Best Trampoline 2019 – Top Reviews & Ratings
Posted by Nolan Harris on February 18, 2019
Since you are here, there’s no doubt that you are hunting for the best trampoline to buy for your family. But every brand claims that their model is the best that you can go for today. And this means that unless you have an exact bouncer in mind, the endless features and specifications that these units sport can make your search quite confusing.
Don’t worry though- our best trampoline reviews bring a collection of 10 rebounders that reign in all the important components of a great trampoline; bounce, safety, durability, and design. If you are not sure what to look for when buying a trampoline (it’s understandable by the way), our buying guide section at the bottom of this page might be the best place to start. Otherwise, let’s go directly to the reviews!
- SkyBound Stratos
- Zupapa TUV
- Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk
- Giantex Trampoline Combo Bounce Jump
- Skywalker 15-feet Square Trampoline
- Clevr 7 ft Small Kids’ Trampoline
- JumpSport AlleyOOP
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One of the best trampoline brands at present, Skybound is a California, USA- based manufacturer with an array of must-have bouncers on the market, and the Stratos is their best rated trampoline currently.
This is one of the priciest models that we have here with the 15-foot tramp going slightly over the one grand mark. But it’s also the best in almost all the key fronts; construction quality, bounce, safety, and durability.
The frame is made from heavy-duty steel to give it one of the highest weight limits for a tramp of its size; 330lbs. In addition, this frame has been coated black to curb early rust and corrosion and this means that you don’t have to take it down during winter. The 10-year warranty on this frame is just an assurance of its reliability and durability.
Regarding the jumpers’ safety, the Skybound Stratos is fitted with 6 w-shaped pairs of feet (not 5) and it comes with an enclosure system featuring heavily-padded support frames and a UV-treated concave netting with zipper.
But what appeals most is that the net is attached directly to the jumping mat thereby eliminating any potential risks of landing on the spring system although it’s padded also. Speaking of the springs, the Stratos has 84 of them each measuring 8.5 inches- a combination that creates consistent rebounds with every jump. Again, these springs are yellow zinc-plated to extend their usable life by preventing rusting.
- Heavy-duty frame construction
- High weight limit accommodates adults too
- Built with ASTM safety standards
- Push-pin installation technology for stress-free assembly
- Concave net attached directly to the mat
- Unbeatable 10-year warranty on frame
- Relatively pricey
- Net keeps coming off the top of the poles
The Zupapa is another bouncer that will rarely miss out in any trampoline reviews. This model is considerably cheaper compared to the SkyBound Stratos above but still has a lot of goodies to go for.
To begin with, this 15-foot-diameter trampoline features the highest weight limit here at 375 pounds while the 12-ft and 14-ft alternatives close in at 330 pounds each. Regardless of the size that you go for, these high weight limits guarantee hours of fun for several kids jumping together or an adult and a kid.
This tramp again feels a lot sturdier than most of its competitors within this price range credit to the 1.5mm thick, 42mm-diameter galvanized steel tubes used for its skeleton.
On the same subject, this bouncer has 6 w-shaped legs each with 2 contact points to stabilize the trampoline on the ground. Even better, this package comes with 6 pieces of galvanized steel wind stakes that ground the legs firmly in the grass. The legs and net poles are also bungled together at 2 points to prevent structural twisting.
The Zupapa’s enclosure system is quite different from the Stratos in that the net is not attached to the jumping mat and this means that the springs are inside. The saving grace, however, is that there are no gaps between the mat the spring pad. And this protects your kids from the risk of pinch points and falling through.
Lastly, this outdoor trampoline comes with 2 pairs of gloves and 2 T Spring pull tools to make the installation process easy plus. The package also includes 2 vital accessories that most trampoline brands expect you to buy separately: a rain cover and a ladder. Hands down, if you are looking for the best trampoline deal, Zupapa has it with this model.
