Reviews of the best Trampolines and Rebounders!

Trampolines are For Everyone

Personally, I can never trust a person who doesn’t smile while jumping on a trampoline. It’s just so much fun. Anybody who says trampolines are for kids are obviously secretly nazi agents who do not understand the concept of fun. Trampolines and Rebounders are a great way to relax, not only that, it has great health benefits as well.

The Health benefits are as follows:
  1. Studies show that 30 minutes of rebounding can increase cardio vascular health (the gains are right in line with other exercise like jogging).
  2. Rebounding has shown to increase leg strength and upper core strength. So much so that gymnastic coaches have started to include these in their athletes’ exercise regimen.
  3. It is also seen that because jumping around in a trampoline is so much fun, the perceived effort is lower. For the same amount of exertion you feel less tired and fresher. This is especially important for older people who tire more easily.

However, as with everything, there are still risks to trampolines and rebounders. As you are bouncing around, you are more prone to shin splints and dislocated joints. It is also possible (if you’re not careful) to completely fall off and break something. One must keep that in mind, safety first. It’s ok to have fun, but always be careful about it.

ToP 10 of the Best Rebounders and Trampolines of 2017

#1 JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 250

Very few activities are more fun than jumping around on a trampoline. Yet few realize that just as much as the fun factor, rebounders and trampolines are an excellent source of fitness and promoter of wellness. They're ideal for the entire family since the adults and kids can both partake in the exuberant and fun activity. They can effectively help a person lose weight, stay fit, and even help to relax the mind and body at the end of a long day.

One of the best rebounders on the market is the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 250 that can be loads of fun and a great friend to your fitness routines at home or in the office. Some of our favorite features of this rebounder includes the High quality deep bounce, which provides superior performance when compared with other brands, and the EnduroLast-2 bungees that provide a smooth stretching feeling and last much longer.

The easy-to-adjust bounce tension allows you customize this rebounder for your individual weight and performance needs. The arched legs, which are a prominent feature for JumpSport trampolines, provide unmatched stability and safety making your routines stress free and significantly quieter.

Overall here's how we view the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 250:

PROS

  • 8mm cord diameter
  • 1030 square inches of exercise area
  • Adjustable bounce tension
  • Designed and made in the USA

CONS

  • Non Folding
  • Bungees start wearing after a year of daily use

#2 JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 220

The reason why many joggers and runners have added rebounding to their weekly routines is because it offers a full body exercise that can be adjusted to your fitness level, it is a lower impact on your joints and back, and can be done in your home at your convenience while providing a safe workout away from the harsh outdoor elements. Another benefit of rebounding is the higher burn of calories than traditional jogging.

Looking at the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 220 we're really impressed by the design as well as by the smoothness of the rebounding. As soon as you start you'll notice the quality of this American built rebounder and why we rank it amongst the best rebounders in its category. The 220 model is the smaller version of the 250 with 882 square inches of rebound area. Its 30 Patented EnduroLast-2 bungees give it a very highly rated bounce quality. Even when club tested, the JumpSport Fitness 220 performed admirably with over 1 million smooth bounces.

Since the 220's surface is smaller it's extremely practical to have the integrated Permatron skirt that covers the cords for added safety as well as adding over 50% more space for your exercises. Just like its bigger versions, the JumpSport Fitness 220 allows the user to select the individual tension for added comfort and intensity.

Overall here's how we view the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 220:

PROS

  • 8mm cord diameter
  • 882 square inches of exercise area
  • Adjustable bounce tension
  • Designed and made in the USA

CONS

  • Non Folding

#3 Half Fold CELLERCISER® Kit (Rebounder)

Do you stay fit? How do you do it? Have you tried a rebounder routine? Exercising on a trampoline will strengthen your cardio, improve circulation, greatly stimulate the lymphatic system, improve coordination, and will also help slow the effects of aging while reducing stress, and benefits children with learning disabilities and cystic fibrosis. This is the main reason why rebounders have gained such popularity in the market.

From the first glance, this rebounder will impress you with its high-quality and high-strength and a very durable design. We do recommend that new users purchase the balance bar until you are comfortable with the firm bounce. The fact that it's folding is a great feature however it does add to the noise level. It takes only seconds to set up and then put back underneath your bed or sofa.

This is one of the best rebounders in the spring genre for which the main advantage over the bungee cords is resistance to wear and tear. 

