Variflex 38″ Mini Trampoline – How good is it?
38 inch trampoline is one of the cheapest mini trampolines we have ever tried so question if your money is well spent seems legit. Of course, we didn’t have any expectations, due to very simple design, but then again, we were quite interested how it performs. But, before we did that, we needed to get used on smell of cheap plastic or vinyl. Just wow.
Weight limit: 200 lbs (90kg)
Recommended for: Children and light-weight individuals
Frame is powder coated and consists of 4 separate parts, which form a circle, and during assembly those need to be tightened with the bolts. The Variflex mini- trampoline is simple in design, with one thing that’s quite unusual on mini trampolines – elastic bands of this size. It’s not standard bungee strings, but some kind of elastic material that we’ve haven’t seen before on mini trampolines. Will it last? Hard to say. But, it’s kinda quiet unlike the squeaky springs in traditional trampoline types.
Variflex has a low quality mat (looks like 4 rows of stitching) made from PolyPropylene, which is standard material used for trampoline mats.
Variflex 38-Inch Mini Band doesn’t provide high or enjoyable bounce, even though impact on feet is quite soft, mostly as elastic bands are being used. Of course, they don’t provide ecstatic jumping experience, but it’s safe to use since it has replaced its sharp pointed metal springs with strong elastic bands. According to manual, the padding and structure meets all safety requirements from the “Society for Testing and Materials” now known as ASTM International, but there is no certificate, so it’s possible that this is false advertising. Not sure for now, we’ll send an email asking about this certain mini trampoline and will update this review accordingly.
According to manufacturer, it can withhold weight of up to 200 lbs (90kg), even though we think that’s very inflated number, and that actual weight limit is closer to 120 lbs, due to a fact that we didn’t have much confidence in legs, as they tend to point really far out. Of course, it’ll be ok if users will only jog on it, but full blown jumping exercise, no, we just can’t recommend it for heavier individuals.
Overall height of 38″ Airzone Variflex mini trampoline is 9 inches so there will not be any problems in storing it under bed, but it will be problem storing it in the closet, as it’s quite difficult to fold it. Yes, legs can come off and that’s about it.
Specs and Features summary
- Elastic band that act as conventional metal springs,
- 38-inch diameter,
- Frame height – 9 inches
- Woven polypropylene mat
- Six removable steel legs with molded floor protectors
- Padded skirt that covers elastic bands