- Highest weight limit- 375 pounds
- Real heavy-duty frames
- Legs and posts bungled together to prevent twisting
- Lots of freebies included; ladder, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 T Spring Pull tools, and rain cover
- UV-treated net and mat promise at least 2 years of intense use
- No gaps between the mat and springs
- Installation may take time
- The mat and net may not last long if left in extreme weather conditions
Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk
Skywalker is the king of the best trampolines with basketball hoop, but what amazes us is how they are able to pack so much fun at amazingly lower price tags.
Round in shape, this rebounder has a pole-to-pole diameter of 12 feet and a jumping surface of around 10.5 feet. Skywalker has also offered you a choice of 5 additional colors (green, camo, pink, red, and purple) besides blue which is rather too common today.
But what makes this model a perfect pick for your backyard? First and foremost: safety. Although we wouldn’t compare this model’s frame to that of the Zupapa, we found it strong enough for its 200-pound weight limit.
One thing that stands out about this model’s frame is its heavy-duty galvanized steel T-brackets that are commonplace with all Skywalker Trampolines. These brackets not only make the frame stronger and resistant to tipping and twisting, but they also make the installation process a breeze.
Other safety features include padded net support poles that have been angled at the top for added safety and a no-gap design between the enclosure and the jumping surface. Importantly, and unlike the SkyBound Stratos that we saw earlier, this mode’s net poles have a pole cap to prevent the net from coming off amidst intense jumps.
The only minor issue that we have against this trampoline is that it uses 5.5’’ springs which are only good for lightweight children and teens due to their lower performance.
- Lots of color options
- Basketball hoops adds to the fun
- T sockets make assembly easy
- No-gap design for added safety
- Thin padding on the poles
- Uses shorter springs (5.5’’)
Giantex Trampoline Combo Bounce Jump
Giantex may not hold a candle to popular trampoline brands such as Skywalker and SkyBound. But its latest release is really turning heads wherever it is placed.
There are a few solid reasons why this rebounder might interest you including its large size and affordability. Boasting an amazing 16-foot diameter, the Giantex is hands down the best trampoline for a large family of enthusiastic jumpers.
Well, this giant size might be a put off if your backyard isn’t this big, but the good news is that you can also get it in a plethora of sizes including 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 13ft, 14ft, and 15ft. Kids grow fast and this means that they tend to outgrow small trampolines quickly. That being said, if you are looking for something that they will jump on even in their teenage a 15-foot or 16-foot size bouncer will appeal.
But wait; is this trampoline strong enough to support its weight plus that of the jumpers? Actually, what we like most about this tramp is its impressive size-weight combination. With the ability to accommodate a respectable 375 pounds (170kgs), and considering its enormous jumping surface, this bouncer will be a great choice for parents who can’t the resist the urge to join their kids in the trampoline.
We also like that the net support poles have a thicker padding than what we saw with the Skywalker above.
Unfortunately, this model does not come without some flaws. For instance, the spring padding tends to slide up especially around the doorway thereby exposing a part of the springs. The included ladder might also feel weirdly unstable especially for heavy jumpers. Therefore, you might consider purchasing a stronger one.
- Large and affordable
- High weight limit- 375 pounds
- Lots of sizing options
- 6 pairs of legs to prevent tipping
- Assembly instructions aren’t so clear
- Included ladder isn’t the best
Skywalker 15-feet Square Trampoline
Square-shaped bouncers make the bounciest trampolines after rectangles, and Skywalker has a couple of them. What we are looking at here is one of their best-rated models that tick a lot of boxes in terms of performance, safety, and value for money.
The main reason why we would recommend this model over a round trampoline is that a square tramp offers more jumping area than a round model of a similar size. This is to say that this 15-foot Skywalker has more jumping surface than the Zupapa 15-foot bouncer that we saw earlier.
In addition, thanks to their symmetric design, square trampolines don’t waste so much space compared to their round alternatives. And this is what makes them great for use in corners or in a backyard with an obstacle. Therefore, if you are earnestly hunting for a large rebounder but you can’t go with the 16-foot Giantex above, this Skywalker might fit the bill.
Besides its massive jumping area, this manufacturer had your safety concerns in mind when designing this play unit.
