Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table Review

Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table Review

The Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table has many quality features that are perfect for the right type of player with a small budget.

As far as mini pool tables go, I was pleasantly surprised by Hathaway’s mini table, especially considering the low price tag. 

The Standout Features Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table

  • Compact size
  • Portability and easy to transport
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Budget friendly price
  • Great for whole family including children
  • Ideal for casual players and beginners
  • Arrives fully assembled
  • Perfect as a practice table
  • Comes with all the accessories you need to get started
Foldable legs for easy storagePlaying surface made of MDF
Family-friendlyNot suited to competitive players
Ideal for small spacesCheap cloth, burns easily
Lightweight and easy to transportEasy to twist and bow when moving it
Fully assembled, ready to play out of the boxDifficult to recover the playing surface
Comes with accessoriesStandard equipment, not the best quality

Hathaway Fairmont 6-Ft Portable Pool Table Review

The Aesthetics

The first thing to talk about is the aesthetics, and I think Hathaway have done a decent job to make it appeal to the casual player.

It is packed with a premium look but at a fairly low purchase price.

The mini pool table comes with either blue or red playing cloth, both of which go nicely with the black frame and chrome plated steel corners.

The Weight

Hathaway’s portable pool table is extremely lightweight and weighs just 115 pounds, which is one of its big plus points.

  • If you feel like you may have to move your billiard table around a lot, it will certainly be one of the easier ones to move
  • Transporting the small pool table cross-country, isn’t as hard as it sounds thanks to the Nylon rip resistant bag it comes with
  • The legs can be folded for the table’s easy storage


Despite the portable pool table being so light, it is actually surprisingly sturdy. Much of the reason for its durability comes down to the materials Hathaway have used to manufacture it. 

The base is made from metal and the frame is constructed out of allow steel, which gives the 6ft pool table plenty of sturdiness. 

  • The steel legs provide plenty of support for the rest of the table
  • When looked after and maintained properly, it can last a good 5 years or more

Small Size

Having the necessary room is one of the biggest barriers for most people when it comes to owning a pool table.

The space-saving qualities of the Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table allows those tight on space to have their very own table, who otherwise wouldn’t have the room for a regular sized one.

  • At 6 foot and with foldable legs, the table is small enough to fit in many smaller rooms
  • Even going in big rooms, with lots of furnishings, you only need a small amount of space
  • You could also fold the legs and store the table when it is not being used

Playing Surface Dimensions

The playing surface of the table measures in at 66″ x 33″

Despite the compact design, it is still a big enough surface to be enjoyed by both adults and children.

No Assembly Required

One key benefit to the Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table is being ready to play right out of the box. 

There is no need to worry about putting it together when it arrives, because it will get to you full assembled

Levelling the Table

When it arrives, you will have to level it, however this couldn’t be easier with the leg levelers built into the bottom of the legs.

  • The self-raising leg levelers, are adjusted with very little difficulty
  • If it loses level, it’s easily re-levelled

The Accessories

The pool table also comes with:

  • 2 48″ cues
  • 1 set of balls
  • 1 table brush
  • 2 pieces of chalk
  • 1 triangle

The Drawbacks


The playing surface is made of engineered MDF, which you would expect being portable, lightweight and a budget friendly table.

One of its big problems, is it can warp easily, which will affect how balls move, specifically travelling slower, especially over the thick cheap playing cloth.

The Accessories

Although it comes with all the accessories you need to get you started, they are only standard pieces of equipment, and lack real quality.

With that being said, casual and beginner players will get by just be fine with them. 

If you find you are playing more regularly, or getting serious about your game, and you can invest in better equipment at anytime.

Recovering the Table

The quality of the playing cloth is questionable at best, as it can feel a little slow, and also tends to burn easily. 

If you can, use a spare piece of cloth for breaking, as this is where the most visible burn marks will appear.

It is also very difficult to recover the table, however, to be honest not many people would bother, considering how inexpensive the table is in the first place.

The cost of recovering a pool table, would almost be as much as the table itself, and really wouldn’t be worth it.

Who Is The Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table For?

In truth, much of the drawbacks to the table will only really hamper competitive players, and ones that take the game very serious.

Whereas, if you are you looking for a family friendly pool table that can be folded away and stored easily, you should consider the Hathaway Fairmont Portable 6-Ft Pool Table a very good option.

The compact design is perfect for small spaces in a busy household. 





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