Top 10 Folding Treadmills-Best Treadmill Reviews 2016


Revised January 2016

#1 Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill

#1 Top 10 Folding Treadmills 2015- Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill
This folding treadmill is one of the most popular ever produced by Sole Fitness, has been rated the “best folding treadmill on the planet” by some enthusiastic reviewers, and is highly regarded by most of it’s users.
To qualify as #1 in our Top 10 Folding Treadmills, this machine has to be suitable for almost all users, and to tick most of the boxes, with regard to strength, power, size, comfort, functionality and warranty.
And the Sole Fitness F85 does just that.


Top treadmills require power, and this folding treadmill boasts a powerful 4.0 CHP (Continuous Horsepower) motor, producing a top running speed of 12 mph (19KPH) , which puts it into the very fast bracket for the more assertive user, but operates anywhere from 0.5 MPH up.
It has a Direct Current (Dc) Electric motor, which is quiet and uses less power than its AC equivalents.


This power is coupled with a generous running belt measuring 60 inches long (150cm) and 22 inches (55cm) wide, accommodating uses up to 6’7” (200cm) tall


With Sole’s “Cushion Flex Whisper deck”, this unit is claimed to offer shock absorption which reduces impact on joints by 40% when compared to running outside on asphalt. This electric treadmill is said to accommodate users up to 400 lbs (182KG)


The sturdy frame comes with a lifetime guarantee, and folds up easily, (but be aware that the folded treadmill is still 6ft tall), and when opening it up again the heavy running#1 Top 10 Folding Treadmills 2015-Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill Control deck is quietly lowered hydraulically, removing all chance of injury or accident.


The Sole 85 moves through a range of zero to 15%, allowing for carried terrain simulations.


This machine comes pre- programmed with 10 different workouts, (6 standard, 2 heart rate programs and 2 Custom programs). The heat rate programs include both a cardiovascular and a weight control option.

Other Features

Additional features include:

A 9 inch (22cm) LCD display providing info on distance covered, incline, calories, and pulse. Once you have completed your workout, there is an integrated report screen of your session

Both speed and incline settings can be readily changed via buttons on the console hand rail, or by directly entering the numerical selection on the left hand side of the console itself.

Heart rates can be monitored either via the included “wireless” chest strap, or through the pulse hand grips.

The unit has built in speakers with I-Pod connection

Built in Fans come standard

Arm rests have built in speed and incline controls.


As we should demand when buying top rated treadmills, this machine comes with an extensive warranty. The motor, deck and frame are all guaranteed for life, Electronics and parts for 5 years, and there is a two year labor warranty as well.

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