by maipham

July 24, 2020

As I was listening to a song played by Maroon 5, “This summer is gonna hurt like a motherf’’ker”, I wondered if they hate summer or something. Or summer hates them. Or something is definitely gonna hurt in summer.

I still don’t know why. But summer will not hurt (so much), especially for kids.

If you have a beautiful garden and are looking for a way to entertain your kids during this summer, or during this unbelievable pandemic, you might think of finding the best 8ft trampoline with enclosure.

Jumping on a trampoline is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and play hard in a safe environment (as long as trampoline safety rules are strictly followed).

The best 8ft trampoline with enclosure is at the right size so that it fits small to medium gardens but won’t look out of place in large gardens. And it doesn’t hurt your wallet so much (maybe this is the reason that Maroon 5 predicts the pain?)

In this article, to pain-proof your bank while making sure your kids are safe, I will introduce you to a list of best 8ft trampolines with enclosures.

The Best 8ft Trampoline With Enclosure For A Tiny Garden

First off, how to select the best 8ft trampoline with enclosure?

Which size do you want?

There are many trampoline sizes out there, ranging from small to extra large. Small trampoline is around 8ft while the extra-large is around 14ft. However, in this article, we will only review some of the best 8ft trampolines with enclosure.

An 8ft trampoline is around 243cm, 2.43m, or 8ft in diameter, including the enclosure. Depending on how many kids you have, how many people are going to jump on the trampoline at once, you can decide the trampoline size you want. 

If you have 5 kids with different ages and all of them want to get on the trampoline, then maybe 8ft is quite small for the big kids.

Remember, an 8ft trampoline is generally good for children from 5 to 10 years old. If your kid is more than 10 years old, you should look at a bigger trampoline. And even if they are quite big, you should always supervise them while they are on it.

How Much Space Do You Have

Now that you already know which size to go for, then the next question is, is that size good for your garden?

Go to your garden and find a suitable place to put the trampoline. To find out this sweet spot, make sure there are no obstacles that might cause injuries or risks. The obstacles can be a tree nearby, a wall, some decoration things in your garden, a spiky bush, or a road within 2 to 3 meters of that spot.

Remember, even with an enclosure, there is a small risk that your kid jumps so high that he bounces out of the trampoline. Make sure there is no risk around the area he might land.

Once you find out that sweet spot, get a tape and measure your desired spot, how large it is, and after you put the trampoline in it, can it meet the minimum distance requirement (2 - 3 meters away from any obstacle)?

How much weight can an 8ft trampoline hold?

Depending on the manufacturer’s materials used to make the trampoline, the weight limit of 8ft trampolines varies. Some can hold a maximum of 75kg while others can even hold up to 150kg.

Even a trampoline can hold very heavyweight and your kids are skinny, NEVER allow 2 kids to get in the trampoline at once. 

Jumping up and down is fun, yes, but you totally depend on gravity. And once gravity takes control, there is nothing you can do to change how and where you go down. You don’t want one of your kid lands on top of the other kid’s arm or leg and break something.

Best 8ft trampolines with enclosure

Skywalker Trampolines 8-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Enclosure Net– Basketball Trampoline

Is this the trampoline that comes from the series Star War? Thankfully it is not. Or at least, it is safe enough so it will not make your kids bounce to the sky.

This trampoline features a patented No-Gap enclosure system to eliminate gaps between the enclosure net and the jumping surface. This helps to protect kids from pinch points and openings. 

What’s more, the enclosure system has foam-padded poles to increase its stability and the woven net has a dual zipper and clip closure for more safety. In terms of safety, this Skywalker trampoline meets all ASTM standards.

Not only an ordinary trampoline, but this is also a mini sports field. It includes a slam dunk basketball hoop that is made of soft and safe materials.

They also offer a 3-year limited warranty on the frame and 1-year limited warranty on all other materials.

