Garlando G500 Foosball Table | Perfect for Indoor & Outdoor
The Garlando G500 is one of the leading hybrid foosball tables on the market. While most hybrids are designed mainly to resist the elements, with a lack of focus on the actual gameplay experience, this vintage model by Garlando changes all of the that, offering the best of both worlds.
This table features an incredibly smooth playing surface that allows you to try out advanced foosball shooting tips on the ultra-slick surface that’s designed for fast action.
Overview and Features
The Garlando G500 is a little on the pricey side, but it’s worth every dollar if you often find yourself playing foosball outdoors. While other models of hybrid foosball tables feature a lightweight design, so you can quickly move the table indoors and out, this is a heavy-duty model that’s built to last.
The table features several layers of waterproof coating, which allows it to withstand heavy rainfall easily, without resulting in damage. Even the table’s metal components are coated in a type of anti-rust polish that will protect the table from the elements.
The tempered glass playing surface isn’t something you’ll usually see on an indoor/outdoor table. It increases speed and offers an improved gaming experience due to the ultra-slick surface. Considering the table is indoor/outdoor, it offers an excellent playing surface that’s smoother than what you’ll find on other hybrid models. As long as the chromium-plated rods are kept clean and polished the men will smoothly rotate.
- Chromium plated, telescopic rods Players permanently molded to rods Marine plywood cabinet
- All surfaces coated with waterproof and washable materials for easy cleaning Waterproof glue used for perfect sealing 4" Heavy duty, black, nylon leg levelers for stability
- All hardware has tropical anti-rust treatment Marine plywood playfield with plastic laminate Heavy duty, vinyl table cover included Instructions and playing accessories included
- Playfield made of marine playwood with a plastic laminate.
- Comes with a heavy duty vinyl liner
The table’s durable design allows it to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
Unlike traditional designs, the men on this table are molded into the rods, which means that the entire rod will need to be replaced if a man breaks. This is a downside for some, considering it would be a costly replacement.
The table itself weighs in at one hundred and fifty pounds, so moving it from one room to the next will be a hassle. It can also take up quite a bit of floor space, something that’s worth considering if you have a small backyard or not much room to work within the home.
If you’re looking for a foosball table with a space-saving design, we recommend the Harvil 38-Inch Tabletop Foosball Table, which is easy to set up and store away when not in use.
The table is made out of high-quality MDF that’s one-inch thick. You can usually judge how durable a table is based on the thickness of the MDF board. Typically, lower quality tables are made with MDF that’s just half an inch thick. Higher priced tables are thicker for improved durability.
The table also comes equipped with coldly drawn steel rods, which are top of the line. The rods are straighter, stronger and feature a smoother surface. They’re also plated with five microns of anti-rust chromium, so they can withstand rain and snow without rusting. However, we do recommend using a type of tarp or foosball specific table cover to extend the life of this model.
For added protection, the table’s legs are covered with a washable powder varnish.
The ball bearing bushings are encased in nylon for added protection.
The angled side panels and corners will always keep the ball in motion, while the wood handles reduce perspiration and are comfortable to hold.
The table doesn’t come with leg levelers, but this shouldn’t be a deal breaker unless you have an uneven floor.
If your backyard features uneven terrain and you’re in need of a table equipped with leg levelers, click here to read our buyer’s guide where you’ll find models equipped with leg levelers and other top of the line features.
Additionally, the table doesn’t come with counterweighted men, which is a feature intermediate and advanced players usually love. The lack of the counterweight design tends to make the playing action much smoother and also prevents your shots from getting blocked by your own men.
The table’s butcherblock wood cabinet offers a classic look that makes the black legs pop. However, the blue and red players don’t match. Ivory and black would have been a much better choice and one that would’ve jived well with the rest of the table. The green surface made out of tempered glass is all class. However, the white panels and corners stand out too much and take away from the aesthetics.
A pricey, massive table like the G500 is designed for adults and teens. It’s an excellent choice for players of all skill levels, but it’s designed to handle aggressive playing styles, so the advanced player will appreciate what this table has to offer.
Warranty and Garlando Table Parts
In the event something breaks on the table, you can take advantage of the three-year product warranty on the table and all parts. Most models in this price range will only offer a three to six-month warranty. In the product description, the manufacturer guarantees this table is unbreakable.
This model is one sturdy, heavy-duty table. It’s one hundred, and fifty-pound weight adds to its overall stability, so it won’t rock or move at all during an intense game.
The telescopic rods don’t come out on the other side, which is a nice safety feature. Because of the design, your opponent won’t have to worry about getting poked by the rods during a match. This is a safety feature designed with children in mind.
- Easy to assemble
- Designed to last
- Telescopic rod design is perfect for kids
- Tempered glass playing surface
- Men are permanently molded to the rods
- Men are not counterweighted
- Does not come with leg levelers