Inversion Table Comparison: Teeter Vs Ironman

inversion table comparison teeter vs ironmanThe problem with making an inversion table comparison these days is that there are so many makes and models currently on the market.

It’s fair to say though, that the most popular inversion tables currently being sold are those made by Teeter Hang Ups and Ironman.

These two companies have dominated the industry for many years now, with Teeter Hang Ups having been in business for almost 35 years!

The main problem for many people when making an inversion table comparison and choosing between the two is:

  • How do you choose between them?
  • What are the differences?
  • Why are Teeter Hang Ups tables usually more expensive than Ironman ones?

Inversion Table Comparison – How Do They Compare?

The following is a brief inversion table comparison between the very popular Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 inversion table and the very popular Ironman Gravity 4000:

Dimensions

The Teeter measures 48 x 27 x 61 inches and the Ironman is 49 x 26 x 65 inches.

Weight

The Teeter weighs 67 pounds, the Ironman 83 pounds.

Clamps & Ankle Cushions

Both tables have these and there is no real difference in comfort between the two.

Storage

Both tables fold for storage. However, the Teeter EP-560 is easier to fold as it does not require a wrench as does the Ironman.

Assembly

The Ironman requires a wrench to assemble while the Teeter EP-560 does not.

Foot Rest

The Teeter’s foot rest is slightly easier to adjust. This is important for men who are heavier and taller.

Capacity

The Teeter supports up to 300 pounds weight and the Ironman up to 350 pounds.

Inversion Angles

The Teeter has pre-set angles of 20, 40, and 60 degrees respectively but the table can be used at any angle. While full inversion is not required to fully decompress, nearly half of all Teeter users do fully invert. The Ironman inverts up to 90 degrees which is fine for carrying out core exercises but is not necessary for full decompression.

Warranty

The Teeter has the industry leading 5 year warranty. The warranty for the Ironman really depends on where you purchase it from.

Bed

The Teeter EP-560 incorporates a ComforTrak™ Bed. This innovative track design holds Teeter’s most popular accessories for a customizable experience that adds pressure-point massage or lower back support. The Ironman uses a vinyl covered memory-foam bed. Most, if not all, of the cheaper inversion table units also use foam which means the body will not slide easily when it sinks into it. As a result, you usually have to invert to a steeper angle on the Ironman and other cheaper units.

Accessories

Many accessories are available for Teeter inversion tables but not for the Ironman.

Construction

Teeter Hang Ups use heat-treated, heavy gauge steel with a scratch resistant finish for the construction. The Ironman has a durable tubular steel frame with a scratch resistant powder coated finish.

So, Why are Teeter Hang Ups Tables Usually More Expensive than Ironman Ones?

As you can see from the above brief inversion table comparison, there are some differences between these two popular inversion tables.

teeter hang ups ep-560The Teeter is easier to assemble and fold and has pre-set inversion angles.

Teeter also boast an industry leading 5-year warranty, their inversion tables can be customized with various accessories and they are constructed from heat-treated heavy gauge steel.

 

ironman gravity 4000The Ironman however, does have a greater capacity in that it can support users weighing up to 350 pounds compared to the Teeter’s 300 pounds weight limit. This greater capacity would be of benefit to those people who are larger and heavier than average.  

The warranty that comes with the ironman is dependent on where you purchase the product from.

Conclusion

In our opinion, the winner of this inversion table comparison is the Teeter EP-560. Some other reasons for our choice are:

  • Teeter Hang Ups has been established since 1981 and is the only company in the world to continuously produce inversion equipment.
  • Teeter offer the only inversion tables listed to UL 1647. This product safety certification guarantees key safety requirements to ensure endurance and strength of each and every unit manufactured.

However, at the end of the day, whichever inversion table you decide to purchase, make sure that you get it from a well-known manufacturer with a good reputation. As the old saying goes – You get what you pay for.

Remember, safety should always come first!