Trampolines bring so much fun to the backyard, but what happens when the days grow short and the cold wind blows? You don’t want to give up your bouncing just because it’s a little chilly, but you also don’t want to freeze your tail off either. That’s why you need the best trampoline cover to keep you warm while you still enjoy your trampoline.
Some covers are meant for specific brands, and if your trampoline is a different brand, you can quickly check it off your list. Other trampoline covers protect your trampoline against rain and ultraviolet rays but do not protect against snow and ice.
The severity of the winters in your area may be a factor in selecting the best trampoline cover along with the overall quality and durability of the product.
1. What Is a Trampoline Cover?
Trampoline covers are usually protective materials secured overtop of your trampoline to protect it against weather, UV rays, or debris. There are other covers not meant primarily for protection, such as a child-themed clubhouse cover. These covers are used to turn a trampoline into a themed fun house for children.
2. What Are Trampoline V-Rings?
The bounce mat is the trampoline surface that users bounce on. The bounce mat is connected to the trampoline frame by V-rings.
Usually, the trampoline frame has a series of small springs attached. At the end of each spring is a hook. The V-rings are attached to the perimeter of the bounce mat. As the mat is stretched across the top of the frame, the hooks on the springs attach to the V-rings. This keeps the bounce mat taut.
Often, trampoline protectors and covers lay across the top of the trampoline and connect to the V-rings on the underside.
How We Reviewed
We reviewed the following trampoline covers based on their price and availability as well as size, material, and effectiveness. We attempted to look at a variety of covers in order to meet the potential needs of an array of buyers.
A primary difference among some of the covers we reviewed was whether they were brand-specific. One trampoline company might offer a durable, whether-resistant cover, but if a buyer does not own the same brand of trampoline, it does them no good. Other products have a more universal design, but they fit better on certain trampolines than others.
A final variable had to do with protective netting. Safety nets, upheld by a pole system, are common on trampolines used by children. Universal covers rarely can be applied to a trampoline until the poles have been removed. For some, this is a frustrating task. Only brand-specific covers can work with the poles still erect, but some brand-specific covers still require the poles to be removed.
What We Reviewed
- Upperbounce Economy Trampoline Weather Protection Cover
- JumpSport Trampoline Weather Cover
- Jumpking Laminated 15′ Round Trampoline Weather Cover
- Exacme Round Trampoline Frame Protection Weather and Rain Cover
- Propel Trampolines Club House Cover
- Skywalker Trampolines Weather Cover
- Propel Trampolines Weather Cover
Upperbounce Economy Trampoline Weather Protection Cover
The Upperbounce Trampoline Protector is a UV-resistant cover that protects your trampoline from sunlight and poor weather. The double-sided polyethylene material protects all essential parts of your trampoline.
It is easily applied and removed thanks to S-hook connectors on elastic attachments that connect to the trampoline for a secure fit that can be removed in a matter of moments.
Upperbounce Trampoline Protectors come in a variety of sizes to protect almost any trampoline. Identify the shape of your trampoline and measure its longest dimension. That is the measurement you will use to identify the size you need. It may be as long as 16 feet or as little as eight feet or fewer.
Because of the elastic design, the cover can fit trampolines that are slightly below the designated size. If your trampoline is between measurements, choose the slightly larger Upperbounce Trampoline Protector.
The durable polyethylene fabric is laminated for water resistance. To prevent trouble from standing water, the material features draining facility holes. It is also 100 percent resistant to ultraviolet radiation.
The majority of users report that the Upperbound Trampoline Protector is easily attached to the trampoline. However, it is susceptible to wear and tear, and few users seem to make it longer than one season before needing to replace the cover. The cover comes with a 90-day warranty.
JumpSport Trampoline Weather Cover
The JumpSport Trampoline Weather Cover is meant to fit JumpSport and AlleyOOP trampolines. The covers are designed to fit the trampoline without having to remove JumpSport or AlleyOOP safety enclosures.
The JumpSport Trampoline Weather Cover can protect your trampoline from UV radiation and leaves, but it is not intended to protect against ice and snow. The cover uses a combination of Velcro and buckles to cover the trampoline securely.
This trampoline cover fits JumpSport’s rectangular and round trampoline models. Covers designed for the 12-foot and 14-foot round trampolines can fit without having to remove safety enclosures.
The JumpSport Trampoline Weather Cover is a polyester product that is PVC coated.
The PVC-coated polyester is based on the design of outdoor marine canvas. It repels water and UV rays, but it is not intended to use with ice and snow. The cover comes with a 90-day warranty.
Jumpking Laminated 15′ Round Trampoline Weather Cover
Jumpking is a maker of trampolines and trampoline accessories. Jumpking trampoline covers are made for specific Jumpking trampolines. We looked specifically at the 15-foot round cover made for Jumpking 15-foot trampolines with W or U-shaped legs.
