You know one of those presents you buy for your kids but end up using or wishing you could?

Well, trampolines are one of them. They are the ideal workout plan, seeing that you will have more fun that when riding a stationary bike at the gym.

But let’s talk about kids and their toys. Which brand sells the best mini trampoline?

In this review, we will compare various brands and declare a winner at the end.

Why Get Your Kids A Trampoline?

With the internet and video games, children have enough ‘fun’ things to do indoors. Unfortunately, none of those activities builds their character or introduces them to the benefits of working out.

Parents are tasked with the responsibility to come up with an enticing way to keep their brood happy and away from the internet.

Enter trampolines.

  • Improved Balance
    It helps develop leg muscles as the child bounces off it. They also improve balance and athleticism. How’s that? The top of the trampoline is not just flat, and so they will need to adjust themselves regularly. This simple act help improves their balance over time.

  • Outdoor Experience
    “I hate the outdoors!” said no child ever. Ok, maybe some don’t like it as much as others, but that’s only because they have not been bouncing off a trampoline! It improves their communication and socialization skills (especially the young kids) because it is a social event in its own way.

  • Join Them For Play!
    If you are not convinced this is the ideal toy, how about joining in the fun? It is one excellent way to spend time together and get some workout as well. Talk about killing two birds. They are safe too, as you will see from the ones we are about to review.

5 Best Mini Trampoline Reviews for Kids 2017

Image

Name

Frame Diameter

Weight Limit

Editor's Rating

Price

Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline

(Editor's Choice)

36 inches

250 lbs

Portable & Foldable Trampoline - 36" Diameter

(Editor's Choice)

36 inches

150 lbs

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 250

39 inches

250 lbs

Urban Rebounder Trampoline

40 inches

300 lbs

Pure Fun Mini Rebounder Trampoline

40 inches

250 lbs

1 – Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline

This trampoline is quite light itself, weighing 14lbs but accommodating up to 250lbs. This means you can also jump in with your little ones for some fun cardio.

It is 36 inches in diameter, and so it does not have a large footprint if you lack enough space. It is 9 inches off the floor with six legs to hold it in place.​

The Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline makes for easy storage by being foldable. When you are done for the day, detach the rubber stands on the legs and fold the rubber part into a compact size for storage.

This point is easily what makes this trampoline a hot seller. The top protective material is removable too for cleaning.

At the top, you have the bouncy rubber part. The entire part is what covers the 36 inches, and it is reinforced by 30 bands, and each of them is 2 inches wide. These bands are made to endure enough tension and pulling so that you can use the trampoline every day and still not do it any harm.

It takes less than 20 minutes to set it up the first time, and then even fewer minutes the next time. Takedown is child’s play, though you could opt to lean it in the closet if you have to use it the following day. Because of its size, you can use it indoors for any season.

The manufacturer throws in a 1-year limited warranty and 90 days on all the parts. Considering its price, we think this warranty period is just fine.​

Things We Liked

  • Affordable price.
  • Very easy to setup.
  • Thirty-band tension resistance.
  • Unique design folds down into smaller components when not in use.

Things We Didn't Like

  • The silver cover is quite hard to stretch onto the trampoline.

2 – Portable & Foldable Trampoline – 36″ Diameter

This trampoline has a sturdy build, and it occupies a small footprint. It fits perfectly in the house and is colorful enough to entice children.

Unfortunately, it is limited in size, and it will only hold a maximum 150lbs. It will set you back a little more than most trampolines its size, but the sturdiness is worth it.​

Since it has a diameter of 36 inches and it is 9 inches off the floor, it could fit perfectly under the bed when you are too lazy to take it apart.​

The legs are covered in rubber so that they do not ruin the floor. Still, it is best to place a rug underneath before you let the kids play.

This trampoline is only 14lbs, and it folds into a smaller compact carry-on. The manufacturer throws in a bag for ease of transportation. Take down is not as easy as putting it together, but it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.

The top part is quite tight, such that the first days of using it feel too constructed especially for a child, but it eases over time. Matter of fact, you can help by bouncing off it a while.

The bar makes it easy for younger ones to jump without the risk of falling off. Though the manufacturer recommends children from the age of 3, a curious 2.5-year-old can use it under adult supervision.

The manufacturer gives it a one-year limited warranty. The parts are easy to find should they break or need changing. At 36 inches wide, it is too small for two kids to play together.​

Things We Liked

  • It is light and portable.
  • Folds nicely and sets up easily.
  • It takes up little space.
  • The rubber part is reinforced with bands for tenacity.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Has a 150lb limit.
  • The instructions aren't easy to follow.

3 – JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 250

At 39 inches, this trampling is larger than most in its price range. It is also solidly built and is adjustable for firmness.

Usually, most trampolines adjust themselves over time, but you can reduce the tightness in this one by undoing some of the cords.