What other parents think: pros

Many parents love this trampoline as it comes with a basketball hoop, so it is a bonus in the game. Especially with a tiny garden that they cannot host any game, now a great trampoline is in it and so is all the fun.

What other parents think: cons

The assembling is quite time consuming and the instruction is quite tricky for some parents. Some people commented that they even have to try several times to get it assembled right.

Some parents complained that even the basketball hoop is a good idea in theory, in practice, they cannot play a single game in it as it keeps falling apart.

Springfree Trampoline | 8 10 11 13ft | Oval Round Square | Springless Trampolines with Safety Enclosure, Basketball Hoop and Ladder

When it comes to safety, a Springfree trampoline is one of the best 8ft trampoline with enclosure that I found. 

Springfree trampoline is exactly how they call themselves: there are no springs. They use flexible composite rods instead of springs, which lie beneath the trampoline jumping surface out of harm’s way. The metal frame is hidden and there are no hard edges that your little jumper can land on. It features a flexible safety enclosure that cushions jumpers and prevents falls while the flexible net rods remove the need for hard metal poles.

What’s more, once assembling it, you don’t have to put it away. You can freely leave it outside all year round as it has a double powder-coated galvanized steel frames, UV resistant nets and mats, and composite fiberglass rods.

They offer a 10 years warranty on all parts. This is the longest warranty of trampolines that I found.

What other parents think: pros

The trampoline is solid, very sturdy, and built to last. The bouncing is smooth, no creaking sound at all. The net is robust and provides great support.

What other parents think: cons

The assembling part is hard and troublesome. The direction is not clear and easy to follow, making it time-consuming to assemble it. It is an expensive item but some parts are not really in their best use, especially the basketball hoop, which is a little wonky for some.

Although they said that they cover a 10 years warranty, it really is not that clear to identify when it is covered and when it is not. If it is defective that it is covered, but if you use it for a few years and then the net wears out, you have to buy a replacement yourself!

SkyBound Atmos 8 ft Trampoline with Full Enclosure Net System

This SkyBound trampoline features a high density, UV resistant concave safety enclosure net, and foam padded safety enclosure poles. The trampoline has 8 feet that can pivot and rotate, allowing you to use it on uneven surfaces. However, just to be safe, I do not recommend doing so.

It meets all ASTM safety requirements and the manufacturer offers 10 years warranty on the frame.

What other parents think: pros

The trampoline takes up little space. Unlike others, the assembling job is not as hard. It is very affordable and makes a great kid trampoline.

What other parents think: cons

Some people complained that there is no basketball loop in the trampoline, which reduces the fun and playing option.

Exacme 8 Foot Outdoor Round Trampoline with Enclosure for Kids High Weight Limit, TUV Approved 6180-T8

The Exacme trampoline also features the No Gap jumping with a 0.6-inch thick foam pad to prevent your little jumpers from falling through the springs or hurting themselves.

In general, this is the basic and ordinary trampoline. There is no basketball loop and the poles are straight. However, sometimes simple equals good.

This Exaceme trampoline meets all TUV safety and quality requirements. They offer a 3-year limited warranty, and a 1-year warranty for the jumping mat, net, safety pad, and springs.

What other parents think: pros

The trampoline is very sturdy and simple. 

What other parents think: cons

The assembling is quite difficult for some parents, even after they read and follow the instructions.

The verdict

I hope now you have an idea which one is the best 8ft trampoline with enclosure for your kids, for your wallet and for your backyard.

Just make sure you strictly follow the safety instruction and always supervise your kids while they play in it.

Let’s make this summer not hurt like a motherf’cker.

About the author 

Mai Pham

Mai Pham discovered her passion for writing a few years ago and she never stop thinking about it ever since. She finally took the leap and created Live a Worthy Life to brag about her smart ass (mainly just for fun). Enjoyed the fun writing brings, now with her new interest in everything-baby-related, she created Mommy Instinct, to tell mamas that it's ok that they mess up, that they don't know what the hell they are doing, and that it's okay to sit back and relax for a while.

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