Top 5 Heavy Duty Trampolines (Best Picks for Heavy Adults and Demanding Sports)
Posted by Nolan Harris on September 27, 2019
Heavy duty is a rare term when describing standard trampolines. Just as its meaning suggests, tramps that are fit to have this term in their description are engineered to withstand regular stresses of demanding use for a long time.
Of course, most of the best heavy duty trampolines 2019 will set you back a close to or even over a grand. But on the upside, the materials used for these models make them the most durable trampolines so you’ll spend a lot less on replacement parts. In addition, they also boast amazingly high weight limits (actually, some have infinite weight capacities) and also offer high levels of safety. If safety, durability, and high weight limit are your major concerns, here are 5 strong trampolines that we believe are going to exceed your expectations.
- Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
- SkyBound Stratos
- Kidwise Magic Circle Octogon Trampoline
- Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline
- JumpSport 350 PRO Fitness Trampoline
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Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
The Acon Air 16 Sport HD hit our mind first when we decided to make this collection of the best heavy duty trampolines in 2019. This model also made it on our other list of the safest trampolines in the world and this simply confirms why it should be in this other list.
Let’s start with what makes it a heavy duty pick- the frame. This rectangular tramp’s frame is among the highest qualities that we’ve come across so far. The tubes used for it are 0.10 inches thick and have a diameter of 2.4 inches. These are amazingly thick poles that we believe can support a significant amount of weight.
And just to make you understand how strong this frame is, the Acon Air 16 Sport HD trampoline has no single user weight limit. Believe me, this means everything, especially when buying a trampoline for the whole family. It basically means that anyone can ride on the tramp regardless of their weight.
The heavy duty trampoline mat used for this model, on the other hand, is just the quality that you’d expect for a trampoline that costs what the Air 16 Sport does. This mat is made of polypropylene (the best material for mats) and has been cross-sewn, not 5 or 6 times, but 10 times for utmost durability and performance.
While this heavy duty rectangle trampoline measures 10’ by 17’, the mat offers a jumping surface of approx. 15’ by 8’. Couple this usable surface with the infinite single-user weight limit and you get one of the best heavy duty exercise trampolines that money can buy.
Rectangular trampolines are known for being the bounciest. But the number and length of the springs also matter a big deal. Acon understands this better and uses 140 10’’ heavy-duty springs for this tramp. Again, this is the highest number of springs that we’ve seen on a trampoline this size (most competitor brands use 6.5’’-7.5’’).
The safety of the jumper has also been well taken care of here thanks to the 7.3ft high enclosure net with multiple entrances/exits and a 1.2-inch thick spring pad.
Need I say anything about its durability? This trampoline’s frame and enclosure poles that have been galvanized inside out to resist rusting and the UV-treated mat mean that you can leave it erected in your backyard throughout the year.
You’ll need a few hours plus some muscles to put it up. The package includes a spring pulling tool to make this process a little bit easy. Worth mentioning, however, is that this tramp is quite heavy at approximately 420 pounds. So, it’s important that you set it up right where you plan to use it since moving it around might be very hectic.
- Construction is phenomenal
- Infinite single-user weight limit
- Lots of bounce
- It’s pricey
As I hinted earlier on, the best sturdy trampolines cost a pretty penny, and the Acon Air 16 HD Sports just confirmed that.
But the shape of the tramp has a hand in the price, of course, since rectangular trampolines are generally the priciest.
If you are looking for a high-quality heavy duty tramp without going over the one grand mark, a round-shaped model such as the Skybound Stratos might be a good bet.
The tramp that we are looking at here is the 15-foot size tramp, but you could also get it in 14-foot or 12-foot depending on your budget and space availability.
Besides its eye-catching and attractive design, the Stratos does tick a lot of boxes in regard to heavy duty construction. Its frame, for instance, is made of 0.05’’ thick tube.
While this is notably thinner than what Acon uses for its Air 16, we found it adequate for the 330-pound manufacturer’s recommended single-user weight limit. The fact that it comes with a 10-year warranty from the manufacturer is an assurance of the high-quality construction.
The enclosure net is made of high-density polyethylene and has been UV-treated for durability. In regard to the mat, the manufacturer states that it has been visually inspected for any imperfections to ensure durability and safety.
The Skybound Stratos is also very bouncy thanks to the 108 8.5’’ springs.
- Easy to assemble
- Impressive design
- High weight limit
- Good amount of bounce
- Instructions could be clearer
Kidwise Magic Circle Octogon Trampoline
Our next pick for the best heavy duty trampoline for adults is from a brand that you might not have heard of before. But don’t underestimate its performance just yet.
The first feature that gives it its competitive edge against well-known brands is its 450-pound (250kgs) weight limit. Most brands will only guarantee your safety at 200-250lbs and this proves how strong the Kidwise Magic Circle can be.
This high weight limit attracted our attention to the frame and mat and to be totally honest with you, we weren’t surprised to find out that it is constructed with 14-gauge galvanized steel and has a diameter of 1.9 inches. The mat, on the other hand, has been cross-sewn 6 times and UV-treated to withstand years of jump.
