Best Trampolines & Trampoline Reviews
Do you like an idea of having fun and exercise in the same time? Everybody does! Trampoline, as a perfect training equipment, will give you just that – endless hours of fun. If you are worried with safety issues trampolines represent, try to get over it as health benefits greatly surpass possible injuries. Keep up to safety guidelines and determine some rules and you`ll be fine. Make sure to only buy best rated trampolines (you can use our trampoline reviews or trampoline comparison chart to find trampoline you truly deserve).
- 1 How to choose a Trampoline?
- 2 TRAMPOLINE REVIEWS
- 3 TOP 20 Best Trampolines for Season 2017
- 3.1 ACON Rectangular Trampoline
- 3.2 Springfree Trampoline feat. tgoma – 13ft Jumbo Square With Basketball Hoop & Ladder
- 3.3 Vuly Thunder Trampoline
- 3.4 AlleyOOP 14’ Power DoubleBounce Trampoline
- 3.5 Skybound Stratos Trampoline
- 3.6 Vuly Lite 12ft.
- 3.7 ACON Air 4.3 Trampoline 14’ with Enclosure
- 3.8 Exacme 15 ft. Round Trampoline
- 3.9 Pure Fun Dura-Bounce 14ft. Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure
- 3.10 Kidwise Magic Circle Round 13.5ft Trampoline
- 3.11 JumpKing 6 Legs Trampoline with Enclosure, 14’
- 3.12 ExacMe 16 ft. All-in-one Trampoline
- 3.13 Skywalker Trampolines Trampoline Sports Arena, 15’
- 3.14 North Gear Trampoline
- 3.15 New Clevr 12 ft. Trampoline With Enclosure
- 3.16 SportsTramp Extreme 16ft. Octagon Trampoline with Detachable Cage
- 3.17 Kangaroo Hoppers 15-Feet Round Trampoline
- 3.18 Skywalker 14 ft. Round Trampoline with Enclosure
- 3.19 Zupapa 15 ft. Trampoline with Enclosure
- 4 Staying on trampoline – Fun games to play that will keep your child on trampoline for days to follow!
How to choose a Trampoline?
For a start – a simple buying guide! Have your kids have finally gotten to you or Your dearest has just explained the health benefits of a trampoline, and again your children have told over and over again how careful they will be and how much a trampoline means to them. You have decided to buy a trampoline. Now, what do you do?
Well, there are multiple types, shapes and sizes are available. Does the size of your backyard dictate the maximum size of the trampoline? Perhaps you are looking for a semi-pro trampoline for your little gymnast? In either case, do not worry as we will explain how to simply find a perfect trampoline.
Buying a trampoline is not and should not be an easy task. With so many available shapes, sizes and different safety features people have always had a problem recognizing great trampolines among thousands of trampolines currently offered in local shops. That`s why we continuously review all trampolines you can find there.
Frame thickness, mat and spring quality, safety precautions such as enclosure and additional parts, those are all pieces of a one big puzzle – a trampoline!
Think of it as 3D puzzle, where all pieces must be same quality to showcase your creation in all of its glory. If only one part of it breaks, the whole thing is going down. Trampolines are no different, they all need to be made from good quality materials keeping them in one piece. This is why is essential to do research prior buying one. Here we come into play – We have done trampoline reviews of all possible shapes & sizes making it very easy to find a perfect trampoline.
Check out our trampoline reviews and choose trampoline which will be best fit for your jumping needs!
Are you looking for a standard trampoline, mini trampoline, water trampoline or perhaps a bungee trampoline? The selection is huge and so are the differences. As you might imagine, trampolines can roughly be categorized in several categories, where each of those has certain conditions to meet. For example, if you are looking for a fitness trampoline which you plan to use in comfort of your home, then mini trampolines are your first choice. You can learn more on our trampoline types page
Indoor Vs. Outdoor
If you plan to use trampoline inside closed spaces then do it wisely. Floor height should be at least several feet more than actual height of a trampoline, as bounce it might provide will catapult you in the air. Don`t forget that. If you are looking for mini trampolines or kids trampolines then you might be ok, as neither the size or the bounce could be threatening. Click here for best mini trampolines or here for best kids trampolines.
Spring based Vs. Springless
If safety is your #1 concern then springless trampolines are the answer. As spring based trampolines have one layer of protection on them (padding) but which can accidentally move and possibly create a threat for the jumpers. Falling through springs is certainly not great feeling, and most of all, certainly not safe. Springless trampolines tend to remove that threat by combining new technologies and new concepts, with one goal – to make trampolines safer for their users. But, under no means you should think that they are 100% safe. At the end it all comes to the “rule set” – what you should do and what you can do. For more detailed information on springless trampolines please click here.