The 16-gauge 2.4-inch diameter galvanized tubes used for the frame, for instance, not only mean years of usage but excellent stability too. And true to other Skywalker trampolines, there are T-sockets to reinforce the enclosure system to prevent twisting.
Moreover, this bouncer also boasts Skywalker’s patented gap-free design that involves interlocking the net with the jumping mat via a button-sized hole away from the springs.
How many people can jump on it at a go?
This trampoline has a weight limit of 250 pounds. While it’s recommendable to jump one person at a time, its enormous jumping surface also allows 2-3 kids or an adult plus 1 kid to take a ride together provided their total weight is below the weight capacity.
- Very easy to assemble
- Excellent safety features (strong frame, reliable enclosure, no-gap design)
- Lots of bounce
- Sturdier and stable
- Lower weight capacity for its size
Clevr 7 ft Small Kids’ Trampoline
Most of the trampolines that we’ve seen so far may not be so safe for kids below the age of 6 but the Clevr will suffice. This is a 7-foot diameter bouncer designed for kids above 3 years and it can be used both indoors (for instance in the garage or basement) and outdoors.
What makes this model stand out from the rest is the level of detailing that the manufacturer has used for it. To start with, this tramp is low enough for your young jumpers to climb onto the mat without the need for a ladder.
Secondly, both the frame and the base are made from heavy-duty steel and are strong enough to withstand weights of up to 100 pounds. Actually, several moms confess that they often take a ride on this bouncer with their kids without the issues of breakages or deformations. While we don’t encourage it, this should confirm just how strong this unit has been built.
Other notable features here include the flexible yet durable polyethylene net that surrounds the entire jumping surface plus the heavily padded net poles for impact protection. Worth noting, the enclosure has a height of around 79 inches and should, therefore, contain even the jumpiest kids and give you peace of mind as you carry on other chores.
We wouldn’t say that the installation is a breeze but most parents report that they were able to put it up solo in utmost 2 hours.
Lastly, the spring pad is 100% waterproof; this means that you can leave the tramp throughout winter with confidence.
- Attractive and welcoming colors
- Heavy-duty frame and base construction
- Heavily-padded spring system and poles for impact protection
- PE netting system is durable
- Assembly may take some time
Our last pick here is a model that has been dubbed not only the bounciest trampoline ever, but the safest for both kids and adults. The AlleyOOP Powerbounce is a top-range rebounder crafted with the latest technology to offer endless hours of fun and pure enjoyment to the whole family.
Rated at 260 pounds, this bouncer has a diameter of 12 foot but you can also get it in a 14-foot version which offers more room for several jumpers of all ages to have a blast together.
The very first thing that attracted us to this rebounder is the high level of engineering used on the frame and base. These 2 components have been crafted from 2-inch heavy-duty pre-galvanized steel which is again powder-coated to prevent rusting and to give it a smooth aging process.
On the same note, this trampoline looks quite attractive and its forest green finish will blend in well with your backyard.
On the issues of safety, JumpSport AlleyOOP is one of those rebounders that you can never go wrong with. The jumping mat is 35 inches off the ground making this bouncer the highest model in our trampoline reviews. The essence of this clearance is to allow the jumper to utilize the high-bounce performance offered by the unique spring system in this tramp without hitting the ground beneath.
The VariableBounce technology used in this trampoline’s spring system is what makes all the difference though. This 12-foot bouncer has a dual-spring system with a total of 132 10-inch springs. These springs work together to lessen the impact caused by awkward landings. In addition, these springs are the longest here at 10-inch and, therefore, offer the smoothest and bounciest jumps.
No, no one will rocket off the mat thanks to the heavy-duty safety net system plus the overlocking doorway that eliminates fallouts.
Lastly, and perhaps what you’ll like most is that this manufacturer offers the best trampoline deals in terms of warranty;
- Poles and frames- lifetime
- Jumping mat and Net enclosure- 10 years
- Springs- 5 years
- Spring system pad- 2 years
- Other components- 1 year
- Heavy-duty frame and base construction with a lifetime warranty
- Offers the highest and smoothest bounce
- Higher off the ground
- Best warranty deals
- Requires professional assembly for optimum performance
A trampoline is a big deal for most homes- kids are not any closer to losing their enthusiasm for jumping and somersaulting on them and adults seem to have gotten a whole new way to get into shape.
