Quality of Table Top
4.4 / 5
Strength of Frame
3.8 / 5
Extra Features
4.1 / 5
Value
4.1 / 5
Overall Score
4.4 / 5

Pros:

Table top is extremely durable and fully weatherproof

Cons:

Difficult assembly process and legs could offer more stability

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The Kettler Stock Pro Outdoor is a German engineered, outdoor table tennis table that offers a great level quality at a mid-tier price. It has a an 100% weatherproof sealed aluminum composite top that is the official ITTF size of 9ft x 5ft. As an outdoor table, it will not have the same bounce of a real, tournament quality indoor table. Having said that, playing on it comes close to the feeling of playing on an indoor table, while at the same time being able to stand up to harsh weather conditions such as changes in temperature and humidity. It is definitely not the cheapest table around, but for an outdoor table, it's a high quality product for a decent price.

Specifications

  • Genuine Safety-Fold with Dual Lock Safety to avoid unintended opening or shutting of table. Manufacturers Warranty: Residential 3 Year Warranty

  • Manufactured in Germany. Table Tennis Table Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H/ Folded Dimensions: 22in wide x 67in high x 72in long

  • 100% weatherproof fixed aluminum composite competition top with exclusive ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that controls expansion and constriction because of temperature and humidity changes

  • Ensured genuine competition bounce for unmatched quality and execution. External Edges are Protected and Supported by a 1in Aluminum Apron/ Apron Cradles Table Top to Prevent Warping

  • Worldwide competition size of 9ft x 5ft with 4.5in single wheel casters, two of which have locking brakes

Convenience Features

While this table is built with very quality materials, it also offers some convenient features that add extra value. An important safety feature is the patented safety-fold mechanism with dual locking levers. This prevents unintended opening or closing of the table, an important feature to avoid potential accidents. The table also has true play-back mode that's great for warming up or for practicing by yourself. In play-back mode the table has no wide gap for ball to drop in. The table also folds for compact and safe storage to just 22" wide x 67" high x 72" long.

Table Top

The Kettler Stock Pro Outdoor is German-made and built with a high attention to detail and level of craftsmanship. Kettler is known for making top quality products and this table top is no exception. The weatherproof sealed aluminum composite top has an underside that controls expansion and contraction due to weather changes and a top side with lines that are smooth and even with playing surface. The water-based paint and topcoat used on the top are UV, scratch and fade resistant which are ideal for a long-lasting outdoor table. The table is made up of layers built to withstand the elements as shown below.

Assembly

Similar to other Kettler tables, many customers have reported that it takes some time to assemble. The instructions are not as straightforward as they could be, so you have to know what your doing to be able to quickly assemble it. There are resources available online, by Kettler, that may offer a better assembly experience than the included instructions. Once assembled however, the table offers a good playing surface that will last a very long time.

Conclusion

The Kettler Stock Pro Outdoor is a well-built outdoor table with some nice extra features. It's built to last in harsh weather conditions and while it won't give you the same tournament bounce that a higher tier table would, it offers a good playing experience and is a good buy if you're ok with the somewhat tricky assembly process.