The Best Trampolines with Enclosure Review Guide 2018

If you are looking for the best trampolines for your backyard, you are in the right place! There are a lot of trampolines for sale these days, so I did a lot of research before purchasing what I thought was the best trampoline for my two boys! There are several types of trampolines for sale: springfree trampoline, rectangle trampoline, oval trampoline, trampoline with basketball hoop, I was not sure where to start! I wanted to get the best backyard trampoline for my boys, something sturdy, top rated, and quality, but of course, affordable for our budget!

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The Best Trampolines with Enclosure Review Guide 2018

 

I have fond memories of hours on backyard trampolines and as a gymnast I remember following when trampoline was added to the Olympics! I wanted to be able to share that joy with my boys and give them a source of outside fun and exercise! With smaller and smaller backyards, less playing on the street with neighbours and the technology available to our kids these days, It is not always easy to get kids outside. A new trampoline (instead of using their bed as a wrestling ring) was something that I hoped would help get them out there!

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We recenlty found this awesome trampoline on our vacation! My kids gravitate towards trampolines everywhere!

MY FIRST TIP

The first thing to think about when buying a kids trampoline is to evaluate your needs, your backyard space, and the various styles and accessories available. While a cheap trampoline for sale may seem attractive, when you compare the safety features, spring size, assembly and durability, you might want a top rated trampoline instead. I suggest you get something your kids can grow into if they are young. I have made the mistake of buying a toddler trampoline that worked until my boys were about 6 and then found myself buying a new one, as they had outgrown the small trampoline that I had purchased. Here are 15 Safety Tips for Trampolines to keep in mind.

Want a quick rundown:

Best Budget Trampoline: Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop

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Best Top of the Line Trampoline: Springfree Trampoline Large Oval Trampoline With Basketball Hoop and Ladder

Best Midrange Trampoline: ACON Air 4.3 14ft Trampoline

Best Top of the LIne: AlleyOOP 14′ Trampoline

 

Things to do on a Trampoline

There are so many kids games to play on a trampoline! Crack the Egg is a favorite of ours

Best Trampolines Comparison Chart

TrampolineImageSizeOur RatingPrice ($, $$, $$$)
Jumpsport StagedBounce 10'x17' Rectangle Trampoline10' x 17'4.5$$$
Jumpsport 14' AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline14'4.5$$$
JumpSport 14' Round Elite PowerBounce14'4.2$$$
Zupapa 15' Round trampoline15' (also comes in 12' and 14')3.9$
Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Round Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring Pad, Blue15'4.6$
Skywalker 12' Round12'3.8$
Skywalker Summit 14' Square14' x 14'4.1$
Springfree 13' Jumbo13'4.6$$$
Springfree 11' Large Square11'4.5$$$
Springfree Trampoline Large Oval8' x 13'4.5$$$
Springfree Trampoline 10' Medium10'4.1$$$
Superjumper 12' Round12'3.7$
ACON Air 4.314'4.1$$
ACON Air 16 Sport Rectangle16' x 9'4.2$$
16' Octagon Magic Circle Trampoline16'4.3$$

Types of Trampolines with Enclosures

Until I started looking for a new trampoline that my boys could grow into, I honestly had no idea that there were so many different types of trampolines. I have explained them in a bit of detail below, which should help you choose the right style and size for your backyard.

Round Trampoline with Net

Probably the most popular backyard trampolines with nets are the 12ft or 14ft round trampoline. They have the best value trampolines but also very high quality and expensive trampolines. They come in 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 14ft, 15ft as well as smaller and larger sizes. If you are looking at a typical trampoline, this will probably be the first one you come across in your search. They are the most common trampolines in backyards today. The ones that I have reviewed below are all large trampolines with nets, but I will likely have another review for smaller trampolines and toddler trampolines coming soon!

Rectangular Trampoline with Enclosure

Rectangular Trampolines come in various sizes and are great for narrow yards. They take up less space than a round model. A rectangular trampoline is often known or referred to as a best bounce trampoline and they are often used for gymnasts. The backyard variety however, is perfect for children. If you have ever watched trampoline or been to a trampoline class, they use competition style rectangle trampolines. While getting one of these for your budding gymnast is no where near the same as the ones used in the gym, it can possibly help them get comfortable with the square style. But in my case, I was buying a trampoline for some fun for my kids, while I did not go with this one in the end, it was only because it did not suit my backyard needs. If you have space constraints, this is probably the best outdoor trampoline for you.

