Before going through this guide with reviews of the best trampolines for pre-teens, kids, and teenagers, I want to give you some background on our research that got us this 2022 list.
When we asked our small group of parents in our Facebook group about what they knew about the best trampoline available, one parent who is always excited to share her unique views about baby products wasn’t as excited about trampolines. She mentioned that most available information or ‘third-party’ reviews were fake. And she was right.
In 2019, there was a disturbing case that FTC finally settled with a trampoline company that was promoting two brands ( Infinity Trampolines and Olympus Pro Trampolines) using unscrupulous ways. The two brothers created several websites about trampolines and created a fake seal; the “Trampoline Safety of America” logo. They also used the internet’s accessibility to leave thousands of fake reviews on legitimate sites.
I had to mention the story above because over 100,000 trampoline injuries are reported every year in the US. Over a million spent time in emergency rooms between 2002 and 2011 and 93% of the injured were children. This is where it hurts most. As a parent myself, I would hate myself knowing that I bought a faulty trampoline that got my child some neurological damage. Yes, one child in every 200 experiences permanent neurological damage because of these injuries.
With our aim to remain honest and transparent in our guidance to parents on what they should purchase for their kids, the MotherhoodHQ team (myself and three other members) reached out to several parents and organizations that have actually tested these trampolines. While some were very supportive because of our objectivity to actually rank and decide which trampoline was the overall best, a few were asking for links. Interesting to note that those who were asking for links had not actually done the tests themselves.
How we ranked the top trampolines of 2022
That aside, we have compiled a list of the 13 best trampolines that you can rely on as a parent to give your child a safe bouncing environment. Below is a summary of all the important factors we considered:
- Safety of the trampoline:
- Bounce the trampoline gives
- Size and shape
- Price and warranty:
- Quality of the base/is the base sturdy enough: The best trampolines have sturdy bases and cannot tip over while your baby is bouncing on it. If the base is not weighted, you should make it can be secured to the ground. Make sure your option comes with anchors with no additional cost.
Best Trampoline for Teenagers 2022: Springfree Trampoline
The oval Springfree trampoline is our overall best trampoline for kids and teenagers in 2022 and it scored very well in all the five ranking factors above. This trampoline is manufactured by Springfree, a company founded by Dr. Keith Alexander who has wide experience doing research on trampolines and specifically how to reduce trampoline injuries. All trampolines made by Springfree have eliminated 90% of the impact areas that normally cause injuries.
This Springfree trampoline comes with a softEdge mat that absorbs 30x more shock making it safer than others in this list. In addition, this trampoline has a safety enclosure that makes it perfect for kids and teenagers who are just learning to jump on a trampoline.
Best Trampolines for Toddlers and Kids in 2022
After considering all the 5 factors above, here are the safest and the best trampolines you can pick from for your kid or kids in 2022:
- Springfree Trampolines (Best Safety)
- Skywalker Trampoline (Best Value)
- Skywalker Trampolines Rectangle
- Zupapa Trampoline
- Vuly Thunder Trampoline
- Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline with Enclosure
- Exacme 6W Legs Trampoline with Safety Pad & Enclosure Net & Ladder All-in-One Combo Set
- Airzone ’14 (best for budget)
A comparison table for the 13 best trampolines for kids & teens in 2022
|Trampoline Brand||Image||Weight Limit (Pounds)||Shape||Item Weight (Pounds)||Rating||Price|
|#1. Springfree 8 ft||220||Oval||154||4.5/5 stars in 90+ reviews||Check price|
|#2. Skywalker 15ft||200||Round||126||4.5/5 stars in 1,400+ reviews||Check price|
|#3. Skywalker 15ft||250||Rectangle||22||4.5/5 stars in 700+ reviews||Check price|
|#4. Zupapa||375||Round||100||4.8/5 stars in 2,000+ reviews||Check price|
|#5. Vuly Thunder||330||Round||312||3.5/5 stars in 5+ reviews||Check price|
|#6. Skywalker Mini||100||Round||18||4.6/5 stars in 11,000+ reviews||Check price|
|#7. TRIPLETREE||661||Round||89||3.1/5 stars in 300+ reviews||Check price|
|#8. ORCC Trampoline||425||Round||99||4.8/5 stars in 1,000+ reviews||Check price|
|#9. AOTOB||400||Round||94||4.5/5 stars in 900+ reviews||Check price|
|#10. Upper Bounce||500||Rectangle||290||4.5/5 stars in 500+ reviews||Check price|
|#11. CalmMax||400||Round||122||4.7/5 stars in 1,500+ reviews||Check price|
|#12. Skywalker 8-Foot Jump N’ Dunk||175||Round||75||4.7/5 stars in 2,600+ reviews||Check price|
|#13. LANGXUN 60″||220||Round||32||4.5/5 stars in 2,100+ reviews||Check price|
Reviews of the Best Trampolines for Pre-teen Kids
1. Springfree Trampolines (Best Safety)
Springfree is our overall best trampoline which is ideal for most backyards and ideal for most parties that your kids and teens can think of. It comes in an oval shape which is good for multiple kids. Close to 100 parents have rated this trampoline 4.3/5 and most parents liked that it is spring-free and therefore perhaps the safest in the market. Springfree, the company behind this top-rated trampoline replaced metal springs with flexible composite rods under a softEdge mat. You can be sure that the softEdge mat will not let your baby’s fingers and hands wouldn’t be caught.
