Size matters, especially if your house isn’t the biggest place there is. So we all start thinking about the small, functional stuff. I’d like folding chairs, folding this, folding that… Heck, I’d fold my bed if I could, just to save space.
I’ve been there. Today I have the luxury of living in a cozy house, but it wasn’t always like that. There were some different times.
But I never refused to give up on thing I love doing and things that bring extra happiness in my life – and one of them is a trampoline. I grew up on them. I love jumping on them. I love those moments of free falling, that brief sense of freedom. It was my way of coping with bigger problems in life.
But when you’re short on space, you tend to sacrifice things. However, there’s a solution – you just buy smaller things. So you can buy a smaller trampoline. Smaller also means cheaper. Pretty neat, right?
Now, you probably don’t like the idea of things being too small. I mean, a 6ft trampoline is so small it’s exclusively for kids. So, you want to pick a bigger one, something you could enjoy as well, but still small? Or you’d just like some more space for your kids? Well, below is the 8ft trampoline review – the very best 8ft trampoline.
8ft in diameter is usually enough to fit two kids. Enjoy your reading and I hope you like it!
1. Skywalker 8-Feet Round Trampoline
Skywalker trampolines usually are gold – they offer the best value for the money, they fit into the budget and they have some pretty important basic safety measures. This one comes with a safety enclosure and safety pad. The net connects directly to the mat, which is Skywalker exclusive, so nobody will be able to pinch themselves on springs.
It supports up to 175 pounds of bouncers, so it should be enough for two kids as long as they fit into that weight limit. Of course, the weight limit is there for your safety.
This one isn’t really high so you won’t need a ladder for it. It isn’t foldable, which means it is meant to be assembled and left like that. Now, the assembly isn’t really that hard, a friend of mine did it all by herself while she was pregnant, although it wouldn’t hurt if you have somebody to help you. It isn’t a two-man job as bigger trampolines are, but it still helps.
Now, if your wish is to take this indoors, your wish can be granted. If you can fit it, of course. The only thing I’d suggest is that you wrap some paddings (pick your best) around the legs in order to not damage the floor. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
All in all, a decent trampoline, not for a really high bounce, indoors friendly, unfoldable, budget-friendly. I loved this one while we had it!
2. Pure Fun 8ft Trampoline
As we said, Skywalker has some decent safety measures taken. But if you need more than that, maybe you’d like to consider buying this one. Pure Fun really made this one a solid choice, but it comes at a little bigger price tag than the Skywalker.
The frame is made with strong iron tubing and it has 8 balance points – which provides for better stability of the whole trampoline. Safety enclosure includes sewn-in elastic straps so that it not only protects you or your kids, but it also provides more fun. The padding over the springs is of really good quality so you don’t have to worry about pinching.
It is really easy to assemble. Almost as easy as the last one. Still, I’d recommend two persons for the job (and some buffer time, around an hour or two).
Take this into account – poles which carry safety net are a little weak. All my friend who bought this had this problem. I know you’d like everything to work once you pay for it, but nothing is perfect. Luckily, there is an easy solution for this – simply buy PVC tubes and put them instead of the poles you got with your trampoline. It’s that easy.
It supports up to 175 pounds at once. Steel springs are of a much higher quality, so they provide a lot more bouncing potential than the other trampolines in this category.
So it is meant to be a source of pure fun, as the name of the company implies, and it is also as safe as a trampoline with springs can be. Just watch for those poles and you’ll be fine – and ready to let your kids play for the years to come.
If you liked my reviews of you think they aren’t really that good, feel free to contact me and tell me what you think!
Image Credit: Matt Northam on Flickr.