Trampolines are a great way to get in a fun, stable jump while bouncing to your heart’s content whether you are 5 or 50 years old. Trampolines can vary in size and weight limits and the larger ones are usually great for multiple jumpers to play around in while the smaller or mini-trampolines can function as an effective, easy-on-the-joints piece of exercise equipment.
Safety is usually the number one priority when it comes to buying a trampoline and all of our options below provide for a safe bouncing experience. When it comes to bouncing with children, these trampolines come with rigorous safety features including safety enclosure nets, a standard safety pad to cover the springs and/or tension bands and even a 360 degree padded handlebar to help stabilize kids as they jump.
Whether you want some good old fashion family fun time while getting your blood pumping, want to get your kids started on the game of basketball early or need to start a low-impact, yet calorie-burning exercise routine, there is a trampoline option for you.
1. Skywalker Basketball Trampoline
The Skywalker 15′ Round Trampoline Jump N’ Dunk allows kids to practice their basketball skills as they learn to jump, shoot and dunk. The basketball hoop is made of soft material with a breakaway rim to keep kids safe and includes two foam basketballs. An ultra safe design rounds out this product as the enclosure system features upright foam-padded poles for stability while the woven net has a dual zipper and latch clip to keep everyone safe.
PROS: The versatile basketball hoop can be mounted on the inside or outside of the trampoline and is made of soft material to keep kids safe.
CONS: The max weight limit is 200 pounds which might not allow for more than one older child to jump at a time.
2. Skywalker Mini Trampoline with Enclosure Net
The Skywalker Mini Trampoline with Enclosure Net is a recreational trampoline that can help your kids develop impressive motor skills while promoting imaginative play. Great for smaller indoor or outdoor spaces, this trampoline also features a sturdy frame and interlocking handlebars for added stability and the safety enclosure attaches directly to the jump mat to eliminate dangerous gaps.
PROS: This mini trampoline features themed jumping mats that encourage younger kids to learn while they play.
CONS: The mesh netting, while protective, is made from nylon that could tear easily with regular use.
3. Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline
Stamina’s Folding Trampoline allows you to practice the art of Rebounding, which is a safe, effective and fun way to improve cardio health, tone the lower body, burn calories and improve overall coordination. This mini trampoline provides the supportive bounce (up to 250 pounds) you need to get in a great workout and its mini size makes it a great fit for any home or office.
PROS: When you’re done rebounding, this trampoline conveniently folds for easy storage.
CONS: While 36 inches is a great standard size, it might be hard to incorporate more challenging exercises requiring a larger jumping area down the road.