Springless Trampoline

The Springless designed trampolines have designed the entire surface to jump on. They are available in oval, round and square and the design means that children can not get caught in the springs. These trampolines tend to be in the higher price bracket, but some brands, such as Springfree, come with a 10 year warranty and guarantee that their trampolines can be kept outdoors all year round! If you remember bouncing in the backyard as a kid, you probably never came across one of these trampolines. I sure did not. But their safety features and quality build, are making them an up and coming popular choice. They do take upmore room than you might imagine however, but if you are buying a 12 foot model, you have 12 feet of bouncing space, where a traditional round 12 foot trampoline you would have about 10 feet of boucning space and the other two feet would be springs.

Square Trampoline

Square Trampolines are not as popular as round or oval trampolines, but that does not mean they are not equal or better. A square tramponline actually offers more jumping space than a round one. You can get a square trampoline with springs or a springless version. If you look at the photo below, you can see how the jumping space of a square trampoline is larger than that of a round one. Something that i remember as a child is playing 4 corners on an old rectangluar rubber style trampoline. I think it was orange. Do you remember those? A square trampoline gives plenty of creative options for kids to play. A great choice in my opinion.

Octagon Trampoline

Octagon trampolines offer yet another shape for the best user experience. These are a high bounce trampoline and the one that I have included below is made of very high quality materials. These may not be as popular as the round ones due to the price, (the round ones have several brands and quality differences, but there are few octagon ones on the market) but check them out before discounting them, as they are one of the bounciest trampoline brands out there.

 

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Here is my list of the Top 10 Best Trampolines for Sale for 2018

These are the 10 best trampolines that are listed in the quick comparison chart above. This will give each one a bit more detail and help you pick which one is right for your family!

Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Round Trampoline 

Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet with Basketball Hoop with Enclosure Combo is the perfect trampoline for those who want a big jumping surface and have a budget of under $500. This is actually one of the most popular trampolines on the market. The frame is made of heavy duty galvanized steel making it both secure and weather resistant. The Skywalker Trampoline’s enclosure net uses an innovative design attaching to the jumping mat itself rather than the trampoline frame. This eliminates any gaps between the jumping surface and the enclosure giving a safe and fun jumping area. It has a weight capacity of 200 lbs.  This trampoline has 96 springs and the spring cover mat come in various colors. The jumping mat is 37 inches from the ground.

Because this is such a popular model, I did a full review here.

Features:

  • Well priced at under $500
  • 15 foot size makes for a great jumping space

Cons

  • Low weight capacity at 200 lbs
  • priced at under $500 means that you get smaller springs and less padding.This is going to be a fun trampoline for your kids, but may lack longevity

 

Jumpsport StagedBounce 10’x17′ Rectangle Trampoline

This Jumpsport StagedBounce 10’x17’ Rectangle trampoline for sale is ideal when space is at a premium. As I mentioned above, rectangle trampolines take up less space than a typical round trampoline. As with all of the trampolines I have reviewed, it comes with a safety enclosure. It also features 108 high performance springs, a blue, high density, trampoline pad and a 12 gauge frame. The safety enclosure has two back up support systems making it the best safe trampoline option. There are no zippers to worry about breaking on this trampoline net, it has an overlapping design so your child can slip in. This safety feature means there are no open holes in the net. The safety net poles come with vinyl pole sleeves. The trampoline mat is made from industry-leading Permatron® jumping mat fabric and is 40” from the ground for better trampoline clearance. The bed has 10 rows of stitching and a UV shield.The Spring/Frame pad is blue in color, 17″ wide and 1″ thick. High density, closed cell foam padding is used across the entire pad surface.The Jumpsport StageBounce Trampoline is rated for a max 225 lb jumper.

Features:

  • Top of the line safety net with no zippers to break and no holes when doors are left open
  • Great Bounce
  • 40″ clearance for jumping
  • Very High Quality

Cons:

  • One of the more expensive brands, ensure it fits your budget
  • Max weight 225 lbs

 

Jumpsport 14′ AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline 

This AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline is 14′ and provides outstanding bounce performance, has a high quality frame for support and safety. It boasts over 50 patented performance and safety features. Its patented technology helps with shock absorption and optimizes bounce performance. In the event of an awkward landing, the shock absorption of this top rated trampoline will help make a softer landing for your child. The foam pad is made of 1″ high-density foam with reinforced PVC and is dark green color. The mat has 10 rows of stitching and a UV shield, ensuring it holds up to lots of use! This heavy duty trampoline has great reviews as one of the best trampoline brands on the market. It is also available as a 12′ Trampoline . It is rated up to 350 lbs for a single user. 