Oval vs round, rectangular vs square? Which of the multiple shapes is the best? Or is it maybe oval??? Whichever you like most, they will all work good. And if you need something for semi/pro gymnast sessions then choice is obvious.
Round: Most popular outdoor trampolines used for occasional bouncing fun. Read our reviews of round trampolines and make sure that your trampoline activities stay how they should – safe & fun
Rectangular: Rectangle trampolines are most popular trampolines among gymnasts and all other people which demand powerful bounce and extra safety from trampoline. Rectangular trampolines are trampolines which will give you best and highest bounce. Check our reviews of rectangular trampolines and find best one!
Square: Square trampoline are trying to provide safety of round with bounce quality of the rectangular, square trampolines are gaining popularity like never before.
Sometimes less is more. It is important to buy trampoline based on specific age of user, because overall usability and performance of trampoline depends on jumpers weight. 15 ft trampoline for a preschooler? A big no. So always try to buy trampoline accordingly. In our reviews we have age recommendations so find yourself trampoline you like and then see if our recommendation is within limits.
For other questions you might have regarding trampolines please visit our „Frequently Asked Questions“ section.
TOP 20 Best Trampolines for Season 2017
Well, this is not to easy question to answer as price range for professional trampoline can go up to $15 000 (Ultimate 4×4), while prices for recreational trampolines vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars. You can also check our comparison chart and easily browse by selecting desired type, shape or size of your preference. Often, we get asked same question: “What is the best trampoline?“. Not an easy one to answer, but, if we take a look at best trampolines we have already reviewed then our list of top rated trampolines would be something like this:
|Shape||Size||Weight limit||Spring count||Rating|
|Rectangular||16x9ft||No weight limit||138||4.8|
|Square||13ft||200 lbs+||No springs||4.8|
|Round||12.5ft||330 lbs||No springs||4.8|
|Round||14ft||300 lbs||192 (8.5")||4.8|
|Round||15ft||330 lbs||108 (8.5")||4.6|
Springless Vuly Lite
|Round||15ft||375 lbs||104 (7")||4.5|
|Round||14ft||No weight limit||96 (8.5")||4.5|
|Round||12ft||245 lbs||96 (8.5")||4.4|
|Round||13.5ft||450 lbs||96 (8.5")||4.4|
|Round||14ft||220 lbs||84 (7")||4.3|
|Round||16ft||330 lbs||108 (7")||4.3|
|Round||14ft||200 lbs||84 (6.5")||4.1|
ACON Rectangular Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
If you’re in the market for a rectangular trampoline, you might seriously want to consider this model as ACON rectangle trampoline is currently considered one of the best rated trampolines of all times.
Designed in Finland by a Finnish company ACON with ample experience in trampolines, this trampoline ticks all the checkboxes – it’s fun, sturdy, and safe. Kids jump higher and happier than on any other trampoline we know of, and except “Vuly Thunder“, which is not so good at characteristics but do play significant role in terms of beauty.
If it will need maintenance no need to worry as new replacement parts, from pads, mat or net, or even additional accessories as basketball hoop are easily ordered online. Your friends who have maybe gone cheap will definitely need to replace parts more often than you will, even if you leave it outside during winter.
We do not encourage leaving trampolines unprotected during winter time but manufacturer clearly stated that ACON rectangle trampoline is well capable of surviving those conditions. We will try this winter and let you know results next year…
So it is worth the investment for safety and piece of mind. And if you don`t mind, your yard will become neighborhood’s play destination of choice due to this trampoline!
The camo green color represents a departure from the usual blue that many trampolines feature and while we feel it’s a bit bland, it’s not bad by any means. The enclosure is one of the best we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing, with great zippered doors and UV protected mesh material. Do we even have to mention that all the poles are galvanized to prevent rust form forming and that the foam pads and the mat can be left outside as they are UV resistant too? Probably don`t :)
An impressive 105 sq. ft. of jumping surface is at your disposal and the folks at ACON assure us that there is NO weight limit for practical purposes. ACON is so confident that their product is of great quality that they offer an absolutely amazing warranty – 5 years (!) on the mat and frame and a year on other parts.
The trampoline is large and bulky so make sure you have enough space in your yard and while the assembly is not too difficult, it takes time due to how large the trampoline is. It certainly does pack a huge amount of fun as the bounce is great thanks to 138 springs and you can jump very high.
ACON certainly didn’t cut any corners with this model and the price is high but certainly appropriate for a model of this caliber.
