How to tell if a trampoline is of high quality

Trampolining is increasing in popularity, as it is a great leisure activity and beneficial to health and general well-being. There are a lot of different trampolines available on the market. In fact, there are so many you might find it difficult to choose the right one for you. Here are a few tips you should follow if you want to buy a safe, durable, and high-quality trampoline.

The frame should be made of high-quality and certified materials

The frame is the strongest and most important part of any trampoline. You can choose to buy a low-quality trampoline and save some money, but it won’t pay off in the long run. Low-quality trampolines are made of cheap materials and will break sooner or later.

So make sure the frame is made

of the highest quality and EU-certified materials.


The most durable trampolines are made of galvanized steel with a tough zinc coating. This guarantees reliable mechanical strength and resistance to rust.

The assembly of the trampoline frame is also of importance. The more screws, nuts, and other parts, the greater the probability they’ll be lost or become loosened. This will result in a less stable trampoline and will increase your chance of injury.

Thanks to their innovative system, the most high-quality trampolines are very easy to set up. The frame’s profiles are connected without any screws or tools, saving you frustration and time when assembling your trampoline.


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Springs should be rust-resistant

Springs have a great effect on the bounce, so you’ll certainly want good ones. For them to be durable, they should be made of rust- and weather-resistant materials.

Most users don’t look into spring quality, but many trampolines have low-quality springs that rust quickly. When bouncing, springs stretch and close, so those of low quality can quickly lose their elasticity, start squeaking and eventually break.


The jumping mat should be made of durable materials

The jumping mat is the only part of a trampoline that the user is in direct contact with. High-quality trampolines have jumping mats made of non-toxic materials that enable great elasticity and air ventilation. This technology is also the reason why safety pads remain well-attached and quiet while you bounce.

High-quality jumping mats are made of

durable and non-threaded materials,

so the chance of them tearing is extremely low.


Jumping mats usually tear where they’re attached to the springs. So double-check the stitching and make sure it’s well done.

Since your trampoline will be outdoors for most of the year, the jumping mat should not only provide maximum mechanical strength but should also be weather-resistant. UV-resistance and being able to withstand extreme temperature changes and weather conditions are a couple more things to keep in mind when buying a trampoline. When made of less resistant materials, the jumping mat loses its elasticity and quickly tears.


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High-quality safety pads and a safety net guarantee maximum safety

Most people don’t focus so much on safety pads or a safety net when buying a trampoline, despite the fact that these are the two parts that guarantee safe trampolining.

Always make sure the safety pads are

strong enough to catch you if you fall.


Also, make sure they are UV- and water-resistant; they should be made of UV-resistant PVC that can withstand extreme temperatures. Such material will hold up against rain and withstand long exposure to UV rays.

The safety net prevents you from falling off the trampoline, so it’s important that it’s durable and thickly woven and thus not easily torn. The safety net should be installed on enclosure poles, which should also be well protected so they can safely prevent falling. It’s equally important that the safety net is UV-resistant. This will help the materials to stay in prime condition without you having to worry about the net tearing because of sun exposure.


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Treat yourself to a high-quality trampoline

It might seem like buying a trampoline is simple, but with all the available trampolines on the market, that’s not always the case. Now you know what to look for if you want to buy a high-quality trampoline that you’ll use for years. The only thing left to do is carefully check all the trampolines available and find one that will be the right fit for you.