Here are other reasons we like this top trampoline:
- It can support up to 220lb of jumpers’ weight.
- There is barely any noise that this trampoline makes thanks to its great design.
- The mat absorbs the shock and provides smooth bouncing and on top of the soft bounces, it comes with a basketball hoop.
- You can choose from 10ft., 13 ft., 11ft. models.
This trampoline is not the biggest on this list and actually limited to kids only (not adults). Because of the rods, it is definitely the safest, and parents were shocked by the deceit of 2017 mentioned above. Currently, the trampoline has an 82% 5-star rating in 90+ reviews on Amazon.
2. Skywalker Trampoline (Best Value)
Skywalker is our third-best trampoline for kids. Skywalker is one of the renowned brands that was founded in 2004 and is actively engaged with programs that seek to give back to the community. They run an autism awareness program and as one of the popular brands, it gives immense value, without asking much in terms of cost. first available on June 28, 2013, this trampoline comes in a round shape and boasts a 77% 5-star rating in 1,400+ reviews on Amazon.
If you have a backyard, this can easily be set up in any space outside your home. It is significantly cheaper than Springfree trampolines (#1 above). The springs are placed at intervals creating a very consistent bounce. A basketball is also included but can be attached using velcro. As a parent, I was only satisfied that the net is sewn directly to the jumping pad, and the springs are below.
This trampoline comes with a weight limit of 220 lbs. and can be used by kids up to 6 years and above. When it comes to stability, it has 6 W-shaped legs and the frame is made with durable galvanized rust-resistant steel. The poles are outside of the jumping area and the mat features a V-ring connection which eliminates gaps. So, you can be sure of your child’s safety
3. Skywalker Trampolines Rectangle
The rectangular Skywalker brand of trampoline came third and is the favorite for gymnasts as they provide the best bounce. While this brand uses springs, they all operate independently creating an even and coordinated bounce and landing. This trampoline was first released on October 21, 2021, and currently scores a 78% 5-star rating in more than 700 reviews.
Skywalker provides 92sq. ft jumping space with this trampoline which is bigger than the oval and round options. However, the weight limit is not so much different from the three as this one has a 250 lbs. limit. Like with most of its trampolines, there is a patented enclosure that helps reduce the gaps between the jumping surface and net. Your kiddos will always be safe.
The 12-gauge steel frame is very great as it provides an anchor to the frame as it bounces. The bounces on this trampoline are very high but it has a net enclosure with no gaps to keep your baby within the bouncing pad. We love that this trampoline uses 2 different types of springs which makes it very sturdy even your kiddo is bouncing on it.
4. Zupapa Trampoline
Zupapa trampoline is highly praised and comes in a round shape like most in the review. We also ranked it fourth in this list as it is among the most popular brand that we love for quality and reliability. Zupapa is perhaps the safest trampoline in the market with its TUV certified materials, heavy gauge springs, and enclosure without gaps.
This trampoline made its debut on June 17, 2020. We included it in our list since most parents and kids love it and leave a lot of positive reviews. Currently, it ranks at #25 on Amazon’s Recreational Trampolines and scores an 87% 5-star rating in over 2,000 reviews. We like the 375 lbs. weight limit and the galvanized 7-inch springs that offer an impressive bounce. Other than this 8ft trampoline, other size options are available for up to 15ft.