Recommended as #1 in rectangle trampolines!
AVAILABLE MID-JULY 2017
Springfree Trampoline feat. tgoma – 13ft Jumbo Square With Basketball Hoop & Ladder
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
This unique square trampoline by Springfree (who else) is bound to be of interest not only for trampoline enthusiasts, but to laypeople as well. This is the first smart trampoline on the market! It features the tgoma outdoor interactive digital game system. There are various games available that you beat by jumping on the trampoline. The tgoma game system requires you to set up a tablet and install the app; the sensors do the rest. It’s a lot of fun and it’s safe, as the games are designed for a single user.
The springless trampoline, as we have pointed out many times before, is a great way to bounce safer as there is less injury risk. The enclosure also helps – it’s called FlexiNet and is resistant to tearing. The enclosure rods bend and adapt as you go – you can’t hit the enclosure pole anymore! The sturdy frame is situated beneath the jumping surface so you cannot hit it. The SoftEdge mat can withstand 5,000 hours of sun exposure – magnificent durability.
The 13 ft. of square trampoline is equivalent to 16 ft. round trampolines, so bear that in mind (155 sq. ft. of jumping area). There are no springs; flexible composite rods are used instead. There is a 200 lbs. weight limit, but we feel it’s a conservative number. If you register it, the warranty period is 8 years on the frame and 2 years on other parts.
Yes, the price is very high, but there really isn’t anything even remotely similar to this on the market. The tgoma system has upped the ante and the overall package is among the best in the world – making this the ultimate model of 2017 season.
Vuly Thunder Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Designed in the Land Down Under, just by looking at this trampoline you immediately begin to understand that this really is something special. Wacky Australian designers from Vuly have impressed us over and over with their quality trampolines, and Vuly Thunder did too.
Vuly Thunder, which is type of springless trampoline has a diameter of 12.5 ft. and a maximum weight capacity limit of 330 lbs. It’s weather resistant, very sturdy and can be left outside year-round. But that’s not exceptional. The other things, though…
For starters, Vuly trampoline is extremely safe. Due to its unique spring(less) design, there are no safety pads – you can’t land on the springs as they are not there. Dense UV-rated Silk Terylene net is sewn directly on to the mat for maximum safety. You must have noticed the weird symbols on the mat – it’s the Vuly HexVex game that provides hours and hours of fun. The symbols won’t fade as the mat is made of Bisonyl. The main reason for the unusual looks is the spring system of this trampoline. It uses the unique leaf springs (70 in total) that provide one of the best bounce experiences on the market. Most of the energy is reflected back which means the bounce is higher and more responsive, much better than with coiled metal springs.
The assembly is very easy – parts just click together and there are no nuts and bolts. The warranty is fine, but nothing phenomenal when you factor in the price – 10 years on the frame, 5 on the mat and a year on everything else, but at least all parts are half the price for life if you keep the receipt. Still, if you’ve got the money, it’s either that or the Springfree trampoline. There’s hardly anything better on the market. Outstanding!
Another trampoline and biggest competitor for SpringFree Inc trampolines, Vuly has several exceptional models of trampolines which bring innovative designs you surely never seen before.
AlleyOOP 14’ Power DoubleBounce Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Okay, now it’s time to breathe deeply and get ready for a surprise. This one is easily the most innovative trampoline we’ve seen for this season and we’re simply blown away by it.
Jumpsport is a reputable company known for making the best trampolines around. This model didn’t disappoint either.
Compared to the last year’s AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline, this one features, guess what, two mats, yes, two separate mats with an outstanding total of 192 springs (128 primary + 64 secondary), as opposed to 144 on the PowerBounce (which is still an amazing number for a 14 ft. trampoline).
These models feature the so-called Power Springs along with the regular ones. What sets this trampoline apart from others is the ability to customize these Power Springs to your liking. You can make the trampoline bounce higher or lower by adjusting the stiffness of the springs and the bounce itself is literally out of this world; likely the best in class.
The trampoline can therefore be customized to be optimal for all weights and ages. Jumsport’s Air Shock safety system is there to bring you a peace of mind by utilizing a double-bed system. The so-called Double Bounce system helps reduce impact forces by up to 50 per cent. The two trampoline mats act in tandem to distribute the forces (like an airbag) and the experience is out of this world! Permatron mats have fantastic 10 rows of stitching so expect very long life span out of it.
