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Jumping to quality: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Trampoline

Jumping to Quality: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Trampoline

When it comes to fun and physical activity, a trampoline can be a fantastic addition to your outdoor space. 

However, with so many trampolines on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. To help you make the right decision, we have put together this handy guide. We will talk about essential factors such as safety, durability and performance, helping you choose the best trampoline for your family and your space.

What is the Best Trampoline?

The ‘best trampoline’ is a matter of opinion which will vary from person to person. One bouncer’s idea of the ‘best trampoline’ might not suit another. The most important thing is that you pick the trampoline that is right for your needs and your space.

Factors such as safety, bounce height, shape and budget all need to be taken into consideration. But, most importantly, who is the trampoline for? Is it for young children? Or adult fitness workouts? Being clear on the intended user is the first step in finding the ‘best trampoline’.

Are Cheap Trampolines Worth It?

As with most things, it can be tempting to go for the cheaper option. But more often than not this means sacrificing quality, safety and durability.

Whilst it’s important to stick to your budget, you need to find a balance between cost and quality. Remember that investing a little bit more money upfront can often pay off better in the long run.

How Do I Choose the Right Trampoline?

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right trampoline.

First, think about your available garden space. Measure the area and make sure you have a 2-meter clearance around the trampoline, for safety reasons.

Next, look at the manufacturer’s guidelines in terms of weight capacities. Certain manufacturers may also have specific installation instructions, which you will need to follow.

Also, consider the age and the weight of the users. Plus, the intended use. Is it for recreational bouncing? Exercise? Maybe both?

Thinking about these factors will help you choose the right trampoline for your space and needs.

Is a Square or a Round Trampoline Better?

Trampolines come in various shapes, round and square/rectangular being the most common. Neither one is necessarily better than the other, the choice depends on your preferences, use and available space.

Round trampolines tend to offer a more controlled bounce, which might make them more suitable for families with children. On the other hand, square trampolines offer a higher bounce as well as a bigger surface area, which might be more suitable for advanced jumpers or gymnasts.

How Many Years Does a Trampoline Last?

The lifespan of a trampoline will vary depending on factors like quality, use and maintenance.

With good care, a well-made trampoline can last anywhere from 5-15 years. To get the most out of your trampoline, look for models with a durable frame, high-quality springs and a robust jumping mat.

Once you’ve found the right trampoline, take the time to maintain it. Check for general wear and tear, tighten bolts and replace any damaged parts. Not only will; this prolong your trampoline’s life, but it will also protect the users.

What Size Trampoline is Best?

Trampolines come in various sizes, usually from 8 feet to 15 feet in diameter. The best size will depend on the space in your garden as well as the number of users.

Smaller trampolines are suitable for smaller garden spaces and single users, while larger trampolines provide more jumping room to accommodate multiple bouncers at the same time.

When thinking about the best size, make sure you can leave 2 meters of clearance around the trampoline. If you can’t leave this space, choose a size down.

Safety First: Trampoline Safety Features

When looking for a trampoline, put safety first.

Look for trampolines with safety nets that enclose the jumping area, to help prevent users bouncing off. Furthermore, aim for models that include an anchor kit. An anchor kit secures the trampoline to the ground, which is particularly important in windy weather areas.

Other trampoline safety features to keep an eye out for include reinforced frames and padded edges.

The Highest Bounce: Evaluating Performance

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, the bounce height will be important to you!


As a rule, rectangular trampolines offer more bounce than round ones. Whether you pick rectangular or round, just make sure you stick to safety guidelines whilst bouncing.

Trampoline Shapes: Round vs. Square

As we discussed earlier, trampolines are available in a range of shapes and sizes.

Round trampolines are popular for their controlled bounce, making them great for families. Square trampolines offer a more generous jumping area and a higher bounce, which can appeal to gymnasts and adrenaline seekers.

Weight Capacities and Safety

Before purchasing a trampoline, check the weight capacity to make sure it is suitable for the intended user/users.

It’s really important to adhere to the weight capacity, ignoring it could lead to accidents and damage to the trampoline.

Larger Trampolines for Extra Fun

If you have a big garden, you might want a larger trampoline.

Larger trampolines offer more bouncing area, meaning multiple users can enjoy the space at any one time. If you have a big family, a big trampoline is a great idea.

Just remember to measure your space carefully, before deciding on trampoline size. Don’t forget the golden 2-meter rule.

Anchor Kit: Securing Your Trampoline

We’ve all seen pictures of rogue trampolines flying away after strong winds! To avoid this, make sure you buy an anchor kit. Not only does the anchor kit prevent runaway trampolines, but it also protects bouncers during use.

Safety Features for Peace of Mind

When shopping for a trampoline, safety features should be at the top of your priority list. Look for safety nets, reinforced frames and padded edges. These features can help prevent injuries.

Child jumping on Challenger trampoline

Value and Longevity: Is It Worth the Investment?

While trampolines do require some initial investment, if you choose a quality trampoline it will offer family fun for years to come. When maintained well, trampolines can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years.

Looking at a real-world example, our 8ft UP trampoline is the same cost as roughly 8-10 trips to the trampoline park for one person. And, you don’t have to share your trampoline with other users!

The Infinity Trampoline Advantage

Some trampoline brands offer extended warranties, which gives buyers peace of mind.

For example, the Infinity Trampoline series offers a 10-year guarantee, this tells you how much the brand believes in the quality of the products. When choosing a trampoline, keep an eye out for warranties which can offer you an extra level of protection against wear and tear or unexpected damage.

Conclusion

Choosing the best trampoline for your family depends on a few factors. Size, shape, safety and budget all need to be taken into consideration. Make sure you take the time to think about your needs, your intended use and the available options.

Whether you go for a round trampoline or a square one, 10ft or 14ft, investing in a trampoline will offer you years of family fun. Just make sure you do your research so that you can choose the best trampoline.

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