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  • UrbnFit Exercise Ball

  • Trideer Exercise Ball Chair

  • Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

  • Vivora Luno

  • SmarterLife Products Exercise Ball

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UrbnFit Exercise Ball

Reviewers have found the Urbnfit ball great for a variety of needs: pregnancy, nursing, core workouts, and as a replacement chair for your work desk. It’s made of thick, sturdy material, and plenty of customers were thrilled about the price they paid for it. It comes with an easy-to-use hand pump, which is convenient, though it tends to be the main thing users complain about.

Pros

  • Rated for up to 600 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar air pump

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Trideer Exercise Ball Chair

Trideer’s yoga-ball chair comes with a circular base for added stability as well as an efficient foot pump. It’s also rated for up to 2,000 pounds of weight and has a non-slip coating. It can be a little tricky to inflate properly—as with most of the exercise balls on this list—and some users have said things like cat claws can poke holes in this one easily.

Pros

  • Includes a base and foot pump

  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Can by tricky to inflate

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Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

Gaiam’s classic balance-ball chair includes a base with wheels and a lower-back support bar, making it a pretty smooth transition from a standard office chair. It’s available in about nine different colors, and comes with both an exercise guide and a hand pump. It’s recommended primarily for individuals between five and six feet tall.

Pros

  • Available in about nine different colors

  • Comes with a small backrest

Cons

  • Occasional broken pieces

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Vivora Luno

The Vivora Luno ball chair comes with a stylish machine-washable cover that makes it feel especially office appropriate. It’s available in roughly 11 different colors, and includes a hand pump, but its small size is reportedly uncomfortable for a lot of folks.

Pros

  • Stylish machine-washable cover

  • Rated for up to 400 lbs

  • Hand pump included

Cons

  • Uncomfortable for some

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SmarterLife Products Exercise Ball

The SmarterLife is pretty much your basic exercise ball. It’s available in a multitude of colors; it’s got a non-slip coating; it’s rated for up to 2,000 pounds. Reviewers love the comfort level on this one, and have praised SmarterLife’s customer service. But the included hand pump’s nothing special.

Pros

  • Available in a multitude of colors

  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar hand pump

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