Why are trampolines a better gift than gadgets? Kids have seemingly endless energy sources that keep them fueled to run, JUMP, and play around. Their want to move is due to the fact that they learn best through playing, engaging their senses, and letting their minds explore and discover things. Active play – and one good example is trampolining – allow them to do the above-mentioned things and more.
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|Gymenist Portable & Foldable Trampoline||$||The trampoline that you can bring on the go --- it's foldable and portable, an ideal companion when travelling with your kids.||★★★★
|The original Toy Company Fold & Go Trampoline||$$||An easy-to-assemble/disassemble trampoline ideal for kids 3 years old and up. It's good for both indoors and outdoors use. (On sale; from $100 down to $88)||★★★★
|Little Tikes 3-Feet Trampoline||$||This trampoline is an ideal first for your kids who are 3 to 6 years old. It's base is enforced with six feet for more stability and it comes with a handlebar for safety. (On sale; from $80 to $60)||★★★★
|Bazoongi 48-Inch Bouncer Trampoline with Safety Pad and Balance Handrail||$$||This on-sale trampoline has a wider jumping surface than the others (at 48 inches) and is recommended as an ideal first trampoline for kids aged 3 and up. (On sale; from $125 to $85.32)||★★★★
|Diggin JumpSmart Trampoline||$$||This triangular trampoline is colored brightly and shaped uniquely, factors that will surely pique your little one's interest. Plus, it's fitted with a multi-game sound system for a fun learning experience while bouncing.||★★★★|
|Pure Fun Kids Preschool Jumper: 36-Inch Mini Trampoline with Handrail||$||Kids will have fun bouncing and learning their ABCs with this rectangular trampoline that can be used both indoors and out. (On sale; from $90 to $50)||★★★★|
|Pure Fun Super Jumper Kids Trampoline with Handrail||$$||Another trampoline from Pure Fun, this one's circular with a protective covering that comes with two colors (blue or pink) with fun retro prints. (On sale; from $120 to $72)||★★★★|
|Rebound Air Half-Fold Rebounder Mini-Trampoline||$$$$||This trampoline might be a tad expensive but it's an all-arounder (for kids and adults) and a lot of its reviewers certified that the product's durability lasts for years. (Priced at $365)||★★★★|
|JumpSport iBounce 2 Kids Trampoline (Easy to Fold Up and Go)||$$||This particular 3-6 years old trampoline comes with an interactive DVD series your little ones could play and learn along as they bounce. (Priced at $80)||★★★★|
|Skywalker Trampolines 48-Inch Bouncer Trampoline with Enclosure||$$$||This 48-inch wide trampoline has a net enclosure ideal for little jumpers - they won't fall off it even when jumping/bouncing energetically. Plus, it's fitted with a 360-degree handlebar for more stability. (Priced at $129)||★★★★|
|AirZone 55-Inch Trampoline & Enclosure||$$||This 55-inch trampoline has a patented net enclosure (the only one of its kind, accordingly to manufacturers) to keep kids safe from falling off and injuring themselves.||★★★★|
|Skywalker 8-Feet Round Trampoline with Safety Enclosure Combo||$$$||This 8-foot round trampoline is made extra sturdy by its eight legs braced two-by-two and its safety net attached to poles connected to the frame to prevent the trampoline from twisting.||★★★★|
|KIDWISE Magic Circle 12-Feet Hexagon Trampoline with Safety Net||$$$$$||The most expensive in the list, Magic Circle trampoline's manufacturers, however, are already known in the market for the sturdy and long-lasting trampolines they produce. And this one is no exception. (Priced at $1,061.)||New product (though product reviewers laud its manufacturer saying their products are worth investing on)|
|SkyBound Super 7 The Perfect Kid's Indoor/Outdoor Trampoline, 84" H||$$$||This trampoline meets the US ASTM safety standards, has a two-year warranty on its (limited) parts and can be used indoors as well as out. Its sturdy steel frame is molded with plastic so it won't scar wooden flooring.||★★★★|
|Exacme 6W Legs Trampoline with Safety Pad & Enclosure Net & Ladder All-in-One Combo Set||$$$||TUV and GST certified, this trampoline has a high weight capacity at 398 pounds/180 kilograms --- one great trampoline the whole family can enjoy using.||★★★★|