For longevity and durability, Zupapa trampolines feature a heavy-duty galvanized frame that is also rust-resistant. On top of that, the legs have a W-shape design that promotes stability during use. This stability is reinforced using 6 pieces of wind stakes as well. Oh, and don’t forget about the unbeatable generous 10-year warranty.
5. Vuly Thunder Trampoline
Vuly Thunder Trampoline is our 5th best trampoline that is preferred by parents for the best safest bounces and is only second to the Springfree brand, our first trampoline reviewed above. Although it is expensive, given that it doesn’t use cheap springs but guarantees safety as the jumper can fully avoid the poles.
This trampoline first came to the market on March 14, 2018, and has had 8 reviews with a 25% 5-stars rating on Amazon.
Unlike Springfree above which uses a mat rod for support of the bouncer weight, Vuly Thunder uses leaf springs. Don’t get confused with the leaf springs, Vuly is still a springless trampoline.
6. Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline with Enclosure
Skywalker mini trampolines with enclosures were made to this list because of safety, our biggest consideration in all trampoline rankings. First available on November 8, 2011, it is currently the best-selling trampoline in the ‘Recreational Trampolines‘ category on Amazon. And even best, you can get this enclosed trampoline for less than $100 regardless of the size you pick. We like the 77% 5-star rating in more than 11,000 reviews on Amazon.
The polyethylene net which makes the enclosure would not let even a finger pass through. That aside, this trampoline that is considered safe for toddlers comes with 3 years warranty. For additional safety and stability of the bouncing kids, it has a 360 degree padded handlebar. The handlebar also makes it excellent for kids under 5 years who are not sturdy jumpers.
It comes with a weight limit of 100 lbs.
While this trampoline may be considered as a scaled-down version of a regular trampoline, I like it because it almost guarantees you the safety you would want for your toddler. It uses stretch bands and does not have springs (Springfree) which is good and softer on joints, although this limits the bounce height! In addition, it is closer to the ground and is very ideal for indoor bouncing.
7. TRIPLETREE Trampoline
TRIPLETREE Trampoline came 8th on this list of best trampolines for kids in 2020. Like all other considerations we’ve made as we picked out the safest trampolines, TRIPLETREE has a safety enclosure net and fits 3 to 4 kids, and can support up to 661 lbs. These trampolines come with 2 years warranty and are made of galvanized steel tube that is safe and easy to install.
This trampoline first came to the market on March 19, 2020, and scores a 59% 5-star rating in 300+ reviews on Amazon.
Here are other features of this trampoline:
- Name: TripletTree trampline for 3 kids or 4
- Package Size: 63.8*19.3*9.1 inch (1* Instructions, 1* ladder, 6* Arc-shaped tube, 6* Up safety pole with EPE tube, 6* Bottom safety pole with EPE tube, 3* U-leg, 60* Spring, 6* Connecting tube, 1* Wrench, 12* Screw and nutsert, 1* Drag hook, 1* Spring cover pad, 1* Safety net, 1* Waterproof jumping mat)
- Package Weight: 89 LB, 3-4 people
- Product Material: Galvanized steel tube+ PP+ PE+ pearl cotton
8. ORCC Trampoline 450 Lbs.
ORCC is among the most popular brands in the trampolines industry due to their quality products that are available at an affordable price. First available to the market on April 4, 2021, this trampoline made it to our list for quality and boasts an 88% 5-star rating from buyers. It comes in a round shape with a 6-ft high enclosure net that is made using premium polyethylene material for enhanced sturdiness. The trampoline is available in 16, 5, 14, 12, 10, and 8 ft sizes and ranks in the top 100 recreational trampolines on Amazon.
Its frames measure 43mm (diameter) x 1.5mm (thickness) and are made of heavy-duty steel. And to ensure durability and prevent them from rusting, the steel frames are made using the latest tech hot-dip galvanizing process. These trampolines feature 48 heavy gauged 7-inch galvanized springs for a superior bounce and are rust-free. All the springs are concealed with thick and resilient blue or green 0.8-inch thick PE + PVC foam pad to help protect your little one from injury.
ORCC trampolines prioritize your child’s safety. Therefore, the enclosure poles feature 10mm foam padding that protects from bumping against the steel pole. The trampoline legs are W-shaped for durability and support while wind stakes are U-shaped for safety and stability. And did we tell you about the rain cover and UV protection? So, your kiddo can play anytime.