However, it is not advisable to use the spring area for your exercise. It is to be noted that given the spring construction of this rebounder, the surface tension is not adjustable, thus limiting the surface available for your daily fitness routines.

The main advantage of the spring models over the bungee cords is a much higher weight rated performance. In the case of the Half Fold Cellerciser, this model is rated up to 300 pounds.

Overall here's how we view the Half Fold CELLERCISER:

PROS

  • Folds in half
  • Triple-Tiered Tapered springs
  • 620 squared inches of exercise area
  • 5-year warranty

CONS

  • 5-year warranty
  • A bit on the expensive side
  • Surface tension not adjustable

#4 Needak Soft-Bounce Non-Folding Rebounder

If you ever felt pain in your knees, or pain in any of the articulations used for running and jogging, then you've definitely thought about low impact exercising. Exercising on a trampoline just like swimming and biking is a lower impact form of fitness that offers the same level of cardio training and yet minimizes impact on joints. This is the main reason why rebounders have become so popular in the off-season for runners and joggers and even professional squash players.

The Needak Soft-Bounce is amongst the top rated models for the 40-inch diameter category. This great rebounder is made and designed in the United States and comes with a lifetime warranty for the frame. Just like any other springs based model it is slightly noisier than its rivals with bungee cords for the added benefit of higher wear and tear resistance. They are also higher rated as far as weight tolerance.

The industrial grade polypropylene mat is at the same time durable and provides a smooth bounce feeling.

One of the nicer features we found in this model is the replaceable clevis pins that can greatly extend the life of this product. The foldable legs make it easy to store and truly place the Needak amongst the top of the best rebounders list.

Overall here's how we view the Needak Soft-Bounce Non-Folding rebounder:

PROS

  • Folding legs
  • Music wire springs
  • 620 squared inches of exercise area
  • Lifetime warranty on the frame

CONS

  • Noisier compared to corded models
  • A bit on the expensive side

#5 Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline

When looking at trampoline and rebounders, is just as important to look at the high-end models as well as the lower end. In this manner one gets a complete sense of the spectrum and range of products available on the market today. The price is not always a good indicator of what constitutes a good, a medium or a cheap product. With so many manufacturers on the market that have inspired each other, the quality of products has definitely gone up.

This is definitely the case for the stamina 36 inch folding trampoline, which definitely uses thinner steel frame than it's higher and competitors, and yet achieves a similar level of stability and identical results. Upon closer inspection, the five-legged rebounder is just as stable as the six-legged models. Each leg of the stamina 36 is capped with black rubber tips giving it more stability as well as reducing noise.

Where we do see a difference in quality in thisrebounder is in themat, which seems less rugged than higher-priced models. This is definitely not a problem for the occasional user however; we would not recommend this model for multiple users within the same household. The best feature of this model is by far how quiet is compared to spring models.

Overall here's how we view the Stamina 36-inch Folding Trampoline:

PROS

  • Folding legs
  • 1220 squared inches of exercise area
  • CHEAP!
  • Very Quiet compared to spring models

CONS

  • Only 1 year of warranty

#6 Sunny Health & Fitness 40" Foldable Trampoline

We can say that a trampoline is just as personalized as the pair of shoes, however the analogy is not that far-fetched. Once you've been bitten by the rebounding bug, it's definitely very hard to stop. However, not all of us have the luxury of having our rebounder of choice with us at all times. When travelling and staying in hotels you definitely have to get adjusted to the trampolines available at the local gym. This is one of the main reasons why being familiar with multiple models can help you in keeping up with your routines regardless where you're found.

We've definitely found the Sunny Health & Fitness 40" to be very popular in hotel gyms. This is a very sturdy model and many of its fans have sworn by it for years. As a rebounder it is larger than similar priced models which provides a more comfortable exercise platform. Once assembled not many users complain about the Sunny. In our tests however, we did find the springs to be noisier than similar size models.

We would definitely recommend this model for beginner rebounders especially since most vendors include the support bar with the rebounder. The support bar is truly an essential tool for beginner rebounders who are not yet comfortable with routines without the added support. Priced around the $55 mark makes the sunny truly one of the best rebounders at the entry level.

PROS

  • Great for beginners!
  • 1220 squared inches of exercise area
  • CHEAP!
  • Removable Legs

CONS

  • Only 1 year of warranty
  • Noisy springs!

