With the gift-giving season right around the corner (Christmas is 67 days from today), it’s time to start thinking about finding the perfect gift! If you know someone withback pain or sciatica, consider giving the gift of an inversion table.

How will you know which one to buy? Many inversion tables may look the same at first glance, but there are significant differences between Teeter Hang Ups and the many other brands you may see while you are shopping. If you aren’t sure where to start when shopping for an inversion table, look to these points of comparison to help guide you when trying to make up your mind:

Is it Certified?

Teeter makes the only inversion tables that are independently certified by Underwriters Laboratories. UL has been around for more than a hundred years as a third-party certification organization. Teeter’s manual inversion tables are the only in the world to meet the new inversion table listing (UL 1647) which tests using real-world scenarios for inversion tables, like cycles (inverting down and up), weight load, and ankle restraint endurance.

Will It Last?

In addition to the UL Listing, Teeter routinely hires independent engineers to test our inversion tables and compare them against the competition. Across the board, Teeter tables have been judged easier to assemble, easier to use and longer-lasting than the competition.

If you have the opportunity to compare Teeter with another brand in person, we invite you to put us to the test! Don’t be shy, give the A-frames a good shake. Feel the security in the ankle lock system. Experience Teeter’s sturdiness and look closely at the craftsmanship that results in incomparable rotation control and comfort.

What Are Key Features?

Sure, a cup holder on your inversion table may sound fancy, but if you look deeper you will see that there are vital components built into a Teeter that no other competitor has. Teeter inversion tables offer more specialized features than any other home use model including heat-treated steel, auto-locking hinges to prevent accidental separation of the bed from the base during stretching or exercise, special squeak-free roller bearings and the optional accessory upgrades. Teeter products focus on safety, form and function instead of gimmicky features that distract from experiencing true benefits.

Is it Built for the Benefits?

Teeter inversion tables are designed to achieve results. The patented Flex Technology on the EP and Contour-Series moves with you for increased range of motion during stretching, helping to realign the spine and relax muscles. The smooth table bed surface reduces friction and helps the body to slide and achieve the fullest decompressive stretch, which ultimately helps reduce back pain. Our inversion tables are designed to achieve precision balancing, which allows you to have total control with simple arm movements and rotation without over-acceleration.

Any Shortcuts?

No skimping! Be wary of lighter weight inversion tables  less weight often means less steel. A product that looks fine on the surface may actually have shortcuts that compromise quality and user security like thinner tubing, cheaper materials, and a weak support structure.

Heavier tables can also be deceiving  features like padded bed frames weigh more, but an increase in bulk doesn’t always mean a stronger table. Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables stand apart from others in the marketplace – Teeter understands the essential engineering needed to make a truly exceptional inversion table and puts extra steel in the key components where it matters!

How’s the Service?

Does the manufacturer offer a hotline and email address for support? Teeter has live customer service agents located in Puyallup, WA available Monday-Friday during regular business hours. All of them have undergone comprehensive training and they all own and use inversion tables themselves.

Also, be sure to check out the product warranty before making a purchase. Out of all the inversion equipment manufacturers, Teeter offers one of the longest, most extensive product warranties: 5-years for home-use inversion tables, covering every component.