|Little Tikes 7' Trampoline||$$$||A trampoline that fits in your 3-10-year-old kids' outdoor fun needs. It's unique feature is a shoe holder to store your little ones' footwear as they play.||★★★★|
|JumpKing 8 Foot Outdoor Trampoline and Safety Net Enclosure Combo, Blue||$$||This trampoline from JumpKing has one edge from its competitors --- it's easy to set up.||★★★★|
|Zupapa TUV Approved Trampoline with Enclosure Net and Poles Safety Pad Ladder Jumping Mat Rain Cover **Editor's Choice**||$$$$||Pricey (though not as much as Magic Circle's) but with a lot of important inclusions. Plus, majority of its buyers hailed this trampoline as a "well-made one."||★★★★
Below are just 8 of the many benefits you and your kids can get from bouncing off and playing on trampolines:
- A fun way to exercise
- An enjoyable form of heart workout
- Improves body balance and posture
- Increases motor skills development
- A goods way to teach kids persistence
- Enhances flexibility
- Boosts self-esteem
- Positively affects a child’s learning success
Nevertheless, no matter how fun trampolines are, there are associated risks to having one at home. These risks include minor and major injuries — from cuts to bruises to concussions and broken bones.
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends that should you choose to buy a trampoline for home use, then only allow One person to use it at a time. And in lieu of these risks, we’ve come up with our list of trampolines that are not only fun to use, they have these vital factors as well:
- Safety – this should be at the topmost of your list if you’re considering on getting a home trampoline
- Quality – make sure you’re getting your money’s worth
- Price – provided the possible risks attached to trampolines, don’t scrimp when buying one for your home. However, there are also trampolines that are pricey yet low quality. So, be aware of those.
- Reviews – we considered the opinions and experiences of the real-time users of the trampolines we featured in the list below.
- Size, Shape and Bounce – know what you want for your home and family
- Warranty – what does the product’s warranty cover?
But before we move on to the list, you have to get to know the different trampoline types. This way, you’ll be able to gauge your preferences when buying one for you and your kids.
Round Trampolines – the most common type, the round ones are also referred to as recreational trampolines and are ideal for home and outdoor use.
Rectangular Trampolines – they are usually made for semi-professionals and professional gymnasts as the shape allow for greater heights and rebounds.
Square Trampolines – accordingly, square tramps give the best of both round and rectangular ones. But they can be expensive as well.
Mini Trampolines – known as rebounders, they’re the ideal ones to use indoors or for those who don’t have much outside space.
Springless Trampolines – dubbed the safest among trampoline varieties, they’re so named because they don’t use metallic springs to give them bounce.
With this information out of the way, let’s move on to our list of top 18 trampolines based on the considerations we mentioned above.
Top 18 Trampolines For Home Use – Indoors And Out!
A trampoline ideal for kids aged 3 years old and up.
Can be used indoors and outdoors
This 36-inch trampoline is foldable and portable, so you can bring it while traveling (storage bag included for easier transport)
All US safety standards, including ASTM CERTIFICATIONS & HR4040, approved
Has a 1-year warranty
Weight limit is only up to 150 pounds or 68 kilograms
Some buyers complained about the quality of the bands’ cover and the looseness of the handlebar screws.
Manufacturers claim the product is easy to set (around five minutes). All you have to do is unfold, screw on legs, attach handlebars, and bounce away.
This 36-inch trampoline can handle up to 150 pounds/68 kilograms maximum.
It’s fitted with six legs instead of just the standard four for more stability.
It meets the standards of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).
It’s currently on sale — from $100 down to $88.
Jumping pad needs to be adjusted frequently.
This trampoline is good for kids aged 3-6 years old (a 2-year-old can jump on it but a 1-year-old wouldn’t be able to reach the handlebar); the ideal first bouncing pad for your toddler.
