Are you ready to bounce off some pounds? Eager to get your kids off their tech devices and back outside where they can exercise and have fun together?
Whether you’re looking to increase your vitality, get your kids back to being kids, or even amp up your sporting career, we’ve taken a look at some of the best trampolines on the market today and organized them into different categories.
So even if you’re not planning to break the world record of 10 backflip jumps in 7 seconds – keep reading – because we’re pretty sure we have just what you need.
Good: With safety net poles that extend down to the ground and no gap between the jumping mat and spring cover, this trampoline has the best safety and stability features of all the top-selling trampolines.
Not so good: Although not by a high margin, it’s more expensive than others.
Bottom Line: Safety should come first while still learning the ropes, so we are confident in making this our choice for the best recreational trampoline overall.
Good: The safety net is inside of the springs, which costs room but is safer. Its built-in basketball net adds an element of fun to your trampolining experience.
Not so good: The springs are reinforced and rust-resistant, but other trampolines of similar size have more of them.
Bottom Line: The attention the designers paid to both fun and safety makes this a reliable option for people with children – all at an affordable price point.
Good: This affordable, well-built 15-foot trampoline has a seamless net attachment for added safety. It has a small built-in basketball hoop, and you can buy additional game sets (like football and beanbag toss).
Not so good: The 200-pound weight capacity means many adults won’t be able to use it, much less together with their children.
Good: It is well-built, extremely sturdy, and can handle extreme weather. Good quality for a fair price.
Not so good: It doesn’t have many extra features or unique qualities that make it stand out from the crowd.
Bottom Line: Durability is undoubtedly its strongest point, and with above-average weight capacity, it’s a very good option for adults and older kids.
Good: With a low design, padded springs, and safety poles, Sportspower took safety seriously when designing this entry-level trampoline.
Not so good: The safety net opening is a little uncomfortable for getting on and off the trampoline.
Bottom Line: Small enough for toddlers yet big enough for preschoolers, this is a good trampoline for children of various ages.
Good: Capable of creating powerful rebound effects for very high jumps. Professional build quality.
Not so good: Its price puts it outside the reach of novices who only need a fun trampoline for the family.
Bottom Line: If you’re serious about your trampolining and want to invite your friends to use it, this is the option for you.
Good: It can hold up to 800 pounds, making it suitable for several jumpers at a time.
Not so good: Though users say it’s very sturdy, it has only four legs, making us worry about its stability under some circumstances.
Bottom Line: For the adventurous adult who doesn’t need a sport-level trampoline.
Good: The padded handlebar and elastic-based spring system make this one of the safest trampolines for small children.
Not so good: It has only a 100-pound weight maximum and a small jump surface, which means that multiple children will not be able to use it together.
Bottom Line: A good choice for parents who want to let their toddlers bounce safely for entertainment and exercise.
Good: Sturdy construction and long springs mean that it will last a long time while continuing to create great rebound for high jumps.
Not so good: Its weight limit is much less than one would expect from an advanced trampoline.
Bottom Line: At this price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better trampoline if a high bounce is important to you.
Are you ready to get down to the details? The following reviews take into account things like weight capacity, safety features, ease of use, construction, size, and more. We’d like for you to get an idea of what it’s like to purchase, own, and use each of these trampolines, so that you can finally pick the one that suits your lifestyle best.
- Comes With a Cover
- Multiple Sizes Available
- Straight and W-Shaped Legs
- Galvanized, Zinc-Coated Steel Frame
It didn’t take long for us to choose this as our favorite recreational trampoline. The main reason for this is because it has one key trait that makes it stand apart from most others – its legs.
The W-shaped legs offer superior support by dispersing weight and force, even on uneven, soft surfaces like grass. Such legs are themselves also more durable and reduce the strain on the jumping mat, helping it last longer as well.
On top of that, it also has straight legs that extend down along the sides of each W-shaped leg. These aren’t there to support the main frame, though; they are meant to support the safety net. Most safety nets are supported by the same poles that attach to the frame of the trampoline, making this protective feature much more reliable in comparison.
- It comes with a cover so that you can leave it outside without worrying that sun and moisture will damage it.
- For extra longevity, UV protection has been added to the synthetic materials.
- The ladder makes it easier to get on and off this trampoline.
- A unique frame arrangement provides extra support while you jump.
- You can purchase an “assembly” option as well, which means someone will come and set it up for you.
- It’s more expensive than some other intermediate trampolines.
- At 8.9′, the safety net could be a bit taller.
Acon Air Sport HD
- 800 Pound Max Capacity
- Up To 140 Springs
- Rectangular Trampoline
- Extra-Wide W-Shaped Legs
Are you looking for a high-quality trampoline built to create extreme bounce for multiple jumpers?
Are you interested in trampoline acrobatics, or want to use one to improve your skills at something like diving or water skiing?
Do you want to push your limits and aim for a high-intensity, full-body workout?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, rectangular trampolines are the way to go – and this particular one from Acon Air is one of the very best of those.
- Its rectangular design means that it creates a larger rebound with every jump.
- The 10-inch springs add additional power for higher bounces.
