About the Invertio Inversion Table – Back Stretcher for Pain Relief
The Invertio Inversion Table – Back Stretcher for Pain Relief features a large, padded, contoured backrest with a split head pillow for ultimate support. It offers a full 180-degree inversion but can also be adjusted to less extreme angles.
Users from 4’10” to 6’6” will be able to enjoy the Invertio with ease. It has a generous weight capacity of 300 lbs., making this Invertio Inversion Table a good budget choice for those with a larger frame.
The heavy gauge tubular steel construction means it offers stability and safety. And the crossbar fixed platform bottom prevents wiggling or twisting.
The Invertio premium folding inversion table utilizes a combination of four comfortable, thickly padded foam rollers and a footrest. The soft touch foam handrails help you quickly and easily return to an upright position.
The unit is foldable, which comes in very handy for those who live in an apartment or other tight space.
Pros and Cons
Most complaints were about the vague, sparse assembly instructions.
Feedback indicates the height range is accurate, allowing the table to be used by very short and very tall people with a quick adjustment.
A few users have reported problems, particularly with defective welds upon arrival. Matthew says, “The steel was melted wrong on the left handle when it was made and I can’t proceed with assembling it because the screw holes won’t align because of the defect.”
Other users have complained about the plastic feet and other plastic cap parts cracking under the stress of use.
Overall, with a 4-star rating, more users are satisfied with this product than not.
If you’re concerned with some of the aspects of the Invertio Inversion Table – Back Stretcher for Pain Relief, there are several other choices in the same price range, including brands that are well known and respected in the industry.
The Exerpeutic Inversion Table with Comfort Foam Backrest features a frame with durable 1.5 inch square steel construction covered in a scratch-resistant powder coat. With this model you get the weight capacity of 300 lbs. and height adjustment from 4’10” to 6’6”. The contoured, padded backrest is burgundy in color with three-quarter inch foam for added comfort.
The Exerpeutic ankle supports are a combination of cushioned ankle cups and padded foam rollers with a pull pin for easy adjustment and release. This model utilizes a strap system for inversion positioning, and features full loop, soft foam covered handrails to allow you to easily return yourself to an upright position.
Assembled the unit measures 46.4” x 27” x 57” and weighs 55 lbs., and is foldable, bringing the thickness down to 15”.
Other high-quality options include the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table, which holds users up to 300 lbs. and features full, four-part padded ankle cups and rubber, non-skid floor stabilizers.
Or for a similar price, you could go with the Ironman Essex 990, with a weight capacity of 275 lbs. The Ironman Essex 990 features a combination of ankle cups and foam rollers to support your feet and a strap system to control the angle of inversion. These tables garner positive reviews and come backed by the respected Ironman name. They also come with a manufacturer’s warranty.
What buyers think
While the vast majority of users give the Invertio Inversion Table – Back Stretcher for Pain Relief four or five-star ratings, a few people have found that their box arrived with parts or instructions missing. Others find the ankle supports are somewhat uncomfortable, which is a common complaint with inversion tables in general (unless you go for the higher priced models). Customer service also seems to be rather elusive.
The key is to read plenty of reviews, as those are typically the best source of detailed information on the ease of assembly and quality and use of the table.
As with any exercise equipment, there are some people who shouldn’t use an inversion table. Those include women who are pregnant, those with a heart condition (inverting puts added stress on the circulatory system) and those with glaucoma or other eye issues. If you have an ear infection you should wait until it clears up before engaging in inversion activity. Consult your healthcare provider before starting any new fitness routine.