While ORCC trampoline may not be as big as Skywalker, it offers your little one sufficient mat space. The jumping mat uses heavy-duty stitching tech for a better bounce while increasing the longevity of use. These outdoor trampolines for kids offer a generous weight capacity of 450 lbs. It comes with a ladder to help your young one climb up easily and safely.
The only challenge with ORCC trampolines is that the round shape drives jumpers towards the center where they can collide. This makes it most suitable for one kid at a time or two at most.
9. AOTOB 8FT 10FT 14FT 15FT
AOTOB is yet another popular brand that provides a variety of trampolines that come in a range of sizes including 15, 14, 10, and 8 ft. This trampoline was first introduced to the market on Nov. 29, 2021, and now has a 72% 5-stars rating in over 900 reviews on Amazon. Like ORCC, this AOTOB trampoline comes in a round shape.
This kid’s outdoor trampoline features a design that increases the zipper length. As such, it is easy for your kiddos to enter and exit. The jumping pad is made with pp material that is water-resistant which improves durability. Unlike ORCC, however, this 8-ft trampoline from AOTOB has a weight limit of 400 lbs. which is also large.
When it comes to safety, AOTOB does not compromise. The foam sleeves on frames ensure that your child plays without the risk of injuries. We also love how the spring cover and jumping pad are close to each other. As such, your baby’s foot sole cannot get stuck in the spring when they are jumping. The frame and the tightly woven jump pad are connected together securely by 48 galvanized springs. Therefore, your kiddo can jump comfortably.
To ensure the durability of the trampoline, the frame is made with thickened and anti-rust steel. And since stability is key to safety during jumping, you will admire the 3 large U-shaped legs with 6 contact points. AOTOB trampolines are available in a variety of colors, including blue, orange, pink, and green. The price range is between $180 and $400 which many parents say is good value for money.
10. Upper Bounce Rectangle Trampoline
Are you looking for a brand that brings the bouncing fun of your entire family to your own backyard? You will love Upper Bounce trampolines. First available in the market on October 3, 2013, this trampoline is a good choice for kids, teens, and adults. It comes in a rectangular shape which is large enough to accommodate 5 to 6 kids depending on the dimensions. We included it in our review for versatility and a 77% 5-star rating in 500+ reviews on Amazon.
To ensure durability and longevity of use, this trampoline from Upper Bounce is constructed using a powdered coated steel frame. As we all know, this is rust and corrosion-resistant material which makes it durable in all weathers. The jumping mat features premium polypropylene (pp) mesh with row stitching added security and longevity of use. It is sturdy enough to hold up to 500 lbs. weight.
Upper Bounce gives offers a range of rectangular trampolines that come in varying sizes, such as 8 x14, 9 x 15, and 10 x 17 inches. All trampolines have W-shaped legs for stability and stand 106-inches high with a frame height of 35-inches. The enclosure net has dual closure entry with zipper and buckles which guarantees 100% assurance. Unlike some trampolines that use regular poles, Upper Bounce trampolines use a top flex pole enclosure system for added durability. Add the bursting strength of galvanized springs and you have the best bouncing experience.
For child safety and comfort, the pole foam sleeves feature strong vinyl material as well as a safety pad that hides the steel to prevent injuries.
11. CalmMax Trampoline 12FT 10FT 8FT 14FT 15FT 16FT
The CalmMax trampoline stands out among the top budget trampolines that you will find on Amazon. Like most in the list, you have a choice between varying sizes from 8ft up to 16ft depending on your space, needs, and budget. The brand’s trampoline feature in our review for ranking #5 in Recreational Trampolines on Amazon. Besides, it has managed to score a 79% 5-star rating since its recent debut on August 11, 2021. That’s incredible, right?
We specifically picked the 8ft trampoline as the standard for all our reviewed products. This one from CalmMax features a round shape and a 6ft high safety enclosure net with UV, tear, and fade resistance. Unlike AOTOB, ORCC, and Upper Bounce, however, the ladder is bought separately. The bouncing mat features PP material that is tested for durability and longevity and comes with a weight limit of 400 lbs. like AOTOB 8ft trampolines.
Safety is what CalmMax prides in and they claim that their trampolines comply with ATSM F381 Standard Safety Specifications. The frame is made with a strong steel frame that is tested for rust-proofing and durability. All the metals used to build the trampolines are galvanized in and out using a tough zinc finish. The springs are also galvanized for rust resistance and a great bouncing experience. To prevent injuries, they are covered with thick and resilient foam padding.