The frame is one of the thickest around and safety is top-notch. It is limited to 300 lbs. but has withstood 800 lbs. in real-life testing. Various accessories are available, such as ladders, tents and basketball sets, but they cost extra. We recommend you purchase a ladder due to the height of the trampoline. The cost of this trampoline is about two or three times that of ordinary trampolines, but this one is far from ordinary. With a lifetime warranty on metal parts, 5 years on other parts and two years on the pads, it only shows the level of quality JumpSport provides. Their Fail-Safe online guarantee can extent these periods to 10 years, which is unheard of in the world of trampolines. It can be assembled by 2 people in 3 hours.
Skybound Stratos Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.6 / 5)
SkyBound USA has introduced this 15 feet outdoor trampoline hoping it would bring about a revolution in the world of trampolines – and we have to say it’s not far from that. SkyBound prides itself on building and designing top quality trampolines that are easy to assemble. This one is no exception.
From the moment you start opening boxes and unpacking this trampoline you will have great first impression and it will be clear as day that you are going to try something extraordinary. Build quality of this trampoline is something unprecedented and can only be found in way more expensive models, like “AlleyOOP Power DoubleBounce” or in springless trampolines.
The enclosure is safe – the net covers the inside of the trampoline and the poles are curved to add an extra safety layer. It looks good to, with its sleek curved lines. The trampoline can be left outside as the poles and legs are galvanized to prevent the formation of rust. The mat is UV resistant and long lasting. The bounce is excellent thanks to 84 premium gold zinc springs 8.5 inches long and it can bear a maximum of 330 lbs., enough for plus-sized individuals.
The assembly is simple as it doesn’t require any screws, nuts and bolts, but as it isn’t a small trampoline, an extra pair of hands would help immensely; you should be able to assemble it in under two hours. The warranty is satisfactory, especially on the metal parts, but a year on the pad and 6 months on the spring is not bad as well. The only con is the comparably high price of about $750, but for such great build quality it’s far from a bad deal.
When it comes to safety regulations, SkyBound Stratos not only met ASTM requirements but they did exceed every one of them. As SkyBound stated during product launch marketing campaign – they do not want a trampoline, they wanted THE trampoline which will be seen as category leader.
And we can say that they did succeed with it. It definitely is one of our top picks for season of 2017 and can easily be one of the top rated trampolines you can buy today and one of the best trampolines in this price range.
Vuly Lite 12ft.
Our Rating: (4.6 / 5)
Recommended for: 6 – 99
The new addition to the great Vuly family is the Vuly Lite. It’s a somewhat basic trampoline, 12 ft. in diameter. Unlike the rest of the high-end Vuly range, the goal here was to build an affordable trampoline that’s still miles ahead of the rest of the low-end offerings.
Thanks to their expertise in building good trampolines, Vuly has some of that edge too. The rigid frame reinforced with two steel rings that keep the trampoline steady is the same as with its more upscale sibling, the Vuly 2. However, unlike the Vuly 2, which has a nice black color to the poles thanks to powder coating, here they are left dull metallic grey. It doesn’t affect the functionality, though.
The bounce is good and responsive thanks to 72 tapered coil springs. This is standard for 12 ft. trampolines. The mat is very well-stitched and comes with various shapes painted on for VulyHexVex game, which is standard Vuly fare.
The safety pads are reversible and feature yellow or blue designs. They’re made of Bisonyl and will resist most types of weather. The enclosure net is excellent. While made from polyethylene insead of better quality Silk Terylene as in Vuly 2, it didn’t budge when we fell onto it from quite a distance. Note: the reviewer weighs 220 lbs. so the result is even better than it seems. This also means that the advertised weight limit of 240 lbs. is likely conservative.
While obviously some corners were cut, this trampoline is still miles away than the generic trampolines you can see and buy for not much less money. The warranty and customer support are also well above the cheaper brands. This trampoline is a tad more expensive, but you get a sense of security and quality you just can’t get with cheaper brands, even if you’re sacrificing a bit of value in the process.
We recommend this trampoline if you’re a newbie and want a trampoline that just works. If you’d like something more upscale, look for Vuly 2 and Springfree. If you’re in the market for something cheaper, PureFun DuraBounce and Skybound Cirrus could be to your liking.
ACON Air 4.3 Trampoline 14’ with Enclosure
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)
This is an another quality offering from ACON. Compared with the ‘Premium’ version of this trampoline, the poles aren’t pointing away from the enclosure, but this trampoline is built so well that it definitely deserves the title.
In line with fond ACON tradition, the trampoline doesn’t have a posted weight limit. This doesn’t mean there isn’t any, but good golly you’d have to try really hard to overload this one, even on purpose. Those 0.8 inches thick frame tubes can take on a lot of weight. 96 springs, above average for this size, are 8.5-inches long and have a preload force of 96N (most manufacturers even don’t provide the number) ensure for providing a smooth, high bounce.
