Best overall: Horizon T101
Best splurge: NordicTrack Commercial 2450
Best under $500: XTERRA TR150
Best for small spaces: Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T4400
Best incline: Bowflex T10
Best for walking: UREVO 2 in 1 Under Desk Treadmill
Best for running: Horizon 7.0 AT
Best for streaming: NordicTrack EXP 14i
Whether you’re training for a marathon or just want a convenient way to work out at home, purchasing a treadmill may be something you’re considering.
However, treadmills often come with a large footprint, which isn’t feasible for small spaces.
Fortunately, there are several folding treadmills are on the market. These models allow the running deck to be locked in an upright position, and they often come with wheels, making them easy to move and store.
How we chose the best foldable treadmills
To determine the best foldable treadmills, we considered:
Folding mechanisms: Some models fold more easily than others. We looked for products that are rated simple to use by online reviewers.
Special features: We considered treadmills that offer a variety of features, such as speakers, high definition screens, water bottle holders, Bluetooth technology, and USB ports.
Warranties: Buying a treadmill is an investment, which is why we paid special attention to the warranties available for each product.
Price: We know that budgets can vary, so we included foldable treadmills at a variety of price points.
Customer reviews: The products on this list have mostly positive customer reviews.
Vetting: The treadmills on our list have been vetted to ensure that they align with Healthline’s brand integrity standards and approach to well-being. You can read more about our vetting process.
A note on price
General price ranges with dollar signs ($–$$$) are indicated below. One dollar sign means the product is considered rather affordable, whereas three dollar signs indicate a higher cost.
Generally, prices range from $359–$2,499, though this may vary depending on where you shop.
$ = under $500
$$ = $500–$1,000
$$$ = over $1,000
Healthline’s picks for the best foldable treadmills
When it comes to a solid foldable treadmill with good features and a reasonable price, it’s hard to beat the Horizon T101. The 10-miles-per-hour (mph) — 16.1-kilometers-per-hour (kph) — maximum speed and 0%–10% automatic incline adjustments make it an excellent choice for runners and walkers.
While the 55-inch (in) — 139.7-centimeter (cm) — long belt isn’t the longest available for at-home foldable treadmills, it’s longer than many products that are comparably priced and is sufficient for most people of most stride lengths and heights.
The 300-pound (lb) — 136-kilogram (kg) — user weight capacity is also on the higher end when it comes to foldable treadmills, and the zoned cushioning under the belt helps provide impact absorption.
With Bluetooth speakers and an integrated device holder, you can stream your music or entertainment while exercising. And the speed and incline adjustment buttons make it easy to quickly make changes to your workout.
Finally, the frame and motor come with a lifetime warranty, while the parts and labor have a 1-year warranty period.
Horizon T101 at a glance
Dimensions: 71 in x 33 in x 57 in (180.3 cm x 83.8 cm x 144.8 cm)
Running deck: 20 in x 55 in (50.8 cm x 139.7 cm)
Weight capacity: 300 lb (136 kg)
Speed options: 0.5–10 mph (0.8–16.1 kph)
Incline options: 0%–10%
Special features: Bluetooth connectivity, speed and incline controls, hydraulic folding system, 55-in deck with zoned cushioning
Warranty: lifetime frame and motor, 1-year parts and labor
reasonable price considering the features
wide range of speeds and inclines with easy-to-use buttons
lifetime frame and motor warranty
Bluetooth speakers for music and entertainment streaming
lacks some of the technology found on pricier models
no integrated touch screen
NordicTrack Commercial 2450
You can expect a commercially designed foldable treadmill to have all the features you would find on treadmills at the gym, and the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 is no exception. This treadmill comes decked out with all the bells and whistles, including a 22-in tilt and pivot touch screen that allows you to perform workouts on and off the treadmill.
The 22 in x 60 in (55.9 cm x 152.4 cm) running surface and 300-lb (136 kg) user weight capacity ensure that it’s able to support a wide variety of users, including taller users, those with longer strides, and those with more weight.
This treadmill also has a maximum speed of 12 mph (19.3 kph) and incline options ranging from -3%–15%, providing a wide range of workout options.
The treadmill comes with a 30-day iFit membership, which vastly opens up the options for training. Users can choose trainer-led workouts with speed and incline auto-adjustments, they can follow global routes, and they can opt for automatic heart rate zone training.
Keep in mind that after the 30-day free trial, a family iFit membership costs $39 per month.
NordicTrack Commercial 2450 at a glance
Dimensions: 59.3 in x 39.2 in x 81.3 in (150.6 cm x 100 cm x 206.5 cm)
Running deck: 22 in x 60 in (55.9 cm x 152.4 cm)
Weight capacity: 300 lb (136 kg)
Speed options: 0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph)
Incline options: -3%–15%
Special features: 22-in tilt and pivot touch screen, 30-day iFit membership for streaming workouts, Bluetooth-enabled, heart rate training available, two integrated fans, trainer-led auto-incline adjustments, WiFi-enabled, easy-lift folding system
Warranty: 10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor
large touch screen for streaming workout classes
incline and decline options
includes automatic resistance and incline adjustments
cost of an iFit subscription can add up over time
Best under $500
As one of the least expensive models on this list, the XTERRA TR150 has a surprising number of features that make it suitable as a walking or running treadmill.
The 16 in x 50 in (40.6 x 127 cm) won’t feel comfortable for running for taller individuals, or those with longer strides, but it’s suitable for most walkers and joggers.
The 10 mph (16.1 kph) maximum speed is also plenty fast for most users.
The treadmill has three manual incline options. This works well for those who don’t mind staying at a given incline for the majority of a workout, but it becomes a challenge for those who want to change incline periodically.
The 12 preset programs make it easy to hop on and get started. And the LCD screen that tracks basic workout stats (like time, distance, speed, and heart rate) integrates with the built-in handgrip pulse sensors.
XTERRA TR150 at a glance
Dimensions: 63.4 in x 28.75 in x 51.4 in (161 cm x 73 cm x 130.6 cm)
Running deck: 16 in x 50 in (40.6 x 127 cm)
Weight capacity: 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Speed options: 0–10 mph (0–16.1 kph)
Incline options: 3 manual levels
Special features: handgrip pulse sensors, 12 preset programs, transport wheels for easy storage
Warranty: lifetime frame, 1-year motor, 90-day deck, 90-day in-home labor
good maximum speed is appropriate for most users
handgrip pulse sensors make it possible to monitor heart rate and intensity
manual incline adjustments expand workout options
one of the most affordable foldable treadmills
manual incline can be a hassle for those who want to change incline frequently
lower weight capacity than many of the other options on this list