You can adjust accordingly to whatever size Jumpking trampoline you have.
We reviewed the 15-foot trampoline weather cover, but Jumpking makes trampoline covers for specific Jumpking trampolines. You can purchase weather covers relative to your particular Jumpking trampoline.
Jumpking’s weather covers are made from polyester. They have attachable hooks designed to attach to your round Jumpking trampoline’s V-rings.
Users report the Jumpking weather cover is resistant to tears. Although the cover protects the trampoline from weather, some buyers complain that water collects and puddles on the cover.
Exacme Round Trampoline Frame Protection Weather and Rain Cover
The Exacme Round Trampoline Frame Protection Weather and Rain Cover helps protect your round trampoline from debris, UV rays, rain, and snow. It even promotes itself as a defense against sleet and snow.
Elastic straps with S-hooks help keep the cover securely covering the trampoline.
The Exacme trampoline cover comes in a range of sizes to protect round trampolines between 10 feet and 15 feet in diameter. Interestingly, the price range of the covers varies based on the size you choose.
This trampoline cover is constructed of durable, waterproof polyethylene material. It is UV resistant.
The cover is easily installed with elastic S-hooks, but any enclosure nets and poles must be disassembled to apply the cover. The cover does well repelling water and UV rays, although some water will puddle.
Propel Trampoline Club House Cover
While many trampoline covers are meant for protection, others are meant for fun. This is the case with the Propel Trampolines Club House Cover. Turn your trampoline into a bouncing clubhouse for kids with this fun cover.
The club house cover has a private zippered entrance that can be tied open along with three screened windows. The walls are weather resistant and feature troughs for draining rainwater.
The cover comes in a variety of colors and fits any Kinetic or Propel 12-foot trampolines.
The Propel Trampolines P12-6TT Trampoline Club House Cover is intended for any 12-foot Kinetic or Propel trampoline. However, a variety of styles and sizes are available for various Kinetic or Propel trampoline sizes and models.
The club house is constructed of polyester material that is waterproof and durable. It features moisture channels for drainage.
The clubhouse cover does not come with poles. It is intended for a trampoline that already has a security net in place. The one-piece unit is placed directly over the existing poles.
Users are consistently pleased with its durability and appeal to children, though some have complained that water can collect on the roof and bend the poles.
Skywalker Trampolines Weather Cover
Skywalker Trampolines Weather Covers come in a variety of sizes and shapes including rectangular trampolines, round trampolines, and even oval trampolines.
The covers use a strong and durable cord to stay securely affixed to the trampoline. Additional straps clip onto the trampoline’s V-rings.
An array of sizes and designs are available from Skywalker ranging from 8×14-foot rectangular trampolines to 12-foot round trampolines to 17-foot ovals and many in between.
Skywalker Trampolines Weather Covers are made of vinyl-coated PVC that is UV resistant. An elastic band is featured around the entire perimeter of the cover.
The elastic edge keeps the full trampoline covered, and any chance of the cover blowing off in bad weather is largely negated by the extra hooks. Drainage holes prevent water from puddling.
However, the cover is not meant for wintry off-seasons with a lot of snow and ice. The existing netting poles have to be removed to apply the cover.
Propel Trampolines Weather Cover
The Propel Trampolines Weather Cover is intended to shield your trampoline from UV rays, excessive heat, rain, and even snow. It is promoted as a year-round cover.
The cover uses draw-cords that remain tightly secured to the trampoline. It is intended for Propel trampolines but is compatible with some other brands.
We looked at a Propel Trampolines Weather Cover that is intended for any 12-foot Propel trampoline. However, a variety of styles and sizes are available for various Propel trampoline sizes and models.
The cover is made of a woven synthetic polymer that is UV resistant. Its weatherproof nature is billed to protect against rain and snow.
The Propel Trampolines Weather Cover is made of a useful and durable material, but the overwhelming opinion of users is that the drawstring design will not stay securely on the trampoline.
The Verdict on Trampoline Covers
At the conclusion of our trampoline cover review, we were still struggling to wrap our minds around the vast number of trampoline styles and sizes along with corresponding covers. Many covers, such as the Jumpking Laminated Round Trampoline Weather Cover, are excellent products, but they are limited to buyers who happen to have the corresponding brand of trampoline.
We approached our verdict looking for a durable, weather-resistant cover that could serve a large number of buyers. In the end, we gave our official thumbs-up to the Exacme Round Trampoline Frame Protection Weather and Rain Cover.
This cover comes in a variety of sizes to fit a large number of trampolines. We also appreciate its long-lasting, waterproof material. It is one of the few covers ready to protect against snow and sleet. The elastic S-hooks provide simple assembly and disassembly while also keeping the cover tightly in place.
While the Exacme cover is our first choice, it may not be yours. Every buyer has unique needs and preferences, but we hope this review gave you enough information to determine what cover might work for you.