6 times cross-sewn polypropylene mat is literally built to last. The only thing we’d like is that the safety pad were a bit thicker.
It comes with a spring tool for easier installation and the instructions are simple. We are extremely satisfied with 5 year warranty on the mat and the frame. It can be left outside no problem, as it is a heavy duty trampoline.
Again, ACON trampolines aren’t known for their bargain bin prices, so expect to pay a premium over run-of-the-mill trampoline brands. But you really do get what you pay for, and in this case, you get A LOT.
Exacme 15 ft. Round Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)
With this trampoline Exacme provides good value and quality at an excellent price. Even slightly more expensive that 15 ft Skywalker, ExacMe trampoline is an Amazon “All-Star” Trampoline. Hundreds of happy customers have been using this trampoline for several years now, and exhilaration is still the same.
While its design is nothing to be excited about, it does the job. The enclosure does the job and the poles come with the usual foam coverings. The bounce is adequate. 104 springs 7-inches long are responsible for it and they do their job.
The mat is UV protected and the poles won’t rust. ExacMe trampoline comes with an above average 375 lbs. weight limit, which was a pleasant surprise because of which ExacMe trampoline just had to be on this list.
A very pleasant surprise comes with the addition of a ladder that ships with the trampoline. It’s great for children who might otherwise struggle getting on and off the trampoline. Combined with the bounce height that is average, it makes for a good beginner’s trampoline. The manufacturer assures us that the trampoline has been certified by all relevant safety agencies, but just by looking at it we saw that it’s a fine trampoline for the average user.
The trampoline comes in three boxes and takes a two hours to assemble. All the parts are included, but some screws for the netting require a bit more work or replacement, as they are barely adequate.
The warranty is a bit lackluster, with 90 days on the metal parts and no warranty on the mat and the pad. However, we feel that ExacMe trampoline is a good product that we recommend for the value-minded shopper.
Our Rating: (4.4 / 5)
Just like the AlleyOOP DoubleBounce, this model also packs a punch with its great innovative solutions that make the trampoline experience safer and even more pleasant.
While not as high end as the DoubleBounce technology, the VariableBounce has a lot to offer. The bounce is variable, which means that some springs engage earlier than others, which means that the fall is more gradual.
There is a total of 96 springs, each 8.5 inches long.
They let the jumper absorb the impact forces over a larger period of time, thus reducing the risk of injury. The jumper decelerates more slowly and gradually, which also helps with the quality of bounce, as the jumper will absorb less energy, meaning more of it is returned from the springs – making the bounce higher and better!
The trampoline comes in dark green color but otherwise isn’t anything special when it comes to looks. The enclosure is very strong – sturdy and keeps you safe and the trampoline is well-padded where it matters. There are only four legs; this is not a problem in itself, but for such a premium trampoline at a premium price they shouldn’t have skimped on that. But it is built to last and the have been accounts of the trampoline lasting for a decade and even more and their customer service is phenomenal. Jumpsport posts a weight limit of 245 lbs.
Unfortunately, the trampoline is pricey and doesn’t even come with attachments that you’d be happy to have – mainly, the ladder, but also the basketball hoop and the tent. But if you can afford it, it’s an excellent choice, even when compared with the DoubleBounce model, as it is a fair bit cheaper. If 12 ft. model is a bit too small for you don`t worry as larger models are also available.
Pure Fun Dura-Bounce 14ft. Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure
Our Rating: (4.4 / 5)
This model of backyard trampoline by Pure Fun features great looks with lime green pads and a sleek mat. The polypropylene mat is double stitched which not only looks nice, but is a great safety feature that improves performance and bounce quality, too. The enclosure poles (8 in total) keep the net strong and safe. We liked that the zippered net prevents you from touching the springs and the safety pad. 6 U-shaped legs provide good stability. We’re happy that the manufacturer chose to include 6 legs instead of four. 96 springs are more than adequate for a 14 ft. trampoline and they support a maximum weight of 350 lbs.
Pure Fun has weatherproofed the trampoline really well and it justifies the term “outdoor” in the title. The poles are all rust resistant; the mat is weather resistant and the mesh is UV resistant. The trampoline takes a few hours to assemble but the assembly is not too difficult. For ages 6 and up. The warranty period is 90 days and covers all the parts. The trampoline is certified by all the relevant safety agencies.
All that comes at a reasonable price. The bounce is better than on generic trampolines and the safety net is designed well. The weight limit is very good.
