This ball smells so bad, I thought after a few weeks it would dissipate, but after a couple of weeks of having it in the house we had to move it outside because the chemical plastic smell was overwhelming! It is in the garage now for over a month and still smells!
I was excited to recieve my new exercise ball. When I opened it and blew it up the smell of moth balls was so strong it was nauseating ! It smelled up my whole house. So outside it went hoping that it would go away. One month later it had toned down some so I brought it back inside. It had only been inside for 30 minutes and the house stunk again. I would not recomend this ball unless you like the smell of moth balls ! I would send it back , but I didn't keep the box. I guess I am out the money !
I bought this exercise ball primarily as a computer chair, as I tend to slouch in my desk chair. I now swap between the two (I'm sitting on the ball as I type this) and due to its large diameter it works quite well. Not only does it improve my posture while I'm on the computer, but it only takes seconds to scoot back and do crunches, so it ought to improve my core strength as well. It does have a strong chemical right out of the box, but I washed mine with hot, soapy water and aired it out in my backyard and garage for days at a time to combat this. It's been a few weeks now and while still present, the scent is noticably less strong. I imagine it will become negligible within a few months. It holds air fairly well, requiring topping off only once a week or so with regular use. All in all, a very good value in my opinion.
The rubber is thck and durable, and textured so as to prevent slipperiness. It's pretty much exactly as advertised. The little foot pump to inflate it is super cheap and it takes a long time to complete this task. But it does work and have several valves and you only need to inflate it once, except for periodic booster shots. It does hold air pressure well (the ball, no the pump).
- How accurate was the sizing? Very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Suited my needs perfectly,just like the one I had before,same quality. I just needed a new one.
- How accurate was the sizing? very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I use the exercise ball as my office chair at work and it is the perfect size. It arrived in a timely manner and in five minutes I'd inflated it using the foot pump.
- Did the product fit true to size? Yes!
- How is the quality of the product? Awesome!
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes!
We bought two of them. I found that a regular playground ball air pump works better than the enclosed pump. The hose from the air pump fits fairly snugly into the inflator tube that is provided. I didn't rate durability. It's too soon to tell. I expect to get several months use out of them, but so far so good.
it is a ball for excercising. personally i got it to replace my desk chair. now i sit up straight while working. the only downside to this is that i can no longer lean back and put my feet on my desk. well i can, but then i'm in a position to do crunches, and who really wants to do that?
First, I was surprised at how quickly I received my order from Overstock.com. Then when I received the product, I was surprised at how easy it was to inflate it. I've been using the product for the past few weeks and it's still as firm as it was when it was first inflated.
I am 6'2" and find the size of the ball to be perfect. I can't imagine how some of the other reviewers find it to be too small. It inflates quickly enough with the enclosed foot pump, but you will have to switch feet a couple of times. Can't comment of durability, as I've only had it a few weeks. Hasn't popped yet, if that means anything.
i read the reviews and was lead to believe the ball would be smaller but it wasn't. Perhaps other buyers did not fully inflate ball. I gave the ball to my 6'2" son and ordered the 65cm. Not too crazy about the material but OK for the price. Don't know about durability because I just started to use it.