- It comes as large as 17 feet long, or smaller if you prefer.
- It can support up to 800 pounds so you can share the fun with friends.
- Ringing in at the top of our list for prices, this trampoline may be too expensive for some people.
- 72 to 108 Springs
- UV Protection
- 4 to 6 W-Shaped Legs
- Rust Resistant
There aren’t very many things that make this backyard trampoline stand out from the others we’ve selected. On the other hand, keep in mind that these are all premium, highly popular brands known for satisfying their customers.
However, being a middling product offering decent value isn’t necessarily a drawback.
A lot of people aren’t looking for an extravagant trampoline with extra features or incredible rebound for Olympic-level training – they just want something simple. When faced with so many options, it’s difficult to know which one to buy. In this case, a top-selling model with a very sturdy construction might be just what is needed.
- It comes with a rain cover that will help it last longer outdoors.
- The rust-resistant, galvanized steel frame will stand up to outdoor elements and the test of time.
- The ladder makes it easier to climb on and off this trampoline.
- The 12-foot option has only 4 W-shaped legs, which means it may not be as stable as some other models.
Merax Round Trampoline
- 12 or 14 Feet
- 330 lb. Capacity
- Rust-Resistant Springs
- Basketball hoop
- Padding and Safety Net
As one of only two trampolines on our list with a basketball hoop included, our favorite feature of this Merax should be obvious. Before we talk about that, though, let’s first cover the basics. This trampoline has a set of six W-shaped legs that cover most of the circumference. It should do a fantastic job of supporting its 330-pound weight limit without wobbling.
Its 72 springs may not keep the bounce going quite as long as others with up to 108 springs, since they’re likely to get stretched out more quickly from the increased force exerted on each one. These springs do have some things going for them, though. Since they are made from galvanized steel and protected against water, they should at least be able to resist rain and fog.
People who have bought one seem to love this rather basic trampoline. The reviews and ratings they’ve given it are often excellent. Let’s remember, though, that this doesn’t imply that it’s superior to a more expensive model. It simply means that people are impressed at the quality they receive for the price they pay.
- It has a decent 330-pound weight capacity so multiple people can use it simultaneously.
- The springs are rust-resistant and covered with padding for extra longevity and safety.
- The basketball hoop makes fun activities other than bouncing possible.
- The poles that hold up the barrier net are padded and pretty sturdy.
- Some models of similar sizes have more springs, although a figure of 72 is pretty good at the price of this intermediate trampoline.
- You cannot adjust the leg height, so it has to be placed on a flat, level surface.
Sportspower My First Trampoline
- 6 Straight Legs
- 100-Pound Max Weight Capacity
- Seamless Safety Netting
- Meets ASTM safety standards.
If you’re looking for something for young children, this is our favorite pick for you.
The safety enclosure is excellent, the net poles are well padded, and the rebound is sluggish enough for small, safe bounces.
If, however, you want something for a toddler who’s still developing her balance, we want to direct your attention to the Skywalker Mini Bouncer that we also reviewed.
Though we love this particular trampoline, it’s simply not made to support the needs of a toddler who isn’t very stable or coordinated. The padded safety bar on the Skywalker offers extra stability for toddlers who choose to grab onto it.
- The seamless netting makes this a very safe child’s trampoline.
- The jump mat and the safety padding over the springs are also seamless.
- The 220-pound weight limit means that you can use this trampoline yourself.
- It may be difficult for adults to fit through the safety net’s opening.
- The straight legs won’t last as long as W-shaped legs
Skywalker 15-Feet Round Trampoline
- 4 Color Options
- Galvanized Steel Frame
- Seamless Netting
- 64 to 96 Springs
Available in three different sizes and four different colors, this great trampoline should suit almost any backyard. Its thick, galvanized, rust-resistant steel frame will stand up well to outdoor weather. Also, its safety netting is held firmly in place with steel poles connected using strong t-connectors.
One of the best features of this trampoline is its seamless netting. On many other models, the trampoline enclosure net connects to the frame, jump surface, and spring area with clips, clamps or zippers. These designs leave gaps and spaces where arms and legs can slide underneath the netting, potentially causing injury. This trampoline doesn’t carry this risk, making it a good choice for entertaining younger children.
- The seamless safety netting improves overall safety.
- You can choose among 4 different colors for the padding that covers the springs.
- It’s built from high-quality materials.
- The short springs make for less of a rebound, but this may be better for children.
- Its weight limit is a mere 200 pounds, so it’s really not for adults.
- 12-foot, 14-foot, and 15-foot Options
- 8.5-Inch Springs
- Rust-Resistant Springs
- Padding and Safety Net
- 6 W-Shaped Legs
We consider this one of the best advanced trampolines currently on the market. What is meant by an “advanced” trampoline, though?
For one thing, it’s built to handle heavy, intense usage. It’s sturdier, gives a better bounce, and is, all around, made from better materials than intermediate or beginner models.
So, if you’re serious about trampolining, have a teenager who’s taking it or gymnastics as a sport, or just intend to use it on a regular basis over the course of many years, you would do well to look closely at this trampoline with enclosure net.