Our verdict – we definitely recommend this trampoline as is top5 in best-buy trampolines!
PureFun Dura-Bounce Trampoline 15ft. – Full Review
Kidwise Magic Circle Round 13.5ft Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.4 / 5)
Available size: 10ft, 12ft, 13.5ft, 14ft, 16ft Reviewed model: 13.5ft
KidWise is a known manufacturer of trampolines that focus on safety and are kid-friendly, but they don’t sacrifice usability either. This trampoline is no different. Featuring a bit unusual size of 13.5 feet, it comes in nice, bright colors.
The safety is paramount with this trampoline; the enclosure is sewn together with the mat so that the child won’t accidentally land on the springs.
Not that they could anyway, since the foam is so thick that it would protect them in either case. The mesh is tight and sturdy. The trampoline is very bouncy owing to 96 long springs (8.5 inches), meaning that there is a lot of fun to be had with this model.
Materials used are of high quality (14 gauge steel), as its weight rating of 450 lbs. shows. It’s a large rating that shows us how confident the manufacturer is about their product. It’s easy to assemble and should take about an hour. An added bonus is that the trampoline is manufactured in the USA, which should justify its higher price than other, imported trampolines.
JumpKing 6 Legs Trampoline with Enclosure, 14’
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
Available size: 14ft, 15ft
Jumpking offers us another of their good quality trampolines with a fresher design than the usual blue color. The mat and the pads are colored in a shade of dark green. A welcome addition is their proprietary “over and under equalization spring system” which ensures a high bounce. The total number of springs is 84 and they are 7 inches long; this is a solid number.
The enclosure is dual entry with a zipper and buckles for extra safety. 6 legs provide enough stability and sturdiness. We liked how the enclosure poles are farther from the net so that it’s more difficult to collide with them. Even so, they are covered in foam. As most trampolines in the market are galvanized to prevent rust and let you leave them in your yard all year long (though some can’t withstand the elements), this one is no exception and we feel it won’t get rusty even after a few seasons.
This trampoline represents the true middle-of-the-road trampoline. We found it perfectly fine for most casual uses. It’s adequate, looks good, and doesn’t break the bank. But there’s always a caveat. In this case, it’s a weight limit of 200 lbs. It is adequate for children and most adults and is likely too conservative, but keep it in mind.
ExacMe 16 ft. All-in-one Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
Compared with the previous ExacMe model on our list, this 16 ft. trampoline is a foot larger and features a different, improved style of enclosure, a style that we like more. The net is sewn on the inside part of the trampoline so you cannot come in contact with the springs, making it a bit safer for recreational jumping. The net itself is 6 feet high.
For added stability, it comes with 6 stable support legs to hold a frame. Frame has pipe thickness of 0.06″ with full diameter of 166.9″. Steel is galvanized for extra layer of protection. So do not worry about rust. :)
While it looks fairly basic, it is well-built and has no obvious quality issues or weak points. The bounce is very responsive and the trampoline is a lot of fun. It can be left outside without issues as the mat and the safety pads are all made with UV resistant material.
108 pieces of 7″ galvanized springs – same count of springs as on 15ft version, too bad they didn`t follow industry standards and added few springs more – it could really five a nice boost in bounce. Few points blown away :(
As the trampoline is 3.1 feet high, the manufacturer provides a free ladder along with the trampoline. This is a great addition as ladders can and usually do cost quite a bit. The only gripe we had with this trampoline is that the setup and assembly is a nightmare and the useless instructions don’t really help. You do get all the required tools and parts, though. So with some tinkering, it’s definitely doable and isn’t something you’ll do more than once anyway.
If you’re patient enough, this can definitely be a great purchase as the price is very fair and the complimentary ladder further helps sweeten the deal. An another plus is great weight capacity of 375 lbs., something unheard of for trampolines of this price range.
Skywalker Trampolines Trampoline Sports Arena, 15’
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
This trampoline again comes from SkyWalker, but is a markedly different product than 14.ft round. It comes with reinforced T-joints and good quality enclosure as well, but where unbeatable value for your children comes is with various unique additions. There are 96 gold plated springs that won’t rust and the bounce is better than on their smaller model. The trampoline includes a basketball hoop inside the trampoline for extra fun times. It also comes with a volleyball net that can be attached to the trampoline, so that those around it waiting for their turn can also do something fun.
