion table out of sight after every use, it is a good idea to check on the product’s weight.  It may be difficult to move around by yourself.

Even more important than storing your table is the fact that you need enough space to actually use the inversion table.  The assembled dimensions of most inversion tables are readily available online.  The width and height are important for knowing how much room you will need.  The height of the inversion table will give you a rough estimate of the length of space you will need on the floor to invert yourself.

How tall are you, and how much do you weigh?

All inversion tables will have height and weight limit warnings.  It is very important to heed these warnings.  If you exceed either of these limits, you risk severe injury and death.  Remember, you are inverting yourself and if something breaks the first thing to hit the floor will be your head.

If you exceed the height limit, your head will not be supported by the backboard.  You will almost certainly hit your head on the floor while trying to invert yourself.  Look for an inversion table that accepts someone of your height.

If you exceed the weight limit, the table may not be strong enough to support you.  This is extremely dangerous.  Try to find an inversion table that accepts someone of your weight.

An inversion table with a higher height and weight limit is almost always made of sturdier material.  This will most likely raise the price by a small amount.  But please keep in mind that trying to save a few dollars should never be more important than your own safety.


As stated earlier, prices for an inversion table vary greatly.  Set a budget for yourself by deciding how much you want to spend on an inversion table.  Once you make a decision, look at inversion tables in your price range and try to find one that you like.  If you meet the height and weight requirements, you are on your way to making a purchase .

While all inversion tables are used to do the same thing, the phrase “you get what you pay for” really does come into play.  The cheapest inversion tables are usually made from lightweight metal tubing with low-grade foam padding.  For some people, this will work just fine.  But as the price goes up, the materials used to make the inversion table are better quality and more durable. 

There are many good quality inversion tables in the $200-$300 price range.  These tables are made with sturdier materials to give you peace of mind while you are laying there with your feet well above your head.  Some of the most expensive inversion tables with price tags in the thousands are commercial grade and built to withstand a lot of wear and tear due to constant use, such as in a public gym.  But this is neither necessary nor practical for the average home user.


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