Materials used for the product are a combination of plastic and metal.
Has a jumping surface of about 36 inches.
For indoor use only; great for the rainy days when your little ones need to vent off their energies.
The protective foam on the handlebar disintegrates easily.
Maximum weight limit is just up to 55 pounds/24 kilograms.
Manufacturers greatly recommend this trampoline as a first for your kids.
The overall blue color with frogs print on the protective side sheet will surely be a hit to little ones.
It’s wider at 48 inches and features a padded handlebar for comfort and safety. Its handle’s height is also adjustable.
Its frame is made of galvanized steel with 6 legs for durability and stability.
It comes with warranties – 1 year for the frame and the jumping surface, 6 months for the frame pad and 90 days for all the other parts.
Can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Weight limit is 100 pounds/45 kilograms.
Not easy to assemble.
This trampoline doesn’t only let kids spend their energies by bouncing, it also teaches them, too.
The triangular shape of the trampoline, its bright bumper pads, and the bike-like handrail will surely pique any kid’s interest.
Fitted with a five-in-one multi-game sound system for fun ways of learning.
Recommended for kids aged 3 to 7 years old.
Ideal to use both indoors and out.
Its design gives off the impression that it’s not as steady as the other more common trampoline types.
Some buyers complain about it being difficult to set up.
This rectangular trampoline is recommended for kids between the ages of 3 and 7 (weight capacity is 75 pounds/34 kilograms).
Its bouncing system is ASTM, TUV/GS and CE certified.
Its springs are covered with a protective mesh and covering printed with fun ABC prints, something that kids will love and surely learn from.
Handrail is also padded for safety and balance.
Product has a 90-day warranty.
For indoors and outdoors use.
Some buyers complained about how difficult the trampoline is to assemble.
Another trampoline from Pure Fun, this one’s round with a wider jumping surface of 48 inches.
Comes in two colors — the springs’ protective covering is either in pink or blue (depending on your choice) with fun retro prints.
Recommended for kids aged 3 up to 10 years old (weight capacity is 100 pounds/45 kilograms).
The handrail provides safety and stability as your kid uses the trampoline.
Has ASTM, TUV/GS, and CE safety certifications.
The product has a 90-day warranty.
Hard to put up because of confusing directions.
Designed for kids, older kids and even adults.
Described by manufacturers as the “Cadillac of rebounders” — the materials used for the trampoline are durable and can take on high impacts.
Conveniently folds in half.
All parts are warrantied for a lifetime.
It can take up the maximum weight of up to
Makes significant noise especially if kids use it.
This trampoline is ideal for kids aged 3-6 years old (weight capacity limit is 100 pounds/45 kilograms).
It doesn’t employ springs but uses long-lasting bungee cords.
It comes with an interactive DVD series featuring the own brand’s fun-loving character, RompyRoo. Your child can play, bounce and learn along with the series (DVD is iPad-friendly).
Difficulty in assembly.
This trampoline comes with a protective net that keeps little jumpers from falling off, thus, preventing injuries.
The steel frame is sturdy.
Fitted with an all-around padded handle your little ones can hold on to as they jump for more stability.
It also has an enclosure net for its lower parts so kids won’t be able to crawl underneath the trampoline.
It’s spring-less and ASTM approved.
Has a 100-pound/45-kilogram weight capacity — recommended for kids as young as 3.
Suitable for both indoors and outdoors use.
The net gets torn easily especially if kids engage in rough-and-tumble plays.
The product’s made of steel so it’s sturdy.
It’s fitted with a patented enclosure net (manufacturers claim it’s the only with patented nets) for safety with a zippered door for convenience.
It’s spring-less; uses a soft bungee cord suspension system for its bounce, so kids are safe.
Recommended for kids aged 3 and above who are within the 60-pound/27-kilogram weight limit.
ASTM certified with one year warranty.
Ideal for outdoor use.
The protective net’s poles bend when jumper lands on the net.
This 8-foot trampoline comes in two colors – blue and green.
