Trampolines come in various sizes and designs and in this post we provide details of how big a 10ft. trampoline is and have reviewed the 5 best 10ft. trampolines with enclosures you can pick from. If you want a good trampoline that adults and kids can have a great time with, but you do not have a large space in your backyard, we would recommend you to get the 10ft, trampoline models. A 10ft trampoline is still spacious enough for adults and teens to enjoy and small enough for kids as well.
How big is a 10-foot trampoline?
10ft trampolines are bigger than 8-foot models, which are mostly for kids but are not as big as the 12 foot or even 16-foot trampolines which require a lot of space. In that sense, although the 10ft models are also designed for kids and teens they are still spacious enough for adults to have fun too. That is perhaps the reason why the 10ft trampoline models are popular in many homes.
The diameter of a 10ft trampoline is usually about 3.05 M, so if you have a medium to large backyard, you should be able to set it up just fine without having to rearrange much. Also, keep in mind that the 10-foot trampolines have round, rectangular, oval, and oblong designs, so choose a design that is ideal for your needs and backyard. But since it’s better to err on the side of caution, before you buy check the 10-foot trampoline measurement to be sure that it will fit in your desired location.
The other thing to consider about shape is that rectangular trampolines have better bounce and are thus the popular choice for athletes and gymnasts. So if you have an upcoming gymnast or you are one yourself a rectangular will be more suitable. But if you don’t necessarily need a trampoline with a high bounce, but one you can have a great time with your kids, a round trampoline will still give you a great experience.
What is the 10-foot trampoline weight limit?
The weight limit is different for every model, but on average it ranges from 160 to 250 pounds. So as you can see, a 10-foot trampoline is better suited for kids and teens, rather than adults. But that is not to say you cannot find 10 feet trampolines with a higher weight capacity too, mostly rectangular models.
At this point is important to mention that even if the weight limit allows it, you should not allow more than one jumper in the trampoline for safety reasons. Also do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended capacity as doing so could break the mat and springs, and cause injuries.
Reviews of 5 Best 10-foot Trampolines with Enclosures
The JumpKing Round Trampoline is designed for kids and teenagers above 6 years of age. It provides 78 square feet of jumping space, which is large enough to give little jumpers a great time. With a thick foam padding sitting on the springs and a patented premium mesh netting enclosure, it will keep your kids safe from injuries.
This trampoline is built with high-quality materials that can withstand harsh weather elements without deteriorating. The legs are of galvanized steel to prevent rusting during rainy seasons and the mat is UV protected to prevent fading and breaking down under hot weather.
JumpKing 10 Foot Outdoor Trampoline 78sqft & Safety Net Enclosure, Blue JK10VC1
The JumpKing has a weight limit of 200 pounds, which is sufficient for the whole family to have fun.
- Easy to set up
- High quality materials
- Limited color options
#2. Plum Rectangular In-Ground Trampoline 7ftx10ft
The Plum in-ground trampoline is a bit different than all of the trampolines in this list. If you are wondering what in-ground means, it’s that the trampoline is sunken into the ground to have the jumping mat at ground level. Some parents may prefer an in-ground trampoline because there is no risk of flying off from a high level. Still, it is possible to fall off the trampoline and hit the hard ground or nearby debris.
The rectangular Plum in-ground trampoline is perfect if you have a small space in your garden but want to maximize the bouncing fun without compromising your garden design. The dark green safety pad brings a stylish finish and blends seamlessly with any garden.
This trampoline has a weight limit of 220 pounds which is pretty generous and can be used by kids and teens and even adults, but make sure to keep an eye on the kids during every jumping session, especially because it does not have an enclosure.
Like all the trampolines in this list, the plum is made of a galvanized steel frame that is rust-resistant. The jumping mat is made with PVC, which is durable. With this model, the retaining wall that is sunk into the ground helps to prevent soil and dirt from getting underneath the trampoline.
We also like that it comes with a dark green cover for weather protection, so you can expect it to last. It is also available in a round model if you prefer.
- Aesthetically appealing
- High quality materials
- Designed to retain the garden design
- Does not take much space
- It comes with a cover
- You are required to dig
- Does not have an enclosure
- Does not have many reviews
Going back to the round models, the North Gear trampoline is one unique model that comes in a vibrant green-black finish rather which is not common. It also has the lowest age restriction of four years while other trampoline brands recommend 6 years and above.
The trampoline is at par with the others on this list with a galvanized steel frame for both strength and rust protection. The mesh is made from polypropylene material and has a UV-resistant jumping mat.
Regarding the weight limit, the North Gear trampoline has a limit of 220 pounds, which is great for kids, teens, and adults.
- Includes a cover
- Easy to install
- Great pricing
- Some customers report that the frame moves while jumping
- It might not last long
Skywalker is one of the most loved trampoline brands and their 10 feet model is one of their best. The reason why Skywalker trampolines are popular is that they are affordably priced without compromising the quality. Also, while other brands have just one or two colors, the Skywalker 10ft trampoline is available in green, red, purple, and blue to suit your taste.
For safety, the net is patented into the jumping mat leaving no spaces where your kid’s fingers can be pinched. Also, the padded poles are angled at the top to keep the enclosure net at a safe distance for added safety while jumping.
This trampoline has galvanized steel legs which are reinforced with T-sockets to increase stability and help prevent twisting under impact. The frame has a 3-year warranty and 1 year for other parts.
The Skywalker 10ft has the lowest weight limit on this list at 175 pounds and a jumping space of 59feet, which understandably can only be used by kids and teens.