But let’s face it; there can never be an absolute best trampoline for everyone. This is because these fun tools vary greatly in terms of construction quality which consequently affects the price, performance, and the durability of the bouncer.
Now, if you’ve gone through the reviews above, you must have realized that trampolines can be categorized into 3 groups according to their price tags;
High-end trampolines: While not all expensive bouncers are worth going for, the best models such as the JumpSport AlleyOOP and Giantex combine excellent bouncing dynamics with heavily padded edges and strong frames. Most of these also come complete with an enclosure thereby taking the jumpers’ safety to a whole new level.
Mid-range bouncers: trampolines within the mid-band cost between $600 and $400. These are the most popular models since they offer good performance at relatively lower price tags. Another reason why we recommend bouncers in this category is that their replacement parts are easier to find both online and in most local stores. Budget trampolines: these models are the cheapest and will cost you as low as 30 bucks! Again, not all cheap trampolines are utterly useless, for instance, in the case of a heavily-discounted mid-range rebounder. Otherwise, a cheap trampoline means cheap construction materials that will need replacement after just a few years of usage. Budget bouncers again leave a lot to be desired in terms of the jumpers’ safety.
Trampolines come in 4 major shapes that again determine the price tag, bounce, and placement; round, rectangle, square, and oval. You might also come across several hexagonal rebounders although these shapes aren’t so common.
Of these shapes, round trampolines are the easiest for manufacturers to craft and it goes without saying that they are also the most affordable and the most popular. In terms of performance, these models tend to offer a consistent bounce since the force of each jump is absorbed by the entire frame and each and every spring.
Rectangular rebounders come second in terms of popularity and also make the best trampolines for children and adults alike. These models are notably pricier than their round alternatives owing to the tenacious materials used especially for the frame. In addition, rectangular bouncers are known to be the bounciest of all shapes- a feature that makes them an all-time favorite for gymnastics. But they are also the priciest.
Square trampolines offer a sweet spot between affordability, bounce, and placement. These designs offer a better bounce than round trampolines albeit less than rectangular bouncers. They also tend to offer a larger usable surface area compared to a round model with similar size since all its 4 corners are usable. Even better, they are the easiest to place especially in tight backyards. Oval-shaped trampolines aren’t so popular but they are there. Compared to a round bouncer, the former has a larger jumping surface that makes it possible for 2 people to jump on the mat at a go (always remember to check the weight limit though).
With the increased reports of trampoline accidents, safety has now become the most commonly rung bell when trampoline shopping. We’ve already written an in-depth guide on trampoline safety and the safest trampolines in 2019.
When thinking about their kids’ safety, the first thing that most parents consider is a trampoline with enclosure. Sure, safety nets do a great job of preventing the jumpers from flying off the mat onto the ground, bushes, concrete, or onlookers.
However, keep in mind that the net will be utterly useless if the jumper can easily cut through it at full speed. And that’s why it’s important to consider the material used for the net and whether or not it can withstand the elements. The netting enclosure should also have a zipper doorway that can be closed and opened from both sides.
It’s also important that you inspect the quality of the materials used for the frame, springs, and the jumping mat itself.
If you are considering a spring trampoline (they offer the best bounce by the way), ensure that the edges are heavily padded to curb any risk of plunging through the spaces between the springs. You might also want to go with a rebounder with a netting enclosure that is attached directly to the jumping mat thereby barring the jumper from accessing the edges completely or a spring-free model that solves these issues once and for all albeit at a slightly higher cost.
The benefits of a jumping on a trampoline are experienced across all ages and health statuses. This is an enjoyable stress-free and low-impact workout that helps adults to burn calories and bolster their body systems. On the other hand, studies show that jumping on a rebounder helps kids to develop persistence and also boosts their self-esteem among other benefits.
However, remember that these benefits can only be realized if you have a reliable and safe bouncer. On this note, we believe that our best trampoline 2019 reviews have a model awaiting you.