Upper Bounce is a solid manufacturer and I wouldn’t consider it neither one of the best nor the worst. They have their flaws (like the enclosures that tend to break relatively easy) but have their vices as well (really easy assemby, bounce is good and high). It is decent and if you’ve set you eyes on it, don’t hesitate. There are some better alternatives, of course, but they are either more expensive or tend to be so much less fun. Enjoy!
Upper Bounce 10ft Trampoline
This is my absolute favorite 10ft trampoline 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 like no other 10ft does and that is a tested fact. So it is a 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 easy, 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 a 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 also available in different sizes.
Upper Bounce 12ft with enclosure
Upper Bounce has trampolines from 7.5 to 16ft, all under the same name, and it’s just a matter of size. That is good, because you know that what you’re getting is persistant across sizes – and what you get is actually great!
So, let’s start with basics: rust resistant frame and rust resistant steel springs along with UV resistant mat, safety enclosure and safety pad make this one qualified for outdoor usage for longer periods of time, while at the same time looking and feeling almost as new.
The safety pad has double rubber ties which makes it even safer to jump on, while at the same time holding really tight to springs, so there is practically no possibility of pinching. Jumping mat has 8-row stitching which in principle is to say to you that it is more durable than the others.
Manufacturer declares it for 330 pounds max weight and I think that it is really great as I have reviewed some bigger ones that had lower weight limits. This means that you could jump with your kids with no problem at all. That’s quality for you right there.
A little remark: safety enclosure tends to break easily so you’d want to watch out for that. Upper Bounce have the replacement one ready to buy, or you could buy an enclosure from another manufacturer (I talk about it here) if it comes to that. Also, the good thing about the enclosure is that it connects directly to the jumping mat, so while it is functional, it is doing a really good job of protecting you from falling down.
You can jump really high on this one, so beware of that – I wouldn’t suggest it for the absolute beginners. But the thrill you gain from it is amazing. Assembly of this one is really easy. You won’t be dissapointed!