- High quality material
- Easy to set up
- Affordable pricing
- Might not last beyond a couple of years
- Some customers report that the net wears off from the hot sun
- Low weight capacity
The Exacme Trampoline is another great option for both kids and adults thanks to the unbeatable high weight capacity of 335 pounds. You don’t have to do the same jumping moves every time because this tramp comes with a basketball hoop so you can take the fun a notch higher shooting hoops.
Like the other trampolines on this list, the frame is made from galvanized steel and the mat is UV resistant and water-resistant as well. It also has an enclosure net to keep everyone safe in the jumping mat. Besides that, the other difference is that this trampoline sits a bit high but it comes with a ladder for the kids to use to climb safely in and out.
- High weight capacity
- Good quality materials
- Great pricing
- Has a basketball hoop
- Assembly takes time and needs several people.
How to Put a 10-foot Trampoline Together
Before you start putting up your trampoline, you should first make sure the area you are going to put the trampoline is secure and safe. That means ensuring it is clear of all obstacles, fences, rocks, sheds, trees, etc. Also, it should not be near buildings, paths, or driveways. A grassy area is excellent, but it must be flat for stability.
Layout all the parts from the trampoline boxes
Usually, trampolines come in two or three packages, so check with the retailer to know how many boxes you should receive. After receiving all of the boxes, empty each one and check if you have all the parts that are listed in the manual. If you are sure you have everything needed, it is time to start building.
Below is our step-by-step guide to help you set up your trampoline like a pro from scratch. These pictures used are for making an 8ft trampoline, but the steps are all the same for making a 10ft model or any other model for that matter. For our 10ft model, we have included the number of pieces you should be using. Also, this is a guide for the round model, and so the steps may be a bit different for your particular model. The best advice is to use the manufacturer’s instructions, usually included in the trampoline package. But if your trampoline comes without a manual, our guide below is easy to follow and really leaves very little to guesswork.
Step 1. Start by making the trampoline frame
Take the steel frame parts and the T-joints and ensure you have an equal number of both parts. For a 10 ft trampoline, you should expect about 8 parts.
Connect and join the T-sections to the frame parts. The T-sections are used to form a connection to the trampoline legs. A 10 ft trampoline mostly has 4 double legs.
Next, join each frame pieces together to form a perfect ring. This will be the base of the trampoline where the mat and legs will connect. Ensure the frame is tightly connected.
Next, join the legs and the T-sections you had earlier connected to the frame using screws. Add one leg at a time. You might need somebody to lend you a hand for this step. Once you have joined all pieces it should look like the photo below. Ensure the T-joints and legs are screwed properly and secure before moving to the next stage.
Step.2 Add the Trampoline Mat and springs
The next step is to add the mat and springs to the trampoline. Keep in mind this will be the main focus of all the jumping impact so you need to check that the mat and springs are unused and in perfect condition.
Using the spring tool provided, connect one spring to the mat. Next, attach the spring opposite the first attached spring. After attaching the first two springs, rotate 90 degrees and do the same steps for the next two springs. It should look like the picture below. (This keeps the mat perfectly balanced and taut preventing any damage from occurring on one side.)
Continue adding more spring following the same steps used for the first four springs, like in the picture below. Every spring must be spread out evenly so as not to pressure one side more than the other.
Work clockwise as you add more springs and connect them to the mat until you finish. It should look like the picture below.
Next, add the trampoline spring cover and padding to the frame, like in the picture below. Ensure that it covers all the springs and tie it securely to the trampoline frame. This is a critical step to ensuring safety for trampoline users.
Step.3 Adding the Enclosure Net
The next step is adding the enclosure net. You can add it before or after the trampoline padding. Most modern trampolines are designed to have the enclosure support brackets fixed onto the legs, to enhance support and stability.
Layout the enclosure poles and fixtures, and ensure that you have all the parts ready. A 10 ft trampoline can have between four to six poles.
Attach the first support pole to the trampoline fixture, line it up properly, and secure it into the hole with a screw. It should be tightly done to be secure.
With the bottom of enclosure poles securely attached to the trampoline legs, slot in the other part of the enclosure pole to full height, as shown below.
Step.3 Add the Trampoline Enclosure Net to the Trampoline.
You will need to make sure you have the net and steel rods. The net forms the enclosure while the rods help to create and maintain the circular shape at the top, without which the net would sag and not provide much protection.
Join the rods together to form extended rods by screwing them together at the joints like in the picture below. For a 10 ft trampoline, you should have 6 extended steel rods.
Next, thread the steel rods through the top of the enclosure, through the hole as shown in the picture below. Once all the rods are through, go ahead and connect the trampolines rods to form one large ring.
Attach the enclosure net to the top of the trampoline, like in the picture below. At this point, the bottom part of the net should not yet be secured.
Thread the string through the bottom of the enclosure net and secure it to the frame. (Look out for some loops for securing on the frame or mat). Once you have secured all around, your trampoline is all set up and ready!
Finally, if your trampoline requires a ladder, you need to join the separate parts, secure the ladder hooks into the ground, and put on the trampoline.
Also, you can make your trampoline extra secure against powerful winds by using an anchor kit (may be provided or not). The anchor kit requires to be screwed in the ground and then attached to the trampoline.
Mary Stephens is our infant development and baby fun activities specialist here at Motherhood HQ. She has over 10 years of experience dealing with kids, previously as a K3 teacher and now as a K9-12 teacher specializing in physical education and Social Studies. She is certified to teach in New York and Massachusetts and when not teaching trampoline jump tricks or giving toddler safety guides, she enjoys writing and providing helpful guides to parents on baby fun activities from infancy to toddlerhood. Mary is also an independent consultant providing parents with fun activities at home and appropriate toys and baby gear for infants and toddler development. She can be reached at her email, mary.s(at)motherhoodhq.com.