Overall, consumer impressions of this trampoline have been very positive. They say it offers a lot of bounce, is fun to use, and well-built.
- Since the net is on the inside of the springs, there is an added element of safety.
- The 8.5-inch springs offer extra rebound for higher jumps.
- Six strong W-shaped legs provide stability.
- Comes with a 10-year frame warranty.
- The 330-lb weight limit is lower than many other advanced trampolines, but this one’s affordable price makes that less of a letdown.
Skywalker Mini Bouncer
- 40″, 48″, and 60″ Sizes
- Padded Safety Handlebar
- Fun Lily Pad Designs
- Sewn-On Safety Net
Safety is always a primary concern where trampolines are concerned, and is especially important when designing one for small children.
Skywalker chose to include a well-padded bar for children to hold on to as they bounce, in case they’re not yet able to jump without support. This means that even children with poor coordination can safely use the trampoline to build leg strength and, most importantly, have fun.
Speaking of fun, Skywalker decided to increase the chance of creative play by adding lily pad graphics to the jumping surface. Your kids should have a blast pretending to be a frog jumping around in a pond.
- The jumping surface is specially designed to reduce the chance of slipping and increase safety.
- It uses elastic bands instead of springs for a gentler bounce and less risk of pinched fingers.
- Lily pad designs add some extra fun to the trampolining experience.
- A child can hold onto a padded bar while bouncing.
- Only one child can use this trampoline at a time.
- Its maximum weight capacity won’t support an average adult.
JumpSport AlleyOOP VariableBounce
- 800-Pound Weight Capacity
- Overlapping Doorway
- 88 to 96 Springs
- 12 and 14-Foot Options
- 4 W-Shaped Legs
If you’re looking for a high-quality, advanced trampoline which falls somewhere between the SkyBound Stratos and the Acon Air Sport HD, this is it. Though it doesn’t incorporate quite as many springs as the Acon, it is built to similar specifications.
Just like the Acon, it has an 800-pound maximum weight capacity. Few other domestic trampolines can claim to support as many as four average adults (without worrying about overloading it).
We’d suggest this trampoline for anyone with a large family who wants to use it for recreational purposes and needs a high maximum weight capacity. If you’re looking for exceptional rebound and want to train for sports, you might be better off considering the Acon Air 16 Sport, which is better equipped for those needs.
- Consumers say that it’s very stable and sturdy.
- It has a very respectable 800-pound weight capacity.
- The overlapping doorway cannot be left open.
- It has only 4 legs, where most others its size come with 6.
- There isn’t a larger 15-foot size option.
- 7 Different Sizes
- 7-Inch Springs, 48-108 Springs
- 3 to 6 W-Shaped Legs
- Safety Net with Legs
Are you looking for a trampoline but can’t find one that fits exactly into a particular space?
If your backyard play space isn’t very large but you want to make the most of every square inch, you’ve probably thought about getting a trampoline that was eight, ten, or even 16 feet in diameter. With typical diameters being 12, 14, and 15 feet, this Exacme trampoline breaks the mold by offering numerous size options.
We’re also impressed with this trampoline’s maximum weight capacity. The 225- to 398-pound maximum is very impressive considering the price of this intermediate-level trampoline.
- It has a pretty high maximum weight capacity.
- There are numerous different sizes to choose from.
- It comes with 7-inch springs regardless of the size.
- The enclosure net has its own legs for added stability and safety.
- Its construction reflects its price, not being suited to heavy, long-term use.
Skywalker Jump and Dunk
- Basketball Net
- 72-96 Springs
- 3 Sizes
- 5.5 to 6.5-Inch Springs
- Additional Accessories Available
When you get right down to it, there’s only so much you can do on a trampoline, especially if acrobatics aren’t for you. If you’re looking for a little extra fun and don’t want to compromise on quality in order to get it, you’ll be glad to know that the Jump and Dunk was designed especially for spring-loaded ball games.
You may be wondering why we selected this as our favorite with a basketball net over the similar Merax. In simple terms, it came down to customer experience. The Merax just isn’t as popular among its users as this Skywalker. This backyard trampoline is not only enjoyed more, but it’s also more popular as far as simple sales numbers go.
- It comes with a built-in basketball net.
- You can purchase additional accessories to expand your gaming options.
- Customers are very happy with their Skywalker purchases.
- It has only a 200-pound weight capacity, making it suitable only for children.
- The smallest size has 5.5-inch springs that won’t offer much rebound.
Not all trampolines are identical, and the best way to illustrate that is by looking at the feature table below. It’s also a great place to start your search for a new product, because if there’s a particular feature that you don’t want to do without, this is the place to check if your preferred trampoline has that option or not.
Although not the most complex machines in the world, trampolines aren’t nearly as straightforward as people think. Quite a lot goes into designing them, building them, and selecting the right one for what you plan to do with it.
Ask yourself: how many people will use it? What kind of space can you fit it in? What will they use it for: recreation? Cross-training? Exercise?
Remember, the best trampoline doesn’t exist, but there’s definitely a trampoline that’s best for your situation.