  

Features:

  • Excellent shock absorption with high quality springs
  • Top of the line safety net with no zippers or doors, the slip through style ensures there are never any spaces to fall out
  • Very High Quality
  • Rated for 350 lb jumper

Cons:

  • Expensive brand

 

JumpSport 14′ Elite PowerBounce

The Jumpsport 14’ Elite Powerbounce trampolineis designed for 7 to 10 years of bouncing, but some with a 15 year frame warranty! It is rated for 295 lb jumper. It has a patented dual spring assembly which improves shock absorption and bounce performance. It has 96 primary springs plus 32 power spring for 128 springs total. The frame height is 35” for good ground clearance. The trampoline frame is made of 1.75” diameter cold rolled steel that is powder coated to protect against the elements. The trampoline mat has 10 rows of stitching and a UV shield. the trampoline safety net does not have zippers, it has an overlap safety feature, so there is never any holes open for your child to fall out.

It is also available in Jumpsport 12’ size and Jumpsport 10′ size

Features:

  • Excellent shock absorption and bounce performance with high quality springs
  • Top of the line safety net with no zippers or doors, the slip through style ensures there are never any spaces to fall out
  • Very High Quality
  • Rated for 295 lb jumper

Cons:

  • Expensive brand

 

Merax 14-Feet Round Trampoline with Safety Enclosure, Basketball Hoop and Ladder

This 14ft trampoline from Merax includes a safety net, has 6 W shaped legs and 72 galvanized springs. The basketball hoop and ladder are included and it is one of the cheap trampolines on the market. For the price conscious consumer, this is a great bet. While it does not boast all of the technological and performance details of the high end brands, it is still something your kids will have a great time on and is rated for 330 lbs. You can check out more reviews here

Features

  • Less than $500
  • Comes with add on’s such as the ladder and basketball hoop
  • rated for over 300 lbs

Cons

  • May not be long lasting with hard use season after season

 

Zupapa Trampoline with Enclosure 

The Zupapa trampolinecomes in 12’, 14’ and 15’ sizes. When you buy a Zupapa trampoline, you get everything you need (and more). Your purchase includes the trampoline, trampoline safety pad, trampoline ladder, trampoline enclosure net, trampoline cover for rain, and T-hook for installation. It is one of the best deals on trampolines with everything included and is also rated for over 300 lbs. You can read reviews from owners here. This trampoline has a lot of great reviews from owners who have even considered buying a very high end trampoline and in the end, were very satisfied with this purchase, and spent a lot less money.

Features:

  • Choose the best size for your children and your backyard. If you can fit and afford the larger size, I always say go for it
  • Rated for over 300 lbs
  • Comes with ladder and rain cover
  • Priced at under $500

Cons

  • Net can be a bit tough to install

 

Skywalker Trampolines 12-Feet Round Trampoline 

Skywalker Trampolines 12’ Round Trampoline with Enclosure is an ideal alternative for the consumer that does not have room for the 15 foot model mentioned above. Slightly smaller and with 72 springs it is still something your kids will enjoy. It is a great option for those wishing to purchase a cheap trampoline. Do not let those big budget trampolines make you feel as though these will be terrible. They are not. They are fun trampolines! The kids will have a blast! A trampoline in the backyard is better than no trampoline!

Features:

  • Budget friendly at under $300

Cons

  • Low weight limit. Not ideal for teenagers or adults.

 

 

Skywalker Summit 14′ Rectangle Trampoline with Safety Enclosure

Skywalker Trampolines 14’ Square Trampoline provides for hours of fun with this unique shape. As I mentioned above, the square shaped trampoline provides more jumping surface that the traditional 15’ or 16’ Round Trampoline. With unique safety features such as a patented No-Gap enclosure and T-socket construction, parents can be at ease knowing that their kids will enjoy a safe and fun jumping experience. The woven jumping mat made of heavy-duty UV protected polypropylene material prevents slipping on the trampoline surface. This trampoline is rated for 250 lbs.

