The Exerpeutic 475 SL inversion table is a similar but newer model to the very well rated Exerpeutic 225 SL inversion table.
Both the 475 and 225 SL are very well rated inversion tables and fall into similar price brackets.
However The 475 SL inversion table is (for many) probably a better choice overall due to some slightly better features.
The Exerpeutic 475 SL also has a higher 300 lbs weight capacity and is able to invert to a higher angle (listed as 180 but perhaps closer to 175). Whereas the 225 SL has a weight capacity of 250 lbs and inverts only to 165 degrees at full inversion.
Much like the 225 SL model on this Exerpeutic inversion table you have the choice of either standard ankle holders or more comfortable Airsoft ankle holders (more on these later).
Note – The price stated above is the cost of the inversion table with the Airsoft ankle braces. On visiting the retailer you can view the model with standard ankle clamps which costs less.
Exerpeutic 475 SL inversion table features
With each Exerpeutic inversion table the different models tend to have thicker padding on the backrest and a higher weight capacity.
The 225 SL features 1″ padded backrest and has a 250 lbs weight capacity.
The 475 SL (this model) features 1.8″ padded backrest and has a 300 lbs weight capacity.
The 975 SL features 2.3″ padded backrest and has a 350 lbs weight capacity.
The backrest and headrest is padded with 1.8 inches soft foam and and the headrest is separated from the main area of the backrest.
This allows you have the option to either adjust the headrest of the table to meet with the rest of the backrest or extend it slightly to suit your body length or comfort preference.
One difference between this model and the other two Exerpeutic inversion table models listed above, is the 475 SL doesn’t come with a lumbar support pillow whereas the other two do.
However, you could perhaps use a rolled up towel to make a make shift lumbar pillow if you feel it is really necessary. Or opt for one of the other Exerpeutic inversion tables available.
The pin selector angle limiter is a robust way to limit the inversion angle, should you wish to.
On the pin selector there are 4 options of 20, 35, 55 and 75 degrees.
To limit the inversion angle you simply place the pin in the appropriate slot to hold the table at that angle when inverting.
Choosing the 20 degree slot slot will give a very mild inversion, keeping you fairly close to the horizontal position, whereas at 75 degrees you will be closer to full inversion.
You of course also have the option not to use the limiter and invert fully at around 175 – 180 degrees.
As with most other Exerpeutic inversion tables this table features extra long side handles and an upward curving stretch bar situated on the horizontal rear floor bar.
The stretch bars on Exerpeutic inversion tables are a nice touch and great for easy positioning and increased stability while inverted.
They also provide the option to stretch your whole body in an effortless way while inverted.
Uncomfortable ankle holders on inversion tables are often one of the main complaints buyers have.
luckily on most inversion tables from Exerpeutic you have the option to choose between regular molded plastic ankle cups or their patent pending Airsoft ankle supports.
Since the Airsoft ankle supports are one of the best features on Exerpeutic tables it is highly recommended you opt for them.
They are a great feature for added support and comfort, however they do boost the cost of the table up a little.
The Airsoft ankle holders have been designed to let air to freely flow into the different chambers of each ankle holder. This allows the supports to mold and adjust to the shape of your legs.
The extra padding on the ankle holders also provides much better comfort than you would get using the standard u-shaped plastic cups.
Nb – You can opt not to have the Airsoft ankle holders on this model by visiting the retailer and choosing the without option.
Another useful feature on this, and other inversion tables from Exerpeutic is the palm activated ratchet locking system.
This feature allows users to lock their ankles in place without having to bend down and risk putting strain on their back.
While this may not seem a great feature to the more agile among us, less agile users will likely find this feature very useful.
The ratchet also has a double lock mechanism so the ankles are locked in place extremely securely for maximum safety.
Other features and quick specs:
- Max weight capacity: 300 lbs
- User height adjustment: 4’9” – 6’6″
- Dimensions: 56 x 32 x 70.5″ (L x W x H)
- Item Weight: 70.5 lbs
- Assembly required
- Folding design
- 1.8 inch padded backrest
- 2 stage adjustable headrest
- Palm activated ankle lock lever
- Double ankle lock system
- Long side safety handles
- Pin selection angle limitation device
- Airsoft ankle supports
- Rear stretch bar
If you are going to buy an Exerpeutic inversion table, the 475 SL is one of the top 2 best options available. The other being the more expensive Exerputic 975 SL which is also an extremely good choice.
The best reason to opt for this inversion table over many others is due to the many features, most notably the Airsoft ankle holders.
Although budget inversion tables can be very good in their own respect, many lack the added extras and comfort found on inversion tables like this, that tend to be around double the price.
The headrest, backrest and Airsoft ankle supports all combine to make a very comfortable inversion table that provides great support and a stable solution for inversion therapy.
The design of this inversion table is very robust and the table is well made, as are all of the Exerpeutic inversion products listed on our site.
If cash is not a big deal, we would really recommend the Exerpeutic 975 SL inversion table over this model.
However, for value for money this inversion table really is worth a look and has some very good ratings as you can see in the next tab.