Comparing The Best Trampolines
Is it any wonder that today’s kids are less fit and more unhealthy than any other generation in history?
Television, cell phones, virtual reality (it’s on the way!) all play a part in keeping our kids indoors and inactive.
What if there was a piece of equipment that’s fun, gets your kids outside, improves their fitness, and gives you a much-needed break from them that doesn’t involve technology?
Well, a good trampoline is all that and more.
In fact, a trampoline is a long-term investment in your kid’s fitness that also happens to make exercise fun, which is why they’re such a popular choice for parents who find it difficult to get their kids moving.
I know you’re eager to have a look at my in-depth guide to the best trampolines, but for those who are in a hurry to get to the bottom line, here are my top picks.
|Name||Size Options||Weight Limit||Rating|
|SkyBound Stratos||12', 14', 15'||330 lbs||/5||Check Price|
|Zupapa Round||10', 15'||330 lbs (10'), 375 lbs (15')||/5||Check Price|
|Skywalker Round||10', 12', 15'||175 lbs (10'), 200 lbs (15')||/5||Check Price|
|AlleyOOP VariableBounce||14'||/5||Check Price|
|Springfree Trampoline - Large Square||11', 13'||220 lbs (single user), 1100 lbs (combined)||/5||Check Price|
n this guide, I’ll be reviewing 14 of the top trampolines divided into four categories based on price, safety features and overall value to help you choose the best trampoline for your family.
Although the trampolines I’m going to review are mostly suitable for older kids (aged 6 and up), and include mainly outdoor trampolines, you can also find a great selection of kids trampolines for the little tykes who also want to join in the fun!
Choose Your Budget:
- Cheap Trampolines
- Mid-Range Trampolines
- Best Trampolines
- Safest Trampolines
The best trampolines on the market deliver the perfect balance between safety and practicality for an affordable price.
Unusual shapes, fantastic bounce, all-weather suitability and exceptionally high weight limits are common features within this category: evidence that you do get more for your money.
If you want all of the above plus great safety features and high build quality, look no further than the SkyBound Stratos. It’s my recommendation for #1 Best Overall trampoline and it falls within this section – but any of these models would make a very wise choice.
Offering superior build quality and wider choice, mid-range trampolines are a step up from the previous simpler models.
The maximum weight limits on the Zupapa Round, Merax Round Large, Ultega Jumper and Upper Bounce trampolines aren’t significantly higher, but you will find a few extra features such as long warranties, a no-gap enclosure net, extra stable designs, and even a leaflet featuring jumps and exercises to get you started.
That – together with super-quick assembly times – makes a mid-range trampoline the ideal choice if you want a no-fuss option that you can start using within a matter of minutes.
Not every family has a big budget, so finding a cheap trampoline that can still stand up to years of rigorous use is a must.
I’ve selected the Round and Jump N’ Dunk trampolines (both by Skywalker) and the Exacme 6W as three great entry-level options.
Their features are all fairly basic, but for the price these models offer some impressive safety features and sturdy construction.
These trampolines may be well made, but they won’t last forever. If you’re looking to make a long-term investment then it might be worth saving up for one of the longer-lasting mid-range trampolines instead.
You can’t put a price on your kids’ safety.
That’s why it’s worth forking out for a top-of-the-range trampoline specifically designed with safety in mind – if your budget can afford it.
The AlleyOOP VariableBounce and DoubleBounce don’t just guard against pinching or jumping off the edge of the trampoline. They’re specifically designed to keep your body safe, reducing the impact on bones and joints.
As well as safety, this is the one category where you’ll find the next generation of trampolines. Springfree is the latest in trampoline design, and it even combines exercise with interactive technology.
Surely choosing one of these trampolines will be the greatest investment you can make in your child’s health.