Similar to other trampolines here, this 16-foot model is also amazingly bouncy thanks to its great mix of octagon shape and 112 heavy-duty 8.5’’ springs.
- Enormous jumping surface
- High weight limit
- Easy to assemble
- Enclosure net sold separately (highly recommended)
Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline
Skywalker is the king of the castle in the world of trampolines, and what we have here is a highly recommendable model for parents who want an affordable heavy duty trampoline for kids.
Although this trampoline’s seemingly low weight capacity- 200 pounds– makes it a no-go zone for most adults, it’s still adequate for most 6+ kids and teenagers.
Worth noting, Skywalker trampolines are tested to withstand up to 3 times their stated weight limits. That’s to say that an adult’s safety is still guaranteed even within the 180-200 pounds weight bracket.
The thick frames and enclosure poles of the Skywalker are easily notable and are actually the first telltales of its heavy-duty construction. These 2 are crafted from 12 gauge steel (0.1’’ thick) and have a diameter of 2.2’’.
The mat is polypropylene and the netting enclosure is made from polyethylene for flexibility. In addition, this net is tightly woven so it won’t catch little fingers and feet.
- Affordable than other models
- Fairly simple to assemble
- Lots of jumping surface
- 200-pound weight capacity limits most adults
JumpSport 350 PRO Fitness Trampoline
A mini trampoline for heavy adults is a great alternative to the full-size tramps that we’ve seen so far. These models combine fitness and fun and offer a lot of conveniences especially when space won’t allow you to get a 16’’ round trampoline.
In addition, they really come in handy if you want the versatility of being able to jump anywhere around your home even indoors when the weather outside is unbearable.
What we are reviewing here is the Jumpsport 350 Pro. This is the 3rd largest rebounder in Jumpsport’s line of mini trampolines and, in our opinion, will meet most adults’ needs regardless of their experience level.
This model is 39 inches in diameter and offers a total workout area of 915 sq. inches with the skirt and 510 sq. inches without the skirt.
The frame and legs have an extra tough look and feel and offers a 300-pound weight limit credit to the stainless steel used for their construction.
This rebounder also has a heavy duty trampoline mat made from permatron– a material that is engineered by combining polypropylene with carbon for high tensile strength and a smooth surface.
To offer you a really good bounce, the Jumpsport 350 Pro Fitness Trampoline is fitted with endurolast cords that have been cycle-tested to last at least 1.2 million jumps. What we find so impressive about these cords is that there is a way to adjust the firmness across 7 levels to fit your experience level.
Compared to spring-loaded rebounders, the endurolast cords make this tramp amazingly quiet since there are no squeaks.
- High weight limit
- Very quiet
- Durable construction materials
- Not foldable
As you might have realized in our best heavy duty trampolines reviews, tramps that are marketed as heavy-duty come at a notably higher price tag compared to their standard competitors. But that’s because they designed and engineered with utmost durability and performance in mind.
However, not any other model marketed as the best heavy-duty trampoline in the world will meet everyone’s needs. This is because they also differ in different respects.
To that end, here are a few key considerations when purchasing these playthings;
The shape of the trampoline determines several things from the ease of placement and price to the bounce. Round trampolines are the most common and they also tend to be the cheapest.
These tramps might be a great choice if you have enough space for it. Other than their affordability, these models are generally safer in that the springs tend to pull the jumper towards the center and away from the frame and the spring system.
Rectangular tramps make the best choices if you are looking for the best heavy duty trampolines for gymnastics. These models offer the highest bounce and they are relatively easier to place in long and narrow yards.
A heavy duty trampoline is determined solely by the quality of materials used on the frame and legs, mat, and enclosure system.
Check the thickness and diameter of the tube used for the frames and legs. Since you are thinking of heavy duty construction, consider the thickest tube but keep in mind that this also attracts a higher price tag.
The enclosure poles need not be as thick as the frames and legs. But the tube used should be strong enough to withstand numerous bounces without bending.
The mat is the most crucial part of an outside trampoline since this is where the action takes place. No matter how sturdy the frame and legs are designed, they won’t mean much if the mat is of low quality.
What matters when choosing the best heavy duty trampoline mat is the material used and the number of sews used for it. Consider a mat that is made of polypropylene and that has been cross-sewn at least 6 times for durability.
The weight limit of a given model is what determines the maximum weight that the frame, legs, and mat can withstand.
While heavy duty trampolines are crafted to withstand high weights, you’ll realize that there are some that handle higher weights than others. That being said, consider the heaviest jumper that is expected to ride on the tramp and get a model that withstands a higher weight than that.
So, what’s the best heavy duty trampoline in 2019? The Acon Air 16 took our first slot here with its 2.4-inch wide and 0.10-inch thick frame and legs and heavy duty trampoline springs that can withstand any single jumper’s weight.
If you are not willing to shell out close to 2 grand for the Air 16, the Kidwise Magic Circle with its 450-pound weight capacity and the Skybound Stratos are 2 other highly recommendable options for the best heavy duty trampolines for adults.
If affordability is your major concern, the Skybounce 14ft Rectangle trampoline might fit the bill. Check out the weight limit though!