With summer now here, outdoor recreation is a great way for children and families to spend their time. Trampolines are one of the most popular forms of recreation that families participate in. Not only are trampolines fun, but they also provide everyone with exercise and keep them healthy. However, there are many types of trampolines on the market available in different shapes and made by different manufacturers. Finding a good one requires research, which you no doubt have done. Such research may have led you to one of the more well-known brands of trampolines, the Sportspower Trampoline. In this particular article, we will be reviewing the 15′ Sportspower Trampoline. We will also compare it to other trampolines on the market today to see how it measures up. With this information, you will be able to make an informed decision about whether the Sportspower Trampoline is the best trampoline for you and your family.
WHAT IS THE SPORTSPOWER TRAMPOLINE?
The 15′ Sportspower Trampoline is the largest trampoline in the Sportspower line. The line also consists of My First Trampoline and 14-foot and 12-foot trampolines for a total of 4 trampolines, providing an option for each member of the family.
Each of the trampolines has all the basic features of other trampolines: a jumping mat attached to a frame by springs, a netted enclosure, and steel construction. However, the 15-foot trampoline has its own unique features that differentiate it from other Sportspower Trampolines and different brands of trampolines.
SPORTSPOWER TRAMPOLINE SPECS
The 15″ Sportspower Trampoline is a round trampoline with a very durable design. The frame and springs are madeout of rust-resistant galvanized steel. They are padded with soft foam to prevent injury in case of falling onto them. The jumping mat is made of a UV-resistant material that protects against premature wearing, prolonging the life of the trampoline.
This trampoline comes with a netted enclosure that surrounds it completely with a door that is closed by a zipper and velcro fastener to protect jumpers from falling off it. Just like the mat, the enclosure is made of a UV-resistant material to protect against premature wearing. The trampoline also features U-shaped legs, which provides stability so there is less chance of the trampoline moving or shifting while users bounce on it.
Because it is the largest trampoline in this line, the 15′ Sportspower Trampoline comes with a 250-pound weight capacity. It is important not to exceed this capacity for safety reasons, so make sure that you keep the weight limitation in mind when multiple people are jumping.
The 15′ Sportspower Trampoline can be purchased for around $300. It can be bought on online stores such as Amazon, eBay, and sportspowerltd.net. It can also be found at retail stores such as Wal-Mart.
HOW IT COMPARES
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
► Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
► Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Round Trampoline
► JumpSport AlleyOOP VariableBounce Trampoline
THE SPORTSPOWER TRAMPOLINE
We gave assembly time a 5-star rating because users report that assembly is very easy without requiring extra tools and does not take long.
We give the safety a 4-star rating because it comes with a 360-degree enclosure, a padded frame, and unique U-shaped legs for stability. However, the velcro fastener on the enclosure could be better.
We give the capacity a 3-star rating because it only has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, which we feel could be higher for the size of the trampoline.
We give the durability a 5-star rating because of the galvanized steel construction and UV-resistant netting and mat material.
SKYWALKER TRAMPOLINES 15-FOOT JUMP N’ DUNK TRAMPOLINE
The Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline is another popular brand of trampolines. This particular trampoline is the same size as the Sportspower Trampoline, featuring a round design with a 15-foot diameter. The jumping mat is 37 inches off the ground, providing enough clearance for jumpers.
It has 96 springs that are 6.5 inches long and covered by padding for safety. The frame and springs are made of heavy galvanized steel, making them rust-resistant and weather-resistant and improving the overall durability of the trampoline.
The Skywalker Trampolines 15-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline features a 360-degree polyethylene woven enclosure net with a unique, patented ‘no-gap’ design. This design ensures that there are no gaps between the jumping area and the enclosure by connecting it to the jumping mat itself instead of the trampoline’s frame; this reduces the chance of getting pinched or falling into openings. The net has a latch clip and dual zipper to further ensure the safety of jumpers.
The enclosure system also includes upright poles that are padded with foam for stability and safety. The poles have a curved design to keep the net away from the poles, reducing the chance of entanglements and of coming into contact with the poles. The trampoline meets or exceeds all ASTM safety standards.
This trampoline has a weight capacity of 200 pounds.
This particular trampoline comes with a soft basketball hoop and two foam basketballs to provide fun for the entire family while on the trampoline. The hoop has a hook and loop breakaway rim, minimizing potential damage to the poles and enclosure net. It comes with a UV-resistant cover for the springpad. The trampoline also comes with a three-year limited warranty on the frame and a one-year limited warranty on all the other parts.