When it comes to stability, CalmMax trampolines feature 3 large U-shaped legs with 6 balanced contact points. It is among the best trampolines for your 12 years old with a price range of between $300 and $400.
12. Skywalker Trampolines 8-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
When most people think about excellent bouncing, the brand that comes to mind is Skywalker trampolines. This 8ft Jump N’ Dunk trampoline was first presented to the market on January 1, 2015, and stands at #4 in Amazon’s Recreational Trampolines best seller’s rank. We also had it in our review because it records an 80% 5-stars rating in over 2,500 reviews. It also comes in a round shape.
Due to the size, it can make the best choice if you need a small indoor trampoline for kids, especially for people with large homes. We love the small dunk basketball hook that includes one foam basketball so your kid can have more fun while bouncing. Unlike some trampolines in our list, Skywalker has included the 56 5.5-inch long springs around the outside of the enclosure net. The enclosure system poles are also padded to prevent injuries.
Skywalker claims to prioritize your little one’s safety and the features are proof. They eliminate the gaps between the jumping surface and the enclosure net. As such, there are no openings or pinching points that could harm your kiddo. You will also love the woven net with a dual zipper and clip closure system for extra child safety.
13. LANGXUN 60″ Trampoline for Kids
Are you on the hunt for the best indoor trampoline for kids that could also be used outdoors? The newly upgraded LANGXUN trampoline is a fantastic choice. This trampoline has a frame height and diameter of 47.2” and 59” and measure 5 ft which makes it ideal for indoor use. It was first available on July 2, 2017. It currently stands at #10 in Amazon’s Recreational Trampolines and has a 71% 5-stars rating in over 2,000 reviews on Amazon. Like Skywalker and CalmMax among others, this trampoline comes in a round shape and is under $150.
Other than versatility, the LANGXUN trampoline is featured in our review also for the multifunction design that keeps your kiddo engaged. The trampoline has an adjustable basketball like Skywalker. And even best, it has a children’s dartboard plus a jumping area of 19sq. ft. What more can help improve your kid’s accuracy and intrigued while providing optimal fun?
The brand also understands your concern for children’s safety. As such, there is a seamless design between the mat and the enclosure which prevents kids from getting stuck. The steel frame is galvanized and reinforced with T-sockets for maximum stability. We also love the high density, tightly woven safety net that is also UV-treated to prevent overheating. Its jumping mat is made of durable pp material and comes with a weight limit of 220 lbs. Its springs are heavily gauged (3.5-inch) for rust resistance and great bouncing.
This trampoline has 3 legs with a sturdy design for stability and an L-type zipper design that makes it more convenient and safer for kids to enter and exit.
14. Exacme 6W Legs Trampoline with Safety Pad & Enclosure Net & Ladder All-in-One Combo Set
Our seventh-best bouncing equipment is a full-set trampoline that is ideal for toddlers, teens, and even adults. This trampoline is not the cheapest costing over $400 but it is made of TUV certified material and has GST testing and UV testing approved. The assembled size is; 15ftx15ftx9ft.
This trampoline has the highest weight limit in the market and can support several people bouncing on it at once. In addition to the stronger base and better weight support, this 16-foot trampoline can support weight up to 375lbs, way higher than traditional trampolines that have a weight limit of 150lbs.
When we were buying a trampoline for our daughter, Jasmine, the question that ran in our minds was what should I look for in a trampoline for kids? Other than the reputation of the brand, make sure that you check the following:
- Weight limit
- Shape – Rectangular, Oval, and Square trampolines are good choices if you have more than one kid. Round trampolines are suitable for one kid as they tend to drive jumpers towards the center where they may collide.
- Enclosures – Keeps your little one safe inside the jumping area as they bounce. Make sure that the material allows for seamless airflow and is resilient.
- Space – Where do you want to put it up? Indoors or outdoors? How much space does your backyard have?
- Handlebars – If you have a baby who is below 5 years, this feature comes in handy as they are yet to become sturdy jumpers
Where to buy
You can purchase trampolines for kids from the stores near you or on Amazon using the links we provided above on each product reviewed.
Mary Stephens is our infant development and baby fun activities specialist here at MotherhoodHQ. 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.
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