I know your struggle. You have some space, but not too much space. You have kids, but not too big kids. You want a trampoline, but not the biggest one. You don’t want the small one either – why would you take a small one? That doesn’t make any sense…
So you take a measuring tape. You have exactly 10 ft to spare and want to make it a source of joy and fun. Or you have more space but decide to use the rest of the space for something else. That is alright as well. As long as you’re happy with your choice, I’m happy that I can help! Well, I helped my brother with the same problem as well. He decided on having 10-11 ft to spare, so I helped him find a trampoline. Because I’m a trampoline guy.
And then his friend wanted the same deal. And then my aunt wanted the same. Then, as the demand grew, I simply made my default suggestions for categories according to size, where I took into account budget, safety, jumping thrill, all of the necessary things for your backyard piece of joy. And I made a review here of my defaults just for you, dear reader.
So it’s right here. My favorite, best 10ft trampoline to buy and own. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do!
1. Upper Bounce 10ft Trampoline
This is my absolute favorite one because of a couple of things. First of all, it is really easy to assemble. Usually, when people say it is easy, they mean in comparison to other types, but this one is generally easy to assemble! It also has the usual stuff: rust resistant frame (to make it durable for outdoors, wind, sun, rain, snow etc.), safety mat and safety enclosure (or net). As far as its height goes, you won’t be needing stairs, or you will in case you have little kids. But I’d suggest going with other trampolines if you have little kids.
Why is that? Because this one provides bounce as no other 10ft does and that is a tested fact. So it is pure joy.
So, when it comes to safety, here are its characteristics: 330 pounds is a maximum weight load, it has double rubber ties over springs for added safety, safety net connects to the jumping mat which make it almost impossible to pinch yourselves on the springs and it is built for outdoors. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring it indoors, but I wouldn’t suggest it – there are other trampolines that are more indoor friendly.
Now, some problems my friends and family encountered in some time (which manufacturer won’t tell you about, of course): safety net isn’t the most durable on the market and the replacement is available, straps that hold safety mat are of somewhat bad quality so they can rip. Fortunately, you can fix that easily, with some glue, or just sew in something stronger. It should take you around 10 minutes to do so and around $5. Not a big deal.
Nothing is perfect, of course, and this trampoline is no exception. Don’t overlook the flaws, but wage it as this one has really great potential when it comes to fun, which is why I suggest it all the time. Those issues I described are minor, but they exist, so just keep that in mind. All in all, this is my first recommendation. It is available in a lot of different sizes, so check it out.
2. Skywalker 10ft
This one is my second favorite for a couple of obvious reasons, first of all being its weight limit. On the box, it says that it is a 175 pounds max and although I tend to take these precautions very seriously, I managed to find out that it can hold about 200 pounds. I wouldn’t go above it.
It is a really solid and stable thing, rust-resistant frame and 64 rust-resistant springs and everything you need to make a trampoline work – classical Skywalker thing.
The safety net is attached directly to the jumping mat, which is a bonus safety feature (in my knowledge, only these two I reviewed here have this feature out of all 10ft trampolines). Also, it isn’t really tall, so you won’t be needing any ladders for this one as well.
Instructions for the assembly are a little unclear and a bit confusing, so I suggest reading all of them first before starting the assembly process. Also, I recommend taking two persons for this job because at some points you will need an extra hand.
It is exactly 10ft in diameter, which makes around 8.5ft of jumping mat space and the rest are springs and the frame. This is obviously important when you’re dealing with a small space.
Although I do like the first one better because it is more fun, this one doesn’t have the issues with the net that the first one has. So, if you mind messing with the product once you assemble it, go with this one. You won’t be disappointed!