We give assembly time a 3-star rating because it can take several hours to put together and is usually a two-person job.
We gave the safety a 5-star rating because of the no-gap enclosure system, curved poles, and padding on the frame and poles.
We gave capacity a 2-star rating because it only holds 200 pounds despite the large mat size.
We give the durability a 4-star rating because of the heavy-duty steel construction; however, only the springpad cover is UV-resistant.
SKYWALKER TRAMPOLINES 15-FEET ROUND TRAMPOLINE
The Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Round Trampoline also features a heavy-duty construction, with the frame being made of heavy-gauge, rust-resistant galvanized steel. The springs are also made from the same galvanized steel and are covered by padding for safety. The jumping mat and enclosure are both made with UV-resistant material, increasing the weather resistance and overall durability. It has six W-shaped legs, adding stability to the unit.
This trampoline features several great safety features. It comes with a 360-degree enclosure net that also features the patented ‘no-gap’ technology, attaching the enclosure net to the jumping mat by a button-hole method to eliminate pinching and falling in holes. It also has reinforced T-sockets that stabilize the upper enclosure frame to the trampoline frame, preventing structural twisting.
This trampoline has a 200-pound weight capacity and is recommended for children ages 6 and up.
We gave assembly time a 2-star rating because it can take many hours even when done by two people, and users state the instructions are difficult to understand.
We gave safety a 4-star rating because of the no-gap enclosure system, reinforced T-sockets, and padding covering the springs.
We gave capacity a 2-star rating because the trampoline only has a weight capacity of 200 pounds.
We gave durability a 4-star rating because of the rust-resistant galvanized steel construction and UV-resistant enclosure and jumping mat material.
JUMPSPORT ALLEYOOP VARIABLEBOUNCE TRAMPOLINE
The JumpSport AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline is a very high-quality trampoline that is recommended for children six years of age and older. This 14′ trampoline has a frame made of pre-galvanized steel, which greatly increases durability. This frame includes the all-steel DD Sure-Lok System, which prevents the frame from deforming and twisting. It is attached to 96 extra-stretch, high-performance music wire springs that are black. The entire trampoline is finished in a deep forest green powder coating, providing exceptional durability and great aesthetics.
The jumping mat is made from high-quality Permatron, which is one of the best materials that a trampoline mat can be made of. This mat includes 10 rows of stitching and a UV shield, further increasing durability and weather resistance. It includes patented VariableBounce Technology, which optimizes bounce performance and absorbs shocks from landings for a softer impact if the jumper happens to land awkwardly. It is 35″ off the ground, providing plenty of clearance room while still being low enough to the ground to be safe.
The JumpSport AlleyOOP PowerBounce Trampoline includes a foam pad that is made of 1′ high-density foam with reinforced PVC to provide maximum cushioning in the event of a fall. This trampoline has over 50 patented performance and safety features that put it in a class above many others, such as the built-in safety rest zones for children to rest inside the trampoline until they are ready to jump again.
It comes with a 360-degree enclosure system that is wrapped externally to permit placement near barriers. The enclosure is made with UV-resistant materials and features an open weave design. It has a patented overlapping doorway that greatly reduces the chances of fall-outs and comes with the included heavy-duty support straps to prevent collapse.
This trampoline has a 350-pound weight capacity.
It comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and poles, a 10-year warranty on the jumping mat and enclosure net, a 5-year warranty on the springs, a 2-year warranty on the trampoline pad, and a one-year warranty on all other components.
We gave assembly time a 3-star rating because many users report that the net is difficult and time-consuming to install.
We gave safety a four-star rating because of the enclosure with the overlapping door, the heavy-duty support straps, and the built-in safety rest zones.
We gave the capacity a 5-star rating because this trampoline has a high weight capacity of 350 pounds.
CONCLUSION: Our Rating of the 15′ Sportspower Trampoline
After thoroughly reviewing all the features of the 15′ Sportspower Trampoline and comparing it to other popular trampolines on the market, we give the 15′ Sportspower Trampoline a rating of 4 out of 5. We really like the durable steel frame construction and the UV-resistant enclosure and jumping mat. We also think that the safety features like the 360-degree netted enclosure, foam and padding, and the unique leg design and padding make it safe for use for the entire family, including children.
We do think the trampoline could do with a higher weight capacity and some accessories considering the size and price, and the safety features also could be enhanced when compared to some features of other trampolines. However, overall, the features and price of this trampoline far outweigh the minor drawbacks.
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