Features

  • Unique Square shape gives lots of bouncing room
  • Gap – free enclosure (no way to get under the net as it is mounted to the jumping surface
  • Well priced

Cons

  • Can be a bit tricky to put together. Plan for a few hours

Springfree Trampoline – 13ft Jumbo Square With Basketball Hoop and Ladder

The Spring free trampoline is an outdoor trampoline designed for spacious backyards. This no spring trampoline is equivalent to a 16’ trampoline with springs. It is rated for 220 lbs and the mat height is 3.3’ off the ground. It has a 10 year warranty on the whole trampoline so is an ideal long term purchase. The Flexinet is resistant to tearing and UV coated. The frame has three layers of rust protection. It is designed to withstand harsh sun and snow and can be left up all year round without damage. There are various square trampolines for sale but this model includes a basketball hoop and ladder. The frame of this trampoline is well below the jumping surface meaning that your children will not have a metal frame to hit if they lose control while jumping. It is one of the best rated trampolines for safety.

Features:

  • Known for all weather durability
  • Springs below the jumping surface so it is impossible to get tangled
  • Excellent Warranty and designed for long term use
  • Unique Square shape for extra jumping space
  • Super durable net
  • Comes with all accessories (ladder and basketball hoop)
  • Mat height 39″ off the ground for good clearance

Cons

  • 220 lb rating
  • High end budget

Springfree Trampoline – 11ft Large Square Trampoline With Basketball Hoop and Ladder

This smaller Spring free trampoline is an option if you have less space than the larger model. It is also rated for 220 lbs and the mat height is 3.3’ off the ground. As mentioned above, the Springfree brans is one of the best trampoline brands to buy for longevity. It has a 10 year warranty on the whole trampoline. The Flexinet is resistant to tearing and UV coated. The frame has three layers of rust protection. It is designed to withstand harsh sun and snow and can be left up all year round without damage. This model includes a basketball hoop and ladder. The frame of this trampoline is well below the jumping surface meaning that your children will not have a metal frame to hit if they lose control while jumping. If this trampoline is in your budget, I would reccomend the larger model above, unless space constraints are a factor. Then this 11″ square model is going to be your best bet!

Features:

  • Known for all weather durability
  • Springs below the jumping surface so it is impossible to get tangled
  • Excellent Warranty and designed for long term use
  • Unique Square shape for extra jumping space
  • Super durable net
  • Comes with all accessories (ladder and basketball hoop)
  • Mat height 39″ off the ground for good clearance

Cons

  • 220 lb rating
  • High end budget

Springfree Trampoline – 8x13ft Large Oval Trampoline With Basketball Hoop and Ladder

 

This oval trampoline is an option if you have a narrow yard. It is also a great choice for multiple jumpers (although safety recommendations will not be able to tell you that). This Oval model is rated for 220 lbs and the mat height is 3.3’ off the ground. The Springfree trampoline warranty and build makes it the best trampoline for enjoyment, year after year. This model also has a UV coated net and is tear resistant. With a FlexiNet enclosure designed to cushion jumpers and prevent falls, you won’t need to worry about the safety of your kids when it comes to play and having fun! The frame has three layers of rust protection. It is designed to withstand harsh sun and snow and can be left up all year round without damage. This model includes a basketball hoop and ladder. The frame of this trampoline is well below the jumping surface meaning that your children will not have a metal frame to hit if they lose control while jumping. It is equivalent to a 10 x 15 foot trampoline with springs.

Features:

  • Known for all weather durability (Even snow and harsh sunlight)
  • Springs below the jumping surface so it is impossible to get tangled
  • Excellent Warranty and designed for long term use
  • Unique Oval shape for extra jumping space
  • Super durable net
  • Comes with all accessories (ladder and basketball hoop)
  • Mat height 39″ off the ground for good clearance

Cons

  • 220 lb rating
  • High end budget

 

Springfree Trampoline – 10ft Medium Round Trampoline With Basketball Hoop and Ladder

 

This spring free 10ft trampoline is equivalent to a 12ft trampoline’s jumping area and is made for smaller families or smaller spaces than other Springfree models. While a lot of my recommendations are for large trampolines, I understand that not everyone has the space for a big trampoline. The trampoline mat is 3 feet off the ground. As with the other Springfree models, it has a 10 year warranty on the whole trampoline. The Flexinet is resistant to tearing and UV coated. With a FlexiNet enclosure designed to cushion jumpers and prevent falls, you won’t need to worry about the safety of your kids when it comes to play and having fun! The frame has three layers of rust protection. It is designed to withstand harsh sun and snow and can be left up all year round without damage. This model includes a basketball hoop and ladder. The frame of this trampoline is well below the jumping surface meaning that your children will not have a metal frame to hit if they lose control while jumping.