It’s fitted with a safety enclosure net attached to poles that are connected to its frame to prevent frame twisting. Furthermore, the safety net is directly connected to the jumping mat. This feature keeps jumpers safer, preventing them from injuries caused by falling in gaps.
Great for outdoor use for kids aged 6 and above (maximum weight capacity is 175 pounds/79 kilograms).
The poles holding the net up don’t have protective padding.
This hexagonal trampoline is made for the outdoors.
It’s fitted with an Integrated Safety Cage guaranteed to keep kids safe as they play outdoors with minimal adult supervision. This integration means the cage is sewn to the mat, no gaps with which your kids’ hands and feet might get caught on. (Some consumers and product reviewers claim the Magic Circle trampolines are the safest in the market)
Jumping surface is made from permatron fabric, a material known for its durability and strength.
This trampoline has the maximum weight capacity of up to 450 pounds/204 kilograms, the highest in the trampoline industry.
It comes with a 10-year warranty (frame) and a 5-year warranty (mat/cage).
Ideal for kids aged 4 and up (even for adults given its weight limit!).
Trampoline is goof for both indoors and outdoors use.
Ideal for kids aged 3-10 (weight limit is at 105 pounds/47 kilograms).
Its mat-and-pad design is in one piece to ensure kids’ safety when using the product.
The steel frame is galvanized making it sturdy and durable. But its plastic-molded so the legs won’t scar wood flooring.
Product meets US ASTM safety requirements.
A safety net is fitted with zipper for convenience going in and out of the trampoline.
Has a 2-year warranty (limited parts).
This trampoline’s frame is made of galvanized steel which can withstand heavy use and rust.
It has 6 W-shaped legs with 12 contact points making it sturdier than the more common ones with 4W or 5W legs.
Fitted with durable wraps and ropes to tie the net to the trampoline more securely. The net’s fitted with a zipper for ease going in and out of the jumping surface.
It comes with a galvanized steel ladder.
The product meets TUV and GST standards.
For outdoors use; best for kids who are 6 and up, even adults (weight limit is up to 398 pounds/180 kilograms).
Some customers suggest that the trampoline’s netting poles need to have stronger reinforcements.
Trampoline is best for outdoors use.
The frame is a combination of durable blow-molded plastic and steel.
The net is attached to sturdy steel frames ensuring your kid’s safety as he plays.
It has a shoe holder attached for convenience.
Good for active kids who are between 3 to 10 years old (weight capacity is up to 100 pounds/45 kilograms).
Some buyers complained about how “it wasn’t able to last under the sun.”
48 pieces of galvanized springs power this trampoline’s bounce. But jumpers’ safety are ensured with the jumping surface’s protective covering.
It’s easy to put together.
Its frame is made out of galvanized steel, durable and rust-resistant.
The trampoline’s legs are shaped like a W for more reinforcement and stability.
Additionally, its safety net is fitted with a zipper for convenience.
There were no age recommendations for the trampoline. Manufacturers didn’t also note its weight capacity.
Zupapa TUV Approved Trampoline with Enclosure Net and Poles Safety Pad Ladder Jumping Mat Rain Cover **Editor’s Choice**
Comes in three different sizes — 12 feet, 14 feet and 15 feet.
It comes with a TUV certification, meaning, your kids’ safety is assured when using this product.
The trampoline’s frame and poles went through a hot-dip galvanizing process ensuring their durability and stability. This tramp is made to last for years. Additionally, the material used for its pad, mat, and net have a UV absorber added to them to make them last long even when left off under the heat of the sun.
Inclusions include wind stakes, an added notch to the product’s stability; gloves you can use when assembling and installing the trampoline and a rain cover to protect the trampoline during rainy days as well as from the dust.
Hailed as a “well-made trampoline” by buyers.
Comes with a warranty.
Maximum weight capacity: 15 feet – 375 pounds/170 kilograms; 12 and 14 feet – 330 pounds/149 kilograms
Customers complained about its manufacturers have zero customer service and slow in keeping up with their issues.