10 Best Trampolines Reviewed
Before you raise your eyebrows on this one, I would like to simply state that owning a trampoline can be compared to building a swimming pool in your backyard. It’s not just for the kids. As much as you accept swimming as healthy, so is jumping on a trampoline. I guess people think it’s rather silly because it looks more fun than essential, but hey, which adult can say balancing yourself on a trampoline isn’t difficult? It’s a complete cardio workout in itself!
Trampoline parks have been around and are consistently gaining popularity. Of course it would be a lot easier if you install one in your own backyard. If you’re one with kids, it’ll provide you a fun way to exercise and spend time with your family.
Trampoline safety is a must, being sprung into the air and possibly landing anywhere but the trampoline itself. Nets are a usual accessory. Ladders are also very common, allowing you to mount and dismount from the trampoline without any accidents. Location is also a big key. Avoid placing the trampoline where there are wires or tree branches over head. There should be a 24 foot clearance over head and 6 feet around the trampoline.
Trampolines will require setting up, so make sure you have all of the tools you need before setting up one of these guys. Common sizes for trampolines are 8, 10, 12 and 14 feet across or around (as trampolines can be either circular or rectangular)
Here are a few trampolines we think would suit you.
Best Trampolines 2017
Alleyoop Variable Bounce with Integrated Safety Enclosure
At 14 feet wide, this round shaped trampoline will provide you hours of bouncing fun.Variable Bounce technology refers to the springs’ ability to balance your jump, the split-second reaction enables you to control your jump, and not land in Neverland. Its frame is made from 1.9” pre-galvanized steel, 35” tall jumping mat for huge clearance and better landings. The frame is resistant to deformation and twisting, The springs can accommodate a 245 pound human humping on it. On top of it all, or rather around it, is a net enclosure, ensuring that you don’t fall off the contraption.
SkyWalker 15 Feet Round with Enclosure and Spring Pad
Just like the Alleyoop, the SkyWalker is round with enclosure. The enclosure is incorporated to the jumping mat, providing extra stability to the frame that holds the net. At 15 feet, the trampoline gives you a wider area for jumping than other brands. It can support 200 pounds of weight.
Exacme 15 Feet Round All-In-One Combo Set
Remarkably similar to the SkyWalker, the Exacme would be its wicked twin sister. The main difference is the capacity of 375 pounds, making it the trampoline with the highest weight capacity at 15 foot. Another key difference is that the net is secured to the jumping mat via straps and ropes, ensuring that your child doesn’t fall under the nets. The frame is rust resistant galvanized steel, and meets TUV, GS and ATSM quality and safety standards.
Ultega Jumper with Safety Net
This round 14 foot model can support 200 pounds of weight, has 6 W shaped legs instead of 4, and the net is held by 8 padded poles, to prevent injury should you hit the poles instead of the net. A zippered opening provides easy access in and out of the trampoline. 88 springs provide stability for your jumping pleasure, with L shaped legs to prevent the trampoline from tipping over.
SkyWalker 15 Feet Rectangle with Enclosure
Our second SkyWalker model is our first rectangular design. It aces safety like no other, allowing it to withstand 250 pounds of weight. Just like the previous SkyWalker, the net is integrated with the the jumping mat, making it super secure. The spring pad is UV protected and filled with 1 inch thick foam.
Alleyoop Power Bounce Rectangular with Integrated Safety Enclosure
Alleyoops rectangular trampoline boasts of the best bounce you can get. Power Bounce works like this: 2 springs are mounted to the Power Arm fitting and the V-rings, allowing you to change settings from top, middle or bottom. It also has 2 inches thick pre-galvanized steel frame. Because it promises higher bounces, the frames for the safety enclosure is also taller. For the same reason, the weight capacity is also 350 pounds.
SkyWalker 17 Feet Oval
What’s good about SkyWalker is that it is a complete kit. You don’t get parts from different places, making sure your trampoline is secure and form-fitted. Like all of its SkyWalker predecessors, it has all the accessories for safety. Because its oval and at 17 feet across, there’s more space for more kids to play in. The oval shape also provides more power in your bounce. And at $700, it competes very well with products of the same built and size.
TUV Approved Zapapa Trampoline
As the name claims, it is TUV safety approved. It comes in 12, 14, or 15 feet sizes. It has longer net poles, steel joints and built with rust resistant heavy duty galvanized steel. The weight allowance is 300 pounds, and is equipped with a ladder for safer mounting and dismounting.
Springfree 8×13 Feet Trampoline 092 Large Oval
The Springfree trampoline is different in terms of its look. It has a rod construction base that can’t be found anywhere else. This allows the trampoline more safety and stability. You also get higher jumps. There is also no padding required as the net goes straight to the jumping surface. Double coated metal ensures protection on the metal frames. You can jump all the way to the edge of this tramp.
JumpSport 10×17 Stage Bounced Trampoline
The JumpSport can carry 225 pounds of weight, making it comparable to the heavy duty tramps discussed above. Staged Bounce is a feature that allows it to protect you from knee injuries by delaying 50% of the springs during your jumps, which means it reduces stress of the jumping surface from injuring your joints.
Looking at these choices, we hope you find the best trampoline for you and your family to enjoy for a very long time.