But that’s not all! The trampoline comes with a unique blowback accessory, which is basically like a target that you attach to the trampoline frame and it rebounds the ball back to you. It’s loads of fun and we really haven’t seen anything like that anywhere. And it all comes together with the trampoline and requires no extra payment. This is unbeatable value as the trampoline itself is not really expensive for its size. The warranty is standard for Skywalker – a year on frame and 90 days on other parts.
Again, the only gripe we have with this trampoline is its unrealistically low weight limit of 200 lbs. We feel the trampoline is capable of much more and simply cannot fathom why the manufacturer opted for posting such a low limit. Even though we are confident of the quality and think it can safely take quite a bit more, we must warn you that any malfunctions while going over the limit most likely won’t be covered by any warranties. We still think it’s excellent for kids due to its unique attachments providing hours of fun. Plus-sized adults – take care.
North Gear Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
Available size: 10ft, 12ft, 14ft; Reviewed model: 14ft.
North Gear has created a trampoline of medium size that will fit in most yards and provide a lot of fun. It comes equipped with a zippered enclosure, which is a standard even for cheaper trampolines these days.
We found that most trampolines have at least six legs whereas this has only four. This has not been an issue as the trampoline was still stable and it meets the regulatory requirements, but if you are really concerned you might want to spring up for a more equipped model. On the bright side, the trampoline comes with included enclosure and a trampoline cover plus free ladder. The ladder is good for safety and the trampoline cover helps extend the longevity of your trampoline by shielding it from the elements. The trampoline is also rust-resistant.
It is recommended for ages 4 and up but we would actually recommend age 8+ as smaller jumpers will definitely not use all potential North Gear trampoline has to offer. It is rated for a maximum of 330 lbs, which is good for a trampoline of this size and more than most other trampolines offer. What bothers us is the problem with frame – we find it way to thin for that kind of weight limit.
It is not difficult to put together and can be done in under two hours. We found it less bulky and more lightweight than other trampolines – some might consider this as lacking in quality, but it doesn’t show. The customer service is stellar as well and they will happily answer all your questions. It comes in nice green color which is a breath of fresh air as most trampolines are blue.
While it probably won’t be adequate for the most demanding of buyers (we’ve seen a lot better), it’s perfect for the occasional user. Also, price with included accessories makes it one of the best buy trampolines.
New Clevr 12 ft. Trampoline With Enclosure
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
This trampoline represents the basic value trampoline that is great for casual users. Just like the trampoline we’ve already mentioned, the North Gear 12f., it is highly functional and equipped with an enclosure. As colors make as think that it was intended for younger jumpers, we would have liked if the enclosure was sewn on the inside of the mat so that you cannot touch the springs while landing, but that’s what pads are for so it’s still safe. Anyway, when it comes to kids trampolines we really do prefer a bit more.
Build quality is good, especially considering the price point. It’s not a revolutionary trampoline when it comes to function, but performs really well. 72 springs function well to provide a good bounce. A high maximum allowed weight of 330 lbs. is very high for a trampoline of this size. It comes with a ladder, as a nice bonus.
The main selling point of this trampoline, though, is its design. Unlike regular blue trampolines, this one is colorful, bright and vivid. It’s easy on the eyes and the kids will love it for that. We haven’t seen trampolines of this size in such colors and this one it definitely unique in this regard. The parents will love the fact that it won’t break the bank and requires no extra tools and little time to assemble.
What about price? Well, this is one of the cheapest trampolines that ended up on our TOP20 best trampolines list so we can indicate that it easily can be in Top 5 best-buy trampolines. Again, if you don`t mind the size…
SportsTramp Extreme 16ft. Octagon Trampoline with Detachable Cage
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
If, for some reason (we don’t judge!), you dislike round trampolines, then here is something you might be interested in. This is an octagonal trampoline and is really huge – 16 ft. and comes with an enclosure. The enclosure poles are foam-covered and the mesh is installed onto the mat; you can’t land on the springs this way. 14-gauge steel frame is rust-resistant and can withstand the occasional shower or storm without issues.
The bounce is “gymnastic quality”, as quoted by the manufacturer. While we’re unsure of what “gymnastic quality” would precisely entail, the description is fairly adequate. A total of 112 tapered springs, which is a lot, does provide a good bounce. They are 8.5 inches long (above average) and the trampoline has a max weight limit of 450 lbs. A great result overall.
We found it easy to assemble, as installation requires no additional tools. We did it in an hour, but it shouldn’t take anyone more than a couple of hours. For ages 12 and up.
The trampoline is more expensive that we thought it would be, but that is likely because of its unusual shape (round trampolines go for half the price). The bounce is better than the usual so it’s a plus, too. But if you care about price, you should look elsewhere.
