11 trampolines kids will love this summer
Top-rated choices for safe and kid-friendly family fun.
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A trampoline is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while keeping active and having fun. The bouncy backyard activity is especially perfect as the summer nears and kids are out of school and filled with energy.
There are a few criteria you need to consider before purchasing a trampoline. First and foremost is safety, then its design, how well it’s made, the shape, and the size. Depending on where you plan to put it in your yard, you’ll need a trampoline that fits with the space and will hold just the right amount of weight—a.k.a. several children (or adults). Whatever your particular needs are, there’s a perfect trampoline for you and your family. Here are 11 top-rated picks to consider.
1. This trampoline with enclosed springs
Ages six and up will be able to enjoy this Springsafe trampoline worry-free thanks to its pack-down enclosure and net design that keeps fingers and toes away from the springs and frame during use. Its telescopic enclosure poles can adjust up and down for easy maneuvering, and the net is sewn into the jumping mat. The weight capacity is 275 pounds, which makes it perfect for a small jumping party with friends.
2. This all-weather trampoline
With the AirBound trampoline, not only do you get high-quality spring efficiency (so all users get the same amount of rebound), but you also get high-quality mat fabric that’ll last you for years and a T-join frame to ensure stability. The high-strength steel frame that’s coated with a protective layer of zinc so the trampoline can stay outdoors all year long, in all types of weather. Reviewers say it was easier to put together than they initially anticipated and make note of how sturdy it is.
3. This trampoline with a no-slip mat
With a 4.5-star rating and more than 800 reviews at Walmart, this trampoline is making a big splash for being high-quality and relatively affordable. Its 12-foot diameter is a great size for growing kids, as it provides them with plenty of jumping space, and its patented no-gap enclosure system prevents any dangerous gaps. The no-slip polypropylene jump mat makes sure nobody takes an unsafe tumble, as well. There are 72 steel springs that allow for a satisfyingly high jump and are situated outside of the safety net to prevent any fingers and toes from being pinched. It’s a win-win
4. This trampoline that has all the bases covered
The Zupapa Round Trampoline is built to exceed safety standards. Its unique design and padded spring cover help to prevent injuries while its weight ratings range from 350 pounds for its 10-foot version to 425 pounds on its 12-foot, 14-foot, and 15-foot models. Your order comes with every accessory you’ll need to get jumping ASAP: Net poles with steel joints, wind stakes made of galvanized weather-resistant steel, and a rain cover for inclement weather.
5. This trampoline for adults, too
Who says trampolines are just for kids? The Acon Air 16 Sport’s no single user weight limit means that anyone can jump on this trampoline. Its robust construction allows for maximum freedom of movement without the worry of breaking it, and it’s also equipped with 140 galvanized steel springs that provide maximum bounce. There’s also a three-step ladder, an accessory we found was lacking with other trampolines we researched. Although the Acon is expensive compared to other models, we recommend it if you’re looking for top-notch quality and longevity.
6. This trampoline for the littlest tikes
If you have children between the ages of 3 and 7, the Upper Bounce trampoline is a great choice. With a weight capacity of 120 pounds, it’s ideal for kids wanting to become familiar with using a trampoline but still need to start small. There is a no-spring bungee system and padded poles for an extra safe bouncing experience. Because of its smaller stature (only about 4 feet tall and wide), it’s perfect for smaller yards and spaces, too.
7. This trampoline for basketball fans
Add even more fun to the bouncing experience with an included basketball hoop and the challenge of a whopping 15 feet to make your shot. The Merax Round Trampoline comes with a premium UV-protected bounce mat, a heavy-duty frame and coiled springs, and wear-resistant protective foam for long-lasting use. Its 360-degree taut netting wraps around the trampoline at a height of over 6 feet to safely contain even the highest bounces while its five U-shaped legs keep the trampoline perfectly in place.
8. This highly-rated trampoline
While very sturdy and well-made, reviewers rave about how easy it is to move this trampoline from place to place within their yard if needed, which makes it incredibly versatile. Plus, tools and accessories are included with purchase, like a safety net, safety pad, ladder, and basketball hoop. It, unfortunately, does not come with an anchor system, so that will need to be something you should consider before buying.
9. This easy to assemble trampoline
As much fun as they are, the main component of finding a trampoline is safety. The ORCC trampoline is made from high-quality polyethylene material, which allows it to not only be durable but also UV-resistant. The pole-sleeves are padded with 10 millimeters of foam to protect your kids from getting injured. Along with its heavy-duty steel frame, this trampoline can hold up to 400 pounds for the 10-foot model and 375 pounds for the 8-foot one. It also comes with a safety enclosure net, rain cover, and wind stakes to ensure it stays put.
10. This trampoline with an innovative design
Springfree does just about everything different when it comes to its trampolines. As the name suggests, Springfree trampolines don’t rely on metal poles or springs in its design. Instead, flexible mat rods are used, which makes a huge difference for not worrying about injuries or pinched fingers and toes. The SoftEdge Mat (instead of pads) is 30 times more shock absorbent and doesn’t have hard edges on the jumping surface. Best of all, the frame is out of harm’s way—about a foot below where the jumping happens.
11. This trampoline with a 10-year warranty
The innovative design of the Flex140 makes it stand out from other trampolines. With poles that curve outward and away from the net, the chance of hard direct contact with a pole while jumping is reduced. Plus, unlike other trampolines whose nets only clip into certain areas of the upper bar and bottom, the net on the Flex140 secures all the way around so there is no possibility for a child to fall through. It’s also got the highest weight limit we’ve seen at 550 pounds. If you purchase a 14-foot trampoline, you’ll get a 10-year warranty on the steel frame, a 5-year warranty on the springs and mat, and a 3-year warranty on the safety net and pad.
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