Trampolines are a great form of entertainment for adult and child alike. If you’ve been looking around you may be struggling to come to grips with all the varying trampoline specifications.
You’ve probably seen various sizes, shapes, extras, prices. Get one too big and it might not fit into your garden, get one too small and it might end up dusty and covered in cobwebs after being left unused. You obviously want a good quality trampoline but with good quality comes an increase in price, so which one is the best value for money?
That’s where we come in. We’ll take a look at three tried and tested trampolines and highlight who they would be best suited for.
TUV Approved Trampoline
This is certainly one of the best trampolines currently on the market. It’s not too big (although it’s certainly a decent size) and it’s not too small. This definitely seems to be the whole package. Boasting three various diameters of 12ft, 14ft, and 15ft, the selection allows you to choose whatever size best suits your space.
One thing that Zupapa is able to boast is their TUV certification which means both the structure and the material’s chemical compositions have been independently verified as safe, as compared to other trampolines’ TUV test approval which only covers the structure.
Moving on from the technical stuff, this trampoline comes with everything you could possibly need. Not only do you get a safety pad to go around the trampoline (since let’s be honest, that’s pretty standard) but you also get a 6ft high net enclosure, a rain cover and a trampoline ladder. This means that kids of all ages and sizes can get onto the trampoline easily enough but will find it next to impossible to accidentally bounce off.
Along with that, you’ll also get some extras to aid with setting the trampoline up, including 6 wind stakes to stop it from blowing away, gloves to avoid any injuries, and a T-hook for attaching the springs which is something you would usually have to buy separately. So you know that once you’ve bought this trampoline, you’ll have everything you could possibly need.
If you’re looking for a trampoline for exercise purposes then this is the one for you. The JumpSport Fitness Trampoline is the perfect size and price for those of you either with a smaller space or without children. This trampoline is sitting at a mere 39inches in diameter meaning that even if you’re planning on using it in the garden or in your flat, fitting it in won’t be a problem. It has the added benefit of being light enough to simply pick up and move to wherever you want to use it.
Don’t let the size fool you though, the Model 350 has plenty of space to jump around on. The main bounce area on the trampoline is 510 sq. inches. You can rest assured knowing that even if you step slightly too far in one direction, you won’t fall through the cords. This is because the 350 model comes with a skirt that pushes that workout area up to nearly twice the size at 915sq inches.
If you’re perhaps a little unsure of what sort of exercises to do on such a trampoline, don’t worry. This model comes with a 4-in-1 exercise DVD designed specifically to show you some great workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home or garden. Speaking of being in your own home: if you happen to be in a flat and are slightly concerned that jumping around on the trampoline might disturb your neighbors or perhaps even wake a baby, then you’ll be happy to hear about another great feature: the Model 350 boasts a “no squeaks” design. It’s the perfect buy if you need to quietly bounce your way to a fitter body.
12-Feet Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
When it comes to value for money, you can end your search at the Skywalker Trampoline’s 12-Feet Jump N’ Dunk trampoline. With a diameter of 12 feet, it’s the perfect size for kids of all ages and sizes. Speaking of kids, even if your children happen to be the clumsiest on the planet, they’ll be safe on this model.
Its state of the art design means that the trampoline is kid-proof. The high enclosure net stops your child from bouncing off and the net itself connects to the mat covering the springs. This means that there are no gaps that you or a child could fall into. The springs themselves are also completely covered and aren’t even accessible from inside the trampoline’s enclosure.
Taking safety a step further, this model uses padded poles to hold up the enclosure net. The poles themselves are angled at the top meaning the net stands apart from the poles, making injury even less likely. The net also has a dual closure system. What this means is that even if a child jumps directly into the net at the opening, they won’t fall through. It also keeps tension high within the enclosure net to limit movement when a child bounces into it.
Finally, the reason this model is called the Jump N’ Dunk is because an easy-to-attach basketball hoop comes with it. It has the added benefit of not only being soft but also easily detachable from the backboard so if your kid gets caught in the hoop while trying to be Michael Jordan, all that happens is the hoop pulling off. Meaning there is minimal risk of your child getting caught in it.
When testing all of these products and looking at their pros and cons, it was difficult to choose a clear winner. It’s hard to deny that the Jumpsport Fitness Trampoline is excellent for those looking for an exercise trampoline but it’s certainly not for kids. Keeping them away from it could be problematic. On the other hand, the Zupapa is a great buy with many incredible features and extras. It also looks great visually and would be great for kids who are perhaps old enough to not require any supervision.
When it comes down to it though, we decided that the Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk trampoline has to come out on top. Its amazing design and safety features such as the enclosure net and the basketball hoop are just undeniable. Everything about this trampoline model just screams child safety. It’s also very good value for money and doesn’t leave your wallet too much lighter.