Kangaroo Hoppers 15-Feet Round Trampoline
Our Rating: (4.2 / 5)
Here comes yet another affordable 15 ft. trampoline. Not that there is anything wrong with that… The trampoline is very well designed and is available in five different colors – blue, orange, dark green, apple green & pink. There are no other differences amongst the models, though.
We tested the pink version and it looks good – the design choices are unique. This is not one of those rebranded cookie-cutter trampolines; the designers did their best, both looks- and function-wise. Five U-legs keep it stable and the enclosure mesh covers the spring pads. The zippered doors allow for easy entry.
When you see that the “no drilling required” is featured in the description as a pro, it’s a good indicator that you’re not about to expect a hassle-free assembly. And it does take quite a bit of time as the instructions aren’t clear at times – set aside a few hours for setup. No drilling though – they weren’t lying!
The weight limit is 250 lbs. and there are 90 springs in total. We’ve seen trampolines that have better bounce, but we wouldn’t call this disappointing. The extra L-shaped ladder, which is built into the trampoline, is basically a little step that helps you get on the trampoline, but nothing more is needed, actually. It should last you a while, considering the materials are UV resistant and the frame is rust-resistant.
The price is very enticing and is one of the reasons we liked the trampoline so much. There definitely are better products around, but expect to pay more. There have been some issues with the customer support, but if you buy from Amazon you should be all set. If you can’t stretch your budget but want a 15 feet trampoline, you don’t have to get a smaller one as this will do just fine.
Skywalker 14 ft. Round Trampoline with Enclosure
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
This 14 ft. trampoline from Skywalker really will make you feel like you’re in the sky, except you’ll be jumping, not walking.
Skywalker is a company that has always made good quality trampolines at very acceptable price points and this one is no different. It comes with a very good enclosure that attaches at every spring, preventing you from touching them at all.
The enclosure is doubly secured and it cannot open on its own during operation. Special T-brackets are used to further secure the joints and stabilize the trampoline so that the frame doesn’t twist under load and pressure. 84 springs 6.5 inch long provide a high bounce.
Six legs provide adequate trampoline stability and the fairly thick pads are covered in customary blue UV resistant paint. The polypropylene mat is UV resistant too and heavy duty. The trampoline doesn’t feature groundbreaking design, but isn’t ugly to look at either. We found the assembly instructions clear and simple. It took us about an hour and a half to set it all up.
A red flag is its 200 lbs. rated weight limit. The trampoline looks like it’s capable of more, and in fact some of our reviewers are dangerously pushing the said limit, yet they had no issues jumping on the trampoline. The joints look sturdier than in some trampolines that are rated for way more. Still, we wouldn’t advise going over the limit (as you would if two people jumped, something we don’t condone anyways).
Zupapa 15 ft. Trampoline with Enclosure
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
A fairly unknown trampoline brand, Zupapa, has presented us with this 15 foot trampoline that emphasizes good warranty, affordability and compliance with all regulatory safety certificates (the German TÜV). We found that the trampoline largely satisfies their claims.
For a very good price you get a trampoline with six galvanized legs, a tight, high enclosure (2.4 meters high) and especially thick (3.3 cm) safety pads. The number of springs is also a pleasant surprise, with 108 springs 7 inches long. It makes for a more comfortable bounce, albeit those with fewer but longer springs are just as good, and can be even better.
The trampoline comes bundled with a safety ladder and a rain cover to make it last longer. The warranty is six months on the pad and enclosure, a year on the mat and springs and three years on the frame. This is a good warranty for the price point. 375 lbs. of maximum weight limit assured us that the trampoline is not shoddily built.
This model, although it won’t take your breath away, is excellent value and quality, especially considering its size. Because it’s not made by a big brand, you won’t be paying a premium and the warranty is solid. We can definitely recommend this as one of the best-buy 15 ft. trampolines around.
Staying on trampoline – Fun games to play that will keep your child on trampoline for days to follow!
As with every toy they probably had, which they used to play for several hours or days and then ditch into some corner of the room, we have to say that it is no different with trampolines. But, as there is whole bunch of fun game ideas to play we can say for sure that your kids will surely find something they like. Among 30 trampoline games we described here some of them aren`t really aligned with safety guidelines, especially when it comes to number of people on the trampoline, but we strongly feel that if games will be played under constant supervision no problems issues should occur. But if you need trampoline game ideas then check our top list of fun trampoline games.
Trampoline is not a kindergarten and never forget that. Constant supervision of jumpers, especially kids, is required at all times. Having a safety enclosure doesn`t change a thing, so please do not leave your children without supervision.