Features:

  • Well known brand for all weather durability
  • Ideal for smaller space requirements
  • Springs below the jumping surface so it is impossible to get tangled
  • Excellent Warranty and designed for long term use
  • Super durable net
  • Comes with all accessories (ladder and basketball hoop)
  • Mat height 36″ off the ground for good clearance

Cons

  • 220 lb rating
  • High end budget

 

Super Jumper Trampoline 12 feet

 

This inexpensive 12 ft trampoline is the perfect size for small backyard homeowners who do not want a huge trampoline. It has a galvanized steel frame, 64 springs and has a UV coated jumping mat. It is rated for 220 lb jumper.

Features

  • budget friendly
  • 12 foot size is good for smaller spaces

Cons

  • longevity can be compromised

ACON Air 4.3 Trampoline 14ft with Premium Enclosure

The ACON Air 4.3 is a 14 ft trampoline in the mid budget level. Acon also makes a 15 foot model if you have the space, and a 12 foot model for smaller back yards. Its heavy duty galvanized frame and quality build makes it a great trampoline for the mid-range budget. It has 96 springs and the mat is 36″ off the ground. It does not have a single user rated limit, but says the total load limit is 800 lbs. 

Features:

  • Mid-range budget
  • No single user load limit

Cons:

  • 36″ ground clearance is a bit lower than average, but still a decent height

ACON Air 16 Sport Trampoline with Enclosure and Ladder

The ACON Air Sport 16 is a 16 ft. X 9 ft. Heavy duty rectangular sport trampoline built to last. the ACON brand offers a 5 year warranty on the frame, which is higher than most other brands in the mid-range trampoline market. If you have a child interested in gymnastics, they will probably gravitage to this trampoline’s rectangular shape. If you have a smaller backyard, this is also a great option for your kids. As with the round trampoline above, the ACON does not have a single user rating but a max load of 800 lbs. Now this does not mean you should put four 200 lb men on it and expect it to give any bounce. You would probably do a lot of damage to the trampoline (and even eachother haha). This model has a 40″ ground clearance for the mat, which is good. This trampoline has the slide in style net which means there are no zippers to be broken and no possible openings.

Features

  • Rectangle Style great for narrow yards
  • Gymnastics love this style for flips and tricks
  • 40″ mat clearance
  • Mid Range budget
  • No single user weight limit, 800 lb posted max load limit
  • No zipper in net, slide in style

Cons

  • Higher price point for some
  • Ladder sold seperate

 

16′ Octagon Magic Circle Trampoline 

The Magic Circle Octagon tramponline is the last on my list of top trampolines, but that does not mean it comes in at the bottom of the rankings. I love the uniqueness of the shape. I also love the 450 weight capacity. The highest single user load capacity I have seen. maybe higher than needed, but it is likely a testament to good quality springs. This trampoline is unique as it has the safety net sewen right into the mat. When you buy this, make sure to get a spring hooktoo, your hands will thank you!

Features:

  • Mid  to high budget range
  • Unique Shape gives lots of bouncing surface
  • Safety net sewen into mat
  • 450 weight capacity, highest in the industry

Cons

  • More expensive than a round style trampoline
  • Since it is unique, you will have to get replacement parts from Magic circle. But I recommend trying to use the correct brand stuff anyways! Just makes compatibility easier!

 

Trampoline Games are a fun way to keep kids outside and active!

If you want some more ideas, read this post on Things to Do on a Trampoline

So How much is a trampoline?

If you have gotten this far, then you have probably already found out that trampoline prices can vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The best kids trampoline is the one that suits your family from a use, safety and price perspective. All of the trampoline reviews that I recommend in this guide are full size backyard trampolines and come with safety nets. The prices are determined by the quality of the springs, the mat, the legs, poles and the net.

In the case of a cheap trampoline, you want to ensure that the climate where you live will not hinder its performance. For example, harsh winters and summers can break down the foam padding, and heavy storms or snow can damage the safety nets. Keep in mind, a trampoline is an investment so read my trampoline reviews for the best deals on trampolines and then you can make an informed purchase for your children!

Something else to consider when it comes to the price of a trampoline is your own children. If you think they will roughhouse on the poles and try to use the net as a wrestling ring, then you are going to have bent poles and a ripped net in no time. If falling into the net is something you know they will be doing often, take that into consideration when you look into a trampoline. While easier said than done, I try and try to tell my boys that they can play fight on the trampoline, but is is not a WWE arena and they should not be running and bouncing off the net. It is supposed to be for safety just in case they lose control. But you know boys, sometimes they only hear half (or less) of what I have to say.

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I would love to hear if you decided on one of the best trampolines I have recommended or if you went with something else! Let me know! I love talking trampolines!