The Exerpeutic 225SL inversion table is and exceptional inversion table that has left many buyers very happy with their purchase.
Like many of the excellent inversion tables from the Exerpeutic range, this inversion table is very high rated and feature packed.
On visiting the retailer you have the option to purchase this inversion table either with the Airsoft ankle clamps or without (you can read more about these below).
While the Airsoft variant 225 SL model is a bit more pricey than the 175 SL model, adding this option is a good idea if you find the ankle holders on other inversion tables a bit uncomfortable.
Exerpeutic 225 SL inversion table features
The padded backrest is always a feature people love to have on their inversion table for a little extra comfort.
In addition to the padded backrest, the Exerpeutic 225 SL inversion table also comes with an optional lumbar support pillow.
Using the lumbar support pillow while on the inversion table is a great way to provide a little extra lower back support.
It is also a gentle way to stretch the spine out a little more while inverting.
The angle limitation device on this inversion table model is a little different to the majority of inversion tables on the market.
On the rear leg of the table there are 3 holders in which the blue cross bar can be placed in order to restrict the inversion angle.
While this is a very straightforward system to use and adjust, it is perhaps a little limiting as there are only 3 settings.
For example, when using an inversion table with a tether strap system you can adjust the strap to accommodate an infinite range of angles.
The Exerpeutic inversion table also features a lower rear bar for easy positioning while inverting and additional stretching.
The ankle holders are often a feature that receive a bit of criticism on some inversion tables, mainly due to the lack of comfort they provide.
On this inversion table you get a choice as to whether you would prefer regular molded plastic ankle cups (Exerpeutic 175 SL model).
Or if you would prefer the very comfortable patent pending Exerpeutic Airsoft ankle braces on the upgraded 225 SL model.
Although the option of Airsoft ankle holders will cost a little more, it is a nice feature for added support and comfort.
The Airsoft ankle holders allow air to freely flow into the different chambers of each holder allowing the holders to conform better to the shape of your legs.
The extra padding on the ankle holders also provides much better comfort, especially when compared to the plastic molded ankle supports found on many other inversion table models.
Another nice feature on this table and many other from the Exerpeutic range is the palm activated ratchet locking system.
This allows the user to lock their ankles in place without having to bend over.
Also the ratchet has a double lock mechanism so the ankles are locked in place extremely securely.
Other features and quick specs:
- Max weight capacity: 250 lbs
- User height adjustment: 4’9” – 6’6″
- Dimensions: 56.5 x 26.5 x 64″ (L x W x H)
- Item Weight: 64.4 lbs
- Assembly required
- Folding design
- 1 inch padded backrest
- Removable lumbar support pillow
- Palm activated ankle lock lever
- Double ankle lock system
- Long and looped side safety handles
- Cross bar 3 stage angle limitation
- Airsoft ankle supports (only on 225 SL model)
- 165 degree inversion
As you can see from the ratings in the next tab, the buyer reviews for this particular inversion table are very good.
However there are a couple of reasons why some buyers may choose to opt for another inversion table over this particular model!
Firstly the maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs is a little less than the majority of other tables out there. The average is generally 300 lbs.
If 250 lbs is adequate for you, then no problem. Some however may prefer some extra strength.
Some buyers may also be put off by the fact that this table does not invert the full 180 degrees.
Although 165 degrees is still a very good and satisfying angle for many, you are unable to hang completely free of the backrest on this model (as you can see in the image to the right).
All in all, Exerpeutic inversion tables are a very good choice. They are very well made, and designed with a lot of consideration for user comfort and functionality.
In many cases this fairly well priced inversion table certainly exceeds expectations and will be a good choice for most.
However in our opinion the Exerpeutic 975 SL inversion table is still the best model available from the Exerpeutic range!