If two inversion tables look similar, they must be the same…right? Not necessarily. Here is a detailed inversion table review and side-by-side comparison of the Teeter EP-970 Inversion Table and the Ironman 5402 Inversion Table, from unboxing through the entire assembly process and some feature comparisons.

The Ironman inversion table took about 25 minutes to assemble and required contacting the company for replacement parts. The Teeter took about 10 minutes, no problems. Click on the video below to see a recent review submitted to us comparing Teeter and Ironman inversion tables.


Every Teeter inversion table comes with a sturdy ComfortTrak™ bed that flexes for comfort; the smooth surface allows your body to slide for full decompression, and the built-in handles on the table and rear frame make it easy to incorporate various stretches into your inversion routine. The Ironman inversion table comes with a memory foam bed that you sink into when inverting, preventing your body from sliding and reaching full decompression. Most cheaper quality inversion tables use foam, and as a result, you have to invert to a steeper angle to get the same benefits.

For users who would like a little extra padding, Teeter offers the Comfort Cushion accessory which adds softness to the bed surface. Its smooth microfiber material promotes body slide while the attachment points allow the cushion to move within the bed tracks during use, optimizing decompression.

Third-Party Tested for Safety and Quality

Teeter is UL-certified guaranteeing all safety and performance standards are met and comes with patented security features like auto-locking hinges, cam locks, specialized pivot bearings and heat-treated steel parts to ensure reliability. Teeter is also registered with the FDA as a 510(k) medical device, designed to provide traction to the spine while stretching the para-spinal muscles.


Just like assembly, the Ironman requires a wrench to fold for storage, and Teeter folds without any tools.


Every Teeter comes with free accessories that are optional to pair with your inversion table, such as Acupressure Nodes, Lumbar Bridge, Head Pillow, Healthy Back & Core Guide, Healthy Back & Body Routines DVD, TeeterLink app, and 3-D interactive instructions for assembly via the BILT app. There is also a variety of other accessories available to upgrade and customize your inversion experience. Ironman inversion tables only have one accessory available: the lumbar support pillow.


Teeter has a 5-Year Full Warranty and 60-day money-back guarantee, Ironman has a 1-Year Limited Warranty.


Teeter has almost 4 decades of trusted experience manufacturing superior quality inversion tables and has helped over 3 million loyal customers find back pain relief. Ironman is a reputable brand in triathlon racing and athletic training who has licensed their name to a manufacturing group who is much newer to the inversion table industry.

Learn more: 10 Things to Look For When Buying an Inversion Table


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