The top bouncy rubber is held in place by 30 cords, which are 8mm wide. They are so strong that they comfortably hold up to 250lbs.

Since the surface is wide, two little kids can play on it at the same time without hurting each other. It does not have a stand for toddlers, and so it is only ideal for kids over three years.

The legs are arched for support, and they have rubber bottoms to prevent them from scratching surfaces. The top part that attaches to the bouncy rubber is padded for comfort and flexibility.

It is quite easy to put together, as all you will need is to get the legs on the rest of the frame. It could take 15 to 20 minutes at first, but then become easier the next time.

Unfortunately, it does not fold into a compact size. Instead, you can only remove the legs and keep it as it. It is slightly heavier too at 22lbs.

The sturdiness brought by the cords contributes to making this trampoline quiet. You get no creaks and noises as you jump. It also lasts long.

Just like from other manufacturers, the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 250 has a one-year limited warranty. It might be bigger but you can still fit it in the house for all-year playing.

Things We Liked

  • The top part is adjustable for weight.
  • Sturdy and can hold up to 250lbs.
  • 39 inches gives more space than most.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Very costly price.
  • Not foldable.

4 – Urban Rebounder Trampoline

The Urban Rebounder Trampoline is 40 inches in diameter and 10 inches from the ground. It has more capacity as compared to the rest we have covered here, seeing that it has a maximum weight limit of 300lbs.

It has eight legs for ample support, and it comes with a stabilization bar for support until the child can fully support themselves. The package comes with 14 rubber tips for the legs, even though you will only need eight at a time.

It weighs just over 25lbs, which is manageable since you can fold it. It does not come with a carrying bag, but you can always buy that.

Now, it takes about 15 minutes to put it up, and one person can comfortably do that, it will need at least two people to take down, noting that one will need to hold it while the other folds the rubber part.

When taking it apart, you will need to get the legs out first, and then wrap the rubber part in bits. The V-shaped rebounder springs attach to the hardware of the trampoline as opposed to the frame itself, a feature that makes it even stronger.

The manufacturer knows how to cater to adults who will also use this trampoline. They have included a DVD wit fun music, and it also has some instructional workouts s that you don’t have t go online finding fun exercises.

Even though this trampoline is large at 39 inches, it is still not large enough to accommodate two playful kids. It is pricier than most, but we attribute that to the solid build extra capacity.

It is too stiff until it smoothes over, and little children may find it difficult to bounce off when it is still new.​

Things We Liked

  • Sturdy enough to handle up to 300lbs.
  • The V-shaped springs enhance the trampoline’s strength.
  • Foldable and portable.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Quite expensive.
  • The surface is too stiff before it settles.

5 – Pure Fun Mini Rebounder Trampoline

For a little over $40, you will get this trampoline with a 250lb weight capacity. The rubber part on the top is reinforced with 30 cords of 6mm each, and so you can trust it to handle a lot of bouncing all week long.

On top of the rubber is a blue circle where you can adjust the tightness of the trampoline just slightly to make it comfortable for children.

It is 38 inches and so only ideal for one child at a time. Adults can use it for exercise too, seeing that it has a 250lb limit. Still, the surface is quite small for convenience if you have more than one kids. Luckily, the price will allow you to buy more without feeling the pinch.

The great thing about its size is the footprint. You can have it in the living room and let the kids bounce off to the tune of music from their favorite TV show. It is foldable for portability. The legs come apart, and you will need to put them on the trampoline, and so does the rest of the body.

It takes a bit of effort to take apart, seeing as the rubber part snaps off and could hit you. You’ll need an extra hand to hold it in place safely.

The legs stand sturdily on their own, and they have small rubber holders for form holding. The jump mat is heavy-duty polypropylene, and so it will last a while.

The good thing about this trampoline is that it grows with your child. Unless the springs come off, (unlikely since they have been attached correctly) this toy will last a long time.

The outer part of cushioned to avoid injury when the child bounces out of control. It is not sold with a stand, and so adult supervision is required when a child less than three plays on it.

Things We Liked

  • Sturdy with a reasonable weight limit.
  • It is wide at 38 inches.
  • Reasonably priced.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It could be broader to accommodate more than one child.
  • It is not very bouncy.

Conclusion

Kids will not know what hit them until they have had a day of bouncing. And even then, they will have so much fun that they will not mind getting on it the next day for more bouncing.

You, as a parent, wins. Why? They put in enough exercise to keep them healthy, and you get to catch up with your book or wait for your turn to work out. Everybody wins.

The Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline wins this round for so many reasons. It is much lighter than most trampolines (14 inches), it has a small footprint, it is quite sturdy, and it holds up to 250lbs.

We like the fact that it sets up pretty fast, but takedown takes some effort. And one more thing, you will be hard-pressed to get a trampoline for a better price.

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