How Much Is a Trampoline?
If you are wondering how much does a trampoline costs, we break it down for you in this article.
Read on to learn the realistic price ranges so you won’t end up overpaying.
At the same time, price isn’t everything, you also need to consider some important points such as quality and safety before deciding on which model to buy.
The price of a modern trampoline depends on the brand you choose, the size and shape of the trampoline, the quality of the materials used, the safety features and accessories included, the warranty offered and even the retailer.
For quick reference: a good quality family trampoline will usually cost between $400 and $800. You can find decent quality toddler trampolines from around $200.
If you are looking for a rectangle trampoline, expect to pay a bit more, from around $600 for a hobby model up to $3000 at the top of the range gymnast models. High quality mini or fitness trampolines start at the $100 range, although you can pick an entry model up from around $50.
For a more detailed breakdown, keep reading. If you invest hundreds (or thousands) of dollars, you might as well spend a few extra minutes to make sure you buy the best model for your needs.
Factors That Influence the Price of a Trampoline
To determine your ideal price range, we encourage you to read and consider each of these factors. Some may be obvious but maybe you haven’t thought of some on the list earlier.
Established sports gear brands will command premium prices and trampolines are no exemption.
Big name manufacturers such as Skywalker, Zupapa, Upper Bounce, ORCC or Merax come with a higher price tag but you can also expect higher quality products.
Some of the more successful brands will have their own higher-than-average standards when it comes to both safety and longevity of their trampolines.
If you have multiple members of the family interested in using it, we suggest investing a bit more to avoid disappointment due buying a cheap but low quality product.
Many brands will have a standard round family model in the classic 14 ft or 15 ft size costing between roughly $400 and $800.
If you are happy with a 12 ft model, $300 will get you a good one. At the bottom end of the category, a 10 ft round trampoline will start from around $200.
Mini trampolines or rebounders usually come between 38” and 43” size.
Here, you need to consider who will use it and for what purpose to determine the minimum quality you wanna purchase.
If your kid wants to try this for the first time you can pick up a beginner model from around $50.
If it’s for an adult wanting to lose weight by regularly exercising on the rebounder, go for the above $100 models.
If you have multiple kids wanting to jump at the same time or someone who is interested in learning acrobatic moves, you may want to go for a rectangular trampoline.
Here, entry level models for 2-3 kids start from around $600. For the lower end of the professional gymnast category expect to pay over $1000. Prices can go up to $3200 for the top of the range models.
Apart from the design differences due to the shape, there are 3 main types.
Spring design with the safety net inside, spring design with the safety net outside and springless design.
The most popular option is the spring design with the enclosure net inside the springs.
Many lower and middle priced round models will fall into this category. The number of springs and legs will influence the price.
More legs come with increased stability while more springs will increase bounciness.
Some higher end round models and most square and rectangle models feature the net outside the spring section.
This allows for more jumping space but also requires extra attention for the quality of the spring covers to avoid accidents. Expect to pay slightly more for this kind of trampoline.
Springless design is the safest of all since there is no danger of a foot getting caught between the springs.
This is a bit of a novelty design made by a few brands and usually comes with a higher price tag.
Quality of Materials
This is self-explanatory, sturdier and higher quality materials cost more.
Manufacturers that use these will usually make it known on their specifications sheet.
Look for industry manufacturing standards the brand follows, such as TUV and ASTM.
The recommended weight limit is also a good indicator of quality.
Many family models come with at least 200lbs weight capacity but there are also 330lbs, 375lbs and even 400lbs models.
Gymnast trampolines can go above 500lbs all the way up to 1000lbs capacity.
Apart from the obvious safety issue, higher quality materials will also increase the longevity of the trampolines.
If it’s the first time your kids are trying this activity, and you know they can get bored of things easily you might start with an entry level model.
On the other hand, if they are already experienced jumpers and expect to use the trampoline for years, consider paying a bit more as a higher quality model could end up being a better investment in the long run.
Some models come with accessories such as a basketball hoop, a ladder and stakes.
Others will come without some of these and you need to purchase them separately.
Always read through the description to see what’s included as some manufacturers try to lower their prices by leaving important pieces out.
If you have to buy these in addition, you might end up paying even more for what you thought was a cheaper model.
You also need to factor in the prices of replacement parts. Safety nets and jumping mats can get damaged by sun exposure or strong winds.
You can expect to pay between $50 and $100 for a spare net or mat, depending on the size and brand.
If you need to replace the spring cover, it can set you back between $20 and $80.
You might also want to buy a protective cover ($20-$60), extra stakes ($15-$20) or a new ladder ($30-$40).
By reading through all these factors, you now should have a good idea of how much to invest in a trampoline. To recap:
Allocating the right budget for a trampoline ensures safe and active fun for the family for a long time. Happy jumping!
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