#7 Stamina InTone Oval Jogger

It's not entirely scientific the reasoning behind why rebounders have made such a strong comeback in the last few years after almost dropping completely off the grid in the 1990s. Yet here they are! Today's rebounders are light, stable, rugged, and still a fun activity for anyone looking for good cardio with no impact on joints.

The Stamina InTone Oval Jogger is one of the best rebounders in the entry to mid-level trampolines. With this model one of the most distinguishing features is the integrated monitor.

It tracks your workout time your jump frequency total number of jumps and the calories burned. This is a feature that is not found even in much higher priced models.

Given its oval form, the Stamina InTone Oval Jogger is much roomier than other round rebounders. A blue line on the mat is a great visual reference especially for beginner rebounders keeping you dead centre for the duration of your workout. With pricing under $80 and including a full workout DVD, it's no wonder that the Stamina has some of the best rebounder reviews.

PROS

  • Integrated Monitor
  • Steel Construction, Very Sturdy
  • 1100 squared inches of exercise area
  • Great Price
  • Removable Legs

CONS

  • Only 1 year of warranty
  • Harder to fold
  • May feel a little stiff given its sturdiness

#8 Pure Fun Mini Rebounder Trampoline

Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is true for trampolines and rebounders as well. The entry-level rebounders allow you to try out this low impact form of fitness without breaking the bank.

The Pure Fun 38-inch mini trampoline is made out of steel which gives it a higher strength and resilience especially compared with similar price models. This rebounder has five non-detachable legs and the mat is held by springs which in turn are covered with an elastic cover that is perfect for preventing injuries.

Since this rebounder fits more into the entry-level, it would be definitely better suited for children and adolescents.

In tests this trampoline has not held up as well as higher-priced models, with some spring tears as well as mat scoffs especially for heavier users.

Even if you're considering a higher-priced trampoline, the Pure Fun Mini can be a great purchase and one of the best rebounders for users under 200 pounds. Priced around the $40 mark this model is definitely one to be considered as best bang for your buck.

PROS

  • Big and roomy
  • Made of steel making it sturdy and safe
  • Cheap price

CONS

  • Quality issues of the springs
  • Not Foldable
  • Noisy

#9 Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder

Instead of going to gym, quite a few people choose indoor fitness equipment as a viable option. And there's quite a choice of equipment available on the market today. Looking at rebounders and their many benefits, the Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder will merit your consideration. It features a smart electronic fitness monitor, and thus becoming a great companion on your road to a healthier life.

The Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder is of round shape and has a variety of colors among its different components. For instance, the mat is black, the tubes are blue, and the frame is gray and has a blue optic border. One of its great benefits is that it's surprisingly compact in design. As a result, you could find it extremely convenient as far as movement and storage. You can easily take this rebounder from room to room or even to the garden for outdoor workouts.

It comes with two resistance bands with attached padded handles to add an upper body workout to your trampoline routine. The above-mentioned exercise monitor tracks jumps per minute, workout time, total jumps, and calories burned. Some people have reported the monitor does not work properly. It is easy to assemble, and as one of the less expensive trampolines it is a good value.

PROS

  • Easy to assemble
  • Good value for the price
  • Compact Design
  • Smart fitness monitor

CONS

  • Monitor Issues
  • Not Foldable

#10 Impex Fitness Marcy Cardio Trampoline Trainer

The Impex Fitness Marcy Cardio Trampoline Trainer is great for the skeletal system and increasing bone mass. Rebounding is also twice as effective as running but without the extra stress on the ankles and knees. This mini trampoline has a weight limit of 250lbs.

This is one of the best rebounders for the money, and has 6 detachable legs and a metal frame. The jumping mat attaches to the frame via bungee bands. The 6 legs also come with rubber tip, this ensures that your floor will not be scratched or damaged by the rebounder.

This mini trampoline can also be folded in four sections for storage. Although if you are using it a few times a week, you will probably leave it assembled as folding it away is not as simple as it should be.

The Impex Fitness Marcy Cardio Trampoline Trainer is a great rebounder for someone who is looking to upgrade his or her starter rebounder. So if you have been rebounding regularly and think you are ready to get a more serious rebounder then this is the rebounder for you.

PROS

  • Great for regular use
  • Great Price
  • Easy Storage

CONS

  • Users have complained about the assembly which is harder than they thought.
  • Not very good in the long term
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